Grade 2 students visited the Roger Tory Peterson Institute which is home to the largest collection of RTP's work. Trained as an artist, Peterson understood the power of art to inform, inspire and illuminate people about the natural world. Students learned a ton hiking and birding
Grade 6 students successfully assembled and deployed rockets last week. The ideas of thrust, weight and control were explored, helping student to fully understand what goes into the design of rockets and the value of understanding these scientific concepts.
We recognized the following students for their scholarship and character this morning. The RCS Character Strengths are Grit, Leadership, Thankfulness, Respect, and Responsibility. Each of these students has demonstrated one or a combination of them independently. Great job!
Grade 6 students traveled to the Hewes Center on 5-11-22 to learn more about their career and technical educational program offerings. Our scholars enjoyed learning more about the programs that will be available to them in the future.
Students in Mrs. Rosage's and Sanderson's PK4 classes participated in a recycling challenge for Better World Day. During class they learned all about recycling and then went into the field to look for objects that could be recycled. The homemade vests were a nice touch!
Students in Mrs. Johnston's 3rd grade class have been studying the life cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly. The kids were excited to see the larvae beginning to transition into the pupa stage. All of our scholars have been excellent caregivers. Great job!
RCS students celebrated Better World Day on 5/6/22. Each class planned events and activities to make their world and community a better place. Student's in Ms. Riley's class made cards and bracelets to send to Ukrainian refugees to welcome them to Buffalo.
A big thank you goes out to the Ripley PTO for the teacher appreciation week luncheon. This year's theme was "Cinco de Thanko". Thank you to our teacher's for making RCS a fun and engaging place to learn and grow!
The following students were recognized for demonstrating the Ripley Character Strengths on the morning announcements today. The RCS Character Strengths are; Respect, Responsibility, Leadership, Thankfulness, and Grit. Great job scholars!
Grade 3 began the next topic in science titled "The Circle of Life: Life Cycles and Traits". Scholars will explore the entire life cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly and will release them when they reach adulthood. Students are doing a great job caring for their caterpillars!
It's great to be back! The following students were recognized for their scholarship and character this morning. Great job scholars!
Grade 4 students dissected flowers during science today. They identified the individual parts and their functions. We are more than ready for the flowers around the school to bloom. Think Spring!
The following students were recognized this morning for their scholarship and character. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
The PTO will be taking orders for Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets for the next two weeks. Hanging baskets are available by order for $20. Orders will be available for pick up the week of May 5.
Join us tonight from 6-7pm for an evening of Bingo, Popcorn, and Books. We hope to see you here.
The following students were recognized for their character and scholarship this morning on the announcements. We had a ton of students showing grit, leadership, and responsibility. Keep up the good work!
The following students were recognized on the morning announcements this morning for demonstrating the RCS Character Strengths (Respect, Responsibility, Leadership, Thankfulness, and Grit). Keep up the good work!
Fifth graders have been learning all about Earth's water systems during science. They finished up their latest unit by learning about the water filtration process and experimented with various filter designs. Great job scholars!
The following students were recognized for their character and scholarship during the morning announcements today. This week we are focusing on the Ripley Character strength of respect. Respect is caring enough to consider how words and actions impact others. Great job!
Check out the free family swim opportunity for all RCS students Monday evenings from 6-8pm at the Chautauqua Lake School pool.