Ramsey School District Latest News

  • Local Influence (not CRT) Shapes Curriculum

    Some of the national debate surrounding education is focused on topics and buzzwords that have been misunderstood, misrepresented, or misapplied to New Jersey and/or Ramsey School District. Click headline for more information.

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  • RHS Awarded Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    We are proud to announce that Ramsey High School was recently awarded a grant by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to bring teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) training to the school. Mr. Esdale (Supervisor of 9-12 Education and Student Welfare) and Mr. Sabella (Supervisor of Wellness) completed the application and will oversee the training program at the high school. Click headline for more information.

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  • Board of Education Earns Honor

    Ramsey Board of Education receives a prestigious honor from the NJ School Board Association. Click headline for more info.

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  • Building a Strong Mathematical Foundation

    In Ramsey, our teachers are consistently working towards building mathematical fluency and number sense. Throughout their educational journey, students begin learning counting in Kindergarten and build upon the concept to develop their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division throughout their K-5 education. Click headline for more information.

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  • National-Level Shout-Out for Ramsey's Vision

    A guru in the field of education took notice of Ramsey School District’s innovative approach to preparing students for the future. That Twitter post came from Jay McTighe, an author and speaker with years of experience in the development of student performance measures. He gets the importance of regular assessments, and also recognizes that scan-dependent testing can boil out the flavor of a student’s truly comprehensive education. This shout-out made our staff so proud!

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  • Inclusion Lives Here

    At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, there was a moving presentation that focused on how Ramsey High School continues to promote a more inclusive learning environment for all students through extracurricular activities and clubs such as Best Buddies and Special Olympics. Ramsey High School established a Best Buddies Chapter in 2019 and starting this fall, Special Olympics is now an official club at the school. Click headline for more.

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  • Local Influences Shapes Curriculum

    More than ever, education is being dragged into an arena that thrives with a 24-hour news cycle and equally relentless social media. No matter what a local school district does, it will almost certainly hear from vocal proponents and opponents (while the vast middle ground quietly goes about other business). Click headline for more info.

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  • Welcome Back

    We are back and had a wonderful start to the school year, with only greater things coming! Click headline for more information.

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  • Ramsey Schools vows to "Never Forget"

    In the bewildering days after September 11th, 2001 “Never Forget” became a national vow. But for communities such as ours, nestled in the broad outline of New York City and not spared from enduring personal loss, this national vow seemed bound to who we were; we could not forget, we would never be able to. Click headline for more info ...

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  • New Year, Same Goals

    Going to “back to school” has always been a very exciting time filled with the hope that a new school year brings. It also signifies changes that can be both exciting and anxiety-producing. Click headline for more information.

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  • End of Year Update on District Goals

    Click on the headline to learn more about and view the Dr. Matteo’s “End of Year Update on District Goals” presentation to the Board of Education

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  • Student Awards

    We are happy to announce 3 student awards - Congratulations to the winning students ! Click headline for more information.

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  • Mr. Andrew Seltzer - Newest Member of the BOE

    We are excited to welcome the newest member of the Ramsey Board of Education, Mr. Andrew Seltzer! Click headline to learn more about Mr. Seltzer.

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  • Defenses of Learning Highlighted in National Newsletter

    The Ramsey School District was recently highlighted in Envision Learning Partners May newsletter. Click the headline form more information and to read the full article.

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  • Cancellation of 2021 NJSLA

    The United States Department of Education (USED) recently informed the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) that the administration of Start Strong assessments in fall 2021 will satisfy the federal statewide assessment requirement for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, there will be no spring 2021 administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). The Start Strong assessments will be administered in fall 2021 to all students in English Language Arts (ELA) grades 4-10, Mathematics grades 4-8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and in Science grades 6, 9, and 12. These assessments will be administered in person from September 13, 2021 through October 22, 2021. I will provide more detailed information as it is available about the schedule and duration of these assessments.

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  • Stepping Stones 2021

    Despite the difficulties that these past 14 months have thrown at us, the Ramsey School District is dedicated to providing enriching experiences for our learners, and we would like to continue this in the Summer of 2021. As we have said many times throughout this past year, in Ramsey “our vision is not canceled.” We would like to provide an additional opportunity for students to accelerate their learning by continuing to build upon their skills and knowledge. As such, we would like to offer a two-week, in-person educational program called Stepping Stones for incoming students in Grades 1-8 that will provide further opportunities for extension and growth. Click headline for more information.

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  • Achieving Excellence One Student at a Time

    Brandon Hwang (Class of 2022) has been accepted to two very prestigious programs for rising seniors: the Henry Clay High School Student Congress and the New Jersey Scholars Program. Congratulations to Brandon on these amazing accomplishments! We are so proud of you and know that you will represent Ramsey well. Click headline for more information.

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  • New Jersey Youth Art Month

    March is designated as New Jersey Youth Art Month (#NJYAM) and there is a lot of good news to share about the Visual and Performing Arts at Ramsey High School. This Winter, 35 Ramsey music students participated in the inaugural NJ State Solo and Ensemble Festival, sponsored by Arts Ed NJ, one of the state’s most prominent advocacy groups for arts education in NJ Schools. The Solo and Ensemble festival was launched to recognize student achievement in music education, and it has provided an alternate way for many of the state’s best musicians to gain recognition which otherwise would have come through acceptance to region and state honor ensembles, which had to be cancelled this year because of the pandemic. Click headline for more information.

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  • Updated Travel Guidance

    New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. However, click headline for additional important information.

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  • Our Vision is Not Canceled (DECA & Art)

    As we like to say, "Our Vision is Not Cancelled" due to the difficulties of hybrid and remote learning. Our teachers and students continue to do amazing work in and out of the classroom. As evidence of this, just recently we had many students excel in DECA competitions while other students had their art selected for display at upcoming county and state exhibitions. Please click headline to read about these achievements.

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