The PKMS Drama Club Presents...
Aesop Come Back
January 20 & 21, 2017
7 p.m. in the PKMS Auditorium
$10/Adults; $5 students & Seniors
L.E.A.P Session II
Please remember, as stated in this previously posted letter, that progress reports and report cards will no longer be mailed home for students in Grades 6-12. You must register in the Parent Portal to access this information. In addition to grades, you will also find other academic information such as schedules and assignments in the Portal. Click here if you need to register for a Parent Portal account.
Special thanks to the Xi Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Peekskill, NY, for recently donating healthy holiday snacks to Peekskill Middle School. The 108 year old national sorority was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the sorority’s members are committed to education, empowering families and wellness. Ms. Marie Elena Grossett, Chapter President along with Program Chairwomen Ms. April Wainwright and Natasha Clare coordinated the colorful holiday bags filled to the brim with healthy snacks for the PKMS students.
In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, which is celebrated worldwide from December 5 – December 11, students at Peekskill Middle School recently took part in a variety of Hour of Code activities. Students in Mr. Frank Bucci’ class programmed and mobilized app controlled Sphero robots, while students in Mr. Troy Lepore’s class also spent the week coding during their math block. Children in both classes engaged in various other coding challenges via educational websites and programs such as Code Monkey, Lightbot and Code Combat.
On Tuesday, November 15, award winning author Thanhhà Lai came to Peekskill Middle School to talk about her life and her books with PKMS students. The students, who recently completed reading Lai’s novel, “Inside Out and Back Again,” listened as Lai told her own life’s story which inspired the book. Lai was born in Viêt Nam and relocated to Montgomery, Alabama as a war refugee in 1975. Students also had the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session with Lai during her visit.