THE COMMON CORE
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of 20 states that are working together to develop a new generation of K-12 assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The PARCC assessment will replace the NJ ASK and will be administered in grades 3 through 11, beginning in the spring of 2015. The PARCC assessment will measure student progress related to the new Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 46 states. More.
|The Board of Education presentation of November 12th included an overview of the Tisdale Courtyard and its programs specifically from a staff, parent and student perspective. The courtyard is a collaborative effort of staff, students and parents that supports science instruction through hands-on learning in an authentic environment. The courtyard serves as an outdoor classroom for composting, seasonal planting, the grow lab, and a variety of additional science related lessons and activities. More.|
CRAZY CHEM AT RED
The Ramsey Extended Day Program sponsored a sold-out enrichment program, Crazy Chem Works in Oct/Nov at the Hubbard and Tisdale after care programs. Students enjoyed creating unique scientific experiments. In November, author Jason Edwards was featured. His show, Destination: Inspiration, where the audience creates the story was a hit! Winter Sensations programs begin Jan 7th on Tuesdays after school.
BIG BLUE KISSES
For the Eighth consecutive year, Ramsey High School’s “Big Blue” Marching Band qualified for the Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships, which was held at Hershey Park Stadium November 2nd and 3rd. Over 200 bands performed and competed in four different class sizes, with Ramsey competing in the largest and most stringent class (4) Open (O). More.
Forty marketing students participated in focus groups for Aeropostale on Friday, 10/25 in NYC. The Marketing Director began by presenting an overview of Aeropostale and their current marketing strategies. He reinforced the company’s need for input from the students who comprise their target market. More.
On Monday, October 28th Dr. Shahid Aziz, a physician at Rutgers University visited Ramsey High School. He was here at the invitation of The RHS Interact Club which has been raising funds for his charity, Smile Bangladesh (www.smilebangladesh.org). During his trip to RHS, Dr. Aziz presented a lesson on cleft palates, palate formation, and corrective surgery for cleft palates to Mrs. Stephanie Marulli's Anatomy and Physiology class. More.
The Ramsey Schools participated in Week of Respect and Anti-Violence Week during the first and third weeks of October. These are state initiatives that foster positive school climate and culture and promote cooperation, respect, and caring for others. The Ramsey Schools based their activities on the “Six Pillars of Character,” which is a national character education curriculum. More.
Please read the attached letter and be certain to update any contact information and the method of notification (text, call, e-mail) in the Parent Portal for your child.
DON'T TEXT & DRIVE!
On October 16th, three students from Ramsey High School presented the 2nd annual AT&T No-Texting And Driving assembly to all students at the high school. More.
The annual NJ ASK state assessment report was presented to the Board of
Education at its public session on October 15. The results of the 2012-13 NJ ASK and HSPA were presented and explained by Dr. Emily Moore, supervisor for English, and Mr. Thomas Santulli, supervisor for mathematics. More.
BAND & CHORUS
Thirteen Smith School music students were recently accepted into the 2013 Bergen County Middle School Band and Chorus. In order to be accepted into these prestigious ensembles, students blindly audition against hundreds of other students from across Bergen County. More.
The Ramsey Adult School has changed its name to the Ramsey Community School to best represent the many varied programs and services offered. Their website is still under construction. Link to Offerings/Courses.
|Ramsey Review Archived e-Newsletters for 2013-2014|
|Important Parent District Updates|
CLASS LISTS 2013
|Elementary class lists and the District-wide Student Directory have been updated in the Parent Portal for 2013-2014 year|
|LURING INCIDENTS||Please read Dr. Murphy's letter regarding recent local incidents.|
|LAKE STREET CLOSURE||Please read the town's instructions regarding the closing of Lake Street|
|DATER SOIL TEST||Please click here to read the letter from Dr. Murphy regarding the John Y. Dater School soil testing results.|
|ON-LINE ATHLETICS REGISTRATION||Ramsey High School Athletics is pleased to announce the roll out of our on-line registration program, piloted for athletics registrations, offered through a partner site, Family ID. One account allows each family the ability to register their child(ren) for all high school athletics, as well as sign off on our policies and agreements. How to register on-line. Link to Athletics Site.|
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PARENTS|
In preparation for any emergency notices, or school closures for our district. Please read the attached letter and be certain to update any contact information and the method of notification (text, call, e-mail) in the Parent Portal. Do not check doctor or dentist contacts to receive phone calls.
|STUDENT DIRECTORY||The on-line student directory will be published shortly. If you have not answered the questions in the Parent Portal, your child will not be listed in the directory.|
|As we approach the season of unpredictable weather, please familiarize yourself with how to locate information regarding delayed openings and early dismissals as well what our district procedure is for such days. 2013-2014 Inclement Weather Letter.|
This year the mailbox will be a little lighter!
We are asking parents to complete many forms on-line. Have you gone into the Parent Portal and answered the questions? Forgot your code? Please contact your child's school.
Be sure to update your emergency contact information in the Parent Portal and check the boxes of how you want to receive school closure notifications.
|DISTRICT WEBSITE||Ramsey District is not using e-alert notices at this time.The registration feature has been turned off for our website. here is no need to sign in to the website to view the sections and there are no subscriptions to sign up for at this time. Staff will be communicating in a different manner this year. You will be receiving more information regarding our communication strategy for this year.|
|DINING SERVICES||Lunch Accounts can be managed and registered for on-line through Dining Services|
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS & REGISTRATIONS
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The Ramsey High School Drama Department presents
"The Whole Darn Shooting Match"
on December 4, 5, 6th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.00, $10.00 for students. Come out for a great performance!