RCS Middle School

2025 Rt. 9W

Ravena, NY 12143

518.756.5200 ext. 3000

Fax: 518.756.1988


Pam Black, 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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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

Eighth Grade Transition Night

All eight graders and their families are encouraged to attend this year's Eighth Grade Transition Night, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 15. Counselors and Curriculum Content Specialists will be presenting on the academic programs and supports in place for incoming ninth graders. The event will be held in the high school library.

Annual Best Buddies chicken barbecue fundraiser

The middle school Best Buddies Club is hosting their annual chicken barbecue fundraise, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 16. Each dinner is $11.00 and includes half of a barbecue chicken, a baked potato, corn, coleslaw, a roll and cookies. Click here for an order form. Forms and payment should be brought to the middle school main office by May 8.

On the catwalk - eighth grade French makes its mark

Eighth grade French students put on quite a display Friday, March 10, walking the catwalk in their own fashion show. Music set the tone as classmates used only French to describe the models clothing, including colors and fabrics. [read more]

RCS celebrates a new NYS Master Teacher

Seventh and eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Jaskolka is the second teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk to become a New York State Master Teacher. She joins high school physics and earth science teacher Jolene Hopkins, who achieved the status in 2015. [read more]

Best Buddies club members get matched for the year

A “match party” was held on Oct. 25 for students in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School Best Buddies program which paired students with and without disabilities as buddies. The mission of Best Buddies, a student-run friendship club, is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See pictures

National Junior Honor Society inducts 23 new RCS Middle School students

On Wednesday, May 25, Honor Society students from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School tapped 23 Middle School students to be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.
Students were surprised with their nominations during ninth-period class and inducted at a ceremony later that evening.
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