Ten musicians chosen for coveted positions in Melodies of Christmas Chorale

Chosen from a large pool of candidates from around the area, ten Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students will perform in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale.  They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre, Dec. 14 – 17th in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer …

Senior to perform in NYSSMA Conference All State Festival

Each spring, many Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk music students participate in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, some earning top scores for their performances. Sophomores and juniors may qualify for a Conference All State audition with their solo performance. Students performing an All State solo are judged under a rigorous scoring system …

Wrestlers weigh in for new season

With the New York State Wresting weight certifications under their belt, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk wrestling team is ready for their new season. The 27 members of the team, along with athletes from 21 other schools, were tested by Top Form, official weight certifiers. The process of weight certifications is to ensure that wrestlers are controlling their …

A legacy carried on through sister’s teaching

Robbie Prior was a staple in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk community. After an auto accident in 2008 where he lost the use of his legs, he made it his mission to change his life, and spread his message about the dangers of driving while impaired. “Rather than go back to the life he was living before, continuing …

RCS musicians make splash at Fall GCMEA and NYSSMA

RCS hosts GCMEA Fall All County Festival Fifty-six Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle and High School students recently performed as part of the Greene County Music Educators Association (GCMEA) Fall All County Festival.  The festival featured four performing ensembles made up of students from the seven GCMEA schools.  Our very own sixth grade middle school music teacher, Nathaniel Wardlaw, …

Taking an early look at college, middle school students tour Sage

It’s never too early to think about your future. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh grade Family and Consumer Sciences students toured the Sage College campus, getting a sneak peek at the dorms, classrooms and cafeteria.  Admissions staff from the college spoke to the kids about what college can offer and why they might want to consider college.

3-2-1 Blast off! Pieter B. hosts annual Hands on Science Night

During an evening designed to give families a chance to work side-by-side with their children, Hands on Science Night challenged participants to complete a task in an organized classroom-like setting. “I focus on the STEAM standards (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to give parents a chance to see how science is being taught in …

Middle School Best Buddies to host another fun night of Pins and Rims

In what has become an annual tradition, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School’s Best Buddies group are inviting the community to compete or be a spectator at the Pins and Rims event, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dec. 1 in the middle school gymnasium. Never heard of Pins and Rims? It is a fast-paced game combining basketball, dodgeball and bowling. …

Sitting Senators, high school students experience the NYS Legislature

“We were able to do what the general public never gets to do,” Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School teacher Jennifer Patnode said when she and her students arrived home from their trip to the New York State Legislature. The students, all taking the Participation in Government class, enjoyed the unique experience of actually going on the Senate …

Juniors conduct research on campus of University at Albany

In an effort to gain more knowledge on specific research topics, Gloria Foley’s UHS/AP English 11 class headed to the University at Albany to work with University in the High School librarian Greg Bobish. Each student is conducting research about an event or person that they feel has had a major impact on American history …

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