Thursday, May 16, 2013
The senior artist’s mask will be on display at The College of New Jersey along with the work of other winners from across the state.
A Ramsey High School senior is being honored for her innovative artwork. A mask created by senior Nicole Martinez has been chosen for an “Art, Innovation, and Ideas” exhibition at The College of New Jersey. According to a release from TCNJ, the school received 440 submissions from Kindergarten through 12th grade NJ students. A panel of contemporary artists, including Faith Ringgold - famous for her painted story quilts - judged the submissions. 121 pieces were selected for the collection, TCNJ reported. “The exhibition is intended to highlight innovative art making that connects student learning and art to the real world, academic subjects, social issues, big ideas, and/or contemporary art,” a release from Ramsey High School explained. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Ramsey High School team has advanced to the fourth round of play on the MSG Varsity quiz show, ‘The Challenge,’
A team of students from Ramsey High School is getting closer and closer to TV game show victory. The RHS team has moved on to the fourth round of the MSG Varsity game show, “The Challenge,” and will take on Ridgewood High School in an episode set to air next Thursday, May 23, the network announced in a release this month. In total, six teams from New Jersey and others from across the tri-state area are heading into the fourth round of Regional play. Ramsey is two rounds away from the Regional finals. If it wins that, the team will qualify for the Tri-State Championships, which is three rounds long. The team got to the fourth round by beating out teams from Hawthorne High School, Eastern Christian High School, and the Frisch School. The …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Don Bosco pulled ahead and away from Bergen County in the third quarter to win their second consecutive county title.
The Don Bosco Ironmen outscored the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 5-1 in the third quarter of the finals in the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. That scoring outburst made all the difference and propelled the Ironmen to a 10-6 victory and their second straight Bergen County championship. The Ironmen had a rough go of it in the first half. Bergen Catholic goalie Matt Pedrick was on point early on and held the Ironmen to just three first-half goals. “They came out playing hard. We were struggling with our shots and their goalie played really well," said Don Bosco captain Teddy Sisco-Tolomeo. Don Bosco looked like a different team in the second half. They came out very aggressive, snatched control of the game and never looked back. "In the …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The audience at Saturday night's show will choose the winner.
If you want to see a bunch of talented Ramsey kids give an American Idol-style concert, you’d better hurry. The eighth annual Ramsey Idol, run by the borough’s DARE program, is Saturday night at Don Bosco. As of Thursday evening, only 71 tickets were left. Eleven fifth graders from Dater School and St. Paul’s Interparochial School - Kylie Featherstone, Jordan Hurley, Evelyn Ivry, Emma Larson, Olivia Molinari, Kaitlyn Murad, Julia Nigrelli, Julia Scavone, Ava Sciubba, Jacklyn Stoler, and Kaylie Voigt – will be performing for audience votes. A panel of judges whittled down the pool from 103 students who tried out this year to the finalists, and the crowd Saturday night will choose the ultimate winner. Past winners of Ramsey Idol have gone on…
The third annual poker run is next week, and will raise money for Ramapo College scholarships, research, and capital projects.
Anyone who has driven through the area over the past few weeks has likely seen signs of the Ramapo Rumble. There is a banner hanging across the street from the entrance to Ramapo College, and a billboard promoting the charity event on Route 17. For its third annual Ramapo Rumble, the college is asking bikers from across the area, their families, and friends to take part in a 90-mile motorcycle tour that starts and ends in Mahwah. It’s a poker run, so the ride includes three stops to pick up poker cards, and a BBQ lunch after the ride with live music, awards, and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by Inserra ShopRite Supermarkets and the Ramapo College Foundation, the annual ride raises funds for Ramapo College student scholarships, faculty and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
RHS was in the first half of Newsweek’s annual list of the top 2,000 high schools in the nation
Ramsey High School was named one of the country’s best high schools in the Newsweek and Daily Beast’s annual ‘America’s Best High Schools’ list, released Monday. The list ranked what it called the 2,000 best high schools across the country. Ramsey High School was ranked No. 805. According to an explanation in Newsweek, schools across the nation were ranked based on six criteria – graduation rate, college acceptance rate, advanced exams (AP, IB and AICE tests) taken per student, average SAT or ACT score, average advanced placement score, and percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced placement class. Newsweek asked more than 5,000 high schools across the country to report their data from the 2010-11 school year. About 2,500 …
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! Check out some suggestions for how you can celebrate.
Tuesday marks National Teacher Appreciation Day. In addition to bringing in apples and being on their best behavior all week, Patch wants to give local kids the chance to shout out their teachers, and let the community know why they are great. Whether you are (or were) a student in the Ramsey school district, St. Paul’s Interparochial School, go to Don Bosco Prep, or another local private school, let us know which teacher you will be appreciating this week, and why, in the comments section below. And, if you want to go above and beyond this year, here are some suggestions for how you can say ‘thanks’ to your special teacher this week. Submit your questions or news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, remember to sign up for Ramsey Patch…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Kids will be traveling this summer for a service trip. Family Fun Day is Saturday.
A group of Ramsey High School students are visiting Peru this summer on a 'World Challenge' service trip. To fundraise, they have created Family Fun Day for children and families to enjoy. There will be fun games to play, prizes to win, and snacks to eat. The event will be held in the high school cafeteria on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 per child, and can be purchased in advance from students or can be purchased at the door on Family Fun Day. Parents must accompany their children but are free upon paid entrance of a child. Get more information on the Ramsey High School website. The above was submitted by Ramsey High School.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The event is less than two weeks away
Ramsey High School art teacher, David Levinson, works with students in the Visual Arts III class as they prepare for the upcoming Ramsey School District Art Show. The art show will run for two nights and take place in the high school Mitchell Gym on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The art show is free and open to the public. Selected works from students in all five district schools will be on display and the work of Ramsey High School seniors planning to pursue art in college will be featured. For more information, contact Mr. Kenneth Veit, Fine Arts Supervisor for the District, at 201-785-2300 ext. 21574. The above was submitted by Ramsey High School.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Some board members argued that a resolution passed this week took stances on gun control issues that were 'too political'
The Ramsey Board of Education has asked the state’s legislature to take an active stand against gun violence. The board's request will be sent to Trenton, despite concerns raised by some board members that it delves too far into controversial, political issues that are “beyond the scope” of what a Board of Education should cast official opinions on. Based on the recommendation of board member Richard Muti, the board considered a resolution at its reorganization meeting Tuesday night that urges state legislators and Governor Chris Christie to “put aside all partisanship and political considerations,” when considering gun control laws currently before them. Though all nine board members said they supported that part of the resolution, some …