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Reader says , “Voting for Kaufman, no doubt about it. Loncto has to GO”

photo courtesy of Saurabh Dani‎

Cris Kaufman’s only flaw is that he is not experienced at being a BOE member and he is not super polished in a venue like the “debate.” This is not a character flaw. Loncto is experienced because he has 7 years on the Board. I am sure Cris will know more in seven years. And Loncto had to READ answers after SEVEN YEARS of experience. Cris is natural, he is not scripted, he is enthusiastic, smart, involved, and he is a listener. I saw him at one of the coffees and he was aces in this less formal environment. Loncto, by the way, was appointed the first time and ran unopposed the second time so he never had to go through this debate scene EVER. Voting for Kaufman, no doubt about it. Loncto has to GO.

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Reader says , “Ridgewood schools are living off the fumes of reputation”

Ridgewood Police at RHS

file photo by Boyd Loving

$110 million budget and our schools not even ranked anymore in the top twenty in the state. Only four Ivy Leaguers amongst 2018 graduating class. Ridgewood schools are living off the fumes of reputation. Taxpayers not getting their money’s worth, but teachers certainly are, not upholding the Tradition of Excellence but profiting from it. Cha-ching!

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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:

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The  Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3. The meeting will be aired live on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel 77. Or it may be viewed live via the district website at using the “Link in Live” tab.

Click here to view the agenda and addendum for the June 1, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.

Spanish Student Achieve
Forty-eight RHS Spanish students received medals and 100 students received an honorable mention on the National Spanish Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Three Students Place in Poetry Contest
On May 14, 10 Ridgewood High School students accompanied their teachers to William Paterson University for the Annual Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest. Three RHS students placed in the competitions. Thria Bernabe came in third place in Advanced French, Ken Marshall came in third place in Advanced German and Jeff Zachem placed first in Advanced Latin.

Help Fill the Social Services Food Pantry June 8-12
Ridgewood’s elementary and middle schools will be collection sites for non-perishable breakfast food items from Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 12. Click here for details.

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National Merit Semi-Finalists Named


National Merit Semi-Finalists Named

September 24,2014
Ridgewood NJ, National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists have been announced, as follows (lower left to top right): RHS Principal Tom Gorman congratulates Gabriel F. Voorhis-Allen, Seung Ryoul Lee, Ji–Hyuk Kim, Jeffrey M. Lampiasi, Warren Li, Jaesung Son, who stand with Guidance Counselors Chris Fabish and Peter Burkard. Right, semi-finalist Sumita Rajpurohit poses with Peter Burkard.
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RHS Students Excel


RHS Students Excel 
June 8th 2014 

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Ridgewood NJ , RHS junior Reid Simoncini received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award of the West Point Society of New Jersey. This award honors “exceptional performance and potential in the areas of academics, athletics, community service, good citizenship, and leadership.”

RHS students Sophie Noel and Maeve Cannon maintained a two-year winning streak in the Lightweight Girls Double crew competition this May. The pair won the gold with a six-second margin at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s Championship Regatta on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, where the US National Team trains.

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