WRKN… Is Ridgewood Kids Network, a student-operated news station. The 5th grade news team write and broadcast school news weekly on closed circuit televisions throughout the building.
Safety Patrol… Each year 4th grade students are selected to serve as safety patrol officers during their 5th grade year. Safety patrol officers are responsible for helping students into the school safely each day. They patrol from various posts throughout the campus and are responsible for raising and lowering the flags each day. Sponsor: Gordon Fowler (P.E. teacher)
Destination Imagination… Each year 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to try out for a DI team. DI teaches life skills and expanding imaginations through team-based creative problem solving. Teams compete at the regional, state, and national level. Sponsor: Gordon Fowler (Physical Education teacher) www.destinationimagination.org
Guidance Program… Currently, the guidance counselor is leading a school-wide initiative to implement the Second Step guidance curriculum through classroom teaching. Second Step teaches skills in the areas of empathy training, problem-solving, and anger management. Additionally, the counselor offers small group guidance lessons and individual services on an as-needed basis. Counselor: Courtney Perez
Student Council/Choose to Lead… Student Council/Choose to Lead is a program organized to provide students with the opportunity to take on a leadership role within the school and individual classrooms. Students are nominated and selected by their peers based on specific criteria needed to fulfill leadership responsibilities. The student representatives organize and carry out a variety of service projects throughout the year. Sponsors: Caitlin Beck and Lisa Force
Support Services… Ridgewood offers a variety of services to aid and challenge students in their academic endeavors. (i.e, ELL, Focus Program, Instructional Intervention, and Speech and Language services.