Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Masters Degree in Elementary Education AIG Certification
Mrs. Sara Rippard
Hi! My name is Sara Rippard. This will be my 13th year teaching at River Dell. I enjoy watching the excitement when students are engaged and learning new things. In 5th Grade, your child will be switching classes. I will be your child's ELA and Social Studies teacher. Ms. Hines will be your child's Math and Science teacher.
I grew up in Connnecticut and moved to North Carolina after graduating from college. I started teaching in 2006 after graduating from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut with my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and spending time outdoors. The beach is one of my favorite places to visit.
5th Grade Schedule 2018-2019
8:35-9:05 Arrival Time/Morning Work (Tardy Bell Rings at 8:55)
10:00-11:25 Block 1 Math or ELA (Snack at 10:30)
11:30-12:15 Block 1 Science or Social Studies
1:00-2:20 Block 2 Math or ELA
2:25-3:10 Block 2 Science or Social Studies
In an effort to accommodate more persons who may be interested in attending their monthly meetings, the Johnston County Board of Education has made the decision to start the public portion of its meeting at 4 p.m. until further notice.
The annual Showcase of the Stars event, which features musical performances from schools across Johnston County, will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Smithfield-Selma High School...
Students interested in attending one of the Johnston County Public Schools Innovative High School programs should apply now...
This year for our 3-5 STEM Night we would like to invite our wonderful community of Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Technology Professionals into our school to present their knowledge, talents, and/or careers to our upper grade students and their families. We are in search of any River Dell Families or Friends of our school community that may have a willingness to volunteer about 2 hours in the evening on March 28th to share their passion/career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with our upper grade students. For more information, please click the link below:
Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Anayiotos, needs our help. She would like to do a Kindness project. The kids will paint rocks with words of kindness. The painted rocks will be placed in a Kindness garden. She needs smooth rocks (at least 1 side needs to be smooth), cans of white paint (used to paint the rocks before the kids paint them), and cans of clear sealer. Thank you for your support!
SGA is selling candy February 11th and 12th for $.50. Candy includes fun size Skittles, M&M's, and Fun Dip. Carnations will be on sale February 13th and 14th. Carnations cost $1.00. All extras will be on sale Friday, February 15th. The sale will take place in the front lobby from 8:30-8:55 a.m. All money raised will go towards our Rise Against Hunger event at the end of the year.
A parent information session will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. We would like to give parents an update on the progress of our school and address our goals for moving forward into next year. We would also like to give our parents an opportunity to give feedback on what you view as the biggest challenges facing our school and suggestions on how to improve our school to be the best we can be. We will have childcare provided for this event and we would love to have a big crowd.