Hayden Baker squeezes a soaked sponge over a grinning Addison Pick, who doesn’t look too disappointed to be caught on the warm, late-spring afternoon.
Hayden Baker squeezes a soaked sponge over a grinning Addison Pick, who doesn’t look too disappointed to be caught on the warm, late-spring afternoon.

    As the hours wound down on the 2018-19 school year, students at Quest Charter Elementary School paused their studies to have some fun in the sun the afternoon of June 6.

    Instead of hitting the books, they hit each other with water-filled sponge balls, cups of H20 and a lot of laughter on their second-to-last day of school.

   Each grade level, including fifth-graders in Janet Ernst and Keri Simacek’s classes shown here, had a chance to go into a courtyard and play for about 15 minutes in the water.

   That was more than enough time for the kids to get soaking wet (and burn off a little end-of-the-school-year energy) before drying off for the end of the day.

   See more photos in the June 20, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.