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.”
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.
On 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we will deliver on the promise of a safe, high-quality, world-class education for every child, every day, in every classroom.
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 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.
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.
Thank you to Krieger Elementary School’s Cindy Slayton for sharing a great article on Scaffolding in the classroom.
Link to article is here.
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.
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.