PHS' new robotics team, the Iron Devils have once again shown they have a serious skill for engineering by coming in fourth of 12 competing teams at the Regional "Rube Goldberg Competition" at the 12th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO which took place on Sunday, March 22 at White Plains High School.
At Peekskill High School, Heather Brown's students will once again be participating in Garrison Art Center's annual "SITE- School Invitational Theme Exhibition "Rollin' on the River" Roll! Stamp! Print!" from March 21-29, 2015. This year's theme is using printmaking as the medium. The opening reception is to be held on Saturday, March 21 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.