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Posted 06/19/2015 10:04AM

Music Department Dates 2015-16


IHHS CHOIRS

Broadway Classroom Workshop TBD

CHAMBER CHOIR
RADIO CITY Christmas Spectacular December 3 10:40AM, leave 7:30AM

IHHS/RHS STRING ORCHESTRA

RHS Holiday Concert December 8 7:30 PM AUD

(RHS Holiday Concert Snowdate December 9 7:30 PM AUD)

IHHS Holiday Concert December 15 7:30 PM AUD

(IHHS Holiday Concert Snowdate December 16 7:30 PM AUD)

MARTIN LUTHER Service (RWD) January 18 10AM, leave time 8am

FLOW Chorus February 4 9:30AM, RHS AUD

FLOW Orchestra February 9 9:30AM, IHHS AUD

IHHS Choir/Orchestra Festival Trip TBD

IHHS/RHS STRING ORCHESTRA

RHS Spring Concert May 17 7:30 PM RHS AUD

CHOIRS AND ORCHESTRA

IHHS Spring Concert May 19 7:30 PM IHHS AUD

RHS Music Awards Dinner June 1 6:30 PM Macaluso's

IHHS Awards and Luncheon TBD

Posted 06/18/2015 03:07PM

Summer Guidance Hours

The guidance offices are open this summer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m during July and August. All students are invited to schedule a summer appointment with a counselor on duty to discuss their high school program, resume, and/or college planning. Seniors are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a counselor to review the Common Application and other college application materials. Appointments can be made by calling the guidance administrative assistants at Ramapo (extension 2237 or 2231). Please note that during the summer students can meet with any of the counselors on duty.


Counselors' Schedule at Ramapo:

Mrs. Perry: July 1, July 6,7,8,9,10,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24


Mrs. Keane: July 27,28,29,30,31,

August 26,27

Ms. Shane: August 3,4,5,6,7,10,11,24,25


Mrs. DiFiore: August 12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,28,31

Posted 06/16/2015 11:56AM
Congratulations to English teacher Michele Whittemore, Ramapo High School Teacher of the Year

Posted 06/16/2015 11:53AM

Hey Seniors...

Be productive this summer and get a jump on college applications.....


Schedule some time to meet with an English teacher to receive feedback on your college application essay. Students from either school can schedule any available appointment.


Where:

Guidance Office at Indian Hills and Ramapo High Schools


When:

Ramapo - July 14, 15, 16 from 9:00am-12:00pm

August 11, 12, 13 from 9:00am-12:00pm

August 25, 26, 27 from 9:00am- 3:00pm


Indian Hills - July 21, 22, 23 from 9:00am-12:00pm

August 4, 5, 6 from 9:00 am-12:00pm

August 18, 19, 20 from 9:00-3:00pm


How to make an appointment:

  • Contact the Guidance Office at either school to schedule your appointment - This is mandatory!
  • Indian Hills Guidance Office (201) 337-0100
  • Ramapo Guidance Office (201) 891-1500
  • Conference duration is 20 minutes


What you must do to prepare:

  • Review the new Common Application essay topics for 2015-2016 (see next page)
  • Prepare at least one clean draft on which you'd like to receive feedback
  • Come to your appointment ready to discuss your work


Common Application Essay Topics:

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.


  1. The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?


  1. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?


  1. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.


  1. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

Posted 06/10/2015 09:39AM

June 10, 2015


Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, there have been several incidents of "swatting" in Bergen County schools in the recent weeks. These incidents involve an anonymous call coming into a school from a computer. The "caller" advises the school that there is a dangerous situation at the school, either a gunman, bomb or something else considered very serious. The schools must respond to the call as a credible threat and go into lockdown. The threat is investigated by law enforcement and schools do not come out of lockdown until completely cleared by emergency management.

The reason for this notification is to let you know that while we do not expect to be in this situation, our schools prepare routinely through drills and student and staff education. Should either of our high schools receive one of these calls, we will respond according to protocol. The school will go into lockdown immediately.

Please understand that with situations of this type (school lockdowns), parents and guardians must be aware of the following:

  • Information will be sent out to parents as soon as it is safe to do so
  • School office phones will not be answered
  • Parents/guardians will not be permitted near the school premises
  • School officials and police will do everything possible to maintain the safety and security of our students and staff

Thank you for your support of our high schools.

Best regards,

Beverly MacKay

Superintendent of Schools

Posted 06/01/2015 03:01PM

Period schedule for the early dismissal days on June 16, 17, and 18. All lunch periods will meet in the auditorium instead of the cafeteria.


Period 1: 7:40 - 8:05 (25 min)
Period 2: 8:09 - 8:34 (25 min)
Period 3: 8:38 - 9:03 (25 min)
Period 4: 9:07 - 9:31 (24 min)
Period 5: 9:35 - 9:59 (24 min)
Period 6: 10:03 - 10:27 (24 min)
Period 7: 10:31 - 10:55 (24 min)
Period 8: 10:59 - 11:23 (24 min)
Period 9: 11:27 - 11:51 (24 min)

Posted 05/27/2015 02:18PM

May 27, 2015

Dear Members of the Class of 2015, Parents, and Guardians:

The end of the academic year is quickly approaching. For seniors and their families, this marks an important milestone in their lives. It is a time for celebration and to honor the individual and collective achievements of the Class of 2015. Enclosed in this packet is information to help

you and your family prepare for the end of the year. Please take the time to review this material with care.

Participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege. Please respect the fact that this is a proud and important moment for your families and friends who have come to honor you and your class. We expect that all students who choose to participate will respect the dignity of the event. We ask parents to support our efforts by not hosting, or condoning attendance at, parties before or after graduation at which alcohol or other illegal substances might be consumed. It is critical that all parents/guardians and students complete the Graduation Contract and return it to the main office before Monday, June 8th.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. We have had a great year, due in large part to the leadership and good citizenship displayed by the senior class. I am looking forward to honoring your achievements as graduates and celebrating the end of your high school careers.

Sincerely,

Louis Moore

Principal

Posted 05/22/2015 03:00PM

Attention Students and Parents:


 

Please be advised that your preliminary schedule for the 2015-2016 school year will be available for your review on your Genesis account on Friday, May 22nd at 3:00.  As staff hiring has not yet been completed, minor changes may occur prior to receiving your final schedule.  

 

Important Reminders:

  • Students are encouraged to make alterations to their preliminary schedule during the month of June by contacting their guidance counselor. 
  • If a course was omitted from your program, the computer was unable to schedule the course even though it was requested.  Reasons for this typically include course section "close outs" or courses which conflict in time with required courses. Please take notice that Health and Study Halls are not reflected in the preliminary schedule but will be implemented into all final schedules. 
  • The master schedule will be finalized on August 28th, 2015.  No schedule changes will be made after this date.  Schedule changes will resume again during the period of September 11-30, 2015.  During the month of October, a student may drop a course, but not add a course, and the dropped course will not appear on the transcript.  Effective November 2nd 2015, all courses in which a student is enrolled must be completed regardless of grades or progress in the course. 
  • Changes of an educationally sound nature will be considered with the approval of the parent and the subject supervisor, after consultation with the guidance counselor and based upon availability.  Please note the following policy regarding course selection changes: students may not change schedules for convenience or to free a period for work or sports. 
  • Please be advised that each school will have a counselor on duty in July and August.  They are available for resume review, community service information, course planning, college testing, career information, common application, college application process, etc.  We encourage you to make an appointment to see our staff this summer!

 

Regards,

Michael Marano

District Director of Student Personnel Services


Posted 05/20/2015 08:00AM
Please refer to the Information fact sheet for parents and guardians.
Posted 05/16/2015 09:17AM
Ramapo and Indian Hills High Schools will be closed Friday May 22 through Monday May 25 for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Posted 05/08/2015 01:05PM
The RHS Environmental Club, Green Team, and Student Government are sponsoring a Walk, Bike, Carpool, or Take the Bus to School Day on Wednesday, May 13.

As an incentive, students who walk or cycle will receive a bagel, fruit, and a "get out of homework pass." In addition, the homeroom with the highest percent of participation will receive a Market Basket lunch!

Please check the upcoming posting in Schoology for details and staging areas for cyclists and walkers. Franklin Lakes Police will assist in monitoring Ewing Ave. to keep everyone safe.
Posted 05/06/2015 01:49PM

Alec Stern: Cell Phone Battery

Caitlyn Lubas: Great Night Out

Thomas Rukaj: Social Media Consultant

Katherine Brzozowski: Procrastination Nation

Adeola Uthman: What Do You Think?

Matthew Stern: Smart Lawn

Claudino Petrucelli: Sand Hand

Samantha Muhlstock and Novia Baulisch: Together-Camp T-shirts

Adam Hecht: Pet Stopper

Padraic Burns and Paul Sabatini: Pan Vista


The presentations will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Clarity of explanation of the product
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to answer questions about facts
  • Overall quality of presentation

Contestants will have three minutes to present and followed by five minutes to question. Teachers and representatives from the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce will serve as judges.

Posted 05/06/2015 08:41AM

Professor William Rodgers and New York Federal Reserve Vice President Andrew Haughwout discussed student debt, college costs, the the challenges of the new labor market with students, parents, and teachers on April 30. The discussion was part of series of talks co-sponsored by Rampage editors and the North Jersey Public Policy Network.

Posted 05/06/2015 08:37AM

Le 17 avril, 2015, les filles et les garçons –les étudiants en première- sont allés au "prom" à Macaluso's et ils ont dansé toute la nuit. Chaque fille était venue dans des nouvelles robes chics. Très à la mode, il y avait des robes à col haut et de la dentelle. Les quatre filles les plus élégantes étaient Melanie Intriago, Elizabeth Gabriel, Elizabeth Jennings, et Tori Lopis. Elizabeth G. a porté une robe noire et blanche, sans bretelles. Elizabeth J a porté une robe rose claire à col haut. Melaine a porté une robe blanche et de la dentelle. Finalement, Tori a porté une robe beige de la dentelle. Toutes ces filles se sont amusées parce que le « prom » était très amusant!


Posted 05/05/2015 08:00AM
The 2015-2016 budget has been submitted to the Executive County Superintendent. All information presented on the following pages





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