6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting at Admin. Building
Celebrate ❤️ Valentine’s Day ❤️ with the Peekskill City School District and The Peekskill Parent-Teacher Organization as our ”Love Letters to Peekskill” campaign returns for another year! Keep an eye out for these valentine collection boxes in our schools and community. We’re asking students and stakeholders to write or draw what they love about our schools and the City of Peekskill! We will collect these valentines and publish some of our favorites on our School District’s social media during Feb. 13-15, 2019. These words and pictures will be used as inspiration as the District kicks-off our re-branding efforts, which aim to give an updated look to our District’s brand. The community boxes are located at:The Field Library, Peekskill Coffee House, BeanRunner Cafe, Kurzhals Coffee, Spins Hudson, HRHCare and La Placita (C-Town). Special thanks to the PTO Communications Committee for their creative efforts in making the boxes and valentines! #IheartPeekskill #IheartPCSD
The PHS Interact Club will be holding a Blood Drive in the PHS Library on February 14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please help support their efforts by donating if you can.
You are invited to join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the grand re-opening of the Lisa Rolleri Parent Resource Center on Feb. 7 at 7PM at Uriah Hill. Come see our renovated Parent Center, pick up a schedule of future events, meet workshop leaders and more! The evening will feature special guests from our My Brother's Keeper program. The PTO's general meeting will follow.
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!
On December 14, Peekskill High School’s senior photography students spent the day in NYC taking photos at Rockefeller Center and viewing the Eugene Richards photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography in SoHo. Richards’ photo essays focus on disenfranchised groups. The students found the exhibit to be very powerful.
Members of Peekskill High School’s Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers program traveled to South Orange, NJ last Thursday to attend an educational workshop sponsored by Seton Hall University. Students learned about Seton Hall’s Education Department and the school's admissions process, and gathered financial aid information as well. While there, students also engaged in a discussion with a college professor about the power of teaching in today’s political climate. As part of the day's events, students were able to win prizes from Seton Hall’s anti-drug and alcohol awareness table. Following the trip, PHS students returned to school to share what they learned with their peers as part of Red Ribbon Week.
Congratulations to the 25 Peekskill High School students who were recently selected as 2018 University at Albany Multicultural High School Achievers! This honor recognizes their exemplary high school performance and leadership in the school and/or community. Click on the headline to see the names of those honored.
Students in Peekskill High School's PACE program recently summited Blue Mountain, crossing flooded paths and helping to support one another as they went. From the summit, some continued to challenge themselves and others by racing back to base camp at Depew Park. Others that did not take part in the hike instead chose to collectively complete in a science scavenger hunt throughout Depew Park and Blue Mountain. After completing the scavenger hunt students participated in team building activities. A couple of parents also showed up at the park to say hello.
Members of the Peekskill High School Latino Culture Club volunteered at the City's Hispanic Heritage Festival held the weekend of September 22. Our students were joined by PCSD staff and administration as well. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate this exciting event!
On Friday, September 21, in honor of World Peace Day, strings of hand-folded paper birds were displayed in the trees outside of Peekskill High School. This art project is the product of a collaborative effort between students in PHS Art classes who recently learned about the life of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing, and in memory of her story, PHS art classes created over 1,000 paper cranes. In addition to constructing the paper birds, students wrote their dreams, hopes and wishes inside of their cranes as well. Click on the headline to read more on this story.
Please welcome Dr. Jenna Ferris, who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Peekskill High School. Dr. Ferris will be working in the high school and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations, providing instructional support and will assist with an array of additional responsibilities, alongside the administrative team. Click on the headline to read more about Dr. Ferris.