5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

The 5th Grade DARE Graduation at Van Rensselaer Elementary School was held on January 16th.  In the photo from left to right are Rensselaer County Sheriff Deputy and DARE Officer Jeff Russo, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Legislature Chairman Mike Stammel and Rensselaer City School District Superintendent Joe Kardash.  Student award recipients are Josh […]

Read for Ronald McDonald House

VR will be participating in the program. Meaghan Pinkowski, Program Coordinator, came to talk to the students about the program this morning. Packets will go home with the students today providing important information about the program. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to support the Ronald McDonald House!  

RJSHS looking for a new Principal.

Mrs. Urbanski will be retiring on March 1, 2019. RCSD has posted the position of 7-12 Principal to replace her. We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills and a passion for helping our kids. Please help us get the word out and if you know anyone qualified, please encourage them to apply. https://pnwboces.org/olas/?fbclid=IwAR3gW07qJ4AuNWCC_vQQmE2y24eiNVovLEJrvnOLrDVLPcAJgnpz4dZOOug#!/JobDetailInfo?jobNumber=RENN0142359-0056 […]

Van Rensselaer Elementary School Honor Roll 1st Quarter 2018-2019

Principals Honor Roll 3rd Grade—Donald Burdek, Logan Butler, Tyler Cunningham, Katelyn Daly, Peyton Gardenier, Caleb Granger, Adam Howland, Jr., Cynthia Htun, Tristan Jayne, Sophia Kinney, Bentley Le, Cortez Martin, Jr., May Nyein, Elias Rosario, Rachael Sung, Teagan Taylor, Carla Torres. 4th Grade- Anthony Burrell, Samantha Carey, Johanna Degan, Adrina Fisk, Liam Gregory, Tristian McCarthy, Justin […]

Rensselaer Fire Dept visits Kindergarten

Monday afternoon, the Rensselaer Fire Department stopped by to visit all the kindergarten students!  They showed the students the fire equipment, helped the students on and off of the fire truck, and came into our classrooms to talk fire safety!  Thank you to our fire heroes!