2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Congratulations Mr. McCaffree!

Ruth Clark Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Caleb McCaffree is the district’s newest winner of the KAKE Golden Apple Award. McCaffree was the recipient of the Kansas State Department of Education 2015 Horizon Award. The Kansas Horizon Award program identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching by first-year teachers in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Congratulatons to our newest National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Haysville USD 261’s Ruth Clark Elementary School was named one of 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Ruth Clark Elementary School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. Haysville USD 261’s Campus High School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School and Oatville Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Watch the announcement video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YqQtf1GaY


Winter Break

DEC 20 - JAN 3

Christmas Parties
Friday, December 15 from 3:00 - 3:40 PM

Tuesday, December 19 at 2:30 PM

Food Drive!

Ruth Clark students will be collecting non-perishable food items to help stock the food pantry. Bring your items to the school between December 1 and December 19.

Skate Party

You are invited to a Skate Party for Ruth Clark Elementary!

Where: Roller City, 3234 S. Meridian
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Second Tuesday of each month


Ruth Clark has been honored with the KS Math Challenge Award. This award is based on last year’s 4th grade state assessment math scores. The Challenge Awards are designed to recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population.

This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size, and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

Both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Quality Performance Accreditation program have as a foundation the belief that all children can learn. The purpose of this award program is to affirm that belief.

This award is the direct result of hard work and dedication by Ruth Clark staff and students. We are incredibly proud of this recognition.

Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsWith this award, the Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Ruth Clark to observe and experience for themselves the remarkable impact taking place. Ruth Clark hopes to receive a Capturing Kids' Hearts Nation Showcase Schools award for the 2016-17 school year.



Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

December Update!

Did you know that student’s must learn approx. 3,000 new words per year in order to acquire the vocabulary knowledge needed in high school?

  • Three hundred to five hundred of those must be taught explicitly. The rest come from kids hearing words in everyday life.
  • One of the best ways to ensure your child is learning new words is to have conversations with them every chance you get. Talk to them while you are making dinner, driving them to swimming lessons, waiting for the dentist or doctor to come in. Make every opportunity count–they are only young once!
  • Feel free to use "big" words with your child. Just be sure to explain it after you use it. The more they hear a word, the better chance they'll remember it.
  • Sometimes it is difficult for children to learn new words. To help make cognitive connections, try having your child illustrate the word they are learning or create a game out of it. They can draw with a pencil, crayon, chalk, bubbles in the bath, sand, their finger on sandpaper, or have them cut out a picture that makes them think of the word from a magazine, etc.

If you have any questions about Literacy First please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website: www.literacyfirst.com


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 380 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Ruth Clark Elementary School


Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Teacher's Lounge. Next Meeting: Nov 28th.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

Upcoming Events

RC Skate Parties
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school at Roller City, 3234 S Meridian. from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month.
Next party is October 10.

PTO Movie Night -TBD
Bring your family and enjoy the show! Food will be in the cafeteria at 6 PM and the movie will begin in the gym at 7 PM.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, lanyards, and Sonic cards. Print an order form here or pick one up in the office.


2016-17 Officers    

President: Rachel Thomas
1st Vice Pres: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: KD Keim
Treasurer: Danella Hardy
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf


email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Linda Sexton

email: lsexton@usd261.com

Janie Sowell

email: jsowell@usd261.com


Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
P: (316) 554-2333
F: (316) 554-2340

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