"We are so pleased with the completed work, the arbor and
the beautification of our front garden," said Principal Claudia Verga. "They
have made AW Becker a more beautiful place to learn. Our building now has a
fresh new face and we would like to extend a giant 'Thank You!' out to SABIC
for their time and generosity."
PBC students focus on the habitats around us during Habitat Day
For more than 10 years, PBC students have taken a
moment to better understand and appreciate the habitats - whether that
means ticks, birds or woodlands - around us every day during their
annual Habitat Day.
The day is devoted to learning about the different
habitats that exist in our community, state, country, or in some instances
other parts of the world, said teacher Tony Lintner, who coordinated the
event. "Our objective is to celebrate the accomplishments of the PBC
community, staff, and students that have helped to create our schoolyard
habitat," he said.
RCS Varsity Softball team faces Cohoes in Sectional finals on May 28
The RCS Varsity Softball made the Sectional Finals
against Cohoes. The game begins at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Veeder Park in Colonie
on Wednesday, May 28; the bus leaves RCS at 2 p.m.
Here are directions to the game:
Veeder Park (Lishakill Sports Complex, S. Colonie)
Take Exit 2W off the Northway (towards Schenectady) onto Central Ave.
West to Rte. 155. Turn Right (north) onto Rte. 155 (New Karner Rd) for about
1/10 of a mile. Turn left onto Consaul Rd (Dunkin Donuts on the left).
Follow Consaul Rd to the intersection with Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Bear left,
continuing on Consaul for about a mile. Veeder Park will be on the left.
HS track resurfacing and reconstruction begins June 2
The high school track and field facility will be unavailable for any
kind of use beginning on June 2nd until further notice due to
reconstruction and resurfacing.
Contractors are expected to be on site from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
There may be times when they will be working during the evening under the
lights. The contractor will have office and storage trailers, small
excavators and temporary utilities on site as well.
students 'move their bodies' to Beyonce during Project ACES
For five minutes this morning, there was a lot of
shakin' going on in the classrooms at A.W. Becker as the nearly 500
students and staff participated in Project ACES - “the world’s largest
This event has been called “the world’s largest exercise
class” because it brings together so many people around the US and the world
to exercise simultaneously.
Project ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously)
takes place on the first Wednesday in May and is part of National Physical
Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education Week.
12 RCS students receive Physical Education Student Leadership Awards
Twelve RCS students - six from A.W. Becker and six
from the Middle School - were recognized tonight at Hudson Valley
Community College in Troy for receiving a Physical Education Student
The 29th annual Sandra G. Morley Physical Education
Student Leadership Awards recognized dozens of area students. The awards are
presented through the The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD).
2014-15 calendars approved by the Board of Education
Check out the 2014-15 instructional calendar (PDF) approved by the
Board of Education showing next year's school vacations and other
information. There is also
a calendar showing BOE meeting dates (PDF).
Pool is reopened
(4/30/14) The pool is now reopened. It was closed earlier this week due to a power surge over the weekend
that had damaged the electrical part of the pool cover.
crash to be held on Friday, May 2 in front of the high school
If you drive by a horrendous car accident in the
front parking lot and lawn of the high school on Friday afternoon, it's
all for the sake of educating students about safe driving during the
upcoming prom and graduation seasons.
Juniors and seniors will see a mock simulation of a DWI
crash during periods 8 and 9 - 12:30 to 2 p.m. - on Friday in the southeast
corner of the middle school parking lot. The mangled wreckage will be moved
to the front lawn and remain there until next week, said Principal Brian
Bishop. RCS students in makeup will portray victims of the crash.
Tricia Carlton named as new A.W. Becker principal
Tricia Carlton, who brings more than 25 years of
teaching and administrative experience to her new position as principal
at A.W. Becker Elementary School, plans to continue moving the school
forward and fostering a positive climate for students and staff.
She was named to the position after an extensive
search by the Board of Education on Tuesday, April 22. She will
serve as principal for a three-year probationary period, lasting
from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2017. She replaces retiring Principal
Carlton, a resident of Delmar, received a
master’s degree in Elementary Education from Lesley College in
RCS music students grab the gold at NYSSMA majors; music program
continues to shine
The past week was another very busy
and productive week for the RCS Music Department. Once again the program
continued to display the consistency for which it has become known, said
Scott Andrews, K-12 District Music Coordinator and high school band
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)
Major Organization Evaluation Festival was the annual performing event in
which the high school band and chorus and middle school 7th & 8th grade band
and chorus traveled to perform.
in for a Chicken Barbecue at the MS before or after voting on May 20
Before or after you cast your vote for the 2014-15
school budget and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 20, plan
to check out the chicken barbecue that will be held at the Middle School
from 4 to 6:30 p.m. that day.
The annual barbecue is a fundraiser for the
Best Buddies program at the MS. The barbecue is through Frese’s Catering
You need to order and pay in
and download the order form]
Parents needed to serve on high school
principal search committee
Parents of high school students are encouraged to
join a search committee for the next RCS High School principal.
Current Principal Brian Bishop was appointed last year to
a one-year contract.
Candidates have until May 22 to apply for the position.
Congratulations to the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of
Emily Buckley-Crist and
Elizabeth Wickham have been named as
valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2014.
Congratulations to both!
Get those sneakers tied up! It's time for the first RCS Wellness
Attention RCS students, faculty, families and friends!
The first RCS Wellness Marathon will be run from March 20 and April 25.
Marathoners must run or walk at least 21 miles between
those two dates.
You can run or walk a mile at a time or up to five miles on different days!
Any combination of running or walking works as long as it adds up to 21
The last 5.2 miles will be finished at the third annual Wellness Walk
to be held on April 27th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Joralemon Park 144 Starr Rd.,
about the marathon
about the Community walk
Driver education being offered at Coxsackie-Athens in the summer of 2014
The driver education program through the
Coxsackie-Athens school district will again be offered this summer and
is open to RCS students. The class will run July 21 to Aug. 22. The cost
for the self-supporting program is $350 maximum A $200 Non-Refundable
Deposit is due by May 23, 2014.
Four candidates seeking election to three seats on the Board of
Four candidates filed the necessary petitions to seek
election to the Board of Education during the May 20 community voting.
The seats are now held by Mike Robbins, Jeffrey Lukens
and Rodney Krzykowski. Only Krzykowski is seeking re-election. The top three
vote recipients will be elected to three-year terms beginning July 1. Board
members are unpaid.
Meet the Candidates night will at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the High School Auditorium.
Two RCS students named as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists