RCS career development program keeping students on track

  As we continue to recognize February as Career and Technical Education Month, we are keeping the stories coming along regarding RCS’s Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Graduation Pathway program. Today, we introduce Sydney Brooks. Ms. Brooks is a student intern for an A.W. Becker Elementary first grade classroom. A few days a week she …

RCS program changing perspectives at HS

Did you know? The month of February is Career and Technical Education Month. School districts across the nation look to feature the unique and critical programs aimed at preparing today’s students for the workforce and future educational efforts. RCS has various curriculums and classes that can meet those standards and then some. Case in point, …

RCS offers support to Australia

  On Wednesday, January 15, RCS Middle and High School students, accompanied by RCS staffers Erin Sawyer and Daria Carusone, assisted with making pouches for smaller animals that were orphaned due to the widespread fires that have been occurring throughout Australia. The group, which partnered with residents from Van Allen Senior Apartments, are part of …

Where are they now? RCS Graduate Enters West Point

RCS graduate, Gillian Burch (Class of 2019), completed a culmination of training at the United States Military Academy known as BEAST week (Cadet Basic Training) in August 2019. The training is an introduction for incoming freshman as part of entering the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point. Ms. Burch and her colleagues …

Operation Graduation – On the Move

On Thursday, November 7, students from the RCS School District’s Operation Graduation program took part in a team building exercise near the United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point (Highland Falls, N.Y.). Held in conjunction with West Point military staff, the event illustrated to students the importance of self-esteem and teamwork. The …

RCS alumni finds success through Capital Region BOCES program

Many alumni of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District find post academic success in numerous professional fields. One such alumnus, Jared Stokes (Class of 2019), has found his stride as a welder through the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Stokes is a graduate of the Welding and Metal Fabrication program on the Albany campus. He …

RCS JV football team goes perfect

Congratulations to the RCS JV football team for their undefeated season. This year’s team posted a record of 8-0 on their way to claiming the division championship over Glens Falls on Saturday, October 26. “We’re proud of our student athletes for their contributions this season,” said RCS Superintendent of Schools Brian Bailey. “They distinguished themselves …

RCS announces new assistant principal

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Board of Education appointed Herbert Tedford as Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School assistant principal, effective Sept. 23 at a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18. With over 30 years in education, Mr. Tedford brings administrative experience to the school district going into the 2019-20 school year. Originally from Colonie, N.Y., RCS’s newest …

Operation Employability: Launchpad to Future Success in RCS

On the evening of September 25, members of the RCS community gathered to discover how curriculum and community collaboration can combine to create informed, experienced and employable graduates.  Teachers, local businesses, community members, and parents tackled items related to RCS’s future success as we send students fully prepared into today’s world. “Our students are at …

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