ach year, the General Foundations Women’s Club (GFWC) holds a contest for students to use their creativity to inspire others. For the contest, participants are asked to draw upon their own experiences to craft fictional narratives and poetry. GFWC sponsors this creative writing contest to foster community spirit, talent and growth. On Tuesday, May 14, five students from Peekskill Middle School received awards for their outstanding writing! These awards ranged from the club, district and state level. Also for the first time, we have students from Peekskill competing at a national level! Click on the headline above to read more about our winners!
Peekskill Middle School social studies students recently welcomed cyclists from Team 26, a group riding in honor of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook. The bikers, who left Sandy Hook this morning, visited PKMS as part of their 600 mile trip. The purpose of the ride is to visit schools and communities to promote a message of peace, hope and love. Speakers also talked to students about the importance of being socially conscious and following current events. The group reminded the students that their voices matter and that they shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about issues that are important to them. The riders also challenged students to find a way to use their passions to make the world a better place.
Peekskill Middle School recently took 36 seventh and eighth grade girls to attend IBM's Girls' Cyber Day, which was hosted at Pace University. PKMS students joined young ladies from a variety of other districts to learn about technology and cyber security. Topics of conversation included protecting their online identity and creating secure passwords. Our students were also able to engage in a Q&A session with some of IBM's female staff members, as well as female Pace University students. The trip concluded with a brief tour of the Pace campus.
Peekskill Middle School and the Peekskill PTO will be hosting their annual Career Day on Friday, May 17, 2019. This event was developed to demonstrate the connections between what we learn in school and how we apply it to our careers and daily lives. We plan to host experts in the fields of graphic arts, medicine, law enforcement, computer technology, contracting, just to name a few. If you would like to participate and present, your contribution would be appreciated. Please contact us by May 1, 2019 if you would like to participate. Click on the headline for more information.
Last week, Grade 8 students in Ms. Laible's Spanish class, Mrs. DiCuio and Mr. Salvatore's Social Studies classes, and Grade 6 students in Mr. Gonzalez and Ms. King's Humanities classes took the time to write letters and draw pictures for deployed US soldiers. The letters were sent to the 10th Mountain Infantry Division in Afghanistan. The students hope these letters of appreciation will bring joy to soldiers who aren't able to come home for the holidays.
Peekskill Middle School welcomed Vietnam-born children’s author Thanhha Lai, who spoke to the students about her novel, “Inside Out and Back Again.” In the book, which is part of the school’s Grade 8 ELA curriculum, the award-winning author tells semi-autobiographical stories about her childhood as a refugee, fleeing Saigon and immigrating to Alabama. After her presentation, Lai took questions from the students about her life and career as a writer.