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Longtime Ridgewood Educator Richard “Dick” LaRue Has Passed Away

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has learned thru the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association of the passing of beloved teacher, coach and counselor Richard “Dick” LaRue.  Dick’s commitment to education spanned a lifetime.  He began his career at RHS teaching English and Spanish, in addition to coaching soccer and track, from 1953 to 1958.  After almost 20 years away, Dick returned to RHS in 1977 to serve as a guidance counselor until his retirement in 1990.

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The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Annual Alumni Photo on the Front Lawn of RHS , Monday, June 12th at 6:45 PM

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Ridgewood NJ, calling all 2023 legacy graduates and their alum parent/grandparent! In keeping with tradition, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association has coordinated the annual alumni photo on the front lawn of RHS which will take place on Monday, June 12th at 6:45 PM. This means if you have a graduating senior and you are an RHS alumnus as well, you are welcome to join in this special photo. Please come dressed in your best RHS gear and represent! A big thank you to the folks working behind the scenes to make this photo happen every year… It’s a wonderful tradition celebrating our alumni. Please RSVP on group spot ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/rhsalumniassociationnj/ ) so we have your graduating year!

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association: Congratulation Ridgewood High School Class of 2023

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association was busy hanging a banner for every member of the class of 2023–Congrats seniors and soon to be future alumni! 448 members of RHS23!

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Honors 5 Distinguished Alumni

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association celebrated two classes of Distinguished Alumni on March 23, 2022 at Park West Tavern Loft in Ridgewood. The inductees included Tony Award winning actor, Ali Stroker (2005), Congressional Gold Medal winner, Thomas Hawkins (1942), lifetime educator, Dr. Deborah Thomas (1971), World-Renowned Cardiologist, Dr. Ajay Kirtane (1990) & tech pioneer and entrepreneur, Dave Duffield (1958). Below showcases more details about these five extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions to society through their personal lives, individual passions, talents, professional accomplishments and/or community service.

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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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Yes We Totally Misplaced Giving Tuesday so Lets Try Giving Tuesday +1

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Ridgewood NJ, we have to apologize, we totally misplaced Giving Tuesday  . The Ridgewood blog received and eblast from the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association and had full intention to publish it in a timely manner however we failed , so lets try Giving Tuesday +1 .

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Launches Externship Program

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Ridgewood NJ,  Building on the success of the RHS Alumni Career Speaker Series, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) launched a complementary program, the RHS Alumni Externship Program (RAX), designed to give juniors and seniors an interactive career mentorship experience with professionals in a variety of career fields and positions. RHS alumni eagerly responded to this unique opportunity to give back to their high school community in a way that would have a meaningful impact on the next generation of leaders, innovators, creators and thinkers.
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UPDATE: Ridgewood High School Alumni Donates $635,000 For STEAM Projects

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Ridgewood NJ,  a $635,000 alumni gift, the largest in the Ridgewood School district’s history was announced by the Board of the Education at Monday’s meeting.

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrate each member of the RHS Class of 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, At sunrise today, a group of Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) trustees, friends and family members as well as Superintendent Dr. Tom Gorman (RHS ’87), Bergen County Commissioner and former Mayor Ramon Hache (RHS ‘91) and recently named RHS Principal, Jeff Nyhuis, all came together to hang 436 maroon and white senior banners in honor of you, class of 2021! These RHS 2021 banners donning our new “R” were hung throughout our beautiful Village to highlight, to recognize and to celebrate each member of the RHS Class of 2021.

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association to postpone Homecoming until the fall of 2021

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Dear RHS Community,

You may be aware that last year the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association hosted its inaugural Homecoming/Reunion Weekend.  We endeavored to centralize Reunions to allow for more camaraderie between celebratory classes and offered an opportunity to visit your Alma Mater hosted by current ambassadors on a coordinated weekend.  We were excited to make our second annual Homecoming weekend that much more special this October when the classes ending in five and zero celebrated their respective reunions.  Unfortunately, the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association has made the difficult decision to postpone Homecoming until the fall of 2021.

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Names 2020 Distinguished Alumni

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce our 2020 Distinguished Alumni Inductees. Please join us in congratulating Ali Stroker (2005), Deborah Thomas (1971) & Thomas Hawkins (1942).

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Eminent Physicist Dr. David Coward spoke to Ridgewood High School Students

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October  18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Last week the eminent physicist Dr. David Coward spoke to RHS students. Physicist, Emeritus at Stanford University and a member of RHS Class of 1952, Dr. Howard was part of the collaboration that ultimately led to the discovery of quarks in 1968, for which the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded. He is also a member of RHS Distinguished Alumni.

David Coward received his Bachelor of Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. An experimental physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), he made indispensable contributions to the SLAC-MIT experiments that discovered the quark structure of the proton and neutron. The 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for his work. As a member of CERN’s NA31 Collaboration, he shared the 2005 European Physics Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize. He is now Physicist Emeritus at Stanford University. Inducted 2008.

David Coward, was awarded the RHS Distinguished Alumni Award during the 60th reunion of the class in October 2012.

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Ridgewood High School’s 125th anniversary at the “Party in the Park” Tonight!

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May 19,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, So it safe to say this is really happening!, hundreds of people who love and support Ridgewood High School will gather under this beautiful tent on Veterans Field to celebrate 125 years of excellence. It will be a total and complete celebration of a place that has educated thousands .

Food stations, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and speciality drinks — along with musical entertainment — will help celebrate Ridgewood High School’s 125th anniversary at the “Party in the Park” on May 19

Word is they are dangerously close to selling out, there is still room for a few more. Same day registration will be open. Party in the Park 2017.

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrates the 125th anniversary of Ridgewood High School

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April 4,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Join the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association in celebrating the 125th anniversary of Ridgewood High School!

Come celebrate under the stars as we “PARTY IN THE PARK” on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 6th at 2 p.m.!  Buy your ticket early as capacity is limited under the tent!

DETAILS:

Friday, May 19, 2017

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Veterans Field

Cocktail Attire

*Rain Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

TICKET PRICING:

Cum Laude: $125 per Ticket

Magna Cum Laude: $225 per Ticket plus a 4×8 Commemorative Brick

Summa Cum Laude: $350 per Ticket plus an 8×8 Commemorative Brick

*Must be 21 and over to purchase a ticket!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

T-Sign: $250

Banner: $500

PARKING:

Veterans Field East, the Ridgewood Public Library, and Graydon Pool

*Drop-Off and Pick-Up is strongly encouraged!

https://www.rhsalumniassociation.org/

 

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of RHS

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March 15,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Please join the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association in celebrating the 125th anniversary of RHS. Come celebrate under the stars as we “Party in the Park” on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Date: Friday, May 19th

Rain Date: Saturday, May 20th

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: Veterans Field