2017 National Blue Ribbon School


Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

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There is no school for students on Friday, Oct. 12th. This is the end of the nine week grading period. Students are also out of school on Thursday, Oct. 18th and 19th for conferences.


Conferences will be held in individual classrooms, Monday, Oct. 15th and Tuesday, Oct. 16th from 4:00 - 8:30 PM. You will need to schedule a conference time with your child's teacher. If a time has not been scheduled, your child's teacher will contact you. If you have any questions, please contact our office.


Parent Teacher Conferences

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 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

October Update!

This month, your child’s teacher has finished testing and diagnosing what skills your child needs to help him/her become an incredible reader and great mathematician. If your child is in PreK-1st grade, they were given the Phonological Awareness Skills Test and the Phonics assessment. Second through fifth graders have taken the previous assessments plus the Primary/Elementary/Upper Spelling Inventory and the Aimsweb+ assessments in both reading and math. So needless to say, your child has been thoroughly assessed!
All of the results of these assessments will be shared with you at our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences. According to Oakland University, “Let’s face it; kids today face a lot of pressure in school.  When parents and teachers work together to try and provide the best environment for learning, the child stands to benefit the most.” How can you, as a parent, make the most of your upcoming conference? Here are a few tips to make this time the most beneficial:
• Show up and be prompt. Kids see that school is important when you make it a priority in your busy schedule. If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please call and reschedule. Show your kids in this small way that they matter.
• Plan ahead. Jot down some questions for your child’s teacher (ask about both strengths and weaknesses, academics, behaviors, social/emotional well-being, and friendships). Also come prepared to share what you see in your child. Your child’s teacher really cares about him and wants to know about him. Share what you see in the home and create a team for your child’s benefit.
• Go in with an open mind. Remember that your child’s teacher wants the best for your child. Leave behind any issues you may have had with past teachers and allow both your child and his teacher a fresh start.
• Go home and implement suggestions that you as a team came up with at the conference. If you all decided your child should spend more time reading, go home and set up a schedule of when and where that will take place. When we immediately come up with an action plan, we are much more likely to follow through on those good intentions.
Remember: Parent involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake, it makes it complete and oh so sweet!

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.


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


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: Lake Bottorff
Treasurer: Traci Jacobs
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf


email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Heather Nichols

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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