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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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Ripon Area School District Announces Next RHS/Lumen Principal and Assistant Principal

Following multiple days of interviews, the high school principal selection committee recommended Randy Hatlen as the clear choice for the next Ripon High School and Lumen Charter High School Principal and Bill Kinziger as the next Ripon High School and Lumen Charter High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. The Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendations at a special meeting on August 4, 2015. (Click to read more)

 

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Selection Committee Unanimously Recommends Rick Bunge
as next RMS/Catalyst Principal

Following two days of interviews, the middle school principal selection committee has unanimously recommended Rick Bunge for the principal position at Ripon Middle School and Catalyst Charter Middle School.  This recommendation will be brought to the School Board on August 4, 2015, for their approval. Following the established timeline, a Meet and Greet event with Mr. Bunge will be held on Wednesday, July 29 for staff, parents, students, and community members from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the RMS Media Center. Refreshments will be served. (Read More)

 

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Dear Parents,

The collective leadership of the Ripon Area School District, many of whom have children and grandchildren that are district students, regrets the implication made in the recent local news article regarding the investigation and eventual expulsion of two students involved in a sale of marijuana on the school grounds and unfounded insinuation that a third student received preferential treatment during the investigation.

RASD reminds the community that all district students possess legal rights while attending school and district-related events; the sources of these rights are state and federal law and school board policy.  These rights and protections cannot be legally bypassed to make it, as the article quotes Police Chief Dave Lukoski as stating, “a lot easier [for law enforcement] to follow up on this case.” (Continue reading)

 

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Active learning has been happening in all grade levels during summer school sessions. Students have enjoyed helping others, developing musical talents or practicing cooking skills. Clay, crafts, bubbles, and robots offered opportunities for creative fun. (More photos on Facebook)