Green Lake Watershed Tour

On Tuesday May 19, 2015  the High Water Pants seminar took a tour of the Green Lake watershed with Stephanie Prellwitz, executive director of the Green Lake Association. We visited three sites on Green Lake and its estuaries, looking at carp barriers, measuring water turbidity, and evaluating shoreline buffers and the lack of them. We also saw a variety of tillage and soil conservation measures, a prairie restoration project, and a diversified organic farm with intensive nutrient management efforts. The pictures show students smelling highly composted manure ready to be spread on vegetables, using a secchi disk to measure water turbidity, observing pastured hogs, looking at plants in the greenhouse, listening to an explanation of carp barriers and shoreline management, and a student holding Zebra Mussels found on the shoreline.

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Seminar Update – High Water Pants Time!

On May 13 and 14, 2015, students from the High Water Pants Time! Seminar studying the Green Lake watershed went out to do some water quality testing along the Crystal River.  Students are learning why and how to measure dissolved oxygen, turbidity, stream flow and temperature, and to assess stream bank habitat and macroinvertebrate populations. Ripon College Prof. David Seligman helped lead students through the stream bank and fish habitat assessment process.

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Weekly ALEKS Update

Following is the minimum number of topics your child should have completed in ALEKS (online math) by May 15, 2015.

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.

 

Algebra 1        361 topics

Algebra 2        230 topics

Geometry       211 topics

Algebra Concepts        235 topics

Geometry Concepts         241 topics

Algebra/Geometry Concepts       72 topics

 

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

Seminar Update – High Water Pants Time

On May 6, 2015 students from the High Water Pants Time Seminar explored and learned interesting things about the ecosystems processes and services of the wetland at the Creseco Prairie Conservatory on the Ripon College Campus. We were privilged to have Professor Bob Wallace share his knowledge and insight on wetlands with us.

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Team Building Day

On May 1, 2015 we spent our team building time cleaning up litter along the railroad tracks and around the school.  It was a great way to support Jasmine Hoppe in her efforts to care for the environment of the Ripon community.

If you would like to help support her efforts of cleaning up litter throughout the Ripon community please join us at Murray Park on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Here are some pictures of the students in action.

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A couple of teachers even got lucky and found a few bucks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly ALEKS Update

Following is the minimum number of topics your child should have completed in ALEKS (online math) by May 8, 2015.

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.

 

Algebra 1        356 topics

Algebra 2        225 topics

Geometry       209 topics

Algebra Concepts        230 topics

Geometry Concepts         237 topics

Algebra/Geometry Concepts       68 topics

 

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

Weekly ALEKS Update

Following is the minimum number of topics your child should have completed in ALEKS (online math) by May 1, 2015.

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.

 

Algebra 1        350 topics

Algebra 2        220 topics

Geometry       207 topics

Algebra Concepts        225 topics

Geometry Concepts         233 topics

Algebra/Geometry Concepts       64 topics

 

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