What’s New ?
Among the institutions and individuals we’ll cheer on in 2023:
The Ridgewood Public Library. They have begun the process of digitizing RHS Arrow Yearbooks. Between the Library and RHS there still remains a good number of Arrow Yearbooks that need to be digitized. The years 1950-2020 are complete. Next steps include a determination as to how to present them on the web and to make them searchable.
Our newly elected Village Councilwoman, Siobhan Crann Winograd (RHS 1991). Her promises to make Village governance more transparent, more accessible to the disabled, and more meaningful to everyone’s lives are truly commendable. Siobhan has long shown herself in countless ways to be a galvanizing force for good. We expect to see more of the same in her first year on the Village Council.
The Later School Start Time initiative. Their aim is to improve the health of teenagers by beginning classes at Ridgewood High School at 8:30 AM and ending them at 3:05 PM. Our friend Dr. Anne Robinson, RHS 1977, has been evaluating the science on this topic for the past 12 years, along with the current RHS Principal Jeff Nyhuis. By all accounts from school systems who have implemented these changes it is high time for RHS to make this scheduling modification.
The Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This is the most able and sensible organization ever formed by RHS alumni. They are emblematic of the Ridgewood High School Tradition of Excellence.
Ridgewood High School History is our primary focus on this new website Maroons History. As the late writer David McCullough once said about history:
“… it is not just about the dates, quotes, and obscure provisos. History is about life. About change. It’s about consequences, cause and effect. It’s about the mystery of human nature. It’s about the mystery of time.”
“Bringing us all to a place we don’t want to lose.”
RHS Aerial View 1926
Sue Broadhurst, Laura Fleming, and Stephanie Jones.
Photo of RHS Class Of 1977 35th Class Reunion in 2012.
Photo by Nancy Reilly, Ridgewood High School Teacher: Science Special Education/Advisor Project Interact