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As the 133 graduating seniors from RCS’ Class of 2016 sat together
for the last time during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the
Albany Convention Center, they were regaled with stories from their
time at RCS and inspired with words of wisdom.
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Assistant Superintendent Brian Baily asked graduating seniors about their experience at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. While their responses ranged from humorous to inspiring, each answer registered with the parting seniors during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 25. See what the seniors had to say.
Nearly 30 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students participated in a job shadow event at the New York State Boards Association giving them an opportunity to speak with employees in various career fields to learn the skills needed to be part of the global workforce.[read more]
Natalie Spindler is the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Class of 2016
valedictorian with a 99.91 grade-point average. Salutatorian is
Jessica Bianchi with a 99.77 grade-point average.
Read more about Spindler and Bianchi
There are only six more weeks until your son or daughter graduates.
It is an exciting, yet busy time. It is important that you and your
senior know of the details and expectations for the various activities.
The list is as follows in sequence of events.
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Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday, May 23. Among those inducted were three Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students: Zackery Burns who is studying electrical trades; Brian Netkin who is in the criminal justice program; and Slade Young who is in the informational technology program. [read more]
In a special ceremony on May 16 at the
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, 18 students were inducted into
the National Honor Society.
To be selected, candidates must first have a cumulative grade point average of 90 percent or higher and then be selected by members of a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. [read more]
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk juniors Madeline Metcalf and Tyler Rivers were honored at the Capital District YMCA’s 19th annual Student and Educator Breakfast on Tuesday, April 19 at the Appel Inn in Altamont. They were among 30 area students recognized for their hard work and dedication in the classroom and the community. [read more]
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik middle and high school students participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on April 17 at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The walk raised more than $100,000 for Best Buddies New York to help clubs across the state sponsor such events as the Best Buddies Ball and send high school Best Buddies presidents to the annual conference in July. [Read more]
About 20 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students in a Career and Financial Management class recently had the opportunity to learn from a volunteer from Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York as part of the Junior Achievement Career Success program.[read more]
Earlier this month, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Music
Department continued its long tradition of participating in the New York
State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble and Major Organization
On April 1 and 2, 106 students from grades 5-12 participated in the Solo/Ensemble Festival at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School. Each student was evaluated by a trained NYSSMA adjudicator in solos that ranged in difficulty from level one through level six, with level six being the most difficult level of performance. [read more]
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Class of 2019
is accepting donations for a community garage sale to be held 9 a.m.
– 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the high school. Money raised at the
garage sale will be used for senior activities for the class.
Donated items can be dropped off at the high school cafeteria between 2 and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6. No computers, televisions, baby bedding or mattresses will be accepted.
If you are a senior at RCS and believe that you have had perfect attendance throughout your high school career please see Mrs. Buck in the office as soon as possible. Parents, if you believe your child has had perfect attendance throughout high school, email Mrs. Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourty-four middle and high school music students from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk were selected to participate in the Greene County Music Educators Association Spring All-County Music Festival. The festival concert is being held at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 1 at Hunter-Tannersville High School.[read more]
While studying the art of blogging, Tera Stumbaugh’s journalism
students had a unique opportunity to be published as guest bloggers
for Albany Times Union writer Krisiti Barlette’s blog.
Barlette spoke to the class March 14 offering insight into her career in journalism and success in blogging. She also spoke about the mistakes she made early in her blogging career and offered advice. [read more]
With a 97.12 grade-point average while enrolled in all honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and University in the High School (UHS) courses, Nicole Miller is model student in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior class. Her hard work continued on to the basketball court, which earned her the honor of top scholar-athlete for the Colonial Council. [Read more]
For students in the Ravena-Coeymas-Selkirk High
School AP government class, reading about current events is one thing;
hearing firsthand about policy-making decisions from a sitting U.S.
congressman is quite another.
On March 7, Congressman Paul Tonko kicked it up a notch for about 20 students enrolled in the AP course by visiting their classroom and answering some tough questions. [read more]
The Fairy Godmother’s Closet is collecting gently used prom gowns that are no more than 10 years old. This program offers RCS girls in need, clean and fashionable gowns for free. All donations can be dropped off at the high school’s main office. For more information please contact Mrs. Jennes at email@example.com or Christina Springer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AP courses allow for college-level curriculum to
be delivered with rigor and depth, and taking the AP exam is the
culmination of nine months of hard work. The fee to take an AP exam is
$92 per exam. This fee will be reduced for any student who receives or
qualifies for free or reduced lunch, assistance from Social Security
under the "TANF" program, or Medical assistance under the Medicaid
program. See all the details in the letter below.
Students can bring completed forms and payment to Ms. Moore in the guidance office. Questions or concerns can be addressed with the student's teacher or Ms. LaFrainer.
Broadway actor and singer Steven Ted Beckler held a four-hour master class with cast members of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk production of Beauty and the Beast Feb. 2, to help the students prepare for their Mar. 4-6 performances. Beckler has performed as the Beast and Gaston while serving as understudy for those roles, as well as in the ensemble cast of Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. [read more]
arning the 2015-16 Colonial Council championship was not enough for the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School wrestling team. It also set a new school record with 11 wrestlers qualifying for the Section 2 Tournament Feb. 13-14 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.[read more]
On Saturday, Feb. 5th, over 400 students from around the Capital Region, including 12 RCS middle and high school students, came together at the Holiday Inn in Latham for the annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball. The ball is an all-inclusive dance experience that celebrates people of all different abilities, and gives everyone the chance to have a night they won't forget. RCS students were accompanied by teachers Daria Carusone, Maria Semenick, Pamela Ginder and Patricia Stockman.[see photo]
Albany Times Union journalist Paul Grondahl spoke to RCS High School journalism and AP English students on Feb. 1, stressing the importance of reading, writing, observing, traveling and hard work. Students read samples of Grondahl’s current newspaper articles and discussed his work and how the industry has changed since his career began with the Times Union 30 years ago.[read more]
The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, honored three RCS High School students at the 2016 Physical Education Leadership Awards on Jan. 31. After a celebration dinner and short ceremony, seniors Michael Babcock, Nicholas Glasheen and Hannah Smith were presented with plaques to commemorate their accomplishments.[read more]
The RCS Class of 2019 is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise important funds to benefit students and the community. Nature’s Vision was selected for their wide variety of top quality environmentally themed products and commitment to customer satisfaction. Click here for more information about the fundraiser and how to order.
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
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 part to run with,” said senior Samantha Bachorik.
Classmate Samantha Mizener had a different hurdle to overcome. “I thought it was quite difficult to think of how you were going to illustrate and portray the characters in such a short book.” [read more]
Click here to
view the High School exam schedule for Jan. 19 - 29, 2016.
For Regents exams, rooms are indicated on the schedule for each test. If there is no room indicated, the exam will be held in the Gym.
On the days of Regents exams, Jan. 26-29, students only need to come to school when they have an exam. Bus runs for these days will be posted here soon.
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District regularly
conducts preparedness drills within all district buildings. On Dec. 21,
the high school, in conjunction with the Coeymans Police Department and
the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, administered a “Shelter-in-Place”
drill during eighth period.
School officials, officers from the Coeymans Police Department and Greene County Sherriff’s Office and the Greene County Sheriff’s K-9 unit patrolled the halls of the high school during the drill, which ended at approximately 1:10 p.m. [read more]
Eleven RCS High School students, chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale, will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 17-20. RCS French hornist Kathryn Rowzee will also be performing as a regular member of the ESYO. [read more]
It is not every day a student-athlete from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
receives a full athletic scholarship to a Division I College. In fact,
it has been nearly 40 years since a student has achieved the feat.
This year, Haley Irvis broke the cycle, signing her National Letter of Intent on Thursday, Nov. 12, to attend Long Island University on a full athletic scholarship for softball.
A new state mandate requires all high schools in New York to provide instruction of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to students as part of the health education curriculum.
What does this mean for Ravena-Coeymans Selkirk [read more]
Two RCS High School students have been selected to join this year’s
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 80th annual All-State
Conference Dec. 3 – 6 in Rochester, NY. One student was also selected as
Madeline Reilly and James Wamsley were chosen to the All-State Mixed Chorus. Both are members of this year’s senior class. Kathryn Rowzee, also a senior, was selected as an alternate on French Horn. [read more]
Sixty-one student musicians from the RCS Middle School and High
School have been selected to participate in the Greene County Music
Educators Association Fall All-County Music Festival. The festival
is being held at Catskill High School on Wednesday and Friday, Nov.
4 and 6.
Students will rehearse from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and return on Friday for additional rehearsals at 3 p.m. On Friday evening, the festival will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Catskill High School auditorium.
RCS students taking the SAT or ACT tests have many dates to choose from. ACT test dates begin as early as September 12 while SAT dates begin October 3. Click here for all test dates - PDF