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HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 10.06.15The 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.
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Click here to read the October 6, 2015 edition.
Click here to access the web page containing all individual school reports and the district-wide results.
Click here to view the Parent/Guardian Survey 2014-2015 District Report presented at the October 5, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
Click here to read the press release.
10.08.15: Letter from Dr. Fishbein Regarding Travell and BFMS Lockdown
Please click here to read a letter from Dr. Fishbein and Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward, regarding an incident that occurred on October 8, 2015 at Travell School.
10.08.15: LSHSA and Special Programs Office Hold Info Evening on October 28
On Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Kim Buxembaum-Turner, Director of the RPS Special Programs, will discuss "Special Education 101" for parents and guardians of children currently receiving special education. The program will be held at the Eduation Center, 49 Cottage Place. Please click here for more information.
9.28.15: The Public is Invited for Coffee and Conversation
Residents are invited to stop by for coffee and casual conversation with Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Fishbein on three evenings this school year.
The Board has set aside Wednesday, October 14 as its first date for Coffee and Conversation with the public. This event will take place at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, floor 3, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Future dates for Coffee and Conversation will follow on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
All residents are invited to drop in to share their thoughts, questions, suggestions and concerns.
9.28.15: Community Outreach Series Focuses on Well-being: First up is Internet Safety Talk
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here for details on the series.
Click here for the series flyer.
First up is "Staying Safe in Cyberspace" by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Cybercrime Division. This program will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium.
Click here for the program flyer.
Click here for the press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Click here for the tip sheet handout, "Internet Safety for Our Children," from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
9.28.15: Read Dr. Fishbein's September Column
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on September 25, 2015.
Nine students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4.0 or higher on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
These students are Benjamin Bechtold, Akash Chaurasia, Yunseok Choi, Caroline Gonzalez, Maximilian Jerdee, Warren Li, Nikhil Mendiratta, Jaesung Son and Donald Zheng.
Fifty-two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million high school students worldwide who took AP Examinations in May 2015 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.
10.05.15: Results of the National Merit Scholarship Competition are Announced
Kristen Schretter (L) and Maximilian Jerdee (center) have been designated semifinalists and 39 students have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Click here to read the details.
Access Ridgewood 2015 is October 16-18
Events are taking place Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 in the schools and Village. Event information can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more details.
LSHSA Holds Two Social Events
Welcome Brunch: October 26 from 9-11 a.m.
Evening Social November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
No RSVP required
Click here for details.
RHS DECA Sells Maroons Apparel through October 23
Proceeds support RHS DECA and Operation Shoebox. Orders are due by October 23. Click here for details and the order form.
Ridge School Holds Tag Sale on October 17
The multi-family sale will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ridge School. Questions should be directed to RidgeSchoolHSA@gmail.com. Click here for the flyer.
RHS New Players Hold Trunk or Treat on October 30
Children are invited to come to the RHS Little Theatre in costume to hear Halloween tales, followed by trunk or treating in the parking lot. $10; children under 3 Free. Rsvp. Click here for details.
Junior NP Weekend is November 13-15
Click here for Junior New Players registration information.
RHS Gymnastics Clinics Continue for Grades K-8
The RHS Varsity Gymnastics team continues its annual October gymnastics clinics on Saturdays, October 17 and 24 from 8-9 a.m. Individuals in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are welcome to participate in the clinics, which will be held in RHS Gym 3. Children should be dressed in proper attire (t-shirt and shorts/leggings or a leotard and spandex if they have them). Guardians are required to sign a permission slip the first they attend clinic. Clinics are provided free of charge, but donations are welcome. If you have questions please email Coach Karen Mendez at email@example.com. No need to RSVP. Click here for the flyer.
The RHS Alumni Association has a new Website
Check it out at http://www.rhsalumniassociation.org/.
At its Special Public Meeting on October 8, the Ridgewood Board of Education elected Jennie Wilson as its new Board member. She will be sworn in at the Regular Public Meeting on October 19. "The Board is pleased to welcome Jennie Smith Wilson to the district's leadership team," said Sheila Brogan, Board president. "Her knowledge of the district and her proven success as president of the Ridgewood Education Foundation will assure a smooth transition to serve on the Board of Education."
Photo credit: The Ridgewood News
BOE Meets on October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to view the agenda for the October 8, 2015 Special Public Meeting.
Click here to view the minutes of the September 21, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
9.28.15: Board of Education Writes Letter to the Editor on Negotiations
Click here to read a September 25, 2015 letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News, regarding talking points made by the REA president on September 21, 2015.