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Robert K. Libby,


October 24, 2016

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Our Mission is to be an exemplary 21st–century learning community whose graduates are well prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.

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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 concession stand.
“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.”
[read more]

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.  [read more]

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 learn more.
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. [read more]

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. [read more]

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 Transportation page.
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 assessment results

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. [read more]

Download the 2016-17 RCS School Calendar

Please note that the dates included in the printed calendar are subject to change. download full calendar here [pdf]


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