Friday, May 17, 2013
The biology teacher, who will be retiring at the end of the school year, received the 2013 Bergen County Teacher Award for Ramapo High School.
After 22 years teaching at Ramapo High School, John McCormick is leaving on a high note. The biology teacher won the Bergen County Teacher Award for RHS, given annually to one teacher at each county school. “I think because over the years I’ve developed a reputation for being tough,” McCormick said when asked why he thought he had received the recognition. “But at the same time, kids come in to the class and learn about biology and have a lot of fun doing it.” McCormick, who will retire at the end of this year, taught two sections of advanced placement biology—almost 50 students who could go on to earn college credit for the coursework they’ve completed in his class. After he leaves full-time teaching in June, McCormick will be working …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The No. 1 seed Bergen Catholic Crusaders beat the 8 seed Ramapo Raiders and eliminated them from the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament.
The Bergen Catholic Varsity Boys Lacrosse team beat the Ramapo High School Raiders 17-5, in the second round of the 2013 Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. “We are a young team with the ninth toughest schedule in the state,” said Ramapo Coach Tom Albano. “We don’t shy away from playing the toughest teams out there. It’s only going to help our guys as they move forward and hopefully we will be play at the same level as the top teams in the near future.”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A special evening is planned for Monday, May 13, during which the Board of Education will say goodbye to some and congratulations to others.
The Ramapo-Indian Hills Board of Education has planned a meeting for Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Indian Hills. There will be regular business to conduct but this meeting has a special purpose. Not only will Monday’s meeting be the final Board of Education meeting in the tenure of Superintendent C. Lauren Schoen, it will also be an evening to appreciate some of the key members of the Ramapo-Indian Hills community. “Please consider coming to the May 13 Board of Education meeting,” said Schoen. “That meeting will be held to honor a number of people in our district--students, teachers, administrators and on up. It is one of those wonderful evening where we can thank people who have probably dedicated decades and decades if not…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The spring musical hit the stage for opening night on Thursday. Don't worry. You still have two more chances to catch the humorous performance of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
The Ramapo Spring Musical went to rounds of applause and roars of laughter on its opening night on Thursday in the Harry K. Berkheuser Performing Arts Center of Ramapo High School. “Tonight went way better than we could have ever expected,” said Alexa Racioppi. “It was amazing. We are completely energized right now with so much happiness.” The Gold Masque drama program presented “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on Thursday evening. The show is a musical comedy that is known for the way it engages the audience and even involves them. “At first I was a little conscientious about this kind of show. I had never heard of it before,” said Evan Tsahalis. “I learned to love it and after today I am very happy with it. To have an entire…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Indepth statistics on test scores and the student body in the Ramapo-Indian Hills school district included in U.S. News High School Rankings.
The U.S. News & World Report released their 2013 Best High Schools Rankings. Statistics gathered from Ramapo High School and Indian Hills High School were also released. Neither school ranked in the top 100 in the nation or in the top 50 in the state. When compared to their neighbors in Ridgewood the Ramapo-Indian Hills School District presents numbers that can't help but underwhelm. Despite having more students and the highest student/teacher ratio of the three schools, the numbers from Ridgewood are undeniably stronger in certain areas. 68 percent of Ridgewood students are involved with the advanced placement program. That is 20 percent higher than Ramapo and more than 30 percent higher than Indian Hills. Ridgewood is ranked 188 in …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Ramapo High School Spring Musical will be a performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The spring musical at Ramapo High School this year is the presentation of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. There will be three performances this week in the Harry K. Berkheuser Performing Arts Center of Ramapo High School. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2005 and took home two of them, Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. There will be three productions of the musical starting with opening night on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. There will also be a Friday, April 26 and a Saturday, April 27 performance, both at 7 p.m. The musical is known for the way it regularly and intentionally breaks the fourth wall. During the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Here is a taste of what is going on in Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes this week. Feel free to add any other news or events in the comments section.
Enjoy this teaser of what to expect around town this week. Feel free to browse our event calendar for more information on what to expect in town on a daily basis and remember to add your events to our calendar.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
22 of 35 winners of the New Jersey Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2013 Fashion Design Contest were from the Ramapo-Indian Hills school district.
The Ramapo-Indian Hills Family and Consumer Science Department has really made a name for themselves with their showing in the New Jersey Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2013 Fashion Design Contest. Thirty-five winners from the State of New Jersey were announced and 22 of them were from the Ramapo-Indian Hills school district. Entries were judged based on technical merit and construction features. "We are extremely proud of both the students and the staff involved, and I'd like to congratulate them," said Indian Hills High School Principal Al Evangelista. "The work that these young ladies do in this fashion area is just incredible. They are very, very talented and they do a spectacular job. For them to compete and do as well …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"If you want to get in a kid's face and read him the riot act just make sure you have your arm around him when you’re walking off the practice field," said Ramapo A.D. Ron Anello, in a conversation about the right and wrong way to coach young athletes.
Last week the New Jersey residents were reminded that things aren’t always, as they seem. Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was terminated after a video highlighting his abusive and foul antics surfaced. The resulting chain of events began Rice’s termination, his assistant’s resignation and subsequently, Wyckoff native and Oakland resident Tim Pernetti was obligated to resign. Even the President of the University has been under scrutiny for the handling of this situation. “I’m an old guy and I played back in the old days where coaches would get away with things and that’s just the way it was,” said Ramapo High School Athletic Director Ron Anello. “But what I saw on tape was beyond any of those methods.” Anello went on to discuss his…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Plan your Mother's Day gift ahead of time, have it delivered on time and help some local students. Here's how.
Ramapo High School's plant sale to support the 2015 graduating class is underway. With spring comes Mother’s Day. A day in which we all take the time to thank and appreciate all the mother’s who make a positive impact on our lives. This is a way to guarantee that they receive the beautiful flowers they deserve and help out local students in the process. "This annual plant sale is to support our sophomore class," said Karen Levy. "Each year the sophomore class has a sale to raise funds. All the plants have come from local greenhouses. We are trying to make sure to support local businesses aswell." Orders must be in by April 10 and will be delivered by Thursday, May 9 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in time for Mother’s Day. Order forms can be …