You are invited to attend our Saturday Academy event on March 23 at Peekskill Middle School! The day begins with a free brunch at 10 a.m. There will be free dental screenings, a financial literacy workshop, live cooking and more! This week we are asking people to come dressed in pink and purple as we celebrate Women's History Month together. We hope to see you there! There are only a few Saturday Academy sessions left for this school year! Mark your calendars with the remaining 2019 dates: April 27 and May 11.
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.