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. …

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 …

Reminder for RCS juniors

A reminder that all juniors should have received notification about an appointment for a “Junior Meeting” with their high school counselor.  Junior meetings are meant to help better inform parents about the post-secondary planning process, including the college admissions process. Parents will also have the opportunity to take part in programming classes for their child’s …

Safety protocols successfully tested at high school

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students were relocated to the middle school for a brief period of time this morning while State Police, Coeymans Police and the Albany Sheriff Department investigated an unattended bag. The bag was determined to be safe, and students returned to their regularly scheduled classes. “We are proud of how our students and …

Children’s stories brought to life by high school creative writing class

High school students took four weeks in December and January to research, brainstorm, write and illustrate original children’s picture books as part of a creative writing course. Throughout the assignment, students found themselves stretched by the process. “Finding a concept and coming up with the general idea of the whole book was probably the hardest …

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