Roy C. Ketcham High School

99 Myers Corners Road | Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 | PH: 845.298.5100

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Principal's Message


    June 2024

    Greetings Ketcham Nation!

    It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of regular classes for the 2023-24 school year. As we close out the school year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of our school community throughout the year.

    Yesterday, many of our Class of 2024 Seniors traveled Back to the Nest and walked the halls of their elementary schools in caps and gowns. It is a heartwarming tradition that we are glad our students, families and former teachers can take part in.

    On Monday evening, we recognized seniors and juniors who have received scholarships and awards and celebrated their success and achievements. We know that all of our students have worked hard and we are proud of their accomplishments. If you haven't yet done so, please be sure to sign up to get your Congratulations message on our marquee so our community can wish you well!

    Tomorrow night, our seniors will enjoy Some Enchanted Evening, their senior prom at West Point. It is a beautiful venue and we are lucky to be able to hold this annual event there. We hope you all have a magical evening!

    Tomorrow is the last day of school. Students who are taking Regents should check the RCK website to confirm their schedules and transportation notes. Seniors should have turned in their Chromebooks. All library books must be returned by tomorrow. Seniors can also complete the Google Takeout to save anything in their student accounts.

    We look forward to seeing the Class of 2024 back here on June 26 for graduation rehearsal and the senior class BBQ. Continue to check the RCK website for any updates and graduation announcements. There is still time to order flowers in advance and support our PTSA. Details are on the RCK website.

    We know this time of year is full of activity as well as many "lasts". Seniors had final musical performances, the Masque & Mime student-directed production to benefit Broadway Cares and final meetings for clubs and groups. We celebrated our baseball team's 2nd place finish in the NYS Championships as well as runner Connor Hitt breaking another school record when he medaled at the NYS Track & Field Championships. Senior Owen Paino was named the Section 1 Baseball Player of the year and the Gatorade Player of the Year. Our incredible Ketcham Racing team took first place in the statewide Winners Circle Project. We know that our students, coaches, advisors and families devote so much to making sure Ketcham is full of engaging and fulfilling activities and their hard work pays off!

    As always, I am humbled by the wonderful things that happen at our school each day. It is a true honor to serve as your principal and I know that our graduating class will continue to make us proud.

    Thank you again for your support this year and always. We are counting down to graduation and celebrating our community at commencement and then soon welcoming our incoming Class of 2028.  As educators, so often we work to inspire students but it turns out that they are the ones inspiring us!

    All in  All ways.

    Your principal,
    Dave Seipp

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    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.