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27 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: Only those students taking Regents exams attend school today.

Today’s Motivation: Every negative thought is a down payment on your failure. Every positive thought is a deposit on your future.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Track & Field at the Armory, Boys Basketball at Yonkers. Tomorrow, Varsity Cheer is at Arlington, Boys JV Basketball at John Jay, Boys Swimming & Diving at North Rockland and Girls Basketball takes on New Rochelle. Let's go Ketcham!

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. There are fewer than 50 still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533 to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

TRIBUTE AD
Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/  Deadline is February 2/24.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Hockey plays this weekend at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center). Varsity will play on Saturday 1/23 at 6pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 7:15pm. On Sunday, 1/24, Varsity takes on FDR at d7pm followed by JV at 8:15. Come out and support our teams!

HALFSIES COOKIES FUNDRAISER
Spanish Honor Society is once again selling Halfisies Cookies for our winter fundraiser!  Click on the link below, stop by room 342, or email Señora Flanagan for details. https://bit.ly/3XHXkrX

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DnD club is holding a meeting Friday, 2/3, for new and returning members. New to the adventure? Don't worry, we have you covered. Join our google classroom for meeting sign ups and information - class code nqnmk2h

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Tuesday, January 31: SGT Masferrer with the US Marines

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MARQUEE REQUESTS
Seniors - Share the good news of your graduation on the RCK Marquee. ALL graduating seniors are welcome to have their name displayed on the sign (college, military, trade, congratulations). Fill out the gold sheet in the main guidance suite, room 217, and give it to your school counselor to sign.

DIPLOMAS
Seniors - Please be sure to confirm the spelling of your name for your diploma. Login to Parent Portal - the name printed there is how it will appear on your diploma. If the name appears inaccurate, please email our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Capalbo at kiley.capalbo@wcsdny.org. If the name is accurate, then you are all set and need to take no action at this time. The deadline for spelling corrections is Friday, February 3, 2023.

SCOIR
Seniors - please continue to update SCOIR if you have been accepted, denied, deferred, etc. to any institution that you applied to.  If you have selected a college, please make sure that you click "Enrolled."

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

REMINDER: We return to our regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 30. It will be Day 4.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


26 January 2023  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today’s Motivation: To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to Senior Eddy Corporan for being voted the Poughkeepsie Journal Athlete of the Week for the Week ending Jan. 22. Eddy won the 152-pound title at the Beacon Wrestling Tournament. He pinned the top-ranked, undefeated Section 9 wrestler in the weight class, in the championship match.

BASKETBALL
Good luck to our Girls Basketball team as they take on Albertus Magnus at home today. Varsity plays at 5 followed by JV at 6:45pm. Let's go Ketcham!

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. There are fewer than 50 still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533 to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

TRIBUTE AD
Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/  Deadline is February 2/24.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Hockey plays this weekend at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center). Varsity will play on Saturday 1/23 at 6pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 7:15pm. On Sunday, 1/24, Varsity takes on FDR at d7pm followed by JV at 8:15. Come out and support our teams!

HALFSIES COOKIES FUNDRAISER
Spanish Honor Society is once again selling Halfisies Cookies for our winter fundraiser!  Click on the link below, stop by room 342, or email Señora Flanagan for details. https://bit.ly/3XHXkrX

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DnD club is holding a meeting Friday, 2/3, for new and returning members. New to the adventure? Don't worry, we have you covered. Join our google classroom for meeting sign ups and information - class code nqnmk2h

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Tuesday, January 31: SGT Masferrer with the US Marines

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MARQUEE REQUESTS
Seniors - Share the good news of your graduation on the RCK Marquee. ALL graduating seniors are welcome to have their name displayed on the sign (college, military, trade, congratulations). Fill out the gold sheet in the main guidance suite, room 217, and give it to your school counselor to sign.

DIPLOMAS
Seniors - Please be sure to confirm the spelling of your name for your diploma. Login to Parent Portal - the name printed there is how it will appear on your diploma. If the name appears inaccurate, please email our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Capalbo at kiley.capalbo@wcsdny.org. If the name is accurate, then you are all set and need to take no action at this time. The deadline for spelling corrections is Friday, February 3, 2023.

SCOIR
Seniors - please continue to update SCOIR if you have been accepted, denied, deferred, etc. to any institution that you applied to.  If you have selected a college, please make sure that you click "Enrolled."

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


25 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

TODAY IS A SNOW DAY

Today’s Motivation: Excuses made today easy but tomorrow hard. Discipline makes today hard but tomorrow easy.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to the wrestling team for winning the Beacon Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Eddy Corporan and Matt Masch were both individual champions. The highlight was Eddy pinning the #1 ranked undefeated wrestler in Section 9 from Washingtonville High School in the championship match. Jonah Usher placed 3rd, Steven Suter placed 2nd, Angelo Battista placed 3rd, Mike Ricci placed 2nd, Asher Slaughter placed 3rd. Matt Masch was also voted the Most Outstanding Wrestling of the entire tournament. This is his 4th MOW award this year.

Congratulations to our Class of 23 wrestlers who celebrated Senior Night yesterday  Anthony Gaetani, Jonah Usher, Alma Gabriel, Rafael Esquival-Hinojosa, Steven Suter, Matt Masch, Eddy Corporan and Noah Richards.

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. There are fewer than 50 still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533 to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

TRIBUTE AD
Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/  Deadline is February 2/24.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Hockey plays this weekend at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center). Varsity will play on Saturday 1/23 at 6pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 7:15pm. On Sunday, 1/24, Varsity takes on FDR at d7pm followed by JV at 8:15. Come out and support our teams!

HALFSIES COOKIES FUNDRAISER
Spanish Honor Society is once again selling Halfisies Cookies for our winter fundraiser!  Click on the link below, stop by room 342, or email Señora Flanagan for details. https://bit.ly/3XHXkrX

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DnD club is holding a meeting Friday, 2/3, for new and returning members. New to the adventure? Don't worry, we have you covered. Join our google classroom for meeting sign ups and information - class code nqnmk2h

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Tuesday, January 31: SGT Masferrer with the US Marines

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MARQUEE REQUESTS
Seniors - Share the good news of your graduation on the RCK Marquee. ALL graduating seniors are welcome to have their name displayed on the sign (college, military, trade, congratulations). Fill out the gold sheet in the main guidance suite, room 217, and give it to your school counselor to sign.

DIPLOMAS
Seniors - Please be sure to confirm the spelling of your name for your diploma. Login to Parent Portal - the name printed there is how it will appear on your diploma. If the name appears inaccurate, please email our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Capalbo at kiley.capalbo@wcsdny.org. If the name is accurate, then you are all set and need to take no action at this time. The deadline for spelling corrections is Friday, February 3, 2023.

SCOIR
Seniors - please continue to update SCOIR if you have been accepted, denied, deferred, etc. to any institution that you applied to.  If you have selected a college, please make sure that you click "Enrolled."

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


24 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: Only those students taking Regents exams attend school today.

Today’s Motivation: Kindness is never wasted. Sometimes all it takes is one small act of kindness to change a life.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Hockey plays this weekend at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center). Varsity will play on Saturday 1/23 at 6pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 7:15pm. On Sunday, 1/24, Varsity takes on FDR at d7pm followed by JV at 8:15. Come out and support our teams!

HALFSIES COOKIES FUNDRAISER
Spanish Honor Society is once again selling Halfisies Cookies for our winter fundraiser!  Click on the link below, stop by room 342, or email Señora Flanagan for details. https://bit.ly/3XHXkrX

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DnD club is holding a meeting Friday, 2/3, for new and returning members. New to the adventure? Don't worry, we have you covered. Join our google classroom for meeting sign ups and information - class code nqnmk2h

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Tuesday, January 31: SGT Masferrer with the US Marines

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. There are fewer than 60 still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533 to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MARQUEE REQUESTS
Seniors - Share the good news of your graduation on the RCK Marquee. ALL graduating seniors are welcome to have their name displayed on the sign (college, military, trade, congratulations). Fill out the gold sheet in the main guidance suite, room 217, and give it to your school counselor to sign.

DIPLOMAS
Seniors - Please be sure to confirm the spelling of your name for your diploma. Login to Parent Portal - the name printed there is how it will appear on your diploma. If the name appears inaccurate, please email our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Capalbo at kiley.capalbo@wcsdny.org. If the name is accurate, then you are all set and need to take no action at this time. The deadline for spelling corrections is Friday, February 3, 2023.

SCOIR
Seniors - please continue to update SCOIR if you have been accepted, denied, deferred, etc. to any institution that you applied to.  If you have selected a college, please make sure that you click "Enrolled."

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


23 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: Be happy - not because everything is good but because you can see the good in everything.

REMINDER: For the remainder of this week, only students taking Regents exams will attend school.

LOST & FOUND
Today is the LAST day to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. All items not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball team, now 14-0 after a big win at John Jay on Friday. Great defense from Camryn Greene and Ally Kaminski. Nia Rencher had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Caitlin Robertson had 13 points and Jenny Nardelli and Jaylyn Chorba each had 9 points. Way to go RCK! The team faces Albertus Magnus at home on Thursday so be sure to come out and support our players as they take on this tough rival.

BASKETBALL
The Varsity Boys basketball team had a great first half against John Jay on Friday but came short of the win. Four players had double-digit scoring: Connor Durkin with 13 points, Ryan Mealy and Leo Gecaj with 21 each and Owen Paino with 11. Rematch against Jay tonight at Jay at 6:15pm. Make sure to fill the bleachers and show your support as the teams play in the Jules Eurillo - Michael Ambron Memorial Basketball game.

TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to the individual league champions at the Armory yesterday. Connor Hitt, Rowan Faulkner, Abby Kowalczyk and Angie Odeniyi all hit gold!
On the boys side, Connor was a double gold medalist in the 3,200 and 600 meter runs, and Rowan Faulkner won the triple jump. Second place finishes were achieved by Brandon Castorina in the Long Jump, Jared Terzian in the 55 meter high hurdles and the 4x200 meter relay team (John Hartmann, Brandon Castorina, Aidan Pagan, Ty Wagner). Placing third were John Hartmann in both the 55 and 300 meter dashes, and the 4x800 meter relay team (Nick Taylor, Matt Kowalczyk, Jack McCarthy, Connor Hitt).
For the girls, Abby won both the 1,000 and 1,500 meter runs while Angie won the weight throw and placed third in the shot put. Hailey Hrouda placed second in both the weight throw and the shot put. Also placing third was Savana Stevenson in the 300 meter dash.
It was a day filled with many personal best performances. Great showing by all athletes!

LUNCH & LEARN
Students will have the opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths through our newly launched Lunch & Learn Program. Next week, we will be highlighting the following organization:
Monday, January 23: Adam Johnson will represent DEC Law Enforcement.
Participants will be set up in the cafeteria during all lunch periods (4-7) to answer any of your questions.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to these Ketcham students named Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 14. Way to go!
-Connor Durkin, Basketball. Connor had 2 strong games last week vs Carmel and Arlington.  Connor has also become a leader on the team in practice and in the games.
-Matt Masch, Wrestling. Matt placed 5th at the Eastern States Wrestling Tournament which has 500+ wrestlers and 140+ high schools. He beat three 2022 NYS championship qualifiers and the #1 ranked NYS wrestler in Division 2.
-Connor Hitt, Track & Field. In a span of 8 days, Connor set the school record in three different events (1,000m run, the mile run and the 3200m run). The mile record was 55 years old!. Connor also hit the State Standard for the mile (1600m run) and the 3200m runs, and qualified for Nationals in both events.
-Abby Kowalczyk, Track & Field. Abby broke the school record by over 8 seconds in the mile at the Millrose Trials and placed 4th overall. She also won the 1500m and 3000m runs at the Dendy Meet and the 3000m run at the Suffern Invitational.

HALFSIES COOKIES FUNDRAISER
Spanish Honor Society is once again selling Halfisies Cookies for our winter fundraiser!  Click on the link below, stop by room 342, or email Señora Flanagan for details. https://bit.ly/3XHXkrX

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DnD club is holding a meeting Friday, 2/3, for new and returning members. New to the adventure? Don't worry, we have you covered. Join our google classroom for meeting sign ups and information - class code nqnmk2h

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Tuesday, January 31: SGT Masferrer with the US Marines

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. There are fewer than 60 still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533 to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MARQUEE REQUESTS
Seniors - Share the good news of your graduation on the RCK Marquee. ALL graduating seniors are welcome to have their name displayed on the sign (college, military, trade, congratulations). Fill out the gold sheet in the main guidance suite, room 217, and give it to your school counselor to sign.

DIPLOMAS
Seniors - Please be sure to confirm the spelling of your name for your diploma. Login to Parent Portal - the name printed there is how it will appear on your diploma. If the name appears inaccurate, please email our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Capalbo at kiley.capalbo@wcsdny.org. If the name is accurate, then you are all set and need to take no action at this time. The deadline for spelling corrections is Friday, February 3, 2023.

SCOIR
Seniors - please continue to update SCOIR if you have been accepted, denied, deferred, etc. to any institution that you applied to.  If you have selected a college, please make sure that you click "Enrolled."

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

 


20 January 2023  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to the wrestling team for their win over John Jay, 42 - 31. The team started out with a 30-0 lead with wins by pin fall from Matt Masch, Eddy Corporan, Jonah Usher, Emil Corporan, Noah Richards, and Joe Lowe. Anthony Gaetani sealed the victory for the team with a 1st period pin in the 118lb weight class.

BASKETBALL
Good luck to our varsity basketball teams as they travel to the southern end of the district to take on John Jay tonight. Our undefeated girls team plays at 5:15 followed by the boys at 7. Make sure to come and support our players and fill the Jay bleachers with Ketcham colors! Let's go RCK!

LUNCH & LEARN
Students will have the opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths through our newly launched Lunch & Learn Program. Next week, we will be highlighting the following organization:
Monday, January 23: Adam Johnson will represent DEC Law Enforcement. 
Participants will be set up in the cafeteria during all lunch periods (4-7) to answer any of your questions.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski & Snowboard club's first trip to Okemo is this Saturday. There are a very limited number of open spots available if you have not registered as a member and would like to join the waitlist. Please see Mr. del Olmo in room 346 during periods 1, 6, or 8 for wait list information. For registered members, please see the Google Classroom for important information about this week's trip. Reminder that students will be responsible for purchasing their own lift tickets for the first three trips and we strongly recommend doing so in advance. If you have not yet joined the google classroom, you may do so here:  http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey's next game is today 1/20 at 7:15pm  Varsity will play Orange County West at Ice Time in Newburgh followed by JV at 9pm. Come out and support our teams!

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED - Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.  


19 January 2023  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation:  Life is like an elevator. Sometimes on the way up, you need to stop and let some people off.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Unified Bowling, Boys Bowling at John Jay, Girls Bowling at John Jay, Wrestling vs. John Jay. Let's go Ketcham!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today (Jan. 19) after school in Room 233.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski & Snowboard club's first trip to Okemo is this Saturday. There are a very limited number of open spots available if you have not registered as a member and would like to join the waitlist. Please see Mr. del Olmo in room 346 during periods 1, 6, or 8 for wait list information. For registered members, please see the Google Classroom for important information about this week's trip. Reminder that students will be responsible for purchasing their own lift tickets for the first three trips and we strongly recommend doing so in advance. If you have not yet joined the google classroom, you may do so here:  http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

MEAN GIRLS
THIS IS SO FETCH! The RCK Masque & Mime Society is proud to present its production of Mean Girls. Come meet the Plastics on Fri. March 10th @ 7:30 p.m., Sat. March 11th @ 7:30 p.m., & Sun. March 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Ticket website to be published shortly. Remember- on Wednesdays, we wear pink! Show your support by wearing your favorite pink attire every Wednesday.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey's next game is Friday 1/20 at 7:15pm  Varsity will play Orange County West at Ice Time in Newburgh followed by JV at 9pm. Come out and support our teams!

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby until 2/3 and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
Please donate by Jan. 20!! The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

PROM DRESS DRIVE
DONATION WINDOW EXTENDED -Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 30th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

 


18 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation:  When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a thousand wishes.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team for the 58-49 win over Harrison yesterday. jenny Nardelli had 21 points, Caitlin Robertson scored 11 in the 4th quarter, Nia Rencher had 10 points and 12 rebounds. The team is now 13-0. Way to go!!

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Boys Basketball at Poughkeepsie, Boys Swimming/Diving at White Plains, Gymnastics at Mahopac. Let's go Ketcham!

FBLA
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) will be meeting on Wednesday after school in B1. All are welcome.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet Wednesday & Thursday (January 18th & 19th) this week after school in Room 233.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski & Snowboard club's first trip to Okemo is this Saturday. There are a very limited number of open spots available if you have not registered as a member and would like to join the waitlist. Please see Mr. del Olmo in room 346 during periods 1, 6, or 8 for wait list information. For registered members, please see the Google Classroom for important information about this week's trip. Reminder that students will be responsible for purchasing their own lift tickets for the first three trips and we strongly recommend doing so in advance. If you have not yet joined the google classroom, you may do so here:  http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is offering Virtual Scholarship Support Workshops!! The workshops are offered in the evening through March 2023 and are FREE and open to anyone who is interested. Attendees will be walked through the online Universal Application; given tips for writing essays, creating and formatting resumes, attaching documents, and requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Each session will be interactive with questions and answers. Registration is required and the zoom link for each session will be emailed to the registrants on the morning of the session. Register here  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

MATH TEAM
Math Honor Society/ Math Team will meet after school today 1/18 until 3:10 in room 345. Our agenda will include planning pi day activities and remaining math meets for year. All new and old members are welcome to attend! See Google classroom or Ms. Siebert for questions

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby all month and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
Please donate by Jan. 20!! The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

 


17 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation:  Two things can define you - your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

HOCKEY
The Hockey Team would like to thank all those that came out to support all our seniors on senior night!!  We felt the love!
Come support the team on Friday 1/20 at 7:15pm  Varsity will play Orange County West at Ice Time in Newburgh followed by JV at 9pm. Hope to see you there!

CHEER
Congratulations to our Varsity Cheer team for the second-place finish as the recent Dover Dragon's Den competition. Members of the team also finished in the top three of the longest held lib competition - Karissa Peters, Angelina Buonato, Peyton Mikelic, Aarysa Moore and Jocelyn Powell. Way to go!

THEATRE CONFERENCE
Congratulations to seniors Katelyn Hansom and Colin Nappi whose scripts were chosen and performed at the recent NYSTEA High School Theatre Conference. Several members of Masque & Mime attended the conference for educational theatre workshops, performances, and special events. Great job!

STOCK MARKET CLUB
Are YOU interested in the Stock Market? If so, come on down to B1 after school today January 17th until 3:00 pm. Come get started with $100,000 in The Stock Market Game and get trading. Google Classroom code is rnkkvny

OMG CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting today, January 17, to continue our Bible study on prayer and begin to prep for Easter! Join us in Room 232!

STUDENT COUNCIL
Please join us for today's Student Council meeting after school in Room 335. All are welcome to assist in planning upcoming events.

MATH TEAM
Math Honor Society/ Math Team will meet after school on Wednesday 1/18 until 3:10 in room 345. Our agenda will include planning pi day activities and remaining math meets for year. All new and old members are welcome to attend! See Google classroom or Ms. Siebert for questions

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Wresting at Carmel; Girls Basketball vs. Harrison. Let's go Ketcham!

ATTENTION SENIORS
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program application portal is currently open.  Students can register and apply for several local scholarships by submitting one application.  Follow the  link for more details or see your counselor.  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby all month and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
Please donate by Jan. 20!! The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.
2023

 


16 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

There is no school today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today’s Motivation: If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the girls varsity basketball team for improving their record to 12-0 with a win Saturday over Mamaroneck. Caitlin Robertson had 16 points, Nia Rencher had 15, Jaylyn Chorba had 14, Jenny Nardelli had 10 and Ashley Santiago had 8. The team has a tough battle tomorrow vs. Harrison at home. Come and fill the bleachers for this incredible team!

WRESTLING
Congratulations to Matt Masch who placed 5th at the Eastern States Classic Tournament on Saturday. Many consider this event harder than the actual NYS championships. After winning with a takedown in the quarterfinals, Matt reached the semi-finals where he faced the two-time Rhode Island state finalist and 2020 state champ. Way to go Matt!

TRACK & FIELD
Another meet and another record for Connor Hitt. He has laid his assault on the record books for the third consecutive meet in a week. This time it was the 3200 meter run. Connor won the event at the Suffern Invitational at Rockland Community College bettering the previous mark by over 5 seconds. Also winning was Abby Kowalczyk in the  3000 meter run. Hailey Hrouda rounded out the medal winners by finishing third in the shot put with a new personal best. Many others also achieved personal records. Great night athletes!

STOCK MARKET CLUB
Are YOU interested in the Stock Market? If so, come on down to B1 after school on Tuesday, January 17th until 3:00 pm. Come get started with $100,000 in The Stock Market Game and get trading. Google Classroom code is rnkkvny

OMG CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting Tuesday, January 17, to continue our Bible study on prayer and begin to prep for Easter! Join us in Room 232!

MATH TEAM
Math Honor Society/ Math Team will meet after school on Wednesday 1/18 until 3:10 in room 345. Our agenda will include planning pi day activities and remaining math meets for year. All new and old members are welcome to attend! See Google classroom or MS. Siebert for questions

ATTENTION SENIORS
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program application portal is currently open.  Students can register and apply for several local scholarships by submitting one application.  Follow the  link for more details or see your counselor.  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby all month and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
Please donate by Jan. 20!! The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

 


13 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the Lost & Found in the Attendance Office. We have many jackets, hoodies, coats and other items. Any items not picked up by Monday, Jan. 23 will be donated to a local charity.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the girls varsity basketball team for improving their record to 11-0 with a big win yesterday over Arlington 54-33! Strong play by Camryn Greene and Nia Rencher who had 13 points and 15 rebounds. Jenny Nardelli had 18 points. Jaylyn Chorba and Caitlin Robertson each had 10 points. Next up, the team travels tomorrow to take on Mamaroneck. Good luck!

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey Varsity will play on Saturday 1/14 at 8pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at McCann Civic Center (Poughkeepsie). This game is Senior Night so please make sure to fill the stands and support the RCK Seniors! Game on Sunday 1/15 at 7pm Varsity will play OCW followed by Junior Varsity at 8:15pm at Ice Time Sports (Newburgh) Please come out to show your support of our teams!

EVENT CANCELED
This is a reminder that the ice skating event scheduled for Jan 13 was canceled. If you purchased a ticket and have not received a refund, please contact rckptsa@gmail.com.

ATTENTION SENIORS
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program application portal is currently open.  Students can register and apply for several local scholarships by submitting one application.  Follow the  link for more details or see your counselor.  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

REMINDER: Schools are closed on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


12 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6 - 2 HR Delay

Today’s Motivation: Remember, you don't need a certain number of friends. Just friends you can be certain of.

BASKETBALL
Good luck to our basketball teams today as they take on Arlington. The varsity teams are on the road - girls at 4:45pm and boys at 6:30pm. JV plays at home - girls at 4:30 and boys at 6. Come cheer on our teams. Let's sink that ship! KOE

TRACK & FIELD
As they say, “Records are meant to be broken.” Abby Kowalczyk and Connor Hitt did just that while competing in the mile at the Millrose Trials at the Armory. Abby broke a ten-year old record by over 8 seconds and grabbed the 1500m record as well en route. She finished 4th overall. Connor broke a 55 year-old record by 3 seconds and finished 6th overall. Hailey Hrouda qualified for the final in the Weight throw and Angie Odeniyi just missed making the final, but had a personal best by over 2 feet! Great job athletes!

EVENT CANCELED
This is a reminder that the ice skating event scheduled for Jan 13 was canceled. If you purchased a ticket and have not received a refund, please contact rckptsa@gmail.com.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey Varsity will play on Saturday 1/14 at 8pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at McCann Civic Center (Poughkeepsie). This game is Senior Night so please make sure to fill the stands and support the RCK Seniors! Game on Sunday 1/15at 7pm Varsity will play OCW followed by Junior Varsity at 8:15pm at Ice Time Sports (Newburgh) Please come out to show your support of our teams!

ATTENTION SENIORS
The Community Foundation Scholarship Program application portal is currently open.  Students can register and apply for several local scholarships by submitting one application.  Follow the  link for more details or see your counselor.  https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml

YEARBOOK
The deadline to secure your yearbook has passed. We a very limited quantity still available.  Go to  https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  School Code: 707533. to purchase. Once this last chance opportunity is gone, we are SOLD OUT for the year. Last minute buyers may personalize their yearbook through January 31st, or until we are sold out.

Tribute Ads are available to purchase through 2/24. Celebrate your Senior and go to   https://tributeads.com/  today!

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The next meeting will be Thursday, January 12th in room 243

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Thursday, January 19: SPC Manfredy, US Army National Guard

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


11 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: Bitter will always get in the way of our efforts to get better. Let it go.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to seniors Miles Clyde and Matt Masch for being named Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 7. Miles made a section cut in the 100 back with a time of 59.30 against Rye High School. Matt won the 2023 RCK Mat Wars wrestling tournament and was voted most outstanding wrestler by the coaches association. In the finals of the tournament, he beat the 2022 Division 2 Section 9 Champion by pin fall in 3:34.

RAK CLUB
The RAK Club will meet today after school in room 362.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey Varsity will play on Saturday 1/14 at 8pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at McCann Civic Center (Poughkeepsie). This game is Senior Night so please make sure to fill the stands and support the RCK Seniors! Game on Sunday 1/15at 7pm Varsity will play OCW followed by Junior Varsity at 8:15pm at Ice Time Sports (Newburgh) Please come out to show your support of our teams!

MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Multicultural Society will meet today, January 11th, after school in room 104.

INHS
Ciao Ragazzi! Friendly reminder that today 1/11 INHS will be having a meeting after school in room 344 to discuss clothing orders and upcoming events.  Please make every effort to attend.

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Wednesday, January 11: SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The next meeting will be Thursday, January 12th in room 243

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

MATH TEAM MEMBERS:
Meet #4 is on Wednesday January 11th at John Jay.  Please see Google Classroom for information and sign up.  We will meet in the lobby on Wednesday 1/11 at 2:30 for bus to JJ. Email or see Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting Wednesday January 11th immediately after school in room 343. We will be discussing the remainder of the school year as well as merch. Please make every effort to attend!

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are only 10 spots remaining on the Ski & Snowboard Club. We have 4 scheduled trips this year to Hunter, Mount Snow, and two trips to Okemo. The last opportunity to register and secure one of these spots will be this Monday, January 9th, by the end of the day. After this date, any interested students will be placed on a wait list. Students should bring a completed registration form along with the $160 transportation fee in cash to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1, 6, or 8. Please do not leave it with anyone else. For any additional information, please join our Google Classroom: http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs or email Mr. del Olmo (pablo.delolmo@wcsdny.org)

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home
THE DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR YEARBOOK HAS PASSED.  There are a LIMITED QUANTITY left over. Once these sell out, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS. Take advantage of this final opportunity to order.

Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


10 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation: Leadership is not about being the best - it's about making everyone else better.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to our girls varsity basketball team who improved to a 10-0 record with a win over Carmel yesterday. Jenny Nardelli and Caitlin Robertson each had 19 points and Nia Rencher had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Next up, the team travels to Arlington on Thursday. Way to go RCK!

SWIMMING
The boys swim team defeated Rye high school by a score of 83-75. Huge shout out to Miles Clyde for making a section cut in the 100 back with a time of 59.30.

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLUB
Dance Club meets today after school in Room 340.

MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Multicultural Society will be having a meeting on Wednesday January 11th, after school in room 104.

MILITARY VISIT
We are having a military representative table in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representative on the following day:
Wednesday, January 11: SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The next meeting will be Thursday, January 12th in room 243

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS
The following seniors are the Senior Portrait Early Bird Winners: Prom ticket - Briana Fisher, Amir Habib, Thomas Ostrander,
Mya Wright; Cap & Gown - Kenneth Conklin & Connor Neithardt; Yearbook: Aiden Farrell  & Jocelyn Powell.

LUNCH & LEARN
Students will have the opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths through our newly launched Lunch & Learn Program.  This week, we will be highlighting two industries.
Tuesday, January 10: Nancy Sheehan will be sharing her knowledge on the healthcare industry, including Nuvance Health.
Both participants will be set up in the cafeteria during all lunch periods (4-7) to answer any of your questions.

ATTENTION SENIORS
Gabriella Fryer from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will be joining us on Tuesday, January 10th, during periods 5 &6, to present on the scholarship portal. Seniors may come to either one of her presentations in the LGI.  Please bring your Chromebook as you will have the opportunity to fill out the application.  For more information on the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley, visit https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

SPANISH NHS
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 in room 342.  Plans will be made for our next fundraiser and Black History Month activities.

MATH TEAM MEMBERS:
Meet #4 is on Wednesday January 11th at John Jay.  Please see Google Classroom for information and sign up.  We will meet in the lobby on Wednesday 1/11 at 2:30 for bus to JJ. Email or see Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting Wednesday January 11th immediately after school in room 343. We will be discussing the remainder of the school year as well as merch. Please make every effort to attend!

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are only 10 spots remaining on the Ski & Snowboard Club. We have 4 scheduled trips this year to Hunter, Mount Snow, and two trips to Okemo. The last opportunity to register and secure one of these spots will be this Monday, January 9th, by the end of the day. After this date, any interested students will be placed on a wait list. Students should bring a completed registration form along with the $160 transportation fee in cash to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1, 6, or 8. Please do not leave it with anyone else. For any additional information, please join our Google Classroom: http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs or email Mr. del Olmo (pablo.delolmo@wcsdny.org)

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home
THE DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR YEARBOOK HAS PASSED.  There are a LIMITED QUANTITY left over. Once these sell out, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS. Take advantage of this final opportunity to order.

Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

PTSA MEETING
RCK PTSA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 1/10 at 7pm in the library. All are welcome.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


9 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Congratulations to Jonny Lichwick and Jessica Murphy for placing 3rd in Chemistry Lab at the Columbia Invitational on Saturday. Jonny also earned a 6th place medal in Experimental Design along with Jacob Duchi and Andrew Fabrizio. Great job olympians!

WRESTLING
Congratulations to the wrestling team for placing 4th at the RCK Mat Wars Tournament. Matt Masch won first place with a 5-0 record on the day and pinned the 2022 Division 2 Section 9 Champion from New Paltz in the finals in 3:34. He was also voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler by all of the coaches at the tournament. Eddy Corporan also won the Bronze medal.

SWIMMING
The boys swim team lost a close meet to Suffern on Friday 89-79. Huge shoutout to the Perillo brothers for both making section cuts. The boys swim team goes against Rye high school today at Mount St Mary’s College. Good luck!

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
The next meeting will be Thursday, January 12th in room 243

LUNCH & LEARN
Students will have the opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths through our newly launched Lunch & Learn Program.  This week, we will be highlighting two industries.
Monday, January 9: Mike Keon will be here representing Sheet Metal Workers, LU 38.
Tuesday, January 10: Nancy Sheehan will be sharing her knowledge on the healthcare industry, including Nuvance Health. 
Both participants will be set up in the cafeteria during all lunch periods (4-7) to answer any of your questions.

ATTENTION SENIORS
Gabriella Fryer from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will be joining us on Tuesday, January 10th, during periods 5 &6, to present on the scholarship portal. Seniors may come to either one of her presentations in the LGI.  Please bring your Chromebook as you will have the opportunity to fill out the application.  For more information on the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley, visit https://communityfoundationshv.org/Scholarships-(1)

WINTER ESSENTIALS DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

SPANISH NHS
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 in room 342.  Plans will be made for our next fundraiser and Black History Month activities.

MATH TEAM MEMBERS:
Meet #4 is on Wednesday January 11th at John Jay.  Please see Google Classroom for information and sign up.  We will meet in the lobby on Wednesday 1/11 at 2:30 for bus to JJ. Email or see Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting Wednesday January 11th immediately after school in room 343. We will be discussing the remainder of the school year as well as merch. Please make every effort to attend!

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are only 10 spots remaining on the Ski & Snowboard Club. We have 4 scheduled trips this year to Hunter, Mount Snow, and two trips to Okemo. The last opportunity to register and secure one of these spots will be this Monday, January 9th, by the end of the day. After this date, any interested students will be placed on a wait list. Students should bring a completed registration form along with the $160 transportation fee in cash to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1, 6, or 8. Please do not leave it with anyone else. For any additional information, please join our Google Classroom: http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs or email Mr. del Olmo (pablo.delolmo@wcsdny.org)

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home
THE DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR YEARBOOK HAS PASSED.  There are a LIMITED QUANTITY left over. Once these sell out, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS. Take advantage of this final opportunity to order.

Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

PTSA MEETING
RCK PTSA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 1/10 at 7pm in the library. All are welcome.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.
 

6 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation: You don't always need to understand your journey in life. You just need to trust you are headed in the right direction.

WRESTLING
Congratulations for winning the first league match of the season against Mahopac 39-30. Steve Suter won by decision, Shane Rostron came from behind to win by pin fall, Eddy Corporan won with a come from behind win in overtime, Asher Slaughter won by decision, Matt Masch, Emil Corporan, Joe Lowe & Dom Best won by forfeit. Come support the Varsity team at the 2023 RCK Mat Wars tournament on Saturday 1/7, wrestling starts at 9:30.

TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Connor Hitt who yesterday beat the Ketcham record in the 1000m run and qualified for indoor nationals. 2nd place medal winners were Jared Terzian, Zander Brown, Isaac Menjivar, Jack McCarthy; and 3rd place medals were earned by John Hartmann, Kaiden Turner, Bryan Lee and Brandon Castorina. Abby Kowalczyk was a double winner in both the 1500 and 3000 meter runs. 2nd place winners include Angie Odeniyi and Savana Stevenson. Savana also picked up a third place medal as did Hailey Hrouda. Way to go Ketcham! 

WINTER ACCESSORIES DRIVE
Student Council is asking for your help in its collection of winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. New and very gently used items can be dropped in the box in the main lobby and will be donated in the community.

SPANISH NHS
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 in room 342.  Plans will be made for our next fundraiser and Black History Month activities.

MATH TEAM MEMBERS:
Meet #4 is on Wednesday January 11th at John Jay.  Please see Google Classroom for information and sign up.  We will meet in the lobby on Wednesday 1/11 at 2:30 for bus to JJ. Email or see Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are only 10 spots remaining on the Ski & Snowboard Club. We have 4 scheduled trips this year to Hunter, Mount Snow, and two trips to Okemo. The last opportunity to register and secure one of these spots will be this Monday, January 9th, by the end of the day. After this date, any interested students will be placed on a wait list. Students should bring a completed registration form along with the $160 transportation fee in cash to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1, 6, or 8. Please do not leave it with anyone else. For any additional information, please join our Google Classroom: http://bit.ly/3WOUQbs or email Mr. del Olmo (pablo.delolmo@wcsdny.org)

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Girls Basketball vs. Mahopac; Boys Basketball vs Yonkers; Swimming/Diving vs Suffern; Hockey vs Saugerties. Let's go Ketcham!

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home
THE DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR YEARBOOK HAS PASSED.  There are a LIMITED QUANTITY left over. Once these sell out, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS. Take advantage of this final opportunity to order.

Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey takes the ice again this weekend. Varsity will play on Friday 1/6 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at Kiwanis in Saugerties. On Sunday, 1/8, Varsity takes on FDR Presidents at 6pm followed by JV at 7:45pm at McCann (Civic Center). Senior Night is Saturday 1/14 at 7:30pm at McCann. Please save the date and support our seniors!

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence is collecting prom dresses that will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

PTSA MEETING
RCK PTSA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 1/10 at 7pm in the library. All are welcome.

FOAM & WASH
Discount vouchers for Foam & Wash are on sale online. Purchase yours and they will be mailed. Buy online: https://rck.memberhub.com/

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Applications are due today for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


5 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to our varsity Girls Basketball team, improving its record to 8-0 after an incredible comeback win over John Jay yesterday. Caitlin Robertson had 15 of her 26 points in the second half. Nia Rencher had 15 points. Final score 66-60. Next up, the team travels to Mahopac on Friday. Way to go RCK!

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home
THE DEADLINE TO SECURE YOUR YEARBOOK HAS PASSED.  There are a LIMITED QUANTITY left over. Once these sell out, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS. Take advantage of this final opportunity to order.

Order your Senior Tribute Ad today to celebrate your Senior!   https://tributeads.com/ 

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey takes the ice again this weekend. Varsity will play on Friday 1/6 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by Junior Varsity at 9:15pm at Kiwanis in Saugerties. On Sunday, 1/8, Varsity takes on FDR Presidents at 6pm followed by JV at 7:45pm at McCann (Civic Center). Senior Night is Saturday 1/14 at 7:30pm at McCann. Please save the date and support our seniors!

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are still a limited number of spots remaining for the Ski & Snowboard Club. To register, please bring $160 cash and a registration form to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1/6/8. Please do not leave the form or cash with anyone else. The registration fee covers the charter bus transportation only. Information about potential group rate lift tickets will be announced at a later date. For any additional information, please join and see our Google Classroom:  https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence is collecting prom dresses that will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel. 
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boys’ soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20.

PTSA MEETING
RCK PTSA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, 1/10 at 7pm in the Library. All are welcome.
CREW
Wappingers Crew Club team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes is Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


4 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. 

Basketball
Come out and support our Boys and Girls teams as they host John Jay tonight. Girls game is at 5:15 and boys at 7:00

LUNCH & LEARN
We will be launching a new program called Lunch & Learn beginning in the new year! Students will have an opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths and opportunities.  Our first Lunch & Learn participant will be Beatriz Urciuoli with the New York State Department of Correction.  Beatriz will be available to students on Tuesday, January 3 in the cafeteria during lunch periods.

SKILLED TRADES SCHOLARSHIP
Apply for the 2023 Thruway Skills Trades Scholarship Program to receive FULL-TIME BENEFIT THRUWAY EMPLOYMENT PLUS A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP! Full-time, permanent Thruway Authority employees are also eligible for UP TO 90 PERCENT TUITION REINMBURSEMENT and HEALTH BENEFITS! Deadline to Apply: March 20, 2023 https://classroom.google.com/u/6/c/NzQwNTE0NjgwNDNa/m/NTgwNDc5OTA1NDY5/details?pli=1

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are still a limited number of spots remaining for the Ski & Snowboard Club after today's registration session. From this point forward, the remaining spots can be claimed first-come, first-serve. To register, please bring $160 cash and a registration form to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1/6/8. Please do not leave the form or cash with anyone else. The registration fee covers the charter bus transportation only. Information about potential group rate lift tickets will be announced at a later date. For any additional information, please join and see our Google Classroom:  https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

LITERARY MAGAZINE
Lit mag will meet on Wednesday, January 4 after school.

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence is collecting prom dresses that will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boy’s soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20. Shoes will be distributed through funds2orgs to micro- entrepreneurs (small business owners) in developing countries including Haiti, Honduras, Cambodia, Ghana and others worldwide. These micro-enterprise partners sell the shoes in their communities creating thriving businesses that help families out of poverty.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

TRIBUTE ADS
Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


3 January 2023

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to Matt Masch for winning the Mid-Hudson Wrestling Tournament at Arlington HS over the break. Matt had a 8-0 record and pinned his opponent from Newburgh in finals. Eddy Corporan finished 6-2 and took 3rd place. Steven Suter placed 6th. Matt Masch and Eddy Corporan earned 1st Team All Dutchess County

TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Hailey Hrouda and Abby Kowalczyk for winning the weight throw and varsity mile, respectively, at the Armory Holiday Festival. Hailey’s throw of 41 feet, 2 inches was a new meet record by over 3-1/2 feet. Abby’s time of 5:12.54 is a new freshman/sophomore record. Connor Hitt placed third in the varsity mile with a new personal best of 4:28.33. Other medalists include Jack McCarthy in the freshman mile and Angie Odeniyi in the weight throw.

LUNCH & LEARN
We will be launching a new program called Lunch & Learn beginning in the new year! Students will have an opportunity to connect with members of our community and learn about different career paths and opportunities.  Our first Lunch & Learn participant will be Beatriz Urciuoli with the New York State Department of Correction.  Beatriz will be available to students on Tuesday, January 3 in the cafeteria during lunch periods. 

SKILLED TRADES SCHOLARSHIP
Apply for the 2023 Thruway Skills Trades Scholarship Program to receive FULL-TIME BENEFIT THRUWAY EMPLOYMENT PLUS A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP! Full-time, permanent Thruway Authority employees are also eligible for UP TO 90 PERCENT TUITION REINMBURSEMENT and HEALTH BENEFITS! Deadline to Apply: March 20, 2023 https://classroom.google.com/u/6/c/NzQwNTE0NjgwNDNa/m/NTgwNDc5OTA1NDY5/details?pli=1

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are still a limited number of spots remaining for the Ski & Snowboard Club after today's registration session. From this point forward, the remaining spots can be claimed first-come, first-serve. To register, please bring $160 cash and a registration form to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1/6/8. Please do not leave the form or cash with anyone else. The registration fee covers the charter bus transportation only. Information about potential group rate lift tickets will be announced at a later date. For any additional information, please join and see our Google Classroom:  https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

LITERARY MAGAZINE
Lit mag will meet on Wednesday, January 4 after school.

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence is collecting prom dresses that will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SHOE DRIVE
The boy’s soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run through Friday, January 20. Shoes will be distributed through funds2orgs to micro- entrepreneurs (small business owners) in developing countries including Haiti, Honduras, Cambodia, Ghana and others worldwide. These micro-enterprise partners sell the shoes in their communities creating thriving businesses that help families out of poverty.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

TRIBUTE ADS
Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


23 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation! 
Today is Day 4
REMINDER: Due to the impending bad weather, dismissal today is at 10:45am
 
Today’s Motivation: It's not how much we give; it's how much love we put into giving. -Mother Teresa
 
SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week ends today on a MARVELous note. Thanks for showing your spirit this week!
 
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to these student athletes for being named Athlete of the Week for the week ending 12/17
Abby Kowalcyzk - Track & Field. At out kick off meet: Abby won the 3,000 meter run (setting a new school record) and won the 1500 meter run. 
Hailey Hrouda - Track & Field. Hailey won the shot put and the weight throw at our kickoff meet.
Kaiden Turner - Track & Field. Kaiden started off the indoor season with a win in the 55 meter dash and anchored the 4x200 meter relay team to a close second place finish at the Kickoff meet at the Armory.
Jack Harkins - Swimming. Jack swam an incredible 50 freestyle at a recent meet.
Steven Suter - Wrestling. Steven has a 10-4 record on the season and had a pin fall over in our dual meet against Lakeland-Panas in 1minute and 23 seconds.
 
SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
There are still a limited number of spots remaining for the Ski & Snowboard Club after today's registration session. From this point forward, the remaining spots can be claimed first-come, first-serve. To register, please bring $160 cash and a registration form to Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 during Periods 1/6/8. Please do not leave the form or cash with anyone else. The registration fee covers the charter bus transportation only. Information about potential group rate lift tickets will be announced at a later date. For any additional information, please join and see our Google Classroom:  https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c
 
LITERARY MAGAZINE
Lit mag will not meet this week. We will meet again on Wednesday, January 4.
 
PRIDE CLUB
RCK Pride will postpone the flag pin sale to raise money for survivors of Club Q until after Winter Break. Pride Members, please check the Google Classroom for details.
 
PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view
 
APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
 
SHOE DRIVE
The boy’s soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run from Friday, December 16 through Friday, January 20. Shoes will be distributed through funds2orgs to micro- entrepreneurs (small business owners) in developing countries including Haiti, Honduras, Cambodia, Ghana and others worldwide. These micro-enterprise partners sell the shoes in their communities creating thriving businesses that help families out of poverty.
 
CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA
 
SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6
 
APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS
 
YEARBOOK
 
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!
 
CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.
 
PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23
 
CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus
 
Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.
 
We wish you a happy holiday season. We will see you back in school on January 3rd!

22 December 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!
Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: A wise person can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week continues today with Santa's Workshop - show off your elf, Santa, Christmas tree or reindeer apparel. Tomorrow - show your Marvel spirit!

SHOE DRIVE
The boy’s soccer booster club invites you to donate gently worn, used and new shoes that are in good condition, clean, and still wearable. Shoes, boots, sandals, and cleats can be donated. All shoes should be dry, clean with soles attached and no holes. Shoes can be dropped off at the collection boxes in the lobby and by the gym. The drive will run from Friday, December 16 through Friday, January 20. Shoes will be distributed through funds2orgs to micro- entrepreneurs (small business owners) in developing countries including Haiti, Honduras, Cambodia, Ghana and others worldwide. These micro-enterprise partners sell the shoes in their communities creating thriving businesses that help families out of poverty.

LAST CHANCE SENIOR PORTRAITS
Yearbook secured another day for Seniors to get their portraits done. December 22nd is the last day Seniors can get their Portraits for the yearbook. Make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham- hs/

NAHS
The next meeting of the National Art Honor Society is this Thursday 12/22 in room 243.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today (Thursday, December 22) in Room 233 after school

LITERARY MAGAZINE
Lit mag will not meet this week. We will meet again on Wednesday, January 4.

PRIDE CLUB
RCK Pride will postpone the flag pin sale to raise money for survivors of Club Q until after Winter Break. Pride Members, please check the Google Classroom for details.

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having its official registration session this Thursday immediately after school in room 346. Registration will be handled first-come first-serve starting immediately after school in room 346. There will be 54 spots available for registration. A wait list will be implemented for any students beyond the initial 54 spots. A registration form will be uploaded to the google classroom by Monday afternoon. Students will need to bring $160 cash for the transportation fare and a completed registration form in an unsealed envelope with their name written on it to secure their spot. This fare covers charter bus transportation for all 4 planned trips plus driver gratuity. A special group rate for lift passes will only be available for our final trip to Okemo in early March and will be sold to students at a later date. Students will be responsible for securing their own lift passes for the first three trips to Okemo, Hunter, and Mount Snow. If there are slots available, students may see Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 on Friday during periods 1/6/8 to complete registration or join the wait list. If you have not yet joined our Google Classroom, students may join by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


21 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation: Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more or what you have with who you are.

CANDY CANES
PTSA wants to thank all those who donated candy canes and the volunteers who handed them out this morning to our students. We hope you enjoyed the treat!

SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week continues today with Candy Cane Day - wear red and white! Tomorrow is Santa's Workshop - show off your elf, Santa, Christmas tree or reindeer apparel.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to our girls basketball team on another incredible win! The team is now 5-0 after the 71-51 victory over North Rockland last night. There were five players with double-digit scoring: Jenny Nardelli with 27, Caitlin Robertson with 13, Nia Rencher with 11, Camryn Greene with 10 and Jaylyn Chorba with 10. There was great defensive effort on the opposing guards with a superb effort by Ally Kaminski.. Way to go RCK!

SWIMMING
The Wappingers boys swim team beat Yorktown 84-82 on Monday. A lot of boys swam their best times of the season so far. Huge shoutout to Austin Perillo for making another section cut time in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:15.07.

INHS
Ciao Ragazzi! This is a reminder that tomorrow on 12/21 INHS will be hosting its Holiday Meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.  The meeting will be in room 344 after school.  If possible, members are asked to bring a treat to share. Grazie Mille!

LAST CHANCE SENIOR PORTRAITS
Yearbook secured another day for Seniors to get their portraits done. December 22nd is the last day Seniors can get their Portraits for the yearbook. Make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham- hs/

NAHS
The next meeting of the National Art Honor Society is this Thursday 12/22 in room 243.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today (Wednesday, December 21) and tomorrow (Thursday, December 22) in Room 233 after school 

LITERARY MAGAZINE
Lit mag will not meet this week. We will meet again on Wednesday, January 4.

PRIDE CLUB
RCK Pride will postpone the flag pin sale to raise money for survivors of Club Q until after Winter Break. Pride Members, please check the Google Classroom for details.

PROM DRESS DRIVE
Houlihan Lawrence has graciously offered to spearhead a "Prom Dress Drive" for our community. The dresses being collected will be offered to the students in our district. Any dress donation should be dropped off by January 9th to 1989 Route 52, Hopewell Junction https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p9vFiFwjXJWsEi-wGMQwjrtUwV1ljErm/view

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 is selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having its official registration session this Thursday immediately after school in room 346. Registration will be handled first-come first-serve starting immediately after school in room 346. There will be 54 spots available for registration. A wait list will be implemented for any students beyond the initial 54 spots. A registration form will be uploaded to the google classroom by Monday afternoon. Students will need to bring $160 cash for the transportation fare and a completed registration form in an unsealed envelope with their name written on it to secure their spot. This fare covers charter bus transportation for all 4 planned trips plus driver gratuity. A special group rate for lift passes will only be available for our final trip to Okemo in early March and will be sold to students at a later date. Students will be responsible for securing their own lift passes for the first three trips to Okemo, Hunter, and Mount Snow. If there are slots available, students may see Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 on Friday during periods 1/6/8 to complete registration or join the wait list. If you have not yet joined our Google Classroom, students may join by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


20 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. Remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week continues today with Tacky Tuesday - wear your ugly sweater and holiday headgear. Tomorrow is Candy Cane Day - wear red and white.

PRIDE PINS
The Pride Club will be selling handmade pins during all lunch periods Wednesday - Friday to raise money for the Colorado Healing Fund for the Club Q survivors. Please try to stop by during your lunch period or study hall to purchase one.
Pride Members - Please sign up on the Google Doc on Google Classroom to work a shift during your lunch period or study hall. Email Ms. Bolduc if you have questions.

APPAREL SALE
The Class of 2024 will be selling t-shirts, sweatpants, and beanies until January 29th. Please click on the link to order your apparel.  #JuniorsOverEverything
https://ketchamjuniors.itemorder.com/shop/home/

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having its official registration session this Thursday immediately after school in room 346. Registration will be handled first-come first-serve starting immediately after school in room 346. There will be 54 spots available for registration. A wait list will be implemented for any students beyond the initial 54 spots. A registration form will be uploaded to the google classroom by Monday afternoon. Students will need to bring $160 cash for the transportation fare and a completed registration form in an unsealed envelope with their name written on it to secure their spot. This fare covers charter bus transportation for all 4 planned trips plus driver gratuity. A special group rate for lift passes will only be available for our final trip to Okemo in early March and will be sold to students at a later date. Students will be responsible for securing their own lift passes for the first three trips to Okemo, Hunter, and Mount Snow. If there are slots available, students may see Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 on Friday during periods 1/6/8 to complete registration or join the wait list. If you have not yet joined our Google Classroom, students may join by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today: Girls Basketball vs. North Rockland, Boys JV Basketball at North Rockland. Let's go RCK!

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to these RCK students who were named Athlete of the Week for standout performances.
Week ending 12/3 - Matthew Masch (Wrestling) who had a 6-0 record and earned most outstanding wrestler award at the Goshen Tournament; Emma Dwyer (Gymnastics) who won First Place All Around at Dec. 9 meet.
Week ending 12/10 - Eddy Corporan (Wrestling) 6-1 record this week and had a tech-pin fall during our first home match of the season against Port Chester; Owen Paino (Basketball) had 27 points and 10 rebounds in a win @ Brewster. He also had 35 points and 20 rebounds in a win vs. Horace Greeley. For the week he averaged 31 points and 15 rebounds. Nia Rencher (Basketball) led us to a 3-0 start while averaging 16 points and 17 rebounds per game.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


19 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week kicks off today with Merry Monday. Come to school in your holiday pajamas! Tomorrow is Tacky Tuesday - wear an ugly holiday sweater and holiday headwear.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having its official registration session this Thursday immediately after school in room 346. Registration will be handled first-come first-serve starting immediately after school in room 346. There will be 54 spots available for registration. A wait list will be implemented for any students beyond the initial 54 spots. A registration form will be uploaded to the google classroom by Monday afternoon. Students will need to bring $160 cash for the transportation fare and a completed registration form in an unsealed envelope with their name written on it to secure their spot. This fare covers charter bus transportation for all 4 planned trips plus driver gratuity. A special group rate for lift passes will only be available for our final trip to Okemo in early March and will be sold to students at a later date. Students will be responsible for securing their own lift passes for the first three trips to Okemo, Hunter, and Mount Snow. If there are slots available, students may see Mr. del Olmo in Room 346 on Friday during periods 1/6/8 to complete registration or join the wait list. If you have not yet joined our Google Classroom, students may join by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today: Swimming/Diving vs. Yorktown; Boys Basketball at North Rockland; Freshman Boys Basketball at Carmel. Let's go RCK!

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to these RCK students who were named Athlete of the Week for standout performances.
Week ending 12/3 - Matthew Masch (Wrestling) who had a 6-0 record and earned most outstanding wrestler award at the Goshen Tournament; Emma Dwyer (Gymnastics) who won First Place All Around at Dec. 9 meet.
Week ending 12/10 - Eddy Corporan (Wrestling) 6-1 record this week and had a tech-pin fall during our first home match of the season against Port Chester; Owen Paino (Basketball) had 27 points and 10 rebounds in a win @ Brewster. He also had 35 points and 20 rebounds in a win vs. Horace Greeley. For the week he averaged 31 points and 15 rebounds. Nia Rencher (Basketball) led us to a 3-0 start while averaging 16 points and 17 rebounds per game.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


16 December 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: Never think that dreams are a waste of time. Dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.

SPIRIT WEEK
Holiday Spirit Week kicks off with Merry Monday. Wake up and come to school in your holiday pajamas!

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey games this weekend: Varsity plays Friday 12/16 at 7:15 vs Orange County West followed by JV at 9pm. Varsity takes on Arlington at 6pm Saturday followed by JV at 7:45pm. All games are at McCann Ice Arena in Poughkeepsie.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30
-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having a club registration session to secure your spot with your charter bus deposit next week. If you missed the Information Session, please join our Google Classroom found here https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c We will announce further details regarding the registration later this week when our reservations are confirmed.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


15 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation: Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind

CARD SALE
Support National Art Honor Society and purchase a handmade card by a talented Ketcham artist. Cards on sale today during lunch periods.

WRESTLING
Wrestling results from Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament:
RCK 18 - Tappan Zee 57
RCK 27 - Lakeland Panas 45
Next match is Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes HS

SENIOR QUOTES, Elementary pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ ;1FAIpQLScnLhlNnbVes12n0nSX7gUjbJIZ1pazEYIYMc9CMNG6N-wk3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will be meeting today after school in Room 233.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey games this weekend: Varsity plays Friday 12/16 at 7:15 vs Orange County West followed by JV at 9pm. Varsity takes on Arlington at 6pm Saturday followed by JV at 7:45pm. All games are at McCann Ice
Arena in Poughkeepsie.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club will be having a team meeting for all novice and varsity athletes on Wednesday, January 18th, at John Jay HS beginning at 6:30

-Indoor Tank practice for all incoming novice rowers will begin in January: rowers can sign up using this link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Xj7LJEboMmyoj1UXA

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having a club registration session to secure your spot with your charter bus deposit next week. If you missed the Information Session, please join our Google Classroom found here https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c We will announce further details regarding the registration later this week when our reservations are confirmed.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

 


14 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: Kindness is not what you do, but who you are. It is seeing the best in others when they cannot see it in themselves

SENIOR QUOTES, Elementary pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnLhlNnbVes12n0nSX7gUjbJIZ1pazEYIYMc9CMNG6N-wk3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

MATH TEAM
Today math team members meet in main lobby by 2:35 for bus to Arlington for Math meet #3.
Please see Ms. Siebert for questions or concerns.  Make sure you have clear directions for post meet transportation.
Food drive donations for math team and honor society members are due to Ms. Siebert's class room.  There is a schedule for drop off and directions in the Google Classroom page.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will be meeting this week Wednesday and Thursday (December 14th & 15th) after school in Room 233.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having a club registration session to secure your spot with your charter bus deposit next week. If you missed the Information Session, please join our Google Classroom found here https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c We will announce further details regarding the registration later this week when our reservations are confirmed.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (this week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.
   


13 December 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation: A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.

BASKETBALL
The Boys basketball team opened up the season with a 60-52 win @ Brewster.  Owen Paino led the way with 27 points and 10 rebounds.  Ryan Mealy chipped in with 11 points and Connor Durkin had 9.  In the 2nd game of the season, the boys team pulled out a close win 50-48 vs. Horace Greeley.  Owen Paino had 35 points and grabbed 20 rebounds (both career highs). Leo Gecaj added 8 points to help move our record to 2-0

SCIENCE FAIR
Registration is open for the 2023 STEAM/Science Fair scheduled for March 4. Details on the WCSD website https://www.wappingersschools.org/ Applications due Jan. 6

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will be meeting this week Wednesday and Thursday (December 14th & 15th) after school in Room 233.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having a club registration session to secure your spot with your charter bus deposit next week. If you missed the Information Session, please join our Google Classroom found here https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c We will announce further details regarding the registration later this week when our reservations are confirmed.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (this week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

OMG CLUB
OMG is meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, to organize our Christmas party! We'll be nailing down the final details and planning our Secret Santa, so be sure to make it! We're meeting in Room 232.

SADD CLUB
SADD club's next meeting will be Tuesday 12/13 after school at 2:30p in the Makerspace rm. 214. We have a guest speaker, the NY State Coordinator of SADD, who will be joining us!

NYSSB
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all New York State Seal of Biliteracy candidates on Tuesday, December 13th at 2:30 in room 342.  We will discuss the next steps in your process, including your topic proposals and essential questions.

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnLhlNnbVes12n0nSX7gUjbJIZ1pazEYIYMc9CMNG6N-wk3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways. 


12 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1- We are on a 2 HR Delay! 

Today’s Motivation: The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to the wrestling team for placing 2nd at the Nyack Tournament. Matt Masch was voted the most outstanding wrestler with a 5-0 record on the day with 5 pins. Steven Suter, Shane Rostron, Isaiah Claudio each finished 5-0 on the day. The team scores were RCK 57 - Harrison 18, RCK 48 - Nyack 29, RCK 54 - East Ramapo 19, RCK 54 - Croton-Harmon 24.

TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Abby Kowalczyk for winning both the 3000 and 1500-meter runs at the Kickoff meet at the Armory on Sunday morning. Her time in the 3000-meter run is a new indoor school record. Also winning for the girls was Hailey Hrouda in both the shot put and weight throws. Angie Odiniyi won the novice weight throw where she would have finished second overall as well. Jianna Brown and Emily Marchant placed second and third in the pole vault, respectively. Great job to all the girls!

Congratulations to Rowan Faulkner who placed first in the triple jump with an indoor best at the Kickoff meet on Sunday morning. Connor Hitt placed second in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs Also placing second was the 4x200 meter relay consisting of John Hartmann, Ty Wagner, Moses Stevenson and Kaiden Turner. Kaiden also won the 55 meter dash while Moses placed third in the high jump.  Nick Taylor had a strong early season performance in the 600 meter dash where he finished third overall. Great start to the season!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Congratulations to junior Jonathan Lichwick and senior Miles Clyde who finished as the 3rd and 6th top speakers respectively at last Friday's Dutchess Community College Debate Tournament. Debate Society will be meeting this week Wednesday and Thursday (December 14th & 15th) after school in Room 233.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club will be having a club registration session to secure your spot with your charter bus deposit next week. If you missed the Information Session, please join our Google Classroom found here https://tinyurl.com/3j72728c We will announce further details regarding the registration later this week when our reservations are confirmed.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (this week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

OMG CLUB
OMG is meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, to organize our Christmas party! We'll be nailing down the final details and planning our Secret Santa, so be sure to make it! We're meeting in Room 232.

SADD CLUB
SADD club's next meeting will be Tuesday 12/13 after school at 2:30p in the Makerspace rm. 214. We have a guest speaker, the NY State Coordinator of SADD, who will be joining us!

NYSSB
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all New York State Seal of Biliteracy candidates on Tuesday, December 13th at 2:30 in room 342.  We will discuss the next steps in your process, including your topic proposals and essential questions.

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnLhlNnbVes12n0nSX7gUjbJIZ1pazEYIYMc9CMNG6N-wk3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


9 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

WRESTLING
Congratulations to the wrestling team for beating Port Chester 42-30 yesterday. Individual wins came from Michael Ricci, Shane Rostron, Steven Suter, Eddy Corporan, Matt Masch, Chris Thomison and Anthony Gaetani sealed the victory with a pin in the final match of the night.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us for a SENIOR/junior Showdown! Buzzer Trivia with K104 DJ Tony Flash is coming to Ketcham on Friday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 7pm. Game starts at 7:30pm. Free entry. Prizes for the winners. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Event is open to Class of 2023 and Class of 2024. Questions? Contact: rckptsa@gmail.com. Register online https://forms.gle/QkUubZYRPsYLU7yP7

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Gymnastics vs. Edgemont, Boys Basketball vs Horace Greeley. Let's go RCK!

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (next week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

OMG CLUB
OMG is meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, to organize our Christmas party! We'll be nailing down the final details and planning our Secret Santa, so be sure to make it! We're meeting in Room 232.

SADD CLUB
SADD club's next meeting will be Tuesday 12/13 after school at 2:30p in the Makerspace rm. 214. We have a guest speaker, the NY State Coordinator of SADD, who will be joining us!

NYSSB
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all New York State Seal of Biliteracy candidates on Tuesday, December 13th at 2:30 in room 342.  We will discuss the next steps in your process, including your topic proposals and essential questions.

WAPPINGERS HOCKEY
Come show your support of the Wappingers Ice Hockey teams. Varsity will play Sunday 12/11 at 6pm vs Saugerties Mustangs  followed by Junior Varsity at 7:45 pm at McCann (Civic Center)  Ice Arena.

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MOVIE NIGHT
The Sophomore Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser this Friday, December 9th showing the movie, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm. Selling tickets for $10 on Wednesday and Friday during all lunch periods. Sign-Up using the google form: https://forms.gle/MFSruJCtRYf9QnqE9

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. Purchase online at  https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies are on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnLhlNnbVes12n0nSX7gUjbJIZ1pazEYIYMc9CMNG6N-wk3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


8 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to our girls Basketball team on their third straight regular-season win! The team beat Clarkstown South 67-35 yesterday in their home opener.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us for a SENIOR/junior Showdown! Buzzer Trivia with K104 DJ Tony Flash is coming to Ketcham on Friday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 7pm. Game starts at 7:30pm. Free entry. Prizes for the winners. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Event is open to Class of 2023 and Class of 2024. Any questions for the event please contact our PTSA President at rckptsa@gmail.com. Register online https://forms.gle/QkUubZYRPsYLU7yP7

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Wrestling vs Port Chester, Bowling at John Jay, Girls JV Basketball at Hyde Park. Let's go RCK!

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (next week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Reminder: mandatory meeting today for those competing in this week's DCC Debate Tournament. Meeting after school in Room 233.

RAK CLUB
Random Acts of Kindness Club is meeting today after school. All are welcome.

SADD CLUB
SADD club's next meeting will be Tuesday 12/13 after school at 2:30p in the Makerspace rm. 214. We have a guest speaker, the NY State Coordinator of SADD, who will be joining us!

NYSSB
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all New York State Seal of Biliteracy candidates on Tuesday, December 13th at 2:30 in room 342.  We will discuss the next steps in your process, including your topic proposals and essential questions.

WAPPINGERS HOCKEY
Come show your support of the Wappingers Ice Hockey teams. Varsity will play Sunday 12/11 at 6pm vs Saugerties Mustangs  followed by Junior Varsity at 7:45 pm at McCann (Civic Center)  Ice Arena.

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MOVIE NIGHT
The Sophomore Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser this Friday, December 9th showing the movie, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm. Selling tickets for $10 on Wednesday and Friday during all lunch periods. Sign-Up using the google form: https://forms.gle/MFSruJCtRYf9QnqE9

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. Purchase online at  https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies are on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The Math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior- information

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

Your Principal,
Dave Seipp


7 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us for a SENIOR/junior Showdown! Buzzer Trivia with K104 DJ Tony Flash is coming to Ketcham on Friday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 7pm. Game starts at 7:30pm. Free entry. Prizes for the winners. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Event is open to Class of 2023 and Class of 2024. Register online https://forms.gle/QkUubZYRPsYLU7yP7

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Girls Basketball home opener vs Clarkstown South, Boys Swimming/Diving vs Eastchester. Let's go RCK!

CANDY/DRINK SALE
FBLA will be selling candy, Arizona and Gatorade in the lower lobby on the way out to the buses. Pick up something for your club or for the ride home. Prices are $2, $1 and $2 respectively.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There is still time to get your senior portrait done. There are several appointments available for December (next week). This is the LAST chance to have your senior portrait in the yearbook. Please make your appointment at https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ Don't miss out on having your senior in the yearbook.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will have two mandatory meetings for those competing in this week's DCC Debate Tournament.  Meetings are today (Wednesday),  December 7th and tomorrow (Thursday) December 8th.  Both meetings are after school in room 233.

WAPPINGERS HOCKEY
Come show your support of the Wappingers Ice Hockey teams. Varsity will play Sunday 12/11 at 6pm vs Saugerties Mustangs  followed by Junior Varsity at 7:45 pm at McCann (Civic Center)  Ice Arena.

BOCES CTI FIELD TRIP
Attention Sophomore and Junior students! Are you interested in seeing everything BOCES CTI has to offer? If so, join us for the BOCES Career and Technical Institute Informational Field Trip on Friday, January 13th. Students will be able to view two CTI programs and get a first hand look at what it is like to be a BOCES student. Permission slips are now available in the Main Guidance Suite. Please see your school counselor or Ms. Calpalbo if you need a permission slip or have any questions. Completed permission slips should be returned to Ms. Capalbo as soon as possible or before December 16

CANDY CANES
RCK PTSA is collecting candy cane donations. Please drop off your flavored candy canes in the collection box at the main entrance.

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

APPAREL SALE
Attention RCK!  Looking for some new RCK apparel?  Check out the Class of 2026 Fan Cloth Catalog.  The fundraiser will run until January 3rd.  Now is a great time to stock up  as we enter the colder months.  Check out some of the specialty items such as a bleacher seat, an outdoor blanket, and more!   Thank you for your support of the Class of 2026! https://fancloth.shop/UZHQS

MOVIE NIGHT
The Sophomore Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser this Friday, December 9th showing the movie, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm. Selling tickets for $10 on Wednesday and Friday during all lunch periods. Sign-Up using the google form: https://forms.gle/MFSruJCtRYf9QnqE9

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. Purchase online at  https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies are on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The Math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
Order online now! https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/home

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior- information

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.

Your Principal,
Dave Seipp


6 December 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

BASKETBALL
RCK girls continued their win streak yesterday on the road with a 63-33 win over Suffern. The team's home opener is tomorrow vs Clarkstown South.

WRESTLING
Congratulations on the first team win of the season 63-9 over Kingston. Matt Masch won the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award with a 5-0 record at the Goshen Tournament. 
1st Career Varsity Wins: Chris Thomison, Hunter Fodera, Angelo Battista, Mike Ricci.
Pins: Matt Masch, Anthony Gaetani, Mike Ricci, Dylan Fay, Steven Suter, Jonah Usher, Eddy Corporan, Hunter Fodera

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Wrestling at Ossining, Freshman Boys Basketball at Peekskill, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball at Brewster. Let's go RCK!

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

MOVIE NIGHT
The Sophomore Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser this Friday, December 9th showing the movie, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm. Selling tickets for $10 on Wednesday and Friday during all lunch periods. Sign-Up using the google form: https://forms.gle/MFSruJCtRYf9QnqE9 

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Tuesday, Dec. 6: SSG Wiley, US Army
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. Purchase online at  https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies are on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The Math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior-information

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


5 December 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation: Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. It means overcoming the negative.
BASKETBALL
RCK girls opened the season in league play beating Poughkeepsie. Nia Rencher dominated with 22 points, Caitlin Robertson had 12 points and Allison Kaminski had 10. Great start to the season! The team travels to Suffern today. Let's go Ketcham!

FOAM & WASH
Get your discounted Foam & Wash tickets now! Order online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store

MOVIE NIGHT
The Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser on Friday, December 9th watching the classic, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm.  Purchase tickets: $10.00 in-person with Mrs. Leonard at room 217, upper guidance suite.

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Tuesday, Dec. 6: SSG Wiley, US Army
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

NAHS
The National Art Honor Society will meet on Dec. 8 in Room 243. A special committee meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 5.

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. Purchase online at  https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies are on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
On Monday, December 5th at 7 pm at John Jay High School cafeteria, Julieta Schiffino from the SUNY Welcome Center, will be presenting on the financial aid process and FAFSA.  We are encouraging all seniors and their families to attend.

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior-information

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus 

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


2 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: Always remember to challenge yourself beyond what is comfortable. Be more. Create more. Experience more.

SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Congratulations to our teams that earned scholar athlete recognition for the fall season from the NYS Public High School Athletic Association. To earn this distinction, at least 75 percent of the team must have an average of 90 or higher. Fall teams earning the honor are Cheer, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Swimming, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys Volleyball. Congratulations.

SAT
Students taking the SATs on Saturday must bring their printed admission ticket and a physical photo ID.

BASKETBALL
Good luck to the girls basketball team as they open the fall season at Poughkeepsie High School today. JV plays at 4:30 followed by Varsity at 6. Let’s go Ketcham!

MOVIE NIGHT
The Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser on Friday, December 9th watching the classic, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm.  Purchase tickets: $10.00 in-person with Mrs. Leonard at room 217, upper guidance suite.

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Tuesday, Dec. 6: SSG Wiley, US Army
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

NAHS
The National Art Honor Society will meet on Dec. 8 in Room 243. A special committee meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 5.

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies now on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
On Monday, December 5th at 7 pm at John Jay High School cafeteria, Julieta Schiffino from the SUNY Welcome Center, will be presenting on the financial aid process and FAFSA.  We are encouraging all seniors and their families to attend.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey/John Jay Hockey Club plays Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30pm vs. Orange County West followed by JV at 8:15pm at Ice Time in Newburgh. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

ICE SKATING
Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior- information
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


1 December 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: Being underestimated is one of the biggest advantages you can have. Embrace it.

INTERACT
The Interact Club will meet in the LGI today after school. We will have a guest speaker from Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club is back! Please join us in the Cafeteria after school today, December 1st, for a brief general interest and information session. Attendees will be able to vote for one of our upcoming trips. We look forward to seeing you there.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today (December 1st) after school in Room 233.  We will be preparing for the DCC Tournament on December 9th.

CLASS OF 2025
Panera Bread Fundraiser is today, December 1st from 4:00 - 8:00pm at 2020 South Road, Poughkeepsie (Bed, Bath & Beyond Plaza). Use the FUND4U promo code at checkout online at panerabread.com, in the Panera App, at the Kiosk in the cafe, or show the flyer attached.  20% of the sales will be donated to our class.  Thanks for your support!

MOVIE NIGHT
The Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser on Friday, December 9th watching the classic, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm.  Purchase tickets: $10.00 in-person with Mrs. Leonard at room 217, upper guidance suite.

MILITARY VISITS
Military representatives will be available this month on the below dates during lunch periods (4-7). Please stop by to learn more:
Tuesday, Dec. 6: SSG Wiley, US Army
Friday, Dec. 9: SGT Mattola, US Army National Guard
Wednesday, Dec. 14: SGT Masferrer, US Marines
Thursday, Dec. 15:  SSG Herron, US Air/Space Force

NAHS
The National Art Honor Society will meet on Dec. 8 in Room 243. A special committee meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 5.

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies now on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
On Monday, December 5th at 7 pm at John Jay High School cafeteria, Julieta Schiffino from the SUNY Welcome Center, will be presenting on the financial aid process and FAFSA.  We are encouraging all seniors and their families to attend.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey/John Jay Hockey Club plays Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30pm vs. Orange County West followed by JV at 8:15pm at Ice Time in Newburgh. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th. Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/ ;bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


30 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to Connor Hitt and Abby Kowalczyk for making the All-Section team for cross country!--

FBLA
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) will meet in B1 after school today. All are welcome.

CLASS OF 2025
Panera Bread Fundraiser is Thursday, December 1st from 4:00 - 8:00pm at 2020 South Road, Poughkeepsie (Bed, Bath & Beyond Plaza). Use the FUND4U promo code at checkout online at panerabread.com, in the Panera App, at the Kiosk in the cafe, or show the flyer attached.  20% of the sales will be donated to our class.  Thanks for your support!

MOVIE NIGHT
The Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser on Friday, December 9th watching the classic, "Home Alone" in the LGI.  Doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm.  Purchase tickets: $10.00 in-person with Mrs. Leonard at room 217, upper guidance suite.

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies now on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club is back! Please join us in the Cafeteria after school on Thursday, December 1st, for a brief general interest and information session. Attendees will be able to vote for one of our upcoming trips. We look forward to seeing you there.

INTERACT
The Interact Club will meet in the LGI on Thursday after school. We will have a guest speaker from Habitat for Humanity. All are welcome.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting Wednesday November 30th immediately after school in room 343. Please make every effort to attend!

WAPPINGERS CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a parent meeting for all Novice and Varsity Parents/athletes at John Jay High School at 7pm on Wednesday 11/30! Contact wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet this week, Wednesday (November 30th) and Thursday (December 1st) after school in Room 233.  We will be preparing for the DCC Tournament on December 9th.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
On Monday, December 5th at 7 pm at John Jay High School cafeteria, Julieta Schiffino from the SUNY Welcome Center, will be presenting on the financial aid process and FAFSA.  We are encouraging all seniors and their families to attend.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey/John Jay Hockey Club plays Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30pm vs. Orange County West followed by JV at 8:15pm at Ice Time in Newburgh. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th. Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/ ;bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


 

29 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation: It is better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

WATCH PARTY
Reminder: Permission slips for today's World Cup Watch Party must be turned in by 9am to the Principal's Office. Signed slips must be submitted to attend the event.

SENIOR APPAREL
Senior T shirts and hoodies now on sale until December 11th! Order online today! https://continentalscreenprinting.chipply.com/KetchamSeniors/ See Mr Rifenburg or Ms Bunt if you have any questions.

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
The Ski and Snowboard Club is back! Please join us in the Cafeteria after school on Thursday, December 1st, for a brief general interest and information session. Attendees will be able to vote for one of our upcoming trips. We look forward to seeing you there.

SADD
The SADD club will meet today 11/29 after school at 2:30p in the Makerspace rm. 214. We have a guest speaker who is joining us from SADD NY!

STUDENT COUNCIL
Please join us and share ideas for school events at today's Student Council meeting after school.in Room 335. All are welcome.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
The Stock Market Club will meet in room B1 after school. All are welcome.

CANDY SALE
FBLA will be selling candy, Arizona and Gatorade after school in the main and lower lobbies. Candy and Gatorade are $2, Arizona is $1.

FBLA
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) will meet in B1 after school tomorrow. All are welcome.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting Wednesday November 30th immediately after school in room 343. Please make every effort to attend!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet this week, Wednesday (November 30th) and Thursday (December 1st) after school in Room 233.  We will be preparing for the DCC Tournament on December 9th.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey/John Jay Hockey Club plays Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30pm vs. Orange County West followed by JV at 8:15pm at Ice Time in Newburgh. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, is accepting applications from interested students until 12/7. Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application. The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

CANDY WITH THE COUNSELOR
Attention: Seniors! Are you having trouble answering questions on the Common Application? Are you stuck with your college essay topic? Or do you just need to bounce an idea off of a counselor regarding your supplemental questions? You’re in luck! Ms. Keating will be in the LGI today, November 29th during 6th period to answer any college related questions you may have.  Ask a question, leave with candy!

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th. Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale online: https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/811055

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


28 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet this week, Wednesday (November 30th) and Thursday (December 1st) after school in Room 233.   We will be preparing for the DCC Tournament on December 9th.

BRACELET SALE
Support the Track & Field and Cross Country program and purchase a Pura Vida bracelet. Sale is online only and bracelets can be picked up during PE class on Thursday or Friday (see Coach Budd). Order online: https://rcktrackxc.memberhub.com/store

POINSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased until December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, will be accepting applications from interested students until 12/7.  Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application.  The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

CANDY WITH THE COUNSELOR
Attention: Seniors! Are you having trouble answering questions on the Common Application? Are you stuck with your college essay topic? Or do you just need to bounce an idea off of a counselor regarding your supplemental questions? You’re in luck! Ms. Keating will be in the LGI on Tuesday, November 29th during 6th period to answer any college related questions you may have.  Ask a question, leave with candy!

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th. Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale soon!

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


23 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: Schools are closed today.

Today’s Motivation: Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

POINTSETTIA SALE
Poinsettias can be purchased from November 21st to December 11th. Pickup is at RCK on Friday, December 16th from 2:25 PM to 5:00 PM. The Poinsettias are 6 1/2 inches with gold foil around the bottom from Adams Fairacre Farm. Each Poinsettia costs $15. To purchase electronically, https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813  For cash, please bring money to Mrs. Boscia in room 217 (Guidance Office in the upper Main Lobby).

NATIONAL MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The math Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, will be accepting applications from interested students from 11/28-12/7.  Please use the following Google classroom page lskcq2t  or copy this link https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTcyNzY1MDk0ODk3?cjc=lskcq2t for information and application.  The requirements and expectations are listed, you will need 2 teacher recommendations and they will get a separate email. Please see Mandy Zhang or Ms. Siebert in room 345 for questions.

CANDY WITH THE COUNSELOR
Attention: Seniors! Are you having trouble answering questions on the Common Application? Are you stuck with your college essay topic? Or do you just need to bounce an idea off of a counselor regarding your supplemental questions? You’re in luck! Ms. Keating will be in the LGI on Tuesday, November 29th during 6th period to answer any college related questions you may have.  Ask a question, leave with candy!

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th. Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale soon!

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

REMINDER - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY. WE WISH YOU AND YOURS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.      


22 November 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation: Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

POINTSETTIA SALE
Support the Class of 2026 and purchase beautiful poinsettias. Order by Dec. 11 and pickup Dec. 16. https://rck.memberhub.com/store/items/809813

OMG CLUB
Our next meeting is today, November 22, in Room 232. We'll be going over plans for our first collaboration with Praying Patriots.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th.   Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale soon!

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior- information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

REMINDER - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY. WE WISH YOU AND YOURS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.   


21 November 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Masque & Mime would like to thank Dr. Bonk, Mr. Seipp, members of the Board of Education, teachers, staff, parents and students who attended this weekend's successful production of She Kills Monsters. It was so encouraging to have such wonderful audiences to support our show. THANK YOU. Stay tuned for the spring musical which will be performed in March.

RAK
The RAK Club will be meeting briefly after school today in room 362.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today after school (Monday, November 21st) to prepare for the December 9th Tournament @ DCC.  We will be discussing the resolution of whether technology impedes our ability to communicate.  We will meet in Room 233.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2 https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

OMG CLUB
Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 22, in Room 232. We'll be going over plans for our first collaboration with Praying Patriots.

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th.   Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

ICE SKATING
Save the date for Ketcham on Ice! Join us on Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm at McCann Ice Area in Poughkeepsie. $15 per person includes rentals. Glow lights, music and lots of fun. Tickets on sale soon!

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


18 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today’s Motivation: If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles.

A message from SADD Club: Yesterday was The Great American Smokeout - an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It is held on the third Thursday of November. This event focuses on encouraging Americans to quit smoking. People are challenged to stop smoking for at least 24 hours assuming that their decision not to smoke will last longer, hopefully forever.The first Great American Smokeout occurred in California on November 18, 1976. According to the California division of the ACS, nearly 1 million people stopped smoking cigarettes that day. Text DITCHVAPE to 887-09 for help.

GOLD AWARD
Congratulations to Senior Olivia Brennan who earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by building a Little Library for Vassar Road and Sheafe Road elementary schools. The libraries were unveiled yesterday at Sheafe for WCSD administrators and trustees. Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Aubrey Lawler for being named Student of the Month by the Rotary Club of Wappingers Falls.

APPAREL
Support our boys’ soccer team and order Ketcham apparel! Sale ends 12/2
https://fancloth.shop/CDHPK

MASQUE & MIME
If you are a lover of Dungeons and Dragons, you won't want to miss Masque and Mime's fall show--SHE KILLS MONSTERS--which is told through the actions of several Dungeons and Dragon characters. Tickets are all on sale on line at rcktkts.com.  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm. Please come to support your friends in Masque and Mime.

OMG CLUB
Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 22, in Room 232. We'll be going over plans for our first collaboration with Praying Patriots.

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th.   Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

RAK
The next RAK club meeting is Monday after school in room 362.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" Varsity will play Saturday 11/19 at 7:15pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena Civic Center); Sunday 11/20 at 7pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by Junior Varsity at 8:45pm at McCann.

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the rate of $100. The deadline for ordering is 12/31.  buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve. Waiting until after 12/31 puts you at a high risk of not being able to receive a book due to selling out.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." Submissions: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.  


17 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

TURKEY BOWL
The event planned for today has been postponed to spring.

MASQUE & MIME
If you are a lover of Dungeons and Dragons, you won't want to miss Masque and Mime's fall show--SHE KILLS MONSTERS--which is told through the actions of several Dungeons and Dragon characters. Tickets are all on sale on line at rcktkts.com.  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm. Please come to support your friends in Masque and Mime.

OMG CLUB
Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 22, in Room 232. We'll be going over plans for our first collaboration with Praying Patriots.

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th.   Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

RAK
The next RAK club meeting is Monday after school in room 362.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" Varsity will play Saturday 11/19 at 7:15pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena Civic Center); Sunday 11/20 at 7pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by Junior Varsity at 8:45pm at McCann.

YEARBOOK
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


16 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today’s Motivation: Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

PICTURE RETAKES
Retakes for non-Seniors are today. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

GREENWORKS
RCK Greenworks will meet today, November 16th at 2:30 p.m. in room 295.  All new and existing members are welcome!

OMG CLUB
Thank you so much for your generosity! OMG received enough donations to pack 39 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 22, in Room 232. We'll be going over plans for our first collaboration with Praying Patriots.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting November 16th immediately after school in room 343. We will be having a party to welcome the new members into the honor society. Please sign up to bring something to the party through the sheet on google classroom!

MASQUE & MIME
If you are a lover of Dungeons and Dragons, you won't want to miss Masque and Mime's fall show--SHE KILLS MONSTERS--which is told through the actions of several Dungeons and Dragon characters. Tickets are all on sale on line at rcktkts.com.  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm. Please come to support your friends in Masque and Mime.

SEAL OF BILITERACY
Applications for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy are due to either your language teacher or Señora Flanagan by November 28th.   Applications are available in room 342, or you can print or fill it out online, but you MUST include an actual signature.  Email Señora Flanagan if you have any questions.

RAK
The RAK club meeting is cancelled for today after school. We will be meeting on Monday of next week in room 362.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" consists of RCK<JJHS<VW<WJHS<LOURDES<BEACON Players.   
This upcoming weekend games are as follows. 
Please come out to show your support of our teams!
Varsity will play on Saturday 11/19/22 at 7:15pm vs Arlington Admirals followed by Junior Varsity at 9:00 pm at McCann (Civic Center) 
Sunday 11/20/2022 at 7:00pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by Junior Varsity at 8:45pm at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center)

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


15 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today’s Motivation: Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t will be priceless.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Meeting today after school in Room 335. All are encouraged to attend.

GREENWORKS
RCK Greenworks will meet on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:30 p.m. in room 295.  All new and existing members are welcome!

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryouts continue today11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting November 16th immediately after school in room 343. We will be having a party to welcome the new members into the honor society. Please sign up to bring something to the party through the sheet on google classroom!

MASQUE & MIME
If you are a lover of Dungeons and Dragons, you won't want to miss Masque and Mime's fall show--SHE KILLS MONSTERS--which is told through the actions of several Dungeons and Dragon characters. Tickets are all on sale on line at rcktkts.com.  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm. Please come to support your friends in Masque and Mime.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


14 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today’s Motivation:  Be an encourager .. the world has plenty of critics already

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to Connor Hitt and Abby Kowalczyk for competing in the State Championships this weekend in upstate NY. Connor finished 36th out of 468 runners while Abby finished 114th out of 459 runners. Great job and a great season!

GREENWORKS
RCK Greenworks will meet on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:30 p.m. in room 295.  All new and existing members are welcome!

WRESTLING
The first wrestling practice is 11/14 2:30-4:45. Please bring shorts, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes if you have them. You must be APPROVED on FamilyID to participate. See Coach Perry or Coach Bianco.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryout Schedule will be as follows: Monday 11/14 & Tuesday 11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

TRACK & FIELD
Anyone who has signed up for the RCK Winter track and field team, we will meet in the LGI room today, November 14 right after school.  Team practice will follow the meeting and will go to around 3:30 so you can take the late bus home.  Any questions see Coach Ropes in room 362 or Coach Budd in the male PE office.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
The French Honor Society will be having a meeting November 16th immediately after school in room 343. We will be having a party to welcome the new members into the honor society. Please sign up to bring something to the party through the sheet on google classroom!

MASQUE & MIME
If you are a lover of Dungeons and Dragons, you won't want to miss Masque and Mime's fall show--SHE KILLS MONSTERS--which is told through the actions of several Dungeons and Dragon characters. Tickets are all on sale on line at rcktkts.com.  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm. Please come to support your friends in Masque and Mime.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK on Monday 11/14: SUNY College at Oswego, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Le Moyne College, Cedar Crest College, SUNY Oneonta.  You must pre-register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


11 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: Schools are closed today in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all those who have served our country.

Today’s Motivation: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

TRACK & FIELD
Anyone who has signed up for the RCK Winter track and field team, we will meet in the LGI room Monday November 14 right after school.  Team practice will follow the meeting so make you bring clothes and shoes you can work out in.  Practice will go to around 3:30 so you can take the late bus home.  Any questions see Coach Ropes in room 362 or Coach Budd in the male PE office.

WRESTLING
The first wrestling practice is 11/14 2:30-4:45. Please bring shorts, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes if you have them. You must be APPROVED on FamilyID to participate. See Coach Perry or Coach Bianco.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryout Schedule will be as follows: Monday 11/14 & Tuesday 11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK on Monday 11/14: SUNY College at Oswego, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Le Moyne College, Cedar Crest College, SUNY Oneonta.  You must pre-register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


10 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today’s Motivation: Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

TRACK & FIELD
Anyone who has signed up for the RCK Winter track and field team, we will meet in the LGI room Monday November 14 right after school.  Team practice will follow the meeting so make you bring clothes and shoes you can work out in.  Practice will go to around 3:30 so you can take the late bus home.  Any questions see Coach Ropes in room 362 or Coach Budd in the male PE office.

WRESTLING
The first wrestling practice is 11/14 2:30-4:45. Please bring shorts, a t-shirt, and wrestling shoes if you have them. You must be APPROVED on FamilyID to participate. See Coach Perry or Coach Bianco.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryout Schedule will be as follows: Monday 11/14 & Tuesday 11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society Meeting will be 11/10 in room 243.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, November 10th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for Thursday: Work on Mock Trial from last week. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

RED CROSS CLUB
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 10th in the library right after school! Members should make every effort to attend.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey hits the ice this weekend so come and support our players! Varsity will play on Sunday 11/13 at 6pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by Junior Varsity at 7:45pm at Ice Time in Newburgh.

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK on Monday 11/14: SUNY College at Oswego, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Le Moyne College, Cedar Crest College, SUNY Oneonta.  You must pre-register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


9 November 2022    

 Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6.

Today’s Motivation: Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

CHEER
Congratulations to Senior Angelina Buonato for being named All-League for Section 1 Cheer. We are very proud of your incredible achievement!

SOCCER
Congratulations to Junior Ryan Zindler for being selected Conference 1 All-Section for the Fall 2022 season and to Senior Nathan Garner for being selected Conference 1 All-Section Honorable Mention. We are so proud of you!

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryout Schedule will be as follows: Monday 11/14 & Tuesday 11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society Meeting will be 11/10 in room 243.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topics for this week are Wednesday: Election 2022: What Happened? What Does it Mean?  Thursday: Work on Mock Trial from last week. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

MATH TEAM
Meet #2 is home here at RCK on 11/9.  The sign up can be found on our Google classroom page and must be completed ASAP.  Please report to the Cafeteria on 11/9 at 2:30 for set up.  See Ms. Siebert in room 345 for Questions

RED CROSS CLUB
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 10th in the library right after school! Members should make every effort to attend.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

SOCIEDAD
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting today at 2:25 in room 342.  We will be discussing plans for our next events and fundraisers.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey hits the ice this weekend so come and support our players! Varsity will play on Sunday 11/13 at 6pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by Junior Varsity at 7:45pm at Ice Time in Newburgh.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org. REMINDER: If you are staying after school, you must get a pass from your club advisor or coach in order to take the late bus.

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways. 


8 November 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: Today is Superintendent's Conference Day. Please remember to get out and vote!

Today’s Motivation: Move forward. Good things are up ahead.

PICTURE RETAKES for UNDERCLASSMEN will be Wednesday, 11/16 in the Makerspace. Students should go to the Makerspace during a free period.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com School Code 707533YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tryout Schedule will be as follows: Monday 11/14 & Tuesday 11/15: Varsity 5:15-7:00, 10th grade  6:45-8:00 ,9th Grade 7:45-9:00. You must be signed up and approved in order to try out!!!!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet Wednesday November 9th and  Thursday, November 10th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topics for this week are Wednesday: Election 2022: What Happened? What Does it Mean?  Thursday: Work on Mock Trial from last week. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

MATH TEAM
Meet #2 is home here at RCK on 11/9.  The sign up can be found on our Google classroom page and must be completed ASAP.  Please report to the Cafeteria on 11/9 at 2:30 for set up.  See Ms. Siebert in room 345 for Questions

RED CROSS CLUB
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 10th in the library right after school! Members should make every effort to attend.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

SOCIEDAD
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:25 in room 342.  We will be discussing plans for our next events and fundraisers.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juniors and Seniors - Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

PTSA/SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 15 at 7pm in the library followed by a Support Our Seniors committee meeting at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


7 November 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today’s Motivation: Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

CROSS COUNTRY
History has been made at RCK! Sophomore Abby Kowalczyk is the first female cross country runner from Ketcham to qualify for the New York State Cross Country Section 1 Finals! Abby came in third in a field of 101 runners at Saturday's sectionals. Junior Connor Hitt qualified for the state meet when he came in second in a field of 147 runners at sectionals. He is the first XC runner since 1994 to qualify for the state meet. They will travel to Verona, NY next week to represent our school, our district and Section 1. Congratulations Abby and Connor. We are VERY proud of you!

FOOTBALL
Congratulations to our football team on their 29-22 win over Yonkers on Friday. We are very proud of your hard work this season!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, Wednesday November 9th and  Thursday, November 10th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topics for this week are Wednesday: Election 2022: What Happened? What Does it Mean?  Thursday: Work on Mock Trial from last week. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK on Monday 11/7:
Clarkson University - 9 am
Syracuse University - 9:30 am
Dominican University - 10 am
Russell Sage College - 10:30 am
Iona University - 11:30 am
You must pre register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

MATH TEAM
Meet #2 is home here at RCK on 11/9.  The sign up can be found on our Google classroom page and must be completed ASAP.  Please report to the Cafeteria on 11/9 at 2:30 for set up.  See Ms. Siebert in room 345 for Questions

RED CROSS CLUB
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 10th in the library right after school! Members should make every effort to attend.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8
All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

SOCIEDAD
There will be a Spanish Honor Society meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:25 in room 342.  We will be discussing plans for our next events and fundraisers.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

REMINDER - THERE IS NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In All Ways.


4 November 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today's Motivation: You may not always feel like it, but keep smiling because your life is a beautiful thing and it is worth smiling about.

COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR
Reminder: The annual College & Career Fair is taking place today in the gym during periods 1 to 3.

RAK CLUB
The RAK Club will be meeting after school today at 2:30 pm in room 362.

TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8 All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.

UNPLUGGED FAIR
On Saturday, join RCK students and other schools at the Computer Science Unplugged Fair at the Galleria Mall from 11am-3pm. Admission is FREE. Come see lots of cool computers, robots, gaming and more!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
OMG is still collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child! It is a charity organization that delivers shoeboxes full of gifts to children for Christmas. Sometimes this is the only gift they ever get! Here is the link for recommended items.
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/
We are extending our collection deadline to Monday, November 7th, so you all can hit the stores this weekend!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, Thursday, November 3rd after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We will be doing preparations for a mock trial debate; discussion and research on Thursday. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey plays this weekend. Come and support our players from RCK, John Jay, Beacon, Lourdes, WJHS and Van Wyck! Varsity will play on Friday 11/4 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by JV at 9:15pm at Kiwanis Arena in Saugerties. Sunday 11/6 at 7:15pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by JV at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center)

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In Allways.


3 November 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today's Motivation: You may not always feel like it, but keep smiling because your life is a beautiful thing and it is worth smiling about.
 
COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR
Reminder: The annual College & Career Fair is taking place today in the gym during periods 1 to 3.
 
RAK CLUB
The RAK Club will be meeting after school today at 2:30 pm in room 362. 
 
TURKEY BOWL
Seniors vs. Faculty/Staff flag football game. Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6pm on the RCK Turf. Sign up to play https://forms.gle/gAjdMo8JqotHhrfj8 All of Ketcham Nation is encouraged to come and take part in this fun event. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Free admission - but all attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for use by our school club food drives.
 
UNPLUGGED FAIR
On Saturday, join RCK students and other schools at the Computer Science Unplugged Fair at the Galleria Mall from 11am-3pm. Admission is FREE. Come see lots of cool computers, robots, gaming and more!
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
OMG is still collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child! It is a charity organization that delivers shoeboxes full of gifts to children for Christmas. Sometimes this is the only gift they ever get! Here is the link for recommended items. 
We are extending our collection deadline to Monday, November 7th, so you all can hit the stores this weekend!
 
DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, Thursday, November 3rd after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We will be doing preparations for a mock trial debate; discussion and research on Thursday. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey plays this weekend. Come and support our players from RCK, John Jay, Beacon, Lourdes, WJHS and Van Wyck! Varsity will play on Friday 11/4 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by JV at 9:15pm at Kiwanis Arena in Saugerties. Sunday 11/6 at 7:15pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by JV at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center)

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, November 16: Sgt Masferrer, US Marines
Friday, November 18: Staff Sgt Orsini & Staff Sgt McCollum, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, November 29: Staff Sgt Wiley & Staff Sgt Osbourne, US Army
 
GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Make this a great day RCK and remember to go #All In Allways.

2 November 2022

Today is Day 2

Today's Motivation: What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, Wednesday November 2nd and  Thursday, November 3rd after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided.
We will be doing preparations for a mock trial debate; explanation of format on Wednesday, discussion and research on Thursday.
Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

MASQUE & MIME
Please note there will be a special Masque and Mime meeting today right after school to discuss NYSTEA and other stuff related to the play. Please attend.

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
All students are invited to the first meeting of the Student Advisory Council. PTSA wants to hear from you about the issues important to students and how we can help advocate for you as well as plan events that our students want to see at RCK. Please join us today after school in the library.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey plays this weekend. Come and support our players from RCK, John Jay, Beacon, Lourdes, WJHS and Van Wyck! Varsity will play on Friday 11/4 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by JV at 9:15pm at Kiwanis Arena in Saugerties. Sunday 11/6 at 7:15pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by JV at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center)

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown. https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638  Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


1 November 2022 

 Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1. Let's make it a GREAT DAY, RCK.

Today's Motivation: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Join us today after school to learn more about Student Council and how you can help put on fun events this year!

SADD
Join SADD Club - next meeting is today 11/1 in room 206 at 2:30p. We will have a guest presenter joining us, Dora Celestino, for a fun activity!

MASQUE & MIME
Please note there will be a special Masque and Mime meeting on Wednesday right after school to discuss NYSTEA and other stuff related to the play. Please attend.

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
All students are invited to the first meeting of the Student Advisory Council. PTSA wants to hear from you about the issues important to students and how we can help advocate for you as well as plan events that our students want to see at RCK. Please join us Wednesday after school in the library.

FLAG/POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL
Mark your calendar for November 17 as we bring these fun traditions back to RCK. The Class of 2023 will take on RCK Faculty and Staff in a flag football game and then the Class of 2023 will face the Class of 2024 in a PowderPuff game! Event signups are posted in Google Classroom.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby. There is a meeting today, 11/1, for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey plays this weekend. Come and support our players from RCK, John Jay, Beacon, Lourdes, WJHS and Van Wyck! Varsity will play on Friday 11/4 at 7:30pm vs Saugerties Mustangs followed by JV at 9:15pm at Kiwanis Arena in Saugerties. Sunday 11/6 at 7:15pm Varsity plays FDR Presidents followed by JV at 9pm at McCann Ice Arena (Civic Center)

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown.
https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638
A representative from Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Nov. 1 to answer any questions or collect check orders. Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniorslegacystudios.com/roy-c- ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google. com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/ senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com  School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CANDY FOR CLOTHES
Currently, the Health Office needs sweat pants in all sizes. Gently worn or new, please.  Come to the Health Office with your donation in exchange for candy.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Attention Seniors. The following scholarships are open for application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Youth Honoree Scholarship
NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education.
Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml
Information is also available in scholarship folders in the Counseling Office in room 217.

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.

Your Principal, 


31 October 2022   

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6. Let's make it a GREAT DAY, RCK.

Today's Motivation: Be humble enough to know that you're not better than anybody but wise enough to know you are different than the rest.

SWIM TEAM
Congratulations to RCK girls varsity swim team for taking 4th in their conference championships on Saturday. The girls swam amazing.  Shout out to Abigail Mathews for a personal best swim in the 500 free and to Olivia Nguyen for a personal best swim in the 100 free.  The 200 Medley Relay of Kaelynn Odums, Olivia Nguyen, Abigail Mathew and Nella Morgan took 2nd place and the same girls swam the 200 free relay and took first place.

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to Abby Kowalczyk for winning the Northern County Championship for the second year in a row. Connor Hitt placed a close 3rd in the boys race while Eddy Corporan medaled in 17th. Many athletes achieved their personal bests. Great job!

MASQUE & MIME
Anyone who signed up for NYSTEA, please check in with Mrs. Evaul. This is urgent. You need to fill out a form.

SADD
Join SADD Club - next meeting is tomorrow 11/1 in room 206 at 2:30p. We will have a guest presenter joining us, Dora Celestino, for a fun activity!

INCREDICON
Thank you to all of the clubs who decorated the amazing trunks at our first Trunk or Treat. With more than 50 vendors and food trucks, the event was a huge success and the Class of 2023 thanks everyone for their support!

STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
All students are invited to the first meeting of the Student Advisory Council. PTSA wants to hear from you about the issues important to students and how we can help advocate for you as well as plan events that our students want to see at RCK. Please join us Wednesday after school.

FLAG/POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL
Mark your calendar for November 17 as we bring these fun traditions back to RCK. The Class of 2023 will take on RCK Faculty and Staff in a flag football game and then the Class of 2023 will face the Class of 2024 in a PowderPuff game! Event details will be posted in Google Classroom this week so make sure to watch for the announcements and save the date!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby.  Tomorrow, 11/1 we will have a BASKETBALL MEETING  for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: if you would like to sign up to do the morning announcements, fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

ART CONTEST
Masque and Mime is having an art contest for D&D inspired artwork, that's artwork inspired by the role-playing game made famous by the Stranger Things series, Dungeons and Dragons. Create any kind of work of art or even a short work of literature (poem or 1 page story) that can be displayed in the main lobby. Winners of the contest will be announced at the performance Sunday, 11/20. Bring your artwork to the auditorium after school the week before the play opens, Nov. 7-11. Your work will be displayed in the lobby that week.

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown.
https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638
A representative from Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Nov. 1 to answer any questions or collect check orders. Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.

SENIOR QUOTES, Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior-information

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com School Code 707533

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

CANDY FOR CLOTHES
Currently, the Health Office needs sweat pants in all sizes. Gently worn or new, please.  Come to the Health Office with your donation in exchange for candy- for the rest of October!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Attention Seniors. The following scholarships are open for application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Youth Honoree Scholarship
NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education.
Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW- tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml
Information is also available in scholarship folders in the Counseling Office in room 217.

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

CLUBS/ACTIVITIES/SPORTS: Information for announcements should be sent to rck.announcements@wcsdny.org

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.

 


28 October 2022 

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today's Motivation: Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
 
Today is the final day of Red Ribbon Week! Parents, Guardians, Teachers, Faculty, Staff and Administration… Those who talk to teens/students regularly about drugs and alcohol are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having those conversations. It is important to have these difficult conversations and remind each and every student to stay alcohol and drug free! Celebrate life drug free - Rally in Red! Wear any red piece of clothing today to show support in living drug free and making positive choices. Join SADD Club - next meeting is Tuesday 11/1 in the Library at 2:30p. 
 
COSTUME CONTEST
Student Council is inviting all students to dress up on Halloween! Students will be chosen to win gift cards based on costume creativity and school spirit. Appropriate costumes only. No masks, no makeup/facepaint that disguise your face, no hoodies. We look forward to seeing all the great costumes on Oct. 31.
 
INCREDICON
Join us on Saturday from 10-5 for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023! Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more! Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos, Photo Ops, Food Trucks. RCK Clubs and teams will be sponsoring trunks and giving away candy. ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!
 
FLAG/POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL
Mark your calendar for November 17 as we bring these fun traditions back to RCK. The Class of 2023 will take on RCK Faculty and Staff in a flag football game and the Class of 2023 will face the Class of 2024 in a Powderpuff game! Event details will be posted in Google Classroom next week so make sure to watch for the announcements and save the date!

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Starting next week, our morning announcements will be provided by members of our senior class! Sign up online for your day doing the announcements https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown.
https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638
A representative from Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Nov. 1 to answer any questions or collect check orders. Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
THE FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SITTING DATES ARE UP ON https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/ THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS. FAILURE TO BOOK NOW PUTS YOU AT RISK OF NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE YEARBOOK. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED.
 
SENIOR QUOTES
Kindergarten pictures, and Passions are DUE DECEMBER 15th. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS. If we do not have the majority of the class participate, they will not be in the Yearbook. Submit your information here: https://sites.google.com/wcsdny.org/rck-yearbook/senior-information
 
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW at the discounted rate of $90. The deadline for the early bird special is November 15th. Cost goes up to $100 after that. buytheyearbook.com School Code 707533  YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT in March last year. Guarantee your copy before there is a LIMITED reserve by 11/15. After 11/15, once yearbooks are sold out, they are SOLD OUT.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!
 
CANDY FOR CLOTHES
Currently, the Health Office needs sweat pants in all sizes. Gently worn or new, please.  Come to the Health Office with your donation in exchange for candy- for the rest of October!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Attention Seniors. The following scholarships are open for application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Youth Honoree Scholarship
NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education.
Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml
Information is also available in scholarship folders in the Counseling Office in room 217.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" consists of RCK<JJHS<VW<WJHS<LOURDES<BEACON Players.   
Varsity will play on Friday 10/28/2022 at 6:30pm vs Washingtonville Wizards followed by JV at 8:15pm.
Saturday 10/29/2022 at 6pm Junior Varsity plays the Wizards again, followed by Varsity at 7:45pm
All games at Ice Time Sports in Newburgh this weekend. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby.  Next Tuesday, 11/1 we will have a BASKETBALL MEETING  for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line now at rcktkts.com  and  will be at the door also. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. Come join the adventure of this play.

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.

    


27 October 2022   

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today's Motivation: Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

When it comes to drinking alcohol we all know the consequences we can see, like poor physical coordination and slurred speech. What we can’t see is that as alcohol travels through your bloodstream it can damage your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys and muscles. As a teenager, your body is still developing so damage done to it now can affect the rest of your life. Over time, drinking can wreak havoc on your body and mind. Celebrate life drug free - Rally in Red! Wear any red piece of clothing tomorrow to show support in living drug free and making positive choices. Join SADD Club - next meeting is Tuesday 11/1 in the Library at 2:30p.


SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Do you like DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? Then you definitely should plan to attend the play Masque and Mime is putting on Nov. 18,19,20th--SHE KILLS MONSTERS. Tickets are on sale on line or will be at the door. Show start time is 7:30pm for Friday and Saturday and 2pm for Sunday. It is an exciting production.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will be meeting after school today in room 362. New members welcome!

FLAG/POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL
Mark your calendar for November 17 as we bring traditions back to RCK. The Class of 2023 will take on RCK Faculty and Staff in a flag football game and the Class of 2023 will face the Class of 2024 in a Powderpuff game! Event details will be posted in Google Classroom next week so make sure to watch for the announcements and save the date!

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Starting next week, our morning announcements will be provided by members of our senior class! Sign up online for your day doing the announcements https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown.
https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638
A representative from Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Nov. 1 to answer any questions or collect check orders. Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today, Thursday, October 27th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be:  "Will robots increase the quality of human life?" and "Is artificial intelligence dangerous?"  Come to argue or listen.  Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

CANDY FOR CLOTHES
Currently, the Health Office needs sweat pants in all sizes. Gently worn or new, please.  Come to the Health Office with your donation in exchange for candy- for the rest of October!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Attention Seniors. The following scholarships are open for application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Youth Honoree Scholarship
NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education.
Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml
Information is also available in scholarship folders in the Counseling Office in room 217.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There are still appointments available. 10/31- 11/4 (few appointments available) and 11/21-11/22 (many appointments available) senior portrait link https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/
When you choose a package you will be given the time slots available to fulfill that package, the available time slots are dependent on the packages chosen. Once all slots are filled then the next set of dates open.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" consists of RCK<JJHS<VW<WJHS<LOURDES<BEACON Players.   
Varsity will play on Friday 10/28/2022 at 6:30pm vs Washingtonville Wizards followed by JV at 8:15pm.
Saturday 10/29/2022 at 6pm Junior Varsity plays the Wizards again, followed by Varsity at 7:45pm
All games at Ice Time Sports in Newburgh this weekend. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby.  Next Tuesday, 11/1 we will have a BASKETBALL MEETING  for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT
Our annual Halloween Haunt concert is Oct. 27 at 7pm in Bove Theatre. Hope to see you there!

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: University of Rochester, Western Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Saint Anselm College, University of New Haven, University of Rhode Island, RPI.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

COSTUME CONTEST
Student Council is inviting all students to dress up on Halloween! Students will be chosen to win gift cards based on costume creativity and school spirit. Appropriate costumes only. No masks, no makeup/facepaint that disguise your face, no hoodies. We look forward to seeing all the great costumes on Oct. 31.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be today after school in room 243.

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

INCREDICON
Join us on Saturday from 10-5 for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023! Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more! Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos, Photo Ops, Food Trucks. RCK Clubs and teams will be sponsoring trunks and giving away candy. ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


26 October 2022 

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today's Motivation: Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

Risky substance use and addiction is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, beginning in the teen years in most cases. Celebrate life drug free - Rally in Red! Wear any red piece of clothing this Friday 10/28 to show support in living drug free and making positive choices. Join SADD Club - next meeting is Tuesday 11/1 in the Library at 2:30p.

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Starting next week, our morning announcements will be provided by members of our senior class! Sign up online for your day doing the announcements https://forms.gle/se9TcqorqztJDDJm7

BLOOD DRIVE
Today is the blood drive! Some spots are still available. Sign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Ketcham
It is in the back gym from 730-200

VOLLEYBALL
Come and support our Ketcham senior volleyball players tonight! The Wappingers Boys Volleyball team is coming to RCK to take on North Rockland. We will celebrate the 10 Ketcham seniors and the John Jay senior before warmups begin at 5:30 and then the team takes the court at 6pm so let's fill the bleachers and support this incredible team!

CAP & GOWN
Class of 2023 - online ordering is now open for your graduation cap & gown.
https://www.jostens.com/apps/catalog/gradProducts.mvc?customerName=Roy+C+Ketcham+High+School&customerId=1052638
A representative from Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Nov. 1 to answer any questions or collect check orders. Remember, you need a cap & gown to participate in graduation and Back to the Nest. If you need assistance, see Mr. Rifenburg in Room 101.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today Wednesday, October 26th & Thursday, October 27th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be:  "Will robots increase the quality of human life?" and "Is artificial intelligence dangerous?"  Come to argue or listen.  Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

GREENWORKS
There will be a Greenworks meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 2:30 p.m. in room 295.  All new and existing members are welcome.  If weather permits, we will be going outside.

CANDY FOR CLOTHES
Currently, the Health Office needs sweat pants in all sizes. Gently worn or new, please.  Come to the Health Office with your donation in exchange for candy- for the rest of October!

SCHOLARSHIPS
Attention Seniors. The following scholarships  are open for application:
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Youth Honoree Scholarship
NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education.
Scholarship information is consistently updated on the Senior Google Classroom and on the scholarship link on the School Counseling webpage:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQl9IpLdXiG-2I5hjP5FpW-tJ_sMFJH5yqUo8y4r5LVW90Xzey5VnacRgcDd98BFmkceCyCKbo00Rh/pubhtml
Information is also available in scholarship folders in the Counseling Office in room 217.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
There are still appointments available. 10/31- 11/4 (few appointments available) and 11/21-11/22 (many appointments available) senior portrait link https://seniors.legacystudios.com/roy-c-ketcham-hs/
When you choose a package you will be given the time slots available to fulfill that package, the available time slots are dependent on the packages chosen. Once all slots are filled then the next set of dates open.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" consists of RCK<JJHS<VW<WJHS<LOURDES<BEACON Players.   
Varsity will play on Friday 10/28/2022 at 6:30pm vs Washingtonville Wizards followed by JV at 8:15pm.
Saturday 10/29/2022 at 6pm Junior Varsity plays the Wizards again, followed by Varsity at 7:45pm
All games at Ice Time Sports in Newburgh this weekend. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby.  Next Tuesday, 11/1 we will have a BASKETBALL MEETING  for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT
Our annual Halloween Haunt concert is Oct. 27 at 7pm in Bove Theatre. Hope to see you there!

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: University of Rochester, Western Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Saint Anselm College, University of New Haven, University of Rhode Island, RPI.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

COSTUME CONTEST
Student Council is inviting all students to dress up on Halloween! Students will be chosen to win gift cards based on costume creativity and school spirit. Appropriate costumes only. No masks, no makeup/facepaint that disguise your face, no hoodies. We look forward to seeing all the great costumes on Oct. 31.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will be meeting again after school this Thursday in room 362. New members welcome!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to register on Family ID.

MASQUE & MIME
Masque and Mime's fall production will be SHE KILLS MONSTERS--a play that makes a game of Dungeons and Dragons come to life to tell a story. Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30pm; a matinee on Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm. Tickets will be sold on line; information will follow next week. You don't want to miss this one.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be in room 243 on 10/27.

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Sophomores and Juniors can qualify for $10,000 by taking a career quiz by Nov. 30. The quiz on BigFuture® takes less than 10 minutes to complete and gives students a list of 30 possible careers based on their interests. It's that easy! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/bigfuture-newyork-scholarships?SFMC_cid=EM835381-&rid=389946895

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

INCREDICON
Join us on Saturday from 10-5 for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023! Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more! Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos, Photo Ops, Food Trucks. RCK Clubs and teams will be sponsoring trunks and giving away candy. ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.  


25 October 2022 

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today's Motivation: You don’t have to be positive every second of every day. Just be mindful that the good will outweigh the bad in the end.

Vaping can cause serious health risks.  Exposure to nicotine during youth can lead to addiction and cause long-term harm to brain development.  The vapor can contain toxins (even ones that cause cancer) and tiny particles that are harmful when breathed in. Celebrate life drug free - Rally in Red! Wear any red piece of clothing this Friday 10/28 to show support in living drug free and making positive choices. Join SADD Club - next meeting is Tuesday 11/1 in the Library at 2:30pm.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
The Stock Market Club meets on Tuesday after school in B1. All are welcome. GC code is rnkkvny. See Mr. Remick for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Representing all Ketcham students, come join Student Council and help plan events for the school year. Meeting today after school in Room 335.

HOCKEY
Wappingers Ice Hockey "John Jay Hockey Club" consists of RCK<JJHS<VW<WJHS<LOURDES<BEACON Players.   
Varsity will play on Friday 10/28/2022 at 6:30pm vs Washingtonville Wizards followed by JV at 8:15pm. 
Saturday 10/29/2022 at 6pm Junior Varsity plays the Wizards again, followed by Varsity at 7:45pm
All games at Ice Time Sports in Newburgh this weekend. Please come out to show your support of our teams!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Any and all girls interested in playing basketball need to start attending OPEN GYMS - the OPEN GYM SCHEDULE is posted outside the girls locker room and the gym lobby.  Next Tuesday, 11/1 we will have a BASKETBALL MEETING  for all those interested in trying out this year.  Any questions, see Coach Mealy

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT
Our annual Halloween Haunt concert is Oct. 27 at 7pm in Bove Theatre. Hope to see you there!

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: University of Rochester, Western Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Saint Anselm College, University of New Haven, University of Rhode Island, RPI.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

COSTUME CONTEST
Student Council is inviting all students to dress up on Halloween! Students will be chosen to win gift cards based on costume creativity and school spirit. Appropriate costumes only. No masks, no makeup/facepaint that disguise your face, no hoodies. We look forward to seeing all the great costumes on Oct. 31.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will be meeting again after school this Thursday in room 362. New members welcome!

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

OMG CHRISTIAN CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting this Tuesday, October 25th, in Room 232. We're preparing for Operation Christmas Child and our first collaboration with Praying Patriots from John Jay! Come join us to learn more.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to  register on Family ID.

MASQUE & MIME
Masque and Mime's fall production will be SHE KILLS MONSTERS--a play that makes a game of Dungeons and Dragons come to life to tell a story. Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30pm; a matinee on Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm. Tickets will be sold on line; information will follow next week. You don't want to miss this one.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be in room 243 on 10/27.

NEW YORK STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY
There will be a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 2:30 in room 342 for all seniors who wish to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy  We will begin distributing paperwork and getting the process underway. Juniors who are considering obtaining the Seal are encouraged to attend also.

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

INCREDICON
Join us on Saturday from 10-5 for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023! Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more! Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos, Photo Ops, Food Trucks. RCK Clubs and teams will be sponsoring trunks and giving away candy. ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


24 October 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today's Motivation: You can do anything, but not everything. Sometimes we fall so we learn how to pick ourselves up.

This week is Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Today, millions of people celebrate. Celebrate life drug free - Rally in Red! Wear any red piece of clothing this Friday 10/28 to show support in living drug free and making positive choices. Join SADD Club - next meeting is Tuesday 11/1 in the Library at 2:30p.

EDUCATOR OF EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to English Teacher Amy O'Leary who was named an Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. The award recognizes excellence in teaching.

SOCCER
Congratulations to our girls soccer team for their 2-0 win over White Plains with goals from Maddy Kaminski and Peyton Kangas.  Emily Duro kept a clean sheet. The team heads to John Jay today so come out and show your support! Kickoff is 4:30pm.

VOLLEYBALL
Good luck to Wappingers Volleyball as they travel to Arlington today. JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 6pm. And make sure to come support our seniors as the team comes to Ketcham on Wednesday for Senior Night at 5pm. Let's fill those bleachers!

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting today from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre- registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

WINTER TRACK
All student athletes interested in participating on the Indoor Track & Field team, please register in Family ID.

HALLOWEEN HAUNT
Our annual Halloween Haunt concert is Oct. 27 at 7pm in Bove Theatre. Hope to see you there!

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: University of Rochester, Western Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Saint Anselm College, University of New Haven, Univesity of Rhode Island, RPI.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

COSTUME CONTEST
Student Council is inviting all students to dress up on Halloween! Students will be chosen to win gift cards based on costume creativity and school spirit. Appropriate costumes only. No masks, no makeup/facepaint that disguise your face, no hoodies. We look forward to seeing all the great costumes on Oct. 31.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will be meeting again after school this Thursday in room 362. New members welcome!

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

OMG CHRISTIAN CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting this Tuesday, October 25th, in Room 232. We're preparing for Operation Christmas Child and our first collaboration with Praying Patriots from John Jay! Come join us to learn more.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to  register on Family ID.

MASQUE & MIME
Just about a month away--Masque and Mime's fall production will be SHE KILLS MONSTERS--a play that makes a game of Dungeons and Dragons come to life to tell a story. Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30pm; a matinee on Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm. Tickets will be sold on line; information will follow next week. You don't want to miss this one.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be in room 243 on 10/27.

NEW YORK STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY
There will be a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 2:30 in room 342 for all seniors who wish to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy  We will begin distributing paperwork and getting the process underway. Juniors who are considering obtaining the Seal are encouraged to attend also.

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Until Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

INCREDICON
Join us on Saturday from 10-5 for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023! Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more! Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos, Photo Ops, Food Trucks. RCK Clubs and teams will be sponsoring trunks and giving away candy. ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways


21 October 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today's Motivation: Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.

JOIN PTSA
All students, faculty, staff and the entire RCK Community are encouraged to join our PTSA. Your membership requires no commitment and allows us to be a voice for our students. Join online today https://rck.memberhub.com/store

OMG CHRISTIAN CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting this Tuesday, October 25th, in Room 232. We're preparing for Operation Christmas Child and our first collaboration with Praying Patriots from John Jay! Come join us to learn more.

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in trying out for (girls) Varsity Gymnastics please email Coach Sarah Grunbok (@grunboksarah@gmail.com) Also make sure to  register on Family ID.

MASQUE & MIME
Just about a month away--Masque and Mime's fall production will be SHE KILLS MONSTERS--a play that makes a game of Dungeons and Dragons come to life to tell a story. Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30pm; a matinee on Sunday, Nov 20 at 2pm. Tickets will be sold on line; information will follow next week. You don't want to miss this one.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be in room 243 on 10/27.

NEW YORK STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY
There will be a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 2:30 in room 342 for all seniors who wish to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy  We will begin distributing paperwork and getting the process underway. Juniors who are considering obtaining the Seal are encouraged to attend also.

YEARBOOK
MANDATORY MEETING for all members Friday 10/21 after school in room 293.
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Beginning Monday, October 24th and ending Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

GYMNASTICS FUNDRAISER
The WCSD Varsity Gymnastics Team Booster club is holding a WINTER WONDERLAND Fundraiser ONLINE Shopping event!! Let's help the girls Swing big into their upcoming season!! Use the following link to START SHOPPING. https://www.supportmyschool.org/shop-now/...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre- registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


20 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today's Motivation: Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

RAK Club
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting today, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team today from 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

SENIOR INFO NIGHT
Parents/guardians of our Class of 2023 Seniors are invited to an Informational Night tonight from 6 to 8pm to hear about all things related to events and activities for our senior class.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Today's scheduled meeting (Thursday, October 20th) is cancelled.

OMG CHRISTIAN CLUB
OMG Christian Club is meeting this Tuesday, October 25th, in Room 232. We're preparing for Operation Christmas Child and our first collaboration with Praying Patriots from John Jay! Come join us to learn more.

NEW YORK STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY
There will be a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 2:30 in room 342 for all seniors who wish to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy  We will begin distributing paperwork and getting the process underway. Juniors who are considering obtaining the Seal are encouraged to attend also.

YEARBOOK
MANDATORY MEETING for all members Friday 10/21 after school in room 293.
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Beginning Monday, October 24th and ending Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

GYMNASTICS FUNDRAISER
The WCSD Varsity Gymnastics Team Booster club is holding a WINTER WONDERLAND Fundraiser ONLINE Shopping event!! Let's help the girls Swing big into their upcoming season!! Use the following link to START SHOPPING. https://www.supportmyschool.org/shop-now/...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre- registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in the Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


19 October 2022            

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today's Motivation: What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

YEARBOOK
MANDATORY MEETING for all members Friday 10/21 after school in room 293.
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

MATH TEAM
Today is our first math meet. Please arrive in the main lobby for the bus to JJ by 2:35.  See Ms. Siebert for more information.

BOWLING
Anyone interested in trying out for the bowling team please attend our information meeting. The meeting is Oct 27th at 2:30 in room 115. Please make sure you are registered on family id and have an updated physical.

SUNY APPLICATION FEE WAIVER
Beginning Monday, October 24th and ending Sunday, November 6th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all 64 SUNY campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Students can get details here: www.suny.edu/apply

GYMNASTICS FUNDRAISER
The WCSD Varsity Gymnastics Team Booster club is holding a WINTER WONDERLAND Fundraiser ONLINE Shopping event!! Let's help the girls Swing big into their upcoming season!! Use the following link to START SHOPPING. https://www.supportmyschool.org/shop-now/...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

INHS
There will be an INHS meeting today after school to announce this year's officers and discuss upcoming events.  There will be hot chocolate and treats to celebrate the occasion.  Please make every effort to attend.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet Wednesday AND Thursday this week, October 19th & 20th after school in Room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be determined by tomorrow and will be in future announcements  Come to argue or listen. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: Hofstra University, University at Buffalo, SUNY at Purchase College, SUNY College at Potsdam, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, SUNY at Albany, CUNY Bernard M. Baruch.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday  October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team on Thursday 10/20 at 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting this week on Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

SENIOR INFO NIGHT
Parents/guardians of our Class of 2023 Seniors are invited to an Informational Night on Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 8pm to hear about all things related to events and activities for our senior class.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre- registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on Saturday, November 5th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! The deadline to register is this Friday! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in the Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Girls Volleyball at Mahopac, JV Girls Soccer vs Arlington, Boys Volleyball vs. Yorktown. Let's go RCK!

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


18 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today's Motivation: Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. – Michelle Obama

SWIM TEAM
Congratulations girls varsity swim on your victory against Woodlands High school.  What an exciting swim meet all the way to the end!!!!  Congratulations to our Seniors Abigail Mathews and Olivia Nguyen good luck to you In the future.

RCK PRIDE
RCK Pride will meet in the library on Tuesday, October 18th. We are nominating officers for the year. Please attend and arrive by 2:30 if you plan to attend.

MATH TEAM
FIrst math meet of the season is this week on 10/19!  Please see the Google Classroom page at code  qiyob2t for information and sign up as well as a permission slip.  You need to show up at 2:35 in the main lobby with signed permission slip and dues to attend.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  See Ms. Siebert in room 345 for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
There will be a student council meeting today at 2:30 in room 335. All members must attend. New members are welcome!

GYMNASTICS FUNDRAISER
The WCSD Varsity Gymnastics Team Booster club is holding a WINTER WONDERLAND Fundraiser ONLINE Shopping event!! Let's help the girls Swing big into their upcoming season!! Use the following link to START SHOPPING. https://www.supportmyschool.org/shop-now/...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

INHS
There will be an INHS meeting on Wednesday October 19th after school to announce this year's officers and discuss upcoming events.  There will be hot chocolate and treats to celebrate the occasion.  Please make every effort to attend.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet Wednesday AND Thursday this week, October 19th & 20th after school in Room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be determined by tomorrow and will be in future announcements  Come to argue or listen. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be Tuesday October 18th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: Hofstra University, University at Buffalo, SUNY at Purchase College, SUNY College at Potsdam, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, SUNY at Albany, CUNY Bernard M. Baruch.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday  October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team on Thursday 10/20 at 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting this week on Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

SENIOR INFO NIGHT
Parents/guardians of our Class of 2023 Seniors are invited to an Informational Night on Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 8pm to hear about all things related to events and activities for our senior class.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre- registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in the Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre- season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Field Hockey at Rondout Valley, Boys Volleyball at Clarkstown North. Let's go RCK!

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


17 October 2022 

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today's Motivation: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It's that time of year again! Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has started, and OMG is collecting donations. OCC delivers shoeboxes to children around the world, and sometimes it's the only gift they receive. Here is how to help: stop by the main lobby to visit our OCC bin and donate items such as small stuffed animals, art supplies, socks, combs, etc. For a detailed list of gift suggestions please click this link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/   Donations will be accepted until Nov. 4. Thank you in advance, small gift, big impact!

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for their outstanding performances at the Burnt Hills Invitational at Saratoga State Park today. Leading the way were Connor Hitt and Abby Kowalczyk who both finished 14th in their respective races, and Eddy Corporan who also medaled.

INHS
There will be an INHS meeting on Wednesday October 19th after school to announce this year's officers and discuss upcoming events.  There will be hot chocolate and treats to celebrate the occasion.  Please make every effort to attend.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet Wednesday AND Thursday this week, October 19th & 20th after school in Room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be determined by tomorrow and will be in future announcements  Come to argue or listen. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be Tuesday October 18th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK this week: Hofstra University, University at Buffalo, SUNY at Purchase College, SUNY College at Potsdam, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, SUNY at Albany, CUNY Bernard M. Baruch.  You must be pre-registered in SCOIR to attend these visits.

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday  October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team on Thursday 10/20 at 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting this week on Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

SENIOR INFO NIGHT
Parents/guardians of our Class of 2023 Seniors are invited to an Informational Night on Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 8pm to hear about all things related to events and activities for our senior class.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre-registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in the Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Girls Volleyball vs Arlington, Swimming/Diving vs Woodlands. Let's go RCK!

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


14 October 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today's Motivation: If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who dedicated his off season time to helping with various charities.  He died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering humanitarian aid to Nicaragua.  Each year the Roberto Clemente award is given to a Major League Baseball player who demonstrates dedication to their community.

SPIRIT WEEK
Today is the last day of Homecoming Spirit Week. We are excited for our pep rally and will have a modified schedule today leading up to this incredible event.
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HOMECOMING GAME
If you are attending tonight's Homecoming Game, please remember to bring your student ID. No backpacks or bottles are allowed. Support the Ketcham Krazies and wear pink!

HOMECOMING DANCE
If you are attending tomorrow night's Homecoming Dance, please dress in semi-formal attire. No jeans, hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants or flipflops. Please remember to bring your Student ID. The dance runs from 6 to 10pm in the gym. If you have not already purchased a ticket, you may buy one at the door for $20.

WALK FOR FREEDOM
OMG Christian Club invites you to join us at the Walk for Freedom! Everyone gets together to walk through our city and raise awareness of human trafficking. The walk takes place this Saturday in Poughkeepsie, from 9 AM to 11 AM. You can register here: https://www.a21.org//shop-event.php?intid=3189
*PLEASE WEAR ALL BLACK FOR THIS EVENT* This is a global movement, so invite as many people as you can! We'll see you there!

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be Tuesday October 18th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team on Thursday 10/20 at 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

PINK OUT
Support our Field Hockey team and their Stick it to Cancer campaign. Please come to our Pink Out game vs. Carmel on Saturday at 3pm.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

MILITARY VISITS
We are having military representatives visit us this month. They will be tabling in the cafeteria during each lunch period (4-7).  If you are interested in learning more, please stop by to speak to our military representatives on the following days:
Friday, October 21: Sgt Mattola & SSG Orsini, US Army National Guard
Tuesday, October 25: SSG Wiley & SSG Osbourne, US Army
Wednesday, October 26: SGT Masferrer, US Marines

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day. Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre-registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

CHROMEBOOKS
IMPORTANT REMINDER - The deadline to purchase Chromebook Insurance for your student's device is OCTOBER 15, 2022 for this year.  This pertains to all district owned chromebooks, whether your student received their device last year or this school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Foreman, Computer Lab RCK, 845-298-5100 ext 31079.   The website is :  https://gpo.worthavegroup. com/wappingerscsd

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students - the AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022. There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date. We are using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

ACT
The October 22nd ACT exam will no longer be offered at Roy C. Ketcham.  If you have signed up to take the ACT exam at RCK please check your email that you used when you registered for the ACT to find out which test center you were switched to. RCK will host all other ACT exams offered during the 2022/2023 school year..

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in the Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Boys Soccer vs. Arlington, Swimming/Diving at Poughkeepsie, Boys Volleyball vs. Ramapo, Cheer vs. North Rockland, Football vs. North Rockland. Let's go RCK!

INCREDICON
IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest & Trunk or Treat
Join us at Roy C Ketcham High School for our IncrediCon Pop Culture Fest and Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th from 10-5 sponsored by the RCK Class of 2023!
Come and visit several vendors with a huge selection of collectibles, comics, toys, cards, vinyl records, crafts and more!
Check Out Our Special Guest Artists:
- Rich Maurizio (Animaniacs/The Munsters/ Looney Tunes)
- Ryan Browne (TMNT/ Masters of the Universe)
- Dorian & Mark Sinnott (Grandson & Son of Marvel Comic LEGEND Joe Sinnott)
- Michael Grassia (The Wiz/Plunger Pup)
- Joe Ryan ( My Life With An 80's Girl)
Come Dressed in Costume for our Trunk or Treat from 12-2 with Photo Ops for the Whole Family!
Free Gaming Demos ALL Day from Champion Card Collector!
Food Trucks on Site!
ADMISSION is FREE for this Family Fun Halloweekend!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


13 October 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today's Motivation: Kind words cost you nothing yet they are worth so much.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Jaime Escalante was a Bolivian-American math teacher who taught calculus to students in low income neighborhoods in Californian for over 25 years.  He was the subject of the 1980s movie Stand and Deliver

SPIRIT WEEK
Tomorrow is Class Color Day. Make sure to represent for our Pep Rally!

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you. If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted. Bring money for food and drinks!

WALK FOR FREEDOM
OMG Christian Club invites you to join us at the Walk for Freedom! Everyone gets together to walk through our city and raise awareness of human trafficking. The walk takes place this Saturday in Poughkeepsie, from 9 AM to 11 AM. You can register here: https://www.a21.org//shop-event.php?intid=3189
*PLEASE WEAR ALL BLACK FOR THIS EVENT* This is a global movement, so invite as many people as you can! We'll see you there!

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be Tuesday October 18th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

CREW
Wappingers Crew Club is hosting a Clothing Drive from 9am-1pm on Saturday October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th and November 5th at Guardian Storage on Route 376 in Wappingers. Donate old or used clothing, toys, household items and accessories. Please put items in tied trash bags. Reach out to wccwinning@gmail.com with any questions.

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the wrestling team on Thursday 10/20 at 2:30-3:00 in the RCK Weight Room. You may take the late bus home at 3:30pm. Also, make sure you join our team google classroom for updates with code: dienjkf

PINK OUT
Support our Field Hockey team and their Stick it to Cancer campaign. You can purchase a bracelet during lunch periods. They are $3 each or two for $5. Please come to our Pink Out game vs. Carmel on Saturday at 3pm. All profits will be donated to Sparrows Nest.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. We meet after school on Wednesdays in room 208. All students are welcome! The theme for our next issue is "Celebration." If you have something you would like to submit, here is the link for the submission form: https://forms.gle/YZiJdQ35HgtbZPn76

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day.  Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre-registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

CHROMEBOOKS
IMPORTANT REMINDER - The deadline to purchase Chromebook Insurance for your student's device is OCTOBER 15, 2022 for this year.  This pertains to all district owned chromebooks, whether your student received their device last year or this school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Foreman, Computer Lab RCK, 845-298-5100 ext 31079.   The website is :  https://gpo.worthavegroup. com/wappingerscsd

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancellation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancellations after this date.

ACT
The October 22nd ACT exam will no longer be offered at Roy C. Ketcham.  If you have signed up to take the ACT exam at RCK please check your email that you used when you registered for the ACT to find out which test center you were switched to. RCK will host all other ACT exams offered during the 2022/2023 school year..

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is today.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Field Hockey at Rondout Valley, Volleyball at Carmel, Girls Soccer at Scarsdale, Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


12 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today's Motivation: When things don't go your way, don't live in regret. Just ask yourself what you have learned from your experience.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Ellen Ochoa is a now retired NASA astronaut, as well as the first Hispanic woman to go to space. A quote from her is “A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways to do it.”

SPIRIT WEEK
Spirit Week continues tomorrow with Back to Kansas. Wear flannel or "midwest" apparel.

BONFIRE
We look forward to our annual bonfire tonight from 7-9. Tickets are still available during lunch periods.

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/12 Bonfire 7-9pm
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.
If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.
Bring money for food and drinks!

CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to Abby Kowalczyk for becoming Roy C. Ketcham's first female athlete to win a League cross country title. For the boys, Connor Hitt placed third overall. Both earned 1st Team Honors. Great job!

PINK OUT
Support our Field Hockey team and their Stick it to Cancer campaign. You can purchase a bracelet during lunch periods. They are $3 each or two for $5. Please come to our Pink Out game vs. Carmel on Saturday at 3pm. All profits will be donated to Sparrows Nest.

RAK CLUB
The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

GREENWORKS
RCK Greenworks will be meeting today at 2:30pm in room 295. All current and new members are welcome!!!

MATH TEAM
Attention all mathletes! Practice for first meet will be Wednesday October 12th after school in room 345 at 2:30 until 3:15. First meet is Wednesday October 19th at JJ.

CANDY WITH THE COUNSELOR
Attention: Seniors! Are you having trouble answering questions on the Common Application? Are you stuck with your college essay topic? Or do you just need to bounce an idea off of a counselor regarding your supplemental questions? You’re in luck! Ms. Keating will be in the LGI on Monday, October 17th during 6th period to answer any college related questions you may have.  Ask a question, leave with candy!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today Thursday, October 13th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be: "Should the United States increase its military support to the Ukraine in its conflict with Russia?"   Come to argue or listen.  Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

ATTENTION SENIORS
Dutchess Community College will be visiting on Monday, October 24th from 8:30-11:00 am in the computer lab for Instant Decision Day.  Stop by to work through your application with an admissions representative and be given an instant decision on your acceptance.  Pre-registration is required for this event through SCOIR.   

CHROMEBOOKS
IMPORTANT REMINDER - The deadline to purchase Chromebook Insurance for your student's device is OCTOBER 15, 2022 for this year.  This pertains to all district owned chromebooks, whether your student received their device last year or this school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Foreman, Computer Lab RCK, 845-298-5100 ext 31079.   The website is :  https://gpo.worthavegroup. com/wappingerscsd

LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be tomorrow after school in room 243.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. Our next meeting will be after school today in room 208. Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome! Our class code is lrh2tys .

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancelation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancelations after this date.

ACT
The October 22nd ACT exam will no longer be offered at Roy C. Ketcham.  If you have signed up to take the ACT exam at RCK please check your email that you used when you registered for the ACT to find out which test center you were switched to. RCK will host all other ACT exams offered during the 2022/2023 school year.

DCC FAIR
The Dutchess County Counseling Association and Dutchess Community College will be hosting their annual College Fair program today from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Falcon Hall at Dutchess Community College.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is today.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good luck to our teams competing today: Boys Volleyball at Clarkstown South, Swimming/Diving vs. Brewster, Boys Soccer vs John Jay. Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


11 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today's Motivation: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Lin Manuel Miranda has gained fame for his work in musicals on the stage and the screen, such as the Broadway show “Hamilton” and Disney’s “Encanto”. Of Puerto Rican descent, Lin Manuel Miranda has also been active in speaking up for Puerto Rico and helped raise money to help rescue people after Hurricane Maria.

Spirit Week continues tomorrow with the Great and Powerful Oz. Wear green or bling.

Homecoming tickets will be on sale again today during lunch periods. If you are bringing a non-Ketcham guest to the dance you must have an approved guest form before purchasing their ticket.

Support our Field Hockey team and their Stick it to Cancer campaign. You can purchase a bracelet from a player during lunch periods starting tomorrow Please also support the Pink Out game against Carmel at 3pm on Saturday.

The yearbook committee will meet today after school in Room 293.

The Random Acts of Kindness Club will hold its first meeting Thursday, October 20th, right after school in room 362.  New members welcome.

RCK Greenworks will be meeting tomorrow at 2:30pm in room 295. All current and new members are welcome!!!

The Learning Center is open for business. Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability. If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor.

The following colleges will be visiting RCK today: University of Connecticut, Castleton University, Binghamton University, Seton Hall University, Bryant University. You must be pre-registered in SCOIR.

Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham.

The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be Thursday, October 13th in room 243.

The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. Our next meeting will be after school on Wednesday, October 12, in room 208. Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome!

Good Luck to our teams competing today: Field Hockey at John Jay, Girls Soccer at Carmel, Volleyball at Poughkeepsie, Boys Soccer at Carmel. Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.   


10 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Reminder - There is no school today. Tomorrow will be Day 4. 

Today’s Motivation:  Better. Best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Sylvia Mendez is an American civil rights activist of Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage. The influential part she played at only eight years old in the landmark desegregation case of 1946, Mendez v. Westminster, paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement in the United States. She has said, “It’s about everybody coming together. If you start fighting for justice, people of all ethnicities will come together.”

SPIRIT WEEK

Tomorrow is the start of Spirit Week. Wear tie dye for Twister Tuesday. 

 

HOMECOMING

There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!

10/13 - Bonfire 6-8pm

10/14 - Pep Rally

10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)

Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.

If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.

If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.

Bring money for food and drinks!

 

RESTAURANT NIGHT

Please support our Field Hockey team today at Buffalo Wild Wings. Use the attached voucher today (dine in or take out) and a portion of your bill will be donated to our team. 

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Congratulations to Connor Hitt for placing 7th and Abby Kowalczyk for placing 8th in their respective varsity races at the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park. Matt Kowalczyk, Jack McCarthy and Isaac Menjivar all earned medals with their extraordinary performances in the freshman race. Great job by all athletes!

 

GREENWORKS

RCK Greenworks will be meeting, October 12th at 2:30pm in room 295. All current and new members are welcome!!!

 

CHROMEBOOKS

IMPORTANT REMINDER - The deadline to purchase Chromebook Insurance for your student's device is OCTOBER 15, 2022 for this year.  This pertains to all district owned chromebooks, whether your student received their device last year or this school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Foreman, Computer Lab RCK, 845-298-5100 ext 31079.   The website is :  https://gpo.worthavegroup. com/wappingerscsd

 

 

LEARNING CENTER

The Learning Center is opened for business.  Peer tutors are available to help fellow Ketcham students to succeed to their best ability.  If you are a student who's struggling or just need to brush up on your subjects, contact Mr. Cunningham in person in Room 258 (or Office 260) or by e-mail and we'll do our best to pair you up with the appropriate tutor.  Keep in mind that this is a volunteer program, so no guarantee can be made that a tutor will be found.

 

YEARBOOK

The yearbook committee will meet tomorrow after school in Room 293. 

 

COLLEGE VISITS

The following colleges will be visiting RCK on Tuesday 10/11:

University of Connecticut - 9 am

Castleton University - 9:30 am

SUNY at Binghamton - 10 am

Seton Hall University - 11 am

Bryant University - 11:30 am

You must pre register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

 

BLOOD DRIVE

Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

 

NAHS

The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be Thursday, October 13th in room 243.

 

LITERARY MAGAZINE

The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. Our next meeting will be after school on Wednesday, October

12, in room 208. Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome! Our class code is lrh2tys .

 

AP EXAMS

Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancelation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancelations after this date.

 

ACT

The October 22nd ACT exam will no longer be offered at Roy C. Ketcham.  If you have signed up to take the ACT exam at RCK please check your email that you used when you registered for the ACT to find out which test center you were switched to. RCK will host all other ACT exams offered during the 2022/2023 school year.

 

DCC FAIR

The Dutchess County Counseling Association and Dutchess Community College will be hosting their annual College Fair program this Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Falcon Hall at Dutchess Community College.

 

CHEER

Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

 

YEARBOOK

Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.

SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

 

GYMNASTICS

Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

 

PSAT

Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is today.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

 

LACROSSE

Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

 

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due tomorrow. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

 

PERSONALIZED BRICKS

Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

 

PHOTO FUNDRAISER

Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

 

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


7 October 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 3

Today's Motivation:  When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Sonia Sotomayor is a lawyer and jurist who serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Born in The Bronx to Puerto Rican-born parents, she is the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, and she played an active role on the board of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.  She has said, “Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared.”

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/13 - Bonfire 6-8pm
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.
If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.
Bring money for food and drinks!

BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date and save three lives! RCK Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive on October 26 from 7:30am to 2pm in the back gym. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code Ketcham. Email mandy.zhang@k12.wcsdny.org for student blood donor permission slips or any questions.

NAHS
The next National Art Honor Society meeting will be Thursday, October 13th in room 243.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine is for anyone who wants to express their creativity through their writing and/or art. Our next meeting will be after school on Wednesday, October
12, in room 208. Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome! Our class code is lrh2tys .

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancelation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancelations after this date.

ACT
The October 22nd ACT exam will no longer be offered at Roy C. Ketcham.  If you have signed up to take the ACT exam at RCK please check your email that you used when you registered for the ACT to find out which test center you were switched to. RCK will host all other ACT exams offered during the 2022/2023 school year.

DCC FAIR
The Dutchess County Counseling Association and Dutchess Community College will be hosting their annual College Fair program this Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Falcon Hall at Dutchess Community College.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is today.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due tomorrow. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


6 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 2

Today's Motivation: The small wins and little things in life matter. Look closely and you will see that there is much to celebrate on a daily basis.

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is tonight from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow your Day 1 schedule.

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/13 - Bonfire 6-8pm
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.
If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.
Bring money for food and drinks!

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today Thursday, October 6th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. We will complete our debate on: "Who is the Greatest Superhero" from last week. Come to argue or listen. We will also discuss the upcoming debates against John Jay. Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

MUM PICKUP
Reminder: Orders for the Class of 2025 Mum Sale will be ready for pickup today from 3 to 6pm in front of school. Thank you again for supporting our Sophomore Class!

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancelation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancelations after this date.

eSPORTS
Esports will be holding a special tryout for a newly added game, Madden ’23. Tryouts for this game will today at 3pm at Contender Esports on Route 9. Anyone interested in trying out should fill out the following Google Form before heading to tryouts. See Mr. del Olmo in room 346 with any questions. https://forms.gle/ xHvSErKywdDpH3K36

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due tomorrow. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


5 October 2022    

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

REMINDER: There is no school today.

Today's Motivation: Make today count because it's not coming back.

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow their student's Day 1 schedule. More details will be provided via e-mail to families and on the RCK website.

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/13 - Bonfire 6-8pm
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.
If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.
Bring money for food and drinks!

AP EXAMS
Attention AP Students.  The AP exam ordering window is now open.  All AP exams must be ordered and paid for by November 4, 2022.  There will be a $40 fee for any exams ordered after this date.  We will be using Family ID for exam registration and payment:  https://account.familyid.com.  All AP students must "join" their AP class at Collegeboard.com and then register and pay for the exam through Family ID.  This year's AP exam fee is $97 per test. College Board will charge a $40 cancelation fee for any exam canceled before 3/15/23 and does not allow cancelations after this date.

eSPORTS
Esports will be holding a special tryout for a newly added game, Madden ’23. Tryouts for this game will take place this Thursday at 3:00pm at Contender Esports on Route 9. Anyone interested in trying out should fill out the following Google Form before heading to tryouts. See Mr. del Olmo in room 346 with any questions. https://forms.gle/ xHvSErKywdDpH3K36

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due Oct. 7. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


4 October 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 1

Today's Motivation: Be yourself. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

HOMECOMING
There’s No Place Like Homecoming 2022!
10/13 - Bonfire 6-8pm
10/14 - Pep Rally
10/15 - Dance 6-10pm (INDOORS)
Tickets for the bonfire ($2) and dance ($10 in advance and $20 at the door) will be on sale outside the cafe during lunch periods from 10/6 - 10/13.
If you cannot purchase a ticket during periods 4-7, you must see Mrs. Struzzieri in room 335 before first period or in the math office during 8th period. You cannot have a friend buy a ticket for you.
If you are bringing a guest that doesn’t attend RCK, you MUST pick up a guest form in the main office and return it to get approval from administration. You cannot purchase a ticket for your guest until the approval has been granted.
Bring money for food and drinks!

VOLLEYBALL
Congratulations to our Volleyball Team Senior players! Come out and support the team as they celebrate Senior Night tonight in a home game against John Jay.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
The Stock Market Club meets today after school in B1. This will be the first chance to invest your $100,000 so don't miss out! The Google Classroom code is: rnkkvny. See Mr. Remick for more information.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine will meet after school today in room 208.Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome!

STEP TEAM
Step Team Club is having practice today at 2:30 in the Cafeteria.  See you there.

eSPORTS
Esports will be holding a special tryout for a newly added game, Madden ’23. Tryouts for this game will take place this Thursday at 3:00pm at Contender Esports on Route 9. Anyone interested in trying out should fill out the following Google Form before heading to tryouts. See Mr. del Olmo in room 346 with any questions. https://forms.gle/ xHvSErKywdDpH3K36

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The first meeting will today in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com     School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow their student's Day 1 schedule. More details will be provided via e-mail to families and on the RCK website.

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due Oct. 7. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today! Field Hockey at Arlington,  Tennis vs Arlington, JV Boys Soccer at Poughkeepsie, Volleyball vs. John Jay. Let's go RCK!

Reminder - there is no school tomorrow.

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


3 October 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 6

Today's Motivation: Beauty is hidden in everything. We just need to learn to see it.

FIELD HOCKEY
Tonight is Senior Night for our Field Hockey team. Please join us at 7 as we celebrate Alyssa Butler, Ava Gambichler, Hailey Hrouda and Sabrina Vilato when the team takes on Mahopac. Make sure to come out and support the team!

HOMECOMING
Tickets for the bonfire and homecoming dance will be on sale during lunch periods starting Thursday. Cost is $2 for bonfire and $10 for dance. Remember, there's no place like homecoming!

COLLEGE VISITS
The following colleges will be visiting RCK today:
SUNY College of Technology at Canton - 9 am
University of Scranton - 9:30 am
Davidson College - 10 am
Vassar College - 10:30 am
You must pre register in SCOIR if you would like to attend any of these visits.  All visits will be held in the Library.

LITERARY MAGAZINE
The RCK Literary Magazine will meet after school on Tuesday, October 4, in room 208.Please bring your Chromebooks. All students are welcome!

STEP TEAM
Step Team Club is having  practice on Tuesday, October 4th at 2:30 in the Cafeteria.  See you there.

eSPORTS
Esports will be holding a special tryout for a newly added game, Madden ’23. Tryouts for this game will take place this Thursday at 3:00pm at Contender Esports on Route 9. Anyone interested in trying out should fill out the following Google Form before heading to tryouts. See Mr. del Olmo in room 346 with any questions. https://forms.gle/ xHvSErKywdDpH3K36

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Tuesday October 4th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com     School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow their student's Day 1 schedule. More details will be provided via e-mail to families and on the RCK website.

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
To join the Stock Market Club google classroom, use code rnkkvny

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due Oct. 7. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today! Field Hockey vs Mahopac, Volleyball at Arlington, Swimming/Diving at Peekskill, Boys Volleyball at North Rockland, Girls Soccer vs Arlington, Boys Soccer at Ramapo, Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


30 September 2022

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 5

Today's Motivation: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

SOCCER
Ketcham picked up a home win on Senior Night against Carmel 3-0. Seniors Maddy Kaminiski, Juliana Barros, Riley Peru, and Neah Cooke were recognized for their dedication to the program prior to kick-off. Peyton Kangas scored two goals and assisted on another. Siani Urbano added a goal as well. Sabrina Schmitt had an assist on the night.  Emily Duro gets the clean sheet making 8 saves on the evening. Ketcham will travel to Mahopac on Saturday.

SOFTBALL
Open field for all girls interested in playing softball will be today (9/30) from 2:40 - 4:00.  Meet on the softball field. Bring your own equipment, water, etc..  Please see Coach Satterlee in room 110 if you have any questions.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer is hosting a Color Run for the whole community on November 6th at 10am at Robinson Lane! Rain or shine! All ages and abilities are welcome to participate! A DJ color party will follow the race and concessions and swag will be available for purchase! Registration is online and open through October 21, 2022! https://shop.schoolathon.org/EventIndex.asp?EID=196046

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Tuesday October 4th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

SAT
Attention all students registered to take the SATs on Saturday October 1 at RCK. You must bring a printed copy of your admission ticket and a photo ID.  Photocopies of IDs will not be accepted as admission to take the SATs.

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com     School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow their student's Day 1 schedule. More details will be provided via e-mail to families and on the RCK website.

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
To join the Stock Market Club google classroom, use code rnkkvny

CLOTHING DRIVE
The boy’s lacrosse booster club will be hosting a clothing drive on 10/1. Drop off hours are 9am to 3pm at Guardian Self Storage, Route 376, Wappingers Falls.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due Oct. 7. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today! Field Hockey at Carmel, Boys Volleyball vs. Arlington, Swimming//Diving at Port Chester, JV Boys Soccer vs Mahopac, Football at John Jay. Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


29 September 2022  

Good Morning Ketcham Nation!

Today is Day 4

Today's Motivation:  If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

SOCCER
Come support our Girls Soccer Team at Senior Night. Kickoff tonight at 6:30pm against Carmel. See you there!

SOFTBALL
Open field for all girls interested in playing softball will be this Thursday (9/29) & Friday (9/30) from 2:40 - 4:00.  Meet on the softball field.  Bring your own equipment, water, etc..  Please see Coach Satterlee in room 110 if you have any questions.

DEBATE SOCIETY
Debate Society will meet today Thursday, September 29th after school in room 233.  All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. Our topic for debate will be: "Who is the Greatest Superhero."  Debate format will be a single-elimination tournament.  Come to argue or listen.   Google Classroom Code:  2sl6dxw

SADD
Join the SADD Club! Get involved in helping your community and peers by dedicating time to empower each other. SADD club focuses on various social, emotional, and mental health needs. Issues addressed can include bullying, substance use, impaired/distracted driving, and other destructive decisions. The SADD Club will be meeting every other Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Tuesday October 4th in room 214. Any question please contact Ms. Alden at edie.alden@wcsdny.org

SAT
Attention all students registered to take the SATs on Saturday October 1 at RCK. You must bring a printed copy of your admission ticket and a photo ID.  Photocopies of IDs will not be accepted as admission to take the SATs. 

RED CROSS CLUB
There will be a meeting today in the cafeteria. We'll be discussing club apparel, planning for the blood drive, trunk or treat, and a puppet show. Club members, please remember to fill out the parade form as well. See you there!

TUTORS NEEDED
The RCK Learning Center needs students willing to help those struggling to do their best in their classes. If you are interested in being a tutor, see Mr. Cunningham in Room 258 or email him. In addition to helping your fellow students, tutoring time can be applied to meeting community service hours. Sign up today!

YEARBOOK
Purchase your yearbook now at buytheyearbook.com     School Code: 707533  Early bird pricing through 11/15. $90. Cost goes up to $100 after that.
SENIORS Go to Senior Yearbook Information for information on submitting quotes, kindergarten pictures and more! Deadline for ALL Senior content is 12/15.
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Celebrate your senior with a tribute ad in the yearbook! Go to https://tributeads.com/ and order yours today!

GYMNASTICS
Anyone interested in The Wappingers Varsity Gymnastics Team this Winter please email Coach Sarah Grunbok grunboksarah@gmail.com so you can be added to the google classroom.  All information regarding the upcoming season will be posted there

OPEN HOUSE
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to campus where they will follow their student's Day 1 schedule. More details will be provided via e-mail to families and on the RCK website.

CHOCOLATES AND CAR WASH TICKETS
The Ketcham Tennis team is selling World's Finest chocolates and car wash tickets! Talk to any player to purchase or contact Captains Lauren Manriquez, Emma Watkiss, or Jennie Po for more information.

PSAT
Attention Juniors. PSAT registration is now open and the deadline to register is Friday October 7, 2022.  The exam will be offered at RCK on Saturday October 15, 2022. We recommend that Juniors who are planning to apply to four year colleges next year sit for this exam.  The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT and the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.  Please use this link: https://www.wappingersschools.org/Page/23772 for more information about the exam and for registration details. Please contact your son or daughter's school counselor with any questions.

LACROSSE
Anyone interested in playing Varsity or JV Girls Lacrosse this spring, please email Coach Rowan (sean.rowan@wcsdny.org) so you can be added to the google classroom. All information regarding off-season workouts will be posted there.

STOCK MARKET CLUB
To join the Stock Market Club google classroom, use code rnkkvny

CLOTHING DRIVE
The boy’s lacrosse booster club will be hosting a clothing drive on 10/1. Drop off hours are 9am to 3pm at Guardian Self Storage, Route 376, Wappingers Falls.

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for Société Honoraire de Français of RCK are due Oct. 7. Details on the club website or Madame Gueren's website under the SHF tab.

CHEER
Ketcham Cheer Spiritwear is a great way for our community to get Ketcham swag and support our cheer teams! Our ordering link is open now through midnight September 30, and items are shipped directly to you! https://www.innovativespiritwear.com/ketcham-high-school

BOYS BASKETBALL
Any boy interested in getting pre-season basketball announcements please use the code cdmp2rr  in Coach Paino's google classroom.  All open gym times will be announced there.

PERSONALIZED BRICKS
Purchase an engraved brick and leave your mark on RCK. Details online https://donate.brickmarkers.com/rck

PHOTO FUNDRAISER
Your lifetime memories help support RCK. View all Individual Sports Pictures, Teams, action, and events pictures. Go to http://legacystudios.com/purchase/ and use code 3503E23.

RCK ATHLETICS
Good Luck to our teams competing today! Field Hockey vs. Suffern; Tennis vs.. Arlington, Volleyball vs. Carmel, Girls Soccer vs. Carmel. Let's go RCK!

Have a great day and remember to go #All In Allways.


28 September 202