Category Archives: Schools Scene

Find out what’s going on in the RFH Regional High School and Rumson and Fair Haven school districts.

Focus: RFH ‘Hunchback’; After the Curtain Call

Hunchback of Notre Dame cast

Another closing, another show …

They took their bows and exited stage right and down the hall to bask in the success of their show, mingle and strike a few poses. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players’ Hunchback of Notre Dame was a success by all accounts.

The cast performed a comedic version of the show, which the audience embraced with lots of laugh-out-loud moments that were the talk of the weekend.

The show closed on Sunday to accolades and bonding moments with the cast, crew and audience.

Take a look for a glimpse into another RFH show …

Photos/courtesy of RFH PAS

Scene Around: RFH Surf Team Triumph

RFH Surf Team after their NSSA Northeast Conference High School Championship win
Photo/RFH Surf Team/Facebook

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Surf Team rode a wave of success on Sunday. The team took fourth place in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) Northeast Conference High School Championships competition on Sunday in Spring Lake.

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RFH Girls Soccer: Scoring Wins on Field & In Charity

RFH Girls Soccer Team

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) Girls Soccer team is putting itself in someone else’s cleats.

The girls’ team has come a long way since the late 1970s, when one girl raised a ruckus by scoring a goal for girl athletes by using some fancy footwork to earn a spot on the boys’ team. Since 1984, there’s been a girls’ team at RFH and its a winning one in more ways than one — teamwork to score for one another and others.

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Scene Around: RFH Show Time

Cast members of the RFH Tower Players’ Addams Family production strike a pose alerting people to their upcoming performances Photo/RFH PAS

They’re creepy, kooky and what’s altogether ooky is that tickets for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) Addams Family spring musical, which opens on Friday, are selling like the surge of electricity that lights Uncle Fester’s mouth-held lightbulb.

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Meet RFH’s New Superintendent

A new superintendent has been called to the office at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH).

After more than a year-long search to replace retiring RFH Superintendent Peter Righi, Debra (Edelkraut) Gulick was unanimously approved as the new top administrator of the RFH District on Feb. 26, Board of Education President John Caruso said. Gulick will start her position at RFH on July 1, 2009, after Righi’s retirement takes hold at the end of the current school year.  

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RFH Football Champs Sign College Letters of Intent

Five Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) State Championship football players have made their college choices official. 

The athletes signed letters of intent on Thursday, sealing their college deals. 

The athletes and their college choices are:

• Evan Davis — University at Buffalo

• Alex Maldjian — Middlebury College

• Ryan McCann — Yale University

• Ian O’Connor — Lehigh University

• Henry Sullivan — Colgate University

Coach Robert Orrok, Coach Christopher Quinn,
Head Coach Jerry Schulte,
Coach Jeremy Schulte 
Ian O’Connor (Lehigh), Evan Davis (Buffalo), Henry Sullivan (Colgate), Ryan McCann (Yale), Alex Maldjian (Middlebury). 

This is the first signing day of the school year for football. Additional commitments will be made in February. 

— Press release from RFH

NJ Teen Arts Tour to Feature RFH Grad’s Piece

Hive Mind, a porcelain piece created by recent Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate Dante Cioffoletti, has been selected for the New Jersey Teen Arts Touring Exhibition and will be exhibited throughout Monmouth County for the next year.

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Focus: Knollwood Graduation Milestone Moments

It’s not just about the walk and the diploma. It’s about the milestone moments — the before, during and after — of eighth grade graduation. It’s the graduation that puts students on a new plane to growing up — getting set to go to high school.

Last week, Fair Haven’s Knollwood School eighth graders shared many of those milestone moments. They met at their alma mater to take a trip to the high school where most of them will be launching their teen education experience. They graduated. They took a walk of tradition down Third Street, cheered on my family and friends, all the way back to where their Fair Haven educational experience started — at Viola L. Sickles School. They celebrated with a dance. They said goodbye to their elementary and middle school years.

A few Fair Haven moms sent their photos to offer a glimpse into the moments. Take a look at our slideshow and photo gallery …

Thanks to Joanne Joanne Mitchell Formisano, Courtney Kemler, Beth Solin, Lauren Steets, Melina Calabretta, Erin Simpson and Lynn for providing the photos!  


Focus: Backstage with RFH Class of 2018 Grads

Those moments before the graduation walk are sometimes the most treasured. Classmates huddle together, clown around and, yes, shed a few tears knowing that it is the last time they’ll all be together as high school students.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect visited with the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Class of 2018 before the walk.

Here’s a glimpse of what we saw backstage … (Click to enlarge! Apologies for the blurriness. Time for a new camera … and/or photographer.)