Scotts Ridge to host geography bee Friday

The Ridgefield Press

Scotts Ridge Middle School is hosting its annual geography bee on Friday, Jan. 20, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the Scotts Ridge Middle School auditorium. Ten students from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades qualified to participate in the “Geo Bee” by scoring the highest on a preliminary test given by their teachers. The top three finishers will be awarded … read more

VFW honors Patriots Pen writers

A pair of Scotts Ridge Middle School students have been selected as the top essay writers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen competition in Ridgefield. VFW Post 3052 named Kennedi Muller, whose theme was the “America I believe in,” the winner of the essay competition. Her essay was submitted in the national competition. Kennedi said that she believed … read more

School board: Closing presents more risks than rewards

Not enough savings and too many risks — that was the opinion of both parents and members of the Board of Education Monday night in reaction to the proposed closing of Scotland Elementary School. The board moved its meeting to Scotts Ridge Middle School to accommodate a crowd of 100 or more residents interested in giving their opinions on various … read more

School closing, redistricting pushes education meeting to Scotts Ridge auditorium

High interest surrounding the school district’s decision to either close one of the town’s six elementary school or redistrict dozens of students has forced the Board of Education to meet at Scotts Ridge Middle School Monday night. According to an agenda that was sent out Friday, the board will meet in executive session from 6:30 to 7:30 to hear Superintendent … read more

Enrollment decline: Schools to look at five options Monday

Pull fifth grade out of the elementary schools, convert the middle schools to fit a fifth-through-eighth-grade configuration, and close an elementary school — that’s one of five options on the table for the Board of Education when it meets Monday night to examine solutions for the district’s ongoing enrollment decline. But will the board go through with closing one of … read more

Allison Elkow named Teacher of the Year

Scotts Ridge Middle School special education teacher Allison Elkow has been named the school district’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. Elkow, who works with seventh graders, delivered the district’s convocation speech in August before the school year began. “Together, more gets done,” she said. “It is not about you; it is not about me. We need to put our egos … read more

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