Parent Tiger Talk

April 2019

Happy Thursday!

Please join us for our annual spring Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Strategic Planning Meetings on Monday, April 22 and Monday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the RHS Community Room. Each spring parents, students, teachers, administrators, community members and Board members join together to review data from the current school year and set the direction for the next year. This is a great opportunity for families to help steer our future course! Refreshments will be served.

Have a wonderful long weekend!


April Board Brief

Attached is a summary of business conducted by the Board of Education at the April 15, 2019 meeting. Full agendas for all Board meetings are available on the District website under the Board tab.

Smart 911

Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency Management is asking everyone to please sign up for a new system available in Fond du Lac County called Smart911. Smart911 allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household or on the Smart911 App that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and responders to have in the event of an emergency. When an individual makes a 9-1-1 call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right responders to the right location with the right information. The Smart911 app provides greater access to the lifesaving benefits of Smart911 and targeted location-based alerts to all individuals. The Smart911 App is available on the Apple Store or Google Play. The information entered is only accessible when 911 is called from a phone number that is tied to a Smart911 profile and is only available to responders for a short time during the call. The information is maintained in a secure database and the information is not able to be queried, shared, or sold. For more information or questions, please contact Bobbi Hicken, Director of Communications and Emergency Management for Fond du Lac County 920-929-7647.

Distinguished Alumni

The Ripon Area School District is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. To be eligible for nomination, an individual must have graduated from Ripon High School at least ten years ago and have distinguished themselves through career and/or community involvement. Please complete the online nomination form at by May 1st, 2019.

The award recipient is recognized during the Homecoming celebration in fall. A plaque with the portrait and a brief biography of the award recipient is hung in a permanent display at Ripon High School. This is the 16th year the Distinguished Alumni award will be presented. Last year’s award was presented to Mr. Tracy O'Brien from the class of 1975.

For further information, please contact High School Principal Randy Hatlen at 920-896-3139 or

Upcoming Events

April 22- School is in session

April 22- Strategic Planning Night, 6:00 pm

April 24- EL Family Night, 5:00 pm

April 29- Strategic Planning Night, 6:00 pm

May 2- Dr. Mark Bertin Presentation, 5:00 pm

May 4- Mother/Son Laser Tag

May 6- Board Annual Meeting, 6:00 pm

May 7- RMS Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm

May 9- Catalyst Showcase Night, 4:00 pm

May 13- RHS Spring Choir Concert, 7:00 pm

May 14- RMS Spring Choir Concert, 7:00 pm

May 16- Quest Showcase Night, 6:00 pm

May 20- School Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

May 21- MP Family Night, 6:00 pm

May 22- Baccalaureate, 7:00 pm

Ripon Area School District

RASD Mission Statement

Empowering learners, engaging community, enriching the world

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Ripon Area School District Board does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; age; sex (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity); pregnancy; creed or religion; genetic information; handicap or disability (in accordance with Policy 3123, AG 3123A, and AG 3123B); marital service; citizenship status; veteran status; military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.); national origin; ancestry; arrest record; conviction record (in accordance with Policy 4121); use or non-use of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours); declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters; or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices.

The district encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. If any person believes that the Ripon Area School District or any part of the school organization has failed to follow the law and rules of S.188.13 Wis. Stats., or in some way discriminates on the basis listed above, s/he may bring or send a complaint to the Administration Office at 1120 Metomen St, P.O. Box 991, Ripon, WI 54971.