Register now for the RCS Greening the Green and Gold 5K

Come out to help the RCS Middle School Garden and Recycling Club continue their efforts to Green the campus.  We have planted native flowers, vegetables, built recycling stations and want to do so much more! The club is student and teacher run to get kids to go outside, do some good works, and feel that …

Class of 2019 takes the stage

A standing ovation marked the end of a chapter for the 138 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk graduates at their commencement ceremony on June 29. Members of the Class of 2019 were regaled with stories, advice and optimism as they eagerly awaited their chance to move their tassel, symbolizing their accomplishments. Class valedictorian, Sarah Eckl spoke to her peers …

Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian

Sarah Eckl, the daughter of Carol and Lee Eckl, is the valedictorian of the Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk Class of 2019. She received a grade-point average of 99.26, taking many college credit-bearing classes through the University of Albany. In addition to her challenging course load, Eckl was a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music …

2019 Graduation information

Graduation Rehearsal 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 26 This is the only rehearsal and it is mandatory. All seniors must go to the gymnasium upon arrival to school for lineup information and instructions.  Once the graduation rehearsal is done, the caps and gowns will be distributed on this day. Graduation Saturday, June 29, 2019 Commencement ceremonies …

RCS Senior is the first female to complete this Capital Region BOCES program

Class of 2019 graduate Kayleen Taber is an innovator who shattered a glass ceiling. Taber, of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, is the first female to graduate from the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at Capital Region BOCES. “It’s cool,” she said, while steadying a furnace for a classmate who was cutting it apart. …

Jennifer Elliott leaving district after ten years as Director of Transportation

After 10 years with the district, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools Transportation Director, Jennifer Elliott, will be leaving RCS this June. She has accepted a new position as the Shared Transportation Director for the Capital Region BOCES/Niskayuna and Scotia Shared Transportation Service.  “We are sorry to see Jennifer go,” Superintendent Brian Bailey said. “She has been a key …

Art Camp offered at RCS this summer

Unleash your child’s inner Picasso with painting, drawing and printing classes this summer at RCS. The Art Camp will be held from July 15-19 in the middle school art room and will be taught by New York State certified art educators. Students going into grades K-6 are welcome to join the fun, with a different …

Students graduate from BOCES CTE programs

Several hundred Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students, including multiple Ravena-Coeymas-Selkirk students, were honored on June 4 for their excellence in programs preparing them for future careers in professions ranging from health care to network technician. With a packed house of parents, family members, friends, faculty and staff, BOCES administrators and educators from …

Pieter B STEAM Day carries students to a deserted island

“You are stranded on an island and need to build a shelter to protect you from the weather,” was the first direction given to Pieter B. students in grades 2-5 during their annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) Day. Students then broke into groups, working together to solve challenges based around the island theme. …

A.W. Becker Wackadoodles train for 1 mile and 3K Freihofer Kids Runs

For six weeks, 34 A.W. Becker students from grades 3, 4 and 5 trained to run the 33rd Annual Freihofer’s 1 Mile and 3K Kids Run, held on June 1. The students’ training included coming to school early three days a week and preparing their bodies to run the race by learning how to stretch, pace themselves, and mentally prepare and endure distance running. This program …

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