Ridgefield high senior scholarships: Davis Education, Reynolds + Rowella, and Weir Farm

The following is a list of Ridgefield High School graduating seniors who have recently been recognized with scholarships from local community organizations: Friends of Weir Farm awarded one of its first scholarship awards to Ridgefield High School senior Anna Lourenso on June 4. Lourenso was awarded for excellence in visual art. Sheila Wakoff and James Burch, board members of Friends … read more

Class of 2019: ‘Quiet compassionate leaders’ look ahead to Ridgefield High graduation

They were a class marked by community service, participation in school clubs, and triumphs on the sports field. The 401 members of the Ridgefield High Class of 2019 will walk across the stage at the O’Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University’s westside campus Friday, June 21, wearing their caps and gowns. They will leave clutching diplomas. But for a … read more

Election Connection: West Conn news show featuring two Ridgefielders receives praise

The Western Connecticut State University 2018 production of the annual election night program  Election Connection has garnered prestigious recognitions from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts. The Boston/New England chapter of the NATAS chose the WCSU “Election Connection” broadcast as one of three winners earning Honorable Mention for Outstanding University Newscast in … read more

Ridgefield High students participate in ‘Senior Walk’ at Veterans Park

Two dozen members of the Ridgefield High School Class of 2019 returned “home” to Veterans Park Elementary School on Tuesday, June 18. In three days, they walk across the graduation stage at West Conn Friday, June 21. The graduating seniors wore their caps and gowns at Veterans Park, participating in the school’s “Senior Walk.” A similar event took place at Ridgebury Elementary School … read more

Tiger Hollow weight room: School board member questions who feels welcome

Ridgefield's Tiger Hollow Stadium in early fall. — Joshua Fisher photo

Do Ridgefield High School’s female athletes feel comfortable using the weight room at Tiger Hollow? That was the question raised by school board member Fran Walton during a presentation on the sports complex at a June 10 meeting “I wanted to ask you about the weight room. Is it coed?” Walton said. “It is,” Athletic Director Dane Street responded. Walton … read more

Living History: A slice of life from 1929

Among the recent additions to the Ridgefield Historical Society’s collection is a 1929 scrapbook that beautifully details a year in the life of Ridgefield High School students at a time when the country and the world was on the precipice of great changes. The album was the meticulous work of Marion G. Scofield and it illustrates the ordinary lives of … read more

Ridgefield High School repairs will cost $30,000

Longer handles on eye-wash stations for wheelchair-bound science students, assisted hearing devices in the high school theater, and a fresh coat of paint denoting spots for the handicapped in the student parking lot. These were among the noncompliance issues raised in a recent civil rights report on Ridgefield High School by the state’s Department of Education. Assistant Superintendent Craig Creller … read more

Digging into History: RHS duo to participate in World War I trench restoration program

Ridgefield High School sophomores Aaron Cohen and Mairead Lacey will be two of 15 Connecticut students who participate in a World War I trench restoration program in Seicheprey, France, through the Connecticut Heritage Foundation this summer. During the community service trip, students will work alongside 15-20 French students and under the direction of local historians to restore a section of … read more

Paddyfote named Ridgefield interim superintendent for second time

Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote will take over as interim superintendent of Ridgefield Public Schools for the second straight summer. The Board of Education appointed Paddyfote, who served as Ridgefield’s interim superintendent from July 2018 through February 2019, to the position at its meeting Monday night. She will take over . She will take over effectively on July 1, 2019 for Dr. … read more

Ridgefield High School production of Almost, Maine celebrated at CT Halo Awards

The Ridgefield High School November 2018 production of Almost, Maine won Best Contemporary Play at the 16th annual Halo Awards held on June 3 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. Junior Caroline Malley was awarded Best Comic Female Performance in a Play for her performance as Rhonda in Almost, Maine, and junior Shane Jaeger was awarded Best Stage Management for … read more

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