Every Child. Every Day. Every Classroom.

PCSD student management software has moved to Infinite Campus. Click on the picture to logon, and see other information

PCSD student management software has moved to Infinite Campus. Click on the picture to logon, and see other information.

Music programs enrich the educational experience for students in the Poughkeepsie City School District.

Million Family, Million Father March: A Welcoming First Day of School for Students and Family.

 

Poughkeepsie City School District has begun their United Way Workplace Giving Campaign

We in the Poughkeepsie City School District continue to give and serve our community and currently, we are conducting our United Way workplace giving campaign which will run October 21, 2014 through December 11, 2014. United Way’s 2014 theme is: “Teamwork allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

You are Invited! Transforming Lives, Building Our Community

Nubian Direction II, Inc., host of New Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps Partnership
is proud to announce the completion of its first sustainable rehab in Poughkeepsie
New York with support from YouthBuild USA.

Morse Students Received Their Crowns

Revised 10-21-14 Supt in Ms Howard class1 jpgOn Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in Mrs. Howard’s first grade classroom in Morse Elementary School in the Poughkeepsie City School District, students received their well-earned crowns as a reward for their for their demonstrated strengths in the classroom. The King and Queen of Effort were crowned, along with the King of the Art Room, and the Most Effective Listener, to name a few.  We applaud these hard-working first graders and Mrs. Howard’s leadership and support to her students. Together we are delivering on the promise of a high-quality, world-class education for every child, every day, in every classroom.

October 21, 2014 Safety Message

Some Poughkeepsie Middle School students were approached by a strange man on their way to school today, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Police were notified, and we are working closely with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department to safeguard all students. There will continue to be police presence on the perimeters of our schools at critical times during the school day.  Additionally, our security team will continue to work closely with City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and administrators to ensure that all students and staff are safe.  Please inform your children of the following: if they are approached by a stranger on their way to school or on their way home, they should immediately notify their Principal(s), parents or guardians. If there is any suspicious activity, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department should be notified immediately.   If there are any questions or concerns please call Dr. Ronel Cook, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources  for the Poughkeepsie City School District  at (845) 451-4900 or send an email to: rcook@poughkeepsieschools.org.    Together, we will deliver on the promise of a safe, high-quality, world-class education for every child, every day, in every classroom.

Parent University at Poughkeepsie High School October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014, Poughkeepsie High School will host Parent University from 9:00am – 2:00pm.   Parent University is a series of workshops that are geared toward parents and will feature numerous workshops, including: school nutrition, drug prevention, and teen parenting. Transportation to the Poughkeepsie High School, from the Elementary Schools is available. 

All schools are open, October 21, 2014

All schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District are open on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Full power was restored last week.

Schools are open for all students and staff.

Elizabeth McGrath – Champion of Literacy

Elizabeth McGrath, Champion of Literacy 2014

Elizabeth McGrath, Champion of Literacy 2014

It is with tremendous pleasure that we at the Poughkeepsie City School District congratulate one of our own, Ms. Elizabeth McGrath, a Speech Specialist at S.F.B. Morse Elementary School, on being selected as a 2014 Champion of Literacy. Ms. McGrath is one of 17 educators across the U.S., recognized for going beyond the call of duty for their students.

Congratulations again from the Morse faculty, staff and the entire Poughkeepsie City School District.  Together we are delivering on the promise of a high-quality education for every child, every day, and in every classroom.

Scaffolding in the Classroom – Good or Bad?

 

Thank you to Krieger Elementary School’s Cindy Slayton for sharing a great article on Scaffolding in the classroom.

Link to article is here.

Latino Resource Fair is a Great Success

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Board of Education Members at the 3rd Annual Latino Resource Fair

Board of Education Members at the 3rd Annual Latino Resource Fair

Saturday, October 18, 2014, the Poughkeepsie Middle School was the host of the 3rd Annual Resource Fair for Latinos of Dutchess County.  More than a hundred Dutchess County residents convened at the Middle School to collect information from the dozens of vendors, including: Shop-Rite Retail Dietician Program, Dutchess County BOCES, Dutchess Community College, Fidelis Care, and the Grace Smith House. 

Poughkeepsie Middle School Hosts the Latino Resource Fair October 18, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9:00am – 2:00pm Poughkeepsie Middle School will be hosting the 3rd Annual Resource Fair for Latinos of Dutchess County. This powerful event is free, open to the public and will include workshops on immigration, nutrition, domestic violence, as well as the Mexican Consulate will be there to answer questions.

Please click on the links below for additional information.

Latino Resources Fair Flyer Spanish 2014

Latino Resources Fair Flyer English 2014 (2)