Welcome to Roy C. Ketcham Senior High School
"Dedicated to Excellence"
"The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is
to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge
themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while
growing as responsible members of their community."
November 24, 2015
**** MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL ****
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It is the very special
American holiday. In many ways, it defines what it means to be an American.
As Americans, we are fundamentally a
generous people! Throughout the year, but especially at Thanksgiving,
RCK demonstrates that generous spirit as a caring, learning community.
serves as a model lesson for us. Every year we remember what has
become a part of our fundamental national persona. Our core values and
generous spirit was founded in the Pilgrim's plight and the actions of
the Native Americans who "shared" their skills and bounty with them.
That spirit has been galvanized through many generations of immigrants
who, like the Pilgrims, overcame their own challenges and found a better
life, pursuing the "American Dream".
an immigrant and naturalized American Citizen, I celebrated my first
birthday in America at age 7 on my very first Thanksgiving. I will never
forget that day and that experience!
I am so
thankful that, in my lifetime, my family and I have had the
great opportunity to pursue and realize our American Dream. We have
found a better life! I give thanks for that!
As you gather with your families and loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, please accept my best wishes.
November 18, 2015
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
to Masque & Mime on their excellent production of
Miller's, "The Crucible."
excellent leadership of our Director, Mrs. Tanya Clifton,
our Club Advisor, Mrs.
Rosemary Evaul , and their staff,
Masque & Mimetruly has lived up to our school
motto.... Dedicated to Excellence.
student actors delivered a performance that, as usual, can only be
described as riveting.
The message that our Masque & Mime Society
delivers is most appropriate, especially when considering
the tragic events
that are recently unfolding in Paris.
Our thoughts and prayers of support go out to all the innocent victims
of the “terror of intolerance.”