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Anti-Semitic, Racist Graffiti Found at Schools Throughout Bergen and Union Counties

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Ridgewood NJ, Several schools in Bergen and Union counties have recently been vandalized with graffiti containing hateful messages and symbols. In Bergen County, a student at Ridgewood High School alerted officials on December 4 of a swastika alongside a Star of David carved into a bathroom stall.

On November 30, swastikas and racial slurs were found on a bathroom wall at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale. That incident follows several others since September in which anti-Semitic and racist graffiti had been drawn at nearby Pascack Valley High School in Hillside. In Union County, students reported on November 30 that swastikas had been scrawled inside bathrooms at Summit High School.

The symbol and other offensive drawings had been discovered a day earlier on bathroom walls at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Superintendent of Summit Public Schools June Chang told parents that swastikas were also seen at the middle school before the Thanksgiving holiday break.

On November 29, Edison Intermediate School Principal Matthew Bolton told families a student at the Westfield school “defaced school property with messages of hate directed at various groups.” Similar incidents in the area occurred over the past two months, as a swastika was drawn in a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School and misogynistic, racist, and anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on exterior walls of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

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Reader says ,”School will focus on education and the parents should focus on the child’s deviant behavior”

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Unfortunate that it happened at school. RHS is not responsible, the student is. RHS did not raise this child. I take responsibility for my children. They are wonderful kids and I raised them well. The district educated them as per state guidelines.
Shameful behavior and deserves to be addressed by school in some manner. School will focus on education and the parents should focus on the child’s deviant behavior. Vandalism is a crime and child should be turned over when she is identified.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting tonight December 3 2018 7:30 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Board of Education Public Meeting   will be tonight December 3 2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place .

At all regular meetings, two opportunities are provided for citizens to make comments. The public comment periods will be scheduled after presentations. or just prior to the end of the meeting, whichever occurs first. The first opportunity may be limited by the presiding officer . in order for the Board to continue with its scheduled agenda. The second opportunity will occur at the discretion of the presiding officer taking into consideration a break point in the agenda.

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Ridgewood High School Ranked Number 7 in the Niche 2019 Best Teachers in Bergen County

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Ridgewood NJ, Niche ranked the best teachers serving in Bergen County . Ranking based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and the Niche Academics Grade for the school.

The 2019 High Schools with the Best Teachers ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and teacher data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Ridgewood High School came in #7 in the county , just ahead of Pascack Hills #8, Glen Rock #9 and Mahwah #10, but behind Bergen County Academies #1, Northern Highlands #2, Bergen County Technical #3 , Fairlawn #4 ,Northern Valley Demarest #5 , and Northern Valley Old Tappan #6 .

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-teachers-public-high-schools/c/bergen-county-nj/

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Ridgewood falls to Piscataway at MetLife Stadium

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons fell short in their effort to take down undefeated Piscataway. In a FINAL at the North Jersey Group 5 Bowl Game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday morning Piscataway 31 Ridgewood 21. Ridgewood scoring Will Cardew 26 yard TD run, McDermott 27 yard pass TD catch James Miller 2 pt conversion & James Hogan 1 PAT .

Ridgewood Senior Running Back Will Cardew has now passed Brian Mercer (2004) as the single season all time rushing leader at Ridgewood High School.

Ridgewood Football ended the 2018 season as New Jersey North 1 Group V State Champions with an Overall 10-3 / Division 6-0 vs TOUGHEST public school schedule in New Jersey and NJSFC Liberty Red Division Champ.

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Fourteen RHS band members have been selected to perform in the 2019 All-Bergen County High School Band

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Ridgewood NJ, Fourteen RHS band members have been selected through competitive audition to perform in the 2019 All-Bergen County High School Band. Once again, this is the highest number of students selected from any one school to participate in the 87-piece ensemble. The All-County Band will perform their concert on Sunday, January 13 at Paramus High School.

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Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosts Service Academy Night at Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ,  Yesterday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted over one hundred attendees at his second of two Fifth District Service Academy Nights for high school students interested in attending one of our country’s five military academies.

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Ridgewood High School Bands Poinsettia and Amaryllis Sale Sunday, October 28th

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School Bands Poinsettia and Amaryllis Sale will be held on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 from 12:00p to 4:30p
Ridgewood High School , Ridgewood, NJ.Students will be selling door to door on 10/28/18 with a delivery December 1 – 4, 2018

Sizes and prices as follows:
6″ Red or white poinsettia – $10
10″ Red or white poinsettia- $25
Pink amaryllis – $15
Orders accepted until 11/16/18. Please contact Lorissa Lightman: [email protected] for more information. Orders/ checks made out to RHS Band Assoc can be mailed c/o Lorissa Lightman, 659 Spring Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

For more information on the band program and a list of events, visit www.rhsbands.org

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Tonight Park West Oktoberfest Fundraiser !

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Ridgewood NJ, Park West Oktoberfest Fundraiser ,the event is hosted by Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache , Park West Tavern , 30 Oak St, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450 .

This year the Octoberfest event will be a fundraiser for a local Ridgewood family who will receive 10% of the proceeds .

Park West Loft turns into a biergarten featuring a large assortment of Oktoberfest style beers as well as a reception style buffet and at the same time raise a lot of money for a local family .

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Ridgewood High School Senior Kathryn Zhou and Her Team Wins Best Paper Award at MIT Technology Conference

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School Senior Kathryn Zhou and her team participated in the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology (GSET) at Rutgers University and won the Best Paper Award at the 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC). Way to go Kathryn!