Our Opportunities 

 

 

The Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation is proud to sponsor the following programs

 

RPSF Grants
Our RPSF Grants provide funds for Ridgefield School District schools, teachers, and school affiliated clubs and organizations to support classrooms and other programs.  We are now accepting grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year and we are excited to announce that this year we are lifting the $500 maximum grant! Please click the button below to access the application. The deadline for submission is October 6th, 2017.  

Classroom Supply Grants
Our Classroom Supply Grants provide each Ridgefield School District teacher with the opportunity to apply for a Foundation grant of up to $100. This annual grant opportunity is made possible by a generous donation by the Laspa Family. Grant funds are to be used for classroom supplies and materials that benefit students in the 201718 school year. Please click the button below to access the application.  

Student Scholarships
The Foundation has partnered with the Ridgefield High School Alumni to offer scholarships up to $500 to Ridgefield High School students continuing their education beyond high school. Scholarships are available to students who have overcome a challenge during their high school years and have a plan to further their education. Scholarship applications are given to students who are nominated by RHS teachers and counselors. Scholarship awards are announced at the June graduation breakfast.

Congratulations to the Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation/RHS Alumni 2017 scholarship recipients. We had a record number of applicants and awards given including:

  • Karas Aichele
  • Mason Baker
  • Helena Bockstadter
  • Billy Griffith
  • Silas Griffith
  • Caitlin May
  • Tamarick Mendoza
  • Kevin Miser
  • Micah Skov
  • Kately Tester

Comments from past mini grant recipients:

This year the dictionaries have been in use daily in all English classrooms. Every morning we are all doing grammar and vocabulary practice. It would be safe to say that almost every new seventh-grader has already used the new dictionaries.
During certain concepts, I take students to the library where they complete an investigation using the [new] software. In fact, I just used the lab with the calculus students today. As the year progresses, I will be utilizing the software as often as possible.
 
Perhaps the best part of this whole experience, was getting to see kids who swore they hated reading change their minds. Also, my HSPE reading scores went up as well!
We used our funds to purchase a laser that we used last spring in our Physical Science light unit. We used the laser for light demonstrations including reflection showing incident and reflected angles.