Dear Families and Students:
The first weeks of school have gone by quickly but I hope everyone has had some time to enjoy the beautiful fall season. Good luck to everyone in completing their work in the first marking period. I would like to remind students to take advantage of the extra-help sessions with their teachers every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in preparation for quarterly tests. In addition, the library is open on these days until 4 PM.
Here is a summary of some of the great things happening at our school:
A Call to Support Wyckoff 6-Year Old Fighting Leukemia: Monday, November 10, 2-00-8:00PM
Fitness Together Wyckoff, located at 386 Franklin Ave., Suite 102, is hosting a blood drive for 6-year-old Rebecca Salmins, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Every unit of blood that is donated will ensure that Rebecca can do the things in life that we take for granted, like going to school or playing in the snow. See the attached flyer for more details.
Please come show your support! Rebecca's sister, Jasmine Salmins, is a Ramapo sophomore.
Honors for FLOW Relay for Life Student Leaders!
The American Cancer Society has selected students Isabel Bayer, Isabella Voglino, and Sophia Voglino to participate in the 2015 Relay for Life Leadership Summit next month. The Summit will serve as the launching point for the 2015 Relay season and participants will share their ideas and experiences to build on past successes in the fight against cancer.
Community Service Fair At Ramapo
Fourteen organizations met with Ramapo students during lunch periods on October 10 to discuss their activities and encourage students participate. Everyone is encouraged to find an organization and do their best to lend their support and volunteer.
FLOW I and R&S Summit held at RHS
Over 40 representatives from the FLOW-area public schools, grades K-12, met in the Ramapo library with Gary Vermeire, a NJ DOE expert on Intervention and Referral Services procedures and student support services. The full-day workshop was designed to promote teamwork among FLOW educators, keep everyone up to date on procedures, and to share best practices. Claudia Dargento and Dan Sutherland planned the event and will be working this year to continue this important effort.
Jackie Sarracco Honored
RIH District Head Teacher for Music, Jackie Sarracco, was elected to the American School Band Director's Association this summer. Founded in 1953, the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) is a national organization for band directors whose mission is to promote, enhance and preserve quality school band programs through leadership and fellowship of exemplary band directors. Ms. Sarracco will be honored by the ASBDA at the December 9, 2014 Holiday Concert
Congratulations to Ramapo students Matthew Carp, Connor Moses, and Lauren Miller on auditioning and being accepted into Bergen County Choir! Over 400 9-12th graders from Bergen County auditioned and our three made it! They will perform a concert of challenging and beautiful repertoire in a concert in January at Paramus High School.
Coach Paul Heenehan was named the winner of the National Girl's Soccer Coach of the Year Award by the NHSCA. Coach Heenehan also earned his 700th career victory as coach of our Girls Soccer Team on Friday, October 10, 2014 vs. Pascack Valley. Congrats to Paul and the girls!
Congrats to Senior Shannon Herbert who has reached 1,000 assists for her volleyball career. She had 25 assists vs. N. Highlands on Sept. 18, and now has 1,012.
The Star-Ledger recently selected Sammy Marion as the State Gymnastic Athlete of the Week.
The Girl's Tennis Team has won the Bergen County Championship. Freshman Brianna Omar won Second Singles Championship. Senior Linda Lee and Freshman Lauren Laino won Second Doubles Championship, while Seniors Ariella Omar, Katherine Jo, Abby Shulman and Junior Liz Kogan reached the Finals in their respective event.
Cross Country: Girls Team took first place in the small division of the Greystone Invitational Meet on Friday , October 11, 2014. Walter Tarr won the Small Schools Boys race as our Boys Team took fourth place overall.
All the best to everyone!