Thursday, September 4 - the first day of school at RCS - is just around the corner - believe it or not! Here are the lists of supplies that students in grades 6-8 will need in the upcoming 2014-15 school year (PDF).
National Honor Students from the high school tapped 41 middle school students - five in grade 8 and 36 in grade 7 - to be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society today. The ceremony was held tonight. [read more]
Twelve RCS students - six from Middle School and six from A.W. Becker - were recognized tonight at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy for receiving a Physical Education Student Leadership Award.
From the Middle School, these students at left were recognized:
6th Grade: Hailey Mitchell and Shane Racey
7th Grade: Kayla Rexford and Simon Lindmark
8th Grade: Elizabeth Dewsbury and Ryan Zampella
Their physical education teachers, Majiel Baker and Kevin Reinisch, also attended with the students. [read more]
The past week was another very busy and productive week for the RCS Music Department. Once again the program continued to display the consistency for which it has become known, said Scott Andrews, K-12 District Music Coordinator and high school band director.
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Organization Evaluation Festival was the annual performing event in which the high school band and chorus and middle school 7th & 8th grade band and chorus traveled to perform. [read more]
Before or after you cast your vote for the 2014-15 school budget and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 20, plan to check out the chicken barbecue that will be held at the Middle School from 4 to 6:30 p.m. that day.
The annual barbecue is a fundraiser for the Best Buddies program at the MS. The barbecue is through Frese’s Catering Services.
You need to order and pay in advance. [read more and download the order form]
The Middle School FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Club has made a fleece quilt to donate to the Linus Project.
The Linus Project donates thousands of homemade blankets to children in need of comfort and warmth each year. [read more]
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District will host the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival at RCS High School on Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th.
Music students from 31 Capital Region area schools will perform solos and small ensembles for certified NYSSMA adjudicators.
The 23 adjudicators, coming to RCS from all across New York State, will evaluate student performances in areas such as tone, intonation, style, rhythm and several musical aspects. [read more]
The RCS Music Department is proud to host this
year’s Greene County Music Educators Association Spring All-County Music
Festival on Wednesday, March 19th and Friday, March 21st.
Approximately 240 students from Cairo-Durham, Catskill, Coxsackie-Athens, Greenville, Hunter-Tannersville, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Windham-Ashland-Jewett will come together to rehearse on Wednesday, March 19, from 3 to 8 p.m.
Students will gather again on Friday for rehearsals, a dress rehearsal and an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. in the RCS High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. [read more]
Attention RCS students, faculty, families and friends! The first RCS Wellness Marathon will be run from March 20 and April 25.
Marathoners must run or walk at least 21 miles between
those two dates.
You can run or walk a mile at a time or up to five miles on different days! Any combination of running or walking works as long as it adds up to 21 miles! The last 5.2 miles will be finished at the third annual Wellness Walk to be held on April 27th.
[read about the marathon - PDF]
[read about the Community walk - PDF]
The RCS Middle School FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Club traveled to the Regional Food Bank in Latham to sort food and prepare it to be distributed to the needy in our neighborhoods.
Sixteen students made the trip and helped out the Food Bank, which is located in Latham. [read more]
The Middle School FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Club, in
partnership with Grassroot Givers, a local nonprofit whom serve those in
need, will be collecting toiletry items from March 10th to March 14th.
Toiletries will be donated specifically for the homeless individuals and
families who visit the Community Store partnered with Grassroot
Givers. All donations are shared and free of charge.
Grassroot Givers are especially looking for:
▪ Regular size deodorant for men and women
▪ Hotel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion
Please drop off any donations in the middle school main office. For more information please contact Mrs. Jennes at: email@example.com or Grassroot Givers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School students fought off tough competition to earn second place at the regional Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, propelling them to the state competition at Greece Arcadia High School April 4 and 5.
They competed in science events and categories and performed tasks and solved problems about entomology, heredity, the solar system, water quality and invasive species with students from other school districts in the Capital Region. [read more]