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 …

High school students get a glimpse of careers in law enforcement

High school English teacher Kelly Cobb and her College Writing and Communications students welcomed two law enforcement officers to the class on Nov. 19. Adam Cobb, a Bethlehem Police Officer and Vadim Thomas, a former Special Agent in Charge of FBI spoke to the class about their experiences. “You have to want to serve,” Thomas …

RCS musicians chosen to participate in Melodies of Christmas Chorale

Seven RCS High School students were chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale. They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre, Dec. 13-16 in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Since the inception of the annual …

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 …

Holiday Craft Fair

The RCS Freshman Class is looking for vendors for their Holiday Craft Fair from 12-4 p.m., Dec. 16. The fair will feature handmade gifts, jewelry and crafts as well as raffles, baked goods, food and drinks. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Kim Audino at kaudino@rcscsd.org or 518-756-5200 ex. 2000. The Holiday …

Lindmark chosen to participate in All State Jazz Ensemble

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior, Simon Lindmark earned a spot to participate in the All State Jazz Ensemble after earning perfect score on his New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo last spring. According to the RCS Music Department, Lindmark is the first student from RCS to be selected to the All State Jazz Ensemble. Between Nov. 29 and …

High School Principal Patierne featured in educational publication

Article from The Sage Colleges Educational Leadership Newsletter Dr Patierne is the principal of Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School. Lisa was coached by Jack Canfield (author Chicken Soup for the Soul /Living the Success Principles) and graduated from Canfield Live Training in September 2018. She is now a nationally certified transformational leader, speaker, and success …

RCS musicians make the cut for Area All State Festival

Fifteen Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students played their way to a position in this year’s New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All State Festival. The festival will be held Nov. 16 and 17 at the Saratoga Springs High School. Students were selected to participate in one of the performing ensembles based on their exceptional …

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 …

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