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 …

Taking the plunge, Pieter B. students learn about pool safety

Pieter B. fourth- and fifth-graders dove right in to an aquatics lesson at the high school pool on May 30. After learning about water safety, students were allowed to enjoy free swim time and had the opportunity to take a deep water test and swim in the deep end, if the test was passed. “We …

Sweet success, RCS eighth-graders place first in maple syrup contest

Eighth-graders in Jennifer Fisk-Jaskolka’s science class came out on top of the 2019 Schoolyard Sugaring Maple Contest, winning the middle school division with their maple syrup production. Students learned about the process of tapping trees during a tour of Collins Farm earlier this spring. Middle school teacher Kevin Reinisch, who also runs Crosstown Maple Company, …

Free parent education workshop series – presented by Cornell Cooperative at RCS Library

Join us in Ravena for The Magic Years: A Free Parent Education Workshop Series Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County presents The Magic Years, a series of three parenting education workshops for parents/caregivers of children from birth to age 4. The first workshop, Handling Stress & Understanding Child Development, on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m., …

Second annual A.W. Becker STEAM engages students

“It was a awesome day of innovation, fun and learning for A.W. Becker” Future scientists and engineers were hard at work at A.W. Becker’s second annual STEAM Day. Using everyday materials such as paper towel tubes, straws, cotton balls, tape, newspaper and craft sticks, students in grades Pre-K through grade 5 participated in various engineering …

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