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