School board approves new learning plan

Budget work, teaching curriculum, and student goals — it’s all proposed to change under the district’s new strategic learning plan. After months of surveying residents, teachers and administrators, the Board of Education heard from consultant Jonathan Costa Monday night. Costa, who has led a committee in town for the last several months, told the board that the district needs to … read more

Wreck-it Ralph: High schoolers destroy technology to help fund RidgeCon 2017

Mary Rindfleisch, assistant director Ridgefield Library, said this year’s “Hard Drive Smash” proceeds — $1,865 — doubled last year’s total. Forty-three people brought in everything from old computers to flat-screen TVs to VCRs to a vacuum cleaner to a word processor from the 1970s. “With the pace of technology change these days, even iPads and phones only a couple of … read more

Art students win awards in Hartford

Ridgefield High School student artists were honored at the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the University of Hartford. Ridgefield High School senior art students who received $20,000-a-year scholarships to the University of Hartford are William Carpenter, Gabriel Gordon, Stacey Misaray, and Owen Murray. Senior art students who received scholarships to the Lyme Academy of Art are … read more

Ridgefielder leads Adopt-a-Platoon service project

Noah Schmidt, Ridgefield resident and junior at Immaculate High School, has spearheaded a project for our military deployed overseas. “I have always admired the brave service that our military does to keep us safe. It is both humbling and honorable,” Schmidt said. He reached out to the Adopt-a-Platoon organization and applied to be a part of the program. He reached … read more

Delay off: Ridgefield schools closed Friday

Ridgefield Public Schools have gone from a two-hour delay to having no school Friday, Feb. 10. The district’s Twitter account reported the decision at 8:20 a.m. “All Ridgefield Public Schools and Offices are now closed due to poor road conditions today, 2/10,” the post stated. The Wooster School is also closed Friday. Ridgefield Academy received a 90-minute delay. Ridgefield police … read more

School budget to be finalized Monday night before Feb. 25 public hearing

The Board of Education will conclude its 2017-18 budget meetings after months of discussion and planning Monday, Feb. 13. Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin will present the completed budget, including $256,719 in finalized cuts presented Monday Feb. 6 and $524,469 outlined as potential cuts along with an additional $352,419 still remaining to be shaved off from other areas not currently determined … read more

RHS senior at drug forum: Town can do more

Drugs in between classes, binge drinking on the weekends — that’s the reality for a large part of the Ridgefield High School population, according to Luke St. Pierre. The RHS senior spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at a substance abuse forum sponsored by Ridgefield Library Feb. 1. The event — also co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Prevention Council … read more

Snowstorm: Public schools, Ridgefield Library announce closings

The downtown cleanup began yesterday afternoon and resumed at daybreak.

Thursday’s winter storm hasn’t arrived, yet Ridgefield is already feeling its wrath. Ridgefield Public Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 9. The Ridgefield Library has also decided to announce its closure for tomorrow — a day ahead of time. All non-emergency Town offices as well as Parks and Recreation will be closed tomorrow. If you have a cell phone, confirm … read more

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