Merry Christmas to all! And to all a great month! (:
I'd like to thank Mrs. Ploeger for being such a friendly teacher. Algebra (well, math in general) isn't my best subject. But because of her enthusiasm and optimistic attitude, I feel comfortable accepting that Algebra isn't my strong suit. It really does help to have an amazing teacher like her guide me through the crowded world of Math. Thank you! (:
Thanksgiving... accepting the mistakes we've made and thanking the lessons we've learned from them. Remind yourself of that when the day comes along. If you do, it won't just be the turkey leaving a good feeling.
Stay positive, peeps. ^_^
Let's admit it: life isn't an easy game. But what chooses it's difficulty level is your attitude. - Wyatt
Happy Halloween everyone. I wish you all the most fun and creepiest holiday.
I firmly believe that positivity is the best cure for anything negative. And that much is the truth. 😁 Stay positive!!! - Wyatt
Have A Good Day!!!
The South Ripley Art and Creative Writing Club is such a great thing to be a part of. Mr. Gadberry and Mrs. Reichert do a great job of getting everyone's input and ideas and using them for projects to make great things. They help everyone feel included and make everyone feel like they are a part of something beautiful.
I just want to thank Mr. Kohlmeier for being such a great health teacher. His aptitude, attitude and cleverness just makes him a natural at what he does. - Wyatt
Sam Stenger- You are so funny but sarcasm can get the best of you. You use it so much lol. But you are a chill person.
Ali Peck- You are such an amazing friend. You are so incredible. You so beautiful. Thanks for being a friend.
Noah Harrison- You're absolutely hilarious. You know how to make everyone laugh.
Alyssa Dillion- You are one of my closest friends. You are an amazing person overall.
Chelsie Houston- You are so beautiful. You are one of my best friends. However we have not talked in a while. You've always been there for me.
Rachel Sams- Congrats on Wednesday. I'm glad you're a part of my "family." You are beautiful and an amazing friend.
Korynn Ondera- We don't talk much anymore but you've always been a good friend.
Jasmine Almeraz- You are really beautiful and one of the funniest, smartest, and nicest people ever.
Peyton Jones- You are so talented. Your voice is absolutely incredible.
Andrew Dobbs- You are hilarious. You've always been nice to me.
Joey Belanger- You are also hilarious. You know how to cheer
Mrs. Bryant is a really great teacher, she impacts everyone she comes in contact with. Anyone who is lucky enough to have her as a teacher, has a great opportunity to flourish under her teaching skills. She's very understanding, and is always willing to work with you on things. She takes the time out of her day to have tutoring after school on certain days. I love having her as a teacher.
Everyone in drama club: You are all talented people. I think you all are amazing. I believe we can all put aside our differences and work together. Even if you didn't get a main role, you are all amazing and so very talented. Love you all.
Gideon Vest you are a kind heart. You are a very kind, caring, and compassionate person. Keep doing what you do and don't forget to always be kind.
I hope everyone is having a great day. 🙂
Tori Schutte, you’re a queen.
Great job today CNNSR! "Toast" was the best!
Mr. Theising is amazing. He never fails to make me laugh. He is very kind to us and just a very nice person in general.
CC Grigsby, you are one of my best friends. You always make me so happy. I am so thankful that I have you in my life. Thank you for all you have done for me.
Mya McNew is the best. She ALWAYS has a smile on her face. She makes my days a little better just being around her and seeing her contagious smile. You do you boo. --Macy 😉
Shelby Orendor- You are a beautiful human being. You are an amazing person, an amazing artist, and an amazing photographer. You are one of the nicest people I have ever met. You're overall, just the best!
Amber Elston: I love your hair today.
Joey Jarrett: You're a pretty swell guy
Dreams are not what you see in your sleep. Dreams are what do not let you sleep. - Cristiano Ronaldo
To all teachers of South Ripley High School - Thanks for being brilliant teachers. We wouldn't learn anything without ya. Quite literally.
Keep being awesome.
Mr. Stokes, I know that some people don't like you, but I think you're AMAZING. You teach us and do your job. You are great at it and have helped us all grow into better musicians. We whine and complain, but every hard piece, *cough* His Honor *cough*, is extremely beneficial to us. You're heccin funny and you get our memes and references, so we can all connect easier.
Mr. Stokes, you're awesome! Thank you for coming in and making such an amazing impact on the band already. I always look forward to being in class with you, and I'm super excited for marching Farmers Fair this weekend! Your song choice is absolutely fun. I am super "stoked" to spending my last two years of high school with you as my band teacher. South Ripley loves you!
To Mrs Kuhn's 4th period: Every girl in there is a beautiful girl no matter what anybody else says. All you boys are amazing people as well. Have an amazing day.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” -Dennis P. Kimbro
Mrs. Cumberworth is the best. She always is willing to help you, even when you don't deserve it.
“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.” – Roy T. Bennett
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
Seth Wise is a pretty rad fella. He inspires me on the daily with his vast knowledge.
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” – Roy T. Bennett
Nurse Mandy is awesome and we are so very lucky to have her here at SR! Even with a torn meniscus and on crutches, you still put our students' needs before your own!
“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett
“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
I hope everyone is having an amazing day!
Jade H, you look beautiful today!
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
"I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude."
"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
"All I can control is myself and just keep having a positive attitude."
"Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. "
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."
Thanks for filling the hole Mr. Griffin left in our hearts, Mr. Stokes!
Cory and Abby did a great job representing South Ripley in the Farmers Fair King and Queen contest!
Joey Belanger is a pretty rad dude.
Thank you Abby McCarty and Cory Ralston for representing the senior class at Farmers Fair! You did a great job!
Thank you Lilli Hilton and Sam Evans for representing the senior class at Pumpkin Show! Awesome job!
To every single student here at SRHS, you are all amazing, and can do amazing things despite your imperfections, no matter what that may be! We are SRHS, and we are all awesome! Believe like Bob!
Gracey West, you are an amazing person. You're outgoing and funny. You never fail to put a smile on my face. Thank you for being a great friend and cheering me up.
Mr. Mohr is secretly a superhero.
Thank you Mr. Fry for cleaning up our messes.
Thank you to all the teachers of South Ripley new and old for all you do for the students and for all the times you take time out of your day when you could go home to help the students who need the extra help on work and other things.
Great job students and staff today during the Silent Strength presentation. Make a POSITIVE IMPACT...BE KIND!
Thank you Mrs. Strimple for everything you do at South Ripley!
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Kindness Platform to South Ripley High School!
Your YouUplift Kindness Wall Subscription has expired.
If your school would like to update their subscription, or if you feel you are receiving this message in error, then please contact us, and we can get you re-activated immediately.
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
Your school Kindness Wall is housed via its own customized URL link which houses both your Rotating Display of Approved Messages and your Positive Submission Form. You can simply email your Kindness Wall link to students and faculty members or you can place it on your school website for 24/7 access.
You can either cast your Kindness Wall link from any internet device to any TV monitor via a chromecast or Apple TV device, or you can place your Kindness Wall link into the browser of any Smart TV that displays the internet browser. After doing either of these, then you can simply click the FULL SCREEN MODE button on your Kindness Wall, and your Rotating Display of Approved Messages will scroll non-stop and will update itself with newly Approved messages every 10 minutes.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
If you still have the original email that the message came in on, then you can return to that email and access the Approval Page for that message and click the Delete button. This will override your initial Approval.
If you do not still have the original email that the message came in on, then just copy/paste the message to us, and we can jump in the back office and remove it for you – no problem!
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The schools with the highest participation are those that provide their students with 5-10 minutes a week (during Homeroom, Character Education type classes, or classroom downtime) to use the Platform to submit positive messages about one another. They will then display their Rotating Display of Approved messages via classroom Smart Boards during Homeroom or will have a TV monitor in their cafeteria or commons area where all of their Approved Messages are scrolling all day long for everyone to enjoy.
The 100% virtual schools that have the highest participation are doing the following 2 things:
Sending their Kindness Wall link to all of their students and staff via email or via their digital communication system, so that they can see your Rotating Display of Approved Messages and can submit messages all from the same page.
Teachers are leading the way by submitting positive messages about all of their students.
Yes! We can add a dropdown table to your Kindness Wall, so that users can choose which class or group (ex. Teachers, Parents) they belong to when submitting a message, so that you can track the number of positive messages submitted on a weekly or monthly basis.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Yes! There is a banner at the bottom of your Kindness Wall link where a local business or sponsor can pay for your subscription in return for placing their logo and/or website link at the bottom of your Kindness Wall. Because the platform is such a positive community outreach, some school sponsors have even paid for additional TV monitors for their Kindness Wall as well.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions