Day 13 was filled with all things basketball. We read Salt in His Shoes, which is a story about Michael Jordan, written by his mother and sister. Michael learned that with practice and determination, he could reach his dreams. The kids used colored salt to decorate their MJ shoe. Of course we had to shoot some hoops, too!
Day 12 of Read to Be Ready camp was a good one! TCAT nursing students were are guest readers and showed our kids how to care for others. They showed how to give a basic exam and then checked on all their stuffed animals. We read about how we are all human and make mistakes, but we can all make others feel better. We broke into groups and performed skits on how to show compassion and empathy. The Boo Boos That Changed the World, which was about the invention of the Band-Aid was also a big hit. We conducted an experiment that tested 3 different brands of adhesive bandages. Which brand could stay on the longest underwater? Our day needed with writing stories about a time when we needed a Band-Aid.
Day 10 was spent as guest at Dyersburg Primary School. They had stations set up for us to learn all about the solar system. We made a planet hat, made moon sand, learned about the phases of the moon, wrote a poem about the sun, and created constellations. Our kids shared their sun poems aloud and did an amazing job!
Day 7 was so much fun! We began our day reading The Big Umbrella. Could we all fit under one umbrella?? We did! We wrote an acrostic poem using the word “rainy”. The local library was a big hit today. Mayor Gaines read us a story and the snake lady came! She taught us all about snakes, and we even got to touch one. When we returned to school, we read Hey, Wall. This book is about a boy who brightened up his community by painting art on a blank wall. The kids collaborated to make their own mural of our community.
Day 6 of Read to Be Ready Camp was spent with our friends at Halls Elementary School. First our Superintendent Shawn Kimble read Star Wars are You Scared Darth Vader. Next, basketball’s Coach King read Acoustic Rooster and the kids created their own guitars. We fed, petted and learned about some animals in our area. Miss Rachel Harrell brought in some friends to show musical collaborations. A BIG thank you to Halls Elementary for hosting us!
Jessica Myers - RPS Assistant Principal The National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of April 8-12, 2019, as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States.
Students may be out of dress code, Friday, April 12 if they bring $1 to purchase a dress code pass. Proceeds go to the RPS Field Day Fund.
PTO will be taking Easter Pictures April 4 and 5. The pictures will cost $5. Students will be allowed to dress out of dress code on the day of their picture. Order forms are coming home today in Tuesday folders (with report cards).
Please remember that the Lace Up for Literacy 5K is this Saturday at RHS. The race begins at 9:00am. Please come out and join in on the fun. More details about the race, registration, and related events can be found here: http://www.lced.net/article/100645?org=lauderdaleschools
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of April 1, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 18, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
RPS is wrapping up their first session of a new program called Journey of Hope. This programs offers students the opportunity to better normalize their emotions and develop positive coping strategies through cooperative play, creative arts and literature. The curriculum deals with fear, anxiety, sadness, anger and aggression, bullying and self-esteem.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 11, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 4, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Read Across America Week: Friday - “HaPpY Birthday, Dr. Seuss!”. Students are ask to wear green in honor of Dr. Seuss. (Students may be out of dress code if they have on green.)
Read Across America Week: Thursday - “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss”. Students are ask to wear their favorite hat (students must be in dress code).
Read Across America Week: Wednesday - Wacky About Reading. Students wear wacky tacky clothes (students may be out of dress code).
Read Across America Week: Tuesday - Wear wacky or crazy socks. (Students must be in dress code)
Read Across America Week: Monday - bring your favorite stuffed animal and snuggle up with a good book.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 25, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Read Across America Feb. 25 – Mar. 1 Monday – “Cozy Up With A Good Book” Bring your favorite stuffed animal and get ready for a day of reading Tuesday – “Crazy Fox In Sox” Wear mismatched or crazy socks Wednesday – “Wacky About Reading” Wear wacky tacky clothes Thursday – “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” Wear your favorite hat Friday – “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!” Wear green in honor of Dr. Seuss Each student is ask to bring $1 to contribute to Books From Birth fundraiser. Each class that collects at least $25 will earn an out of dress code pass for the whole class.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 18, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 11, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Reminder: group pictures and spring pictures will be taken on Friday, February 8. Students may be out of dress code.
Come join us for Family Teacher Conferences Thursday, February 7 from 4:00 - 7:00 or Tuesday, February 12 from 4:00 - 7:00.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 4, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 28, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Students may be out of dress code, Friday, January 25 if they bring $1 to purchase a dress code pass. Proceeds go to the RPS Field Day Fund.
RPS students performed in the Most Recognized Program Friday, January 18 honoring students for their academic achievement during the second nine weeks. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students enjoyed performing the black light hand mime routine to Justin Timberlake’s song “Mirrors” as they mirrored hand movement by Mrs. Rachel.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 21, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
January 20-26 is designated in Tennessee as School Board Appreciation Week. Please join Lauderdale County Schools in thanking our local school board for their commitment and dedication to the role they serve. Strong school boards are essential to school success!
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of January 14, 2019, can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar
Wednesday will be a busy fun day at RPS. ALL students may wear pajamas. Tiger Time will be a movie and popcorn for students without pink slips or bus write ups. It will also be Christmas party day (check with your child’s teacher to see what refreshments they need). HoHoHo!
Santa is bringing donuts and juice to RPS this Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00. The cost is $5 per child. Come join us for holiday fun!
Friday, November 30 will be Tiger Time for all students without pink slips or bus notes. Snack will be available for purchase (chips, candy and drinks are 50 cents).
Donuts with Santa will be December 8, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Ripley Primary School. The cost is $5.00 which includes donuts and juice with Santa and his friends. Don't forget your phone/camera to take pictures with all of Santa's friends.
RPS will be hosting the Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe December 3, 4 and 5. The Candy Cane Holiday Shoppe will be where children have the opportunity to pick out their own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends. Children buy secret gifts and experience "the joy of giving". For more information visit CandyCaneHolidayShoppe.com
Classes will resume as scheduled on Friday, November 16. Have a great day!
Students may be out of dress code tomorrow, November 16 if they bring $1 to purchase a dress code pass. Proceeds go to the RPS Field Day Fund.
Lauderdale County Schools will dismiss today at 1:30pm due to the incoming weather.
The after school programs at RPS (Project LEAD and Save the Children) will not be meeting this afternoon due to the prediction of wintry weather. Those students will be dismissed from school at normal dismissal time and ride their regular afternoon bus home.
Upcoming dates: Selling dress code passes for $1 (students may buy dress code passes for Nov 16) Tiger Time Nov 16: students without pink slips may purchase snacks during speciality. Thanksgiving break: Nov 19 - 23
ROAR FOCUS Behaviors and ACT information have been posted for the week of November 12, 2018. Click the following link for more information. http://www.lced.net/roar
Most Recognized Program is Friday, November 9 (9:00 - kindergarten, 10:00 - 1st grade, 11:00 - 2nd grade). All students are asked to “dress for success” (they may be out of dress code).
Ripley Primary PTO will be selling cakes Tomorrow during Thanksgiving lunch for $1.00, donation to help feed out turkey.
The after school programs at RPS, RES, RMS, HES, and HJH (Project LEAD and LEAPS) will not be meeting this afternoon due to the prediction of severe weather. Parents--Those students will be dismissed from school at normal dismissal time and ride their regular afternoon bus home.
Students may wear costumes on Wednesday (they can not be scary costumes). Students may exchange treats/treat bags in their classrooms. Treats may be sent to school with the students or delivered to the office prior to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
ROAR FOCUS Behaviors and ACT information have been posted for the week of October 29, 2018. http://www.lced.net/roar
Ms. Kaci’s and Ms. Tonya’s Save the Children "Raising a Reader Book Bag Exchange” enrolled students. They won their class a popcorn party because all together they had the most number of times read! All together they were read to by the their parents 40 times! Jasmine Dowel is our STC Family Engagement Coordinator at RPS.
RPS will be serving Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Students will be bringing home a note today for you to return with the name of their ONE guest. Cost of the meal will be $4.50 (check or cash only and no bills greater than a $10 bill). Notes must be returned no later than November 1.
Reminder: Drug Free Week - Friday's theme is "Be All You Can Be!". Students are encouraged to wear military/camouflage clothing (no weapons).
Reminder: Drug Free Week - Thursday is "My Future is Bright", students are encouraged to wear neon colors.
Reminder: Drug Free Week - Wednesday is "Wild About Being Drug Free", students are encouraged to have crazy hair!
Reminder: Drug Free Week - Tuesday is "Drugs are Old School", students are encouraged to wear clothes from the past decade.
Ripley High School is being recognized by TSSAA for its efforts in promoting ethics and positive sportsmanship... http://www.lced.net/article/69373?org=lauderdaleschools
Reminder: tomorrow starts Drug Free Week. Student are encouraged to wear a college shirt to show “My Future Matters”.
Drug Free Red Ribbon Week is October 22 - 26 and our theme is “Life is your journey, travel drug free. Monday - “My Future Matters”, wear a college shirt; Tuesday - “Drugs are Old School”, wear clothes from past decade; Wednesday - “Wild About Being Drug Free”, have crazy hair; Thursday - “My Future is Bright”, wear neon colors; Friday - “Be All You Can Be”, wear military/camouflage (no weapons).
Please join us tonight, October 15, for PTO meeting at 5:30.
Please remember there will be no school on Friday, October 5, due to a staff professional development day. Also, schools will be closed for Fall break during the week of October 8. Have a safe and happy Fall break!
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of October 15 can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar
TIGER TIME will be held October 4 for students without pink slips or bus notes. Students will enjoy free play time and a hayride during their specialty time. Snacks will be available to purchase (50¢ for chips or candy or drinks).
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of September 24 can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. -ROAR Behaviors/ACT - http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar - ROAR Homepage
There will be a Title I meeting, Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 in the RPS cafeteria for all parents.
Please join us for PTO meeting, Monday, September 17 at 5:30.
Join Cub Scouts! We welcome the whole family to Cub Scouts (both boys and girls). Sign up Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 Ripley Elementary Cafeteria. For more information contact John Vanderpluym at 731-612-5644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Family/Teacher Conferences Tuesday, September 11, from 4-7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.
District Notification: Family/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 11, from 4-7 p.m. at each school. Progress Reports will be available at this time. We look forward to seeing you!
The weekly ROAR/ACT information can be found at the following address: http://www.lced.net/roar You will find the ROAR Behavior of the Week, FOCUS ACT Words of the Day, ACT Practice Problems, and an ACT 'Did You Know?’ Fact available for download.
Box Tops for Education is helping RPS earn money for much-needed items like books, computers, playground equipment and more— which benefits our students! They can be found on hundreds of food and non-food items throughout retailers nationwide— Just look for the little pink box on the corner of most packages. When students collect 25 clippings they are awarded with a dress code pass. Start clipping today!
Join us Monday, August 20th at 5:30 for P.T.O. meeting and receive a dress code pass!
Join us for Open House Tuesday, August 14th from 5:30 - 6:30.
Ripley Primary will have Open House on August 14 from 5:30 - 6:30.
National Night Out/Back to School Fest -- 6:00-8:30pm on Tuesday, August 7, at Ripley City Park. Free school supplies and food available. This event is sponsored by Ripley Police Department and the Lauderdale County Advisory Board.
The 4th Annual Community Prayer Service will be held today at 3:00 PM at Ripley Elementary School. The Lauderdale County Ministerial Alliance invite all community members, school employees, parents and students.
On Aug. 6, at 3:00pm, the Lauderdale Co. Ministerial Alliance will conduct the 4th Annual Prayer Over Schools simultaneously at RES & HES.
Looking for employment opportunities? You can find current and future job postings at: https://lced.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Coming soon... Lauderdale County Schools' new website and mobile app platform goes live in June!