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 …

SUNY Albany athletes visit A.W. Becker classrooms

A.W. Becker held a positive referral contest in the month of November, challenging students to be their best self. Positive referrals were given to students who were respectful, safe and responsible. The classes with the more positive referrals welcomed special visitors from SUNY Albany athletic teams. The athletes read stories to the classes and answered …

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 …

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 …

SABIC Women’s Network donates school supplies

The SABIC Women’s Network contributed to the preparedness of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students once again this year, as part of their annual backpack program. This event involved staff from throughout the SABIC site including volunteers who assembled supplies, stuffed backpacks and monitored fundraising stations. SABIC employees delivered supplies directly to each RCS school on Oct. 23. “Our …

Changes and reminders for the end of year schedule

Friday, May 25 will be a contingent recess day (as marked on calendar) Tuesday, June 5 will be a 1/2 day early dismissal for K-5 students – for placement meetings Thursday, June 14 will be a 1/2 day early dismissal for K – 8 students Monday June 18 – Thursday June 21 will be full …

Elementary schools to have half day June 5

On Tuesday, June 5, A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary Schools will have a half day. The Board of Education approved the half day in April 2017, it was placed on the BOE calendar, but mistakenly left off the district calendar that was sent to families last fall. Students will be released at 12:30 …

RSVP to the Community Safety Forum to be held Wed. April 25

Community Safety Forum: The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools have taken many steps to improve the safety of students, staff and visitors over the past several years. As in all aspects of our program, we strive to do better, learn from experts, prepare our students and staff, and create strong bonds with our community. As part of our …

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