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Guest Column July 2019

Please Watch for School Buses   The 2019-20 school year will kick off August 7 at South Ripley and we are looking forward to another great year.The start of the school year means that drivers will begin to notice school buses on the road once again. In today's column I want to highlight some recent legislative changes designed to improve the s...
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Guest Column June 2019

​ Celebrating the Class of 2019 In today's column I am including excerpts from the speech that I delivered on Saturday, June 1 at the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019: Good afternoon and congratulations to the members of the Class of 2019. I am very proud of you for reaching this milestone today, and I am certain you are prepared to leav...
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Guest Column May 2019

Successful AdvancED Visit at South Ripley Recently South Ripley hosted a Peer Review Team from AdvancED as a part of the five-year reaccreditation process.The team members visited nearly every classroom in the district and conducted interviews with five administrators, four school board members, 49 teachers, 48 students, and 39 parents and communit...
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Guest Column April 2019

Four-Stars, $50K, and a State Championship for South Ripley Good news has been coming in bunches lately at South Ripley and I want to use today's column to share many of the great things that are happening. Four Star School - We were ecstatic to get the news recently that South Ripley Junior High School has earned Four Star School designation from ...
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Guest Column March 2019

So, What's Happening at ROD? You may have seen some stories in the news recently about the Ripley Ohio Dearborn (ROD) Special Education Cooperative.ROD is in the news because of an upcoming change in membership. In today's column I want to provide you with some perspective on this change from one of the six schools that will be staying in the coope...
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Guest Column January 2019

School Budgeting Changes in 2019 As the New Year rolled in on January 1, 2019 a new method of school budgeting went in to law in the state of Indiana. This legislation was passed in the 2017 General Assembly and was known as House Enrolled Act 1009.Due to the complexities of the new law, schools were given 18 months to figure out its implementation...
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Guest Column August 2018

eLearning Pilot Days Coming Soon A few months ago I wrote a column about eLearning Days at South Ripley.I am pleased to report that the Indiana Department of Education has approved our application to implement eLearning Days this school year.As part of our implementation plan we are going to have two pilot eLearning Days this fall. Our first pilot ...
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Guest Column September 2018

eLearning Pilot Days Coming Soon A few months ago I wrote a column about eLearning Days at South Ripley.I am pleased to report that the Indiana Department of Education has approved our application to implement eLearning Days this school year.As part of our implementation plan we are going to have two pilot eLearning Days this fall. Our first pilot ...
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Guest Column October 2018

Important Events at South Ripley Body Safety Program – Once again this year South Ripley will be hosting the Body Safety Program presented by Sergeant Terry Hall on Wednesday, November 28 th .This will be the fourth time that Sergeant Hall has presented this important program to our students and families. The Body Safety program not only educates a...
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Guest Column December 2018

Wrapping up 2018 at South Ripley It's hard to believe that 2018 is about to come to an end.At our December school board meeting we said goodbye to two of our board members who have completed their terms. Becky Turner served as a board member for eight years and Steve Patrick served for a little over four years.I appreciate all of the contributions ...
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Guest Column November 2018

"A" Letter Grade and State Recognition for South Ripley The State Board of Education certified school letter grades at its November 14 meeting, and I am happy to report that South Ripley is one of only 49 school districts in the State of Indiana to earn an "A" letter grade.I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all students, parents, teachers,...
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