Congratulations!

Congratulations to Coach Floro Villanueva, Assistant Coach Vivian Abreu, and the Lady Royals on their tremendous victory at the Leonia High School Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 24, 2011!

The Lady Royals took part in a 10 team tournament, including North Arlington, Bergenfield, Hackensack, Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook, Dwight Morrow, Leonia, Fort Lee, and West New York, where we were placed in Pool “B”.  The Lady Royals played their hearts out and beat all of the competitors in their Pool, before moving on to the semi-finals and the finals.  Seniors Maggie Catherina and Melissa Urrea, as well as Junior Jenna Lara played their career best at this tournament. Continue reading

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¿Puede Cocinar?

For students in Darla Ferdinand’s Spanish 5, Spanish 5 Honors and Spanish Independent Study courses, that was a very important question as they worked on the culminating 4th marking period assessment for their “Sabores y Colores” unit.  Cooking is a challenging enough task, but when students are expected to prepare a meal based on directions written completely in Spanish, the pressure is on! As Darla assessed their performances based on technique and accuracy, the students worked diligently to complete their task at hand.  After the students prepared the meal, they feasted on their creation.  Mission accomplished? I’d have to say “si.”

¡Muy bien muchachos! J

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RMHS has its very own authoress!

Mary Blehl Walsh, who has spent the last 14 years as the RMHS librarian, can add a new title to her resume: author! Mary’s novel, “A Spy is Not a Spy” is quickly becoming a fan favorite amongst critics.  Intended for ESL students on an upper-elementary school reading level, reviewers find the book to be accessible, authentic, and a truly exciting page turner.  What better way to incorporate history in with literature to keep kids motivated and excited? Here’s what the critics had to say about the book:  Spy novel is a true historic page-turner – NorthJersey.com.

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Sing Out Loud; Sing Out Proud!

On Friday, June 3rd, the 7th & 8th grade concert choir and Bel Canto (select choir) at Slocum both took 1st place in the Music in the Parks Festival which was held at Kutztown University and Dorney Park.  Bel Canto also won best overall Junior High Choir.

On Friday, June 10th, the RMHS 9th grade chorus won 1st place in the Music in the Parks Festival, also held at Kutztown University and Dorney Park.

After their respective wins, the students got to enjoy some time much needed/well deserved time n Dorney Park!

Kudos to Mrs. Vivian Brock and Mr. Tom Voorhis! Your hard work and dedication is clearly reflected in your students!

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RMHS Biology Fish-Tagging Trip

      

The annual science department fish-tagging trip was an overwhelming success!  On June 9th, 32 students & Biology teachers Mike Zunick & Jazie Vega, and In-class Support teacher Heather Nydam boarded the Atlantis Princess boat in Staten Island, NY to catch, tag, and release fluke (summer flounder).  While all of the students caught at least one fish, many students caught between 3 and 5 fish.  In total, RMHS students caught approximately 80 fish.  After the fish were caught, students learned how to place a small yellow identification tag by the dorsal fin.  The students then returned the fish to the water.  The tags allow scientists to track the growth and migration patterns of the fish.  All in all, this trip proved to be both fun and educational!

 

 

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2011 Senior Prom!

      

Ridgefield Memorial High School’s senior prom was held on Friday, June 10th at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey.  This year’s prom was an unforgettable evening, filled with beautiful gowns, endless dancing, and delicious food! Following the block party, the students rode in style to the Rockleigh, where they enjoyed a “mocktail” hour fit for kings and queens.  As the students entered the main ballroom, they were treated to a light show and some of their favorite tunes.  Senior Class President John Cahill gave a moving speech where he thanked all of the people who made the prom possible, including Superintendent Robert Jack; Principal Tamika DePass, Dean Tom Bannon, TAP Mike Lennox, the chaperones, and Senior Class Advisor Lauren Weissberg.  Mr. Cahill presented Mrs. Weissberg with an award created by the class officers, which brought Mrs. Weissberg to tears.

The DJ kept the party going ALL NIGHT LONG, and the students stopped just long enough to enjoy their meals…and of course, that chocolate fountain.  It was a memorable evening for the seniors, with one senior exclaiming, “This was the most fun I’ve ever had!”

Good luck to the RMHS Class of 2011—-we’ll miss you!

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Sing Out Loud; Sing Out Proud!

On Friday, June 3rd, the 7th & 8th grade concert choir and Bel Canto (select choir) at Slocum both took 1st place in the Music in the Parks Festival which was held at Kutztown University and Dorney Park.  Bel Canto also won best overall Junior High Choir.

On Friday, June 10th, the RMHS 9th grade chorus won 1st place in the Music in the Parks Festival, also held at Kutztown University and Dorney Park.

After their respective wins, the students got to enjoy some time much needed/well deserved time n Dorney Park!

Kudos to Mrs. Vivian Brock and Mr. Tom Voorhis! Your hard work and dedication is clearly reflected in your students!

Pictures to follow shortly.

 

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