We deeply appreciate the participation of staff members across the District in providing information to help plan the first district-wide professional development day. To ensure that this day is structured to meet the professional learning needs of all team members, please take a moment to click on the survey to provide us with additional input about the schedule for October 9, 2015. Your input is greatly appreciated. Please be aware that we are not collecting names and your identification is protected; we simply want to have your candid feedback to guide the direction of this mission-critical work.
Please click here to be directed to the survey. Please complete by Monday, October 5, 2015 and your Poughkeepsie City School District login is required.
As part of the Farm to You Fest Week, on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Morse Elementary School opened its Victory Garden at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with former NBA player Eric Williams, spokesperson for the FarmOn! Foundation, representatives from the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Dutchess County Department of Health, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, and local elected officials.
The garden will serve as a teaching tool for all grades at Morse. “Changing kids’ lives by bridging the gap between agriculture and public schools is vital,” says Tessa Edick, Executive Director of FarmOn! Foundation. “Our mission is to bring farm fresh food to kids everywhere, and to invest in and rebuild local economies.”
Part of the day’s festivities included taste testing fresh kale during lunch periods with the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Dutchess County Department of Health. There are a number of activities for the rest of month for all the students of the Poughkeepsie City School District. Click here to see the list.
Sometimes it takes someone who has walked your same path to give you the advice you need. For the first time, graduates from the inaugural Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program in Brooklyn, NY visited an existing program at Poughkeepsie High School and shared words of wisdom, hard-fought advice and encouragement to the 50 students who are pioneering the P-TECH (locally known as E-TECH) program in the Poughkeepsie City School District. The current and former P-TECH scholars who visited were: Kiambu Gall, Leslieanne John, Gabriel Rosa, and Radcliffe Saddler. They were accompanied by Anthony D. Williams, PTECH College & Career Counselor, and Jamie Cloud, PTECH High School Counselor and Poughkeepsie High School Alumna.
All of the graduates agreed that time management is key to completing the high school curriculum and college curriculum in four years but motivation is key. Also, Kiambu suggested that the current E-TECH scholars find a “family” of like-minded individuals so that they can support each other. Together, we will deliver on the promise of a high-quality, world-class education for every child, every day, in every classroom in the Poughkeepsie City School District.
The Poughkeepsie City School District is looking for qualified candidates for the following positions: Teaching Assistants, Registered Nurse After School, ENL teacher, and ENL Coach. Please click the appropriate link below for additional application information.
The annual New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice symposium was held on September 23 – 25, 2015 and Poughkeepsie City School District’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nicolè Williams presented “Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline” plenary session. For a copy of the program please click here.
The New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice, Inc. is a non-partisan, not-for-profit service educational and advocacy organization, organized to examine and act upon the improvements in the Criminal Justice System, and to contribute within the General State, National, Local, Public and Private Sectors of the Criminal Justice System.
Fall 2015 open houses have been completed for the Poughkeepsie City School District with over 1000 parents and guardians attending events in the seven schools. If you were not able to attend or want to make an appointment with your student’s teacher, please call your student’s school.
The Poughkeepsie City School District is looking for qualified candidates for the following positions: 21st Century Site Coordinators and Science Teacher. Please click the link below for additional application information.
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is hosting a a bullying prevention workshop on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Kicking off National Bullying Prevention Month, this workshop will be held at the Henry A. Wallace Center in Hyde Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Mediation Center of Dutchess County at (845) 471-7213 or click on the link below.
The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following positions: Leave Replacement Pre-K and Science Teachers. Please click on the link below for additional application information.