Bus driver placed on leave while complaints are investigated

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has launched an investigation after several students raised concerns Monday, Jan. 29, that a district bus driver made inappropriate remarks on the bus. The driver, who has worked for the district for a year with no prior complaints, was immediately placed on paid administrative leave while we conduct an investigation. …

Governor Unveils Executive Budget, School Aid Proposals

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an executive state budget proposal, in January, that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid for 2018-19 would be $26.4 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3 percent. The overall projected …

Celebrate the 2018 RCS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Do you know anyone on this list? Curtis Blackmore Betty Faxon Gary Jones Shirley Lipscomb Robin Mortensen Jackie Mulligan (Hotaling) Dennis Northrup Laurie Persico Ron Traeger Wayne Travis Howard Tucker These are former Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk athletes who will be inducted into the RCS Athletic Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2 in the high school …

Pancake PJ Party Invite

A.W. Becker’s PTA invites all families and friends to the Pancake PJ Party at the Glenmont Applebee’s from 8 – 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3. Teachers and staff will be on hand to serve guests. And there will be a special guest appearance from one of the student’s favorite characters. Tickets are $5 and include 2 …

Ordering a meal in a foreign language – eighth-grade students take the challenge

   Learning a foreign language isn’t always easy, but it can be fun. Eighth grade students in Ms. Volinsky’s Spanish class and Mrs. Crawford’s French class put their new language skills on display, performing skits based on their food and beverages unit. With a restaurant setting for their performances, students wrote their own dialogue, ordering …

Two RCS juniors exhibit art in local show

            Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk juniors, Madison Dutton and Mackenzie Jones have artwork on display at the Columbia-Greene Community College from Jan. 23-Feb. 23 as part of the 2018 Juried Art Show. The exhibit is open to the public, with a reception announcing the award winners from  4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23. The Arts …

Reminder for RCS juniors

A reminder that all juniors should have received notification about an appointment for a “Junior Meeting” with their high school counselor.  Junior meetings are meant to help better inform parents about the post-secondary planning process, including the college admissions process. Parents will also have the opportunity to take part in programming classes for their child’s …

Jan. High School Exam Schedule (Jan. 16-25)

Busing information during Regents week Tuesday, Jan. 16 (Exams Given in Class During Regular School Day) All week:  English 9, English 10, English 11 Midterm Essays in class Sports and Enter. Final Wednesday, Jan. 17 (Exams Given in Class During Regular School Day) Participation in Gov. Final Career and Finance Final Computer App. Midterm Business …

Guidelines for cold weather safety

Severe climate conditions where temperatures and wind chill dip into certain extreme ranges can cause medical concerns and risk the safety of our students.  Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk administrators continually monitor possible cold-weather concerns and make appropriate school day modifications, always focusing on what is best for the safety and well-being of our students.  These changes may range from the suspension of outdoor activities during physical education …

Pieter B. fourth-graders learn how to navigate around the world

Using the computer, fourth-graders at Pieter B. Coeymas are learning how to navigate through countries and cities all over the globe and report on what they see. Mrs. Piscoitta and Ms. Meyer are teaching students how to use Google Earth and Voyager to conduct their research around the world. Students will compare their journey with …