The Long Ridge School

Author Talk – Nora Baskin

On Thursday, March 29th, the LRS Parents Group gratefully welcomed author Nora Raleigh Baskin to discuss her award winning Young Adult novel, Ruby on the Outside.  The story describes eleven-year-old Ruby, whose mother is incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. (BHCFW) Ruby on the Outside first came to the attention of Librarian, … READ MORE

Restoring Vision in Nepal          

This past Monday, students in the fourth and fifth grade class were extremely fortunate to host LRS parent Scott Hamilton for an informative and moving talk about his humanitarian work with  Dooley Intermed International and Operation Restore Vision. Scott is the President of Dooley Intermed and an expedition leader on humanitarian outreach projects. The two … READ MORE

The Long Ridge School Robotics Club Makes a Great Debut!

On Saturday, January 27, The Long Ridge School Robotics Club, competed in the Indy Sumo Bot Tournament hosted by Hackley School.  LRS had an amazing showing for our first ever competition! Four schools participated with a total of 23 robots. The bots were tested in two different categories: autonomous (program only) and remote control. LRS team, … READ MORE

Screens, Bullying, Technology and What is Golden

LRS parents recently participated in a thoughtful one-hour discussion with psychologist Dr. Larry Rosenberg. Topics were selected from questions about technology, bullying, and resilience.   Dr. Rosenberg began by acknowledging that while technology undeniably keeps people in touch, it likewise keeps people apart, vastly differing from in-person communication, as it lacks the interpersonal cues often necessary … READ MORE

Hula Lula Palooza

It was Hula Lula Palooza yesterday at The Long Ridge School! Our Kindergarteners through Fifth graders participated in a fundraiser for Salaam Bombay Children’s Fund to help raise awareness for programs that support impoverished children in Mumbai, India. #LongRidgeSchool 

Read to Grow Books Delivered

During last month’s Book Fair, The Long Ridge School community raised money to donate books to Read to Grow, an organization which promotes language skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth, and to support parents as their babies’ first teachers. Thank you, Issy, for picking up the books! #community #LongRidgeSchool#reading

Interim Head of School Announced

November 9, 2017 Dear Members of The Long Ridge School Community, The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that John Ora will be joining The Long Ridge School on July 1, 2018 as our Interim Head of School for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.  This unanimous recommendation from the Search Committee and unanimous … READ MORE

Chess Team Wins 2nd Place in the 38th National Educational Chess Association’s Tournament

We’re so proud of the #LongRidgeSchool chess team for winning 2nd place overall in the 38th National Educational Chess Association’s tournament yesterday! Not only that, one of our 2nd graders won 1st place in the Primary Novice Section and one of our 1st graders won 3rd placed in the First Grade Section. Go Team! #NECAchess

The Total Solar Eclipse is Coming!

If you are still making plans for your summer vacation, perhaps you might plan your trip to catch this summer’s total solar eclipse! On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will get to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in over 40 years, but you have to travel if you wish … READ MORE

Rainbow at Recess

A magnificent rainbow appeared in the northeastern sky during a recent K-5 recess. How lucky the students, “recess duty” teachers, and I were to witness the rainbow in its full glory and as it faded to become a vivid memory.  For some students, it was the first rainbow they had seen.  “Rainbow, rainbow” was excitedly … READ MORE

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