More than 200 students and parents attended the fourth annual Pins and Rims fund-raiser to support the Best Buddies program at the Middle School.
Best Buddies advisorsDaria Carusone, Pam Ginder, Patricia Stockman and Maria Semenickcoordinated the evening.
"I had the pleasure of attending the event which included a dodge ball tournament among students and teachers, a raffle of some amazing donated item, food and more!," said Semenick. "I was so impressed at this creative way to spread our mission of inclusion and friendship." [read more]
The RCS Middle School make-up picture day has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17. It will occur during all lunch shifts (10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.). There are likely to be two locations for students to visit.
Fifty-six student musicians from RCS middle and high schools will participate in this year’s Greene County Music Educators Association Fall All-County Music Festival.
The festival is being held at Greenville High School on Wednesday, November 5th and Friday, November 7th.
Students from RCS, Cairo-Durham, Catskill, Coxsackie-Athens, Greenville, Hunter-Tannersville and Windham-Ashland-Jewett will participate in rehearsals on Wednesday from 3 – 8 p.m. They will return on Friday to begin rehearsal at 3 p.m. and the festival will conclude with an evening concert in the Greenville High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7th. [read more]
It’s that time again for “Pins and Rims.”
RCS will have its fourth annual event at the high school gym Nov. 14 from 6:30-9 p.m.
It’s a $1 admission for everyone with games, basket raffles and refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit an RCS program, “Best Buddies.”
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization established
in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver. The mission of Best Buddies is to
establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for
one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In middle
schools, Best Buddies operates as a student-run friendship club, which
creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities.
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The Middle School FACS Club (Family and Consumer Sciences) is about to start collecting children’s books for Grassroot Givers, a non-profit organization that distributes free books to schools, classroom libraries, senior centers, social service offices, literacy programs, health care clinics, military bases, hospitals and many other venues in our region.
Donations can be made between Oct. 27-Nov.7 in each
RCS school’s main office .
Project Adventure is part of physical education class at the middle school during the beginning of the school year.
Its goal is to “help students build bonds with each other, to build trust amongst classmates, communicate with their classmates and work on sportsmanship and other character concepts through activities that promote a lifetime of health and physical fitness,” physical education teacher Majiel Baker said.
Baker’s objective is to get students to forget about their phones, and think about their classmates.
“Often times in this society our students rely on technology such as google, Siri or have an app for everything that they lose the ability to come up with ideas and thoughts of their own,” Baker said. “They don’t think outside of the box, they don’t communicate face-to-face and they lose a lot of basic life skills because of the technology we rely so heavily on.”
Various games that required talking, not texting, gave students a chance to learn
about each other and how to problem solve.
“Although technology can be very good at times we have to remind ourselves and realize that there are still so many life skills that need to be taught that no technological device can provide,” Baker said. “Project adventure is a great way to teach those life skills in a fun & safe environment. “
The RCS-CA Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team had its first meet on Friday night, Sept. 5, against Johnstown.
For many of the girls it was their varsity debut, said Coach Elyse Loughlin. "The young team swam their hearts out to beat many personal records," she said.
RCS grade 8 student Gillian Burch was able to beat a six-year-old team record with a time of 1:11.43 in the 100-yard breast stroke. [read more]
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]
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]