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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RHS Musical Go-Go Beach
Performances will take place Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:00 pm, and a Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm. Seeing this show is a great way to spend time on a very cold weekend!
Ripon had nine students participate in the Fox Valley Math League Math Meet on Monday, February 8, 2016. The meet was hosted by Appleton Xavier High School. One student earned a 5th place medal in the senior division at the meet.They have one final meet for the season and it falls on March 14 (pi day)! Congratulations!
Student representatives from RMS and RHS joined Dr. Mary Whitrock and Steve Carmody from CG Schmidt to place a time capsule in the new STEM wing of the future combined middle school and high school. The capsule contained items from both schools, historical information about the district, and the referendum which voters supported to bring the project from a dream to reality. Some fun pop culture items were also included such as a plastic Coke bottle, a Keurig single serve coffee pod, Ripon Tiger memorabilia, a discarded IPhone, and Post-It Notes. Following the time capsule ceremony, Dr. Whitrock gave the students a personal tour of the work being done in the building. (More photos on Facebook)
The Murray Park/Quest Student Council was concerned about the victims of the recent fires in Ripon. They decided to do a Stuff the Bucket coin donation drive at school the weeks before winter break. Through the generosity of the student body, they were able to raise $106. 85. The Student Council presented the check to Ripon Fire Department Chief Saul on Wednesday, January 27th at their monthly meeting.
Chief Saul shared his thanks and pride in how children can make a difference. He said the donations would be given to victims who need to replace items lost in the fires including groceries, clothing, and much more. (More photos on Facebook)
Ripon had 21 students attend the annual JV Math Meet hosted by Chilton High School as part of the Fox Valley Math League on Monday, January 25, 2016. Students compete against other schools in the Fox Valley in teams of five. Ripon took first place in the small school division! (Read more on Facebook)
Our thanks to those who were able to join us for the Community Tour on Monday. It was a chilly day but we were comfortably warm inside the new facilities at RHS/RMS! We toured the new gym and locker rooms, RHS commons area, several classrooms in the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) wing as well as the new RHS offices and community room. More tours will be offered in the future. (Videos and Photos on Facebook)
Ripon Area School District released local results for Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams taken during the 2014-15 school year that showed higher results than students statewide.
Ripon Area School District assessed students in Grades 3-8 on the Badger Exam or the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). The DLM is an alternate assessment given to Wisconsin students with severe cognitive disabilities and is used in Grades 3 through 11. Among those students, 60.2 percent of students were proficient or advanced in English language arts compared to 51.2 percent at the state level. In mathematics, 52.7 percent of Ripon Area School District students were proficient or advanced compared to 43.7 percent statewide. (Read More)