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 learn more about where you can find bookshelves around our city.
On January 2, TECHNOLOchicas invited 30 Peekskill Middle School Latina girls to the Microsoft Store in White Plains, NY in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Latina executives in technology introduced and engaged the girls through interactive technology and testimonials about their own personal success. TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
Save the date! The PKMS Drama Club presents Disney's, "The Lion King, Jr." on Friday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Thanks to the New Professional Theater and the Thompson Family Foundation, former LEAP partner and drama instructor Paul Kwame Johnson has been able to meet with a group of Peekskill Middle School students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide free drama classes. The “Express Yourself” workshop focuses on improvisation techniques, building plays/presentations, mime technique, theater games and other theater exercises.
Peekskill Middle School students and teachers recently showed off their skills at the school's talent show, which was held on Wednesday, December 20. If you needed further proof that our PCSD teachers "rock," watch as they gave students a special surprise performance at the end of the show. Principal Mr. Lewis concluded the performance by addressing students, telling them, "Don't stop believing in who you are and what you do." Click on the button below to find out what classic 80's song they covered.