Please join us in welcoming Mr. Adam Lodewick, who has joined the Peekskill City School District as our new Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics. Mr. Lodewick has over fifteen years experience in education and comes to us from Hastings Union Free School District where he spent the last five years as the Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics. Throughout his career, Mr. Lodewick has held positions such as an elementary teacher, physical education teacher, assistant athletic director and coach. To learn more about Mr. Lodewick, click on the headline above.
School may be out for summer vacation, but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of Peekskill High School Robotics students from showing up to their classroom to build and program their own drones. From June 23 until July 7, students from both PHS’ Robotics and Advanced Robotics classes met with PHS Robotics Teacher Mr. Carlo Vindrini from 7:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. every day. The students involved in the summer project completed a STEM Drones curriculum earlier this year, and used the knowledge they gained from their class to construct four drones, two Quad-copters and two hex-copters completely from scratch. Click on the headline above to read more about this project.
Please join the Peekskill City School District in welcoming Mr. Randy Lichtenwalner (or “Mr. L.” as he is known by students). Mr. Lichtenwalner, a former Peekskill resident, is pleased to return and join the distinguished staff of Hillcrest Community Elementary School. He comes to Peekskill from Pound Ridge Elementary School in the Bedford Central School District. To read more about Mr. Lichtenwalner, click on the headline above.
On Sunday, June 25, Peekskill High School held its 93rd commencement ceremony as the crimson and blue gowns of Peekskill’s 185 graduates filled the Paramount Theater. This year’s college acceptances include, but are not limited to: Fashion Institute of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, New York University, New York Institute of Technology, PACE University, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and multiple SUNY, CUNY and community colleges as well, just to name a few. Click on the headline above to read more about this year's Class of 2017!
At a reception on June 20, Peekskill City School District celebrated the appointment of five new District administrators. Among those being celebrated were the familiar faces of Mrs. Mary Keenan Foster, Mrs. Crystal Hernandez, Mrs. Jackie Liburd and Ms. Courtney Simon, in addition to the District’s newest employees, Mr. Randy Lichtenwalner and Mr. Adam Lodewick. Click on the headline above to read more.
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. With this thought in mind, the Peekskill City School District has committed to providing free meals to children during the summer. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Peekskill Schools, to provide free meals to children when school is out for summer vacation. This year, meals will be served Monday through Thursday at Peekskill High School, Dunbar Heights and the Kiley Youth Center from July 5 through August 15, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meals will also be served at the Peekskill Youth Bureau for children attending the Youth Bureau's program ONLY. Please note that Hillcrest and the Youth Bureau are not open to the public for this program. Click on the headline above to learn more.