Jeunesse – February 2017
Volume 27 Number 6 February 2017
The Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies Fair was held on 9 February. Congratulations to the following students who placed. In the seventh grade, in third place was Leah Munson for “Slavery and Its Effects, “ in second place was Shimmie Lang for “World War I Weaponry,“ and in first place was Zachary Shapiro for “Auschwitz.“ Honorable Mention was awarded to seventh graders Allen Mahdi for “The Bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima” and Wendy Kang for “The Bridge at No-Gun-Ri” In the eighth grade, in third place was Adam Aldahir for “The Port of New Orleans,“ in second place, Adam Raslan for “The Freedmen’s Bureau,“ and in first place, Angela Baldosse for “Plessy v. Ferguson.“ Good job!
Information has been distributed to fifth and sixth graders regarding their Social Studies Fair to be held in the gym on 19 April. Students will make projects on topics from their history courses. They should choose topics they have studied in class, or will have studied by the end of the year, Events, structures, and inventions are all good topics, but students are not limited to those choices. The history teacher will approve the topics. The maximum size for projects is 30×36 inches, and each project should have a title. Encourage your child to have fun making the displays.
In the recent LMEA Solo-Ensemble Assessment, several students received recognition for their performances. Superior solos: in fifth grade- Sofia DiVincenti (alto sax), Taylor Mahoney (trumpet), Mohammed Quraan (clarinet), Emma Shapiro (snare drum); in sixth grade- Keegan Cox (trumpet), Gabby Daws (trumpet), Jenna De Latte (clarinet), Zakaria Heyer (trumpet), Jackson Melancon (snare drum), Vijeya Simma (alto sax); in seventh grade- Angel Christopher (xylophone), Kallista Evans (snare drum), Wendy Kang (flute), Matthew Rudiger (tuba); in eighth grade- Adam Aldahir (trombone), Teja Movva (trumpet), Hayden Peeples (bells), Adam Raslan (tenor sax), Naser Raslan (trombone), and Lily Shapiro (alto horn). Excellent solos: in sixth grade- Malek Alnajjar (euphonium), Rochelle Griffin (flute); in seventh grade- Leah Munson (piano), Zachary Shapiro (bells), and Richard Zimonick (trombone). Also, a Superior rating was awarded to the following students for their performances in various ensembles: Adam Aldahir, Malek Alnajjar, Angel Christopher, Keegan Cox, Gabby Daws, Jenna De Latte, Sofia DiVincenti, Kallista Evans, Rochelle Griffin, Zakaria Heyer, Wendy Kang, Taylor Mahoney, Jackson Melancon, Teja Movva, Leah Munson, Hayden Peeples, Mohammed Quraan, Adam Raslan, Naser Raslan, Matthew Rudiger, Emma Shapiro, Lily Shapiro, Zachary Shapiro, Vijeya Simma, and Richard Zimonick.
The Ridgewood High School will have its biennial Career Day on Tuesday, 21 March. On that date, there will be no classes for grades pre-K through eighth because classroom space is needed for that event. Teachers also have special duties. Students in grades 5-8 will soon receive information regarding this day.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, 20 April! Ridgewood will hold its annual Fish Fry and Social! This event is open to all students, families, and friends. We are seeking donations for the raffle board. Please contact Dina DiVincenti at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (504) 835-2545. Details will be announced in March.
Re-registration forms were recently mailed. In order to secure a place for your child for the 2017-2018 session, please complete and return the form as soon as possible.
Annual Giving Campaign – We are grateful to those Ridgewood parents/guardians who have sent a gift to the school! Your generous financial support helps fund critical programs that benefit all our students! We haven’t heard from many parents so far- and we hope you will consider helping Ridgewood with a gift of any size – every gift counts. Please call the office if you need more information.
Please remember that Ridgewood is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. Gifts of any kind to your school are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. The music department, science department, library, and school office are always happy to receive donations of useful items.
Daylight Savings Time – Remember to “spring forward”! Clocks will be set ahead one hour on Sunday, 12 March 2017