Families, Friends and Community,
I am a Ripley Warrior with all my heart and soul. I have spent the last 31 years of my life as a Ripley Warrior. My children, and now grandchildren, were and are Ripley Warriors and we wear that title with pride. Nothing is ever perfect, but it is the love, pride, caring and achieving that makes this school so special... different than any other. The one thing that has been evident about our community is the fact that we always bounce back when we have lost loved ones or have been kicked down. We join hands and wrap ourselves closer to each other and come back stronger than we were before.
Today, at our special board meeting, I was asked to become your new Interim Superintendent. This is not a task that I was seeking, but I will do my best for our little school. I will need guidance and lots of positive support to make it through. It is easy to be negative about things, but it is hard to be that positive beam of light to always support your community and school.
Facebook, and other social media platforms have the capability to damage others or to lift people up in times of need, and I hope that in this time of need we can all use it for the positive support of our school.
For your child/children's safety, we will continue to follow the same drop off/pick up procedures as we have had this past week. All doors will remain locked throughout the days, but you are always welcome to come to the school and check into the offices.
Our staff is the BEST in the state and they have hearts of gold! Again, we are not perfect, but our love and care for our students is great! Please help us to encourage, support, and work in a positive direction for our kids. Our kids are the best and they are my babies and I love them dearly. We are the Ripley Warriors and we ARE THE BEST!
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History tells us that a warrior is one who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause or conflict. Native American warriors were known for their aggression which was fueled by their honor, pride, and sense of self-preservation.
The Ripley Warriors are also energetically engaged in activities, causes, and conflicts on our ballfields and basketball courts as well as in our student organizations and classrooms. We aggressively engage our education and co-curricular activities with honor, integrity, and bravery like those proud Native American warriors from long ago. We embrace their spirit and honor their memory.
We are the Ripley Warriors.