2017 National Blue Ribbon School


Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

New Dismissal Time - 3:55 PM

Kansas Statute, 72-1106 establishes School Year Requirements for all Kansas Schools. Each school within our district is required to be open a minimum of 1,116 hours. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen school closings our elementary schools will be short of the minimum requirement. Extending our school day by 5 minutes for the Elementary Schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year will make-up the needed time. All afternoon bus routes and times will be adjusted to accommodate the additional time.


Mark Your Calendars

March 9: No School - End of Nine Weeks

March 19 - 23: No School - Spring Break

March 30 - April 2: No School - Non-contract Days


print a revised calendar

Spring Break

Looking for next year's Kindergartners!

Do you have a child who will be 5 on or before August 31st?

Ruth Clark Kindergarten Round-up
May 2nd at 9:30 AM
Ruth Clark School

At this meeting information will be shared regarding enrollment, kindergarten curriculum, transportation, required immunizations and other pertinent information to help the transition into kindergarten go smoothly. Be sure to bring your child's birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.


Kindergarten Roundup

Skate Party

You are invited to a Skate Party for Ruth Clark Elementary!

Where: Roller City, 3234 S. Meridian
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Second Tuesday of each month

Congratulations Mr. McCaffree!

Ruth Clark Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Caleb McCaffree is the district’s newest winner of the KAKE Golden Apple Award. McCaffree was the recipient of the Kansas State Department of Education 2015 Horizon Award. The Kansas Horizon Award program identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching by first-year teachers in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Congratulatons to our newest National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Haysville USD 261’s Ruth Clark Elementary School was named one of 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Ruth Clark Elementary School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. Haysville USD 261’s Campus High School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School and Oatville Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Watch the announcement video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YqQtf1GaY


Ruth Clark has been honored with the KS Math Challenge Award. This award is based on last year’s 4th grade state assessment math scores. The Challenge Awards are designed to recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population.

This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size, and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

Both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Quality Performance Accreditation program have as a foundation the belief that all children can learn. The purpose of this award program is to affirm that belief.

This award is the direct result of hard work and dedication by Ruth Clark staff and students. We are incredibly proud of this recognition.

Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsWith this award, the Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Ruth Clark to observe and experience for themselves the remarkable impact taking place. Ruth Clark hopes to receive a Capturing Kids' Hearts Nation Showcase Schools award for the 2016-17 school year.



Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

March Update!

Spring is just around the corner and that means students will be out for spring break soon. I know you’re busy and it is hard to fit it all in. However, it is so important that kids keep reading during their time off. The practice of reading makes kids better readers, but here is an added bonus:

Reading improves relationships

Because we are busy, it is difficult to have “quality” one-on-one time with our children without distractions. Building 20 minutes into each day for reading together provides this im-portant bonding time. There is nothing more wonderful than snuggling a young child on your lap while reading a few storybooks aloud. Even if your child is beyond the “snuggling” stage, spending 20 minutes reading independently provides you with quiet, uninterrupted time together engaged in the same activity.
K-12 Reader

So what can you do at home to help your child keep up? There are plenty of ways to make reading fun:

  • Go to the library and check out a variety of things to read; kids magazines, nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers from years past, journals about an interesting topic.
  • Have kids read joke books, the cereal box, poems, a grocery list, a play and song lyrics.
  • Read while wearing silly glasses using funny voices (robot, queen/king, mouse, giant).
  • If your child is not reading yet, practice saying the letter sounds of the alphabet.
  • Put basic sight words on notecards and post them around the house. Label everything.
  • Read to them and be their biggest supporter. Encourage them. Praise them.

The key here is to find things that interest your child and have fun while reading.

The staff at Ruth Clark encourages your child to read over the weekends and holiday breaks. Our goal for your child is to instill a life-long love of reading and learning.


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 410 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:55 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:55 PM
Ruth Clark Elementary School


Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Teacher's Lounge. Meetings start every August. No meeting will be held the month of December. Last meeting of the year is held in April.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

Upcoming Events

RC Skate Parties
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school at Roller City, 3234 S Meridian. from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. Parties are held monthly beginning in September through May.

PTO Movie Night
Bring your family and enjoy the show! Food will be in the cafeteria at 6 PM and the movie will begin in the gym at 7 PM.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, and Sonic cards. Order forms are available in the school office.


PTO Board Officers    

President: Rachel Thomas
1st Vice Pres: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: KD Keim
Treasurer: Danella Hardy
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf


email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Linda Sexton

email: lsexton@usd261.com


Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
P: (316) 554-2333
F: (316) 554-2340

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