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Robotics members Andrew Day, left, and Daniel Zimmerman construct a metal tool cart to house the team’s tools and parts for its robot.
Robotics members Andrew Day, left, and Daniel Zimmerman construct a metal tool cart to house the team’s tools and parts for its robot.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:40 AM
To garner interest in robots and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, David Hickman with Alliance Laundry Systems partnered with the Ripon High School to create the high school's first robotics team. 
  • A future for robots: RHS partners with Alliance Laundry Systems to create new robotics team
    To garner interest in robots and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, David Hickman with Alliance Laundry Systems partnered with the Ripon High School to create the high school's first robotics team. 
  • Music in our schools: concert showcases district musicians
    Students in the Fifth Grade Choir, Ripon Middle School band and choir, and Ripon High School band and choir performed en masse last week for the annual Music in Our Schools concert in the Ripon High School gym.
  • Half-million-dollar deficit forecast for Ripon School District
    Once again this spring, the Ripon Area School District expects it will have to slash hundreds of thousands of dollars from next school year’s budget to break even.
  • School Board candidates square off
    Though the four candidates for the Ripon Area School Board seemed to have similar stances on several issues facing the Ripon Area School District — such as keeping the fine arts and mental health — the candidates don’t agree on everything.
  • Parents receive overview of online Odyssey Academy
    Ripon Area School District parents were given an opportunity last week to better understand how their children may go to school theoretically without leaving their homes at an Odyssey Academy informational meeting.
  • Under the Sea: where winter ceases to be
    BRAVE and 4-year-old preschool hosted an “Under the Sea”-themed outreach night last week Tuesday at the Barlow Park Elementary/Journey Charter schools, offering crafts at each table in the cafeteria.
  • Chinese students will visit Ripon during 2nd international camp
     During Tuesday’s Curriculum & Instruction Planning Committee meeting, Curriculum Director Chrissy Damm explained the school district decided to expand its international program.
  • Off-the-job training for STRIVE
    Students from Ripon, Markesan and Crossroads high schools — all members of Ripon Rotary Club’s STRIVE program — visited Ripon Printers Tuesday morning.
  • School Board still worried about club idea
    "What is our mission?"  The answer to that question for Ripon School Board members may determine whether they accept the Boys & Girls Club’s recent proposal.
  • Pride in the eyes: Journey Charter hosts Gallery Walk
    Kindergarten through second-grade students exhibited the projects they completed using the Buck Institute for Educations’s project-based learning mode last week Thursday Journey Charter School’s Gallery Walk.
  • Ripon College panelists cite stigma as major 
contributor to mental health woes, denial
    Ripon College’s Center for Politics and the People along with Psi Chi, Ripon’s international honor society in Psychology, and DREAM, a disability rights and support group, co-sponsored a panel discussion last week on “Mental Health Needs for Young Americans and Challenges for Public Policy.”
  • Hoops for Heart
    The Ripon Middle School Student Council as part of American Heart Month put on Heart of Hoops, which had students and faculty facing off against Ripon EMTs, firefighter and police officers in several games of lightning.
  • A bowl for you, a bowl for me
    Students of the Ripon Middle School and High School art department and food class hosted their annual Empty Bowls event Feb. 15 where attendees could purchase a bowl of soup and pick out a piece of pottery to take home.
  • Heading Back To School: BPES hosts an information session for new charter school
    After the first Barlow Park charter school information session, the elementary school staff decided to host another information session last Thursday evening, featuring tables with poster boards explaining aspects of the proposed charter school.
  • Loving Surprise: Barlow Park Elementary hosts Valentine’s Day parties
    Barlow Park Elementary students celebrated Valentine's Day last Thursday by giving each other valentines during classroom parties, generating excitement and surprised smiles.
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