RCS scholar-athlete signs Letter of Intent to play Division I baseball

Three-sport Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk athlete Matt Ferriero put pen to paper Wednesday, Nov. 9 signing his National Letter of Intent, making it official, he will attend Division I Fairfield University on an athletic scholarship for baseball. “Matt is a super kid, good student, good athlete, hard worker, and that’s why he’s at where he is today,” RCS …

RCS seniors awarded NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

RCS New York State Scholars for Academic Excellence: Frank Forte, Zachary Clouse, Sarah Limberger, Rebecca Collins and Lucy Zhang Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School seniors Zachary Clouse, Rebecca Collins, Frank Forte, Sarah Limberger and Lucy Zhanghave been awarded the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence in recognition of their outstanding achievement on state Regents exams. If …

Mock elections have elementary voters turning out in droves

Elementary students at A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans got a taste of what elections are all about as they cast their votes today in mock elections. Deborah Conti, an advisor to the A.W. Becker student council, was happy to see students actively participating in the election. “It’s good for students to understand what the …

Best Buddies club members get matched for the year

A “match party” was held on Oct. 25 for students in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School Best Buddies program which paired students with and without disabilities as buddies. The mission of Best Buddies, a student-run friendship club, is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for …

All County Festival features 60 RCS students

Sixty Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk middle and high school students have been selected to take part in the Greene County Music Educators Association (GCMEA) Fall All County Festival based on their strong applications and rankings among the large pool of applicants. The festival begins Nov. 2 bringing together students from seven GCMEA schools in four performing ensembles. Students …

RCS receives $50,000 grant for concession stand

On Friday, Oct. 14, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Superintendent Robert Libby and Senator George Amedore joined together at the varsity football game to announce a $50,000 grant secured by the senator to help equip a new 1,200 square-foot concession stand. “The RCS Sports Association has been working diligently to raise funds with a goal of creating a fully …

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 the presence of lead. RCS tested water from fixtures intended for drinking …

A.W. Becker ushers in the year with One School, One Book

Reading campaign focuses on family and fun As students filled the cafeteria they were greeted with teachers and staff in cowboy hats and a stage complete with cardboard farm animals, a big red barn and a giant cracked egg, all part of a fanfare assembly to introduce the new book chosen for A.W. Becker’s One …

RCS High School welcomes new assistant principal

“I’ve got your back, I’m here for you.” This is one message new Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Assistant Principal Cynthia Herron wants students and parents to know. Describing herself as a firm but fair leader, Herron says she understands that everyone makes mistakes and in her role, she hopes to help students learn from their mistakes, …

NYS Department of Education releases the 2016 3-8 ELA and math assessment results

The results for the 2016 grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments are out, released earlier this month by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Test marks for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk show both growth in proficiency, as well as areas that need support. However, NYSED cautions the 2016 proficiency scores are not directly …

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