Summit Academy Humanities classes recently enjoyed a visit from Reverend Jeannette Phillips in honor of Black History Month. Rev. Phillips spoke eloquently about her life in Peekskill, where she helped to found Hudson River Health Care for which she remains a Board Member. She also shared her memories of many marches and demonstrations for civil rights, jobs, health care, and education, and urged the students to keep on marching and working together for social justice.
Members of the Peekskill High School Debate Club, in conjunction with the PHS Student Council, held a public debate this week regarding Peekskill's Red Devil mascot. Students discussed many issues surrounding the topic, including the portrayal of the mascot in illustrated form, the notion of school tradition and the seperation of church and state. We thank our student panel for their efforts and also thank the students and community members who attended and voiced their opinions at the event.
Students from Peekskill Middle School’s DREAM program and Peekskill High School’s PACE program recently had the opportunity to travel to the Cortlandt Town Center to view the movie “Selma,” in celebration of Black History Month. Both groups received free tickets to the movie, which is about a key moment in the civil-rights movement during the 1960’s, through an initiative started by IBM executive Michael Littlejohn of the Beta Zeta Boule’ Foundation.
On January 25, six Peekskill High School students participated for the first time in the FTC Robotics Competition held at Riverside High School in Yonkers, New York. After several weeks of preparation Peekskill’s team, "The Iron Devils" had the opportunity to showcase their machine and compete against other local high school students.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Walk Through Wednesday: Tour Our Schools
8:00 AM District PTO Meeting
7:00 PM Winter Sports Awards Night