RCS Weekly Celebrations Newsletter

November 10, 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:


STARS Program honors Veterans

On Wednesday, November 9, Middle and High school students in the STARS program made over 65 cards for local Veterans! They also learned about a special β€œMissing Soldier Ceremony” that is often held when a community has lost a soldier in the line of duty in some capacity. Several of the students took on a role for the very moving ceremony performed at Van Allen Senior Apartments. In addition, they also made β€œhardtack” which many soldiers in earlier wars would have had on them as a form of easy sustenance. It was a very informative and special day!


High School Artist of the Month -- Rachel Squadere

Congratulations to RCS High School sophomore Rachel Squadere for being named Artist of the Month for October! View some of her pieces and learn more about why she received this recognition in the article below.

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RCS Middle School Drama Club takes the HS Stage with Disney’s Frozen Jr. on November 18, 19 & 20

The RCS Middle School Drama Club returns to the High School stage with live performances of the hit musical Disney's Frozen Junior on November 18, 19, and 20! They can't wait to share these icy-cool performances with the greater RCS community! Please find the official poster with ticket information and related details below.

We hope to see you there!

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Trunk or Treat Fun!!

We had two wonderful Trunk or Treats at our elementary schools recently! Big thank you to the PBC Parent Teacher Organization, and AWB Parent Teacher Association for holding the events and to all the families, local community members, and organizations for participating!!


Did you know that each RCS campus has a Little Free Library on it? Students and the community are invited to borrow books to enjoy! Recently, the MS/HS campus received a brand new Little Free Library thanks to a community project completed by PBC Teacher Tricia Grogan as part of her National Board Certification. Be sure to stop by and check them out!


PBC and High School students talk math with a pumpkin twist!

Recently, Ms. Clark's and Mrs. Pierce's Intermediate Geometry high school classes traveled to Pieter B. to work on their math skills with Ms. Maroney and Ms. Sollien's classes, with a special pumpkin twist!! While carving pumpkins, the group talked about what solid geometry shape can be used to model a pumpkin. The high schoolers calculated the volume by finding the circumference and diameter using string as well as the density by weighing them. A great activity that exercised their communication and collaboration skills -- plus, they had a ton of fun, and the pumpkins are being used to decorate PBC!!!


District Fundraisers

Running & Upcoming Fundraisers:

  • MS PTSO -- Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser: This fundraiser is pre-orders only. Orders will be accepted from November 1 through November 12. Pies are from Deising's Bakery in Kingston, and pick-up will be at the RCS Middle School on Tuesday, November 22, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Order today!!! Click here to submit an order via the online order form! Contact Information: Rcsmsptso@gmail.com
  • High School Science Olympiad -- Double Good Popcorn: Made-to-order popcorn shipped directly to your home for freshness. 50% of the cost of orders comes to the Science Olympiad Team! Online orders ONLY, fundraiser runs Monday, November 14, through Friday, November 18. Click here to order and for more info!

  • High School Science Olympiad -- Five Guys Community Night: Thursday, November 17, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. for orders at the store or online. Must present the flyer (paper or phone) for all orders, and the club gets 20% of your purchase amount. Please support our Science Olympiad team by simply having a great dinner of burgers, fries, and a shake or more!! Click here for a copy of the flyer!

  • 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!