3:30 PM Mobile Food Pantry at Hillcrest
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Capital Project Referendum Vote
The Peekskill City School District welcomes Mr. Austin Goldberg, who has been appointed to the position of Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics at Peekskill City School District. Goldberg will begin his new role on August 14, 2019. Click here to read more!
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. With this thought in mind, the Peekskill City School District has committed to providing free meals to children during the summer. Click here to learn more!
Each year, the General Foundations Women’s Club (GFWC) holds a contest for students to use their creativity to inspire others. For the contest, participants are asked to draw upon their own experiences to craft fictional narratives and poetry. GFWC sponsors this creative writing contest to foster community spirit, talent and growth. On Tuesday, May 14, five students from Peekskill Middle School received awards for their outstanding writing! These awards ranged from the club, district and state level. Also for the first time, we have students from Peekskill competing at a national level! Click on the headline above for a list of our winners!
Congratulations to our Grade 3 Oakside students who received the NYS South Eastern Zone (SEZ) Physical Education Award, which covers Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. The students were nominated by Oakside’s Coach Murphy and Coach Gardner, and were selected as winners because they demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, citizenship, physical fitness/health and cooperation. The group of students were honored along others from the region at the 54th annual awards ceremony at Arlington High School on May 4.
Peekskill Middle School social studies students recently welcomed cyclists from Team 26, a group riding in honor of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook. The bikers, who left Sandy Hook this morning, visited PKMS as part of their 600 mile trip. The purpose of the ride is to visit schools and communities to promote a message of peace, hope and love. Speakers also talked to students about the importance of being socially conscious and following current events. The group reminded the students that their voices matter and that they shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about issues that are important to them. The riders also challenged students to find a way to use their passions to make the world a better place.
Peekskill Science Research (PSR) students attended the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) at Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday, March 16. Our dedicated students spent long hours (8:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at the fair, and were among a total of 670 student competitors from Westchester and Putnam Counties. The PSR Team consisted of twelve junior and senior students, each who researched their projects for months to prepare for the poster competition. Our students' great efforts were recognized by both judges and attendees. Click on the headline to read more about our students' successes!
On Thursday, February 21, Peekskill Science Research (PSR) program student Hope Dias attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Click on the headline to read more!
The Peekskill City School District is excited to be hosting a Special Olympics Track Time Event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Torpy Field. We will need volunteers to help with various tasks throughout the day. The first 150 people to sign-up to volunteer by March 24, 2019 will receive a free t-shirt to wear at the event. Click on the headline to learn more.
The PHS Track team recently participated in two meets and brought home a total of 11 medals! Congratulations to our student-athletes on this achievement, and thanks to Coach Pilaro and Coach McCabe for their leadership! Click on the headline above to see a list of our student-athletes who took home medals.
The Hudson Valley Regional Basics Networking Convening took place at Uriah Hill Elementary on Friday, Feb. 15. Members of Basics communities, including Lakeland, Tarrytown, Yonkers and Ossining joined Peekskill Basics partners to discuss their purpose and goals. The day also welcomed NYS Regent and former Superintendent Judith Johnson. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
On Saturday February 9, Pamela Hallman-Johnson, Board Trustee and mother member of the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., together with the Honorable Reginald J. Johnson of the Peekskill City Court hosted “Excellence in Black” in honor of Black History Month. New York State Supreme Court Justice Janet Malone, Peekskill City Court Judge Reginald J. Johnson, Mount Vernon City Court Judge Nichelle A. Johnson, Newburgh City Court Judge E. Loren Williams, New York State Court Officer Pauline Bloomfield-Taylor, and Peekskill Police Officers Khalia Carter and Chatoyer Woodland served as panelists in this event. The speakers shared their professional experiences highlighting the importance of education, perseverance, honesty, character, faith and integrity. Many students from the Peekskill High School attended and participated in this exciting event. The event also featured a tour of the courthouse, police facilities and a meet-and-greet with the judges, including light refreshments.
Thank you to all of our school community stakeholders, partners and volunteers who gathered at Uriah Hill for the Lisa Rolleri Parent Center’s Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting event! We thank the Board of Education for supporting this initiative and to PCSD Parent, Family and Community Liaison Mrs. Maria Olivier-Flores for her endless hard work and dedication in getting the Parent Center ready for this day. We look forward to serving our community’s needs with the many resources the Parent Center has to offer.
Celebrate ❤️ Valentine’s Day ❤️ with the Peekskill City School District and The Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization as our ”Love Letters to Peekskill” campaign returns for another year! Keep an eye out for these valentine collection boxes in our schools and community. We’re asking students and stakeholders to write or draw what they love about our schools and the City of Peekskill! We will collect these valentines and publish some of our favorites on our School District’s social media during Feb. 13-15, 2019. These words and pictures will be used as inspiration as the District kicks-off our re-branding efforts, which aim to give an updated look to our District’s brand. The community boxes are located at:The Field Library, Peekskill Coffee House, BeanRunner Cafe, Kurzhals Coffee, Spins Hudson, HRHCare and La Placita (C-Town). Special thanks to the PTO Communications Committee for their creative efforts in making the boxes and valentines! #IheartPeekskill #IheartPCSD
The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following 2019 dates: January 10, February 28, March 14, April 25, May 9 and June 27. 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. 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.
Peekskill High School recently welcomed back alumni to speak with our current student body about college life and what current high school students can do now to better prepare for the next stage of their education. Alumni came representing Harvard, Georgia Tech, Howard University, NYU and more! Thank you to our PHS graduates for taking the time to return and give back to our school community!