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Ramapo Boys Basketball Team of the Year
Ramapo Boys Basketball Team of the Year
03/24/2022
The Ramapo High School High School Boys Basketball Team was named the "Team of the Year" by the Bergen County Coaches Association
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Ramapo Student Artwork
Ramapo Student Artwork
03/01/2022
Student art pieces that were submitted for the Art Educator's of NJ Youth Art Month Virtual Exhibits
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New Jersey Health Teacher of the Year - Karli Basilicato
New Jersey Health Teacher of the Year - Karli Basilicato
01/28/2022
New Jersey Health Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of N.J.
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CPE Forensics Classes Field Trip
CPE Forensics Classes Field Trip
12/22/2021
Mrs. Green’s CPE Forensics classes went to the Cipher Seeker Escape Room in Waldwick to apply their collaboration, communication, observation techniques, and critical thinking skills to see if they could break out of the room and save the world!
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Steve DiGregorio Young Man of the Year Award
Steve DiGregorio Young Man of the Year Award
11/11/2021
This year the Super Football Conference, in partnership with the New York Jets, is proud to announce the Steve DiGregorio Young Man of the Year Award. This award is presented to one individual from each member school who demonstrates a selfless commitment to his community, his school, his teammates and peers. The Super Football conference is proud to present Nathan Park and Dylan Connors with the 2021 Steve DiGregorio Young Man of the Year Plaque. Pictured from left to right are West Milford Head Coach, Steve Maslanek; Rampo Head Coach, Drew Gibbs; Ramapo Honoree, Nathan Park; West Milford Honoree, Dylan Connors; West Milford Athletic Director, Joe Trentacosta; and Ramapo Athletic Director, Ron Anello. Congratulations to Nathan and Dylan on this well deserved honor and recognition!
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Meet & Greet
10/28 - Meet & Greet with Dr. Rui Dionisio
10/19/2021
Dr. Dionisio will host an informal Meet & Greet for Parents.
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2022 National Merit Scholarship Program
2022 National Merit Scholarship Program
10/13/2021
Congratulations to the Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Congratulations Tyler Hupart
Congratulations Tyler Hupart
10/13/2021
Congratulations to Tyler Hupart for advancing as a semi-finalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition!
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Bergen County Athletic Director of the Year
Bergen County Athletic Director of the Year
10/01/2021
We are honored and privileged to recognize the recipient of this year's Bergen County Athletic Director of the Year Award, Ron Anello. Please join us in extending a well-deserved congratulations!
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Ramapo Student Government Welcomes new Superintendent, Dr. Dionisio
Ramapo Student Government Welcomes new Superintendent, Dr. Dionisio
09/30/2021
Student Government welcomes Dr. Dionisio on his visit to Ramapo High School. They look forward to working with him when he begins on November 9th.
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Ramapo Senior Invited to Present at MIT
Ramapo Senior Invited to Present at MIT
09/24/2021
Understanding the latest advances in artificial intelligence may seem daunting, but not for Eddie Deleu! Eddie did research this summer using deep learning to monitor pedestrian traffic in NYC. Deep learning goes beyond machine learning by structuring algorithms in layers to create an artificial neural network that can learn and make intelligent decisions on its own. Eddie published his research and MIT is intrigued. Eddie has been invited to present his paper at MIT in October at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. When you see Eddie, be sure to congratulate him on his extraordinary achievement.
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Superintendent Entry Plan
Superintendent Entry Plan
08/27/2021
Dr, Dionisio Shares Plan For The Upcoming School Year
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Congratulations to Madeline Engelman - Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Madeline Engelman - Athlete of the Week
05/11/2021
Madeline Engelman, a saber fencer, finished with a 24-0 record this season, including defeating the first-place, fourth-place and fifth-place District 1 opponents from last season. She is ranked No. 1 in USA Fencing region 3 cadet women's saber; ranked No. 3 in region 3 junior women's saber; and ranked No. 5 nationally in Y14. Published March 11, 2021 from The Record
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Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year
Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year
05/06/2021
Congratulations to Mark Aug who is the first-ever recipient of the RIHEA's Ramapo "Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year" award for the 2021 school year. Pictured are Livio Mancino, Mark Aug, Ron Anello, Travis Smith, and Paul Cusack.
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Holiday Festival Celebrated at Roberto Clemente School on April 29
Holiday Festival Celebrated at Roberto Clemente School on April 29
05/04/2021
The Holiday Festival was able to visit the Roberto Clemente students in Paterson this year. Ramapo students dressed up in costumes deliver a goodie bag with a gift card to each one of the RC kids on Thursday, April 29th. It was very rewarding to see the RC children as well as our Ramapo students enjoying this day of celebration together! Pictured in front is Sophia Katsouris. Behind her are: Reid Duffus, Sean Clapp, Charles DePrima, Matt Kane, Señora Rodriguez, Noah Carti, and Tristan Pernetti
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Congratulations to Sophia Katsouris
Congratulations to Sophia Katsouris
04/22/2021
Principal Travis Smith presents Sophia Katsouris with the 2021 Unsung Heroes Recognition Award from the Bergen County School Boards Association. This award is presented to a student who puts others first, brings out the best in others, and asks for no personal recognition. Sophia has unselfishly helped others shine by capturing them with her camera for four years . Congratulations to our Unsung Hero Sophia Katsouris!
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Teacher of the Year 2021
Teacher of the Year 2021
04/21/2021
Ramapo Principal Travis Smith congratulates Math Teacher, Niki Slovinski, on receiving the Ramapo High School Exemplary Secondary Educator of the Year award. Joining Mr. Smith in congratulating Ms. Slovinski are Assistant Principals L. Michael Mancino and Claudia Dargento. Ms. Slovinski was nominated by parents, students, and colleagues for her years of dedication to the Math Department, Ramapo High School and her students. Congratulations Ms. Slovinski!
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Ramapo 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorian
Ramapo 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorian
04/14/2021
Ramapo High School is excited to announce and congratulate Senior Ian Viegas as this year's Salutatorian, and Seniors Catherine Tsairis and Emily Tsairis, who have both earned the honor and recognition of being the Class of 2021's Valedictorian. Please join me in congratulating these three outstanding students for their incredible academic achievement and this well-deserved recognition and honor!
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National Merit Scholarship Program
National Merit Scholarship Program
02/12/2021
Congratulations to Seniors Catherine Tsairis and Ian Viegas who advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2021 by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment.
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Families for Families
Families for Families
11/20/2020
Ramapo Student Government and Guidance joined together to organize a school-wide act of service in support of Wyckoff-based charity, Families for Families . Families for Families is a service organization initially created by the Madley Family (Ramapo Grads: Rachel '12, Savannah '14, Jess '18 & Erica '20) and supported by other Wyckoff Families to help meet the needs of those most vulnerable among us: homeless and food insecure families. Families for Families hosts a Warming the Homeless event on Thanksgiving that allows the homeless at the Hilltop Haven Shelter in Paterson to pick up critical items for the winter. Student Government and Guidance hoped to supplement the donations this year and collected at school during the week of November 9th. The generosity of the RHS community led to over $600 cash donations used to purchase products to distribute. Coats, hats/ gloves/ scarves, winter clothing, bedding, and towels have also been organized to donate. Thank you to those within the RHS community that donated. Your generosity has made the difference for those in need.
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Cultural Diversity Awareness Club
Cultural Diversity Awareness Club
11/13/2020
The Cultural Diversity Awareness Club welcomes those in our community to learn about Diwali as the Indian Festival of Lights. The CDA organized an educational presentation and decorated the front entrance of Ramapo with a rangoli to welcome guests to our Ramapo "home." This festival spans five days and represents "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance." The RHS Cultural Diversity Awareness Club wishes all those who celebrate a happy and prosperous Diwali!
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Congratulations to Ramapo High School 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorians
Congratulations to Ramapo High School 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorians
04/24/2020
Congratulations to Ramapo High School's class of 2020 Salutatorians Jason Maytin and Nolan Vilim, and Valedictorian, Camille Dash! Your hard work and dedication to your studies over the last four years is an inspiration to all of us, and we look forward to hearing of your future successes!
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FLOW Follies Production
FLOW Follies Production
03/06/2020
Ramapo High School welcomes 1993 Graduate Constantine Maroulis, who will be performing this weekend in the FLOW Follies production "The Twi-Life Zone".
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Academic Decathlon State Competition
Academic Decathlon State Competition
03/05/2020
At this year's Academic Decathlon State competition, Senior Jason Maytin earned the prestigious Groot Foundation award for earning the highest combined math and science scores in New Jersey! Jason received a scholarship, and his name on a special plaque that is 'on loan' to Ramapo for display for the next year. Congratulations, Jason!
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Super Science Saturday
Super Science Saturday
03/04/2020
We had a very well-received show at Super Science Saturday, and made known our annual Cardboard challenge activity. An estimated 280+ people visited us, based on a Fermi estimation by some of our students. Visitors loved our cool cardboard Robots like Baby Yoda. Don't throw away your used cardboard boxes. Make something useful or cool out of it and show with Ramapo Engineering and Design team next year!
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Donations for Australia's Wildlife Fire Victims
Donations for Australia's Wildlife Fire Victims
02/25/2020
Thanks to the RIH Community, we were able to send over 40 crate beds from small to large, 5 bird nests, 18 joey pouches, 9 kangaroo pouches and 5 blankets to Australia. Thanks to all of our students and faculty members who constructed pieces, brought items or donated towards the shipping cost. It was heartwarming to see our RIH community volunteering their time and energy.
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NJSIAA’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day Award
NJSIAA’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day Award
02/12/2020
Congratulations to Lauren Judd who was recognized by NJSIAA’s National Girls and Women in Sports. New Jersey joined the Nation in celebrating the many achievements of girls and women in sport. The state-wide celebration for National Girls and Women in Sport Day took place on February 9, 2020 at Seton Hall University. Outstanding high school and college/university female athletes were presented with special awards from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.
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College Commitment Day
College Commitment Day
02/07/2020
Congratulations to several of our Ramapo athletes on College Commitment Day, which was on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
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Fencing District 1
Fencing District 1
02/03/2020
Congratulations to two of our own who participated at the NJSIAA Fencing Meet held at Ramapo High School on Saturday, February 1, 2020: Shane Munroe: Boys Fencing District 1 Epee Champion Sarah Chagares: Girls Fencing District 1 Sabre Runner-up
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Emerging Artists Exhibition 2020
Emerging Artists Exhibition 2020
01/28/2020
Over the past month, RIH ART had two pieces hanging at Kean University's Emerging Artist Exhibition. Schools from across the state entered this exhibition, and only one elite artist was chosen to represent their school. Our very own Hannah Nielson from Ramapo was picked for her watercolor and gold leaf Sanskrit and Alexander Bonzulak from Indian Hills had his photograph Mary's Room also selected. RIH ART is very excited to announce Alex won a Gold Award of Merit! Alex was one of only eight Gold Merit winners this year.
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Mock Trial Defense Team
Mock Trial Defense Team
01/15/2020
Ms. Gregory and the Mock Trial Defense Team celebrates a neck-and-neck win against Immaculate Heart Academy in the Mock Trial Preliminaries at the Bergen County Courthouse!
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Ramapo Digital Photography Students visit Ramapo College
Ramapo Digital Photography Students visit Ramapo College
12/12/2019
Ramapo College opened up their photography lab and welcomed our Ramapo digital photography students to learn about film photography. Our students got to experience shooting with a 35mm camera, developing film, and printing their negatives in the black and white darkroom.
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First Annual UPED CARDBOARD REGATTA
First Annual UPED CARDBOARD REGATTA
11/27/2019
Three cardboard boats raced for the finish at the Wyckoff YMCA on Sunday evening. UPED student teams met the formidable challenge of building a two-person boat of cardboard, glue, and paint… that’s it. All boats proved seaworthy with the canoe design crossing the finish line first. Congrats to all who participated and to Cesco Ferrara and Charlotte Cannizzo for inspiring teams and making this event a reality.
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Steven Epstein, the CEO of Flip-It
Steven Epstein, the CEO of Flip-It
11/26/2019
Steven Epstein, the CEO of Flip-It and a participant on Shark Tank, spoke to Business students at Ramapo High School about his business and entrepreneurship.
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US History 1 Visit to the Hermitage
US History 1 Visit to the Hermitage
11/22/2019
Ms. Vander Molen's Honors US1 students visited the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ on a recent field trip. The fourteen-room Gothic Revival house museum built in 1847–48 was designed by William H. Ranlett for Elijah Rosencrantz, Jr. Members of the Rosencrantz family owned The Hermitage estate from 1807 to 1970. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark for the excellence of its architecture and added to National Register of Historic Places in 1970. In 1971 it was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
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RIH College Panel
RIH College Panel
10/29/2019
On October 22nd, the Ramapo-Indian Hills Guidance Department hosted six colleges for the District College Panel. The six colleges represented included Bucknell University, University of Delaware, DePaul University, Johns Hopkins University, Ramapo College and Rutgers University. Admissions counselors from these schools participated in a mock application read to provide insight on the application evaluation process. This exercise was followed by a question and answer period, facilitated by Mrs. Perry as the Ramapo Guidance Supervisor.
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Raider Marching Band 1st Place Win
Raider Marching Band 1st Place Win
10/28/2019
Congratulations to the Raider Marching Band on their 1st Place win at Bloomfield HS Sunday, October 27! The band also took home awards for Best Music and Best Percussion.
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The 2019 Bergen County Out of the Darkness Walk
The 2019 Bergen County Out of the Darkness Walk
10/24/2019
PO-sitive PO-ssibilities, our very own Ramapo team, raised over $1,500.00 for the fight against Suicide! The 2019 Bergen County Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, October 20th was a day filled with hope, strength, tears, hugs & community. Fabulous job & thank you to all the walkers and donors that helped us reach such success in our fundraising efforts. You are true heroes in the fight against suicide.
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Mr. Michael Marder to Speak at Ramapo
Mr. Michael Marder to Speak at Ramapo
10/17/2019
Mr. Marder was 14 years old when Nazi Germany invaded his home country of Poland, he has survived 9 concentration camps, and has a story strong in faith, survival, and hope.
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National Merit Scholarship Finalists
National Merit Scholarship Finalists
10/10/2019
Ramapo Congratulates Jason Maytin, Camille Dash, and John Cannizzo who are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Amazing job!
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Ramapo's Community Service Fair
Ramapo's Community Service Fair
10/07/2019
On Friday, October 4th, members of our Community came to Ramapo to share their knowledge and experience with our students. All students were invited to attend and speak with representatives from the various volunteer organizations about ways to get involved.
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Raider Marching Band Competition
Raider Marching Band Competition
10/07/2019
Congratulations to the Raider Marching Band on their first competition at Music in the Park Sunday, October 6! The band took home a 2nd place trophy with the Best Color Guard Award!
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Ramapo Raiders Unstoppable
Ramapo Raiders Unstoppable
10/02/2019
The Ramapo Raiders scored a 35-7 victory Friday night over Northern Valley at Old Tappan.
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Ramapo Raider Marching Band
Ramapo Raider Marching Band
10/02/2019
Ramapo Raider Marching Band playing during half time on Friday, September 27th.
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Ramapo Cheerleaders
Ramapo Cheerleaders
10/02/2019
Ramapo Cheerleaders supporting the Raider Football Team during the game against Northern Valley /Old Tappan.
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Ramapo Raiders Football Fans
Ramapo Raiders Football Fans
09/19/2019
Ramapo students showing pride during first football game of the season against the Sparta Spartans on December 6th.
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