RCK Celebrates 50th Anniversary

RCK's 50th Anniversary

RCK marked its 50th anniversary this year, leading up to a special celebration on June 7. The school opened in September 1967, named in honor of pioneering East Islip educator Ruth C. Kinney, who served the district as a teacher and principal from 1929 to 1966.

At the event, current Principal Hillary Bromberg was joined by former principals Danielle Naccarato (2004-2015), Alise-Becker Santa (2001-2004) and Christian Lavoie (1985-1997), and visiting families and alumni enjoyed a gallery walk through the decades, displayed on the first-floor walls. Professional musician and 2004 RCK graduate Victoria Bouton, the author of the school song, “Learning Is the Way at RCK,” traveled from her current home in Texas to perform her composition “Intergalactic Jellyfish.”

“Over the past three years, I have experienced the amazing place that is RCK,” said Bromberg. “It is filled with special students and staff and visited by a special school community. RCK has an amazing family feel and has become a second home to many.”


Click here to view a video from the event