Graduation requirements: What’s in, what’s out?

The Board of Education is hoping its new graduation requirements for Ridgefield High School will mean freshmen have more class options to choose from when they start school this fall — even as the change in requirements has sparked protest from some students. “English and science and social studies opened more of their electives to ninth graders,” said Dr. Stacey … read more

RHS senior named National Merit Scholarship finalist

Ridgefield High School senior Fiona Sleigh has been named a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. Sleigh will compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered this spring. There are three types of Merit Scholarship awards are offered to finalists like Sleigh: National Merit Scholarships for $2,500, corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, … read more

Power outages cause four schools to dismiss early Monday

Power outages in the north end of Ridgefield have caused four of Ridgefield’s nine public schools to dismiss early Monday, Feb. 25. Ridgefield High School, which reported a power outage shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, dismissed at 11 a.m. Scotts Ridge Middle School is dismissing at 11:35 a.m. Two elementary schools — Scotland and Barlow Mountain — are also dismissing … read more

Ridgefield High School reports power outage

RHS is currently experiencing a power outage. The fire alarm was activated due to the power outage. The fire department has given us permission to re- enter the building so all students are back inside. More info to follow. — Ridgefield HS (@RidgefieldHS) February 25, 2019 Ridgefield High School is currently experiencing a power outage. “The fire alarm was activated due … read more

Cellist Alexandra Dillulio wins WCYO concerto competition

The Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra (WCYO) has announced the winner of its 2019 Concerto Competition is Ridgefield High School sophomore Alexandra Dillulio. Alexandra will be performing the first movement of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the WCYO Winter Concert on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. at the Clune Auditorium in Wilton High School. Alexandra has been playing the cello … read more

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

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