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
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Trades and Classified Staff Job Fair on Thursday, June 27. Attendees can learn how to apply for positions and more about what the district has to offer for our trade and classified professionals.
PowerSchool Parent Portal is more powerful than ever before. Now with Parent Portal parents can begin the registration process, check their child’s grades, update emergency information, and keep up with the teacher’s classroom lessons and assignments from their smartphone or computer...
Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services. Schools serving free summer meals include Cooper Elementary, Micro Elementary, Selma Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Every summer many students go off on vacation before turning in all of their library books. We encourage students and their families to bring in missing library books over the summer as soon as the items are found to prevent possible loss or damage and to allow the media center to complete the end-of-the-year inventory. Click here to view your library account status to see if you have any overdue/missing items.
Please follow theses procedures to help with parking and traffic in the front of our building run smoother. If you are picking your child up in carpool, please do not line up before 3:15pm. This will allow our parents who are coming to the 2pm performance and grade level awards to leave and not be blocked in by cars lining up for carpool. Also, if you are coming to a performance and grade level award presentation, please do not park in the back bus parking lot; you will need to park at the front of the school and come in to get a visitor pass. And finally, I wanted to let all of the parents of our 3rd through 5th grade students. You will receive information about EOG scores in writing no later than this Wednesday, May 22nd.
On Thursday, May 9th at 2:30pm, The entire RDE Staff and Student Body will be celebrating 15 years of River Dell education by participating in a school wide picture taken by a drone camera in our front parking lot. This is something special being done for the staff and students. When complete the picture will be displayed in the school for others to see. Please click below to learn more about the school wide picture: