Upcoming Parent / Teacher Conferences

Parent / teacher conferences are this Thursday, November 7, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grades are available in Infinite Campus at noon on Thursday. You can access Infinite Campus at: https://riponwi.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/ripon.jsp If you are in need of your Infinite Campus user name and / or password, you can contact Mrs. O’Brien at 748-4616 or obriens@ripon.k12.wi.us Report cards are being sent home Friday.

Following is the list of teachers and the rooms they will be in for conferences:


Mr. Kinziger 181

Mrs. Kinziger 103

Mrs. Baird 127

Mr. Jonas 125

Mr. Wiegel 123

Mrs. Ames 111

Mr. Schwingle 136

Ms. Griffith 177

Mrs. Landerman Office in the gym

Ms. Weyers 124

Tuesday, November 5

Today was the second round of WKCE testing. It went well. The next, and final, WKCE testing day is Tuesday, November 12.

We had teambuilding today. Our teambuilding plans were adjusted to accommodate the testing schedule. We played a game called “Two Truths and a Lie”. What the students do is write one sentence (along with their name) on an index card about something unique that happened to them. One of the cards is picked and a panel of three students (among them is the owner of the card)  in front of the group, answer questions about the event on the card. The group then tries to discern who is telling the truth. The students always have a good time with this activity and learn a little bit more about each other.

Tomorrow is the first day of our new set of seminars. The next three are : “A World Waiting to be Reborn”, “Enlighten Me Ol’ Wise One”, and “”You Found Where?”. You can find descriptions of the seminars under the “Open House 2013”  blog post.

Also tomorrow, a group of Lumen students will be participating in a community service activity called the “Barlow Park Project”. What the students will be doing is helping to label all of the books in the Barlow Park library with colored stickers so that our emergent readers at Barlow can tell what book is an appropriate reading level for them.

Finally, keep in mind that Parent / Teacher conferences are this Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A list of teachers and their room numbers will be in tomorrow’s blog.


End of Quarter 1

Today marks the end of the first quarter of the school year. It also marks the end of the second round of seminars. Monday will be our team building day and Tuesday, we start Round 3.  Tuesday is also WKCE testing. Following is the adjusted Tuesday schedule:

Day Two: Tuesday, November 5
Freshmen – Report to Advisory at 7:50 A.M.
Two-Year college program in auditorium (8:15 – 9:00)
Return to Advisory: EXPLORE Interest Inventory

Sophomores – WKCE day two from 7:50 – 10:25 A.M.

Juniors, Seniors, and parents – Practice ACT to interested students ($23 per student – sign up & pay by noon on October 30) Proctored by RHS staff in room 167 starting at 7:30 A.M. FVTC program in HS auditorium from 9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

1st hour class begins at 10:30 A.M.


Finalized grades will be available in Infinite Campus at noon on Thursday, November 7. Transcripts will be sent out but the RHS office Friday, November 8. You can access Infinite Campus.

If you have forgotten your log in and / or password, you can contact Mrs. O’ Brien at 748-4616 or email her at obriens@ripon.k12.wi.us


Have a great weekend!

Weekly ALEKS Update

Following is the minimum number of topics your child should have completed in ALEKS (online math) by November 1.

Please remind your child that they can work on their math at home as well- they should view it as homework- what every math student in RHS has every night. Lumen students have the opportunity to work ahead and finish early.


Trigonometry   72 topics

Algebra 2  90 topics

Geometry    71 topics

Algebra   120 topics

Geometry Concepts   71 topics

Algebra / Geometry Concepts    266 topics

Algebra Concepts   95 topics


You can access your child’s math progress at www.aleks.com