Welcome to South Ripley Jr. High
Dear SRJHS Families,
Welcome to South Ripley Junior High School, a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! Our goal at SRJHS is to provide each student with a rigorous education that challenges them intellectually and creatively. At South Ripley we are a forward thinking school that operates on the premise that every student can and will learn in their own way and we support each other in this process.
The staff at SRJHS uses data driven instruction to provide your child with the most up to date trends in education. You will find that we fully embrace technology as we operate on a 1:1 device initiative. The standard is set high in each classroom and the expectation for every student is that they are an active participant in their own education.
We are committed to your child’s education and look forward to the start of the 2020-2021 academic school year. GO RAIDERS!
“South Ripley educates students today, to become responsible citizens of tomorrow.”
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South Ripley Junior High School is proud to be a 1:1 school. SRJHS students each receive a Samsung Chromebook to be used daily throughout the year. Students are expected to utilize the devices in order to better prepare them as they enter college and the workforce. Staff will integrate technology into their curriculum throughout the year. This will increase student engagement in the classroom. Parents are offered a protection plan at the beginning of each school year for repairs/damages that may occur throughout the year.
STEM education for all students at SRJHS
PLTW courses, Computer Science and more are integrated into the science courses at SRJHS. This allows us to extend STEM education to all students within the school building.
7th Grade Science Curriculum
Design and Modeling
Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a puzzle cube.
Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, examine nervous system structure and function, investigate disease outbreaks, and explore how a breakdown within the human body can lead to dysfunction.
Computer Science Fundamentals - Express
Students Learn computer science by completing weekly lessons in block coding. They will learn to create computer programs, develop problem-solving skills, and work through fun challenges! They will even make games and creative projects to share with friends, family, and teachers. At the end of the program, they will earn a certificate in computer coding.
Science 7 State Standards
Students learn and experience the 7th grade Indiana Science State Standards through inquiry-based investigations, PBL, STEM, hands-on learning, and multiple other teaching methods.
8th Grade Science Curriculum
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.
Magic of Electrons
In this unit, students examine the behavior and parts of atoms as well as the impact of electricity on the world around them. They learn skills in basic circuitry design and use what they know to propose designs such as a burglar alarm for an art museum.
Science 8 State Standards
Students learn and experience the 8th grade Indiana Science State Standards through inquiry-based investigations, PBL, STEM, hands-on learning, and multiple other teaching methods.