2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration Open!
Please remember, as stated in this previously posted letter, that progress reports and report cards will no longer be mailed home for students in Grades 6-12. You must register in the Parent Portal to access this information. In addition to grades, you will also find other academic information such as schedules and assignments in the Portal. Click here if you need to register for a Parent Portal account.
Congratulations to the 170 Peekskill High School graduates who accepted their diplomas in front of family and friends at the Paramount Theater in Peekskill on June 26, 2016! Click on the headline above to read more about where our graduates are headed and for a photo album from this event.
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 at Peekskill Middle School, Dunbar Heights and the Kiley Youth Center from July 5 through August 5, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There are no income requirements and no registration is necessary. Any child 18 years old or under may come to eat. For more information, please click on the headline above.
For the first time ever, the Peekskill Middle School Chorus participated in the High Notes Music Festival at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut on June 1. Out of three categories of "good," "excellent" and "superior," the PKMS Chorus came home with a trophy for superior singing and vocal technique, having scored a 94 per cent out of 100.
More than 60 enthusiastic students cheered Navy veteran Merwin Treptow as Senator Terrence Murphy inducted him into the New York State Senate Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Peekskill Middle School. Mr. Treptow's biography became part of Senator Murphy's Veterans' Moving Wall currently on display at the school. Click on the headline above to read more about this story.
After reports of lead in other school district waters recently made headlines, the Peekskill City School District has taken a proactive measure to assure our students' drinking water is safe. The District will begin water testing on June 6 to inspect operational corridor fountains and kitchen sinks in all schools. Results of this testing will be shared once the process is complete. Click on the headline above to read more.
Congratulations to Peekskill High School students, Jovanny Elliot and Keyana Griffith, who were both recently awarded the 2016 Jandon Foundation Scholarship and will receive $12,000 each for college. The Jandon Foundation Scholarship is the result of a collaborative effort between the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Jandon Foundation. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have excellent academic records and SAT scores, involvement in extra-curricular activities and evidence of good character. The award is distributed over the student’s four year college career.
The Peekskill City School District is a District in Good Standing with one identified LAP School. Hillcrest School is required to develop a Local Assistance Plan and complete a diagnostic self-review document. The document is public and BOE approved. The plan is posted on our web site below. If you have any questions regarding the plan, please contact the Office of Elementary Education 914-737-3300 ext. 352.