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District officials recently learned that 2016-17
draft schedules and teacher assignments have been viewable via the
Parent Portal before being finalized by the district. This access is
no longer available, and any schedule or assignment that was viewed
prior to today should be disregarded.
Elementary school schedules and teacher assignments will be released on or before the week of Aug. 22.
Supply lists for A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans are now available for the 2016-17 school year. See lists
More than 150, two-pound bags of granola will be to be sent to families in need around the Capital Region after A.W. Becker student volunteers packaged the granola for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York on Wednesday, May 25.[read more]
Earlier this month, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Music
Department continued its long tradition of participating in the New York
State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble and Major Organization
On April 1 and 2, 106 students from grades 5-12 participated in the Solo/Ensemble Festival at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Each student was evaluated by a trained NYSSMA adjudicator in solos that ranged in difficulty from level one through level six, with level six being the most difficult level of performance. [read more]
The kickoff for the 2016 A.W. Becker Math-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital happens March 30. Participating students pledge donations and solve math problems in a Math-A-Thon Funbook developed by Scholastic Inc.[read more]
The A.W. Becker PTA is inviting the community to a Spaghetti
Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, April 1. The cost is $8 for adults, $4
for children under 10. Proceeds will go toward upgrading the A.W.
The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert, all served at the school or available for take out. Download invitation flier here.
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk fifth-grader Kayla Stanton was a star at
the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) basketball tournament
March 7, where she was named the elementary school winner of the
2016 MAAC Gives Back Essay Contest.
Stanton received a certificate from MAAC commissioner Rich Ensor at center court of the Times Union Center tournament.
In an effort to motivate children to read, A.W. Becker is hosting
multiple events as part of a month-long Read Across America
celebration. To kick off the celebration, A.W. Becker students and
teachers participated in a door decorating contest. The colorful
decorations were inspired by Dr Seuss books.
A.W. Becker families will have a chance to see the decorations during Literacy Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 2. The event will include interactive games, reading and activities, including bingo, book reviews and an opportunity for kids to make “Cat in the Hat” hats from paper and Oreo cookies. [Read more]
During an evening focused on math, more than 50 A.W. Becker Elementary School families came together to participate in Math Family Fun Night, Jan. 21. The event featured real-world and problem-based activities and games for each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade.[read more]
Regular practice of math facts helped prepare A.W. Becker students
for their first Math Marathon the week of Nov. 2. The marathon was
an initiative to increase math fluency at all levels in the school.
Each grade participated in the event, trying to beat the buzzer as the timed challenge encouraged students to demonstrate their knowledge of math. [Read more]
The Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals is still considering the district’s request for a variance to allow the digital sign in front of A.W. Becker School, and has asked for the sign to be illuminated from 2 – 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 to see examples of its capabilities.[read more]
In just two hours on Saturday, Nov. 12, parents and staff from A.W. Becker raised $393 as they hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Glenmont Applebees. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the A.W. Becker PTA.
In a culminating event for A.W. Becker’s One School, One Book
program, students and their families gathered for the fall Literacy
Night on Thursday, Oct. 22..
As part of One School, One Book, every student at A.W. Becker read World According to Humphrey, the first book in the Humphrey series, where Humphrey the hamster learns to read, write, teach English as a second language and more..
After being postponed once due to a waterlogged field, the students
at A.W. Becker finally got their chance to race to the finish line
on Oct. 15., during the 7th annual Natalie Krause Apple Run.
“I love the Apple Run,” Physical Education teacher Elyse Loughlin said. “It reminds me that when we are little we just love to move. Our students can’t wait to get out there and make that mad dash.”
The afternoon was filled with heart-healthy exercise to help teach students how physical fitness benefits the body.
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
learned about maps in their Social Studies class.
Mrs. Agostinoni’s, Mrs. Baumgras’s, Mrs. Conway’s and Conti’s, and Mrs. Tutay’s class all participated in the project. Click for pictures