2017 National Blue Ribbon School

 

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Enrollment

August 15: Grades 1-6 and 9
August 16: 7-8 and 10-12
August 19: Kindergarten
August 20: PreK

Open House

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

School starts at 8:25 AM and dismisses at 3:50 PM. There is no adult supervision before 8:00 AM and students are not allowed in the building unless you participate in Latchkey services. Pre-K meets daily. AM classes are from 8:25 AM - 11:25 AM and PM classes are from 12:50 PM - 3:50 PM.

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 Elementary Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

Capturing Kids' Hearts

Ruth Clark Elementary School has once again been recognized by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2018-2019 school year.

Through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates campuses that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for these awards based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation by Flippen Group personnel, 2) level of implementation of Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes by all staff as measured by online surveys, and 3) data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics.

A Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data, and to interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They used a matrix of key measurements to gather information during the campus walk-through. Finally, an additional survey was conducted to collect feedback regarding the perceived climate and culture of the campus and its conduciveness to learning. Following this visit, the selection team reviewed all accumulated data and selected the campuses to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.

 

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

May Update

As this school year begins to wind down, I want to say that there have been excellent things that have been going on in your child’s classroom! As far as reading, your child has been given the tools to help them succeed at decoding and blending words together. They have practiced not only how to read in a fluent manner, but to read with expression, smoothness and phrasing. As your child prepares for the upcoming grade, please help keep their skills fresh during our nice, long summer break by trying some of these fun activities:

  • Go on a scavenger hunt—have a written list (or pictures if your child is in PreK/KDG) of things for your child to read and look for outside. Be creative!
  • Read and write a recipe of your favorite foods, then make that food.
  • Check out some funny poems from your library and read them in silly voices together.
  • Listen to books on cd or online, discuss the characters, setting, plot, etc.
  • Play “I Spy” using rhyming words, initial or final sounds, syllables, etc.
  • Read lyrics to their favorite songs and sing them.
  • Write compound words (or any words) in shaving cream, sand or play dough.
  • Use side-walk chalk to create words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Read signs you see in your environment—billboards, businesses, etc.
  • Check out some websites by Googling your child’s grade level + reading activities.

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation ~ Don’t forget to READ!

Each month I will post information regarding literacy strategies or skills that might be helpful for you and your child at home. If you have any questions about Literacy First, please call me at 554-2333 or email sstein@usd261.com.

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 423 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf

 


School Hours

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

Membership

Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Library.It is no longer the last Tuesday of the month. 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: Stacee Hendrickson
Vice President: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: Raina Morrison
Treasurer: Traci Jacobs
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf

Principal

email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais
Secretary

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Heather Nichols
Secretary

email: hnichols@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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