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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]
Lifetouch will be here Monday, Nov. 30, for
picture retakes and/or new orders. They will shoot during lunch shifts
(10:30 – 12:30). New order forms are available in the main office.
Students needing retakes should return their picture packages to the
photographer onsite. New picture packages will arrive before Christmas
Contact Lifetouch Studio at 518-767-9936 or visit mylifetouch.com with questions or for more information. Picture Make Up Day ID code is AD605024Q1.
RCS Middle School librarian Cara Buckley has
set her sights on enriching her students’ lives anyway she can -
fundraising for technology tools that would provide virtual field trips.
“These kids are at an age where they want to learn and still have hope that they will be able to achieve the impossible,” Buckley said.
That is why she set up a donorschoose.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. [read more]
The Annual Best Buddies Pins and Rims
tournament fundraiser for the RCS Middle School Best Buddies program
that combines basketball, dodgeball and bowling, will be held 6:30-9
p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the high school gymnasium. Admission is $1
There will be a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and refreshments. Anyone interested in donating a basket for the basket raffle should contact Maria Semenick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RCS Middle School Best Buddies Association pairs students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities as "buddies." The program helps students meet their peers, and encourages students of all abilities to socialize with each other.
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.
Yearbooks are now on sale for the reduced price of $25.00 through Oct. 31. Prices will increase in November and again in January. Click for yearbook order form [PDF]
Grassroots Givers is 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 the Capital Region. FACS will be collecting books through Oct. 30. [read more]
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.
This July, at the annual Best Buddies conference held in Indiana, the RCS Middle School was awarded the Top Middle School in New York State title for their efforts to successfully achieve the Best Buddies mission. Award winners were chosen based on quality of one-to-one friendships, group outings, chapter involvement, community awareness and chapter communication. RCS Middle School was seen as going above and beyond in each of these areas, working to change lives one friendship at a time.[READ MORE]
Here are a couple of important documents for parents and students:
While the first day of school in September seems a long way off, teachers have already assembled school supply lists for grades 6-8. Download the supply list here (PDF).
Our congratulations to all students who were recently recognized for their many amazing achievements at RCS Middle School. [READ MORE]
National Honor Students from the high school tapped 20 middle school students - 19 in grade 7 and one in grade 8 - who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Thursday night, May 28.
Every chapter has different qualifications for membership based on the five pillars of National Junior Honor Society: character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. [READ MORE]
On Monday, May 4, the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award Program continued its tradition of honoring elementary and middle school students for their leadership abilities and positive influence on their peers.
The award ceremony was held in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College, and recognized a number of students from
AWB, PBC and the middle school.