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Dr. Scott Ridley

Dr. Scott Ridley


June, 2018

To the Hazlet School Community:

I hope everyone is looking forward to summer vacation. As both middle school promotion and high school graduation approach, I would like to offer an updated overview of initiatives and milestones impacting the district:


  • All eight Hazlet schools submitted their Future Ready application packets. The NJ DOE has already cited our video submissions as “precedent setting.” In fact, Jeremy Reich, the State Director of this initiative will visit Hazlet on June 25.

  • This year’s Valedictorian, John Cinquegrana, placed in the top 10% in Science League AP Physics 1. He is the first Raritan student to attain this distinction!

  • This spring, 19 high school freshmen received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for their participation in Congressman Frank Pallone's 3rd Annual Poetry Contest on the 22nd Anniversary of National Poetry Month.

  • Our high school baseball compiled an overall 21-6 record, captured the A-Central Shore Conference title, won the Central Jersey Group II title, and played in the overall State Group II championship game!  Additionally, Coach Jeff Struble was named the Asbury Park Press baseball Coach of the Year.

  • On a related note, the baseball team at the middle school finished with a 13-1 record. More talent on the way!

  • At the Meet of Champions, which features the preeminent athletes in high school Track & Field, Lou DiLaurenzio recorded a personal best in the 800 meters (1:53.73), good for an overall 4th place in the State!

  • Significant upgrades continue to be made, both physically and philosophically, to our security measures and processes. Plans for each of the eight schools to have double-entry vestibules by September are underway and at the May meeting, the BOE voted unanimously to place an armed officer in each of our eight schools.

  • As shared in April’s letter, both the Superintendent Teaching Circle and Principals’ Roundtable took place and both were very successful events. Open discussions with faculty and administrators took place regarding the vision and direction of our District.

  • Every two years our athletic program is evaluated by the NJSIAA; this happened recently and we passed with flying colors—not one single recommendation or concern! 

  • CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th grade promotion candidates at the middle school and our graduates at the high school!! May success and good fortune follow both groups!


“Putting Hazlet in the conversation” remains our priority as students, staff and faculty continue to embrace this mantra!


Happy summer! Here’s to some quality family-time and one or two barbecues along the way! DON’T FORGET TO READ!!


Scott Ridley, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools




"To provide an optimal educational environment where all children can achieve their maximum potential."

Email Address: sridley@hazlet.org

Secretarial Information:
Denise Vurchio

732-264-8402 ext. 1101