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Ridgewood Schools 2018 Ashby Award and Tradition of Excellence award Presented at the all-staff Convocation

photo courtesy of the Ridgewood School System

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Ridgewood NJ, Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools presented recipient GWMS Guidance Counselor Mike Mullin with the 2018 coveted Ashby Award, and also presented  Somerville School custodian Paul Buscher, with this year’s Tradition of Excellence award. The winners were announced at today’s all-staff Convocation.

( had some difficulties adding the second pic of Paul Buscher , will post a bit later )

 

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Reader says , Down down down we go

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Down down down we go. We don’t need the cosmetic devices. “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!”
How about spending some money on education instead of fancy finishes? No college asks “How beautiful was your school?” They ask “What did you learn there?” How many 3-D printers does Ridgewood own? How many students take the AP exams? How do they do? How many students who don’t wish to go to college but need education in more manual skills have that opportunity? We had all this up until the 80’s? We were very highly ranked in the 70’s, slightly lower in the 80’s, and as close to the bottom of current schools as we can get currently. Next year we well may be off of the charts.

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Reader says Teacher constant complaining is tiring

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Anyone teaching in the Ridgewood School System should be thankful that they are earning above average salaries in addition to the benefits and pension all NJ teachers receive. The whining is getting old. If you don’t like the arrangement, find another job. Teaching is a very difficult job and I could not be a teacher. I don’t begrudge them their packages but the constant complaining is tiring. As the above poster said, “You just had the summer off.” You should be refreshed. Try having 2 or 3 weeks off a year as your only respite from the daily grind!

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It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet?

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Ridgewood NJ, Parents & guardians: It’s the countdown to the start of school! Have you completed your online registration yet? Cross it off your list before Labor Day weekend!

Parents and guardians, just a reminder to complete your online registration in Skyward by midnight, September 4. All households must complete this process through the Skyward Family Access service, a password-protected site that provides parents access to information on courses, grades, homework, attendance, classroom messages, food service and fee management. The information in Family Access will aid in current and continuing communication between you and your child’s teachers to promote student success. Each parent has their own Skyward login ID connected with their email on record.

Here’s the scoop:  https://www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_207516/File/Announcements/2018-2019/OnlineRegistrationPostcard2018-19.pdf

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TIMELINE FOR RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Fishbein presented the timeline for Ridgewood’s Board of Education elections resulting from the public budget vote being restored by the Ridgewood Village Council.

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Reader says Stop selling your agenda and just teach

I hope Ridgewood teachers, administrators, BOE members and Dr. Fishbein are reading this: your actions, comments, Facebook posts, etc are not going unnoticed by parents. Stop selling your agenda and just teach – PERIOD! No union causes, no political talking points, no indoctrination. Our kids are leaving RHS with less real-life skills than ever. Gap years, 5th years, college non-graduates are the norm rather than the exception. Please think of the lives of your students after graduation. There is no money to be made by being a commenter on social media…it’s an intellectual race to the bottom.

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Ridgewood Board of Education Agenda for Monday, August 27, 2018

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Ridgewood NJ,The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018. The Board meets at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3 at 5 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, or to watch from home on Fios channel 33 or Optimum channel 77. Meetings are also streamed via the “BOE Webcast” tab on the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

Meeting webcasts are immediately available on the district website.
Click here to view the agenda in PDF format.

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The summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up

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Ridgewood NJ, a reminder from the Bergen County Prosecutors Office , the summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up.

The final vacation and travel days of the summer are here, so attentive driving is crucial.

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly half of the fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by distracted driving (more than speeding or even driving while intoxicated!). Distracted driving can be talking or texting on a cell phone, or even talking to your kids in the backseat.

So stay focused, use Safe Phone Zones to call, text, and use mobile apps, observe speed limits, and make sure everyone in your car is wearing a seatbelt.

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Reminder Ridgewood Board of Education meeting will be Monday August 27, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place

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Ridgewood NJ, the next Board of Education meeting will be Monday August 27 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in 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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