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Posted 10/24/2014 03:26PM

Ramapo Indian Hills University Program Open House

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Indian Hills High School Auditorium

7:00 PM

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:

https://docs.google.com/a/rih.org/forms/d/12j-wTLlE3s9LnVShp9GY_OLEmXBvyDolC-KLjlxyOUc/viewform

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 experience.

Thank you for registering, and we look forward to meeting you on November 11t


Posted 10/20/2014 04:00PM

October 20, 2014

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

I write to you because we need your help. Over the last two weekends, we have had three students taken by ambulance from our football games, intoxicated to the point of needing emergency medical attention.Unfortunately, this culture of drinking and partying prior to school events is not just a problem facing our school district, but a problem facing school districts all over the county, state and nation.However, my primary concern is OUR district and the safety of OUR students, parents and community members who attend OUR games and other school events and activities.

Underage student drinking is against the law.Any student found to be under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances will be subject to both school and legal consequences.While these penalties may hurt, they are minimal when compared to the more serious consequences of alcohol use and abuse by minors.As a community, we must be vigilant about the dangerous behaviors in which our children are taking part.

As a reminder, alcohol consumption on school property by anyone of any age is also against the law (Title 2C:33-16.)Parents and friends may not engage in any type of tailgating or partying on school property, including our parking lots, if there is alcohol being consumed and/or served.Under no circumstance may any individual or community group consume or serve alcohol on school premises.

Effective immediately, our local police departments will be actively enforcing the law to ensure that our campuses are drug and alcohol free.We must all do our part in providing for a healthy and safe environment for our students.Parents and families are encouraged to attend our athletic competitions, enjoy socializing with friends and the community while they model a healthy lifestyle for our students.

For the health and safety of our students, please join with our high school administrators, teachers and coaches to help promote a culture where athletic competitions are about the game and not about the pre-game party.

Your anticipated support is much appreciated.

Best regards,

Beverly MacKay

Superintendent of Schools



Posted 10/08/2014 08:56AM

Please note that quarterly exams (20% of the marking period grade) are scheduled as follows:

  • October 30: Business/World Civilizations/US History 1/US History 2
  • October 31: ISB UP Courses/AP Music Theory/AP Modern Euro History
  • November 3: English/Math
  • November 4: Science/World Languages
  • November 5: Social Studies Electives/Driver's Ed


Quarterly tests will be given during the regular school day. The district is NOT following any type of alternate schedule for quarterly testing days. Students will test during the period in which they have the class. Please make every attempt to have students in school during testing.


Posted 10/23/2014 10:17AM

College Night for Juniors and their parents will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. This vital program is important to understand the procedures and forms for the college application process. Highlighted will be the role of Naviance and the Common Application as well as college testing. Please make every effort to attend this important program.


Posted 10/23/2014 08:58AM
 

October 2014

 

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!

 

Louis Moore

Principal

Posted 10/22/2014 03:22PM

Pleease see the linked file for the USDA Smart Snacks in School Program that the RIH high school district follows.

Posted 10/14/2014 12:16PM

The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students was established by the Legislature to "study issues associated with improving the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services for public school students." The Task Force will be conducting meetings throughout the state to hear public testimony on October 16, 23, 27 and 29, 2014, to gather information for its report to the Governor and Legislature.

The regional meetings will be held at:

  • Learning Resource Center-South, 107 Gilbreth Parkway, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the building.
  • Free parking is available at all four locations. Directions and parking information are available online for the Learning Resource Centers and for the Bergen County session in Paramus.

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/directions.htm#lrc and athttp://bcss.bergen.org/index.php/bleshman-rds-directions for the Bergen County session.

    The topics for input include:

    Members of the public who would like to present oral testimony related to the task force's charge must register athttp://education.state.nj.us/events/ and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited. Those accepted to present oral testimony will be granted three minutes each so all participants can be heard. Members of the public are asked to bring printed copies of their remarks to the meetings.

    Comments and suggestions may also be provided to the task force through October 31, 2014, via email at specedtaskforce@doe.state.nj.us or by postal mail at: New Jersey Special Education Task Force, c/o Office of Special Education Programs, New Jersey Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500.


  • Learning Resource Center-North, 7 Glenwood Ave., East Orange, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the building.
  • N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School, 333 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, New Jersey, on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
  • Learning Resource Center-Central, 200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from6 – 8 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of the building.
  • The evaluation of practices for classifying and educating students who are eligible for special education programs and services;
  • The development of best practices for education professionals working with special education students;
  • Strategies to reduce the costs associated with the placement of eligible students in out-of-district public schools or private schools, including the development of in-district special education programs and services; and
  • The development of standards and appropriate oversight to ensure that programs and services address the needs of students, focus on student achievement, and assess the effectiveness of programs and services.

  • Posted 10/09/2014 08:35AM

    On Thursday October 16th Ramapo Indian Hills High School District will be hosting a College Fair at Ramapo High School. Over 100 colleges from all across the country will be in attendance. The Fair begins at 7pm and runs till 9pm. Students in all grade levels are welcome. There will be extra parking and shuttle busses provided from:

    Bethany Church
    568 Wellington Drive
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Grace United Methodist
    555 Russell Ave
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Faith Community Christian Reformed Church
    530 Sicomac Ave
    Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    Tip: Bring printed labels with the students name and address to speed up the process at each college table.


    Posted 10/06/2014 09:51AM
    Sophomore Parents

    We are excited to announce we will be offering a Free Drivers Education program from "Share the Keys" on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 7:00pm in the Indian Hills HS Auditorium and Tuesday, October 28th, at 7:00pm in the Ramapo HS Auditorium.

    Did you Know?? "Teen drivers with supportive parents who closely monitor and set rules are 50% less likely to crash and 71% less likely to drive intoxicated?" (conclusion summary from a recent study conducted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Research Institute)

    This is a dynamic workshop for sophomore parents and students and will cover a variety of topics including safe driving practices, parent-child communication, as well as driver risks and responsibilities.

    Please plan to attend this extremely dynamic and interactive FREE workshop.

    All students who attend with a parent will receive extra credit toward their Drivers Education grade for Marking Period 1.  

    Please click on the link below to register.

    For Indian Hills:
    https://docs.google.com/a/rih.org/forms/d/1W0NDwxwdr9XbVfne11vgCNa0Z0eDa186HFAPBNDTjEk/viewform

    Click here to download the flyer

    For Ramapo:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R_bxSKpIDs5YdyIEwEPJ5EZPn5hIegGtzgTtEYUAqyY/viewform

    Click here to download the flyer



    Any questions, please email District Supervisor of Heath, Physical Education, and Art
    Rich Burton - rburton@rih.org   


    Posted 09/15/2014 03:31PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Ramapo Indian Hills Juniors and Seniors:

     

    Under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to military recruiters, college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9528;10USC 503). However, students or their parents have the right to instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released.

     

    If you do not consent to the release of this information to 1) military recruiters, 2) colleges/university recruiters and/or 3) prospective employers, please check the appropriate box or boxes below. To be certain your wishes are respected, return this form to the appropriate school by October 13, 2014, although signed forms returned after that date will be effective after receipt by the Guidance office:

     

    Ms. Kathleen Robinson,Supervisor of Guidance  Ms. Arlene DiFiore, Supervisor of Guidance

    Indian Hills High School                                       Ramapo High School

    97 Yawpo Avenue                                                       331 George Street

    Oakland, NJ 07436                                                     Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

     

    Download Form

    *Students have the right to request that their contact information not be released to recruiters. Parents can override a child's decision by notifying the school in writing, only if the student is under age 18. We encourage parents and students to discuss this information.

     

    Posted 09/12/2014 10:23AM

    The PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 15th at both Ramapo and Indian Hills High School starting at 7:40am.

    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 the test for 10th graders.All sophomores will receive a copy of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT during their English class.

    The cost of the test for 11th graders and interested 9th graders is $14. Registration will take place from September 9th through September 19th. Checks should be made payable to their respective school. Cash is also accepted. There is no registration form to complete; please place payment in an envelope with the name and grade of the student.Both 11th graders and interested 9th graders will receive this guide when he/she provides payment to their respective Guidance Office.

    For 11th graders the PSAT not only helps students prepare for the SAT, but also is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

    The school schedule for test day will be made available at a later date.



    Posted 07/30/2014 09:38AM
    The District will have two outside organizations holding the SAT Prep Course beginning this fall...

    It is anticipated that once again, the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District will have two outside organizations holding the SAT Prep Course beginning this fall.

    Kaplan Test Prep will hold classes beginning September 15, 2014 at Ramapo High School. Kaplan will also hold classes beginning March 24, 2015 at Indian Hills High School.
    To register for any of the Kaplan courses, please log onto www.kaptest.com.
    Education Services Center (ESC) will hold classes beginning September 10, 2014 at Indian Hills High School. ESC will also hold classes beginning March 4, 2015 at Ramapo High School.
    To register for any of the ESC courses, please log onto www.esctestprep.com


    Posted 07/10/2014 11:47AM
    Please be advised that the final transcripts for our graduates who have set their attending college in Naviance have been submitted to the colleges/NCAA this week.
    Please be advised that the final transcripts for our graduates who have set their attending college in Naviance have been submitted to the colleges/NCAA this week.  Have a wonderful summer. 





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