▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
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]
The High School Drama club is hosting a
spaghetti dinner and cabaret fundraiser, 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14,
at the High School. Students will be performing musical numbers and
serving dinner and dessert to guests. There will also be a silent
auction of baskets filled with donated goods and services. Tickets are
$10 and can be purchased from Mrs. Lopez in the middle school or Mrs.
McLoughlin in the high school.
Members of the RCS Class of 2019 will be washing cars for a $5 donation per car, 2:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the High School parking lot. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward their junior and senior year activities.
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.
The new chapter of Best Buddies at RCS High School will host a chicken barbecue, 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, outside the high school cafeteria. Frese’s Catering Services will have meals that include half barbecued chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw, roll, and cookies. Each meal is $11. Proceeds from fundraiser go toward building the brand new Best Buddies program in the high school. Click here for more information
Students achieving passing scores on the 2015 Advanced Placement exams were recognized by the RCS Board of Education and High School Principal Tom DiAcetis on Sept. 15 board meeting.[read more]
The College Caravan made a stop at RCS High School to give juniors and seniors a chance to explore some options for higher education. Representatives from 25 colleges were in attendance to answer questions and provide information to the students. More college representatives from schools across New York and neighboring states will visit RCS through November. Click here for schedule of college admissions representatives at RCS.
RCS High School will be administering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14 for juniors and select sophomores. RCS has historically offered the PSAT on Saturdays, but this year the College Board is not offering a Saturday PSAT test date. Click here for more information about this PSAT.
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
The high school's new tardy procedure is pretty simple: "The school day begins at 7:30 AM daily. Students will be considered tardy to school/class if they are not in class when the tardy bell rings" it begins.
The tardy procedure goes hand-in-hand with another change this year that makes it even more critical that students arrive at school on time: first period begins at 7:30 AM. Homeroom will be held between first and second periods. If a student comes to school late, he or she will be missing the beginning of first period. [read the rest of the tardy procedure here - PDF]