RHS - News / Announcements
Posted 10/12/2015 09:02AM
Ramapo Raider Band takes home 1st place at Music in the parks on Sunday including awards for Best Music, Marching, Percussion and Guard!
Posted 10/09/2015 12:35PM
Posted 09/22/2015 11:33AM
The Ramapo Indian Hills 2016-17 University Program Open House
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Indian Hills High School Auditorium
If you plan on attending our UP Open House, please register the number of
attendees and the University Program(s) of interest through the following link.
The evening will begin at 7:00 PM and will provide an overview of the University
Programs, the application process, and descriptions of the three University Programs
offered in the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. Come learn more about
these Honor-Level four-year Academic Programs that provide for a unique high school
Thank you for registering, and we look forward to meeting you on October 22nd.
Posted 10/02/2015 01:24PM
Ramapo Open House for all 8th graders and their parent(s)/guardian(s) in the FLOW community will occur on Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. Please check back for more information prior to the event.
Posted 10/01/2015 08:00AM
October 1, 2015
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, all grade 10 students are required to take the PSAT. Additionally, students in grades 9, 11, and 12 who have pre-registered for this test will participate in testing. The participation rate is critical to the college and career readiness standard as set by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Students taking the PSAT should be in school at the regular starting time each day (7:35am) and report directly to their assigned room for the test administration. Students who are not involved in testing will have a delayed arrival to school on October 14. A second bus run will take place on October 14 for delayed arrival students who are normally bused to school. Those students should be at their bus stop exactly 4 hours after their regularly scheduled bus pick-up time.
Room assignments for testing will be posted prior to October 14 at both high schools.
The bell schedule for October 14 is as follows:
PSAT DISTRICT TESTING SCHEDULE
All Non-Testers Arrive
11:15 to 11:55 am (40 mins.)
11:59 to 12:39 pm (40 mins.)
12:43 to 1:23 pm (40 mins.)
1:27 to 2:07 pm (40 mins.)
2:11 to 2:39 pm (28 mins.)
Daniel W. Sutherland
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Articulation
Posted 09/29/2015 09:09AM
Posted 09/10/2015 01:54PM
The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at both Ramapo and Indian Hills High School starting at 7:35am.
All students in Grade 10 will be required to take the PSAT as part of the District testing program. There will be no cost for 10th grade students. All sophomores will receive a copy of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT during their English class. Please note that Grade 10 students DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE.
For 11th graders and interested 9th graders, registration will take place online beginning Thursday, September 10th. The cost of the test is $15. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Our District is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. As a reminder, online registration is only required for 11th Grade students and interested 9th Grade students.
Online Exam registration will begin on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 and end on Friday, Sep 25th. In order to register, students should click on the below link for your child's school:
Indian Hills High School Registration Link:
Ramapo High School Registration Link:
- Thur, Sep 10, 2015 - Registration Begins
- Fri, Sep 25, 2015 - Registration Ends
- Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered
- Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 - PSAT Test
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Indian Hills High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feed back about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.
The school schedule for test day will be made available during the first week of October.
Posted 09/09/2015 03:32PM
Posted 09/03/2015 10:23AM
Dear Student and Parent
Welcome back to the Ramapo/Indian Hills Regional High School District for the 2015-2016 school year! Our entire faculty and staff look forward to working with you to help you become an involved and successful student.
In May you were able to access your preliminary schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. Please log on to Genesis, our student information system, to view your finalized scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year.
Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th, which will be an "A" Day.
The 2015-2016 master schedule has been finalized and schedule changes will resume September 15th. Please note that schedule changes will not be made the first four days of school.
If you have any questions regarding your schedule, please call the Guidance offices at:
Indian Hills: 201-337-0100 x 3338 or x3337
Ramapo: 201-891-1500 x2231 or x2237
Per Board of Education policy, students may make schedule changes of an educationally sound nature including dropping and/or adding courses from September 15th - September 30th. 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, all courses in which a student is enrolled must be completed regardless of grade or progress in the course.
We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the new school year on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
AHERA / Pest Management Notifications
Posted 09/02/2015 12:23PM
The following prep courses will be offered to students interested in preparing for the SAT and/or ACT.
Kaplan Test Prep will offer a complete SAT preparation course at Ramapo High School in September and October 2015 and at Indian Hills High School in March and April 2016.
Ramapo High School
Classes will meet on Monday's and Wednesday's
Start Date: September 16, 2015
End Date: October 26, 2015
Indian Hills High School
Classes will meet on Tuesday's and Thursday's
Start Date: March 22, 2016
End Date: April 28, 2016
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER
Educational Services Center (ESC) will offer a complete SAT and ACT course at Indian Hills in September/October 2015 and at Rampo High School in March/April 2016.
Indian Hills High School
SAT Course for November Exam
Class will meet on Tuesday's
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: November 3, 2015
New PSAT/ACT Course for October PSAT and October ACT
Class will meet on Tuesday's
Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 20, 2015
Ramapo High School
SAT Course for Redesigned SAT
Class will meet on Wednesday's
Start Date: March 2, 2016
End Date: April 27, 2016
To register please call 1-800-762-8378 or visit www.esctestprep.com
Posted 09/01/2015 02:24PM
Posted 08/26/2015 07:23AM
Posted 08/25/2015 12:37PM
Posted 08/11/2015 07:54AM
Posted 06/22/2015 03:00PM
Posted 06/19/2015 10:04AM
Music Department Dates 2015-16
Broadway Classroom Workshop TBD
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,
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
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.
Guidance Office at Indian Hills and Ramapo High Schools
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:
- 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.
- 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?
- Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
- 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.
- 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
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.
Superintendent of Schools