New scoreboard goes up at Tiger Hollow

With a rattle of an impact driver and delicate balancing between a crane and cherry picker, Tiger Hollow’s new LED scoreboard was installed at the north end of the football field Wednesday, April 3. The screen, which has the capability to project live and pre-recorded video on the field, is one of three new boards being installed for the high … read more

Donate Life: Three RHS art students win statewide poster contest

A trio of Ridgefield High School junior have won a statewide poster contest that encourages residents to become organ donors. Timothy Porter won third place and $100 for his poster, while Dylan Zappala won the Tony Award and a cash prize of $100. Fellow junior Melanie Kardos was awarded honorable mention. The award ceremony, which was run by Donate Life … read more

Shamrock Shootout returns to Scotts Ridge during spring break

Ridgefield High School seniors Grace Egan and Joanna Gengo will be running the annual spring break Shamrock Shootout — a two-day lacrosse camp for girls in the fourth through eighth grade — at Scotts Ridge Middle School. The clinic will take place on Monday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. During the Shamrock Shootout, RHS … read more

Business, family and consumer science students present at second annual symposium

Ridgefield High School students participated in the second annual Business, Family and Consumer Science Symposium on April 1. Over 160 RHS business and culinary students collaborated with business partners to develop solutions to real world challenges. The symposium also included “Tiger Talks” given by business leaders with a focus on helping students hone their interview skills. “The symposium was a … read more

Fire watch continues at high school

The ‘fire watch’ that has a town firefighter on duty after classes at Ridgefield High School continued this week, Fire Chief Jerry Myers said. “It has not ended yet,” Myers said Tuesday, April 2. “I cannot predict when it will end.” Because the school’s emergency lighting needs some upgrading, a fire watch firefighter goes on duty to meet fire code … read more

Greetings From Here: RHS junior donates to Ridgefield’s Emergency Fund

Greetings from Ridgefield — a town dedicated to generosity and proud of its rich history. That’s the message behind Ridgefield High School junior Sam Sulzinsky’s t-shirt business, Greetings From Here. Sulzinsky, whose shirts are inspired by vintage postcards and include images of local landmarks like the Keeler Tavern and Ballard Park, paid forward the generosity he’s received for his startup by cutting … read more

Letter: Black Box Theatre doesn’t provide enough room for students participating in fall play

To the Editor: I’m a high schooler and a member of the RHS theater department. I have always loved theater and have grown up going to all the shows the high school would present. They were so incredible, with the use of the lighting and sound equipment I was just amazed by how large scale and professional it all seemed. … read more

Student-run weather service tracks area storms

Ridgefield has had some strange weather over the last 12 months. Four nor’easters dropped almost 5 feet of snow in a 17-day span last March, the macroburst that ripped through the northern part of town and canceled school for three days in May, and the torrential rainstorms in August that caused the town to double-up on erosion and sedimentation controls … read more

Youth Climate Strike: High school trio joins protest in Hartford

Act now or swim later. Holding up signs that urged legislators to “wake up, save our future,” a trio of Ridgefield High School juniors joined protesters in front of the state Capitol building in Hartford during the worldwide Youth Climate Strike March 15. Their motivation was simple.  “Our generation is going to feel the repercussions of climate change more than … read more

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