Human Body Systems: Scotts Ridge project receives collaborative library award

The “Human Body Systems” project from the Scotts Ridge Middle School library has been named the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award. Sponsored by Upstart, the $2,500 award recognizes school librarian and teacher collaboration during the development and implementation of a curriculum-supporting program using school library resources. The “Human Body Systems” team … read more

Ridgefielder Becca Cohen tackles gender gap with bananas and Pac-Man

Becca Cohen’s plan to inspire adolescent girls to pursue careers in computer science and physics involves a laptop computer, a circuit board called the “Makey Makey,” and a few pieces of fruit. The 17-year-old Ridgefield High School junior said she hooked the $50 circuit board up to a computer, and then wired electrical clamps to bananas — the fluids inside … read more

Prevention Council, Scotts Ridge to host Dr. Matt Bellace

Dr. Matt Bellace, motivational speaker and comedian with a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology, will meet with Scotts Ridge eighth graders Monday, April 2 in an assembly geared towards making the right choices — not only with substances but in life. He promotes the pursuit of “natural highs” experienced through exercise, healthy activities and other individual passions. He speaks to over … read more

Scotts Ridge Middle School presents Beauty and the Beast March 9-10

Scotts Ridge Middle School presents the musical Beauty and the Beast with performances Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. The musical tells the story of the brainy and beautiful Belle who yearns to escape her provincial life, however, Belle finds more adventure than she expected when she becomes a captive in the beast’s enchanted castle. Dancing flatware, … read more

Emplacement Place fire: Babysitter helped save four kids during blaze

A fire that consumed the second-story of a home on Encampment Place Thursday night might have been a lot worse were it not for the actions of a babysitter watching homeowners Laura and Steven Coury’s four kids. Laura Coury said the sitter, a senior at RHS, attempted to put out the blaze that started in a closet in the room … read more

Prevention Plus: Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a national annual drug prevention campaign. This year Red Ribbon Week takes place from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. The event began in 1988 after a U.S. Drug Enforcement agent named Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was murdered in Mexico while working undercover in the war against drugs. Angered parents and youth in communities across the country began … read more

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