Board to make plan for healthy school start times

(Editor’s Note: The Ridgefield Board of Education has released the following statement outlining plans to change school starting times to later in the morning, following requests from parent groups.)   Ridgefield Board of Education moves to develop a project plan for healthy school start times initiative. In response to parent advocacy and the Board’s review of associated scientific research reported … read more

Power outages in schools cause early dismissal

High winds have caused four schools to lose power: Ridgefield High School, Scotts Ridge Middle School, Barlow Mountain Elementary School, and Scotland Elementary School. The district has sent out a notice detailing that Barlow will continue to run according to the regular schedule thanks to power from their generator. The other three have adjusted dismissal times: Scotts Ridge Middle School – … read more

Ridgefield High School second-quarter honor roll

Ridgefield High School has released its honor roll for the second quarter. High Honors, Grade 9 Julissa Acevedo, Luela Alexander, Callie Amill, Laura Anandappa, Caitlin Aronson, Kellan Barrett, Lucy Basile, Savannah Bell, Todd Benson, Lindsay Bertolino, Adam Biernat, Dominic Bonfiglio, Ritwik Bose, Alice Bradburn, Warren Brooks, Addison Brown, Hailey Brown, Lillian Brown, David Bryce, Grace Bucci, Jillian Buczek, Alison Campbell-Gibson, Emily … read more

Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation unites with school library

The Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation has united with the Farmingville Elementary School library again this year. Adam and Margo Rosenfield chose 15 extra special books to share with the FES community. The books are donated in celebration of their big brother Max and to share his love of reading. The Max Michael Rosenfield Foundation is committed to helping children of … read more

Princess Whatsername: East Ridge students put on musical Friday and Saturday night

East Ridge Middle School students are getting ready for this weekend’s musical production of “Princess Whatsername.” Students from all three grades will take part in the fairy-tale play based on the book from Brian Taylor, with lyrics from Bill Francoeur. Princess Whatsername will take place in the school’s auditorium Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Admission … read more

Student News: Holy Cross, Alabama, and Northeastern

Teddy Chomiak, son of Peter and Cathy Chomiak of Ridgefield, has been named to the dean’s list for the first semester at the College of the Holy Cross. He majors in biology and minors in computer science. Ridgefielder Sophie Kaufman, first-year student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been named a fall Helen Heath Scholar. Megan Tewes of Ridgefield … read more

Sacchi becomes Eagle Scout

Christopher Sacchi, a member of Boy Scout Troop 116, completed his Board of Review for Eagle Scout on Jan. 9. Chris, a senior at Ridgefield High School, had previously completed his Eagle Scout project by providing a daylong basketball and sports clinic for boys from St. Peter’s Parish in Bridgeport, held at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. “Working with boys who … read more

School board approves $93.5-million budget request

There won’t be any change to school start times. That was the outcome of Monday night’s meeting, where the board voted unanimously to approve Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin’s $93.5-million budget request for the 2017-18 school year. The approved budget will continue with Baldwin’s previous proposal to cut seven positions in order to meet the state-imposed 2.5% municipal spending cap. In … read more

Marines offer Romine scholarship to RHS senior

The Ridgefield Detachment of the Marine Corps League is proud to again offer its Col. Richard E. Romine Leadership Award to a deserving RHS graduating senior. This $1,500 one-time scholarship will be awarded to a student of high character who has shown exemplary leadership in school or the community, or both, in the conduct of any combination of academics, sports, … read more

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