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.”