Thank you to everyone who donated to the PHS Interact Blood Drive! The club had a 107 donations, which is a tie for the club record. There were a total of 162 registered donors, making this the highest amount of volunteers who attempted to donate. The club couldn't be happier,” said Interact Club Co-Adviser Angela Byrne. “We could not have done this without the support of staff, students and the Peekskill community. Thank you all for encouraging our students to put their fears aside in order to give the gift of life.” The club's next blood drive will take place on May, 4 in the PHS Library.
On Friday, February 16, eight Peekskill High School students took part in the Westchester Business Olympics hosted by Morgan Stanley and the African American Men of Westchester. Peekskill students competed against peers from 15 other school districts and came out with a first place victory! Students received Chromebooks and trophies as prizes.
What do students from Peekskill have in common with their peers from Bronxville, Chappaqua, Eastchester, John Jay, Lakeland, Panas and Valhalla? They’re all taking a leap into the 21st Century together thanks to PNW BOCES’ OC21 program. On Monday, January 8, over 60 students from these high schools gathered at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES’ Yorktown campus to take part in the OC21 program's Fall Symposium. The event was the first of the program’s two bi-annual symposiums, and invited students to discuss their classes and share their final projects with each other. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Peekskill High School's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the City Singers have been selected to perform three numbers at Fox Lane High School as part of this spring's Annual NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. The City Singers' repertoire consists of only “Level VI” songs, which marks musical numbers with the highest degree of difficulty. The group will be adjudicated by professional musicians and then be given a numeric grade with comments by the judges. We wish all of our attending students good luck!
Peekskill High School senior Valentina Loaiza has a GPA of 99.69, and that is only part of her many academic achievements. Valentina was recently nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by Senator Terrence Murphy. Senator Murphy visited the high school on December 14 to present Valentina with a proclamation recognizing her academic achievements and outstanding community work. Because of her academic accomplishments and strong community service, Senator Murphy nominated Valentina for recognition as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Valentina has since been selected as one of twenty-five New York State high school seniors nominated for the National President Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholar is one of the nation's highest honors a high school student can achieve. Every year, one young man and one young woman from each state are named Presidential Scholars.
There is much to be thankful for at Peekskill High School. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your child’s principal for another year. I am equally thankful for being a member of a committed community and having a dedicated staff that puts the needs of children first. The faculty of PHS has committed themselves to an overarching goal: Embrace the mindset of collective ownership which will allow us to create a safe and orderly school environment that permits teachers to implement effective learning strategies and allows students to maximize their full potential....read more.