Monday, March 5, 2018

March 23, 2018

District News:
  • The next regular Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Ridgway Cafeteria.  Click HERE to see the agenda.  Chief DiFilippo will present important information on school security.  Please come out to stay informed.  
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 will be an early dismissal day for all students.  Schools will be closed for Spring Break from March 30th through April 8th.  Schools will re-open on Monday, April 9, 2018.  
  • The next Strategic Planning meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12th.  Two identical sessions will be offered.  Participants can choose to come at either 3:30 pm or 6:30 pm in the Ridgway Cafeteria.  All staff, parents, students, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend this collaborative meeting.  Click HERE for more information.  
Magowan School News:
  • We had our Read Across America Event on March 2nd and it was a huge success. Our guest readers did an outstanding job and the students really enjoyed the readers.

We had two students who really excelled in Math and received a Mighty Max Math Master T-Shirt.

                            Ms. Guarino, our Math Master Connor Ayrer, and Mr. Marini

                           Ms. Hanner's class, our Math Master Mustafa Yazici, and Mr. Marini

  • We had an Assembly program sponsored by the Edgewater Park Clean Communities. 

Ridgway School News:
  • PARCC testing for grades 5 and 6 will be April 30, 2018 to May 4, 2018.
  • PARCC testing for grades 7 and 8 will be May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018.
  • NJSLA-Science Assessment for grades 5 and 8 will be May 29, 2018 and May 30, 2018. 
  • Ridgway Middle School Spring Concert will be on May 16, 2018 at 7:00PM. 
  • 8th grade class trip to Baltimore Harbor will be on May 24, 2018.   

Iron Giraffe- Water for South Sudan advisers- from (l to r) Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Westphal, Mrs. Wick and Mrs. Schwartz

Codilyn Korhammer proudly representing Ridgway Middle School at the Burlington County School Boards Association Annual 8th Grade Dialogue and Reception.  

Mr. Gaffney and his students having fun at the Recycling presentation.  Thanks to Jim Bernard and the Edgewater Park Township Committee for providing this event to our students.

Ridgway students help support each other with positive messages.  

Some beautiful artwork found in the hallways of Ridgway Middle School.

The NJHS held a cereal drive.  203 boxes will be distributed to the Sacred Heart St. Vincent's Food Pantry and the Extended Hand Ministries Homeless Shelter both located in Mt. Holly.

Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Wick "helping" Mr. Radichel while raising money for the Iron Giraffe  project.
Mr. Radichel being a good sport and letting the kids place over 600 pieces of Duct tape on him to affix him to the wall for a great cause. And yes, he is over 1 foot off of the ground in this picture.   Ridgway Middle School loves to combine fun and STEM into our lunch time.  

A special thank you to the Edgewater Park Police Department, Beverly Fire Company No. 1 and Hope Hose Fire Company No. 2 and Sammy the Hawk for joining Ridgway Middle School on March 14, 2018 "Walk Out."

(From l to r) Kyree Owes, Shania Hosein, Jada Corry and Emirhan Aykit enjoyed a great college experience while attending the 2017-2018 Middle School Leadership Institute on the campus of Camden County College.   

NJHS partnered up with Sara's Smiles to make inspirational cards in the shape of clouds to be placed in hospital rooms of cancer children to uplift their spirits. They also used the money raised from candy grams and pencil grams to donate the the cause. 

(back row ) Kimberly Karson, April Kelly, Kristina Siwak, Khloe Lubin, Spencer Shappell, Tiffany Mohabir, Eduardo Coazozon Catarino, Codilyn Korhammer, Owen Evans, Aisha Robinson-Herring

(middle row) Paige Giles, Mackenzie Cash, Dominic Cooper, Chris-Tina Middlebrooks, Taylor Snowden, Shania Hosein, Matthew Wajda, AJ Torres

(front row) Josh Tietz, Skyler Kania, Connor Daly, Dominic Giannetto

Corner of Curriculum & Instruction:

  • April marks the opening of our Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing window. While the testing window remains open from April 16th until May 25th, our district will administer the PARCC Test on the following dates:

  • Students in our school will test their knowledge of Language Arts and Math. Total testing time for individual students on the PARCC is estimated at approximately 6-7 Hours depending on grade level.

  • You can learn more about PARCC and find helpful hints on how to help your child with test-taking on the state website,  As always, a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast before testing have been shown to help with concentration.

  • PTO News:
    • The next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 pm in the Ridgway library.