Another year of PBIS kicks off at RCS High School

Using laughter to get their message through, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports) team turned some heads at their opening assembly. The PBIS team is made up of high school teachers, staff and administrators. The team put themselves in their students’ shoes for a humorous video, where team members took on the …

Pieter B. students sink their teeth into reading

Taking a journey under the sea through the One School, One Book program, Pieter B. Coeymans students spent more than two weeks reading Shark School: Fishin’ Impossible by Davy Ocean. The One School, One Book is a program designed to bring the school community together through reading. Every student in the school reads the same …

RCS student-musicians chosen for elite ensembles

Six Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students were selected participate in one of the elite music ensembles of the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO). Each group is made up of top musicians from the capital district and beyond and chosen through a highly competitive audition process. The groups rehearse at least once a week and perform in …

SABIC Women’s Network donates school supplies

The SABIC Women’s Network contributed to the preparedness of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students once again this year, as part of their annual backpack program. This event involved staff from throughout the SABIC site including volunteers who assembled supplies, stuffed backpacks and monitored fundraising stations. SABIC employees delivered supplies directly to each RCS school on Oct. 23. “Our …

School Board Recognition Week

The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District is joining public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local …

Reading program brings students, community together

One of the principles of the One School, One Book program is that it brings together the entire student community within a school. It does this through reading. Every student in the school reads the same book at the same time and then participates in discussions and activities surrounding the reading. The A.W. Becker One …

An early look at college, RCS seventh-graders tour Sage

To conclude the “career and college search” unit of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) course, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh-graders got out of the classroom. The students visited the Sage College of Albany campus to take a tour and learn more about the college experience. “The purpose is to get them thinking about what college and life …

Fifteen-year-old RCS memorial restored

A memorial, built about 15 years ago at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, recently received much-needed renovations by two community members, Mike Burns and Mark Edmunds. RCS teacher Adam Sutton was the impetus behind the memorial’s creation and renovation. “I had the memorial constructed at the high school for some students who had passed away and needed …

Three RCS musicians travel to Hungary with selective ESYO group

This past August, three Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk student-musicians traveled to Mako and Budapest, Hungary with the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) Wind Orchestra to participate and perform in the 2018 convention of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Twelfth-graders Kaylee Eacho (flute), Simon Lindmark (trumpet) and Logan Wilson (percussion) joined 45 other students from the Capital …

A lesson in dignity

“What is dignity?” Superintendent Brian Bailey asked Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk eighth-graders as the students and teachers of RCS Middle School gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Bailey had an important message about pride, understanding and respect; and encouraged students to have self-respect, respect for others and respect for their community, treating each with dignity. “You all own this community …

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