RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,

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News items previously listed on the district and/or school homepages can be accessed here. For more information about any of the news articles, contact the district's Communications Office at
756-5200, ext. 6017.


2015-16 School Year


june 2016

  • 6/26/16 Caps off to the class of 2016 [read more] [see photo gallery]

  • 6/26/16 RCS seniors have final say before parting with high school [read more]

  • 6/14/16 A.W. Becker students lend a hand at Regional Food Bank [read more]

  • 6/14/16 Job shadowing provides students with valuable life experience [read more]

  • 6/10/16 National Junior Honor Society inducts 23 new RCS Middle School students [read more]

may 2016

  • 5/31/16 Congratulations to the 2016 RCS Valedictorian and Salutatorian [read more]

  • 5/25/16 Three RCS students among inductees into National Technical Honor Society [read more]

  • 5/24/16 Eighteen students inducted into RCS National Honor Society [read more]

  • 5/17/16 RCS voters approve $44.5 million budget, bus and library propositions [read more]

  • 5/1716 RCS students recognized for leadership in physical education [read more]

  • 5/15/16 Construction underway on RCS field [read more]

  • 5/11/16 YMCA honors two RCS High School students [read more]

  • 5/11/16 RCS Best Buddies participate in statewide fundraiser [read more]

  • 5/11/16 RCS partners with Junior Achievement to prepare students for careers [read more]

  • 5/3/16 RCS musicians bring home NYSSMA awards [read more]

april 2016

  • 4/6/16 Track to close May 1 for consruction of new synthetic field [read more]

  • 4/4/16 Students lace up for fifth annual RCS Wellness Walk [Read more]

march 2016

  • 3/29/16 Not your average studyhall; Students learn how to code [read more]

  • 3/29/16 A.W. Becker students fight childhood cancaer one math problem at a time [read more]

  • 3/29/16 44 RCS musicians selected to GCMEA Spring All-County Music Festival [read more]

  • 3/29/16 RCS leaders await state budget before finalizing 2016-17 school district budget [read more]

  • 3/24/16 Albany Times Union blogger features RCS student posts [read more]

  • 3/23/16 NYSED announces changes for spring 3-8 ELA and math tests [read more]

  • 3/18/16 Hand-on math lesson speaks volumes [read more]

  • 3/18/16 RCS senior named Colonial Council’s top scholar-athlete [read more]

  • 3/15/16 A.W. Becker student takes center court at MAAC tournament [read more]

  • 3/11/16 Congressman Paul Tonko talks government with RCS seniors [read more]

February 2016

  • 2/24/16 RCS faces more than $400,000 budget gap at beginning of process [read more]

  • 2/18/16 Questions surround damage of RCS fields [read more]

  • 2/12/16 Special guest helps RCS High School drama club prepare to debut Beauty and the Beast [read more]

  • 2/12/16 RCS wrestling team heads to Section 2 Tournament as Colonial Council champion [read more]

  • 2/9/16 RCS students have a ball at annual Best Buddies Friendship Ball [read more]

January 2016

  • 1/31/16 Three RCS High School students honored at Physical Education Leadership Awards [read more]

  • 1/27/16 RCS seventh-graders design and race dragsters in hands-on STEM project [Read more]

  • 1/26/16 Children’s stories brought to life by high school creative writing class [Read more]

  • 1/22/16 A.W. Becker families have fun with math [read more]

  • 1/20/16 RCS graduation rate up, dropout rate down in 2015 [Read more]

  • 1/13/16 Gov. Cuomo outlines school aid proposal and education agenda for 2016-17 [read more]

december 2015

  • 12/22/15 Spirit of Giving at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District [read more]

  • 12/21/15 Preparedness drill runs smoothly at RCS High School [read more]

  • 12/18/15 RCS responds to hate speech found on bathroom door [read more]

  • 12/15/15 District protocols regarding closings and delays due to inclement weather [read more]

  • 12/9/15 High School students to perform at Proctors Theatre in Melodies of Christmas [read more]

  • 12/2/15 Pieter B. Coeymans pre-K and kindergarten students have new place to play [watch video]

  • 12/2/15 Virtual field trips take students to the moon and back [read more and watch video]

November 2015

  • 11/25/15 Hand-on Science Night builds bridges to learning at Pieter B. Coeymans [read more]

  • RCS files Local Assistant Plans to boost student test scores at A.W. Becker Elementary School [read more]

  • 11/18/15 RCS senior softball player receives full athletic scholarship to D1 school [read more]

  • 11/17/15 Shark Tank-inspired projects spark entrepreneurial innovation at MS [read more]

  • 11/17/15 Equations plus Bee Bucks equals fun at A.W. Becker's Math Maraton [read more]

  • 11/14/15 Bethlehem ZBA requests a demonstration of digital sign at A.W. Becker [read more]

  • 11/10/15 Literacy Night closes cover on World According to Humphrey [read more]

  • 11/10/15 Schools now required to teach CPR [read more]

  • 11/9/15 RCS sixth graders perform at GCMEA Fall All-County Music Festival [read more]

  • 11/6/15 A message to the community from Superintendent Libby [read more]

october 2015

  • 10/28/15 where there's Smoke, there's fire safety at PBC Elementary [read more]

  • 10/23/15 RCS Middle School: Ready, set, cook-off! [read more]

  • 10/23/15 A.W. Becker sprinting toward physical fitness in annual Apple Run [read more]

  • 10/20/15 A.W. Becker fourth graders map out New York State [read more]

  • 10/15/15 "When a whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about" [read more]

  • 10/13/15 School district seeks variance to allow digital sign at A.W. Becker [read more]

  • 10/13/15 Sixty-one students selected to GCMEA All-County Music Festival [read more]

  • 10/13/15 RCS High School musicians selected to NYSSMA All-State Conference [read more]

  • 10/07/15 PBC fourth and fifth graders take part in annual Cross Country Run [read more]


september 2015

august 2015


July 2015

  • BOE adopts 2015-16 tax rates - in line with May projection [read more]

  • RCS signs three-year contract with Robert K. Libby as superintendent [READ MORE]

  • Stephen Meier reappointed to a one-year term as interim business administrator at RCS [read more]

  • RCS Middle School Best Buddies chapter recognized as best in state [read more]