Message from Dr. Bailey – safe schools

I am writing to you keep you apprised of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe and successful learning environment for all students. Friday, March 23, on the day of our high school pep rally, local law enforcement and school officials began the day by investigating comments that were overheard on one of our school …

A.W. Becker fourth-graders shed light on Colonial job market

In conjunction with the A.W. Becker fourth grade’s study of Colonial times, students in Mrs. Agostinoni’s, Mrs. Baumgras’s, and Ms. Conway’s classes recently held a “Colonial Job Fair.” Fifth graders were invited to visit the fourth grade classrooms to learn about trades early New Yorkers may have performed in colonial times. The fourth graders each …

Job shadow experience brings classwork to life for high school business students

Students from Antoinette Randall’s business classes at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School participated in a Junior Achievement Job Shadow experience at the new headquarters of CAP COM Federal Credit Union on March 21. The unique opportunity allowed the students to visit a professional work environment and gain insight into possible career avenues. The Junior Achievement Job Shadow …

Not just a drop in the bucket – RCS students set sights on helping global community

“We are showing the world that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can make a change for better in the world.” When the 2017-18 FIRST Lego League (FLL) challenge was announced, a team of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students went to work. The FLL program theme was ‘hydrodynamics.” After researching and discussing different ideas, team members …

Changes in Grades 3-8 ELA and math assessments

Each year, students in grades 3-8 take New York State assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Over the past three years, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department have made several changes to the annual tests, in response to concerns from parents and educators. Here are the changes for 2018: Fewer …

STARS students broaden their horizons through technology

Students volunteering with the STARS Intergen program at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School are expanding their repertoire, becoming teachers for senior citizens in the community. The students are hosting workshops for seniors to bring their tech devices and technology questions to be answered and explained.   Teaching phone and computer skills also allows students to earn work …

Listening to the community, RCS holds “Future Forum”

Parents, students, community members, local business and political leaders and district staff, all came together for the “Future Forum” in February to discuss how to prepare the next generation of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students for the workplace and the world. District leaders want to continue the conversation, focused on priorities for preparing RCS students for the global …

Bringing reading to life, Trooper and his canine partner visit Pieter B.

New York State Police Trooper Kevin Grogan and his K-9 partner Roy were happy to oblige when third grade teachers from Pieter B. Coeymans asked them to come speak with students. The third-graders were reading “Aero and Officer Mike,” a story about a police officer and his canine partner. Grogan and Roy brought the story …

New New York State health examination law

As of July 1, 2018 New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th , and 11th grade. The examination must be completed by a New York State licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and on the approved …

High School Counseling Center Spring Newsletter

High School students and parents, take a few minutes to check out the latest newsletter from the Counseling Center. Find valuable information about upcoming events including SAT and ACT test dates, helpful timelines for juniors, and valuable websites that will help with your college search. Click here to view the latest newsletter from the Counseling …

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