Budget update: Plans for 2019-20 start taking shape

During various budget presentations to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education (BOE), district officials have identified many programmatic and fiscal targets for the 2019-20 school year and beyond. At the April 2 BOE meeting, school leaders will outline a full draft budget for the next year. The proposals in the budget are guided by the five-year …

District hopes to reopen pool soon

On March 11, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District staff were made aware of concerns over the presence of low-level electrical voltage in pool area. School officials immediately closed the pool and the district began working with an electrician, a third-party electrical engineer and National Grid to identify and correct any issues. Although National Grid found no measurable …

Craft fair to benefit RCS Middle School activities

The newly formed RCS Middle School PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is excited to announce their first big fundraiser. The group will be hosting a Craft & Vendor Fair, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. There will be close to 50 vendors, face painting, the Easter bunny, concession stand and a young …

RCS music program receives national recognition for second year

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District has been honored, for the second year in a row, with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. “We are grateful to be part of such an amazing district and thrilled that the entire community could again be recognized …

Scholar-athlete Gillian Burch signs with West Point

Five consecutive years of swimming at the New York State Championships and maintaining a grade point average (GPA) above 3.0 positioned Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior Gillian Burch for acceptance into the West Point Military Academy. Burch, who has been swimming for seven years, set her sights on the school in eighth grade and never gave up her …

Making maple syrup, middle school students prep for contest

Jennifer Jaskolka’s seventh- and eighth-graders are working with Crosstown Maple Farm to learn about maple syrup production. At the farm the kids experienced the process of collecting sap and learned the steps to boiling the sap into maple syrup. Students will then enter their maple syrup to enter into a state-wide contest for judging against …

Adamek hits the ground running as assistant principal

With a few weeks under his belt, the new Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School Assistant Principal Christopher Adamek is getting into the swing of things in his new role. “The staff was really welcoming,” Adamek said. “And, there’s a really great group of students here at the middle school.” Adamek has already met with groups of students …

Positivity spreads through the high school

High school students who displayed positive behaviors during the third quarter were invited to celebrate with their peers this month.  Student who are passing their courses and have not received a referral joined together in the high school cafeteria to unwind.  The celebration brought students together at the end of the day to enjoy some …

Tapping into the community to better prepare students for success after graduation

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk community members joined district administrators for an evening focused on Unity with the Community. Participants not only learned where the RCS Leadership Team envisions the district in 5 years, but also had the chance to give input on other opportunities our community and schools can provide students to improve student outcomes. The discussions and …

Moving into March – sixth grade families challenged to exercise together

To celebrate Heart Health Month, middle school physical education teachers Megan McClave and Kevin Reinisch challenged they sixth grade PE students to do physical activity with their families for an entire month. Each family received a calendar of activities, exercises such as squats, plank, burpees, jumping jacks and lunges. Parents/guardians signed the days the family …

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