High School Drama Club Dinner and a Show, Sat. Oct 22
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Drama Club
presents “Dinner and a Show,” 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at the high
school. The Cabaret fundraiser will include singing and musical
performances by the high school Drama Club as well as a variety of
raffles and a Chinese auction.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6.
Admission is $10 per person and includes dinner.
RCS receives $50,000 grant for concession stand
On Friday, Oct. 14, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
Superintendent Robert Libby and Senator George Amedore joined
together at the varsity football game to announce a $50,000 grant
secured by the senator to help equip a new 1,200 square-foot
“The RCS Sports Association has been working diligently to raise
funds with a goal of creating a fully functioning concession stand,”
Libby said. “We want to thank Senator Amedore for securing this
grant, as it provides the RCS community a wonderful opportunity to
finally realize that goal.”
NYS 3-8 assessment results and Academic Intervention Services
The RCS School District is working to ensure that
our students are well prepared for the competitive workplace and
continuing education. Participation in the New York State
assessments in grades 3 through 8 is one piece of this complex
puzzle. These state assessments are one of the few opportunities we
have to more clearly compare our students’ growth and achievement to
other students within the district and throughout New York State.
Your child will be competing against these other boys and girls when
he/she enters higher education or the work force.
Click here for
information on the AIS selection process.
Initial lead test results are in, and it’s good news for RCS
Final sampling to conclude in October
In the wake of water quality issues found in pipes and plumbing
fixtures around the country, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School
District proactively tested the water at each of its four schools
last March, to check for the presence of lead.
RCS tested water from fixtures intended for drinking or cooking
water at each school according to Environmental Protection Agency
guideline. This included water fountains, coolers and bubblers, and
sinks in all kitchens, Family and Consumer Sciences classrooms,
nurse’s offices and faculty lounges.
2016-17 School tax information
Once you receive your school tax bill for the
2016-17 year, there are a few things that RCS would like you to
know. Click here to
Plus, while New York state offers a variety of property tax relief
programs, many changes are in store for 2016-17.
Click here to find out more.
A.W. Becker ushers in the year with One School, One Book
As students filled the cafeteria they were greeted with teachers
and staff in cowboy hats and a stage complete with cardboard farm
animals, a big red barn and a giant cracked egg, all part of a
fanfare assembly to introduce the new book chosen for A.W. Becker’s
One School, One Book program.
RCS High School welcomes new assistant principal
“I’ve got your back, I’m here for you.” This is one message new
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School Assistant Principal Cynthia
Herron wants students and parents to know. Describing herself as a
firm but fair leader, Herron says she understands that everyone
makes mistakes and in her role, she hopes to help students learn
from their mistakes, while letting them know, they are not alone.
2016-17 bus routes are posted
The 2016-17 school year bus routes for the four
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk schools are now posted on the
Students and families will see buses on the roads running their routes on
Wed., Sept. 7 – this will be a practice run only designed to give families a
better idea of what time the bus will arrive on the first day of school,
Sept. 8. Buses will be stopping at each designated bus stop but will not be
picking up or dropping off any students during this preliminary run.
Click for bus run schedules
NYS Department of Education releases the 2016 3-8 ELA and math
The results for the 2016 grades 3–8 English
Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments are out, released
earlier this month by the New York State Department of Education
(NYSED). Test marks for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk show both growth in
proficiency, as well as areas that need support. However, NYSED
cautions the 2016 proficiency scores are not directly comparable to
2015 ratings, as changes were made to the exams and testing
environment this year.
Download the 2016-17 RCS School Calendar
note that the dates included in the printed calendar are subject to
download full calendar here [pdf]