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]