With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. With this thought in mind, the Peekskill City School District has committed to providing free meals to children during the summer. Click here to learn more!
On Tuesday, May 14, three students from the Peekskill High School Entrepreneurship program attended the NFTE New York Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneur Challenge at Microsoft in Times Square. Over 3,000 students participated in this year’s program. In the quarterfinals, Kimberlyn Lopez Herrera, Johan Flores (partner to Jocelyn Ortega), and Asusena Velesaca competed against 70 other students. These students represented 47 businesses from NYC, Westchester, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our students presented original product ideas and answered hard hitting questions from volunteer judges, many of whom represented local NYC businesses. Click on the headline to read the good news about our students' successes!
Peekskill Science Research (PSR) students attended the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) at Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday, March 16. Our dedicated students spent long hours (8:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at the fair, and were among a total of 670 student competitors from Westchester and Putnam Counties. The PSR Team consisted of twelve junior and senior students, each who researched their projects for months to prepare for the poster competition. Our students' great efforts were recognized by both judges and attendees. Click on the headline to read more about our students' successes!
On Friday, March 15 teacher Mr. Alex Latorre took four PHS students to Times Square to visit one of Microsoft's NYC offices. The event was coordinated in conjunction with the company’s Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) program, and offered students the opportunity to interact with exciting tools and resources, while also learning about career opportunities available in technology. Click on the headline to read more about the day.
On Thursday, February 21, Peekskill Science Research (PSR) program student Hope Dias attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Click on the headline to read more!
On Tuesday, Febraury 19, MBK met CIA as Peekskill students from the My Brother's Keeper program enjoyed a tour of the Culinary Institute of America's classrooms. Attendees learned about becoming a chef and met current CIA students. The morning was topped off by a wonderful lunch in the Ristorante Caterina de'Medici. Great thanks and appreciation to Mr. Darryl Francis of the Peekskill Youth Bureau who arranged the visit.
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.
Members of Peekskill High School’s Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers program traveled to South Orange, NJ last Thursday to attend an educational workshop sponsored by Seton Hall University. Students learned about Seton Hall’s Education Department and the school's admissions process, and gathered financial aid information as well. While there, students also engaged in a discussion with a college professor about the power of teaching in today’s political climate. As part of the day's events, students were able to win prizes from Seton Hall’s anti-drug and alcohol awareness table. Following the trip, PHS students returned to school to share what they learned with their peers as part of Red Ribbon Week.
Congratulations to the 25 Peekskill High School students who were recently selected as 2018 University at Albany Multicultural High School Achievers! This honor recognizes their exemplary high school performance and leadership in the school and/or community. Click on the headline to see the names of those honored.
Students in Peekskill High School's PACE program recently summited Blue Mountain, crossing flooded paths and helping to support one another as they went. From the summit, some continued to challenge themselves and others by racing back to base camp at Depew Park. Others that did not take part in the hike instead chose to collectively complete in a science scavenger hunt throughout Depew Park and Blue Mountain. After completing the scavenger hunt students participated in team building activities. A couple of parents also showed up at the park to say hello.
Members of the Peekskill High School Latino Culture Club volunteered at the City's Hispanic Heritage Festival held the weekend of September 22. Our students were joined by PCSD staff and administration as well. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate this exciting event!
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.
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. Click on the headline to read more about Dr. Ferris.