Building Structures and Pathways to Maximize Performance

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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.

 

Positions Open

The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following positions:  Four (4) advisor positions, Special Ed Department Chair, Science Department Chair, and IST Coordinator.    Please click on the appropriate link below for additional application information.

ADVISOR- Pioneer Post

ADVISOR- Vassar Science Scholars

ADVISOR – Sister2 Sister (1)

ADVISOR- Gay-Straight Alliance

ADVISOR- Step Team

IST COORDINATOR – 9TH GRADE

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Department Chair – Special Ed

Positions Open

The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following positions: Assistant Principal – Secondary, School Psychologist, Special Education Teacher – Leave Replacement – Grade 7-12, and Technology Teacher – PMS – Anticipated Vacancy. Please click on the appropriate link below for additional application information.

Assistant Principal – Secondary

School Psychologist

Special Education Teacher – Leave Replacement – Grades 7-12

Technology Teacher – PMS – Anticipated Vacancy

Trekking the Alps with Dr. Richard Carr

Dr CarrPoughkeepsie City School District music teacher, Dr. Richard Carr carried his violin in a backpack 200 miles over the Alps this summer. He crossed through the borders of Italy, Switzerland, France, and Tyrolean.

*Updated* Poughkeepsie Middle School to Host Orientation August 26, 2015

The Poughkeepsie Middle School staff will be holding its 6th Grade Orientation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

The orientation will be a helpful introduction to students who will be entering the Middle School for the first time. The Middle School PTA will welcome parents and share information at a  registration table so all parents will be able to get the facts they need to join the PTA, an important organization that supports the school community throughout the year. There will also be several community agencies who will provide helpful information for families and student ambassadors to share their experiences about Poughkeepsie Middle School.

If you have any questions about the orientation, please contact Principal Crystal Waterman via the email link or call (845) 451-4801.

Poughkeepsie Middle School PTA School Supply Drive, Giveaway and Ice Cream Social

PMS PTA School Supplies Giveaway

 

Poughkeepsie Middle School PTA is excited to be partnering with Mid-Hudson Subaru in a Back-to-School Supply Drive from August 24, 2015 through September 3, 2015, with the school supply giveaway during the ice cream social on Friday, September 4, 2015. The Poughkeepsie Middle School PTA will be collecting supplies between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Middle School and Mid-Hudson Subaru, 1715 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls, NY,  will be collecting supplies during their regular business hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Also, community members can donate supplies at the following businesses: Nu-Tribe Barber Shop, Boost Mobile, or the Upstate Music Alliance (UMA) Studios on Main Street in Poughkeepsie.

Please consider donating the following items:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Binders
  • Dividers
  • 1 Subject Notebooks/Composition Notebooks
  • Highlighters

 

Positions Open

The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following position: ELA Teacher Position. Please click on the appropriate link below for additional application information.

.6 ELA TEACHERS (2)

Positions Open

The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following position: Registered Nurse Position. Please click on the appropriate link below for additional application information.

Registered Nurse

Positions Open

The Poughkeepsie City School District is searching for qualified candidates for the following positions: Greeter Position, Lunch Recess Position, and Health Position. Please click on the appropriate link below for additional application information.

greeter posting 15-16-28

lunch recess posting 15-16-29

health aide posting 15-16-30

Spring 2015 Grades 3 – 8 Assessment Results

NYS AssessThe New York State Education Department on August 12, 2015 released the results of the 2015 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Assessments. Overall, Poughkeepsie City School District students have made slight progress in math proficiency, with 8.59 percent of all grades 3-8 test takers scoring at proficient (Levels 3 and 4) in 2015, compared to 6.95 percent the previous year. In ELA, the percentage of all test takers in grades 3-8 who scored at the highest level (Level 4) is 1.99 percent; this also increased slightly from 1.75 percent in 2014.

Overall, the district maintained similar performance to the 2013-2014 school year; however, there are slight gains in targeted areas that we can build upon. Any growth in the performance of students in the Poughkeepsie City School District is directly attributed to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of students, staff, parents, and our community. 

Intervention in Struggling Schools Through Receivership

Improving TogetherDr. Nicolé Williams, Superintendent of Schools, hosted a meeting on August 11, 2015, at the Poughkeepsie High School for approximately 250 attendees, specific to the two schools (Poughkeepsie High School and Poughkeepsie Middle School) affected by the new state “receivership” law. The new law applies to 144 schools identified, by New York State, as “struggling” or “persistently struggling,” including Poughkeepsie High School and Poughkeepsie Middle School.

On August 14, 2015, Dr. Nicolé Williams, Superintendent of Schools, sent letters to parents/guardians of the students of Poughkeepsie Middle School and Poughkeepsie High School, the two schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District identified as “struggling schools” in accordance with New York State Education Law §211-f.

The new law appoints a “receiver,” initially, the superintendent, to oversee the turnaround of the identified schools, and sets a deadline by which the schools have to make demonstrable improvement. Receivers are authorized implement changes, including lengthening the school day or school year, making curriculum modifications and, replacing staff.

Poughkeepsie High School and Poughkeepsie Middle School have two years to show “demonstrable improvement” within the guidelines of the Receiver. The state will set demonstrable improvement targets for each school. If a school does not meet those goals during that time, the state will require the Board of Education to appoint a state-approved outside receiver, removing the district’s ability to control future decisions about the school.  As a result of the public hearing, click here for the FAQs.

Please click on the link below to view the letter sent by Dr. Williams and click on the appropriate link for additional, specific information about receivership from the New York State Education Department.

Parent Notification Letter Bilingual

Making Demonstrable Improvement

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