This Thanksgiving, Alex Loja, a fifth grader at Hillcrest Elementary School, has something particularly special to be grateful for. On Thursday, November 18, Playground/Cafeteria Monitor Lynn Riccio noticed that Loja was choking on a piece of food during his third period lunch. Thanks to her quick thinking and first aid skills, Riccio was able to save the young man’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver. Click on the headline above for more on this story.
For the second consecutive year, on Thursday, December 3, members of the Peekskill High School Select Chorus will join David Benoit on stage at the Paramount Theater for the composer’s Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown. The Paramount Theater has been generous enough to offer our Peekskill City School District families a coupon code to receive one free ticket for each ticket purchased for this event. Click on the headline above to learn how to take advantage of this offer.
"The waiver extension allows districts and their respective associations additional time to formulate a plan relative to teacher and administrator evaluations," said Peekskill Superintendent Dr. David Fine. "This is a vital component and should be mindfully coordinated as it relates to instructional expectations and student success. Our waiver was approved a few weeks back and we continue to collaborate with our teachers and administrators in order to design an appropriate APPR plan for all stakeholders. In addition, as a region we are consistently working together with respect to best approaches and defining various directions from the state so as our focus remains on our practice, pedagogy, and students." Click on the headline above to read more on this story.
Peekskill High School track star Chelsea Ogindo signed a national letter of intent to attend Binghamton University next fall. Ogindo's friends, family members and coaches joined the celebration which was held in the Peekskill High school Library. Click on the headline above to read more on this story.
Thank you to all who recently came out to celebrate our Fall Sports Awards Night. Our athletes had a great season and we couldn’t be prouder! Click on the headline above to link to a photo album from this event, to see a list of our honorees, and for more from Coach Blazejewski and Coach Iasillo who were named "Coach of the Year" by their League.
Congratulations to the PHS Select Chorus, better known as the City Singers, who were the highlight of the Westchester Chordsmen’s 2nd Annual A Cappella Festival held at Mamaroneck High School this weekend. Our students are shown here with the medals they received after performing at the concert.
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 914-737-3000 ext. 352.