5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Special BOE Meeting
9:00 AM Oakside Grade 2 Spring Concert
9:00 AM Oakside Grade 3 Spring Concert
7:00 PM PHS Theater Production
8:00 AM PHS Awards Program (Grades 9-11)
1:30 PM Uriah hill Pre-K Parent Workshop
The national anti-hunger campaign No Kid Hungry has announced five winners of its 2018 Breakfast Hero contest, and Peekskill City School District’s Director of Food Services Mr. Andrew Weisman is one of them. The new contest was launched in March during National School Breakfast Week to celebrate the champions who make school breakfast possible for kids in need. The winners include educators and administrators from school districts across the country who received nominations from local community members. Mr. Weisman joins four other winners from Texas, Virginia, Washington and Tennessee. Each winner received a prize package from No Kid Hungry, and a banner to be displayed in their school. Click on the headline above to read more on this story.
After an extensive search, the Peekskill Board of Education announced on Friday, April 6, that Dr. David Mauricio had been selected to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools and Instructional Leader. Dr. Mauricio, who is currently serving as the Chief of Strategic Alignment and Innovation at Buffalo Schools, was officially appointed to the Peekskill position at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He will replace Peekskill’s Interim Superintendent, Dr. Mary Keenan Foster and begin his three year contract effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Foster will return to her previous position as Peekskill’s Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education.
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Peekskill Science Research (PSR) students participated in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) held on Saturday, March 17 at Sleepy Hollow High School. Students took part in the fair under the direction of Peekskill High School Science Research teacher Ms. Erum Hadi. Competing with close to 600 participants from across Westchester and Putnam counties, PSR participants won 4 awards in various categories and made Peekskill proud, once again.
Students at Oakside Elementary have created two permanent art fixtures with the help of Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art’s resident sculpture artist, Leslie Pelino. The works of art are shaped as trees and consist of locally gathered driftwood that has been wrapped in various salvaged materials such as loose thread, fabric, ribbon and plastic tubing. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
On Friday, February 16, eight Peekskill High School students took part in the Westchester Business Olympics hosted by Morgan Stanley and the African American Men of Westchester. Peekskill students competed against peers from 15 other school districts and came out with a first place victory! Students received Chromebooks and trophies as prizes.
The Peekskill City School District would like to thank our Core Planning Team members, as well as those at Peekskill schools and the members of our community who provided feedback as we revisited our district’s mission statement. The following is a product of several Core Team meetings and many hours of discussion. This proposal will be presented to our incoming superintendent once a candidate has been hired. This information can be found for reference on our District website under the Board of Education tab.
The Peekskill Rotary has teamed up with Hudson River Health Care, Peekskill Basics and the Peekskill City School District to bring the Golden Bookshelf initiative to the Peekskill community. Through the Peekskill Rotary's Reading is Fundamental Committee, the Literacy Lovers program was created to educate, inspire and instill a love of reading in parents and their young children ages birth to Grade 8. Click here to read more on this story and to learn where you can find bookshelves in our city.
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.