RCS faces more than $400,000 budget gap at beginning of process

District leaders optimistic about balancing 2016-17 spending plan On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Superintendent Robert Libby and Business Administrator Joanne Moran presented a preliminary forecast of the RCS 2016-17 school budget during the Board of Education meeting. “These numbers reflect where we are at right now, at the beginning of the process,” Libby said. “ …

Questions surround damage of RCS fields

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, an unwelcome sight greeted Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk officials – multiple fields on the high school and middle school campus had been gouged by a series of tire tracks. Tracks on the field behind the high school are visible from County Route 101. Several sets of tire tracks run down the hill from the …

Special guest helps RCE High School drama club prepare to debut Beauty and the Beast

Broadway actor and singer Steven Ted Beckler held a four-hour master class with cast members of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk production of Beauty and the Beast Feb. 2, to help the students prepare for their Mar. 4-6 performances. Beckler has performed as the Beast and Gaston while serving as understudy for those roles, as well as in …

 RCS wrestling team heads to Section 2 Tournament as Colonial Council champion

Earning the 2015-16 Colonial Council championship was not enough for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School wrestling team. It also set a new school record with 11 wrestlers qualifying for the Section 2 Tournament Feb. 13-14 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Their season has been marked by multiple tournament titles, including at the Section 2 Class …

RCS students have a ball at annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball

On Saturday, Feb. 5th, over 400 students from around the Capital Region, including 12 RCS middle and high school students, came together at the Holiday Inn in Latham for the annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball. The ball is an all-inclusive dance experience that celebrates people of all different abilities, and gives everyone the chance to …

Journalist inspires writers at RCS High School

Albany Times Union journalist Paul Grondahl spoke to RCS High School journalism and AP English students on Feb. 1, stressing the importance of reading, writing, observing, traveling and hard work. Students read samples of Grondahl’s current newspaper articles and discussed his work and how the industry has changed since his career began with the Times …

Three RCS High School students honored at Physical Education Leadership Awards

The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, honored three RCS High School students at the 2016 Physical Education Leadership Awards on Jan. 31. After a celebration dinner and short ceremony, seniors Michael Babcock, Nicholas Glasheen and Hannah Smith were presented with plaques to commemorate their accomplishments. …

 A.W. Becker families have fun with math

During an evening focused on math, more than 50 A.W. Becker Elementary School families came together to participate in Math Family Fun Night, Jan. 21. The event featured real-world and problem-based activities and games for each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade. Students and families tested their skills in a variety of hands-on activity stations, …

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