6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 10.21.14The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
Click here to read the October 21, 2014 edition.
Click here to subscribe to rps.eNews.
Click here to read a letter sent to Ridgewood High School parents and guardians regarding K-9 safety drills.
10.27.14: RHS Learning Commons Ribbon Cutting is Tuesday, November 11
Please come at 6 p.m. to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Ridgewood High School Learning Commons. The ceremony will take approximately one hour and include comments by Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Board of Education president Ms. Sheila Brogan, RHS principal Dr. Thomas Gorman and Ms. Lori Weil.10.22.14: General Election with Annual School Election is November 4: Please Vote!
Two Board of Education seats are open for the Annual School Election.
Click here to view the Ridgewood sample ballot.
10.06.14: NEW PROGRAM ADDED: Outreach Programs for Parents and Guardians
The district's Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment has added a session on financial literacy to the 2014-2015 Community Outreach Program. This series for parents and guardians consists of evening presentations focusing on current education topics.
Click here for the press release with more details.
10.06.14: Come for Coffee and Conversation on November 12
Residents are invited to stop by for coffee and casual conversation with Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein on two evenings this school year. The Board has set aside Wednesday, November 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. All residents are invited to drop in to share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns.
10.02.14: Updated FAQs on Common Core Curriculum Standards (CCSS)
Please click here to open the updated CCSS and PARCC testing FAQs.
9.30.14: Announcing Walk-toberfest
Join the Ridgewood School community in celebrating Walk-tober Fest!
Take some time this month to promote health, safety and the environment by walking to school. Click here for the flyer.
9.30.14: Superintendent's September Column: We're Off to a Great Start
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared in the paper on September 26, 2014.
9.22.14: FAQs on Enteroviruses
Click here for information from the state Department of Health on enteroviruses (EV).
Click here to view the agenda and addendum for the October 20, 2014 Regular Public Meeting.
Click here to view the webcast of the October 20, 2014 Regular Public Meeting.
Eight BFMS students and six GWMS students were accepted into the Bergen County Honor Band. Those with media permission to be listed are: Benjamin Franklin Middle School: Andrew Song (7) - Mallet 1 (highest score); Christopher Morse (8) - Bari Saxophone (highest score); Tony An (7) – Clarinet; Teddy Moll (7) – Horn; Stefanie Haas (7) - Trombone (highest score) and Emma Matthews (7) - Trumpet (highest score). George Washington Middle School: Katlyn Tagliabue (8) – Bassoon (highest score); Kieran Corcoran (7) – Tenor Saxophone (highest score); Shalin Patel (8) – Euphonium (highest score); Annie Duffy (8) – Clarinet and Edward Li (8) – Clarinet.
The two middle schools have the most students from one district earning positions into the Honor Band. Brian Brown is the band director at GWMS and Jason Curcio at BFMS.
10.22.14: Jeff Haas Recognized by State Educators' Group
RHS Music Teacher Jeff Haas will be recognized by the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) as the 2014 recipient of their Jazz Education Achievement Award. The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding contributions to New Jersey's students and teachers in the areas of jazz pedagogy and performance, while promoting the importance of appreciating and studying jazz as America's original art form. The award will be presented on November 14 at the annual All-State Jazz concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
Chuck recently celebrated his 200th career win as Maroons Football coach.
10.15.14: RHS Girls Tennis Wins
10.15.14: Marching Band Takes First
The Ridgewood High School Marching Band took first place at the US Bands Competition on October 5 at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison. The Maroon band also won Best Music, Best Visual, and Best Effect. This year’s show is entitled “Rise,” and is meant to depict the life of a phoenix, with the musical selections: “Rise of the Firebird,” “Infernal Dance,” “The Fire of Eternal Glory,” and the song “Final” from Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.” The RHS Marching Band also took first place in a competition on September 27 at Pequannock High School. Their next competition will be the State Championship competition at Rutgers University on Saturday, October 18.
9.24.14: National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended Students Named
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists have been announced, as follows (lower left to top right): RHS Principal Tom Gorman congratulates Gabriel F. Voorhis-Allen, Seung Ryoul Lee, Ji–Hyuk Kim, Jeffrey M. Lampiasi, Warren Li, and Jaesung Son, who stand with Guidance Counselors Chris Fabish and Peter Burkard. Below, semi-finalist Sumita Rajpurohit poses with Peter Burkard.
Click here to read the press release.
Junior New Players is a weekend workshop offering a hands-on theatre experience from the page to the stage for 5th – 8th grade students. Under the guidance of RHS staff, participants will work in small groups with high school directors creating, rehearsing and performing original scripts.
Click here for the flyer and registration form.
Students will be selling door-to-door on Sunday, November 2 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Delivery dates are December 6-7.
Sizes and prices as follows:
6" Red or white - $10
10" Red or white- $25
Amaryllis - $15
Orders will be accepted until November 19. Please contact Melissa Pizza: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Orders/ checks made out to RHS Band Assoc can be mailed c/o Melissa Pizza at 678 Midwood Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
For more information on the band program and a list of events, visit www.rhsbands.org
10.27.14: Save the Date: RHS Bands, Choir, Orchestra Fundraiser
The New York Voices will be in concert with the Jazz Masters Big Band, on February 27, 2015 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Audtiorium, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 (premium seating): $35 (adults); $25 (students and senior citizens).
10.22.14: RHS Banners Support Class of 2018
Handmade felt banners are being sold at $50. Order by November 5.
Click here for the flyer / order form.
The RHS Little Theatre will be the venue for five local area bands on Saturday, November 22 from 7:30-11 p.m. Western Spur, the Declan Power Band, Crush, the Stilettos and Hawk will be playing the best "Album Cuts" from artists including: Asleep at the Wheel, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit group, The New Players Company. Please click here to order tickets online. The event is expected to sell out.
10.02.14: RPS New Players Host 'Trunk or Treat' on October 30, Plan Cabaret for November 16
- Wear your costume and join the New Players in the RHS Little Theatre for Halloween tales, followed by trunk or treating in the school parking lot. Cost is $7 in advance; $10 at the door. Click here for the flyer and registration form.
- 10.16.14: NPC members will put on a cabaret night at Raymond's on Sunday, November 16 at 7 p.m. The group is auctioning premium seating. Bids accepted from October 17-23. General seating tickets will be sold at a later date. Click here for information on the table auction.
Click here for the flyer / order form and more information.
9.16.14: JAMBOREE 2015! "Under the Stars" will take the audience from Central Park to Times Square to Broadway and includes a variety of music that will be familiar to people of all ages. The show will be directed by Claudia O'Rourke and will be performed on February 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Auditions at the RHS Campus Center at 7 p.m. on:
Tuesday, October 28
Thursday, October 30
Wednesday, November 5
For more information, or to donate, please visit http://www.rhsjamboree.org/concrete5/.
9.16.14: Project Graduation 2015 Updates
Baby Photos are due November 1. Click here for detailed instructions.
50/50 Raffle: To purchase a ticket, please click here to fill out the form and remit by November 1. The ticket(s) will be mailed to you. $50 per ticket – only 1000 tickets will be sold.
Class of 2015 Project Graduation Representatives
Chairpersons email: email@example.com
Treasurer Sharon Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Jeff Coster email@example.com
Click here for the program and registration flyer.