PKMS recently held its annual Career Day and welcomed guest speakers from a variety of professions. Students heard from fire fighters, police officers, and engineers as well as those who work in retail and communications. Even Peekskill’s Mayor, Frank Catlina stopped by for a visit. Thank you to all of our speakers who volunteered their time to help inspire our student’s futures! (And special thanks to Anthony Scala and Scott Tabone for sharing these photos with us).
Earlier this week, PKMS 6th graders took a trip to the Sharpe Reservation in Fishskill which boasts over 2,300 acres of beautiful land with lakes, ponds, streams and hiking trails. The reservation welcomes over 10,000 students annually and helps to teach children about our local environment.
Guest engineers from IBM recently visited Peekskill Middle School for their 7th Annual Women in Technology Program. During the event, over 35 female students were challenged to build a website for a hypothetical start-up business. IBM instructors taught how the girls how to construct a basic website design while students also learned the foundations of HTML coding and discussed technology related careers.
Peekskill Middle School students from Rachele Rice’s Period 2 class recently took a walk to Woodside Elementary to read to the school’s Kindergarteners as part of Rice’s Book Buddies program. Upon arriving at Woodside, the middle school students broke into small groups and paired up with children from Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Kadin’s classes. After reading to the Kindergarteners, PKMS students asked their younger counterparts what they enjoyed about the books.