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

Rep. Frey celebrates Read Across America Day at Farmingville

State Rep. John Frey (R-111) visited Farmingville Elementary School to read to students in celebration of Read Across America Day.   Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, with the goal of sharing the joy of reading with elementary schoolers.  Rep. Frey had been scheduled to … read more

Three Farmingville inventors to present at state convention

Farmingville Elementary held its second annual Invention Convention on March 1. Third through fifth grade student inventor brains were on fire solving everyday problems with creative solutions. A trio of community judges — Dina Brewster from the Hickories, Mike Principi from Chez Lenard Hot Dogs, and Steve Coulter from The Ridgefield Press — helped select the inventors who moved on … read more

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