Peekskill City School District Headlines

  • PKMS Students Win Writing Awards from the General Foundations Women’s Club

    Each year, the General Foundations Women’s Club (GFWC) holds a contest for students to use their creativity to inspire others. For the contest, participants are asked to draw upon their own experiences to craft fictional narratives and poetry. GFWC sponsors this creative writing contest to foster community spirit, talent and growth. On Tuesday, May 14, five students from Peekskill Middle School received awards for their outstanding writing! These awards ranged from the club, district and state level. Also for the first time, we have students from Peekskill competing at a national level! Click on the headline above for a list of our winners!

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  • Tell Us What You Think - Take our Parent Survey!

    Our DTSDE Survey is now open! We need feedback from our parents about our curriculum, school leadership, engagement, teacher practices, and more. Please click on the link before May 24 to take the survey.

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  • Oakside Students Win NYS South Eastern Zone (SEZ) Physical Education Award

    Congratulations to our Grade 3 Oakside students who received the NYS South Eastern Zone (SEZ) Physical Education Award, which covers Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. The students were nominated by Oakside’s Coach Murphy and Coach Gardner, and were selected as winners because they demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, citizenship, physical fitness/health and cooperation. The group of students were honored along others from the region at the 54th annual awards ceremony at Arlington High School on May 4.

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  • 2019 Budget Vote & School Board Election Information

    The Peekskill City School District's Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election will take place on Tuesday, May 21. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be one polling place: Peekskill High School. Please click here for more information.

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  • "Team 26" Cyclists Ride Through Peekskill to Spread Their Message of Peace, Hope & Love

    Peekskill Middle School social studies students recently welcomed cyclists from Team 26, a group riding in honor of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook. The bikers, who left Sandy Hook this morning, visited PKMS as part of their 600 mile trip. The purpose of the ride is to visit schools and communities to promote a message of peace, hope and love. Speakers also talked to students about the importance of being socially conscious and following current events. The group reminded the students that their voices matter and that they shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about issues that are important to them. The riders also challenged students to find a way to use their passions to make the world a better place.

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  • Peekskill Students Win at Science & Engineering Fair

    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!

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  • PHS' Hope Dias Presents at International Neuropsychological Society Conference in NYC

    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!

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  • Special Olympics Time Track Trials Coming to Peekskill on April 6

    The Peekskill City School District is excited to be hosting a Special Olympics Track Time Event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Torpy Field. We will need volunteers to help with various tasks throughout the day. The first 150 people to sign-up to volunteer by March 24, 2019 will receive a free t-shirt to wear at the event. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • PHS Takes Home 11 Medals from Track Meet

    The PHS Track team recently participated in two meets and brought home a total of 11 medals! Congratulations to our student-athletes on this achievement, and thanks to Coach Pilaro and Coach McCabe for their leadership! Click on the headline above to see a list of our student-athletes who took home medals.

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  • Peekskill Hosts Hudson Valley Regional Basics Networking Convening

    ‪The Hudson Valley Regional Basics Networking Convening took place at Uriah Hill Elementary on Friday, Feb. 15. Members of Basics communities, including Lakeland, Tarrytown, Yonkers and Ossining joined Peekskill Basics partners to discuss their purpose and goals. The day also welcomed NYS Regent and former Superintendent Judith Johnson. Click on the headline to read more on this story.

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  • PHS Students Attend Excellence in Black Forum at the Peekskill City Court

    On Saturday February 9, Pamela Hallman-Johnson, Board Trustee and mother member of the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., together with the Honorable Reginald J. Johnson of the Peekskill City Court hosted “Excellence in Black” in honor of Black History Month. New York State Supreme Court Justice Janet Malone, Peekskill City Court Judge Reginald J. Johnson, Mount Vernon City Court Judge Nichelle A. Johnson, Newburgh City Court Judge E. Loren Williams, New York State Court Officer Pauline Bloomfield-Taylor, and Peekskill Police Officers Khalia Carter and Chatoyer Woodland served as panelists in this event. The speakers shared their professional experiences highlighting the importance of education, perseverance, honesty, character, faith and integrity. Many students from the Peekskill High School attended and participated in this exciting event. The event also featured a tour of the courthouse, police facilities and a meet-and-greet with the judges, including light refreshments.

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  • PCSD Holds Ribbon Cutting for Parent Center Grand Re-Opening

    Thank you to all of our school community stakeholders, partners and volunteers who gathered at Uriah Hill for the Lisa Rolleri Parent Center’s Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting event! We thank the Board of Education for supporting this initiative and to PCSD Parent, Family and Community Liaison Mrs. Maria Olivier-Flores for her endless hard work and dedication in getting the Parent Center ready for this day. We look forward to serving our community’s needs with the many resources the Parent Center has to offer.

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  • Mobile Food Truck At Hillcrest Elementary

    The Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Hillcrest! Food items will be available for pick up on the following 2019 dates: January 10, February 28, March 14, April 25, May 9 and June 27. 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 chernandez@peekskillschools.org.

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  • PHS Alumni Return to Host College Round Table Discussions

    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!

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  • PHS Students Head to NYC to Visit the International Center of Photography

    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.

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  • Peekskill City School District Unveils Free Mobile App

    The Peekskill City School District is excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app, which will help keep you up to date on important news and information all in one place! Read news stories, check lunch menus, view calendars and more! Stay informed on the go - download this FREE app today by searching “Peekskill City School District” in the iTunes or Google Play app store.

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  • Peekskill Students Suit Up Before Heading to MBK Youth Summit

    On Wednesday, October 24, the afternoon before almost 50 of Peekskill's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) students embarked on a trip to the White Plains County Center for the first MBK Youth Leadership Summit, the Peekskill City School District hosted a tie tying ceremony to welcome students to the program and prepare them for the next day's event. Click on the headline to read more on this story.

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  • Oakside's "Out of this World" Literacy Kick-off

    Oakside students are reaching for the stars and have accepted a challenge to read 10,000 books by the end of the school year! To kick-off their literacy initiative, the school put on a play which embraced this year's theme, "Reading Takes You Out of This World." Student actors and actresses showed their peers the amazing power of books by recreating imaginative scenes from familiar stories. Special thanks goes out to The Oakside Reading Team teachers (Tara Tierney, Beth Irving and Christine Hirsch) for organizing the event, and to the day's guest actors Principal Staci Woodley and Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio.

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  • Dads Day Event Draws Over 800 Father Figures to Peekskill Schools

    On Tuesday, September 19, over 800 father figures from the Peekskill City School District accompanied their students to school as part of the New York State 2018 "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative. This is the District's fifth year embracing the event and it was Peekskill's highest turn out yet.

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  • Origami Artists Bring a Message of Peace to Peekskill High School

    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.

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  • Kindergarten Concierge Welcomes Peekskill Students Back to School

    Thanks to some creative ideas from the school’s new principal, Mrs. Rebecca Aviles-Rodriguez, and a collaborative effort between the District, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Costco, Woodside’s students and their caregivers had the opportunity to visit a “Kindergarten Concierge” and “First Grade Front Desk.” These tented areas were set up outside the main entrance of the building and created a space for parents to drop off supplies, have their questions answered and discuss any concerns regarding the first day of school.

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  • PHS' Dr. Jenna Ferris Appointed to Assistant Principal

    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. To read more about Dr. Ferris, please click on the headline above.

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