Special guest delights A.W. Becker students at OSOB finale

A.W. Becker students were thrilled as a special guest made an appearance during a celebration ceremony for the One School, One Book program. Every student in the school has spent the past few weeks reading Charlotte’s Web together at school and at home, as a way to unite as a school community in reading. To …

Light bulbs go off as HS DDP students turn junk into treasure

Seeing potential in what many consider to be junk was one of the biggest hurdles Shelly Bevan’s Design and Drawing Production students had when taking on a new class assignment. “Finding materials was definitely the hardest part of the process,” student Olivia Newkirk said. Their task was to take a piece of junk and make …

“You will be a great role model for them,” Natural Helpers begins another year at A.W. Becker

Hands bolt into the air as A.W. Becker’s Natural Helpers excitedly vie for various jobs around the school. Each job allows students in the group to help fellow students, teachers and staff. Activities such as volunteering in the main office or nurse’s office, helping pre-k and kindergarten students pack up at the end of the …

Spread the word, Legacy Ball to honor local senior citizens

Do you know senior citizens who have helped shape the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk community? The RCS Middle School would like to invite them to the annual Legacy Ball, a night of dinner, games and dancing. The ball allows students to show their appreciation to grandparents and senior citizens who have impacted their community. The event is from …

New course brings middle school students new awareness

Veteran Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk social worker, Kathy Durivage, has been working with RCS middle school students for 13 years. This fall, she launched a new program, teaching a social, emotional and learning “SEL” class. Durivage will be teaching students “Second Step” curriculum and the practice of mindfulness. Second Step is a highly researched, evidence-based social emotional curriculum …

The role of counselors and student support services at RCS

Counselors from each Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school presented to the board of education on Oct. 3 with three goals in mind; they wanted to increase awareness of the role of a school counselor, share the process and review the components of a Developmental School Counseling Program, and discuss the department’s vision for the future. The vision of …

Seventh-graders measure up during science lab practical

With a hands-on format, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh-graders test their measuring skills during a science lab practical. “Assessing science skills with actual equipment allows for students to achieve success who may find traditional testing difficult,” teacher Jean Hanlon said. Testing in this manner will also help prepare students for future practical exams that are part of both …

You’re Invited! Show your RCS PRIDE while walking for a good cause, Oct. 15

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School student government has challenged the district staff to come together in support of the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk.  But why stop there? Let’s show the Capital District how the RCS community rallies for a cause and shows our RCS PRIDE. The walk is Sunday, Oct. 15, …

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