Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire safety at PBC Elementary

  Smoke the Dalmatian joined firefighters from the Coeymans Fire Company on Oct. 23, to help teach Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School students a few lessons in fire safety. Firefighters talked with students about fire prevention and fire safety practices, including “stop, drop and roll.” They demonstrated what a firefighter looks like in full turnout …

Ready, set, cook-off!

No matter how you slice and dice it, the Chopped Competition at RCS Middle School on Oct. 20 was a success. “It was a hit last year, so I knew we had to continue it this year,” Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Molly Jennes said. “The students were excited to cook.” Chopped, a friendly competition …

Fourth graders map out New York State

Fourth graders at A.W. Becker studying the geography of New York, created their own map representations of the state last week. Students included New York’s major cities, bodies of water and geographical features in their maps. They also contained a map key or legend as well as a compass rose to demonstrate what they had …

RCS High School musicians selected to NYSSMA All-State Conference

Two RCS High School students have been selected to join this year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 80th annual All-State Conference Dec. 3 – 6 in Rochester, NY. One student was also selected as an alternate. Madeline Reilly and James Wamsley were chosen to the All-State Mixed Chorus. Both are members of this …

Sixty-one RCS students selected to GCMEA All-County Music Festival

Sixty-one student musicians from the RCS Middle School and High School have been selected to participate in the Greene County Music Educators Association Fall All-County Music Festival. The festival is being held at Catskill High School on Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 6. Selected to the All-County Elementary Chorus: alto – Nicole Benton, Lydia …

School district seeks variance from Bethlehem Zoning Board to allow digital sign at A.W. Becker Elementary

Just days after the electric sign in front of A.W. Becker Elementary School was first illuminated in June, the Town of Bethlehem informed the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District that the sign violates their town code. A non-compliant sign could subject the district and its board members to fines and even criminal penalties unless the district …

PBS fourth and fifth graders participate in Cross Country Run

Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary held its annual Cross Country Run on Friday, Oct. 2. Fourth and fifth graders participated in the one-mile run around the perimeter of the school. All students were encouraged to participate and medals were given out to the top winners in each category. See photos of the Cross Country Run