On Wednesday, February 12, Chef Maria, Ms. Shanahan, Mr. Olmstead and Ms. Buckman coordinated for the Culinary and RISE students to cook and serve breakfast to the Peekskill's professional firefighters. The students prepared the food ahead of time, walked to the firehouse, set up and served the firemen breakfast. While at the firehouse, the students took a tour, watched the firemen respond to a live call and engaged in meaningful conversations with the first responders on duty. This event provided students with both exposure to real life experiences and gave them CTE hours necessary for graduation. Thank you Chef Maria for bringing this vision to life, and thank you to Mr. Olmstead, Ms. Shanahan and Ms. Buckman for supporting Chef Maria.
Our Commitment to Character theme for the month of January is, "Community." In keeping with this theme, Peekskill High School teacher Ms. Nicole Kossowsky took five PHS students to Hillcrest Elementary to work with three of Ms. Coleman’s Grade 4 art classes. Click here to read more!
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!
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!