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Ridgewood Public Schools - District News
MISSION STATEMENT

The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potentials to become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.
 

 
HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 5.19.15
The 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 May 19, 2015 edition.

Click here to subscribe to rps.eNews.
 

Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE

5.27.15: RHS Athletics Holds Night for Parents of Incoming Freshmen Athletes
Parents and guardians of incoming freshmen athletes are invited to a meeting on Thursday, June 4. RHS Director of Athletics Keith Cook will give a brief overview of high school athletics and all fall coaches will be on hand to answer any questions. The meeting will take place from 7-8 p.m. in Gym I at RHS. For more information, please contact Keith Cook (201-670-2800, ext. 20510 or kcook@ridgewood.k12.nj.us).

5.19.15: Concussion Awareness Program is June 1
Parents and guardians are invited to a special program on the topic of concussions in youth sports. RHS Head Athletic Trainer Nick Nicholaides and Gerard Gioia, Division Chief of Neuropsychology and Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education Program at Children's National Health System, will be presenting information at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium on Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.
 
4.15.15: 2015-2016 Budget Information
Click here to view the latest presentation on next year's school budget, given at the April 27, 2015 Board of Education meeting. 

4.27.15: Superintendent's April Column: Awards, Approvals and Asking for Input
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on April 24, 2015.

2.24.15: School Calendars are Approved
Click here to view the 2015-2016 school calendar.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 school calendar.

EXCELLENCE IN MOTION

5.12.15: US News Ranks RHS #15 in the State
The latest ranking from US News & World Report is out. Ridgewood High School earned a Gold Medal at #15. Click here to go to the report.




5.11.15: RHS History Bowl Team Takes Ninth at Nationals
The RHS History Bowl A Team finished ninth out of 150 teams in Arlington, VA at the national championship competition. Additionally, the team of Ben Bechtold and Thomas Cleary finished in the quarter finals of the competition. Other team members with media permission to be listed are Kumal Raza, Regina Park, Minha An, Thria Bernabe, Tristan Kane and Peter Goodman.

5.05.15: Dr. Fishbein Receives NJ Press Award
Superintendent Dr. Daniel Fishbein has won a New Jersey Press Association award for his monthly columns in The Ridgewood News. Dr. Fishbein won Second Place in the category of column writing for a weekly newspaper in the organization’s annual Better Newspaper Contest 2014. The winning columns were Schools Cannot Do It Alone and Taking the Mask Off Addiction.
 
The columns were submitted by Edward Virgin, Editor, The Ridgewood News, as part of its package of contest entries encompassing a variety of reporting categories. Ed accepted the award for Dr. Fishbein at the organization’s annual Press Night on April 23.
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

5.28.15: Wine Tasting with Kevin Zraly Benefits Ridgewood Crew
Open to the Community! Support the Crew team at "An Evening with Kevin Zraly," a world-renowned sommelier & author, on Monday, June 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chakra Restaurant, 144 West Route 4, Paramus. Explore new wines, sample delicious hors d'oeuvres, mingle with supporters of Ridgewood Crew, as well as fellow wine and food enthusiasts. Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited and all tickets are sold in advance. Please reserve early.

Proceeds support Ridgewood Crew, a team comprised of 67 RHS students. For any questions, comments, or to order tickets personally, contact: Odila Galer-Noel at odilagalernoel@gmail.com or Liz Lavin at lizlavin@verizon.net.

5.26.15: Help Fill the Social Services Food Pantry June 8-12
Ridgewood's elementary and middle schools will be collection sites for non-perishable breakfast food items from Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12. Click here for details.

5.20.15: LSHSA Holds Mexican Fundraiser on June 16
Dine at the Blue Moon Mexican Cafe on Tuesday, June 16 and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Learning Services HSA. Click here for the flyer/coupon that must be presented.

5.12.15: GWMS STEM Club Presents Robotics Showcase on May 30
Meet other teams from New Jersey, watch, learn, play with robots or bring your own to share. The showcase is at George Washington Middle School auditorium on Saturday, May 30 from 1-3:30 p.m. Click here for details.

5.04.15: Wiffle for Cancer is June 7
The Eleventh Annual Wiffle for Cancer tournament in memory of Nick Currey (RHS 2004) will be held on Sunday, June 7, starting at 12 p.m. at Ridgewood High School. Online registration is now up and running for this year's tournament at www.wiffleforcancer.org.

All proceeds benefit the Nick Currey Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research. The organization is also looking for individuals and businesses to sponsor this year's tournament. For further information about the tournament and the Nick Currey Fund, visit www.wiffleforcancer.org. Any questions should be directed to Ralph Currey at wiffleforcancer@gmail.com.
 
Click here for more details from the organization.

4.20.15: Project Graduation 2015 Updates
  • Click here to download important order forms and invitations from the PG-15 committee, including the post-graduation dinner dance form, a parent social invite, and order forms for RHS Class of 2015 clothing items and stationery.
     
  • Dues are due. Make $165 check payable to “RHS Class of 2015” and mail to Sharon Walker, 94 Sherwood Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Class of 2015 Project Graduation Representatives
Chairpersons Tara Callaghan 201-803-7778 and Rosie McCooe 201-602-8097
Chairpersons email: rhs.project.graduation.2015@gmail.com
Treasurer Sharon Walker sharon_walker@spdji.com
Communications Jeff Coster jcoster@verizon.net
 
 
Support The Foundation 
Visit www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org to learn more about the work of The Foundation and/or donate.
 

 
BOARD MEETS ON JUNE 1, 2015
The  Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 
 
The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3. The meeting will be aired live on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77. Or it may be viewed live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Link in Live" tab.

Click here to view the agenda for the June 1, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.








 
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