2017 National Blue Ribbon School


Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

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

Mark Your Calendars

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

April 27: District Inservice
print a revised calendar

April Showers

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

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.


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.



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

April Update!

Our school is once again a National Showcase School for Capturing Kids Hearts. Over 10,000 schools in our nation that implement‘ ‘Capturing Kids Hearts’. Of the 10,000 schools participating, the list of schools that were chosen by ‘Capturing Kids Hearts’ was narrowed down to 200 schools. Of those 200 schools, 100 schools were chosen. Our school was one of 100 schools chosen as a National Showcase School for Capturing Kids’ Hearts.

Literacy First

Students in third, fourth and fifth grades are taking the state assessments starting on April 3 here at Ruth Clark. Testing will last approximately two weeks. The students have to do more than find the answers and complete basic tasks. They will be using reasoning skills and working through more complex problems. Below are some tips for parents during state assessments from the US Department of Education:

  • Prioritize attendance- if possible, students need to be at school every day, but especially during this important testing time.
  • Talk to your student about test taking- sometimes kids struggle to understand the purpose of testing.
  • Offer positive encouragement- a feeling of confidence can have a huge effect on performance.
  • Support healthy habits- sleep and nutrition can greatly impact a child’s ability to focus and retain information.
  • Debrief after the test- when testing is complete, ask your child about how he felt and his results. This can help you understand if he is struggling and better prepare for tests the next time.
  • Preschool through second grade teachers are hard at work creating rigorous lessons that will help their students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking & listening and math. Students are also applying these skills to other areas such as science and social studies. The earlier the core concepts are taught in these grades, the more time it gives teachers to implement them and students to master them.

If you have any questions about College and Career Ready Standards or state assessments, please contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out these websites: http://bit.ly/1docknr and www.ksde.org.


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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