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One hundred sixty students at Ridgewood High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board

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Ridgewood NJ, one hundred sixty students at Ridgewood High School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Examinations.

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Ridgewood Maroons Coach Chuck Johnson Kicks Off Return with 21-7 over Montclair

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Ridgewood NJ, Maroons Coach Chuck Johnson returned for his 37th season after  health issues forced Johnson to step down from his post in 2019, in the midst of his 36th year.

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Back-to-School Cybersecurity

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Ridgewood NJ, around this time each year, students, faculty, parents, and guardians across New Jersey prepare for the beginning of a new academic school year. Similar to last year, the 2021-2022 school year will be unlike those prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote learning may not be as integral in all school districts this year, the continued use of technology in school and at home still present significant cybersecurity challenges. The education sector continues to be one of the most targeted sectors by cyber threat actors who take advantage of the distracted or unaware user base, potentially unpatched systems and applications, and vulnerable networks in order to collect sensitive data, deliver malware, pilfer monetary funds, and launch ransomware attacks. It is vital for students, teachers, parents, and guardians to maintain an awareness of current cyber threats and employ best practices to increase their resiliency and prevent victimization. Educational institutions are also highly encouraged to review the “Achieving Cyber Resilience: Free Resources for K-12 Schools” document and corresponding webinar recording for information on cybersecurity best practices and featured presentations from the NJCCIC, CISA, MS-ISAC, and FBI on the free resources available via their respective organizations.

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Chuck Johnson is Back as Head Coach of Ridgewood Football

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Ridgewood NJ, longtime Ridgewood Coach Chuck Johnson was back of the sidelines for Ridgewood Maroon Football  .  After missing most of the last two seasons, Johnson, 69, was back as the head coach of the Maroons for fall practice sessions officially beginning on Monday.

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3D Printer and Laser Engraver Part of The Ridgewood High School Makerspace Upgrade

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood High School Makerspace will undergo a substantial equipment upgrade this fall through the generosity of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation. The powerful and fast Stratasys F170 3D Printer and Epilog Fusion Edge Laser Engraver are two examples of new tools designed to increase productivity and expose students to industry standard equipment, preparing them for the 21st century workspace.

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Ridgewood High School, has been named the 2021 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year

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Ridgewood NJ, Ms. Medha Kirtane, a teacher at Ridgewood High School, has been named the 2021 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

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School Choice Options Go Mainstream after Disruptive 2020/2021 Pandemic Year

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Ridgewood NJ, a year and a half into the COVID pandemic many parents recognized, perhaps for the first time, that they have so many options available to them in every other area of their lives and of their parenting; yet, when it comes to educating their kids, they are left with a one-size-fits-all government school assignment. This is no longer tolerable to families who desire much more choice and customization in their children’s learning.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Expand Civics Instruction in Schools

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S854) requiring civics instruction at the middle school level. Currently, New Jersey is one of a minority of states which does not require civics instruction for middle school students. Under the legislation, the New Jersey Center for Civic Education at Rutgers University will be directed to prepare civics curriculum guidelines for local school boards, ensuring that middle and high school students study the values and principles underlying the American system of constitutional democracy, the function of government, and the role of a citizen in a democratic society.

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Ridgewood High School Graduates Offering a New Power Washing Service

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Ridgewood NJ, two  Ridgewood Highschool graduates (class of 2020), are offering a new power washing service at some very aggressive pricing . According to the two entrepreneurs  the most popular services: * Garbage Can cleaning ($30 for 1, $50 for 2) * Walkway Powerwash * Sidewalk Powerwash * Deck Deepclean .

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Summer Reading by Ridgewood Alumni : “KEYSER: The Friendliest City in the USA”

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Ridgewood NJ, Inspirational fiction novel by Jeff Krizan. Available on Amazon, 263 pages. This American novel is a fictionalized account from stories and anecdotes told to the author over the course of four years.

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The Aqua Conservation Services Team of the RHS Applied Engineering Club takes third place in the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, the Aqua Conservation Services Team of the RHS Applied Engineering Club took third place in the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest with their invention, Hydrosave, a faucet attachment to monitor and reduce water usage.

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Ridgewood Crew Brings Home the Gold from the Stotesbury Cup Regatta!

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Philadelphia PA, The Schuylkill Navy’s 94th Stotesbury Cup Regatta took place this past weekend as one of the first public events approved by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health as the City reopens. One hundred and thirty-one teams gathered at the Schuylkill River for what is now the largest high school rowing regatta in the world. Ridgewood sent 13 crews to compete against exceptionally fine crews from all parts of the United States.

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Ridgewood Crew Wins GOLD at the 2021 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

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West Windsor NJ,  Ridgewood Crew traveled to Mercer Lake to compete in the US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championship Regatta this weekend.  The crews competing at the Youth Nationals raced against some of the strongest rowing clubs and scholastic rowing programs of the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

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Ridgewood High School Has A New Principal

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Ridgewood NJ, after an interesting week for Ridgewood Schools, in a short note Superintendent Thomas A Gorman Ed.D  said that Jeff Nyhuis has agreed to to takes the position of the next Principal of Ridgewood High School effective July 1st 2021 .

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