RCS mourns the loss of A.W. Becker Principal Tricia Carlton

Letter from RCS Superintendent Robert Libby Dear Parents and Guardians, It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of A.W. Becker School Principal Tricia Carlton. Ms. Carlton fought a valiant fight but has succumbed to her illness. Ms. Carlton came to the District in 2014. I know …

Puppet show delights A.W. Becker students

The A.W. Becker pre-k and kindergarten classes enjoyed a presentation of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” by The Puppet People on Feb. 14. Before the performance, the students read the fairy tale in class. The Puppet People presented an alternate version of the story which allowed students to compare and contrast their reading with the show. …

RCS senior assists in Capital Region BOCES New Visions team win to become three-time state champions

For the third consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law and Government Program won the state-level “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition on Feb. 11. The team, made up of students from several area high schools including Matthew McHugh from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, bested more than 100 finalists from five other school …

Science Olympiad team finishes in top 10 at regional competition

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Science Olympiad team battled against 23 other teams at the Capital Region Regional competition Saturday, Feb. 4 at the College of St. Rose. Chris Miller and Shane Racey earned a silver medal in Remote Sensing and bronze medal in Robot Arm. Logan Pugsley and Sarah Limberger earned 5th in Material Science and Pugsley …

District expects tax rate increase for residents after settlement reached with Selkirk Cogen and Town of Bethlehem

As the Town of Bethlehem has reached a settlement for a tax assessment reduction for Selkirk Cogen Partners, LP, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District prepares for an estimated tax rate increase of 4 to 5 percent. Selkirk Cogen is a natural gas plant located in Bethlehem. The company challenged their tax assessment, which stood at …

Read Across America month begins as students celebrate Dr. Seuss

Students at A. W. Becker celebrated the kick-off to Read Across America month, an event sponsored by the National Education Association which celebrates beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Students read Dr. Seuss books and participated in crazy socks day, wacky Wednesday, black and white day and pajama day in honor of Dr. Seuss. Guest readers …

Pieter B. wins first annual Duel of the Schools wrestling match against A.W. Becker

Varsity wrestling coach Justin Schipano hopes a wrestling match held on March 4 between A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans youth wrestling programs is just the first in a new tradition of annual wrestling matches known as the Duel of the Schools. In a packed gymnasium with wrestling fans cheering on each of the athletes, …

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