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HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 11.17.15The 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.
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Click here to read the November 17, 2015 edition.
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here for the December 2 program flyer.
Click here for details on the series.
Click here for the series flyer.
Read Dr. Fishbein's October Column: Well-being is Part of the Response Plan
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on October 30, 2015.
Entries are due in the RHS Arts office by Wednesday, December 9.
Questions may be directed to the Department of Fine & Applied Arts at 201-670-2800, ext. 20542, or by email to Arts Supervisor Chris McCullough (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The show will be mounted from Thursday, December 17 through Friday, January 8, 2016 in the RHS Carroll Art Gallery, Room 137. An artists' reception will be held on Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
All students, alumni, friends, family and staff are invited to the reception as well as to view the exhibition during school hours.
Click here for details.
Event information and other news is continually updated on the Arts at Ridgewood Public Schools Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheArtsatRPS.
CLASS OF 2015 REUNION BRUNCH INFORMATION
Friday, November 27 from 12-2 p.m.
RHS Campus Center
Catered by: The Best of Everything
Raffle at 1 p.m.
RSVP via Class of 2015 Destinations Page on Facebook
Super Science Saturday, founded by former RPS science teacher Jim Wallace in 1988 and continued by RHS 2001 graduate MichaelAaron Flicker, received the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Advancement of Invention & Process Award at a banquet held in Hoboken in October. The award was presented to Jim and Michael Aaron for creating and sustaining the "Super Science Saturday" extravaganza that exposes children to the marvels of science. The two honorees received the honor on behalf of the Super Science Saturday all-volunteer Executive Committee.
Click here to read an interview with Jim Wallace that appeared in The Montclair Times.
Photo: (L) MichaelAaron Flicker and former RPS science teacher Jim Wallace accepted the award on behalf of the SSS Executive Committee.
11.10.15: RHS Marching Band Takes Third Place
The Ridgewood High School Marching Band finished its competitive season on November 9 with a third place win out of 16 at USBands National Championships. The band was also awarded caption awards for Best Music and Best Visual Performance.
10.26.15: YMCA Recognizes Two RHS Standouts
Retired Physical Educator and Soccer Coach Jeff Yearing and RHS senior Charlotte Samuels will be receiving prestigious awards at the 50th Annual Sports Award Banquet of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County. Jeff will be awarded the Special Achievement Award for his 40-plus years of contributions to Bergen County Athletics. Charlotte will be recognized with the Walter E. Goepel Amateur Athlete for her swimming accomplishments. The Awards Banquet will be Tuesday, November 24, at The Venetian in Garfield, Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. If interested in attending, contact AD Keith Cook at email@example.com or 201-670-2700, ext. 20510.
11.24.15: New Players Present Mini NP Workshop
Students in grades K-5 are invited to attend on Friday, Dec. 18 from 4-7:30 p.m. Cost: $30 first child, $15 siblings. Click here for details and registration form.
11.23.15: PG 2016 Holiday Boutique is December 2
Several vendors will donate a percentage of proceeds; hosted at the home of Amy Bourgue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
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The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to view the agenda and addendum for the November 16, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
Click here to view the minutes of the November 2, 2015 Regular Public Meeting.
11.23.15: Board of Education Writes Letter to the Editor
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of the Ridgewood News, which was published on November 20, 2015.
11.19.15: Free Parent Program Explores the Workings of NJ Education
"A Parent's Guide to Understanding Public Education" will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 9-11:50 a.m. at Jackson Liberty High School. Click here for details.