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Eight RHS Students named 2014 National Merit Finalists

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Eight RHS Students named 2014 National Merit Finalists

Ridgewood NJ, All eight National Merit semi-finalists from RHS have been named finalists. Congratulations to Brian Collins, Monica Dawes, Debbie Ou, Brian Park, Mark Perfect, Britta Potter, Syed Raza and Jeffrey Sheu.

Photo: Assistant principal, Jeff Nyhuis and principal Dr. Thomas Gorman pose with National Merit Scholarship Finalsists Debbie Ou, Brian Collins, Mark Perfect, Brian Park, Syed Raza, Jeffery Sheu and Monica Dawes. Not pictured, Britta Potter.

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R.H.S. boys ice hockey: Ridgewood reaches Gold Cup final

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R.H.S. boys ice hockey: Ridgewood reaches Gold Cup final

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
BY  JIM MCCONVILLE
SPECIAL TO THE RECORD
THE RECORD

WAYNE – It was back in mid-November on a Friday night when the fortunes of the Ridgewood hockey team took a turn for the worse. They were still two weeks away from the first practice, but injury had beset them.

Cooper Telesco suffered a broken bone in his arm near the wrist in a state football playoff game. Ridgewood hockey coach Mike Lucchesi found himself without a key element for his Maroons through the first 14 games.

Since then, Telesco has more than made up for lost time, and Wednesday night he was instrumental in getting Ridgewood into its fourth straight Gold Cup final, scoring the game-winner in a 2-1 semifinal victory over Fair Lawn.

The Maroons will face Paramus Catholic in Friday’s final.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/246282221_H_S__boys_ice_hockey__Ridgewood_reaches_Gold_Cup_final.html#sthash.CGjlQqGt.dpuf

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Four Ridgewood girls sign lacrosse letters

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Four Ridgewood girls sign lacrosse letters
Friday, February 14, 2014
BY  GREG TARTAGLIA
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The Ridgewood News

RIDGEWOOD — How strong is this village’s love for lacrosse? Even the fiercest of college rivalries takes a back seat when Ridgewood High School players choose their next stop after graduation.

Katie Smesko was one of four senior members of the Maroon girls lacrosse team who formally announced plans to play at a Division I school during RHS Fall Letter of Intent Media Day on Nov. 21. She and teammate Devon Maltz both committed to the University of Michigan, though in only one of their households did the decision cause a stir.

“My dad grew up in Ohio, so his whole side of the family are really big Ohio State fans,” said Smesko, adorned in a blue and maize Michigan sweatshirt at the time. “So, when I went to visit Michigan, it was a little tough for him. But he’s so happy, and he knows it’s such a great school, so I’m really excited about it.”

Kelly McBrearty is headed to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. to join former teammate Lauren Beausoleil (RHS Class of 2013) – and play 15 miles down the road from Maroon alum Maggie Carver (Class of 2013), now at rival Lafayette College.

Darby Kiernan will play for the University of Colorado. The Buffaloes are a Pacific-12 Conference foe of Southern California, where 2012 RHS grad Courtney Tarleton plays.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/245485211_Four_Ridgewood_girls_sign_lacrosse_letters.html#sthash.qmk6Bm0N.dpuf

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RHS DECA had about 80 students qualify for the next round of competition

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RHS DECA had about 80 students qualify for the next round of competition

One hundred ninety RHS students went to Ramapo College in January and competed in the NJ DECA Regional Competition, consisting of team and individual scenario role-playing and testing, which was conducted prior to the event.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

RHS DECA had about 80 students qualify for the next round of competition. In order to advance students need to place in the top 18 of all students competing in their event, and a student who placed top three on a test or role-play received an extra award for recognition of their accomplishments. In addition, three teams placed in the top 25 in the North Atlantic Region and have been invited to present their stock market portfolio at the International Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia in early May.

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RHS girls soccer players named All-State North Team

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RHS girls soccer players named All-State North Team

Photo: Ridgewood seniors, Darby Kiernan, Olivia Shaw and
freshman Haley Ricciardi stand with their varsity
soccer coaches Jackie Hurley and Jeff Yearing .

Ridgewood NJ, At a banquet on January 5 for top athletes around the state, three RHS soccer players from the girls varsity soccer team were among the many honored for their excellence in their sport.

The players, forward Darby Kiernan, goalie Olivia Shaw and defender Haley Ricciardi were named to the All -State North 1 team, as voted on by coaches from across the state. Shaw was additionally named First Team All- North Jersey, and Kiernan and Ricciardi were named Second Team All-North Jersey, by The Record.

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End to school lunch deliveries leaves bad taste in Ridgewood

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End to school lunch deliveries leaves bad taste in Ridgewood
THURSDAY JANUARY 16, 2014, 3:23 PM
BY  LAURA HERZOG
STAFF WRITER
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

A non-compete clause in the Ridgewood school district’s contract with its food-service provider took the spotlight at Monday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting, where several parents and business owners voiced disapproval with the superintendent’s recent decision to discontinue outside vendor lunch deliveries.

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s letter to parents about last week’s decision listed concerns about delivery people who are strangers, illegal parking and administrative time spent sorting out the lunches, but the non-compete clause was not mentioned in the letter. Several residents and local business owners brought up the non-compete clause on Monday.

Fishbein said after the meeting that though Pomptonian Food Services had not yet contacted him about the contractual issue, he was personally concerned about the breach of contract.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/240598801_End_to_school_lunch_deliveries_leaves_bad_taste_in_Ridgewood.html#sthash.9dXbwK2g.dpuf

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H.S. Girls Cross-Country: Course record powers Ridgewood to Bergen championship

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Course record powers Ridgewood  to Bergen championship
Friday, November 1, 2013
BY  GREG TARTAGLIA
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The Ridgewood News

Ridgewood High School historically has fielded good girls cross-country teams. The 2013 RHS squad is shaping up to be historically good.

The Maroons rolled to their 28th group title at last Saturday’s Bergen County championship meet in Mahwah and will return to Darlington Park tomorrow in search of their 27th Bergen Meet of Champions (BMOC) crown.

 

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/sports/230157041_H_S__Girls_Cross-Country__Course_record_powers_Ridgewood_to_Bergen_championship_record_in_county_win.html#sthash.6JLC6qmE.dpuf

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Wheres the Beef?

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>NEWS FROM THE ED CENTER via rps eNews

Beef Recall Update The RPS district is in regular communication with Pomptonian, our food services provider, about the NJ Department of Agriculture beef recall.

Until the recall has been fully satisfied, the district has elected to remove beef from all K-12 menus.

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