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  • Shaler Academy Awarded NJSHA Program of the Year

    This award recognizes an innovative idea or strategy which has been in operation for two or more years, is still ongoing, and has demonstrated its effectiveness in one or more of the following areas: (a) providing a unique service to individuals with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders, (b) providing intervention for an underserved population, (c) advancing the practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology, (d) promoting the profession of speech-language pathology and/or audiology, and (e) increasing public awareness of speech, language, and/or hearing disorders. Click the image to read more...

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  • Congratulations, Chris Martucci, NJ's Best Pitcher

    The results are in and NJ.com readers have voted Ridgefield's Chris Martucci as the best pitcher in the State for 2015. Chris Martucci was the clear winner in the first fan poll of this high school baseball season, receiving over 26,000 votes to capture over 18 percent of the total votes. Chris Martucci, a senior, is 3-2 on the season to date with a 2.89 ERA. He has struck out 40 batters in 29 innings of work. Click the image to read more...

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  • Ridgefield's Recognition Award Recipients for 2015

    Congratulations to this year’s Bergen County Teacher/ Educational Services Professional Recognition Award recipients: Ms. Renee Bennett for Shaler Academy, Ms. Jean Marie Westervelt for Bergen Boulevard School, Ms. Laura D’Amico for Slocum Skewes School, and Ms. Valerie Echavarria for Ridgefield Memorial High School. This year’s recipients comprise a mix of three teachers and one education service professional (school nurse). We are so proud of those who educate and support our students, faculty, and staff in a variety of wonderful ways. They will be formally recognized at the first May Board of Education meeting and at a County Luncheon held at the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. Click the image to read more...

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  • Bergen County Teacher/Ed Services Professional Recognition Award

    It is time for the Bergen County Teacher / Educational Services Professionals Recognition Program. You may know this award under a different name, as some refer to it as "teacher of the year." For your information, I have provided a bit of history for your consideration as you select a nominee. Each member of the school community (i.e., student, teacher, parent, or community member) may nominate either one teacher or one educational services professional for potential recognition. Click the image to read more...

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  • Parent Technology Night: Repeat Performance

    If you missed it the first time, please join us to learn how to create a log-in for Genesis and Schoolwires, access your child’s grades and homework, and get district updates! Bring your student’s digital device or your laptop, iPad, or tablet computer. Computers will be available for your use if you do not have one to bring. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Ridgefield Memorial High School Cafeteria. Click the image to read more...

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  • Basketball Victories

    Ridgefield Memorial High School's Boys and Girls Basketball Teams advanced to North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 playoffs and won their first games. Both Teams advanced to their second games. Although defeated in round two, the girls played an excellent second game. The boys defeated their opponents and then played a third and final round on Saturday night on their home court. Click the image to read more...

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  • Our PARCC Place

    As New Jersey and nine other states move closer to the first administration of the PARCC tests in March and May of 2015, I’d like to introduce you to Our PARCC Place, a local site that has been designed to provide you with information about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, the associated PARCC tests, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). You can find this new resource on the top blue navigation bar, select RESOURCES and then OUR PARK PLACE. The site allows you to either skim the surface or explore deeply. You can read through brief overviews or read documents and videos that delve into the granular aspects of CCSS and PARCC. You can also find district memos and schedules. Click the image to read more...

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  • Edgewater Tragedy Relief

    In an effort to support the Red Cross relief effort, which asks for donations of Target gift cards, school supplies, toiletries, diapers, deodorant, toothpaste and new clothes, Ridgefield Public Schools and the Borough of Ridgefield will serve as drop points for any contributions that citizens would like to make. Click the image to read more...

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  • New Year Message Regarding the State of the District

    As we move past the close of 2014 and into 2015, I write this update with some impressions of our thoughtful and caring community, the status of our work over these past six months, and some plans for the future. In our continued effort to ensure the development of whole children who are creative, adaptive, resilient, and aware, we continue to plan and build optimal learning environments that keep students healthy, safe, and engaged. We continue to create a more unified school system that ensures cohesive experiences, values each and every student, and supports all students in their growth and achievement. We commit to improving teaching, learning, and community engagement. Click the image to read more...

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  • PARCC and Common Core State Standards Information Night

    The Ridgefield Curriculum Department is sponsoring a PARCC & Common Core Information Night on January 14, 2015. Please join us at the RMHS Cafeteria at 7:00 PM. Click the image to read more...

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  • All Eastern United States Chorus

    Two of our Ridgefield Memorial High School students have been selected to perform with the All Eastern United States Mixed Choir in April of 2015. Both Chavin Haines and Natalia Wajda were chosen because of their excellent audition scores and acceptances into Bergen County, Region and All State Chorus on numerous occasions. This a great honor which is only afforded to about thirty New Jersey students every other year. Click the image to read more...

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  • Thanksgiving Message to the Community

    During the Thanksgiving season, when we traditionally take time to give thanks, I write to express my personal gratitude. Thank you to our parents and guardians for having faith in Ridgefield Public Schools and for sending us your beautiful children. Your children come with strong values, respect, tolerance, and appreciation. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring their success and our success. Click the image to read more...

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  • Slocum Skewes Robotics Team Victory

    The Ridgefield Middle School Robotics Team was one of 26 teams to compete at the Bergen County Regional Tournament on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The team performed exceptionally well and was selected to advance to the New Jersey State Championship on Saturday, December 13, 2014. At that time, the students will compete against the best teams from all of the other NJ counties. Click the image to read more...

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  • Cupcake Contest in Ridgefield Is Sweet Day for Some Special Students

    For most people, baking cupcakes seems a simple process. But for the STRIVE students, it was another step in showing the focus, skill development, creativity and public presence needed to achieve the program’s goal of a functional adult life. “What they had to do was come up with their own recipe and make it at home,” Capotorto said. “It’s a way to help the kids learn to work in their kitchen at home,” beyond basic tasks such as cooking dinner. Click the image to read the article...

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  • Ridgefield Website Launch

    We are proud to announce the official launch of our new district website at www.ridgefieldschools.com. During the past six months, administrators, faculty, and staff have been working diligently while preparing for today’s unveiling. They have been engaged in planning, turnkey training, building, and publishing. Our November 1, 2014 launch brings a more consistent presentation across schools, departments, and activities; an easier navigation structure; more currently updated information; and opportunities for you to register and set up useful and informative resources. Click the image to read more...

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  • Parent Technology Night Draws Full House

    On Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 PM, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Janet Seabold and Instructional Supervisor Floro Villanueva lead and incredibly successful hands-on training effort where parents learned how to access information about our school district, student grading, attendance, homework, and Study Island. They learned how access and register for our new district website. The event was incredibly well attended. Eighty parents came together to experience a keynote presentation and breakout sessions that were delivered in English, Korean, and Spanish. Click the image to read more...

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Annual Data Presentation

    Each year, the students in Grades 3 through 8 and 11 participate in the NJ State standardized testing program on the NJASK or HSPA tests. The data for these tests is reported to the Board of Education and the public during an October Board of Education meeting. Within the presentation, our Ridgefield students are compared to students who attend similar demographic school districts (DFG) and those throughout the State. Student progress is also compared from year to year. Click the image to read more...

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  • Macy's All American Marching Band

    Exciting news! Four Ridgefield Memorial High School students that are members of the Marching Royals have been selected to participate in the 2014 Macy's All American Marching Band! On November 27, 2014, a proud musical tradition will continue and Ridgefield will be proudly represented in the Macy's Great American Marching Band for the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Honoring America's finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Click the image to read more...

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  • Study Island Comes to Ridgefield

    The Study Island learning program has come to Ridgefield! We are pleased to announce that our district has purchased a subscription to Study Island - a research-based program built specifically from State and Common Core Standards. Your child has the opportunity to participate in lessons and activities that reinforce and reward learning. It is also great fun while they are learning! Study Island also provides skill monitoring that identifies your child’s strengths and weaknesses in each subject. Finally, with the shift to online assessment in next year’s PARCC test, Study Island will help all Ridgefield Public Schools students become familiar and successful with online test taking. Click the image to read more...

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  • Strategic Planning for 20/20 Vision

    Yogi Berra said, “If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.” Adapting that for school district strategic planning, “If you don't know where you're going, you won’t know how to get there…or if and when you get there.” During the next eight months, our school community will engage in unbiased, scholarly work that will answer three very critical questions: Where is our district now? Where does the District want to be in three to five years? and How are we going to get there?

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  • Bond Referendum Passes

    Members of the School Community, Thank you for your commitment to our schools! Our bond referendum passed by an overwhelming majority vote! FINAL RESULTS: YES: 358; NO: 164. In order for children to learn, they need to feel safe, secure, and comfortable. They need to come to healthy and stimulating environments. They need to have the appropriate tools. In these modern times, challenges continue to grow, and with our limited means, the needs become harder to accommodate. Click the image to read more...

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Restructuring for Tomorrow

    During these past several months, our district has undergone a significant transformation among its leadership team in an effort to better support school programs and personnel. New Superintendent, Dr. Frank Romano proposed the following reorganization to the system in order to meet 1) the recent New Jersey State demands on schools and 2) the District’s local needs for improvement in the areas of Program and Instruction. The Board of Education unanimously endorsed these efforts in order to support curriculum, instruction, and assessment and provide a well articulated and a more consistent student experience. Click the image to read more...

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