New assistant principal rounds out high school team

“We need to think outside the box for what our students need and what supports we can give them.” A few days into the job, new high school assistant principal Joe Slichko is learning the ropes. With Cynthia Herron moving to the middle school to serve as assistant principal and CSE chair, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board …

Welcome back from Principal Neubart

Dear A.W. Becker Families, Welcome back!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year.  Whether a new registrant or seasoned part of our Becker family, I am delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. It is an honor and privilege …

New multi-purpose building starts to take shape

Plans for a multi-purpose building next to the new turf athletic field on the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle and High School campus have been in the works for the last few years. In pursuit of this goal, significant fundraising efforts by the RCS Sports Association have been bolstered by beautification funds from LaFarge, anticipated grant moneys from …

Continuing Education Classes Fall 2017

Registration for Fall 2017 Continuing Education courses will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7. Take a look at the courses being offered this Fall. Aquatics Courses MORNING SWIM PROGRAM • Dates: Mondays-Fridays; Sept.-Feb. • Time: 5:30-7:20 a.m. • Location: Aquatics Center • Fee: RCS residents – $110, Non-residents – $220 The morning swim …

New RCS High School principal gets to work

“I am a champion for my students” With an infectious optimism pouring through, new Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Principal Lisa Patierne, settled into her new office. “I love what I do, I love teaching, I love learning,” Patierne said. “I have a passion for students and education and I’m really excited to be part of the …

Phase II construction in full swing on the middle and high school campus

This summer, taking a drive past the middle and high school campus, you’ll see construction workers with hard hats and bright vests, and large vehicles digging and moving dirt. Phase II of the capital project began in July with work focusing largely on this campus. One of the most prominent sights is a large pile …

RCS student considered Rising Star

One Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk student is making her mark this summer. After a competitive application process, soon-to-be freshman, Ashely Cross, was selected to participate in the Rising Star internship program at the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady, NY. “I am interested in astronomy because I love looking out into the universe and thinking about all it is and …

State requires two doses of meningitis vaccination before grade 12

Last year, New York state began requiring students entering grades 7 and 12 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. For the 2017-18 school year, students entering eighth grade who did not receive their first dose on or before the start of seventh grade must also meet the requirement. Does your child need to be vaccinated …

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