RCS Middle School

2025 Rt. 9W

Ravena, NY 12143

518.756.5200 ext. 3000

Fax: 518.756.1988

 

Pam Black, 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.

 

Congratulations to our latest Students of the Month

 

Quilt pictureMiddle School FACS students become "blanketeers" and make a fleece quilt for The Linus Project

 

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]

More than 1,000 students - including 110 from RCS - will participate in the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival at RCS on April 4th & 5th

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]

RCS to host GCMEA Spring All-County Festival on March 19 and 21

More than 40 RCS students are participating in the festival

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]

Get those sneakers tied up! It's time for the first RCS Wellness MarathonSneakers

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]

Student photoFACS Club helps out at Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

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]

Family and Consumer Sciences Club to Collect Toiletries for Families in Need.

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: mjennes@rcscsd.org or Grassroot Givers at: info@grassrootgivers.com

RCS Middle School Science Olympiad team headed to state competition April 4 and 5Science Olympiad

 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]

 

 

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EVENTS Calendar

April 14-18

Spring recess - NO SCHOOL

April 22

NYSSMA Instrumental Majors Festival, Ballston Spa HS

NYSSMA Choral Majors Festival, Bethlehem HS

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

April 23

NYSSMA Instrumental Majors Festival, Ballston Spa HS

NYSSMA Choral Majors Festival, Bethlehem HS

April 24

NYSSMA Instrumental Majors Festival, Shaker HS

NYSSMA Choral Majors Festival, Bethlehem HS

April 25

NYSSMA Instrumental Majors Festival, Shaker HS

PBC Daughters/Someone Special Dance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

April 30, May 1 and 2

NYS Math assessment, Gr. 3-8

May 6

2014-15 Budget Hearing/Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., HS

May 8

MS/HS Spring Select Ensembles Concert, 7 p.m., HS

May 10

Junior Prom, 6-11 p.m., Birch Hill

May 13

MS Evening of the Arts, 6:30 p.m.

6th Grade Orientation for Parents, 6:45 p.m., MS library

May 15

Grades 6-8 MS Spring Concert,
7 p.m., HS

May 16

End of Five week interim period, MS/HS

NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival #2, Glens Falls HS

May 17

NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival #2, Glens Falls HS

May 19

RCS Track Invitational, 3 p.m.

May 20

Gr. 8 Science Performance Test

2014-15 Budget and Board of Education vote, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., HS

May 21

Gr. 8 Science Performance Test

May 23

Contingent School Day - NO SCHOOL - if one emergency/snow day remains

May 26

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

May 27

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., HS - if necessary

May 30 and 31

NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival #3, Cohoes HS

June 2

Gr. 4 and 8 Science Written Test

June 5

Gr. 3-5 MS/HS Assembly for AWB/PBC, 9:45 a.m., HS

June 10

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

June 21

Summer begins

June 24

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

June 25

Middle School dismisses at 11 a.m.

Gr. 8 Moving Up Ceremony,
6:30 p.m., HS

June 26

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Regents Rating Day

End of 4th marking period

June 28

Class of 2014 graduation ceremony, 9 a.m., Empire State Plaza State Convention Center

July 4

Offices closed

July 8

Tentative 2013-14 Re-Organizational Meeting, Board of Education, 7 p.m., HS

August 12

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

August 21

Gr. 9 Orientation, 6 p.m., HS auditorium

August 26

Gr. 6 Orientation, 10-11:30 a.m., MS

Gr. 7-8 schedule pick-up, 12-1 p.m., MS

 

 

Complete 2013-14 Calendar