What's New at RPJSHS

RP Students Perform Radio Suspense Theatre
RP Students Perform: Radio Suspense Theatre
06/03/2021
The Theatrical Arts have returned to Ridgefield Park Jr. Sr. High School! Now is your chance to travel back to the 1940s and attend a real radio show. Watch and hear our student performers as they prepare to perform two tales of suspense - “Fear Between Floors” and “Lost and Found” complete with commercials and musical interludes! This show within a show follows the lives of a group of radio actors both backstage and onstage as they get together to perform their weekly radio show, Radio Suspense Theatre. We even have 2 sound technicians who will be performing sound effects on stage!
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Early College Program Graduates
Seniors Earn Associate Degrees
05/13/2021
On Thursday, May 13th, 8 of JSHS seniors became the first cohort of students graduating from the Early College Program. This was the first group of students to participate in the program that allows students to earn their associate's degree while earning their high school diploma at the same time. The program, which starts in the students' junior year, has the students taking high school courses in the morning and then attending Bergen Community College in the afternoon. Students completing the program have the ability to enroll in a 4 year college program as a junior straight out of high school both shortening the duration they are in school to complete an advanced degree and, since the district currently covers 1/2 the tuition, making college more affordable for students.
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RPHS Lands ProStart Grow Grant
05/12/2021
Ridgefield Park JSHS will receive $5,000 in special funding to update and expand their ProStart program thanks to The Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF). ProStart, a two-year career and technical education program focused on culinary arts and restaurant management, is offered in 1,700 schools across the country and currently enrolls 130,000 students. RPJSHS was selected as one of the 27 schools to receive $5,000 in funding for the initiative
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Larissa Flores Named Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
04/16/2021
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently announced their 2021 Cooke College Scholars and our own Larissa Flores has been selected as one of the 61 winners! This year’s recipients, who represent 26 states, were chosen from a pool of more than 5,800 applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Cooke College Scholars receive up to $40,000 annually for up to four years to attend the college or university of their choice, along with ongoing educational advising from Foundation staff and access to a network of over 2,800 active Scholars and Alumni. Scholars will also receive opportunities for internships, study abroad, and access to graduate school funding.
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JSHS Looks to Start Esports Team
03/01/2021
ESports is a rapidly growing global trend that allows "gamers" to represent their schools on an organized team and allows for competition at the local, regional, state and even national levels. ESports have grown so much that colleges are even offering scholarships to epsort players.
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Read Across America
Read Across America Week
02/28/2021
This week is Read Across America week and to celebrate virtually, our Media Specialist, Ms. Quinn, recorded a video reading of an excerpt from a school library book for students to watch and listen to. The theme for the week supports a 2020-21 district wide initiative to promote social justice and to celebrate our diversity. This is also in concert with the elementary schools who are following a similar theme creating continuity through all district schools. Students are being challenged to keep the reading going throughout the month of March. The videos can be accessed by clicking the link below.
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RP Website Relaunch
02/24/2021
We are pleased to announce that the Ridgefield Park district website has a new look and feel. We've added a megamenu which will put most important resources only one click away as well as a qucklinks bar for our most accessed resources. Then there will be more text to test the overflow feature.
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