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More than 100 RCS elementary and secondary students performed instrumental and vocal solos during the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Evaluation Festival at Voorheesville High School on March 27 and 28
“Students are not required to participate in NYSSMA solo festivals and do so on their own. It is quite impressive to see the overwhelming response from our students throughout the district”, said RCS K-12 Music Coordinator Scott Andrews.
With the help of their music teachers, students choose and prepare solo literature which is from the NYSSMA manual of approved literature. The level of difficulty ranges from level one (easiest) to level 6 (difficult). Students perform in separate audition rooms in front of an approved NYSSMA adjudicator. [READ MORE]
Reading nonfiction is not easy for most young readers. Grade 2 students are doing more than just picking up a book and plowing through the words on the page.
In Glenn Koblenzer's classroom, they are using a strategy for reading nonfiction called "Read, Cover, Rememeber, Retell." [READ MORE]
Teachers John Conte and Diane Conover from the PBC Physical Education department took the school's fourth and fifth grade students snowshoeing as part of our winter physical education curriculum.
Being a long cold winter, getting outside and exercising can often be difficult, but students learned that exercising can be fun! They saw how snow shoeing can be a lifetime activity that can be done at almost any age. [READ MORE]
Chocolate Literacy Night combined something special for grades 4 and 5 families at Pieter B. Coeymans tonight - chocolate and literacy.
Children and parents worked side by side to conquer a chocolate webquest and to find out just how many milliliters of candy they eat when eating 50 or 100 M&Ms. They completed an Ooey Gooey Chocolatey Adjective activity and searched through the clues on a Scavenger Hunt to gather the chocolate facts and attempt to win one of 5 Golden Tickets to a pizza party! [READ MORE]
The registered nurses at RCS, Patti LeFevre, Karen Randio and Kathi Rice, continuously share the knowledge they have as certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructors, and this year is no different. They take to training other members of the district so our faculty and staff can learn this very valuable life-long skill and be prepared to help any student or fellow staff member in need. [READ MORE]
Eighteen students in the high school's Creative Writing class, taught by Dee Hushmendy, knew they were missing one very important thing when they wrote and illustrated original children's books as part of their college-level course.
They got that when they visited Pieter B. Coeymans classrooms - kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 - to read their stories to the students. [READ MORE]
More than 80 families and students worked together to create flotation devices that could hold weight during the second annual Hands On Science Night tonight.
"The designs were awesome with some more cosmetic than functional features and others built for success," said math and science coordinator Tony Lintner. "Either way, they were able to choose their own materials, build their own designs, and most importantly…work with their family members while discovering the processes of scientific discovery and engineering." [read more]
PBC Principal Hakim Jones and Interim Superintendent Alan McCartney presented 33 students with certificates noting their success on scoring Level 4 - the highest achievement possible - on state science, English Language Arts and math tests in the spring.
Jones noted that teachers work very hard with students every year "to prepare our students and see how much they have grown during the year" in their studies. [read more]
Jessica Emerick's grade 2 class wrote a song with WGNA disc jockey Richie Phillips as part of his “Reading, Writing and Rhyming” program. Phillips came to Pieter B. to record the students singing "I Hate Yams in All Places" to a parody of the Garth Brook's song, “Friends In Low Places.” Phillips also plays the clip of Brooks reacting to the PBC parody during a radio interview.
Listen to the student-created song and Brooks interview by clicking on the image below.
Employees at Pieter B. Coeymans and AW Becker Elementary Schools, along with RCS District Office employees, honored Veterans Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families.
On November 12, staff took part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing.
During the drive, which involves schools and companies from across the country, employees were given the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund. RCS raised $375 for this worthy cause.
PBC's most recent Literacy Night featured a special theme. It was pretty easy to guess what holiday inspired the group.
Check out some more pictures from the eveninghere.
Event organizers expressed the joy at having an engaging, educational and fun-filled evening for the students and families of PBC!
More events will be held like this throughout the school year, so keep checking back for fun photos of the students, teachers and families.
Students took in the sights and sounds of the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) as they performed musical selections of American composers including Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. The program was tailored for students and was very interactive through the use of actors, artwork and of course, fabulous music! [read more]
PBC held a fun and successful pre-K Literacy Night recently.
Here are a few other photos[View pictures]
Ravena Mayor William Misuraca visited PBC on Friday, Oct. 17, to teach Jessica Emerick's, Glenn Koblenzer's, Kim Kratochwill's and Nicole Stott's second graders about the importance of leadership in a community. Many thanks to Mayor Misuraca for taking the time to answer many of the students' questions. Click on the image to enlarge it.
There were 48 PBC fourth- and fifth- graders who enjoyed a spirited run on a perfect Friday afternoon, Oct. 3.
The annual cross country race was nearly a
mile, along the perimeter of the school. The emphasis is on fun and
fitness every year, and every participant received a post-race ribbon.
Here are the top-3 results from the four
5th Grade Boys – Jason Margiasso, William Miller, Tyler Schwarbrow
5th Grade Girls – Carys Bartlett, Chesnie Waddingham, Gabby Margiasso
4th Grade Boys – Frankie Broadhurst, Garrett Poland, Jack Barry
4th Grade Girls – Nicole Decker, Madison Filkins, Sulamita Voronko
The theme of a recent Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary Literacy Night was “Rhyme Time” and it was centered on nursery rhymes.
The stations also integrated literacy with movement activities to build fine and gross motor skills.
Students followed directions to make their own “Itsy Bitsy Spider” snack and made frames to attach a picture that went along with” Old McDonald’s Farm.” They created star rubbings to accompany “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and even ran an obstacle course and completed a sequencing activity to go along with “Jack and Jill.”