8:50 AM PHS Mini College Fair in Gym
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PHS Northern Westchester College Fair at Yorktown HS
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PHS Underclassmen, Senior and Faculty ID Picture Retakes
6:30 PM SEPTO Meeting at Admin Building
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.
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!
Attention PHS students taking August Regents Exams! August Regents Exams will take place on Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14. Students should arrive at 7:45 AM for morning exams and 11:45 AM for afternoon exams. Students who arrive late, may not be permitted to take their exam. Students must have already registered to take August Regents Exams. Students who did not register by the deadline, may not be permitted to take the exam.
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!
On Friday, March 15 teacher Mr. Alex Latorre took four PHS students to Times Square to visit one of Microsoft's NYC offices. The event was coordinated in conjunction with the company’s Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) program, and offered students the opportunity to interact with exciting tools and resources, while also learning about career opportunities available in technology. Click on the headline to read more about the day.
On Thursday, February 21, Peekskill Science Research (PSR) program student Hope Dias attended the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Click on the headline to read more!
On Tuesday, Febraury 19, MBK met CIA as Peekskill students from the My Brother's Keeper program enjoyed a tour of the Culinary Institute of America's classrooms. Attendees learned about becoming a chef and met current CIA students. The morning was topped off by a wonderful lunch in the Ristorante Caterina de'Medici. Great thanks and appreciation to Mr. Darryl Francis of the Peekskill Youth Bureau who arranged the visit.
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.