Dear RCS Families, 

Each morning I reflect on one of the Ripley Character Traits during the announcements. This week we focused on grit. Perseverance is another name for grit. Continuing to do your best even when things get tough is grit. Staying positive and embracing challenges is grit. Our students have shown a ton of grit this year and I’m excited to build on that in the fall.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 16 as we are going to have a very busy afternoon and evening at Ripley Central School. Scholars in grades K-6 will be presenting their learning to parents during Student-Led Conferences. Invitations have been sent home with conference times. We will have child care available so that parent’s attention can be on each individual child during their conference. Please contact the school if you will need child care so that we can plan accordingly.

There will be an End of the Year Picnic and Penny Carnival taking place on the front lawn of the school from 5-7pm on Thursday, June 16. The entire family is invited to enjoy a picnic and carnival style games and activities. The music and art departments will also be hosting an Evening of the Arts event in the small gymnasium. There will be a mixture of art and performance pieces on display. Both events will serve to celebrate all of the learning that has taken place in the building this year. The picnic and carnival will move to the large gymnasium if Mother Nature chooses not to cooperate.

Mark your calendars:

  • The final day of attendance for PK students will Thursday, June 16
  • The final day of attendance for students in grades K-6 will be Wednesday, June 22

This will be the final Friday Letter for this school year. A big thank you to the students, parents, and teachers for being so positive and supportive. We have been doing and continue to do great things here at Ripley and each of you has played a part in that. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful summer break and remember it’s a great day to be an eagle!


Mr. Micah Oldham

RCS Principal




Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” ~Muhammad Ali