District News

  • Catharine Street honors PHS senior at MLK Breakfast

    For 31 years, Catharine Street Community Center has honored and recognized individuals making a difference in the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. This year was no exception as it honored seven individuals (three youth and four community members) for their contributions. Poughkeepsie High School’s Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon was one of the youth honorees.

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  • Lynch returns to lead PCSD business department

    Louise Lynch returns to Poughkeepsie City School District as the leader of the department she worked for early in her career. Lynch worked in the business department as a junior accountant/deputy treasurer from 1995-98.

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  • Teachers, leaders receive trauma training

    Trauma can have far-reaching impacts on children - including brain development and inhibiting their ability to learn and engage in the classroom. On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, district staff participated in training from the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health and the Mid Hudson Regional Partnership Center to learn more about how to recognize, relate and respond to students experiencing trauma.

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  • District achieves one-to-one device status

    After months of supply chain delays, the Poughkeepsie City School District, has achieved one of its 5 Year Strategic Plan performance objectives of becoming a school district that assigns an instructional learning device (Chromebook) to all students PK-12.

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  • Grants fund safety upgrades, second SRO

    Two federal grants will provide an additional school resource officer and safety upgrades in district schools.

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  • Judge appoints superintendent to statewide commission on Justice for Children

    Superintendent Dr. Eric Jay Rosser is now a member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children.

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  • QuestBridge awards PHS student full scholarship to MIT

    PHS Senior Elijah Johnson is headed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) upon graduation on a full scholarship, thanks to a QuestBridge Match Scholarship. He is one of 1,674 recipients nationwide to be awarded.

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  • Task Force examines school pathways

    As a part of the Poughkeepsie City School District’s five-year strategic plan to provide greater opportunities and access for district students to attain success in and out of school, district leadership held its first Pathways Transformation Initiative meeting.

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Mission Statement

  • “We are champions of children who inspire and nurture the whole child by providing innovative, high-quality educational opportunities that prepare all students to embark on individual paths of success in a globally diverse community.”

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  • PCSD strategic plan

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