Save the Date!
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Friday, November 13, 2015
6:30 p.m. at Colonial Terrace
Better known to their students as Ms. (Elizabeth) Irving, Ms. (Christine) Hirsch and Ms. (Tara)Tierney, the “Oakside Super-Readers” made a special appearance at Oakside Elementary on October 1 to kick off the school’s quarterly Reading Challenge. The theme for this year’s Reading Challenge is, “Reading is our Superpower.” Click on the headline above to read more about this story.
It was a busy morning at Peekskill City Schools on September 22 as over 400 dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers and other male role models accompanied their student(s) to school for “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.” Click on the headline above for our coverage of the day and for a link to the event's photo album.
During this school year, Founder and Executive Director of Youth Voices Center Inc. Michael Arterberry will facilitate 27 "Power of Peace" workshops at Peekskill High School to address leadership skills, conflict resolution, teamwork, diversity, understanding and decision making.
A generous grant from the Peekskill Education Foundation enabled the Summit Academy student body and faculty/staff to spend an uplifting day at the Ring Homestead Ropes Course. The purpose of the day's program was to encourage students to meet and overcome challenges, to work together, and to cheer on each other's successes. Students encouraged each other to feats of effort and bravery - and made new friendships.
Students at Woodside and Oakside took a moment out of their busy mornings on September 17 to gather outside at their schools' flag posts so that they could celebrate Constitution Day. At Oakside, students read about what the Constitution is and why it was created, while at Woodside, students decorated hats and waved American flags. Both schools recited the Pledge of Allegiance and finished the ceremony by singing patriotic songs.