2017 Summer Reading & 2017-2018 Supply Lists
Survey: Tell Us What YOU Think About Our Schools!
We strive to ensure the Peekskill City School District educational experience spurs every student to excellence. As part of that process, we’re asking the community for feedback about our schools. To make this outreach successful, we need your support. Please take a few moments to complete THIS SURVEY, which is available in both English and Spanish. All responses are confidential. We thank you in advance for your feedback. The deadline to submit your answers is June 23, 2017.
Thanks to the Hillcrest Community School program, Hillcrest Elementary recently welcomed a number of local community members and school employees who came to speak with the children about their professional careers. The purpose of the event was to expose the students to both traditional and non-traditional jobs. Speakers visited on separate days between May 16 and June 8. Areas of occupation included nurses, hairdressers, custodians, party planners, lawyers, local business owners and more. Students listened to presentations and were engaged in hands-on activities, during which they were able to ask questions of the presenters.
Throughout the month of May, over 500 students at Hillcrest Elementary School brought color and positive affirmations to life in their school community by creating an almost 100 foot mural on the school’s playground. To gain inspiration for the piece, students discussed the history of Hip Hop culture, with an emphasis on graffiti, and spoke about the importance of getting permission when creating public murals. The students worked together to choose positive words that best described their personalities and painted the words within the piece. Students also signed a pledge that described how they would educate younger and older individuals on how to protect their new community artwork.
If you see a photo of a lighthouse on the front of a classroom door inside one of Peekskill’s schools, it’s not for simple decoration. It’s a symbol of the dedication and learning going on behind the door. CLick on the headline above to learn how Peekskill's Literacy Leaders are "lighting" the way for their students.
At Hillcrest Elementary, young scientists in Ms. Rice’s classroom were able model the process of digestion through a lab activity called, "Plastic Bag Digestion." With the help of this hands-on activity, which was created by Ms. Rice, the students were able to better understand how the human digestive system works.
The Kraft Mobile Food Truck is coming to Hillcrest! Once a month on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. we will need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. Volunteers can sign up for one or two hour blocks. Please call Phyllis Elliott at 914-739-2284 ext. 243. Dates for 2016-2017 are as follow: December 22, January 19, February 16, March 9, April 13, May 18 and June 15.
4:00 PM Board of Education Meeting