Thursday, May 30, 2013
Jeff Haas, RHS band director since 1988, is in the running to win a music educator award from the Grammy Foundation.
Ridgewood High School educators are on a roll this month – first social studies Medha Kirtane was named by Princeton University as a distinguished school teacher, and now music teacher Jeff Haas has been named a quarterfinalist for a national music educator award. More than 30,000 nominations from all 50 states were entered for the Music Educator Award, formed by the Grammy Foundation and the Recording Academy. And Haas is among the 217 music teachers in the running for the title. The winner will fly to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the Grammy Awards, and receive $10,000. The winner's school is also in line for matching music grants, the foundation said in a news release. Semifinalists for the award will be named in August. The …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With a victory on Wednesday, Maroons will play in the tournament of champions.
A superb performance by senior goalie Noah Pounds propelled the Maroons to victory on Sunday over West Morris in the North Jersey Group 3 finals. The Maroons now control their playoff destiny. Pounds, who will star at Navy next year, made 10 saves in a 6-3 win over the Wolfpack. The team now advances to the group stage finals to play familiar foes Shawnee, the Group 3 South winner, at Ridge High School on Wednesday. "Our defense plays really well together. Today we played zone all the way, talked it up and never really gave them a game," Pounds said Sunday. "It's a great feeling knowing that you are the last line of defense and everyone is relying on you." Consistently squaring off against the state's top teams, Ridgewood struggled early …
Sunday, May 26, 2013
After trailing 4-0 at the end of the first quarter Ridgewood came back to beat Millburn 7-6 in overtime.
Millburn came out soaring and jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Ridgewood fought bounced back in the second and trailed only 5-4 at the half. As the game wore on it became a battle of opportunities. Both teams were patiently setting up their offenses and running plays but both defenses were up to the challenge. The game went to overtime knotted up at 6. Millburn won the draw and seeming won the momentum to start overtime. That momentum was short lived. Millburn launched a long forward pass and as the ball was in the air, Ridgewood’s Paul McDade came flying out of nowhere and with his arm fully extended stole the pass. “After we lost the draw I tried to track down the ball but then I remembered that coach kept saying…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Ridgewood felt the pressure of a second half charge from Immaculate Heart but the Maroons clamped down and held on to win the Bergen County title.
The Ridegwood girls lacrosse team won the Bergen County Tournament on Saturday with a 13-10 win over upstart rival Immaculate Heart. Saturday's victory gave Ridgewood its ninth straight county title and each of the last six have come over Immaculate Heart in the finals. Ridgewood looked like their dominant selves in the first half as they pulled ahead to a 9-4 lead. The second half was another story. Immaculate Heart came racing back and outscored the Maroons 6-4 in the second half. The effort fell short. "They were doing very well in the first half," said Ridgewood coach Karla Mixon. "I am proud of the way they were able to keep it together when they [IHA] started coming back." Ridgewood has now won 27 straight games in the county …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Don Bosco Ironmen defeated the Ridgewood Maroons 11-5 on Thursday evening.
Ridgewood played host to Don Bosco on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2013 Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament, losing 11-5. In the end, the Ironmen's offensive firepower could not be suppressed by the Maroons. As the No. 3 seed in the tournament, Ridgewood tied the game 2-2 in the second quarter and the intensity picked up. Don Bosco, the No. 2 seed, went on a 3-goal run before halftime and never looked back. Bergen Catholc disposed of Pascack Valley, 14-4 in their round of the semifinals. This sets up an exciting No. 1, Bergen Catholic, versus No. 2, Don Bosco, in the Bergen County Tournament Finals. The game is set to take place at 5 p.m. at Mahawah High School on Saturday.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
U.S. News and World Report says Ridgewood High School is the 11th best public high school in New Jersey.
Ridgewood High School was selected as the 188th best public high school in the country and 11th best in New Jersey, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. Students at the East Ridgewood Avenue school tested 62 percent better than New Jersey peers on AP tests, and had proficiency ratings of 95 and 96 on mathematics and language, respectively. As one might expect, Ridgewood High School Principal Tom Gorman was pleased to hear the news. "This ranking is a direct result of the hard work and dedication put forth on a daily basis by the students and teachers," he said. "It is always nice to be recognized in such a positive light." Superintendent Dan Fishbein said the accolades are great, but they only provide a …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Police have called for an amnesty period to allow students to delete the images without fear of prosecution.
Police are investigating claims a number of female Ridgewood High School students sent nude photos of themselves to at least one male student, only to find the images posted on the Internet. Several parents and students told Patch Wednesday that multiple Ridgewood High School girls sent the nude photos using the "Snapchat" application, which destroys photos between 2 and 10 seconds after they're received. An unidentified male student, expecting the images, took screenshots of the illicit photos and posted an Instagram gallery, multiple people familiar with the situation told Patch. Ridgewood school administrators became aware of the incidents on Friday and initiated a joint investigation with Ridgewood police. Ridgewood Superintendent Dan …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Students, faculty and staff offered a variety of reasons they feel makes RHS a fantastic place. What is Ridgewood High to you?
Monday, January 28
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Monday, December 17, 2012
David Jenkins is retiring at the end of the school year.
David Jenkins is calling it a career after spending nearly four decades in Ridgewood schools and on the links. An educator in Ridgewood for 38 years, Jenkins has taught at a number of schools during his lengthy career. (He even has his name etched in a door at The Glen School, Superintendent Dan Fishbein reported Monday night.) Jenkins currently teaches gym at Hawes Elementary School and has been the RHS boys varsity golf coach for 33 years. The educator's resignation, effective July 1, was accepted at the Dec. 18 school board meeting.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For many Ridgewood seniors, power and Internet outages threatened November college deadlines.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Ridgewood’s schools were mostly without power and closed to students. While adjustments could be made in the future to make up for the time lost—days are to be taken from the April break to add instructional time, and the quarter has been pushed back at the High School—some things couldn’t wait. Early decision, early action, and rolling decision deadlines at over three hundred schools arrived between November 1 and November 15—a trying experience for RHS students applying in the midst of large scale internet and power outages. The Guidance Department at the school scrambled to ensure the disaster would not damper the hopes of applicants, setting up shop at the Board of Education building for two days …