Poughkeepsie City Court Judges Hon. Katherine A. Moloney and Hon. Frank M. Mora visited Poughkeepsie Middle School on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in follow-up to students visiting their court room(s) during open court. In the Middle School auditorium, the students were given the opportunity to ask their “burning desire” questions about the trial process, the judicial process as well as ask personal questions of the judges; e.g. “How long does it take to become a judge?” Later that day as the judges were served lunch in the library, a few students joined them and asked more questions.
We at the Poughkeepsie City School District are grateful for the time and energy the Hon. Judge Mora and the Hon. Judge Moloney spent enlightening our students. In partnership with judicial stakeholders, we will achieve excellence with every child, every day, and in every classroom of the Poughkeepsie City School District.
Parent University, a series of workshops for all parents, is back; scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015. There will be informative, free workshops designed to assist the parents of every student and facilitate the home-to-school learning partnership. There will be a free raffle, free childcare, many informative workshops, breakfast and lunch will be served to all participants. Come join us and perfect the skills to help your student blossom.
The Board of Education and the entire Poughkeepsie City School District would like to applaud the student performers who recited several Langston Hughes poems as part of their Black History Month Celebration at the February 24, 2015 Board meeting. The performers were: Kylin Crews-Herring, Daniel Luis-Gabriel, Rashid Ricketts and Aminah Malcolm Smith. Demonstrating impressive stage presence and literary expertise, these students are a perfect example of excellence in Mission Literacy.
The Poughkeepsie City School District is proud to announce that Poughkeepsie High School Assistant Principal Da’Ron Wilson and Poughkeepsie High School student Diamond DeFairia are recipients of the 2015 Black Achievers Award, presented by the Social Action Ministry of Beulah Baptist Church, Poughkeepsie. The Social Action Ministry seeks to honor unsung heros in the City of Poughkeepsie community. Mr. Wilson and Miss DeFairia won the Education Award and the Youth Ward, respectively.
The Poughkeepsie City School District is looking for qualified candidates for the following positions: P-TECH House Principal and Homebound Tutors. Please click the appropriate link below for additional application information.
Under the tutelage of Michael Storlarski, 11 students forming the Poughkeepsie High School Science Olympiad squad competed in the Mid-Hudson Regional’s of the New York State Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Ulster Community College. The squad competed in 15 events ranging from bridge-building, computer game development, fossil identification, and cell biology. Christopher Cassidy, Ian Cook, Patrick Roa, and Mark Weaver took home medals. Both Christian Pagan and Maximillian N. Weyant bridge designs held the maximum weight. Next fall, all students will be able to apply for a spot on this award winning team.
Poughkeepsie High School Guidance team would like to invite students and their families to attend an informational session on Thursday February 26th at 5:00 p.m.
The goal of this presentation is to inform students and parents on graduation and exam requirements as well as the different courses offered for the 2015-16 school year. This event will help our families navigate through PHS while developing relationships with you students counselor. Refreshments will be served!
The Poughkeepsie Crew team would like to extend their most heartfelt thank you to all who came out on the dreary, frigid, February 21, 2015 morning to support the team at their annual fundraiser at Applebee’s Restaurant, 3450 North Road, Poughkeepsie. The Crew team was able to raise $1400.00 in the 2-hour fundraiser, with 28 crew smiling team members serving, busing tables and cleaning up. For more information and pictures, please click here to be directed to the crew team’s Facebook Page.
Due to very cold temperatures that are predicted to be below zero in the morning, the Poughkeepsie City School District is on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The Early Learning Center Parent Teacher conferences will begin at 10:15am. Poughkeepsie High School is on a modified, half-day schedule and all students are expected to attend. Attendance will be taken at the High School on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Parent teacher conferences for the High School will begin at 12:30 as scheduled and all elementary conferences will continue as scheduled. For additional the Parent-Teacher Conference schedule, please click here.