Setting high goals leads to increase in graduation rate

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District set a goal to increase the graduation rate by two percent for students graduating in four years. Fast forward to June, seniors in the class of 2018 crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. After crunching the numbers, district administrators were thrilled …

Monarch butterflies released by middle school students

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk eighth grade science students released two Monarch butterflies to begin their journey to Mexico. The butterflies took flight on Friday, Sept. 14, and can travel 50 -100 miles a day. Middle school science teacher Jennifer Fisk-Jaskolka raised the caterpillars with her son in August then brought the chrysalis in for her students to learn …

Full STEAM ahead for RCS elementary students

“What does the ‘M’ in STEAM stand for?” A.W. Becker STEAM teacher Kristyn Browzowski asked her third grade class. “Math!” They replied eagerly. With the new school year in full swing, students at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk elementary schools are in for a new treat. Each class will now have a rotation of STEAM, or Science, Technology, …

Letter about A.W. Becker sign

Dear A.W. Becker Families, I want to provide an update to you concerning the electronic sign that was located in front of the elementary school. As a reminder, the sign was not in compliance with zoning laws in the Town of Bethlehem and it has therefore been removed. The District is in the process of …

School Starts Tomorrow, welcome back video from the RCS Leadership Ensemble

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Leadership Ensemble is so eager to start the new school year, they can’t keep their excitement contained. They created this video to celebrate the first day, in hopes of exciting students and easing first day jitters. This school year, district leaders, teachers and staff will be focusing on promoting what it means to “live …

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