Pre-k registration for 2019-20

Dear Parents/Guardians: The Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District is excited to again offer a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2019-20 school year. This program is available to any resident child whose birthdate is between 12/2/2014 and 12/1/2015, regardless of household income. (Please note: This age requirement is a mandate of the NYS grant …

An adventurous December, A.W. Becker students enjoy a winter wonderland

The A.W. Becker physical education department had a busy December.  On Friday, Dec. 14 students who showed empathy and donated their time or money to the Kids Heart Challenge came to the gym to turn PE teachers Brandon Herwick and Elyse Loughlin into ice cream sundaes.  The students helped the school raise more than $2,000 …

A.W. Becker pre-k takes their learning to the store

Students in Bridget Engelhardt’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes traveled to Shop n Save in Ravena for their very first field trip.  The groups took a journey of inquiry, touring the store, learning about the importance of eating fruits and veggies, how the store recycles, what types of jobs there are at the store, and how communities rely on …

Innappropriate social media content

Two social media posts were brought to our attention late last night. The posts featured fictional, violent videos that were created by four RCS students. There were no references to RCS, specific people, locations, or scenarios that promised violence against RCS. However, the troubling content and behaviors displayed in the posts were sufficient to warrant …

Five RCS seniors selected for academic excellence award

The New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence Award was awarded to five Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seniors: Christopher Miller, Allison Clark, Sarah Eckl, Madison Dutton and Abigail Varney. Students are selected based on a weighted average of their regents and common core exams. Miller will receive a $1,500 award annually and the other four students will receive a …

Pieter B. buzzing with excitement about new grant for beehive

Fifth-graders at Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School will now have the opportunity to get first-hand experience with a beehive thanks to Whole Foods’ Whole Kids Foundation. The foundation awarded the school with a $1,800 grant ($1,500 for equipment and $300 stipend) for an outdoor beehive provided by the Bee Cause Project. The hive will allow …

RCS Capital Project continues into 2019

The capital improvement project, voted on by Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk residents in January 2015, is a district-wide project that includes construction, reconstruction or renovation to various district buildings and facilities. The focus of these changes is to implement capital improvement as well as health, safety, accessibility and code compliance measures. The project is in its second phase …

RCS musicians receive another honor

After anxiously awaiting an answer for two months, Ravena-Coeyams-Selkirk High School Choral Teacher Michelle McLoughlin finally received the letter she was hoping for. “I would like to congratulate you on your fine work as a music educator and choral director,” the note said. “You have clearly provided wonderful opportunities for your students to grow and …

RCS seeking Middle School Assistant Principal

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central Schools are seeking candidates for a Middle School Assistant Principal. Apply at www.pnwboces.org/olas What are we looking for in our middle school assistant principal? The successful candidate will be: Courageous and will persevere when managing uncertainty, competing initiatives and the politics of change Compassionate, fair, judicious and equitable; acting with cultural competence and …

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