Board of Education approves proposed 2019-20 budget

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education approved the proposed 2019-20 spending plan at their April 17 board of education meeting. Residents will vote on the proposed $48,062,317 budget on Tuesday, May 21. Under the proposal, spending would increase by $323,952, or 0.68% from the current year. The proposed budget carries a 2.75% tax levy increase which …

Aquatics Center to reopen April 22

The RCS Aquatics Center will be operating on our regular schedule beginning Monday, April 22. The pool was closed due to 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 …

Two seniors honored with leadership awards

Samantha Baker and Christopher Miller were selected by their high school physical education teachers to receive recognition at the NYSAHPERD Secondary Leadership Awards Banquet. Baker and Miller were nominated for demonstrating a high level of physical performance in PE class, high scholastic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding service to the school or town community. …

A.W. Becker wins grant, students can bowl free this summer

In hopes of allowing her students to participate in some alternative extracurricular opportunities during the summer, A.W. Becker Principal Debra Neubart applied to the Kids Bowl Free Program at Del Lanes in Delmar. Months later Neubart received a surprise phone call from the organization informing her that the school was chosen to receive $1,000 grant …

Three RCS students chosen to perform with prestigious area ensemble

Three RCS High School students performed in concert with the area’s most prestigious professional wind and percussion ensemble, the Capital Region Wind Ensemble. On Sunday, March, 24, senior Kaylee Eacho (flute) and sophomores Jared Lamson (clarinet) and Tyler Levine (trumpet) took to the stage in the Carl Taylor Auditorium of Schenectady County Community College to …

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 …

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