RCS Weekly Celebrations Newsletter

October 28, 2022

We highlight different events, accomplishments, and programs that are happening around our school community on our website and Facebook page. Here are some of the recent stories we have shared:


Homecoming Week Celebrations!

What a great week!! Last week was Homecoming Week at RCS and the community showed its best school spirit!! The week consisted of a Spirit Week & Pep Rally at the High School, as well as multiple fall athletic team events and a district-wide spirit day!

On Friday night, our Varsity Football team won 48-0 over Gloversville at their Homecoming Game, and all RCS Fall Athletic Teams were recognized during a special halftime show presentation. On Saturday, the High School hosted its homecoming dance.

Big thank you to everyone who came out to support our students and all the individuals who went above and beyond in planning these events to make them so memorable!!


Feature-A-Teacher Returns - Meet Ms. Doerr!

The RCS Central School District is pleased to bring back our Feature-A-Teacher series for the 2022-2023 school year! For our first installment, meet High School Social Worker, Ms. Doerr. Working at RCS for nearly 20 years, she loves her job and our community! Read more about her below!

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Don't blink! You'll miss them! Last Friday, Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary held its Annual Cross Country Run for students in grades 3 through 5! The students ran approximately one mile and demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and pride in their classmates, cheering loud for each other as they crossed the finish line! Congratulations to all the students who participated in a job well done!


Fire Safety Month!

October is Fire Prevention Month -- an important month used to remind the community of fire safety measures and prevention strategies.

This week, the Selkirk Fire Department and Onesquethaw Fire Department visited some of our younger students at AWB to tour the trucks and talk about important fire safety reminders.

Additionally, the Ravena Fire Department & Selkirk Fire Department have been at the MS/HS campus all week working with students in the Albany County Sheriff training trailer. They showed the kids how it is to walk through a smoke-filled room with a fire hose, learned what a thermal imaging camera is, and talked about fire prevention!

Thank you for stopping by and working with our students!!


RCS Central School District receives NYSSBA Champion of Change Award

RCS recently hosted the High School Student Recognition Awards -- big congratulations to the students who were honored for all of their hard work and dedication to their future!

In addition, during the ceremony, the New York State Board Association presented RCS High School with the Champions of Change Recognition Award for the creation of the innovative Career Cafe. Thank you, NYSSBA, and congratulations again to these awesome students!!

Read more below!


District Fundraisers

Running & Upcoming Fundraisers:

  • Pancake "Brinner" @ Silver Spoon Cafe -- Class of 2025: Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Silver Spoon Cafe for a Pancake "Brinner!" For take-out orders, please use the QR code on the flyer (click here) - pick-up is from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. If you prefer to dine in, please order at the restaurant. The QR code is ONLY for take-out orders! Contact Information: Jennifer McCormack jmccormack@rcscsd.org & Samantha Visicaro svanpatten@rcscsd.org
  • Class of 2024 -- Stadium Seat Cushions: The Class of 2024 will be selling seat cushions at soccer games, football games, and other sporting/spirit events for $15.00. The cushions come with a built-in handle and have the RCS logo printed on them. You can find representatives from the Class of 2024 at upcoming games in order to purchase. Contact Information: Class Advisor Shannon Ruso at sruso@rcscsd.org

  • Class of 2023 -- Bottle and Can Collections: Bring your empty bottles and cans to Just Makes Cents at 2381 Route 9W in Ravena and ask them to apply your total to the Class of 2023 account. The fundraiser runs all year long. Contact Information: Class Advisor Suzette Clark at suzette.clark@rcscsd.org


Have a safe weekend!