Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill Bertha Lindsey Bobby S Conley Ripley Council considers insurance changes, will be making repairs on Rankin Hill Road PRC Walk for Life raises $4,600 Mary E Hahn Gary R Cornette Week 8 football roundup Notable soccer season reaches end for G-Men Lady Broncos are SBAAC American Division XC champs SHAC XC title goes to Lady Warriors Arthur Smith Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer

RULH Superintendent Linda Naylor welcomes students

By Dr. Linda Naylor,
Superintendent of RULH Schools –
Welcome back to students and staff as the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Schools gets underway in a few short days!
The time has flown by and it is time to go back to school with Open House for RULH Students on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 4 – 7 PM at all three buildings, and the first day of school for students on Wednesday, August 17.
The district will be putting two new buses into service as the school year begins, which again marks an important update to the bus fleet, thanks to the permanent improvement levy.
We have also been able to update the video security system at the High School. Additional updates to the computer and technology systems have been made over the summer, which should not only improve what occurs in the classroom, but also in other systems across the district, such as the cafeteria, offices, and maintenance.
The HB 264 project is drawing to a close, which has resulted in some significant improvement to lighting and HVAC, as well as energy savings in those areas.
Finally, we have updated the flooring in several areas of the high school, which we believe will have a very positive environmental impact to the building.
Earlier this year, Congress completed the reauthorization of the current Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) law, which is now the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. States, including Ohio, are working on the implementation of ESSA, which is expected to begin in 2017-2018.
The 2016-2017 school year is considered a transition school year for many state tests and measurements that go into the Local Report Card, which will be released in a few weeks.
Although we often think of Congress as far away, the ramifications of ESSA will be felt in every classroom in the RULH School District. From funding for teachers and programs, to teacher licensure, to state testing, ESSA impacts many things that we do. From reviews of last year’s preliminary testing data, it appears that test scores in nearly all areas dropped this year with the changes last year to academic standards and testing.
It seems certain that these tests and measurements will change yet again this year as ESSA is rolled out. Throughout all of these changes, the staff at RULH will continue working hard to meet the new requirements while providing a quality education to each and every student.
We look forward to the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Wednesday, August 17. We are excited to welcome students back to another great year of learning with us at RULH Schools!
As always, if you have any questions about the information in the newsletter, please contact me at (937) 392-4396.

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