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More Bike Lanes in the Village of Ridgewood’s Future?

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday evenings ,according to Village Manager Keith Kazmark , Village Council heard a thoughtful and comprehensive presentation from three Ridgewood High School students – Mariah Riedel, Emily Schaefenberg and Zoe Baker, all of who are all taking the AP Environmental Science course this year. They made a strong case for increasing bike lanes in the Village to help promote sustainability, health and wellness and active recreation. The Village Council supported their proposals will formally vote to adopt the plan in June.

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Volunteers Work to Get the “Kissing Balls” Ready for the Christmas Holiday Season in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, volunteers from across our community, including some Ridgewood High School students, who helped prepare the kissing balls for display downtown this holiday season.

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Back to School: Potential Negative Consequences Associated with a Later Start Time for Ridgewood High School Students

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Ridgewood NJ, a later start time for school kids, particularly adolescents and teenagers, can have both positive and negative consequences. It’s important to note that the impact can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the age group in question. Here are some potential negative consequences associated with a later start time for school:

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Village Manager Joins Monday’s Ridgewood Central Business District Clean Up

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Ridgewood NJ, on Monday a group of volunteers, led by members of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission, hit the streets of Ridgewood ‘s Central Business District  to weed and clean up litter downtown. The group of volunteers was joined by the Village Manager Keith Kazmark. Ridgewood High School students ; Alex, Travis, Jack and Henry were a huge help, along with all who lent a helping hand.

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Hit-and-run in Graydon South Parking Lot Leaves Two Ridgewood High School with Minor Injuries

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Ridgewood NJ, Two (2) female Ridgewood High School students sustained minor injuries during a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash in the Graydon South parking lot on Thursday afternoon, 02/10. Both victims were evaluated at the scene by Ridgewood EMS, Ridgewood Fire Department EMTs and refused further medical attention. The victims were able to provide a detailed description of the fleeing vehicle to investigating Ridgewood police officers.

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Seven Ridgewood High School students Receive Prestigious Art Award

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Ridgewood NJ, Seven Ridgewood High School students have been named recipients of the Montclair Art Museum 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a remarkable achievement for any young artist. Fourteen pieces of art were recognized, earning three Gold Key awards, four Silver Key awards, and seven Honorable Mentions.

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Ridgewood High School Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours

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Ridgewood NJ,  Fourteen Ridgewood High School students have ranked nationally in the 85th annual event of Le Grand Concours, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours. In addition to the medals awarded,
40 students earned honorable mention certificates.

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The National Honor Society Inducts 77 Ridgewood High School

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Ridgewood NJ, The National Honor Society is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious student recognition program. Our chapter is proud to have been inducting new members since 1965, and Ridgewood High School inducted 77 new members this spring. Throughout the year, members of our chapter serve as role models and leaders for their peers. In addition to their strong academic records which established eligibility for membership, our chapter members have been leaders in many student organizations and serve and give back routinely to Ridgewood High School and the community of Ridgewood.

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Stellar SAT scores among Ridgewood High School students a Function of private SAT tutoring?

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Ridgewood NJ, Tonight during the Budget presentation, Dr. Fishbien spoke about the stellar SAT scores among Ridgewood High School students. When asked how many families pay for private SAT tutoring, he replied that about 40% of parents responded to a survey, and of those about 40% self-reported that they paid for private SAT prep for their children. I think that number is likely quite a lot higher. It seemed like everyone I knew (in the late 1990’s) was paying for Kaplan or Huntington or some private individual to help improve SAT scores. Depending on how high the numbers actually are, this could mean that the stellar SAT scores are more a reflection of wealth (or the decision to allocate funds toward this effort) than it is a reflection of the Ridgewood High School preparation of students for this standardized exam. Just wondering whether my thoughts on this are off base.

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Ridgewood High School Students Excelled in Language Arts

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Ridgewood NJ,Ridgewood High School Students Excelled in Language Arts including a record number (148) of RHS French students took the National French Exam, with 52 receiving Honorable Mention certificates, 28 ranking among the top percentiles in their respective levels, and one — in a first for RHS — earning the platinum award.

RHS students in Spanish levels III, IV, and V participated in the National Spanish Exam, with 33 achieving either Gold, Silver, or Bronze national status. Brianna Patek received first place in  the state for Classroom Experience, and Maria Esteve received first place in the state for Out- side Experience, for the Level V exam. Anika Tsapatsaris and another student (name withheld) achieved second and third respectively for Level IV Class- room Experience.

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Ridgewood High School Students Bring Home Scholarships and Awards

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June 21,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, RHS senior Kumail Raza won the Rensselaer Medal and Scholarship Award for his outstanding academic achievement in math and science. RHS seniors Kathryn Kearney and Mary Lane won scholarships from the 200 Club of Bergen County and the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program. Mary  won a   scholarship award  from the Kinnelon Education Association.  And finally RHS Interact presidents Hayley Chelak  and Christian Seremetis, received the Walter  W. Head award from the AM Rotary for their service.

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Ridgewood High School Students Qualify for the National History Bee and Bowl National Championship

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January 30,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, RHS alumnus David Madden hosted the National History Bee and Bowl at Ridgewood High School for the 8th consecutive year in January. Twelve teams comprised of over 50 Ridgewood students competed against students from over 65 high schools.

Four RHS Varsity teams and one JV team made it to the playoffs, with two of those teams advancing to the second round. These students** have now also qualified to compete in the National Championship in Washington D.C. in April: Varsity Team: Ben Amos, Matthew Zachem, Joonho Jung -JV Team: Philip Terman, Cameron Blaire.

** Two additional students do not have media permission to be named.

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Eleven Ridgewood High School students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band

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December 4,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Eleven RHS band students have been selected to perform in the 2017 All Bergen County Band.  More than 300 students auditioned yesterday for 85 positions.  Congratulations to: Katlyn Tagliabue, principal bassoon* (10); Joshua (Jaehyeok) Yang, clarinet (11); Tony (Jongyun) An, clarinet (9); Colleen Duffy, clarinet (12); Kieran Corcoran, tenor saxophone (9); Chris Morse, principal baritone saxophone* (10); Jonathan Negron, trumpet (11); Teddy Trent, trumpet (12); Stefanie Haas, trombone (9); and Ethan Glenning, principal euphonium* (12).The All County Band will perform in January.

In addition, two students have been selected to perform in All Eastern ensembles that will perform in April.  These students have been recognized as among the top performers on their instrument for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Congratulations to: Maxwell Caine, guitar (All Eastern Jazz Ensemble) (12); and the other student, an oboe player (11), whose name is withheld pending media permission.

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Ridgewood High School students to be issued laptops

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Ridgewood High School students to be issued laptops

JULY 25, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014, 12:31 AM
BY JODI WEINBERGER
STAFF WRITER


On Sept. 4, all high school students will be given a Chromebook as the district moves toward its full embrace of technology.

The Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) introduced a resolution on July 21 to enter into a five-year lease agreement for $485,000, at an annual interest rate of 1.469 percent, to purchase a Chromebook for every student in the high school.

To offset the cost, the district also accepted a $100,000 grant from The Ridgewood Education Foundation in support of the 1:1 Technology Initiative.

“Thank you for this,” Board President Sheila Brogran said to Foundation officer Jennie Smith Wilson. “It helps us put our 1:1 initiative in place. All four grades at the high school will have the opportunity to have Chromebooks.”

For the high school’s roughly 1,750 students, the Chromebooks will cost about $550,000, said Superintendent Daniel Fishbein. The district budgets about $900,000 per year for technology, he said.

Ridgewood began welcoming laptops and iPads in 2012 with a Bring Your Own Device program and purchased carts of Chromebooks for use at the elementary schools.

– See more at: https://www.northjersey.com/news/education/chromebooks-coming-to-high-school-students-1.1057106#sthash.i8d90oIx.dp