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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrates the Class of 2022

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrates the Class of 2022 . At sunrise , a group of RHS Alumni Association (RHSAA) Trustees, RHS Principal, Jeff Nyhuis, RHS Assistant Principal, Basil Pizzuto, RHS 12th Grade Advisor, Meg Schaefer, RPS Public Information Officer, Charlene Labenda, Bergen County Commissioner, Ramon Hache (RHS ’91), PG ‘22 Chairs and Committee Chairs, RHS Lacrosse parents, friends and family members all came together to hang 470 maroon and white senior banners.  These banners were hung throughout our beautiful Village to highlight, to recognize and to celebrate each member of the RHS Class of 2022.

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RHS Band’s 100th Anniversary

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Ridgewood NJ, it’s TIME to begin the celebration of the RHS Band’s 100th Anniversary. On Monday, July 4, 2022, we’re excited to welcome MANY ALUMNI for the first of many events celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the RHS Band Program. Come march with the band in the Ridgewood July 4 Parade or come hang out at our Family BBQ on the front lawn of RHS. We hope YOU can join us. And help SPREAD THE WORD to as many band alumni as you are in contact with! Our goal is to have 100 Alumni for our 100th Anniversary!

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US News and World Report 2022 School Rankings : Ridgewood High School 28th in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, US News and World Report rolled out its latest school ranking The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to traditional high schools, the rankings encompass charter; magnet; and science, technology, engineering and math-focused schools. This is how Ridgewood High School stacks up against thousands around the country.

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Lights , Camera ,Action at Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ, Tech entrepreneur Dave Duffield (RHS ‘58), a pioneer who helped shape the software industry and founder of innovative companies including Workday, PeopleSoft and Ridgeline, is giving back to his high school alma mater in support of a substantial STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Initiative. The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) presented the Board of Education with a $635,000 gift from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation at the regular public meeting on May 10, 2021. This grant, which is the result of the development efforts of the RHSAA, is the largest, single donation awarded to Ridgewood High School in the district’s history.

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Ridgewood Turf Trauma : Nor’easter On the Way

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco gave a weather update in a Facebook say rain and gusty winds are expected this evening into Tuesday morning: 

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2022 Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Dinner | March 23rd

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association is hosting the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Inductees. Please join them in congratulating Tony Award winning actor, Ali Stroker (2005), lifetime educator, Deborah Thomas (1971), Congressional Gold Medal winner, Thomas Hawkins (1942), World-Renowned Cardiologist, Ajay Kirtane (1990) & tech pioneer and entrepreneur, Dave Duffield (1958). These five extraordinary individuals have made significant contributions to society through their personal lives, individual passions, talents, professional accomplishments and/or community service.

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RHS Bands Annual Fruit Sale Deadline to order is Friday, February 11th

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Ridgewood NJ, the RHS Bands Annual Fruit Sale is HERE. Students made the rounds in Ridgewood on Sunday, January 23. Orders can be placed with one of our students or by placing your order online (make sure you use a student seller ID!). Gift shipping anywhere in the US is available as well (ship boxes to your family friends!). The deadline to order is Friday, February 11. See (and taste!) why our famous fruit sale has been a Ridgewood favorite for more than 30 years!!!You can place your orders online at www.rhsbands.org. If you have any questions, please contact: rhsbandsfruitsale@gmail.com

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15 Ridgewood High School Band Members have been selected for the 2022 All-Bergen County High School Band

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School Music Department has announced that 15 Ridgewood High School band members have been selected through competitive audition to perform in the 2022 All-Bergen County High School Band. The All-County Band will perform their concert on Sunday, January 16 at Bergenfield High School.

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RHS Alumni Association Presents An Evening with Andy Daly (RHS ’89) on Tuesday, December 14 from 7:30-8:30 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, the RHS Alumni Association is proud to present an evening with Andy Daly (RHS ’89) on Tuesday, December 14 from 7:30-8:30 PM on Zoom. Register here – https://www.rhsalumniassociation.org/rsvp.php

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Ridgewood High School athletics had a fantastic fall season!

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School athletics had a fantastic fall season! Congratulations to all of the RHS athletes and coaches.
Recent Highlights:

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Two RHS Students Accepted into The William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program

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Ridgewood NJ, Two Ridgewood High School students, Nicholas Cho (Grade 11) and Joshua Fishkin (Grade 10) were accepted into The William P. Lauder Junior Internship Program, a highly competitive program offered by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. Only forty students, in grades 7-11, are selected from a nationwide pool to participate in a “dynamic and unique learning opportunity to engage with testimonies – personal stories – from survivors and witnesses of genocide.” To be considered, both RHS applicants submitted a personal letter of interest and a reference letter from an educator familiar with the student’s educational background.

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RHS Student Recognized by the Ridgewood Arts Foundation

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Arts Foundation presented its fall grants and scholarships to Master Art Studio, The Ridgewood Historical Society, and RHS student Celina Kim. The foundation supports artists and arts organizations in Ridgewood and surrounding communities. Pictured are two members of Master Art Studio and owner Sasha Robinson; Celina Kim; Joseph Suplicki, president (in tan jacket) and Jeanne Johnson, trustee (in grey jacket) of The Ridgewood Historical Society.  Also pictured are Jeff Nyhuis, RHS Principal, Chris McCullough, District Supervisor for Music and Arts, and Ridgewood Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee member Kristen Plumley. For information about RAF events, including application info for the spring round of grants and scholarships, please visit www.ridgewoodartsfoundation.org.

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Duffield STEAM Initiative Supports Creativity and Invention at Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ, designing spaces that inspire creativity and innovation and equip students with real-world experience are at the heart of the Duffield STEAM Initiative. The Innovation and Makerspace Lab is being transformed into a high-tech, 21st century workspace where students now have access to tools commonly found in commercial manufacturing facilities and design houses. Over the past month, three substantial pieces of industry-standard equipment have been installed – the Mimaki UCJV300-130 Series large format vinyl printer/cutter, the Techno HD-II 20×34 CNC router, and the Stratasys F170 3D printer. Within days of teacher training, students were off and running, learning and experimenting with new equipment.

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Ridgewood Girls Soccer Takes N1G4 Title 1-0 Over Livingston

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Ridgewood NJ, nearly two weeks after ending a Bergen County championship drought that dated back to 1994, the Ridgewood Maroons Ladies Soccer won their first sectional title since 1997 on Friday afternoon against Livingston.

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