Peekskill City School District Headlines

  • Saturday Academy Returns November 16 at PKMS

    Join us for a day of fun including: Brunch, the Two By Two Zoo, yoga, workshops and more! Special this month... Adventure Bound Wild & Crazy Game Show hosted by the Peekskill PTO. Come check out a nature/animal hands-on STEAM exhibit! The fun starts at 10AM at Peekskill Middle School on Nov. 16.

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  • Parent Feedback Needed! Take our 2019 Parent Communications Survey!

    The Peekskill City School District’s would like your feedback on our communication efforts. As the parents/guardians of our students, we want to be sure we’re communicating our information to you as best as possible. To help us do this, we ask that you take this short, 3 minute survey to help us determine where we are succeeding, and where we can improve. Click here to take our 2019 Parent Communication Survey.

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  • Important Information Regarding Winter Weather Closings & Delays

    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!

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  • PHS Drama Company Presents, "A Christmas Carol" November 21-23

    Stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is known as the meanest miser in Victorian London. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, whose little son, Tiny Tim, is ill. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge finds himself visited by three ghosts. He is given one last chance to change his ways and save himself from a grim fate. The Peekskill High School Drama Company is excited to present the Paul Sills adaptation of this classic play by Charles Dickens. Sills is known as the master of improvisation, the founder of The Second City theater troupe and is the creator of Story Theater. He has influenced some of theater's most important directors, writers and actors, including PHS Theater teacher, Mr. Terry Sandler, who studied under Sills at one time. Purchase advance tickets at the link below. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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  • Oakside Students Welcome Special Guest for Studies on Colombia

    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!

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  • Entergy Engineers Come to PHS to Recognize Nuclear Science Week

    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.

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  • Oakside Welcomes Mrs. Crystal Hernandez as Acting Principal

    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.

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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: 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 abuenodeleon@peekskillschools.org.

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  • 2019 Summer Reading & Supply Lists

    Click here for each schools' Summer Reading Packets and 2019-2020 Supply Lists.

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  • Peekskill City School District Welcomes New Director of Multilingual Learners

    The Peekskill City School District welcomes Ms. Madeline Sanchez as our new Director of Multilingual Learners. Ms. Sanchez will be responsible for aligning Multilingual Learner programs throughout the District. Click on the headline to read more!

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  • Peekskill City School District Welcomes New Director of STEM

    The Peekskill City School District welcomes Dr. Anchala Sobrin, who has been appointed to the position of Director of STEM. Dr. Sobrin’s responsibilities will include aligning science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives throughout the District. Click on the headline above to read more!

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  • Peekskill City Schools Appoint Austin Goldberg as New Athletic Director

    The Peekskill City School District welcomes Mr. Austin Goldberg, who has been appointed to the position of Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics at Peekskill City School District. Goldberg will begin his new role on August 14, 2019. Click here to read more!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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