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    October 2017

    The school year is off to a great start! Our students have started the year ready to learn and our staff came in rejuvenated and excited to get the school year started. The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time. Last Friday we kicked off with our Spirit Week by having our 2nd Annual Bonfire. We had over 600 students participate in the event and I am happy to report it went off without a hitch.  

    This week our students will participate in spirit week, culminating with this weekend's events.  Friday we will enjoy our annual student Pep Rally and Saturday we have our Homecoming Dance. I want to thank all of our students and staff that participate in our spirit week. One of the things that makes our school so special is the character and pride of our students and staff. 

    As we take a look at the numbers, I am happy to report that our numbers continue to look promising. Our student discipline continues to show improvement and there is a decline in incidents overall. Our student attendance also looks very good and is slightly improved from last year at this time. Please remind your child(ren) that attendance to school and class is critical to his/her success. Soon, we will be able to have a clearer picture on how we compare academically to last September. I will share that in short order. 

    This Thursday, October 5, 2017 is our annual Open House from 7-9 pm. We hope to see you all there! Again, I want to thank you for your partnership and support and remind you that my door is always open and I welcome your input.


    David Seipp, Principal


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    RCK Art Educator, Robert Wood, has been chosen to the 2017 New York State Art Educator of the Year! Mr. Wood will receive an award and special recognition at NYSATA’s 69th annual conference “Art Connecting Community” in Binghamton, New York. Congratulations, Mr. Wood!

    Congratulations to Ketcham Field Hockey for their generous donation to the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Hurricane Harvey Supply Drive. Because of this donation, the United Way was able to send over 200 boxes of hygiene items, baby supplies and food to the Houston Food Bank and Texas Diaper Bank. Great job to the members of the Ketcham Field Hockey Team and their Coach, Erin Mulligan!

    Ketcham BOCES students attended a trip to the AG High School Day at SUNY Cobleskill. Congratulations to Kaitlin Maslosky for taking home 2nd place in the pie bake-off!

    Congratulations to RCK English Educator, Teresa Sutton for her poetry prize in the 2017 Encircle Chapbook Competition! Ms. Sutton’s book of poems is about her dad’s dementia called “Breaking Newton’s Laws.” Her book will be published in December.

    Congratulations to NYSSMA All-State Students: Daniel Coladangelo, Jacob Simonetty, Shreya Varanisi. These students will be representing RCK at the 2017 NYSSMA  All-State Conference in Rochester, NY in November/December. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at the solo festivals throughout the State.

    Congratulations to RCK’s Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program: Kyra M. Rodriguez and Nicholas Yao. You are applauded on a job well done!