6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting at Admin. Building
7:00 PM Hillcrest Instrumental Night
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
6:30 PM PKMS STEAM Fair
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
You are invited to attend our Saturday Academy event on February 9 at Peekskill Middle School! The day begins with a free brunch at 10 a.m. There will be workshops, crafts, games and more! We hope to see you there! Additional Saturday Academy events will be held throughout the school year. Mark your calendars with the following 2019 dates: March 9 & 23, April 27 and May 11.
You are invited to join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the grand re-opening of the Lisa Rolleri Parent Resource Center on Feb. 7 at 7PM at Uriah Hill. Come see our renovated Parent Center, pick up a schedule of future events, meet workshop leaders and more! The evening will feature special guests from our My Brother's Keeper program. The PTO's general meeting will follow.
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!
On December 14, Peekskill High School’s senior photography students spent the day in NYC taking photos at Rockefeller Center and viewing the Eugene Richards photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography in SoHo. Richards’ photo essays focus on disenfranchised groups. The students found the exhibit to be very powerful.
The Peekskill City School District is excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app, which will help keep you up to date on important news and information all in one place! Read news stories, check lunch menus, view calendars and more! Stay informed on the go - download this FREE app today by searching “Peekskill City School District” in the iTunes or Google Play app store.
On Wednesday, October 24, the afternoon before almost 50 of Peekskill's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) students embarked on a trip to the White Plains County Center for the first MBK Youth Leadership Summit, the Peekskill City School District hosted a tie tying ceremony to welcome students to the program and prepare them for the next day's event. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Oakside students are reaching for the stars and have accepted a challenge to read 10,000 books by the end of the school year! To kick-off their literacy initiative, the school put on a play which embraced this year's theme, "Reading Takes You Out of This World." Student actors and actresses showed their peers the amazing power of books by recreating imaginative scenes from familiar stories. Special thanks goes out to The Oakside Reading Team teachers (Tara Tierney, Beth Irving and Christine Hirsch) for organizing the event, and to the day's guest actors Principal Staci Woodley and Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio.
On Tuesday, September 19, over 800 father figures from the Peekskill City School District accompanied their students to school as part of the New York State 2018 "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative. This is the District's fifth year embracing the event and it was Peekskill's highest turn out yet.
On Friday, September 21, in honor of World Peace Day, strings of hand-folded paper birds were displayed in the trees outside of Peekskill High School. This art project is the product of a collaborative effort between students in PHS Art classes who recently learned about the life of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing, and in memory of her story, PHS art classes created over 1,000 paper cranes. In addition to constructing the paper birds, students wrote their dreams, hopes and wishes inside of their cranes as well. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Thanks to some creative ideas from the school’s new principal, Mrs. Rebecca Aviles-Rodriguez, and a collaborative effort between the District, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Costco, Woodside’s students and their caregivers had the opportunity to visit a “Kindergarten Concierge” and “First Grade Front Desk.” These tented areas were set up outside the main entrance of the building and created a space for parents to drop off supplies, have their questions answered and discuss any concerns regarding the first day of school.
Please welcome Dr. Jenna Ferris, who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Peekskill High School. Dr. Ferris will be working in the high school and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations, providing instructional support and will assist with an array of additional responsibilities, alongside the administrative team. To read more about Dr. Ferris, please click on the headline above.