We have created a newsletter for parents to help navigate common questions regarding the High School Specialty Program Process.  


Students and Parents can download a copy of the High School Presentation that was shown to students 
HERE.  It has information about the transition to High School, and also detailed information about the various high school specialty programs.


The High School Specialty Program Process is about to begin.  Mr. Davison is currently working his way through all the Language Arts classrooms to speak to students about the high school transition and the specialty program process.  Parents and students should note that the county is offering a County Wide Information Night on October 21st at Gar-Field HS from 7-9 PM.  In addition, students can attend each high school's various information nights for more program details.  

A flyer with more information can be found here!


Parents and Students,

Please see our newsletter regarding Courses and Scheduling for next year (2019-2020).  This should answer many questions you may have regarding your student's upcoming class choices.  


The Rippon Counseling Team celebrated Purple Up! Day this week as part of April being Month of the Military Child.  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, combining Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. 

Being located so close to Fort Belvoir and Quantico, we have a large population of students at Rippon who have family members in the military.  These students overcome the difficulties of frequent moves, family deployments, adapting to new school environments, and making new friends on a regular basis.  By the simple gesture of having our staff wear purple today, we want those students to know that we are all here to support them and their families.  

purple up


This week Rippon celebrated Kindness Matters!  Leaarn more about the activities the students participated in:



Read our Spring Newsletter to find high school specialty program acceptance information, a breakdown of our counseling interventions, and important news and info for rising 8th grade students and parents:



7th Grade parents are encouraged to read our latest Smore Newsletter about the Signs of Suicide presentation that was done for students.  



The Rippon Counseling Department welcomes our new counseling intern, Mr. Cornelius!  Parents and Students are encouraged to find more information out here:



Touch Base 2018 will be held on Monday, November 5th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Parents can RSVP for the event HERE.

More information can be found HERE.  


A Parent's Guide to Report Cards and Interims - Including translation documents in multiple languages.  


Click on the link to read the Counseling Department's FALL NEWSLETTER

We have included lots of information about high school planning, classroom lessons being conducting, and some useful suggestions for students transitioning to middle school.