December 18, 2014
A Thanksgiving Message from Mr. Stella:
Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving, which O. Henry called a “purely American” holiday.
In the words of Oprah Winfrey, ”Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”.
Thanksgiving coincides with the first weeks of the new academic quarter. May the positive spirit engendered by our “Thankfulness” help us focus our best efforts toward greater success.
November 5, 2014
November is upon us! It is a month of beginnings and endings and ultimately one
The first quarter will soon come to an end on November 14.
Remember, it's how one finishes the race that counts!
The new quarter begins on November 15.
Be vigilant; Finish strong; Start stronger!
An important message to RCK 10th, 11th & 12th grade students and families:
Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year, the Wappingers Central School District has moved to a “house cohort plan” for delivering improved counseling and administrative services. In this organizational plan, the grade level guidance counselors are “housed”, 2 counselors per grade, in the grade level administrators’ offices. This plan is now being utilized by both Roy C. Ketcham and John Jay High Schools.
For the class of 2017 (current 10th graders), the counselors are Mrs. Diane Klemm and Mrs. Jennifer Soltish, who will be housed in Ms. Caroline Pidala’s office, the administrator for the class of 2017.
For the class of 2016 (current 11th graders), the counselors are Mrs. Antoinette Sarna and Ms. Suzanne deSimone, who will be housed in Mr. Giovinazzi’s office, the administrator for the class of 2016.
For the class of 2015 (current senior class), the counselors are Mrs. Kalah Boscia and Mr. David Townsend, who are housed in the former guidance office suite along with Mr. David Seipp, the administrator for the class of 2015.
We believe that this “house cohort model” has many advantages for our students. If you’d like any further information, please feel free to contact my office at 298-5100 x 31004.
You should have recently received the Freshman Orientation letter inviting you to Freshman Orientation here at RCK, which will be held on Aug 25. Parents, please make every effort to attend orientation as I will be presenting the new “house cohort plan” at that time. I look forward to meeting with you at Orientation.
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the RCK Cafeteria. Click above to view details and registration form. Enter the competition!
CONGRATULATIONS to Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Swimming, Girls Tennis and Volleyball.
The Board of Education approved a change to the 2014-2015 WCSD School Calendar. (Friday, 4/24/15 originally scheduled as a Superintendent's Conference Day, will now be a REGULAR SCHOOL DAY). (Friday, 3/20/14, originally scheduled as a regular school day, will now be a Superintendent's Conference Day). A third half day for elementary students ONLY has been added-11/24/14).