Students were excited to see the familiar sites of Midway State Park and Camp Merz as they rode along the lake. The trip is part of a series of activities organized by Erika Meredith, Kathy Machemer, Linda Morton, Seneca Wilkinson and Jeanne Hartman, the summer program coordinators. The Ripley Central School summer program is held at the school Monday through Thursday, from 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. Students enrolled in the program are spending their summer learning about sustainable living through the planting and maintenance of a school garden. Students have been caring for the school garden and conducting science experiments throughout the summer. Other field trips included in the summer program include a visit to Westfield Nursery and Knight Farms for a wagon ride.
Ripley Central School would like to thank KJB Construction for their donation of dirt for the garden, the RCS Technology class for the construction of the raised beds, Dr. Michael Jabot of SUNY Fredonia for his support on curriculum development, the Ripley Central School faculty, staff and students for starting our seeds and Chautauqua Opportunities for their donation of seeds, tomato and pepper plants.
From left to right, front row: Rachel Shioleno; and Mikala Parnell. Back row: Kaylee Gollhardt; Krista McIntosh; and Emma Lindsey.