Ridgefield High School unveils second quarter honor roll

Ridgefield High School has released the second-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year. High Honors Grade 9 Steve Abraham, Megan Adakonis, James Ahern, Kavya Anand, Alexia Anglade, Brooke Axel, Joshua Barnett, Marguerite Bellotti, Evan Bellusci, Marley Bender, Alexander Blaha, Riley Blake, Griffin Blood, Aidan Bogursky, Alyssa Boxer, Abigail Breitenbach, Jada Briscoe, Lauren Brooks, Ella Brown, Emily Brown, Carl Browning, … read more

International volunteers: Nelson siblings serve others around the globe

For the past 19 months, Charlotte Nelson has served as a missionary in Kazakhstan and Russia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I loved helping and serving but I especially enjoyed getting to know people and teaching them about Jesus Christ,” Charlotte said. She was honorably released from her service as a missionary last week. Charlotte decided … read more

Tie a blanket: Girl Scout provides comfort to foster care children

Comfort is a moving target when being shuffled from house to house, without having anything tangible to hold onto and not knowing what the next place will bring. That’s why Ridgefield Girl Scout Bridget Kager has been making blankets and collecting backpacks for children in emergency foster care.  The Ridgefield High School senior and Saint Mary School alumni began thinking … read more

Theater students to perform The Addams Family in March

The Ridgefield High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will be hosting performances of The Addams Family at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium next month. There will be evening performances, March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performance, March 17 at 2 p.m; snow date performances, March 24 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for … read more

Parents, teachers protest art cuts at school budget hearing

Don’t cut elementary art teachers. That was the resounding message from parents, teachers, and at least one Ridgefield High School senior during the Board of Education’s budget hearing Saturday, Feb. 9, at Scotts Ridge Middle School. “The proposed budget looks to cut this rich learning environment,” said Jennifer Zeyer, an art teacher at Scotland Elementary. She claimed the cuts, which … read more

Elective class? Kids push to keep world history

Converting a world history course to a half-year elective continues to draw the ire of Ridgefield High School students. Four students spoke in protest of plans to change Global I from a full-year class to semester-long course at the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting. The change, which was enacted by the board in the fall as part of new … read more

Better, faster, stronger: In robotics, students learn the building blocks of engineering

Nudging the joystick forward on the video game controller in his hands, Aidan Flaherty watched as the foot-high robot in front of him sprang to life. In a whirr of electric motors, the metal bot dug its four rubber wheels into foam pads arranged on the floor and zipped across the makeshift pen inside Ridgefield High School’s robotics classroom. The … read more

RHS grad helps CHIRP receive $15,000 grant

Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks (CHIRP) has received a $15,000 grant from the state’s Office of Economic and Community Development. Abby Fennell, who graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2018, helped secure the grant for CHIRP as a summer intern last year. Fennell is a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston. “While I put the finishing touches on the grant … read more

Murdock to attend State of the Union next week

Ridgefield High School junior and activist Lane Murdock will join U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) as his guest at the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C., next week. Murdock organized the National School Walkout against gun violence last April and is part of the inaugural class of the year-long Giffords Courage Fellowship. President Donald Trump is scheduled to … read more

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