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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 Achieves Impressive Results on ACT Exam

Each year high school students across the nation take the ACT exam to begin the process of furthering their education. This exam is considered a college readiness assessment, or a standardized test used for high school achievement and college admissions. Students are tested in English, Math, Reading, and Science. Several test dates are available throughout the year, and the test is typically taken by students in their junior year. This exam reports success for students in terms of personal results; however, ACT also gathers results for the nation, each state, and individual school districts. (read more)

 

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Board Approved Referendum Resolutions

The Ripon Board of Education unanimously approved three referendum resolutions calling for the election of proposed borrowing for the purpose of paying the cost of construction additions and updating curriculum and technology. Two referendum questions will appear on the ballot:
 

  • Question 1 requests permission to borrow funds not to exceed $29.1 million for renovating and remodeling the high school to create a combined middle school and high school on one campus; demolishing the current middle school to convert the space into a parking lot and tennis courts; undertaking safety, security and other improvements at the elementary schools; and acquiring the necessary furnishing fixtures;
  • Question 2 requests the continuation of the existing $500,000 operational referendum for the 2015-2016 school year through 2020-2021 for non-recurring purposes consisting of updating curriculum, updating technology, performing maintenance and replacing vehicles.

The School Board further specified the referendum be held on the next regularly scheduled primary or election day, which is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.  

 

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Fourteen new teachers began three days of orientation this week. In addition to learning about curriculum, instruction and assessment, they met with district administration and their mentors. The teachers took a tour of Ripon and visited the Ripon College campus where they were officially welcomed by President Zack Messitte and Rally.

 

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Members of the RHS Outdoors Club assisted the Otter Street Fishing Club with their annual kids fisheree. About 300 young anglers ages 3 to 12 along with their families fished in Memorial Park in Oshkosh recently. Many prizes were given out to anglers. This event is free to all children that registered. RHS students manned the concession stand, worked the weigh in/bait table, and walked the grounds helping children with various fishing tasks. Organizers of the event praised the high school students as being extremely helpful and patient. (More photos on Facebook)