Please join the Peekskill City School District in welcoming Ms. Rebecca Avíles-Rodriguez and Mr. William Toro to our schools! Ms. Avíles-Rodriguez joins the District as our new Woodside Principal and Mr. William Toro joins us as the high school's new Assistant Principal and Freshman Academy Coordinator. Please click on the headline to read more about our newest administrators.
On Tuesday, June 19, Peekskill student Albert Sullivan closed out a successful school year by being named a PNW BOCES Student of Distinction at a Peekskill Board of Education meeting. PNW BOCES District Superintendent Dr. James Ryan, joined by PNW BOCES Assistant Superintendents Dr. Lynn Allen and Mr. John McCarthy, accompanied Sullivan's family, teachers and BOCES Board of Education trustee Mr. Douglas Glickert to the Peekskill Administration Building where a ceremony was held in Sullivan's honor. At the event, Sullivan was presented a medal in addition to a certificate of recognition noting his, "outstanding leadership skills, academic progress and community spirit." Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Registration for all grades is now open to all Peekskill children. Please contact the Registration Office at 914-739-0682 ext. 246 for more information. Click on the headline above for a link to our Registration Department forms.
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.
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 email@example.com.