A.W. Becker

Elementary School

1146 Route 9W

Selkirk, NY 12158

518.756.5200 ext.5000


Debra Neubart, Acting Principal

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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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Students on 100th day of school

Second graders in Ms. Planck's classroom make Fruit Loop necklaces to celebrate the 100th day of school.

Early Release Days - June 2017

Two early release days have been scheduled for grades UPK through 8:

  • Wednesday, June 14 - Early Release Day for students UPK - Grade 8
  • Friday, June 23 - Early Release Day for students UPK - Grade 8

Hunting for a piece of local history

Second graders at A.W. Becker were excited to learn about the history of schools in the town. Debbie Croscup and Linda Davies, from the Bethlehem Historical Association, shared photographs, artifacts and stories with the students. [read more]

$4,000 grant gives A.W. Becker exciting STEM opportunity

What started as an idea create two self-sustaining ecosystems at A.W. Becker, will now be a reality thanks to a $4,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant. Enrichment teacher, Damien Verga created a plan to design and build both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that could be used school-wide for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. [read more]

Amazon Rainforest Evening at A.W. Becker

A benefit for a family in need in the school community

Come join us for a Dean Davis Wildlife presentation followed by a jungle boogie with DJ Wow Rau, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 31. Wear an animal print or a favorite animal costume. Suggested donation at the door: adults - $2.00, kids 12 and under - $1.00.

Read Across America month begins as students celebrate Dr. Seuss

Students at A. W. Becker celebrated the kick-off to Read Across America month, an event sponsored by the National Education Association which celebrates beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Students read Dr. Seuss books and participated in crazy socks day, wacky Wednesday, black and white day and pajama day in honor of Dr. Seuss. [read more]

Pieter B. wins first annual Duel of the Schools wrestling match against A.W. Becker

Varsity wrestling coach Justin Schipano hopes a wrestling match held on March 4 between A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans youth wrestling programs is just the first in a new tradition of annual wrestling matches known as the Duel of the Schools. [read more]

RCS mourns the loss of A.W. Becker Principal Tricia Carlton

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of A.W. Becker School Principal Tricia Carlton. Ms. Carlton fought a valiant fight but has reluctantly succumbed to her illness.
Ms. Carlton came to the District in 2014. I know that, in her brief time with us, she touched many lives throughout the Becker community, as well as around the district. She was known for her vibrancy and enthusiasm for her work. She was a fully dedicated professional who kept the best interests of our students, parents and staff in mind. She will be deeply missed.
[read more]

Puppet show delights A.W. Becker students

The A.W. Becker pre-k and kindergarten classes enjoyed a presentation of "Jack and the Beanstalk," by The Puppet People on Feb. 14. Before the performance, the students read the fairy tale in class. The Puppet People presented an alternate version of the story which allowed students to compare and contrast their reading with the show. The event was sponsored by the A.W. Becker PTA. See pictures

Full bellies means more focused attention at A.W. Becker

New program focuses on community to support students

Do you ever have a hunger pang that distracts you from accomplishing a task? The new BackPack Program at A.W. Becker hopes to eliminate that feeling for students. The program, run by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, focuses on meeting the needs of hungry children on weekends when other food resources are not available, by providing backpacks filled with nutritionally balanced food to participating school districts. [read more]

Mock elections have elementary voters turning out in droves

Elementary students at A.W. Becker and Pieter B. Coeymans got a taste of what elections are all about as they cast their votes today in mock elections. [read more]

Closing video for One School, One Book

A.W. Becker faculty and staff created a final video to recap the journey of Uncle Beasley's journey in the school as every student read "The Enormous Egg" together for their One School, One Book program. Watch the video






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EVENTS Calendar

Complete 2016-17 Calendar