PARCC Information – Please Attend the Board of Ed Meeting Rescheduled to Thursday, January 29!

PARCC testing has been added to the Board of Ed agenda rescheduled to Thursday, January 29th at 7 pm at Mount Prospect School.  We have been told Mark Biedron, the NJ State Board of Ed President may be in attendance.  Please attend this meeting – it is important that Mr. Biedron knows that parents in our district have significant concerns about PARCC testing.

The meeting scheduled for January 29th with Superintendent Markarian and members of the Bernards Board of Ed with Education Commissioner Hespe and Mr. Biedron is being rescheduled and we will keep you posted when we have the new date.

Please join the PTO’s letter-writing campaign to Gov. Christie and other key NJ figures.  

Click here for contact information and instructions so that you can express your concerns regarding PARCC testing: Modify_PARCC_Testing_Mailing_Instructions_and_Contact_List

Click here for a sample letter that you can easily copy and paste or modify as you choose: Ridge PTO Letter_Modify PARCC Testing (Jan 2015)

Parents: Register NOW and Try Out the PARCC Test — The Somerset County and Hunterdon County Education Associations invite all parents and adults to take the PARCC test.  Click here to register for this free event, offered on January 28 and February 2 from 7-9 pm at Raritan Community College Conference Center: PARCCtest2015

Click here for the PARCC section on the BOE website

Parents should forward questions about PARCC to the Board of Ed at:

Booster Club Scholarship Applications Now Available on Naviance

Deadline May 1, 2015.   Scholarships (one male and one female per level) are usually $500 for Level 1 and $1000 for Level 2.  Eligibility: Ridge Seniors who have earned at least one Varsity Letter by the end of their senior year; have a weighted GPA of 3.0-3.5 for Level 1 and above a 3.5 for Level 2,  determined at the end of the junior year or first semester senior year (whichever is higher); and who will graduate with their class and attend a 2- or 4-year college or technical school.  Go to Naviance for details.

Did You Miss Financial Aid Night?

The Guidance Director at North Plainfield High School has invited Ridge parents to their Financial Aid Night to obtain information about the FAFSA and the financial aid process—February 2, 6:30 pm.

Please contact North Plainfield directly to confirm the date/time of the presentation, as well as the specific location within the school.  Also, you can watch the Hunterdon Central High School Financial Aid Night.  Click here and scroll down to Financial Aid Video.