Preparedness drill runs smoothly at RCS High School

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District regularly conducts preparedness drills within all district buildings. On Dec. 21, the high school, in conjunction with the Coeymans Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, administered a “Shelter-in-Place” drill during eighth period. School officials, officers from the Coeymans Police Department and Greene County Sherriff’s Office and the Greene County …

RCS responds to hate speech found on bathroom door

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District and the Coeymans Police Department are investigating racially motivated hate speech found on a restroom stall door in a boys bathroom at the high school on Thursday, Dec. 17. Once school officials were notified of the situation, the stall door was removed immediately. “We would like any and all help …

RCS High School students to perform at Proctors Theatre in Melodies of Christmas Chorale

Eleven RCS High School students, chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale, will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 17-20. RCS French hornist Kathryn Rowzee will also be performing as a regular member of the ESYO. Chorale students have been rehearsing since …

Swinging, climbing and sliding: PBC pre-K and kindergarten students now have their own place to play

“Kindergarten, pre-k, go play,” principal Hakim Jones gave the go-ahead to an excited bunch of students at the new Pieter B. Coeymans playground Nov. 24. After two years of planning and nearly a month of construction, the playground is officially open for playtime. Pre-k and kindergarten students, parents, Parent-Teacher Organization officers and school administrators were …

Virtual field trips take students to the moon and back

“Oohs” and “ahhs” filled the classrooms in RCS Middle School as students put Google Cardboard virtual reality simulators to their eyes for the first time Nov. 24. Students used the viewers, on loan for the day, as part of the Google Cardboard pilot program. However, middle school teacher Erin Sawyer and librarian Cara Buckley, are …

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