We want to once again acknowledge our Peekskill Middle School and Hillcrest students who participated in the BASF “You Be the Chemist” Local Challenge Round Competition on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Tarrytown, NY. Three of our students made it to round 5 out of the 6 challenge rounds, which are similar in format to spelling bees and quiz bowls.
Five of our Middle School students had the privilege of being invited by the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson to run the Flag Ceremony at their Annual Partnership Luncheon on Friday, March 13, 2015. The Flag Ceremony was in front of many community officials, dignitaries, business leaders, Actress Phylicia Rashaad, Channel 12 news and Girl Scouts’ very own CEO, Pamela Anderson. Student Leader of the ceremony: Isabelle Paul Flag participants – Veronica Paul, Kaitlin Lehning, Olivia Paul, and Alisa D’Souza.
In a Balanced Literacy approach to learning, English Language Learners in Peekskill Middle School Teacher Ann Hoskins' seventh grade class worked in mixed groupings to read and write about female leaders to celebrate Women's History Month. Students studied the lives of Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, Pocahontas, JK Rowling, Sacagagewa and Anne Frank.
The Peekskill City School District Athletic Department recently held its Winter Sports Awards Night in the PHS cafeteria to honor student athletes and their coaches. Click on the headline above to see a list of our All League and All Section winners, as well as our Winter Athletes of the Week.
The PKMS Environmental Club has been studying the topography of Depew Park, it's extensive trail system, and the indigenous and invasive species located throughout. The club, with the help of trail steward Ms. Draper, are learning how to make improvements to the trails using sustainable practices. Students will be heading out to the park in the near future to help remove invasive vines from the area.