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Quest Elementary School offers a dynamic, hands-on, project-based learning environment for 200 students in grades 3-5 in the Ripon Area School District. Quest students are learners who thrive in collaborative, interdisciplinary learning environments and are afforded an opportunity to delve into the exciting world of interactive, inquiry-based project learning. Their learning is enhanced through designing projects that explore personal, real-life issues which students collaboratively share with peers and teacher/facilitators. Community showcase events provide a forum for project presentations.  Autonomous charter school governance attends to the daily operations of Quest Elementary School. Parents and community members, along with educators, utilize democratic decision making to guide the Quest Governance Council as it leads the school in its mission to benefit students, parents and the community.

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Tom Stellmacher received recognition on Monday, Jan. 19 for his 30 consecutive years of service to the Ripon Area School District Board of Education since his election in 1984. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards also honored Tom at the State Education Convention in Milwaukee Thursday, Jan. 22. During Tom's service on the Board, referendums passed for the construction of both Murray Park Elementary and Barlow Park Elementary, major upgrades to the athletic facilities at Ingalls Field, and most recently, the additions and renovations to the combined middle and high school.  (continue reading/more photos)
 
 

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Ripon Area District Spelling Bee

Sixteen students in grades 5-8 recently competed in the annual District Spelling Bee. Congratulations to the three students who won the Bee and will now advance to the regional competition, which will be held in North Fond du Lac in February.  Congratulations to all who participated in this event. (more Facebook photos)

 

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The District will host a Facilities Update Session on January 26 at 6:00 p.m. in RHS room 167. There will be an opportunity for the entire community to hear about the steps that have been taken since the passing of the referendum in November, see the most recent facilities design, and learn about the next steps in the planning process. Community members are encouraged to attend to ask questions regarding the facilities plan. The final design layout will be approved by the Board at the February 16 School Board Meeting with construction set to begin in April.

 

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The 1st Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dinner was held on January 12, 2015.  Twenty-five people from the business community joined the CTE teachers and various administrators to enjoy a meal prepared by the Foods 3 students in our FCE program and engage in conversations that will hopefully lead to partnership with RHS and businesses in our community. (More photos on Facebook)

 

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Students at Barlow Park Elementary and Journey Charter School attended our Annual Holiday Sing-a-Long on December 23rd.  Students, staff, family and friends enjoyed the performances of the RHS Men's Jazz Ensemble and the Cantabile Women's Choir.  The event concluded with an opportunity for everyone to sing a few of our holiday favorites! (more photos on Facebook)

 

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Staff Travel to See Newly Renovated Schools

Middle school, high school, and district staff members joined Dan Davis of CG Schmidt and architect Nick Kent of Plunkett Raysich to tour newly renovated schools in Franklin, Brookfield, Brown Deer, and Beloit. The intent of the tours was to learn about the design of current instructional spaces. Staff from
RASD, as well as Dan and Nick, are reading Blueprint for Tomorrow: Redesigning Schools for Student-Centered Learning by Prakash Nair. The book distinguishes student-centered schools from traditional teacher-centered schools. Four design principles for schools are listed as: be welcoming (safe, nurturing, encouraging good citizenship); be versatile (agile and personalized); support varying and specific learning activities (multiple learning settings); and send positive messages (about identity and behavior). (More information & images on Facebook)