Giving Thanks: Ridgefield Recreation Center

To the Editor: Farmingville Elementary School artists love Wednesdays. When the school day is over and all buses leave, they come down the quiet corridors into the art room, and become Super Art Team! This winter session, the after-school program — in collaboration with Flowers of the Future Children’s Art Studio — gave the students the opportunity to bring their … read more

Farmingville student build our safe school climate working with artist-in-residence

 Farmingville Elementary School (FES) students arrived back at school on Jan. 2 and immediately began working on a whole school, collaborative mural. The mural shows what life at Farmingville means to each child. The finished pieces now hang on either side of our FES stage.  Each time an FES child enters the FES cafeteria for lunch or an event they … read more

Art Under the Stars: Aldrich to host student exhibition Friday night

The Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art will host works of art from Ridgefield third graders from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. The exhibition, titled Art Under the Stars, is a one-night event that will include sculptures done by third graders across the district. The sculptures are a result of the schools’ IDEA (Innovative Design Explorations in Art) unit. As … read more

Redistricting? Not so fast says school board

Despite falling enrollments, Ridgefield elementary school students won’t be redistricted next fall. That was the conclusion reached at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting where redistricting was discussed for the third year in a row. The Board of Finance, looking at three additional teachers who were hired post-budget for the 2018-19 school year, suggested the school board move students around … read more

Ridgefield heads back to school Thursday

Climbing ropes and Chromebooks, fish murals and a sea of new faces — these are just some of the new things students will see when they return to school next week. With summer coming to a close, Ridgefield heads back to school Thursday, Aug. 30 — the first day for kindergarteners through high school freshmen. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at … read more

Ridgefield inventors take home awards from national convention

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. turned orange and black this past weekend when eight student inventors from Ridgefield competed at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). The eight inventors were from four different Ridgefield schools. Branchville Elementary School was represented by second grader Jayden Deland and fourth grader Donya Royaee. Farmingville Elementary School had three young … read more

Farmingville piano triggers debate over school gifts

The Board of Education voted to accept a gift of $4,995 to purchase a new piano for Farmingville Elementary School Monday, May 14. The money, raised by the school’s parent teacher association, raised some concern among board members who worried the funds went against the district’s policy for accepting gifts. “This should have been in the budget,” said vice chairman … read more

Odyssey of the Mind students compete at state tournament

A team of Ridgefield fourth and fifth graders showcased a vehicle they built using parts of a tricycle and a hand cart to a group of judges and an audience at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven March 17. The vehicle was driven forward and in reverse, scored a “curling” goal, hit alternate targets in a row, and was … read more

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