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

Building Structures and Pathways to Maximize Performance


Congratulations to our PHS scholars!

Congratulations to PHS scholars Victoria Horner, Minh Chau, and Victor Martinez, Rommi Vetter & Jacqueline MacAvery for their participation in the New York State School Music Area All-State Festival at Arlington High School on November 18th.
We thank all of the music teachers in the Poughkeepsie City School District for their hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence.
We also commend the music department for their superb performance at the Bardavon.

Teen Closet Delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys To Families in Need

Submitted by Jennifer Burke:

The Teen Closet delivered some holiday cheer this Thanksgiving,  to families in need throughout the Poughkeepsie City School District, thanks to a generous donation of 50 frozen turkeys from Shanin Daneshvar.  Mr. Daneshvar who heard about the Teen Closet and it’s mission through his brother, Director of Technology at Poughkeepsie City School District, Sean Daneshvar. Teen Closet worked with school staff to find homes for our 50 frozen friends, and Natasha Cherry, Director of Family and Community Engagement,teen-closet and Stan Merritt, Personnel Administrator, graciously transported the turkeys to various homes.

Thank you to Mr. Daneshvar for demonstrating the spirit of the holiday season by giving back to our community!

Teen Closet relies on the generosity of the community and a partnership with the Poughkeepsie City School District to provide the basic necessities of personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, winter essentials (hats/gloves), and emergency food relief so that every student in our community can come to school feeling healthy, secure, confident and ready to learn. If you would like to make a donation to Teen Closet, email us at

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Scheduled for Elementary Schools, Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School, and PACE On Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1, 2016

On November 29, 2016  Parent-Teacher Conferences continue in the Poughkeepsie City School District for all elementary schools, Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School, and PACE.  Please see the schedule below by clicking the “read more” button and click here for some valuable information and helpful tips about Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming all families to the Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School PTA Meeting Announcement

Attention all Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School staff and families, please be advised that there will an emergency PTA meeting on Tuesday, November  29th  at 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to hold elections for several vacant executive board positions.

Thank you for your support.

The Poughkeepsie City School District schools and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 through Friday, November 25, 2016.

Image result for thanksgivingThe Poughkeepsie City School District schools and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 through Friday, November 25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving.  All schools and the District office will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2016. Have a safe and peaceful holiday.

Poughkeepsie City School District: We are thankful because…

In the Poughkeepsie City School District we are thankful. We strive to serve our nearly 4,700 scholars each day with excellence. We thank our families for entrusting us with their most precious and valuable gifts–our children. We thank our community members for their unwavering support. We thank all of our staff members for their hard work, dedication and commitment to delivering on the promise of a high-quality, world-class education for every scholar, every day, in every classroom. 

New York State Education Department Releases Progress Reports for Struggling Schools on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (See the Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School Report)

“The State Education Department today released 2015-16 progress reports for the state’s 62 Struggling Schools, showing each school’s progress on performance indicators that were jointly selected by the State Education Department and the superintendents of the districts where the schools are located. These schools will receive Demonstrable Improvement determinations next year based on 2016-17 school year performance that will be used by the Commissioner of Education to decide whether independent receivers are appointed to manage these schools.  The progress reports provide the schools and their respective districts with information to assist them in meeting their Demonstrable Improvement indicator progress targets in 2017.”  Click here to read to full press release from the New York State Education Department.

Dr. Williams Presents as a Keynote Speaker at the Hudson Valley Future Summit at SUNY New Paltz

dr-nicole-williams-head-shotIt was indeed an honor and a privilege for Dr. Williams, Superintendent of Schools,  to represent the Poughkeepsie City School District as one of the keynote speakers at the Hudson Valley Future Summit held at the Samuel Dorskey Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz on November 18, 2016.
It was a well attended summit with thought leaders from across both private and public sectors, signifying a new era in thinking and discourse about the interface of private and public sectors in creating “social good.” The seminar was strategically designed to encourage intellectual discourse, cultivate a community of learners to cross-pollinate ideas, and create an action agenda to address the complex challenges faced and further opportunities in the Hudson Valley.
Dr. Williams thanks the Board of Education and all team members for their unwavering support of this mission-critical work. Dr. Williams is both honored and humbled to serve our scholars in the Poughkeepsie City School District as the Superintendent of Schools.
Please click on the link to see additional information about the summit:

Early Learning Center’s “Building Buildings” Field Trip

fullsizerThe Poughkeepsie City School District’s Early Learning Center is excited to partner with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum under the leadership of Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director. Educator, Josephine DaCosta, is seen in this photograph with ELC students during their “Building Buildings” field trip on November 18, 2016. As exclaimed by Executive Director Litchfield-Kimber, “I just love the wonder on his little face!!”

Stack up 2016 at Clinton

cup-stack-2On November 17th, 2016 students from Clinton School participated in Stack Up 2016.  183 Clinton students did cup stacking activities in their Physical Education class with Mr. Smith.

Stack Up 2016 is a one day event that tries to have the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day.  In 2015 the record was 618,394 people stacking.  We will know in a few weeks if that record was broken.
Certificates will be given to the classes that participated.
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