Ripley Ravens show
strong school spirit


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Students at Ripley-Huron Community School sit in their "House" colours to spell out "RHCS," displaying their school spirit last week
photos by principal Graham Martin

Students and staff at Ripley-Huron Community School were divided into "House" colours last week as part of the plan for continuing to develop school spirit and a strong sense of community.  

Over the course of the year, students are reminded of the 10 Bluewater Character Traits, and what it means to be a Ripley Raven and 'fly above the line'. 

Staff members award house points when they see students go out of their way to be kind, caring and respectful. At other times, house points are just a fun way to encourage everyone to participate in school spirit days.  

When asked about how they thought they could earn house points, Mrs. Wilken's Grade 1-2 class said, "By saying sorry if you accidentally bump somebody," "By helping other students tie their shoes," "By being a good friend," "By picking up garbage if you see some on the floor," and "By telling the teacher if others get hurt so they can get a band-aid."

House points are tallied several times throughout the year, and the winning colour spends 40 minutes with the principal on a Friday afternoon doing fun activities.  

The overall winners celebrate with an ice cream treat at the end of the year. The
overall goal is to provide a respectful, fun and caring environment where students know it is a safe place to learn and grow.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014