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Ridgewood Public Schools - District News
MISSION STATEMENT

The Ridgewood Public Schools, committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation, in partnership with the community, provide a rich and challenging learning environment, enabling students to maximize their unique potentials to become life-long learners and productive, responsible citizens.
 

 
HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 4.14.15
The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.

Click here to read the April 14, 2015 edition.

Click here to subscribe to rps.eNews.
 

Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE

4.27.15: Superintendent's April Column: Awards, Approvals and Asking for Input
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on April 24, 2015.

4.15.15: Board to Survey Parents and Guardians
District parents and guardians will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback to the Board of Education in May, when they will be asked to fill out the 2014-2015 satisfaction survey. The survey period will run from Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 15. All district parents and guardians with email addresses on file will receive an email link to the survey. Click here for more information.
 
4.15.15: 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget Information
Click here to view the latest presentation on next year's school budget, given at the April 13, 2015 Board of Education meeting. 
 
4.14.15: Next Orchard School Principal is Announced
Mary Ferreri has been named the new principal of Orchard School, effective July 15, 2015. Click here to read a letter to the Orchard School community, sent on April 14, 2015.
 
3.02.15: Teacher Recognition Awards Ceremony is May 5
The Teacher Recognition ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Education Center.

4.13.15: Parent Outreach Series Concludes May 26 with Special Education Learning Issues
On Tuesday, May 26, district Director of Special Programs Dr. Kim Buxenbaum-Turner will present an in-depth, parent-focused look at the district’s special education program as well as findings from her year-long study of the program. This presentation will take place at the Education Center from 7-9 p.m.

2.24.15: 2015-2016 School Calendar is Approved
The 2015-2016 proposed school calendar was approved at the February 23, 2015 Regular Public Meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Education. Click here to view the calendar.

EXCELLENCE IN MOTION

4.15.15: Annual Recognition Program Winners are Announced
The district has announced the winners of the annual Recognition Program for teachers and education services personnel.
 
The Board of Education approved the following winners at its April 13, 2015 meeting: Susan Fink, Educational Services Personnel; Paul Cronk, Hawes School; Ellen Wolff, Orchard School;
Nicole Blatt, Ridge School; Samantha Stankiewicz, Somerville School; Amanda Zampolino, Travell School; Paul Wyka, Willard School; Amber Nizza, Benjamin Franklin Middle School; Janelle Jacoby King, George Washington Middle School; and  Nancy Reilly, Ridgewood High School.
 
The 2014-2015 winners were chosen by a panel of parents, teachers and administrators from nominations solicited from parents, students and community members. 

The Ridgewood Teacher Recognition Award reception will be held at the Education Center on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. for the award recipients, their families, school parents, teachers and friends. Each award recipient will receive a stipend of $500 ($250 awarded by the individual Home and School Association and $250 awarded by the Board).

4.07.15: BFMS Students Make All State Orchestra
BFMS Orchestra Director Carol Sharar reports that seventh grade string players Christy Chang and Daniel Son have been accepted into the 2015 NJ All State Intermediate Orchestra. 
 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT

4.21.15: Ridgewood Friends of Music host Korean Music Night on May 9
The event will take place at Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. Click here for details.

4.20.15: Orchard School HSA holds Fundraiser on May 16
A garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Orchard Elementary School, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here for more information.

4.20.15: Project Graduation 2015 Updates
  • PG-15 upcoming monthly meetings: May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the RHS Library.
     
  • Dues are due. Make $165 check payable to “RHS Class of 2015” and mail to Sharon Walker, 94 Sherwood Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Class of 2015 Project Graduation Representatives
Chairpersons Tara Callaghan 201-803-7778 and Rosie McCooe 201-602-8097
Chairpersons email: rhs.project.graduation.2015@gmail.com
Treasurer Sharon Walker sharon_walker@spdji.com
Communications Jeff Coster jcoster@verizon.net
 
 
Support The Foundation 
Visit www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org to learn more about the work of The Foundation and/or donate.
 

 
BOARD MEETS ON APRIL 27, 2015

The  Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Pubic Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget and Regular Public Meeting on Monday, April 27, 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 www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Link in Live" tab.

Click here to view the agenda for the April 27, 2015 Public Hearing on the Budget and Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the 2015-2016 preliminary proposed budget presented at the April 13, 2015 Joint Meeting with the Village Council and Regular Public Meeting.






 
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