Woodside students recently spent time touring the Manhattanville College campus in Purchase, NY. The college, which partners with the Peekskill City School District to offer professional development, welcomed the children to tour the school’s library, lecture halls, art studio, science labs, dorms and the student center. Woodsiders also enjoyed lunch in Manhattanville’s historic Reid Castle. The trip was part of the Peekskill City School District’s initiative to instill the idea of college early in students’ academic careers.
Bravo to all of the Peekskill High School Science Research students who presented at the school’s Annual PSR Symposium on Monday, May 21. The event welcomed Mr. Steve Ricker, the Director of Conservation and Wildlife Management at Westmoreland Sanctuary as the evening’s guest speaker. Senior students spoke about their culminating projects, while all program participants displayed research posters throughout the school’s library. Special thanks to PHS Science Teacher Ms. Erum Hadi for organizing the event and for working with our students to craft their research projects throughout the school year.
The Peekskill High School City Singers have done it again! The a capella jazz ensemble, which serves as the high school’s select chorus, received the highest honor after performing at the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) adjudicated Major Organization Evaluation Festival on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The Singers’ NYSSMA entries for this year included two Level VI pieces, (NYSSMA’s highest level) and one piece that surpassed the Level VI expectations due to its difficult vocal harmonies. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
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.
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.