Barracuda Bologna!

March 19, 2010

Lately, one may notice that Barracuda Systems has put many security restrictions on websites in the Rensselaer City School District. Links such as Carmela’s Banquet House are blocked because they are considered to be uncategorized. Hopefully, the IT Department will make some adjustments as blocks have been put on sites that are appropriate and should not be blocked.


Are you ready?

March 1, 2010

The Ram Pride Committee has released a list of the various dress up days for the 2010 Ram Pride Week. Voting sheets are available in all high school homerooms. Students are asked to choose three of the listed dress up days so that results can be tallied as soon as possible.

The choices are:

Twin Day, PJ Day, Class Color Day, Wacky Wig Day, Fairy Tale Day, St. Patrick’s “Irish Day”, and Retro Day.

More information will be available soon, so get ready!

This year, the Ram Pride Committee has released yet another array of events and activities that students may participate in. Encouragement throughout the school campus is said to help prepare students for a bigger and better Ram Pride 2010. This year, students will be able to take part in Penny Wars, as well as other activities.

Senior Beat

February 11, 2010

There will be a very important meeting today after school for the Class of 2010, all students from the class are encouraged to attend. Dr. Dawkins will be at the meeting to discuss graduation and other events for the end of the school year. We will post updates from the meeting later today, as well as a pdf for the senior class trip. Seniors, please remember that a $50 deposit is due for our class trip after the winter recess!


This years theme for prom is……………………… Willy Wonka!

“Ram Pride” logo selected!

February 9, 2010
Ram Pride logo

Ram Pride 2010

This years “Ram Pride” week will take place in the middle of March. Since December, the Ram Pride Committee has been accepting designs for the 2010 “Ram Pride” week from middle and high school students. Yesterday, the winner of the t-shirt logo design was chosen.

That individual is Dave Ellis, Editor of the Ramblurr! Congratulations to all who participated in the contest. Meetings will be held on Mondays after school in Mrs. Connor’s room. Those who attend these meetings will get a sneak peek of “Ram Pride” week 2010! We will post more information on the events as the committee adds new notes to the agenda.

This year’s Ram Pride Week will kick off on March 13th. The celebration will last from March 15th through the 19th. Get your Ram Pride t-shirt now and celebrate on kick off day. T-shirts will also be on sale from March 8th through March 12th in high school lunches for those who do not buy them now. Forms are available in all homerooms.


“Ram Pride” 2010!

February 8, 2010

The 2010 Ram Pride Committee will be meeting after school today to discuss the arrangements for the 2010 Ram Pride week which will take place in the middle of March. Students and faculty are invited to voice their opinions on the event. We hope to make Ram Pride week even bigger than last year. All are invited to attend!

Questions For The Board

February 4, 2010

Below are questions for the Rensselaer City School District Board of Education. The views expressed in the attached article are solely the views of Rensselaer High School Senior Cieli Witko.

I am writing to complain that the Rensselaer Middle School will no longer exist next year. Yes, I am a senior and will not be here next year, but it still bothers me. The East Greenbush City School District is not doing this. I would understand if districts around us were taking such drastic measures. What is going on? I would like some answers. The majority of students do not even know what is going on. For the ones who do know, we have many questions, as well as other questions that we have not addressed. What happened happened to all of the money the district took in last year? Why is the district cutting back on the breakfast program? How much money did we actually lose? Why are we hiring more substitutes and firing qualified staff? And why is the district cutting back on supply budgets? These cuts are extremely upsetting. I feel that the President of the Board of Education shall reach out to the students and the parents on these matters. We have the right to know what is going on within our school. Please get us the answers we deserve.

Board of Education: Update

January 25, 2010

There will be a meeting of the Rensselaer City School District Board of Education on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Large Group Instruction room (LGI). Parents and individuals from both the school and the community are invited. There are many issues to address including school budget cuts for supplies, resignation of Superintendent of School, Gordon Reynolds, and contractual matters.

We strongly encourage all to attend. You make the ultimate decision in what stays and what goes. Our parents are the people who pay school taxes. They are the ones who shall make our educations be the best that they can be.

We will have a follow up article on these matters in the next issue of the Rensselaer High School Ramblurr. Stay connected for the information that is important to you. Comments and Letters to the Editor may be placed in Mr. Hoffman’s room during the school day.

To see a complete agenda of Wednesday’s meeting, follow the link below. * Please note that school computers running Microsoft Internet Explorer are not able to properly view pdf documents.