"A young writer sees that with words and sentences on a piece of paper that costs less than a penny he can place himself more clearly in the world. Words on a page, that’s all it takes to help him separate himself from the forces around him, streets and people and pressures and feelings. He learns to think about these things, to ride his own sentences into new perceptions. "
             — Don DeLillo 

Welcome to Mr. Ripatrazone's site.

December 1st is the deadline for seniors to select the portrait pose that they wish to appear in the yearbook. Please visit the Schoolcraft Studios site to make your selection.

Please follow the links on the left for course-specific information, my background in teaching and writing, and related links.

I am the school's Yearbook adviser, and we are always looking for students to join our staff. If you would like to be a part of yearbook for the 2018-2019 academic year, please get in touch! This is a low-stress, high-reward club that occasionally meets during lunch and after school, but the vast majority of our work is done online via the Yearbook Avenue site. I am in Room C126 if students would like more information!