Ridgefield Public Schools
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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.

District Presentations to the BOE

Each month our district leaders make presentations on a wide variety of topics to the Board of Education to keep both board members and the general public informed of the work of our district staff, building leaders, teachers, and students. Although all BOE meeting documents can be found on our dedicated BOE page, for your convenience we will provide quick links here to the most recent presentations.  

Lambs, Kids, and Other RHS Internships!
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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.

    BES Teacher of the Year

    Branchville’s Teacher of the Year is Megan LiVolsi. Ms. LiVolsi writes, “Branchville School is my second home! I love my colleagues, the students, the parents, the feeling you get when you walk through the doors each morning.” She also loves the restaurant 850 Degrees and their famous S’mores pizza. Read more about this inspiring teacher.

    Megan LiVolsi - Teacher of the Year
    Book Recommendation
    The Day You Begin

    Barlow Mountain Elementary School Librarian Martha Cerrato recommends The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson with illustrations by Rafael Lopez. Cerrato writes, “This is a lovely picture book about overcoming feelings of being new or different and the bravery it takes to reach out and connect with others.”

      ERMS Student Gives Teacher HERO Award

      East Ridge student Nicole G. presented teacher Dawn Kowalicz with a Ridgefield Education Foundation (REF) HERO Award, as shown in the photo along with REF representative Pam Banks, center. HERO stands for Honor Exceptional Ridgefield Outstanding Educators. Read more about REF Hero Awards.

      Nicole G and teacher Dawn Kawalicz and Pam Banks with award
      Thank You Custodians and Maintenance Staff

      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.

      Miller's Minutes

      At each Board of Education meeting, Dr. Robert Miller, the Director of Technology and Operations Development, provides live updates of key announcements and happenings via our RPS Twitter account. We have logged those tweets and present them here to you as another way for you to stay informed of the work of the district and the BOE. These are not the official minutes of our BOE meetings, as those need to be voted on by the board, and are posted on our BOE page. We thought you would appreciate the brevity and timeliness that this medium offers. So if you missed the BOE meeting, or want a quick summary, then read Miller's Minutes.