6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting, Admin. Building
On Saturday, Peekskill High School hosted the 4th Annual FTC Robotics Tournament! The day welcomed 22 teams from the regional area. Attendees included students, parents, administrators, Peekskill Board of Education members, elected officials and more. Members of the Peekskill PTO, the Peekskill Education Foundation, the Computer Science Club and the Exchange Club were also present to show their support and/or participate in the day’s activities. Click here to read more.
Congratulations to Peekskill High School’s Madeline Cairl, who was selected out of hundreds of entries as the first place winner of the 2019 American Freedom Essay Contest in the "High School" category. Miss Cairl is enrolled in Mrs. Zorielle Rodriguez-Alcazar’s Advanced Placement Government class and is also a member of the Academic Competition Club. As an award for her achievement, Miss Cairl has won a free field trip for her entire class to visit the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia!
The New York Regents Exams will be administered starting on Tuesday, January 21 and will end on Friday, January 24. Selected students are only expected to come to school if they are scheduled to take an exam. Students taking a morning exam must arrive before 8 a.m. and students taking an afternoon exam must arrive before 12 p.m. If you have any questions regarding if your child is scheduled to take an exam, please contact your child’s school counselor.
With winter weather upon us, we wanted to ensure our families know where to find information regarding our closings and delays. Click here to learn more!
Help is available for any senior student needing assistance with their college application or essay. Come to the PHS Library at 3PM on Tuesdays to learn more!
Peekskill High School STEM and Chemistry students recently welcomed Engineers from Entergy in recognition of Nuclear Science Week. These engineers gave students the opportunity to learn about the methods of production, protection and other uses of nuclear energy. Students asked questions and enjoyed dressing up as nuclear scientists.
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!