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‘The leading edge of a much larger iceberg’: New Jersey high school disbands football team

file photo by Ramon Hache

WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The nationwide forces that are beginning to uproot football have converged at a place called High School North.

Demographic shifts, concussions, single-sport specialization and cost — among the same issues that have caused youth football numbers to plummet around the country in recent years — have led […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Ridgewood Public Schools does not tolerate any acts of hate or negative speech in our buildings or on our property.

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The recent events in Charlottesville have compelled me to write to you this afternoon. The horrific and
vile images on our screens emphasized the unfortunate and misguided behavior of real people with real
hate in their hearts towards others who look or believe differently from themselves.

Having watched those expressions of hatred and violence with […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|21 Comments

When It Comes to College, Only Half of America’s High Schoolers Say They Feel Prepared, Survey Finds

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving

Only half of U.S. students think their high schools have prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, according to recent survey data.

Compiled by the nonprofit YouthTruth, the data reveal an uncertainty among high schoolers in how to become ready for college and careers.

The survey didn’t require students […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood Schools releases REVISED Back-to-School Night Schedule

August 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, the Ridgewood School district has released a REVISED Back-to-School Night Schedule: Sorry for any inconvenience but there are a couple of changes to the BTS Night schedule (Ridge and Willard, specifically). Here it is:

Benjamin Franklin Middle School: Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

George Washington Middle School: Thursday, […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Assemblywomen Takes Issue with NJEA endorsements

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi took issues with NJEA endorsements yesterday and took to Facebook to make her displeasure known .

Schepisi said,”I find it fascinating that the NJEA, an organization funded primarily by female members, did not endorse one female incumbent Republican in the entire legislature. For my friends and constituents […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood School District ranked 15th in the state of New Jersey out of 237 districts

August 9,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to Niche.com  Ridgewood School District was ranked 15th in the state of New Jersey out of 237 districts.

Niche.com’s does an annual ranking based on test scores, college data ,ratings and information from the U.S. Department of Education.

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

N.J. school district merger sets good example

Updated on August 6, 2017 at 8:46 AMPosted on August 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM

By South Jersey Times Editorial Board

Please, someone, bottle whatever is in the drinking water in Elmer borough and Pittsgrove Township, and feed it regularly to residents and officials in at least 100 of New Jersey’s smaller towns.

Whatever is in the water […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its Annual RHS Scholarship Charity Golf Classic

Charity Golf Classic – RHS Scholarship Fund

Mon, August 07, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lake Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446

Event Description
The Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its Annual RHS Scholarship
Charity Golf Classic, August 7, 2017 at the
Ramsey Golf and Country Club
105 Lakeside Drive
Ramsey, NJ 07446

The mission of this event is […]

By |August 6th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Ridgewood Teachers Make the Department of Education $100,000 Club

August 4,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, The Department of Education has just released its annual list of teachers and their salaries for 2017. And the list of educators making $100,000 or more ie the $100,000 club.  This list barely had any teachers on it more than a decade ago has grown to more […]

By |August 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Ridgewood School’s Announce the Back-to-School Night Schedule

August 3,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood School’s announce the Back-to-School night schedule is as follows:

Benjamin Franklin Middle School: Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

George Washington Middle School: Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m.

Hawes Elementary School (Gr. 2-3): Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Hawes Elementary School (Gr. K-2): Thursday, September 14 at 8 […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments