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The High School and Middle School tenth period buses are cancelled for today, Feb. 9. 5:00 p.m. buses will still be available for students.
On Saturday, Feb. 5th, over 400 students from around the Capital Region, including 12 RCS middle and high school students, came together at the Holiday Inn in Latham for the annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball. The ball is an all-inclusive dance experience that celebrates people of all different abilities, and gives everyone the chance to have a night they won't forget. RCS students were accompanied by teachers Daria Carusone, Maria Semenick, Pamela Ginder and Patricia Stockman. [see photo]
"We need your help,"
Middle School librarian Cara Buckley said as she pulled up the Donors
Choose page she created.
Buckley set up a donerschoose.org request to purchase a full class set of Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets which will allow students to take virtual field trips for any subject. They can also be used in conjunction with any Google expedition, some 360 YouTube videos and stereoscope images from the Library of Congress. [read more and watch video]
With an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) programs in education, teachers like Jared Bevington,
a seventh-grade technology teacher at RCS, challenges students to
research, design, develop and test their ideas through hands-on
For their most recent project, Bevington challenged students to create small dragster race cars that could travel 34 feet in less than two seconds. [Read more]
“Oohs” and “ahhs” filled the classrooms in RCS Middle School as
students put Google Cardboard virtual reality simulators to their eyes
for the first time Nov. 24.
Students used the viewers, on loan for the day, as part of the Google Cardboard pilot program. However, middle school teacher Erin Sawyer and librarian Cara Buckley, are working to make Google Cardboard a permanent fixture in the classrooms.
In a project based on the ABC network television show “Shark Tank,” students at RCS Middle School acted as entrepreneurs, presenting a product and company to a panel of judges - or sharks - in their seventh-grade family and consumer sciences classes on Nov. 4-5.[read more]
No matter how you slice and dice it, the
Chopped Competition at RCS Middle School on Oct. 20 was a success.
“It was a hit last year, so I knew we had to continue it this year,” Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Molly Jennes said. “The students were excited to cook.”
Chopped, a friendly competition held for students in the FACS club, challenged students to create an appetizer that included an apple in its ingredients and an entrée using chicken.
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
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. [read more]
On Wednesday Sept. 30, students cashed in their golden tickets – 1,078 to be exact -to set a school record for tickets redeemed in a single day. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, or PBIS, is a district-wide initiative with the goal of establishing a positive school climate. At the middle school, students earn golden tickets for being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. They can use tickets to purchase snacks, stuffed animals, homework passes and more.
Click here for more information about PBIS.
Teamwork, communication, and problem solving are the keys to success
in physical education as students participate in adventure games.
Each game requires active engagement and collaboration to achieve
Learning about healthy habits does not stop there.
Here are a couple of important documents for parents and students: