Letter to high school parents about verbal threat

Dear Parents and Guardians, After the end of the school day on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, a 15-year-old RCS High School student made a non-specific, verbal bomb threat in the presence of a staff member while outside the high school. We take threats seriously and collaborated with law enforcement, who visited the student’s home late …

Expanding backpack program brings food to families across the district

A backpack program, which provides food to students and families in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, has expanded throughout the district thanks to collaboration with community partners. Three years ago, A.W. Becker began a backpack program for families in the elementary school, working with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. Last school year, the …

Holiday Craft Fair

The RCS Freshman Class is looking for vendors for their Holiday Craft Fair from 12-4 p.m., Dec. 16. The fair will feature handmade gifts, jewelry and crafts as well as raffles, baked goods, food and drinks. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Kim Audino at kaudino@rcscsd.org or 518-756-5200 ex. 2000. The Holiday …

Lindmark chosen to participate in All State Jazz Ensemble

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior, Simon Lindmark earned a spot to participate in the All State Jazz Ensemble after earning perfect score on his New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo last spring. According to the RCS Music Department, Lindmark is the first student from RCS to be selected to the All State Jazz Ensemble. Between Nov. 29 and …

High School Principal Patierne featured in educational publication

Article from The Sage Colleges Educational Leadership Newsletter Dr Patierne is the principal of Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School. Lisa was coached by Jack Canfield (author Chicken Soup for the Soul /Living the Success Principles) and graduated from Canfield Live Training in September 2018. She is now a nationally certified transformational leader, speaker, and success …

RCS musicians make the cut for Area All State Festival

Fifteen Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students played their way to a position in this year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival. The festival will be held Nov. 16 and 17 at the Saratoga Springs High School. Students were selected to participate in one of the performing ensembles based on their exceptional …

Seeing through the eyes of future generations, A.W. Becker students collaborate to create sky art

Students, faculty and staff at A.W. Becker joined together in a collaborative effort to create a piece of art for the sky. Artist in residency, Daniel Dancer, visits schools all over the country to teach students a blend of science, history and math through his “living paintings.” Dancer hopes to make students think about the …

Rising to greatness – RCS seniors learn skills to propel them past graduation

“I want you to leave here today knowing that you can do, be or have anything you want,” Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Principal Lisa Patierne, Ed.D said to students during the “Rising to Greatness Workshop.” The workshop was part of a brand new day-long event for RCS seniors. The Senior Symposium, held on Friday, Nov. 2, focused on …

Fifty-three RCS musicians headed to Fall All County Festival

More than 50 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk student-musicians from the middle and high school will be performing as part of the Greene County Music Educators Association (GCMEA) Fall All County Festival.  The festival will feature four performing ensembles made up of select students from the seven GCMEA schools. The following RCS students were selected to participate in the …

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