Hands-on Science Night builds bridges to learning at Pieter B. Coeymans

More than 80 students participated in a night designed to engage young minds with science. The Hands-on Science Night at Pieter B. Coeymans on Nov. 18 challenged students and their families to build a model bridge that could hold an eight-pound load. “It was exciting and fun to see all of the different designs that …

RCS senior softball player receives full athletic scholarship to Division I school

‘A true example of RCS pride.’ It is not every day a student-athlete from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk receives a full athletic scholarship to a Division I College. In fact, it has been nearly 40 years since a student has achieved the feat. This year, Haley Irvis broke the cycle, signing her National Letter of Intent on Thursday, …

Shark Tank-inspired projects spark entrepreneurial innovation and imagination at RCS Middle School

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. Students were tasked with conceptualizing a new product and creating …

Bethlehem ZBA requests a demonstration of digital sign at A.W. Becker

The Bethlehem Zoning Board of Appeals is still considering the district’s request for a variance to allow the digital sign in front of A.W. Becker School, and has asked for the sign to be illuminated from 2 – 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 to see examples of its capabilities. Board members will have the opportunity …

Schools now required to teach CPR

A new state mandate requires all high schools in New York to provide instruction of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to students as part of the health education curriculum. “This legislation will help ensure more New Yorkers are prepared to perform CPR and by equipping our …

RCS sixth graders perform at GCMEA Fall All-County music festival

Sixteen students performed in the Elementary Chorus at the Greene County Music Educators Association Fall All-County music festival Nov. 7. Students who participated include: Nicole Benton Madeline Dewsbury Joseph Gilbert Lydia Hommel Kaylee Howe Gabriella Margiasso Jennifer Marra Makayla Morris Melania Quinto Logan Rogers Andrew Spinner Justin Swann Gavin Trosclair Colleen Unzelman Uchenna Uba Chesnie …

A message to the community from Superintendent Libby

This has been a difficult week for the RCS community. In addition to grieving the tragic loss of a student that passed away last week, we lost a beloved community member and RCS graduate. This and other events have resulted in emotional challenges among children and adults alike. We have provided supports for our students …

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