School administrators, local elected officials, and representatives of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced new support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the RavenaCoeymans-Selkirk Central School District on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
The school district's "Project Lead the Way" program will be supplemented by a $9,000 grant from PhRMA. This funding will be used to purchase additional equipment and materials that will further the progress of RCS students in their pursuit of 21st century skills. [READ MORE]
RCS sophomore Aaron June was recognized by the Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for achieving the Eagle Scout status.
Interim Superintendent Alan McCartney said Aaron had achieved 21 merit badges during his scouting career. “I was a boy scout, a life scout,”McCartney said at the Nov. 18 Board of Education meeting.. “I didn’t have what it took to become an Eagle Scout. Aaron does.”
Several RCS High School students have been chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale. They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theater in Schenectady on December 18th – 21st in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Since the inception of the annual Melodies of Christmas concerts, millions of dollars have been raised for this important cause. The program will also air on CBS 6 at various times on December 24th and December 25th.
The RCS High School Music Department is pleased to announce that
junior James “Jake” Wamsley has been selected to participate in this
year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State
Conference, which is being held from December 4-7 in Rochester, NY.
Also selected as an alternate was junior Emmalyn Knapp.
The RCS music department was well represented at this year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 7 Area All-State music festival in late November.
This year’s festival was held at Saratoga Springs High School.
Pictured in the photo are left to right: Emmalyn Knapp, Kathryn Rowzee, Victoria Margiasso, Samuel Datri, Michael Fryer, Brennan Flory, Diana Bechdol, Diana Voronko and Madison Brown. Absent from photo were: Nicole Miller and Jake Wamsley.
Grade 10-12 students, who are getting ready to take permit and driving tests, last week participated in National Teen Driver Safety Week and several activities designed to make driving safer for everyone.
The students, in Megan McClave's period 7 health class, participated in the activities as part of their advocacy project.
"Advocacy is one of the health skills included in the NYS health curriculum," said McClave. [read more]
Yearbooks are now on sale. They can be ordered online at Balfour.com or directly from the high school. Order forms are available in the Main Office and outside of Rooms 47 and 215.
Prices are $45 if ordered by November 14, $50 if ordered between Nov. 17-March 14, and $55 if ordered after March 14.
For additional information, please contact Maureen DeCheck at 756-5200 x2047 or at email@example.com.
Holocaust survivor Maria Blumenthal Lazan discusses her life in Holland under Nazi Germany and the positive thoughts that helped her survive
Next month, Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan and her husband, Nathanial, will travel to Germany for a reunion of sorts.
She will carry a sample of soil from the grave of her mother, who died two years ago at age 104, to place on the grave of her father, who died 69 years ago shortly after being liberated from years of torture at the hands of the German Nazis during World War II.
While symbolic, the author of Four Perfect Pebbles, a reference to the four members of her family trapped under Nazi control in Holland during World War II, will be reuniting the two people who helped her to survive during the unimaginable years of her childhood. [read more]
RCS senior will participate in day-long spa at Capital Region BOCES CTE, raising money for breast cancer research
Students are running a spa from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Oct. 16,
providing everything from facials to hair coloring treatments to
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American
Pictured: Kailyn Geraldsen, a senior from the RCS Central School District, styles the hair of a customer.
RCS held a spirited pep rally Friday afternoon at the high school, leading up to the homecoming football game against Hudson.
Students in grades 9-12 were eager to take part.
They enjoyed a dance-off, yelling contests and other games at the end of the school day in the gymnasium.
“I thought the kids were outstanding,” RCS Principal Tom DiAcetis said. “Our students showed great class spirit.”
Fifteen high school students were recognized by the Board of Education tonight for achieving a 3, 4 or 5 on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams last year.
In addition, two students - Alana Columbus and Ariel Hunlock - were honored for having met their graduation requirements after taking the August Regents exams.
Principal Tom DiAcetis said the AP honorees "have shown that they can successfully complete college-level material," a trait he said that will serve these students very well in the future. [read more]
RCS would like to thank Stewart's Shops for a generous donation of 150 Make-Your-Own Sundaes, a highlight of the freshman orientation on August 21.
The event gave the Class of 2018 time to interact while deciding on toppings.
Senior Collin Adams has been named as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program, the first step in a journey that could provide funding for college next year.
Collin was among 16,000 semifinalists announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring. [read more]
Thirty years after Tom DiAcetis walked across the stage to pick up his RCS diploma, "Mr. D" has returned as principal of his alma mater.
DiAcetis, a 1984 RCS graduate who served as assistant principal last year during the 2013-14 school year, was appointed last night by the Board of Education as principal. He succeeds Brian Bishop, who took a position at another school district after serving one year as RCS principal. [read more]
RCS junior Regina McGuire has been battling the fight of her life for 10 years.
The petite young woman with the pretty smile is fighting Aplastic Anemia, a rare disease in which the bone marrow and blood stem cells in the marrow are damaged, preventing her body from producing new blood cells.
For several years, she has been receiving blood transfusions at Albany Medical Center to keep the ailment at bay while she continued to live the life of a teenager – participating in school activities and events. Two months ago, she attended the RCS prom. [read more]