Phone-a-thon will raise money for RHS ‘Learning Commons’
THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2012, 2:19 PM
BY LAURA HERZOG
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS
A phone-a-thon to raise money for a project that will modernize the Ridgewood High School (RHS) library, including plans to add “state-of-the-art” technology and a new café, will take place Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2.
RHS alumni and parent volunteers will be calling other RHS parents and alumni to ask for donations from 7:30-10 p.m. on each of the three days, according to David Zrike, chairman of the RHS Home and School Association’s development committee.
The HSA and the Ridgewood Board of Education (BOE) have been planning this project, called a “Learning Commons,” for more than a year, after the idea was first put forward by former principal Jack Lorenz, Zrike said.
“Our goal is to transform the RHS library into a state-of-the-art learning environment for the students. That would mean technology enhancement, and meeting rooms that cater more to the learning style of today’s students,” Zrike said in a phone interview. “(Superintendent Dan Fishbein) has been very supportive of this project and we’ve been meeting to start the initial planning of the project.”