Thank you to Ms. Candis Lafountain for sharing these photos of Mrs. Rossi’s Grade 5 class who presented a skit for Black History Month on Monday, February 29. Rossi’s students dressed as historical figures who they have been learning about and spoke some of the original words of these heroes. The skit covered topics such as slavery, emancipation, segregation and the Civil Right Movement. Music to accompany the skits was performed by students who were led by Hillcrest Music Teacher Mrs. Lester.
Students at Hillcrest Elementary recently participated in an “Hour of Code” event in celebration of National Computer Science Week. The program familiarized students with the process of computer coding, using the popular game Minecraft as an example. Students enjoyed learning the new skill and were surprised at how easily they were able to create games and graphics using computer coding.
Hillcrest is shedding some light on our talented students by featuring a new “Artist of the Week” each week of school. Click on the headline above to read student composed essays and/or interviews with our featured artist.
The Peekskill City School District is a District in Good Standing with one identified LAP School. Hillcrest School is required to develop a Local Assistance Plan and complete a diagnostic self-review document. The document is public and BOE approved. The plan is posted on our web site below. If you have any questions regarding the plan, please contact the Office of Elementary Education 914-737-3300 ext. 352.