Please join us in welcoming Mr. Rodney Arthur, who has joined the Peekskill City School District as our new High School Principal. In his role, Mr. Arthur will serve as an instructional leader and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the high school. Mr. Arthur has been working in education for 22 years...Read more.
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.
The City of Peekskill Police Department and Peekskill City School District have once again teamed up to host their Second Annual Real Talk Tailgate Party on August 30, from noon until 4 p.m. at Peekskill High School. The back to school event, which coincides with Freshman Orientation, is part of a collaborative program between the two agencies and is designed to improve relations between the Peekskill Police Department and the community, using Peekskill High School students as catalysts. click the headline above to read more about this event.
Congratulations to the 170 Peekskill High School graduates who accepted their diplomas in front of family and friends at the Paramount Theater in Peekskill on June 26, 2016! Click on the headline above to read more about where our graduates are headed and for a photo album from this event.
On Saturday, June 4, Advanced Science Research (ASR) students from Peekskill High School attended the 2016 ASR Symposium held at Westlake High School in Hawthorne, NY. A total of 25 sophomores and 12 judges from Peekskill attended the event, including District Superintendent Dr. David Fine, Peekskill High School Principal Dr. Cassandra Hyacinthe, two PHS parents, one PHS alumni, a PHS senior, and science teachers from the school. Students prepared posters for a presentation, which was a culmination of their yearlong research projects.
Congratulations to Peekskill High School students, Jovanny Elliot and Keyana Griffith, who were both recently awarded the 2016 Jandon Foundation Scholarship and will receive $12,000 each for college. The Jandon Foundation Scholarship is the result of a collaborative effort between the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Jandon Foundation. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have excellent academic records and SAT scores, involvement in extra-curricular activities and evidence of good character. The award is distributed over the student’s four year college career.
Congratulations to Peekskill High School’s Advanced Science Research (ASR) student Brittney Pauta for being accepted to the New York Medical College STAR Program, which matches a student to conduct authentic research with a medical scientist/professor at NY Medical College. Brittney is the first PHS ASR student to be accepted to this program. She will work this summer with Dr. Kobets to research epigenetics. When Brittney returns in fall, she will have real data to write her research paper, and compete in prestigious fairs.