R-A Weekly Bulletin

Week of May 21 -May 27, 2017

5/25/2017 Thursday

Last Day of School

11:30 AM- Dismissal for Summer

4:00 PM JH Baseball practice @ Graettinger

4:00 PM HS Baseball practice @ Ruthven

5:30 PM JV/Varsity Softball game vs. Sibley-Ocheyedan @ Ocheyedan

5/26/2017 Friday


Staff Proffesional Development Day

4:00 PM JH Baseball practice @ Graettinger

4:00 PM JH Softball practice @ Ruthven

4:00 PM HS Baseball practice @ Ruthven

4:00 PM HS Softball practice @ Ruthven

NO PARKING in the Back Lot behind the school through the end of the school year

JH Baseball will begin on Monday, May 22nd. Practices next week will be at 4:00 PM at the Graettinger High School Baseball Field. A shuttle for R-A students will be provided.

Junior High Softball practice will begin this week!  Monday, May 22nd and Wednesday May 24th at 4pm in Terril.  Friday May 26th at 4pm in Ruthven.  G-T students should ride the after school shuttle to Terril on Monday and Wednesday.  Shuttle will be provided for RA students.  Full game and practice schedule for the season will be handed out at practice next week.

See attached order forms for Titan Baseball and Softball apparel. Order forms will be added soon for the Tank tops/Shorts. Order forms are due by Thursday May 25th. Please make checks payable to R-A Booster Club.

Our friends at Ask Resource Centers have assembled a summer camp list that has something for everyone. Please pass this along to your students' parents to ensure the kids have a fun-filled and educational summer. Here's the link: http://askresource.org/resources/camp-list/

Updated and detailed Activity/Athletic Schedules and Calendars are available 24-7 at:


Additional information (menus, etc) available at the School Website: www.ruthven.k12.ia.us

The 2015-2016 R.A. Yearbooks have arrived!  Get yours now!  Only $42.00 for a lifetime of memories.  Contact Mr. Clouse

Please see attached May School Nurse Newsletter for information on Spring health and safety.

Mrs. Masters, our TLC Master teacher, has made a flyer about classroom activities that she has observed this month in our Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools. Click on the links to see "What's Happening at School"

Enjoy the March 2017 edition of “What’s Happening at School?”


Enjoy the April 2017 edition of “What’s Happening at School?”


Weekly 9-12 Grade College Scholarship Giveaways- Visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway to learn more and enter. Students and families who complete the College Funding Forecaster by June 9, 2017, are able to enter to win awards through:

High School Students/ Parents & Guardians view these sites for info about: FAFSA & College Financial Aid , ACT Testing Registration, Career Research, Iowa College Resources, Scholarship Info & Sites , & Upcoming College Rep Visit Dates. Contact Mr Borchers/ Counselor with other College & Career Questions. 

After conducting the Academic Sharing Surveys with students, parents, teachers and staff the GT/RA Administration shared the results with both Boards at the Joint Board Meeting on February 22, 2017.  The administration continued to review the surveys and are looking to answer some of the ongoing questions/concerns expressed in the survey results.  The questions and answers will be part of the daily announcements.  The administration looks to make improvements to the academic sharing and uses the surveys to identify the areas of need/concern.

The State of Iowa has closed the original “Iowa School Alerts” Service and have asked us to migrate our users to their new GovDelivery service. To continue to receive School Alerts and Announcements please register at: http://bit.ly/gtra-alerts 


It is the policy of the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Matt Borchers, Guidance Counselor, 712-837-5211, 1505 Washington St. Ruthven, IA 51358, maborc@gt.ratitans.org