Sen. Boucher proposes legislation to improve special education

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) said Tuesday, Jan. 31, that three bills she proposed would help improve the quality of special education for students and teachers in Connecticut. “Special education teachers have incredibly challenging jobs,” Sen. Boucher said. “The bills I have proposed will create a better environment for both teachers and students so that all special education students will … read more

Ridgefield area schools to be dismissed early Tuesday

Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Academy, Saint Mary School and The Wooster School all have an early dismissal due to inclement weather Tuesday, Jan. 31. Ridgefield High School will be let out at 10:30 a.m., the two middle schools will be let out at 11:05 a.m., and students at Branchville, Ridgebury, and Scotland elementary schools will leave at 11:40 a.m. Students at the last … read more

Watch FCIAC indoor track and cheerleading championships live this week

The winter FCIAC postseason gets started live on the HAN Network this week with wall-to-wall live video coverage of the indoor track and field finals and cheerleading finals. You can also watch Darien vs. New Canaan and Stamford vs. Greenwich boys hockey and Central vs. Wilton girls basketball. Also check out HAN Network’s daily news, lifestyle, sports talk and other … read more

Student-written Stronger Voices opens tonight at the high school

Stronger Voices, A Night of Original Works Combating Violence, written and performed by Ridgefield High School students, opens tonight, Thursday, Jan. 26, at the school’s Black Box Theatre with a performance at 7:30 p.m. The writing of the student authors of Stronger Voices explores themes of family life, bullying, identity crises, political extremism, and moving on after trauma. Their work … read more

Founders Hall to host 'schools of today' talk Monday

Your PTA days may be over but you are still an important stakeholder in the Ridgefield public schools. Come learn about key aspects of contemporary education in our schools in a seminar at Founders Hall on Monday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. Superintendent Dr. Karen Baldwin, assistant superintendent Dr. Kimberly Beck, and director of technology and operations Dr. Robert Miller … read more

Ridgefield Academy students support Stop Hunger Now effort

Last Friday, January 20, the Ridgefield Academy community conducted an all-school service day to support Stop Hunger Now. The idea came from two RA Grade 8 students, Cate M. and Stella D., who were instrumental in spearheading this project. The girls worked closely with Kate Howell, RA’s Service Learning Chair to make it a reality and a day of purpose … read more

Ridgefield students in the news: Vermont, Iowa State, and many more

Kendall Downend and Noah Money have been named to the academic honors list for work completed during the fall semester at Northfield Mount Hermon. Three Ridgefielders have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont for the fall semester: Matthew Betschart, Sarah Hill and Rebekah Silver. Iowa State University student Nicole R. Ferrero of Ridgefield has been named … read more

Parents oppose later start times for elementary school students

A petition against one of the district’s proposed options to change school start times has received more than 200 signatures in less than 24 hours. “The Board of Education has recommended that Barlow, Farmingville and Veterans Park Elementary begin school at 9:20 a.m., 9:45 or 10:15 as part of its strategic plan recommendations,” said petitioner Elza Libhart. “This is anathema … read more

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