RCS to host third annual outdoor wrestling event

On June 2, Ravena-Coeyman-Selkirk will host the third annual Fury on the Field wresting event. It is a unique experience for local wrestlers as it will take place at 7 p.m., under the lights of the outdoor turf field. Admission is $25 per wrestlers, $35 if the wrestler will be in two divisions, cash only.  …

Elementary schools to have half day June 5

On Tuesday, June 5, A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary Schools will have a half day. The Board of Education approved the half day in April 2017, it was placed on the BOE calendar, but mistakenly left off the district calendar that was sent to families last fall. Students will be released at 12:30 …

Board adopts 2018-19 budget proposal

2018-19 budget proposal focuses on creating future-ready students At its April 17 Board of Education meeting, the board approved a proposed budget of $47,738,365 for the 2018-19 school year. Residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 15, to vote on the spending plan. The proposal calls for a $1,908,942 spending increase and a tax levy …

RCS SADD chapter partners with local family for a conversation about drinking and driving

The RCS High School SADD chapter is partnering with a local family to host a presentation about drinking and driving.  Middle and high school students, parents and teachers are invited to the event at 7 p.m., May 1, at the Coeymans Fire House. Kim Prior-Philip, will be speaking about the loss of her brother and …

RSVP to the Community Safety Forum to be held Wed. April 25

Community Safety Forum: The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools have taken many steps to improve the safety of students, staff and visitors over the past several years. As in all aspects of our program, we strive to do better, learn from experts, prepare our students and staff, and create strong bonds with our community. As part of our …

Approved state budget increases education funding nearly $1 billion, adds reporting requirement for schools

New York lawmakers have approved a state budget for 2018-19 that increases education funding by nearly $1 billion. The enacted state budget provides information about state aid levels to school districts as they finalize their own spending plans for the coming year. The newly approved state budget calls for total education spending of $26.7 billion, …

Hibernation, migration and adaptation, Pieter B. UPK students learn where animals sleep in the winter

If you cover your hand with Crisco oil then submerge it in ice water, what do you learn? Pieter B. Coeymans Universal Pre-K students got their hands dirty, to answer this question. What they found out – this experiment shows how animals with blubber can survive frigid temperatures. Students were happily engaged in various science …

RCS reaches memorandum of agreement for RCSTA contract

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District and the leadership of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Teaching Association (RCSTA) are pleased to announce a memorandum of agreement for the RCSTA employment contract for July 1, 2017- June 30, 2021. The RCSTA unit is comprised of 222 faculty members. Their last contract expired June 30, 2017. The District and representatives from the Unit …