Congratulations to Peekskill High School student Barbara Rivero, who recently received Student Advocacy's Overcoming the Odds Award and a $3,500 scholarship, which were presented to her at the organization's 23rd Annual Overcoming the Odds Awards Dinner on May 10. Rivero was welcomed back to Peekskill High School this year after attending a hospital based school for nearly 8 years due to health issues. She was nominated for the award by Peekskill High School's Mr. Reid Olmstead due her continued resiliency and impressive academic achievements during this time. Not only has Rivero been able to achieve High Honor Roll status at PHS, she has also earned Regents credits as well.
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.
The Peekskill High School City Singers have done it again! The a capella jazz ensemble, which serves as the high school’s select chorus, received the highest honor after performing at the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) adjudicated Major Organization Evaluation Festival on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The Singers’ NYSSMA entries for this year included two Level VI pieces, (NYSSMA’s highest level) and one piece that surpassed the Level VI expectations due to its difficult vocal harmonies. The group is led by Peekskill High School Chorus Director Mr. Larry Del Casale, who could not be more delighted with his students’ performance at the festival.
The conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching. I would like to take a moment to share with you some of the key events that will be occurring at Peekskill High School. In addition, I would like to reaffirm some of our expectations in regard to the successful completion of these events and the school year. Please take the opportunity to ...read more.