Melodies of Christmas

  Eight Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students have been chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale. They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 15-18 in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Since the inception of …

Long-time RCS bus driver passes away

The district is mourning the loss of Jennifer Northrup, who touched the lives of so many over her 26 years as a bus driver at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Jennifer passed away on Dec. 10. She will be remembered by students and staff for her caring nature and her ability to make anyone laugh with her dry sense …

Little Free Libraries entice readers little and big to grab a book

New birdhouse-like structures have popped up around the area. These four, small red and white houses perched atop wooden posts are not filled with birdseed, instead they are loaded with books. Known as Little Free Libraries, these houses encourage the community to “take a book, leave a book, or both.” Judith Wines, Director of the …

Full bellies means more focused attention at A.W. Becker

New program focuses on community to support students Do you ever have a hunger pang that distracts you from accomplishing a task? The new BackPack Program at A.W. Becker hopes to eliminate that feeling for students. The program, run by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, focuses on meeting the needs of hungry …

RCS celebrates a new NYS Master Teacher

Seventh and eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Jaskolka is the second teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk to become a New York State Master Teacher. She joins high school physics and earth science teacher Jolene Hopkins, who achieved the status in 2015. To be considered for the NYS Master Teacher program, teachers must have a minimum of four …

NYSSMA Area All State Festival

Twelve Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School musicians performed in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival at Saratoga Springs High School on Nov. 18 and 19. Students were selected to one of the performing ensembles based on their scores earned at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. They joined the most …

District mourns the loss of Alice Christiana

It is with profound sadness that the district shares the news that Alice Christiana, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk After-School Activity Program (ASAP) director at A.W. Becker, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16. She spent 18 years working with students and families at A.W. Becker and has made an impact on countless students and staff. Alice was known for …

Good news for RCS initial lead test results

Initial lead test results are in, and it’s good news for RCS Final sampling to conclude in October In the wake of water quality issues found in pipes and plumbing fixtures around the country, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District proactively tested the water at each of its four schools last May and June, to check for …

Funding for RCS concession stand

Amedore secures SAM grant for RCS RCS Board of Education and Athletics department members gather with Sen. George Amedore. (L-R) Robert Dorrance, James Latter, Sen. George Amedore, Gary Vanderzee, Robert Libby, William McFerran, Tina Furst-Hotaling, Kristen Hill-Burns On Friday, Oct. 14, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Superintendent Robert Libby and Senator George Amedore joined together at the varsity football …

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