7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:00 AM Hillcrest Picture Retakes
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PHS Interact Club Blood Drive in Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences (Pre-K - 8)
6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting at Admin. Building
7:30 AM PHS SAT I & II Test in Cafeteria
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:30 AM Uriah Hill Mom's Day
The Board of Education of the Peekskill City School District, Peekskill, New York, hereby invites the submission of sealed Bids from reputable and qualified school bus transportation companies for furnishing student transportation services in the Peekskill City School District for a five-year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 to July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) period. Click on the headline to learn more.
The Peekskill City School District is excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app, which will help keep you up to date on important news and information all in one place! Read news stories, check lunch menus, view calendars and more! Stay informed on the go - download this FREE app today by searching “Peekskill City School District” in the iTunes or Google Play app store.
On Wednesday, October 24, the afternoon before almost 50 of Peekskill's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) students embarked on a trip to the White Plains County Center for the first MBK Youth Leadership Summit, the Peekskill City School District hosted a tie tying ceremony to welcome students to the program and prepare them for the next day's event. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Oakside students are reaching for the stars and have accepted a challenge to read 10,000 books by the end of the school year! To kick-off their literacy initiative, the school put on a play which embraced this year's theme, "Reading Takes You Out of This World." Student actors and actresses showed their peers the amazing power of books by recreating imaginative scenes from familiar stories. Special thanks goes out to The Oakside Reading Team teachers (Tara Tierney, Beth Irving and Christine Hirsch) for organizing the event, and to the day's guest actors Principal Staci Woodley and Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio.
On Tuesday, September 19, over 800 father figures from the Peekskill City School District accompanied their students to school as part of the New York State 2018 "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative. This is the District's fifth year embracing the event and it was Peekskill's highest turn out yet.
On Friday, September 21, in honor of World Peace Day, strings of hand-folded paper birds were displayed in the trees outside of Peekskill High School. This art project is the product of a collaborative effort between students in PHS Art classes who recently learned about the life of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing, and in memory of her story, PHS art classes created over 1,000 paper cranes. In addition to constructing the paper birds, students wrote their dreams, hopes and wishes inside of their cranes as well. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Thanks to some creative ideas from the school’s new principal, Mrs. Rebecca Aviles-Rodriguez, and a collaborative effort between the District, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Costco, Woodside’s students and their caregivers had the opportunity to visit a “Kindergarten Concierge” and “First Grade Front Desk.” These tented areas were set up outside the main entrance of the building and created a space for parents to drop off supplies, have their questions answered and discuss any concerns regarding the first day of school.
Please welcome Dr. Jenna Ferris, who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Peekskill High School. Dr. Ferris will be working in the high school and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations, providing instructional support and will assist with an array of additional responsibilities, alongside the administrative team. To read more about Dr. Ferris, please click on the headline above.
The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following dates: May 10 and June 28. Pick up will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. We encourage our families to take advantage of this free resource. For the safety and security of our children, we ask that Food Pantry guests not arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. To help our efforts, we will also need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.