There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Read all about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more.
This week, many Ridgefield High School seniors started internships in lieu of attending class at RHS. Other seniors will join them the day after taking their last AP exams. RHS Guidance Counselor, Lori Bran explains that the goal of the internship program “is to provide real-world experiences and the chance to learn about subjects not normally covered in the High School's curriculum.” Bran notes that last year, 400 students participated in internships at 263 internship sites in Ridgefield, Danbury, Wilton, and other towns.
The Hickories Farm takes interns from RHS and surrounding towns, teaching environmental and food awareness. On a recent rainy day, students, Sara F., Hannah C., and Jessica B., were all smiles as they helped clean up from Mother’s Day Brunch amidst the baby lambs.
Many seniors go back to help at their elementary or middle schools, finding their old desks have gotten remarkably small. Scotts Ridge alum Avery B. and Shannon W. enjoyed working with SRMS students and staff.
Nicholas Y. helped a busy Ridgefield Thrift Shop manage inventory. Other popular internships include First Selectman Rudy Marconi’s office, Hamlet Hub, and local businesses such as Pilates Barre and Moran Towing in New Canaan.
This year, RHS will choose two interns a week to feature. Please stay tuned to RPS News to learn more about these students and their internships.
The Ridgefield High School boys ski team are state champions! Congratulations on a job well done!
Students are painting, drawing, mastering new technologies, sculpting, thinking critically, working independently, and collaborating in the well-equipped art rooms at Ridgefield High School. The Art Department teaches a variety of classes for everyone from the ninth grader with middle school art experience to the most serious art student with plans to pursue art school after graduation.
Outside the Black Box Theater, the AP art students recently hung their work. Each of the students submitted 24 works for the AP test. Projects included Alex H.’s architectural sculpture and Anna L.’s intricate collages. Cici C. plans to pursue environmental studies at Bates College. Her photography, taken primarily at the abandoned Wire Mill, reflects her concern for the environment.
Staggered assessments and final exams will take place from Tuesday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 19. To prevent students from having a large number of assessments at one time prior to the end of the semester, subject areas administer tests according to the schedule below. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
RPS thanks and applauds the great work of our custodians and maintenance staff in addressing the deferred maintenance in our schools. Take a minute to view some of their work.