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Albany Times Union journalist Paul Grondahl spoke to RCS High School journalism and AP English students on Feb. 1, stressing the importance of reading, writing, observing, traveling and hard work. Students read samples of Grondahl’s current newspaper articles and discussed his work and how the industry has changed since his career began with the Times Union 30 years ago.[read more]
The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, honored three RCS High School students at the 2016 Physical Education Leadership Awards on Jan. 31. After a celebration dinner and short ceremony, seniors Michael Babcock, Nicholas Glasheen and Hannah Smith were presented with plaques to commemorate their accomplishments.[read more]
The RCS Class of 2019 is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise important funds to benefit students and the community. Nature’s Vision was selected for their wide variety of top quality environmentally themed products and commitment to customer satisfaction. Click here for more information about the fundraiser and how to order.
High school students took four weeks in
December and January to research, brainstorm, write and illustrate
original children’s picture books as part of a creative writing
Throughout the assignment, students found themselves stretched by the process.
“Finding a concept and coming up with the general idea of the whole book was probably the hardest part to run with,” said senior Samantha Bachorik.
Classmate Samantha Mizener had a different hurdle to overcome. “I thought it was quite difficult to think of how you were going to illustrate and portray the characters in such a short book.” [read more]
Click here to
view the High School exam schedule for Jan. 19 - 29, 2016.
For Regents exams, rooms are indicated on the schedule for each test. If there is no room indicated, the exam will be held in the Gym.
On the days of Regents exams, Jan. 26-29, students only need to come to school when they have an exam. Bus runs for these days will be posted here soon.
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District regularly
conducts preparedness drills within all district buildings. On Dec. 21,
the high school, in conjunction with the Coeymans Police Department and
the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, administered a “Shelter-in-Place”
drill during eighth period.
School officials, officers from the Coeymans Police Department and Greene County Sherriff’s Office and the Greene County Sheriff’s K-9 unit patrolled the halls of the high school during the drill, which ended at approximately 1:10 p.m. [read more]
Eleven RCS High School students, chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale, will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 17-20. RCS French hornist Kathryn Rowzee will also be performing as a regular member of the ESYO. [read more]
It is not every day a student-athlete from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
receives a full athletic scholarship to a Division I College. In fact,
it has been nearly 40 years since a student has achieved the feat.
This year, Haley Irvis broke the cycle, signing her National Letter of Intent on Thursday, Nov. 12, to attend Long Island University on a full athletic scholarship for softball.
A new state mandate requires all high schools in New York to provide instruction of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to students as part of the health education curriculum.
What does this mean for Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk [read more]
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
Madeline Reilly and James Wamsley were chosen to the All-State Mixed Chorus. Both are members of this year’s senior class. Kathryn Rowzee, also a senior, was selected as an alternate on French Horn. [read more]
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.
Students will rehearse from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and return on Friday for additional rehearsals at 3 p.m. On Friday evening, the festival will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Catskill High School auditorium.
RCS students taking the SAT or ACT tests have many dates to choose from. ACT test dates begin as early as September 12 while SAT dates begin October 3. Click here for all test dates - PDF