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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Data Presentation: Part II

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the Curriculum Department presented Part II of a two part presentation on Ridgefield Public School District testing data. The data that was presented included reports of the scores for all students who participated in the PARCC testing in the Spring of 2015. The data was reported for students in grades 3 - 11 in English/Language Arts and grades 3 - 8 in math. Additionally PARCC scores were reported for end of course tests in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry at the high school level. The current data from Ridgefield students was compared to students from throughout the state of New Jersey and all students who participated in the PARCC testing administration last spring. To read more, please click on the image on the left.

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  • Understanding the PARCC Score Report for Parents

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 12th and 13th at both RMHS and Slocum Skewes, parents were invited to a presentation to better understand the way to read and interpret the PARCC score reports that they received earlier in the month. The presentation discussed the meaning of the student score, student scores compared to others both in the district and in the state, and the way in which the report demonstrated student strengths and weaknesses. If you would like more information on the score reports, please click on the picture...

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  • Next Generation Science Standards

    At the Board of Education meeting on January 7, 2016, Mr. Zunick, Science Department Chairperson and Ms. Janet Seabold, Curriculum Director presented the Next Generation Science Standards. These are new science guidelines that will better prepare students for the 21st century as they address science in practice. The standards will provide students with opportunities to more deeply explore the various areas of science and put them into practice through experimentation, engineering, math, and writing. Please click on the image to read more....

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  • New Year Message re: State of the District

    As we continue on our quest to move our schools from good to great, our journey into 2016 is most critical. During these past eighteen months, we have done our absolute best with our limited resources to improve our school system in the areas of facilities; long-range planning; curriculum, instruction and assessment; technology integration; safety and security; and community relations. Again, I encourage you to read my September 9, 2015 State of the District Update. That will allow you to appreciate how incredibly successful we’ve been in all areas when I tell you that we are right on track. It will instill hope and confidence as I share with you now that we have a ways to go. Ultimately, it should encourage you to commit to the significant investment that we need to make in our schools. Click the image to read more...

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  • Blended Learning BoE Presentation

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2015, a team of Janet Seabold, John Coviello, Jamie Rifkowitz, and Ben Aufiero presented the status of the new blended learning pilot in the area of mathematics and science in grades 5, 7, and 8. The blended learning pilot program began at the start of the current to school year with a combination of computer and teacher driven instruction that is individualized to meet student needs. Students are the authors of their own education in these classes with the ability to determine their progress and take control of their education. To read more on blended learning, please click on the image.

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  • Ridgefield Public Schools Data Presentation: Part I

    At the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Curriculum Department presented Part I of a two part presentation on Ridgefield Public School District testing data. The data that was presented included reports of the scores for the NJASK Science Testing in grades 4 and 8, the Biology Competency Test for all students who enrolled in the Biology class at the high school level, and AP testing data. The current data from Ridgefield students was compared to students from past years, local District Factor Groups, and scores at the state level. Data from SAT testing and post-graduation decisions was also presented. Click image to read more....

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  • Second Annual Parent Technology Night

    The Ridgefield Public Schools hosted a Second Annual Parent Technology Night on October 14, 2015. During the evening, parents learned about the ways in which to use Genesis and Schoolwires to better communicate with their child's teachers and monitor progress. The Curriculum Department will be hosting other parent training nights in the upcoming months. Please be sure to complete the upcoming survey that is being sent home via email to let us know what learning opportunities are of interest to you and your family. Click image to read more.....

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  • September Update: State of the District

    I am happy to report that our first seven days back to school have gone extremely well. We began with our convocation ceremony for all admin, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, September 1, followed by our first day for students on September 2. There is nothing more satisfying for me as superintendent of schools than watching our schools return to life as our hard work and careful planning come to fruition. It is always with great excitement that I await the return of all those bright eyes and eager young faces, look forward to engaging with colleagues, and anticipate partnering with local parents and community members. Click the image to read more...

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  • Reading, Writing & Robots at Ridgefield

    Humanoid robots like Ridgefield Public Schools' Peter are stepping into New Jersey classrooms as electronic teacher aides, helping students with everything from responding to social cues and language to improving fine motor skills. The robots can dance, pose questions and "understand" verbal and nonverbal answers. And, oh, yes, once they master facial recognition, they can greet you by name, keep a record of your progress and even ask for a kiss. Click the image to read more...

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  • District Summer Assignments

    The Ridgefield Public School District wants to ensure that all students are successful in their new grade next year. Summer assignments are provided to help our students remain engaged in their academic pursuits during the summer months. These assignments also provide teachers with valuable information as early as possible in the new school year regarding your child’s abilities and interests. Click the image to view the District Summer Assignments...

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  • Sports Spectaculars: RMHS Baseball and Softball

    The Girls Softball Team captured the Group 1 North 2 State Sectional Championship this past Friday with a 3-2 victory over Brearley High School. The Boys Baseball Team captured the Group 1 North 2 State Sectional Championship this past Friday with a 3-2 victory over Weehawken High School. Click the image to learn more about our wins and next steps...

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  • High Notes for Our Music Program

    On Friday, May 22, our 7th and 8th Grade Band attended the Music in the Park Festival at Dorney Park in Allentown Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 14, 15, and 16, our High School Chorus attended the Music in the Park Festival at Hershey Park in Hershey Pennsylvania. Both returned with multiple accomplishments. Click the image to learn more...

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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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