Peekskill High School art teachers Heather Brown and Elizabeth Tabone began the school year’s classes by discussing the role and impact that race and ethnicity can play in the art world. This was the conversation that inspired the latest collaborative work of art to come out of Peekskill High School. Entitled, “Shades of Hope/Unity,” the project embraces diversity and celebrates the essences of humanity that unite us all. Click on the headline above to read more on this story.
On Friday, Nov. 17, Peekskill Middle School welcomed award winning author, Thanhha Lai. Lai returned to the school for the second consecutive year to speak with eighth graders about her book, “Inside Out and Back Again,” which students recently read in class. Her book, “Inside Out and Back Again,” was honored with a variety of awards such as the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and was the Newbery Honor recipient in 2012. These are just two of the many accolades that Lai’s writing has received. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
On November 8, Peekskill City School District and the Peekskill Parent Teacher Organization held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hillcrest Elementary School to celebrate the instilation of a new water bottling station. Thank you to the Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization for purchasing water filtering/bottling stations for each of our elementary schools! Just one more way our Peekskill school community is being mindful of our environmental impact, while also helping students make healthy lifestyle choices.
The children in Mrs. Guzman’s Civics class at Peekskill Middle School are studying the Bill of Rights—a standard unit in New York State’s social studies curriculum. What’s different is that the hand-outs these students are reading are titled La Carta de Derechos—it’s the first ten amendments to the US Constitution in Spanish! To read this full story, click on the headline above.
Introducing, "People of PCSD." A new profile series celebrating those that make our schools stand out. There are so many wonderful members of our faculty and staff that go above and beyond in their roles here at Peekskill City School District. In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that operate behind the scenes, put in the extra effort and give their all in order to ensure that our students have the best educational experience possible. We are excited to feature Hillcrest's Karen Leggio as our first profile. Click on the headline above to read Ms. Leggio's story.
The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following dates: December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, 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. 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.
1:00 PM Uriah Hill Pre-K Holiday Concert
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Woodside Kindergarten Sing-a-Long
6:30 PM PHS Winter Concert
7:00 PM Hillcrest Winter Concert at PKMS
9:00 AM Oakside Grade 2 Holiday Concert
1:15 PM Oakside Grade 3 Holiday Concert