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Please join the City of Peekskill, the Field Library, Peekskill City Schools and other community partners for an informational presentation regarding the upcoming 2020 Census by a Census Partnership Specialist. The event will be Thursday, March 26th from 7-9PM at the Peekskill Middle School. The meeting will cover an overview of the 2020 Census and why it's important to Peekskill residents, response confidentiality, and conclude with a Question & Answer session.
Since 2007, the Peekskill City School District has lost over $69 million in Foundation Aid. This aid needs to be fully restored so our district can fund staff and programs that continue to create educational opportunities for our children. Click here to learn more about how you can help Peekskill Schools advocate for fair and equitable funding from NYS.
We often highlight the great things happening with our current students, but now we are also expanding our efforts to recognize our alumni as well, as they serve as living examples of our District's successful outcomes! Are you, or do you know, a Peekskill alumni who would like to be highlighted by our District? If so, click the following link for our alumni “Where Are They Now” form. We will be showcasing what our former students are up to in upcoming newsletters, social media posts and more! Click on the headline to share your story now!
Transportation request forms for the 2020-2021 school year are due April 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.
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.
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!
Grade 3 Oakside students in Ms. Nancy Castro’s class have recently been studying the country of Colombia. Ms. Castro had the idea to invite Peekskill High School’s Mrs. Maria Gordineer, a Colombian native, to the elementary classroom to share her first hand experiences and knowledge of the country with the children. This week, Mrs. Gordineer stopped by Ms. Castro’s class to give a presentation, tell stories and even share some traditional Colombian lollipops and coconut candy with the third graders. Mrs. Gordineer also brought some traditional Colombian clothing for Ms. Castro to model for her class. The students had a great time with their special guest!
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.
Although Mrs. Hernandez is new to Oakside, she is not new to Peekskill. Mrs. Hernandez has served Peeksill for the past eight years in a variety of ways, most recently as the Assistant Principal of Hillcrest Elementary School. She is elated to join the Oakside team and to serve the Peekskill City School District in this new capacity. Mrs. Staci Woodley will continue to serve the building as Assistant Principal.
The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following 2019 dates: August 15, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12. Pick up will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. We encourage our families to take advantage of this free resource. To help our efforts, we will also need volunteers to help set up, distribute food and clean up. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.