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Sheriffs for a day

Business students take part in a job shadow experience Nearly 20 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk business students got a taste of what it’s like to be an Albany County Sheriff. On April 25, the Business Law and Career & Financial Management classes participated in a Junior Achieve Job Shadow with the officers in Clarksville. While meeting with sheriffs, …

Nationally acclaimed writer visits Creative Writing class

Author and human-rights advocate, Annu Subramanian visited Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Teacher, Dee Hushmendy’s Creative Writing class on May 4. The writer spoke about her stories including her recent novel, Another Heaven, which is about human trafficking and terrorism. “My students were enthralled and inspired by Annu’s talk and I hope to see that passion in …

$4,000 grant gives A.W. Becker exciting STEM opportunity

What started as an idea create two self-sustaining ecosystems at A.W. Becker, will now be a reality thanks to a $4,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant. Enrichment teacher, Damien Verga created a plan to design and build both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that could be used school-wide for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. …

Setting a gold standard

Students return from NYSSMA with high marks The busy New York State School Music Association season has nearly wrapped up for the music students at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and according to music teacher Michelle McLoughlin, it has been a great success. This Spring, 114 RCS students from grades 5-12 have or will have participated in the New …

Hunting for a piece of local history

Second graders at A.W. Becker were excited to learn about the history of schools in the town. Debbie Croscup and Linda Davies, from the Bethlehem Historical Association, shared photographs, artifacts and stories with the students. Teacher Sheila Moutopoulos said students enjoyed learning about the school day of kids in one room schoolhouses, who wrote on …

Dr. Brian Bailey appointed as RCS superintendent of schools

“There are some great pages yet to turn.” The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education voted unanimously June 6 to appoint Dr. Brian Bailey as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2017. “I can’t be more excited to have your confidence to allow me to work for the RCS community,” Dr. Bailey said to the Board …

Smart Schools Bond Act

You are invited to a public forum to discuss the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District’s Smart Bond Investment Plan at 5:30 p.m., July 11, 2017. Read more about the plan below or click here to see the preliminary plan. Smart Bond Initiative The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District was allocated $1,491,838 in Smart School Bond Act (SSBA) funds. …

Eighth-grader wins regional essay contest

What began as a class assignment in an eighth grade English honors course, ended as an award and presentation for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School student, Claire Pike. Her essay revolved around communicating about the holocaust in technology. It was submitted into the 2017 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest and won first prize for a …

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