Who won the Battle of Ridgefield?

The seventh grade at Scotts Ridge may have found the answer to a question that has eluded historians for hundreds of years. Who really won the Battle of Ridgefield? Was it the American patriots or the British troops? After a day of learning about the battle and the Revolutionary War at the Keeler Tavern Museum, students were assigned a side … read more

Connecticut student borrowers take on the most debt in the nation

At $35,947, Connecticut has the highest student-debt-per-borrower average in the United States, according to student loan and refinancing marketplace website LendEDU.com’s recently released Congress & Student Debt Study and Analysis. In addition to having the highest student-debt-per-borrower average, according to LendEDU’s analysis, Connecticut also has the nation’s: 12th highest percentage of graduates with debt (68%). 29th highest default rate (5.66%). … read more

Olivia Edelman, Bennett Wattles future leaders of Wooster fashion show

Ridgefielders Olivia Edelman and Bennett Wattles have been named future student leaders of the Wooster Catwalk for a Cure fund-raiser to take place next year at Wooster School, where they are students. This year’s event raised $10,000 for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. The Catwalk is an annual fashion show at Wooster, started by 2015 graduates. This event … read more

Pippin opens March 16 at RHS

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will stage the musical Pippin in the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium of Ridgefield High School on March 16-18 and 24-25. A dazzling troupe of actors and their Leading Player tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who wants an extraordinary life. They encourage Pippin to take risks in war, politics … read more

Letter: Education board’s inaction is inexcusable

To the Editor: It is beyond discouraging to see that while the Board of Education acknowledges the scientific and medical consensus that an early high school start time is significantly damaging to the health and well-being of our students, they’re refusing to show leadership and enact healthy start times for the 2017-18 school year. As Sharon D’Orso observed, the board … read more

Editorial: Slow to wake

With Sleep Awareness Week (March 5-11) and World Sleep Day (March 17) on the horizon — and the school board waiting to hear back from a consultant about the practicality of later school start times — it seems as if all anybody wants to talk about these days is rest. Or the lack of it. One thing is abundantly clear … read more

Board of Education 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. The Ridgefield Board of Education (BOE) 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 … read more

Students will perform about LGBTQ experience Thursday

Project Resilience will be hosting an event to raise awareness about LGBTQ youth on Thursday, March 9. “All Our Children: Understanding the LGBTQ World” will be led by presenter Cathy Plourde and feature performances by students from Ridgefield High School. Plourde believes in the power of theater in building awareness, tolerance, and leadership for kids that are LGBTQ. She has … read more

Our Artists, Our Schools: Career fair at high school Thursday

The Ridgefield Arts Council, as part of it’s Our Artists, Our Schools initiative will hold a Careers in the Arts Seminar at the Ridgefield High School on Thursday, March 9. During the day-long seminar, students will have the opportunity to hear creative professionals talk about their lives from high school to the present, the path their careers have taken and … read more

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