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  • RHS Students accepted into All-State Chorus Ensembles

    The Ramsey High School Music Department is proud to announce that 4 students have recently auditioned for, and been accepted into, All-State Choral Ensembles. Jeffrey Castellano, Bailey Felderman, and Allison Los have earned seats in the 2018-19 New Jersey All-State Mixed Chorus, and Alyssa Mathew has been accepted to the 2018-19 New Jersey All-State Treble Chorus. This is Jeffrey’s 2nd year in All-State Chorus, and it is also the most RHS students accepted to All-State chorus ensembles in more than 10 years. The students are under the direction of RHS chorus teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Saltzman. In order to gain acceptance into these prestigious ensembles, the students must undergo a rigorous “blind” audition process against students from across New Jersey. As part of the All-State chorus ensembles, the students will have the chance to perform in venues such as Atlantic City’s Convention Hall and NJPAC in Newark.

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  • Models of Excellence - Tisdale School Staff Recognition

    At the May 7, 2018 Board of Education meeting two staff members from Tisdale School were recognized for receiving accolades from the NJ Department of Education. Third grade teacher Mrs. Beth Papaz is the recipient of the Governor’s Educator of the Year, and school social worker Mrs. Lisa Moment is the recipient of the Governor’s Service Professional of the Year. These recognitions highlight staff members in schools that demonstrate exceptional talent, serve as models of excellence for the profession, are experts in their field and hold the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues. The following are Principal Aliano's remarks about each outstanding educator.

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  • Stomping Out the Stigma - A Teacher's Perspective

    The effects of mental illness are felt by so many adults and children, no matter where they may live or what they may do. As a teacher, there have been times when the effects of mental illness march right into the classroom. Over the years, some of my students have been able to articulate their thoughts about how this disease affects them, while other students have not been able to express their feelings with the same exactness. In any of those cases, the need for encouragement, love, and support have always been necessary. When the opportunity to join a cause like Ramsey Stigma Free Committee arose, I knew that it was one I could not pass up. Click headline for more.

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  • Relocating the Buses, Trucks, Board Office and Maintenance Garage

    There is great frustration involved with dropping off or picking up a student at the High School. Simply put, Ramsey High School, built in 1909, was not designed for today’s commuting society. Combined with limited parking for staff, this reality presents more than frustration: It presents a real safety concern. The Bond Referendum Committee, including the District’s architect, looked very seriously at that situation and it quickly became a top priority in their recommendations to the Board of Education (BOE). Because the campus is landlocked, the only real solution is to relocate the buses, trucks, maintenance garage and Board Office. In addition, necessary renovations to the Board Office are estimated to cost $1.7M, including a new roof, mechanicals, ADA compliance, etc. The District started by investigating whether current school property could accommodate such a relocation. Smith School is the only school with enough land for the Board Office and parking. The approximate cost would be $2.3M - $3M, but there would not be space to address High School campus safety concerns by relocating the buses, trucks and maintenance garage. Click headline for more.

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  • Seventh Grade Students Showcase Commercials at Ramsey Theatre

    The new Multimedia Production class at Smith School was invited to showcase their student produced commercials at the Ramsey Theatre on Saturday, January 27th. This experience was part of a thematic marketing campaign unit for the seventh grade exploratory class. As part of an initiative to create more authentic assessments, this project allowed students to produce a commercial for an audience outside the classroom. Laura and Dave Rose, owners of the Ramsey Theatre, collaborated with the students in tackling a real world issue: What is the best way to support a local business? Click headline for more.

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  • Preschool Registration for 2018-19 School Year

    As part of the experiences for Ramsey High School students enrolled in the Child Development Class, Ramsey and Saddle River preschool age children are invited to participate in a preschool program that is supervised by Ramsey High School students and the Child Development teaching staff. Registration forms for the October 2018 preschool class will be available at the High School General Office on March 16, 2018 beginning at 9:00am and will also be available on the preschool website, https://sites.google.com/ramsey.k12.nj.us/rhspreschool. The class for preschoolers meets three mornings a week, usually Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, for approximately 2½ hours each day. Click headline for more information.

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  • Martin Luther King Day 2018

    January 15th was a Day of Service around the district to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There were learning activities and/or service learning projects across the district’s school. At Tisdale there were a host of activities including age-appropriate read alouds of picture books to teach lessons of equality, peace, and justice. Third graders worked with Ramsey High School students to explore the question, “How do Dr. Martin Luther King’s big words influence us today?” The classes identify key words in Dr. King’s teaching and used those words to create a mural to depict those big ideas. Click the headline to see a small sample of some.

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  • Kate Fagan Wrap Up

    Thank you to the Ramsey Community School for helping to bring Kate Fagan to Ramsey on January 29. Over the course of the day, over 1,000 students, parents, and residents were able to hear Ms. Fagan speak honestly and sincerely about the complex issues facing both children and parents today. This event capped a terrific professional development day in which the District continued its focus on mental health by providing awareness training for staff in the morning, and in the afternoon, specific presentations by Ms. Fagan were tailored to our staff and to our student-athletes. But, this was just one small part of Ramsey’s commitment to wellness.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

    Kindergarten registration applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now available. To be eligible for Kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2018. Click above for important dates related to the registration process, the pre-registration link and information on the RCS WRAP program.

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  • Preschool Registration for 2018 - 2019

    Registration applications for the tuition based Integrated Preschool Program for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now available. To be eligible for Preschool, general education students must be 4 years old on or before October 1, 2018. All children enrolled in the program will attend for 5 1/2 hours five days a week. Click above for important dates related to the preschool registration process and the pre-registration link.

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  • Proud To Be Stigma-Free

    Despite its prevalence, many individuals fail to seek help or treatment due to the stigma that society has attached to mental illness. Many people with a mental illness experience shame and fear of judgment from friends, family and co-workers. Such judgment is often rooted in a lack of awareness that mental illness is a disease that warrants the same recognition and treatment as any physical disease.

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  • District Testing Report - BOE Presentation

    At the October 30th Board of Education meeting Mr. Matteo gave a report on the results of the 2017 standardized testing. While there are areas in which we can continue to improve, you will notice that we continue to shine. Click to read more...

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  • A Student's Perspective on World Challenge Trip to Bolivia

    Please enjoy Abby Greenberg, a Ramsey High School student's perspective on her World Challenge trip to Bolivia this past summer.

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