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15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
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Robert K. Libby,

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2014-15 School Year


june 2015

  • June 27, 2015: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Class of 2015 Graduation [read more]

  • June 27, 2015: Board of Education approves two-year teachers' contract [read more]

  • June 25, 2015: RCS Middle School students recognized for achievements in 2014-15 [read more]

  • June 6, 2015: Fourth annual Recyclable Regatta takes off on Lawson Lake [read more]

  • June 4, 2015: RCS students receive nearly $73,000 in scholarships and awards at annual ceremony [read more]

  • June 3, 2015: Scotia-Glenville Museum brings the magic of honeybees to PBC [read more]

  • June 3, 2015: AW Becker Wackadoodles train for 1 mile Freihofer Kids Run and cheer on Melody Fairchild [read more]

  • June 2, 2015: PBC musicians give it their all during the Grade 5 Jazz Band and Chorus Spring Concert [read more]

  • June 1, 2015: RCS High School students share the joy of reading with students at AW Becker elementary [read more]


May 2015

  • May 29, 2015: Grade 5 students at AW Becker enjoy seaport and aquarium in Mystic, Conn. [read more]

  • May 29, 2015: Last day of school changed to Wednesday, June 24 [read more]

  • May 29, 2015: 20 Middle School students inducted into National Junior Honor Society [read more]

  • May 27, 2015: 29 students inducted into the High School National Honor Society [read more]

  • May 28, 2015: Students find air gun accidently brought to RCS High School [read more]

  • May 26, 2015: Robert K. Libby named as interim superintendent [read more]

  • May 20, 2015: Habitat Day a hit at PB Coeymans [read more]

  • May 20, 2015: RCS high school students talk bullying and diversity with PBC students [read more]

  • May 14, 2015: Students honored with educational leadership awards [read more]

  • May 14, 2015: Students district-wide get moving with Project ACES [read more]

  • May 13, 2015: New school signs have been put in their place; electricity on the way within two weeks [read more]

  • May 9, 2015: In two and a half years, Superintendent Alan McCartney became known for his attention to detail and a 'Kids First' mentality [read more]

  • May 7, 2015: Dozens attend AW Becker Science Fair; study student research and work [read more]

  • May 4, 2015: RCS Music groups earns awards at NYSSMA festivals [read more]


April 2015

  • April 30, 2015: PBC students, families make Learning Fair and Math Fun Night a success [read more]

  • April 28, 2015: RCS student recognized for collecting school supplies for needy RCS families [read more]

  • April 27, 2015: Three RCS students compete in state Skills USA competition in Syracuse [read more]

  • April 23, 2015: RCS MS student raises over $1,100 for Best Buddies [read more]

  • April 21, 2015: Congratulations to Kate Houghtaling and Michael Jones - RCS valedictorian and salutatorian [read more]

  • April 20, 2015: Three incumbents are unopposed for re-election [read more]

  • April 18, 2015: Middle School Science Olympiad places third during regional competion [read more]

  • April 14, 2015: Board of Education adopts 2015-16 school budget; community vote set for May 19 [read more]

  • April 6, 2015: More than 100 RCS student musicians perform at NYSSMA Solo Festival [read more]

  • April 2, 2015: History comes to life at RCS HS in celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial [read more]

  • April 1, 2015: RCS HS hosts anti-drug bus to educate students [read more]


March 2015

  • March 27, 2015: Grade 2 students at PBC learning Read, Cover, Remember, Retell reading strategy [read more]

  • March 25, 2015: Want to give back to your RCS community? Consider a seat on the BOE [read more]

  • March 24, 2015: 41 RCS Music Students Selected For GCMEA Spring All-County Music Festival [read more]

  • March 24, 2015: RCS students perform with Capital Region Wind Ensemble at SCCC [read more]

  • March 23, 2015: Superintendent Alan McCartney sends letter to area legislators urging boost in state aid [read more]

  • March 20, 2015: RCS HS to host Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration on March 26 [read more]

  • March 12, 2015: Six students recognized for graduating early at Board of Education meeting [read more]

  • March 5, 2015: PBC students explore winter sports and snowshoe outdoors [read more]

  • March 5, 2015: AWB Grade 3 & 5 Literacy Lollapalooza [read more]


February 2015

  • Feb. 27, 2015: Board of Education extends Dr. McCartney's contract by three years [read more]

  • Feb. 26, 2015: Kristin Hill-Burns joins RCS Board of Education, replaces Alice Whalen [read more]

  • Feb. 24, 2015: RCSHS Drama Club presents Once Upon a Mattress, Feb. 27-March 1 [read more]

  • Feb. 18, 2015: Participants walk or run for 26.2 miles during the Wellness Marathon [read more]

  • Feb. 13, 2015: 90% of high school students participate in PBIS Bagel Breakfast [read more]

  • Feb. 12, 2015: Chocolate Literacy Night combines chocolate treats and literacy at Pieter B. Coeymans [read more]

  • Feb. 12, 2015: RCS Health & PE staff get a crash course in adventure [read more]

  • Feb. 12, 2015: AWB & PBC staff become certified in CPR [read more]

  • Feb. 12, 2015: RCSHS student art helps local charity drive [read more]

  • Feb. 8, 2015: Two RCS students recognized by NYS AHPERD for commitment to health and education [read more]

  • Feb. 3, 2015: RCS sophomore Zachary Clouse recognized for Eagle Scout project [read more]

  • Feb. 3, 2015: RCS music teacher to conduct at festivals in Columbia and Sullivan counties [read more]



  • Jan. 30, 2015: Swim team finishes record breaking season [read more]

  • Jan. 30, 2015: RCSHS' Harmonics perform in regional Carmina Burana production [read more]

  • Jan. 30, 2015: Congratulations to Jolene Hopkins, selected as a NYS Master Teacher [read more]

  • Jan. 27, 2015: AW Becker holds Family Math Night [read more]

  • Jan. 16, 2015: Creative Writing students from the high school bring their original stories to young PBC readers [read more]

  • Jan. 14, 2015: High School health classes practice CPR on mannequins with guidance from Marvin Powell of the Ravena Rescue Squad [read more]

  • Jan. 13, 2015: Community approves both Help RCS Plan for Tomorrow capital projects [read more]

  • Jan. 12, 2015: Green and gold drive-in sign removed from HS/MS entrance; new digital sign expected to be in place in the spring [read more]

  • Jan. 8, 2015: Three RCS students chosen for elite Albany choral apprenticeship [read more]

  • Jan. 7, 2015: Cold weather reminders and safety tips [read more]

  • Jan. 2, 2015: HS band and chorus perform at Empire State Plaza [read more]


  • Dec. 22, 2014: RCS students brighten the holidays with letters for a 93-year-old World War II nurse in Albany [read more]

  • Dec. 21, 2014: AW Becker students volunteer at local food bank [read more]

  • Dec. 18, 2014: 52 RCS Middle School students recognized by the Board of Education [read more]

  • Dec. 15, 2014: PhRMA Grant to support STEM Education at RCS [read more]

  • Dec. 8, 2014: Fourth grade students learn and present about history in Native American life [read more]

  • Dec. 8, 2014: Fifth grade students share their own mystery stories during writer's workshop [read more]

  • Dec. 8, 2014: RCS Middle School Drama Club perform Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Dec. 12-13 [read more]


  • Nov. 24, 2014: RCS files Local Assistant Plans to boost student test scores at Pieter B. Coeymans and the Middle School [read more]

  • Nov. 24, 2014: AW Becker's Science Experiment of the Month keep students in awe [read more]

  • Nov. 19, 2014: Hands On Science Night lets students and parents test the Scientific Method [read more]

  • Nov. 18, 2014: Board unanimously supports building proposal that carries a maximum $1.28 per month tax impact by 2020-21; community to decide on Jan. 13 [read more]

  • Nov. 18, 2014: 33 PBC students recognized for excellence on state Science, ELA and Mathematics tests in the spring [read more]

  • Nov. 18, 2014: Aaron June recognized for Eagle Scout project benefitting Ronald McDonald House [read more]

  • Nov. 14, 2014: Pins and Rims a huge success for Best Buddies program at the Middle School [read more]

  • Nov. 13, 2014: Grade 2 class at Pieter B. Coeymans 'hates yams in all places' [view video]

  • Nov. 13, 2014: GI Go Fund Jeans for Troops fundraiser nets $375 from RCS staff [read more]

  • Nov. 12, 2014: Several RCS students to perform in Melodies of Christmas program Dec. 18-21 [read more]

  • Nov. 6, 2014: Board members study $30 million building improvement project that would have little tax impact; expected to endorse plan on Nov. 18; community vote by mid-January [read more]

  • Nov. 5, 2014: RCS music students selected to all-state conference [read more]

  • Nov. 3, 2014: Nov. 6 workshop meeting to discuss potential building improvement plan that would carry little or no tax increase [read more]


  • Oct. 28, 2014: 56 RCS Middle and High School Musicians to participate in All-County Music Festival [read more]

  • Oct. 28, 2014: Kindergarten students have fun at Stanton's Feura Farm [read more]

  • Oct. 27, 2014: Students promote safe teen driving [read more]

  • Oct. 27, 2014: RCS to host Empire State Youth Orchestra ensembles on Nov. 1 [read more]

  • Oct. 24, 2014: Elementary Children Learning How to Reduce the Spread of Germs [read more]

  • Oct. 24, 2014: PBC grade 5 students attend EYSO performance at Proctor's Theater [read more]

  • Oct. 20, 2014: Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan discusses her life in Holland under Nazi Germany and the positive thoughts that helped her survive [read more]

  • Oct. 14, 2014: A.W. Becker students recognized by the Board of Education [read more]

  • Oct. 10, 2014: AWB students explore the world around them on Habitat Day [read more]

september 2014

  • Sept. 26, 2014: This National Guard shirt issue is not about anti-gun or anti-military. Today, where many schools have abandoned saying the pledge, we still ask the students to stand every day for the pledge. [read more]

  • Sept. 16, 2014: Read about the Property Tax Freeze Credit to benefit the RCS community this year [read more]

  • Sept. 16, 2014: Students honored for achievements by the Board of Education [read more]

  • Sept. 11, 2014: RCS swim team off to a strong start; breaks records in first meet against Johnstown [read more]

  • Sept. 10, 2014: Senior Collin Adams has been named as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program, the first step in a journey that could provide funding for college next year.[read more]

  • Sept. 3, 2014: Some school tax bills mailed to homeowners instead of escrow services [read more]


  • Aug. 21, 2014: Thanks to Stewart's, new RCS freshmen get the "scoop" at orientation [read more]

  • Aug. 20, 2014: Bus route information for the 2014-15 school year [read more]

  • Aug. 20, 2014: Thirty years after Tom DiAcetis walked across the stage to pick up his RCS diploma, "Mr. D" has returned as principal of his alma mater. [read more]

  • Aug. 19, 2014: Typical September RCS school tax bills will rise by less than $45 per year, or about $3.60 per month, thanks  to lower-than-projected tax rate increases approved by the Board of Education today. [read more]

  • Aug. 11, 2014: Friends spearhead fund-raiser for friend with blood disease [read more]

JULY 2014

  • July 1, 2014: Class of 2014 graduation ceremony photos and program [Read More]

  • July 1, 2014: Latter, Reville elected as three new BOE members take their seats [Read More]