RCS High School

2025 Rt. 9W

Ravena, NY 12143

518.756.5200 ext. 2000

Fax: 756-3534

 

Tom DiAcetis, Principal

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

 

Welcome Back to School - 2014 - letter from Mr. DiAcetis (PDF)

Tom DiAcetisTom DiAcetis named as High School principal; 'Lunch with the Principal' to kick off in the coming school year

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]

Friends spearhead fund-raiser for junior with blood diseaseRegina McGuire

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]

 

Help to shape the future at RCS High School!

High school parents and staff are encouraged to join a search committee for the next RCS High School assistant/vice principal.

Anyone interested in serving on the interview committee should contact Brenda Walton in the superintendent's office at 756-5200 ext. 6003. [read more]

 

Congratulations to our latest Students of the Month

33 students inducted into the National Honor Society

Thirty-three students - five seniors, two juniors and 26 sophomores - from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School were inducted into membership to the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the High School on Wednesday, June 10.

Candidates must first have a cumulative grade point average of at least 90.0% and are then selected by a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. [read more]

Student photoThousands of dollars given out during High School Senior Awards Night

Over 50 students were presented with certificates, medals, scholarships, awards and Hall of Fame honors on Monday night, June 2

With Michelle McLoughlin (Chorus teacher) playing the piano as students, families, friends, faculty, distinguished guests and presenters arrived in the school’s auditorium. The presentation of awards began around 6:30 pm and concluded with refreshments in the cafeteria which lasted till approximately 9 pm.

More than 60 awards were presented totaling just under $58,000. [read more]

Matthew Meacham inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Matthew Meacham, a Criminal Justice I student at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech school, was among the 45 area students recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

The honor is a reflection of his excellent class work in both Career & Tech classes at the Capital Region BOCES as well as their home schools. [read more]

Times Union recognizes RCS Valedictorian and high school music teacher

The Times Union Scholarship Recognition Program honored RCS Class of 2014 Valedictorian Emily Buckley-Crist for her academic and school leadership excellence.

Emily is very active in the RCS community. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2012, and is currently an officer. She is a long-time member of band and chorus, and also participated in jazz band, pit orchestra, various NYSSMA events, and other ensembles, including the Empire State Repertory Orchestra. [read more]

f 2015 - this year's juniors - would be happy to take that stuff off your hands. The class is holding a Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the high school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can drop your items off from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 14. [check out the flyer - pdf]


 

 

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EVENTS Calendar

Monday, September 1

LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 2

Staff Development Day - STAFF ONLY

Tryouts for all other (except football) Modified Sports (3 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 3

Staff Development Day - STAFF ONLY

Thursday, September 4

Welcome Back! First Day of School, grades 1-12

UPK and Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appt. only)

Friday, September 5

UPK and Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appt. only)

PBC Back-to-School BBQ, 4 p.m.

Monday, September 8

WELCOME BACK! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - UPK

Kindergarten Welcome Start (by appt. only)

Tuesday, September 9

WELCOME BACK! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN

Wednesday, September 10

AWB PTA meeting, 6:45 p.m.

BC PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.

In-Person Continuing Education Registration, 6:30-8 p.m., HS Aquatics Lobby

Thursday, September 11

MS Open House, 6:15 p.m., MS

Friday, September 12

AWB Back to School BBQ, 4 p.m., AWB

Monday, September 15

PBC Book Fair (thru 9/19)

Tuesday, September 16

AWB Open House, Grades 1-2, 6:30 p.m.

PBC Open House, Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m.

HS Recognition Awards, 6:30 p.m. at HS

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., HS

Thursday, September 18

AWB Open House, Grades 3-5, 6:30 p.m.

PBC Open House, Grades 1-2, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

PBC PTO Bottle and Can Drive, 9-11 a.m.

Monday, September 22

AWB Fall Picture Day

Fall begins

Tuesday, Sept. 23

HS Open House, 6:30 p.m., HS

Wednesday, September 24

HS Class Color Spirit Day

Thursday, September 25

ROSH HASHANAH - NO SCHOOL

Friday, September 26

MS Picture Day

College Caravan for Seniors, 12:30-1 p.m., HS

Green and Gold Day, HS

Homecoming Weekend

Saturday, September 27

Homecoming Weekend Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m., HS

Friday, October 3

End of 5-week Interim Period (MS/HS)

AWB Apple Run (Rain date = Oct. 17)

PBC Cross Country Run

Saturday, October 4

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Oct. 8

AWB PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m.

PBC PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 9

Junior Class Ring Ceremony, 7 p.m.

HS Picture Day

Friday, October 10

Emergency Release Day (Students dismissed 15 minutes early)

AWB Habitat Day

Saturday, October 11

SAT Exam (8 a.m.-1 p.m., HS)

Monday, October 13

COLUMBUS DAY -- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, October 14

AWB Recognition Awards, 6:30 p.m., AWB

Board of Education meeting (7 p.m., AWB)

Wednesday, October 15

PBC Picture Day

Saturday, October 18

PSAT Exam, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., HS

Monday, October 20

PBC Fundraiser goes home (runs thru 10-29)

*National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24)

Wednesday, October 22

AWB Scholastic Book Fair (thru 10-27)

Thursday, October 23

HS Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 1

ESYO Repertory (Orchestra/String Ensemble), 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 2

Daylight Savings Time ends

Tuesday, November 4

Professional Development Day -- EARLY DISMISSAL (UPK to Grade 12)

Wednesday, November 5

GCMEA Fall All-County Music Festival (3-8 p.m.); Greenville HS

Friday, November 7

End of 1st Marking Period (MS/HS)

GCMEA Fall All-County Festival (3 p.m. rehearsal; 7:30 p.m. concert)

Saturday, November 8

PBC PTO Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11

VETERANS DAY -- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 12

AWB PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m.

PBC PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

End of 1st Trimester, Marking Period -- UPK to Grade 5

Monday, November 17

(American Education Week runs thru Friday)

Tuesday, November 18

PBC Recognition Awards (6:30 p.m., PBC)

BOE meeting (7 p.m., PBC)

HS Re-take Picture Day

Wednesday, November 19

PBC "Hands On Science", 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 20

Parent Conferences (All Grades)

Friday, November 21

NYSSMA Area All-State Festival, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Saratoga HS

Saturday, November 22

NYSSMA ASF (9 a.m. rehearsal; 2 p.m. concert; Saratoga HS)

Monday, November 24

Parent Conferences (Early dismissal UPK-8)

Tuesday, November 25

Parent Conferences (Early dismissal UPK-8)

Wednesday, November 26

NO SCHOOL -- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

 

 

 

Complete 2013-14 Calendar