Harry Welch - Principal
Welcome to our Ruby-Wise Elementary web page. We are excited about all the improvements happening at our school:
Achieving Blue Ribbon School Status.
Participation in "Professional Learning Communities" as part of the Systemic Initiative of Rapides Parish, funded by the Rapides Foundation.
Incorporation of comprehensive creative writing program, supported by teacher training funded by our Rapides Foundation Education Initiative Grant.
Implementation of a comprehensive keyboarding plan to teach students how to type correctly.
Opening of a quarter-mile walking track around our playground, to be used by students and community, funded by a Rapides Foundation Mini-Grant and our Ruby-Wise Parent-Teacher Organization.
Addition of outdoor basketball courts to enhance our physical education program.
Provide a "home pool" for the Pineville High School Swim Team and Red River Rapids during the fall swimming season.
Continuation of a Sixth Grade Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Soccer Team to participate in tournaments with surrounding schools, bridging the gap between fourth and fifth grade D.A.R.E. Hoops and junior high school sports. 2009 Parish Physical Fitness Champions and State Champions. A new playground addition for Pre-K thru 1st grades.
Introducing a new computer lab and CMC (Content Mastery Center) for our students.
Continuation of creative teaching strategies through the arts and technology to enhance student achievement and enjoyment of learning.Introducing a President's Physical Fitness challenge to all students in Physical Education Classes to help fight childhood obesity in our schools.