RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200

Robert K. Libby,

Superintendent

February 24, 2017

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

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Capital project update: Phase 1A and 1B

        

Click here for some before and after photos of the capital project.

RCS mourns the loss of A.W. Becker Principal Tricia Carlton

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of A.W. Becker School Principal Tricia Carlton. Ms. Carlton fought a valiant fight but has reluctantly succumbed to her illness.
Ms. Carlton came to the District in 2014. I know that, in her brief time with us, she touched many lives throughout the Becker community, as well as around the district. She was known for her vibrancy and enthusiasm for her work. She was a fully dedicated professional who kept the best interests of our students, parents and staff in mind. She will be deeply missed. [read more]

High School Drama Club Presents My Fair Lady

Need a night out to enjoy the arts? Come see the High School Drama Club’s production of My Fair Lady at 7 p.m., March 10 and 11 and again at 2 p.m. March 12 in the high school auditorium.
General admission (available at the door) is $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. Golden Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance to reserve seating in the front of the house. To purchase Golden Tickets, accessible seating requests or any other admission questions, contact Sheila Jones at (518) 756-9466 or jones@rcscsd.org.
Doors open at 6:15 on Friday and Saturday and at 1:15 on Sunday.

 

Puppet show delights A.W. Becker students

The A.W. Becker pre-k and kindergarten classes enjoyed a presentation of "Jack and the Beanstalk," by The Puppet People on Feb. 14. Before the performance, the students read the fairy tale in class. The Puppet People presented an alternate version of the story which allowed students to compare and contrast their reading with the show. The event was sponsored by the A.W. Becker PTA. See pictures

RCS senior assists in Capital Region BOCES New Visions team win to become three-time state champions

For the third consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law and Government Program won the state-level "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition on Feb. 11.
The team, made up of students from several area high schools including Matthew McHugh from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, bested more than 100 finalists from five other school districts from across the state. The team now advances to the national competition held in Washington, D.C. on April 21-April 24. [Read more]

Science Olympiad team finishes in top 10 at regional competition

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Science Olympiad team battled against 23 other teams at the Capital Region Regional competition Saturday, Feb. 4 at the College of St. Rose.
Chris Miller and Shane Racey earned a silver medal in Remote Sensing and bronze medal in Robot Arm. Logan Pugsley and Sarah Limberger earned 5th in Material Science and Pugsley and Anthony Salvio took 5th in Hovercraft.
The team competed in 25 events and landed in 9th place overall. Click for pictures.

Making a case to cheer up children at Albany Medical Center

Learning how to sew is one element of Christina Springer’s Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Class. This year Springer’s students had the opportunity to learn basic sewing techniques by creating pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping kids feel better while undergoing treatments in the hospital. [read more]

Area students come together for empowering day

Four Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students attended the 13th annual STOP (Students Together Opposing Prejudice) Student Leadership Conference hosted by Siena College. The conference is designed to empower students to lead the fight against bigotry, intolerance and all forms of hatred in their communities and is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series at Siena College in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. Click for picture at conference.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration is open for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and kindergarten programs for the 2017-18 school year. You can register in person at the District Offices at 15 Mountain Road in Ravena. Please call the Registrar (518-756-5600 x6014) on or after Jan. 13 to make an appointment.

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