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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 November 22 Edition
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 SUBSCRIBE to rps.eNews

Click here to read the November 22, 2016 edition.
 

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

District's Inclusive Preschool Holds Open House on December 5
The Inclusive Preschool offers an exciting opportunity for typically developing three- and four-year-olds to participate in a unique classroom experience. An Open House will be held at the Glen School on Monday, December 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. Please click here for details and registration forms.

Superintendent's Monthly Column: But for the Kindness of Strangers
Dr. Fishbein is a monthly contributor to The Ridgewood News with his Superintendent's Corner column. Click here to read the November 2016 column.​​

Official Election Results

Full-Day Kindergarten Election Results
Yes 5202 votes
No  5022  votes
Candidates for Board - Three Year Term
Jennie Smith Wilson 5,043 
James Morgan      3,530 
Personal Choice:       77

Click here for a PDF of the public presentation.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here to view all full-day Kindergarten documents.​

2016-2017 Community Outreach Program Series Continues on December 6
The Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Department is again offering free presentations for parents and guardians throughout the 2016-2017 school year on the topic of children's well-being. Next up is How, When and Why to Talk to Your Kids about Money with New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber. Click here for details on this program, which will be held at the BFMS auditorium from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6.

Rescheduled to Tuesday, December 13 is "Special Education 101" with RPS Director of Special Programs, Dr. Kim Buxenbaum. This program will be held at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, from 7-9 p.m. Click here for more information on this program.

Click here for the full list of programs in the series, which is co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital with support from The Foundation and the Home and School Associations. 

Click here for the press release on the series.
 

 
EXCELLENCE

Eleven RHS band students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band.  More than 300 students auditioned yesterday for 85 positions.  Congratulations to: Katlyn Tagliabue, principal bassoon* (10); Joshua (Jaehyeok) Yang, clarinet (11); Tony (Jongyun) An, clarinet (9); Colleen Duffy, clarinet (12); Kieran Corcoran, tenor saxophone (9); Chris Morse, principal baritone saxophone* (10); Jonathan Negron, trumpet (11); Teddy Trent, trumpet (12); Stefanie Haas, trombone (9); and Ethan Glenning, principal euphonium* (12).The All County Band will perform in January. 

In addition, two students have been selected to perform in All Eastern ensembles that will perform in April.  These students have been recognized as among the top performers on their instrument for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Congratulations to: Maxwell Caine, guitar (All Eastern Jazz Ensemble) (12); and the other student, an oboe player (11), whose name is withheld pending media permission.

*highest score
 

FINE AND APPLIED ARTS SCHEDULE

RHS Bands Perform Annual Winter Concert on December 7
On Wednesday, December 7, the Ridgewood High School Bands will perform their annual Winter Concert in the RHS Campus Center, beginning 8 p.m. This concert will feature the school’s three curricular bands - the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is free.
 
Call for Entries and Save the Date: 12th Annual RHS Alumni Art Show
RHS Alumni Artists:  The RHS Art Department will be collecting your current, ready-to-hang creative works the week of December 5.  Please submit ready-to-hang artwork to the RHS Arts Office, Room 135, by Friday, December 9.

Please consider sharing your talent! Please forward to you alumni friends....help spread the word!

Exhibit Dates:  December 12, 2016 - January 5, 2017
Location:  RHS, Carroll Art Gallery - Room 137
Reception:  January 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Contact information:  
Chris McCullough, District Supervisor - Fine and Applied Arts
201-670-2800, ext. 20509
cmccullough@ridgewood.k12.nj.us
or
Jennifer Weinkauff, Secretary - Fine and Applied Arts
201-670-2800, ext. 20542
jweinkauff@ridgewood.k12.nj.us​

New Players Company
You Can't Take It With You
December 8 @ 7 p.m.
December 9 & 10 @ 8 p.m.
The Little Theatre, RHS
​Tickets on sale November 21 at www.rhsnewplayers.com.
Click here for details.
 

Mini New Players December Event for K-Grade 4 Children
Friday, December 16
4-7:30 p.m.
$30 for first child; $15 for siblings
Children will work with high school students playing fun-filled games to spark creativity. Pizza dinner is included. Click here for details and registration form.
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

RHS Girls Basketball Sells Hoodies
Order customized gray hooded sweatshirts by December 7. Click here for details and the order form.

 

DECA's Night at The Office is December 22
Dine in or take out at The Office on Thursday, December 22; 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to DECA. Click here for details.
 
 


Support The Foundation
 Visit www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org to learn more about the work of  The Foundation and/or donate.
 

 
LSHSA EVENTS

Scholarship Appeal
Click here for details on how to support the annual LSHSA scholarship fund.

BOARD UPDATES

BOE Meets on December 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The public is invited to attend the meeting or view it live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Live BOE Meeting" tab on the district website, or on Fios tv channel 33 or Optimum 77.

Click here to view the agenda  for the December 5, 2016  Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the minutes of the November 7, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

 
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