Congratulations to the 2016 RCS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

2016 Valedictorian – Natalie Spindler Natalie Spindler, daughter of Brian and Susan Spindler, is valedictorian of the RCS Class of 2016 after compiling a 99.91 grade-point average. In addition to challenging herself with numerous Advanced Placement, University in the High School and honors courses, Natalie has played volleyball all four years of high school, earning …

Three RCS students among inductees into National Technical Honor Society

Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday, May 23. Among those inducted were three Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students: Zackery Burns who is studying electrical trades; Brian Netkin who is in the criminal justice program; and Slade Young who is in the informational technology …

Eighteen students inducted into RCS High School National Honor Society

In a special ceremony on May 16 at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 18 students were inducted into the National Honor Society. To be selected, candidates must first have a cumulative grade point average of 90 percent or higher and then be selected by members of a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, …

RCS students recognized for leadership in physical education

Nearly 30 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk elementary and middle school students were honored at the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards on May 2 at Hudson Valley Community College. The criteria for the award includes demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, sportsmanship and citizenship; a desire to learn and improve; exhibiting a physically active lifestyle; and …

RCS voters approve $44.5 million budget, bus and library propositions

Residents of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk took to the polls today, approving a $44.5 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, as well as the bus purchase proposition, community library vote and proposition. With 655 in favor and 317 opposed, residents approved the $44,500,531 budget for the 2016-17 school year. The budget calls for an increase in total …

Construction underway on RCS field

Renovations are underway on the field located inside the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk track on the middle and high school campus. The field renovation is one of the first projects in Phase 1A of the capital project that began on May 1. Contractors are upgrading the field to a synthetic all-season, sand-based surface, which is more durable than …

RCS partners with Junior Achievement to prepare students for careers

About 20 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students in a Career and Financial Management class recently had the opportunity to learn from a volunteer from Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York as part of the Junior Achievement Career Success program. Amina Drine, a trained Junior Achievement volunteer, visited the class throughout the semester to discuss the skills …

RCS Best Buddies participate in statewide fundraiser

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik middle and high school students participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on April 17 at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The walk raised more than $100,000 for Best Buddies New York to help clubs across the state sponsor such events as the Best Buddies Ball and send high school Best Buddies presidents to the …

YMCA honors two RCS High School students

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk juniors Madeline Metcalf and Tyler Rivers were honored at the Capital District YMCA’s 19th annual Student and Educator Breakfast on Tuesday, April 19 at the Appel Inn in Altamont. They were among 30 area students recognized for their hard work and dedication in the classroom and the community. Metcalf and Rivers are both officers …

Voters to decide on $44.4 million budget proposal

Spending plan for 2016-17 maintains programs, stays within tax cap Residents of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 17, to decide on a $44,450,531 budget proposed for the 2016-17 school year that maintains all current student programs. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day, and voters will …

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