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 …

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 …

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, …

Two RCS students honored at 2019 Capital Region BOCES National Technical Honor Society inductions

Fifty-eight Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 28 during a ceremony at South Colonie Central High School. Among those honored were two Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students, Andrew Clark and Kayla Rexford. Those inducted come from a cross section of Career and Technical Education programs, …

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