Later start times? Petitioners want a vote

Petitioners may seek a town meeting to reconsider the school board’s year-old decision to pursue later start times for Ridgefield High School. But the question of whether a town meeting has that power is being investigated by town attorneys. First Selectman Rudy Marconi described the situation to the Board of Selectmen’s Nov. 13 meeting. People want to petition for “a … read more

Gender studies, ‘coaching’ among new classes planned at high school

What do robots and coaches have in common? They’re both going to be taught at Ridgefield High School during the 2019-20 school year. The Board of Education approved five new classes at RHS — Gender Studies, Fundamental Skills and Principles of Coaching, Robotics II, History through Film, and Multivariable Calculus. The gender studies proposal drew the most discussion from the … read more

RHS begins theater year with Almost, Maine

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani Nov. 15-18 in the school’s Anne S. Richardson Auditorium. Almost, Maine is set on a winter’s night in the fictional title town near the Canadian border. In a series of short vignettes that take place over the same 10 minutes, the … read more

RHS theater season to include ‘Almost, Maine’ and ‘The Addams Family’

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department has announced its 2018-19 school year theater performances. During the weekend of Nov. 15 to 18, students will perform Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Almost, Maine, the most frequently produced play by American high schools for the past four years, is a series of vignettes about falling in and out of … read more

School start times: Board delays decision, will look at three-tier bus system

The school board might be suffering from start time fatigue after two years of talks. “If we’re not going to do this, then pull the rug out and stop dithering,” said Vice Chairman Doug Silver at the board’s Oct. 22 meeting. Silver was frustrated with the board’s decision to once again delay voting on whether or not Ridgefield wanted to … read more

High school reports increase in vaping incidents

As electronic cigarettes continue to erase many of the taboos surrounding tobacco smoking, Ridgefield High School students are getting caught with them in at school more and more. The high school reported that 24 students were involved in vaping incidents during the 2017-18 school year — an increase from the 15 reports of vaping during the previous school year. Two … read more

Ridgefield Academy to host fall open house Saturday

Ridgefield Academy will host its Fall Open House Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents and children (ages 4 to 11) are invited to create together and build and play in the school’s “Tinker Lab,” where they can construct and engage in robotics and Lego challenges, discover the science of food, explore a variety of instruments used in … read more

RHS mock election: Lamont edges Stefanowski by one vote

Ridgefield High School welcomed four candidates running for public office to its annual election assembly Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congressman Jim Himes (D) and Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher (R) as well as their respective challengers, Harry Arora (R) and Will Haskell (D), participated in a candidates’ forum developed for the senior class by the high school’s government and politics teachers. Encouraging … read more

State representative race brings out team of student volunteers

The opportunity to work on a political campaign is a dream of aspiring public servants, lawyers, advocates and many others who are passionate to make a positive difference in the world. It leads to a deeper understanding of the processes of democracy. It provides hands on experience with organizing, use of data, voter outreach, and communications. Not to mention the … read more

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