R-A Weekly Bulletin

Week of September 16 - September 22, 2018

5th thru 12th grades please bring a change of clothes for Physical Education Class. Extra shirts, shorts and shoes- Bryson McCabe, PK-12 Physical Education Teacher

School Picture Day is September 19th

09/18/2018 Tuesday

1st & 2nd Grade Farm Safety Fieldtrip to Palo Alto County Fairgrounds

4:00 PM HS Football practice @ Graettinger

4:00 PM JH Volleyball practice @ Ruthven

4:00 PM JH Football practice @ Ruthven

5:30 PM JV/Varsity Volleyball Games vs. West Bend-Mallard @ Graettinger

09/19/2018 Wednesday

School Picture Day

2:30 PM Early Dismissal- Professional Development

4:00 PM HS Volleyball practice @ Graettinger

4:00 PM HS Football practice @ Graettinger

3:00 PM JH Volleyball practice @ Ruthven

3:00 PM JH Football practice @ Ruthven

09/20/2018 Thursday

4:00 PM JH Volleyball Game vs. West Bend-Mallard @ Graettinger

4:00 PM HS Volleyball practice @ Ruthven

4:00 PM HS Football practice @ Graettinger

4:00 PM JH Football practice @ Ruthven

09/21/2018 Friday

4:00 PM JH Football practice @ Ruthven

4:00 PM JH Volleyball practice @ Ruthven

7:00 PM Varsity Football Game vs. North Union @ Armstrong

09/22/2018 Saturday

TBD Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ Alta

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Dance Camp @ Terril


Due to volleyball tournaments and Homecoming next week, play practice and try-outs are being pushed back.  Official first practice will be Monday, October 1st.

We will have a read through on Monday, September 24 from 7-8 pm.  This meeting will be to decide roles and hand out a schedule.  You need to email Mrs. Kirk, stkirk@gt.ratitans.org, if you are interested in being in the play.  She will email you parts to peruse before the read through on Monday, Sept 24.

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 

Fall Play - The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time

You think your breakup was bad? Eve Tonsil, an employee of the nonprofit company "Relationships for a Better Tomorrow" is here to take you on a tour of the nine worst breakups of all time, from the Cro-Magnon era to the Civil War, to a smattering of modern-day breakups. A comedy that proves that no matter how hard someone has stomped on your heart...it could always be worse.

Tryouts and Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 17 starting at 7 pm and going until 9:00 pm.  Schedule to follow.  Plays Shows will be Nov 9-10.  Please contact Mrs. Kirk (stkirk@gt.ratitans.org) if you are interested and/or planning to go out for the show.

Please see attached flyer about the Box Tops Bonus App. You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program, or promotion.

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 Events/ Rep Visit Dates. Contact Mr Borchers/ Counselor with other College & Career Questions. 

Iowa Student Loan.org- Scholarships & Grants (FREE Money for College) & PK-12 Student Savings Plan Info

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