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  • Pathways to Success provides future focus

    Poughkeepsie City School District kicked off a new Saturday Morning Lights program Feb. 27 at Poughkeepsie High School. Pathways to Success aims to help expose students in grades 7-12 to careers, college and vocational training. Space is still available.

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  • District meets, makes progress toward goals

    Amid a plethora of complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that school districts across the country are contending with, Poughkeepsie City School District staff continue to make great strides in strengthening the district’s impact on student achievement.

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  • Culture Shock celebrates Black History virtually

    Poughkeepsie High School’s performing arts group, Culture Shock, celebrated Black History Month with a virtual performance this year due to COVID-19.

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  • Event shares career opportunities, hope with women

    Young ladies at Poughkeepsie High School were given the opportunity to get some career advice, hope and inspiration Feb. 19 during the first ever STEM Goes Red event from the American Heart Association’s Dutchess/Ulster region.

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  • Students’ return is welcome sound to all

    Poughkeepsie schools were abuzz with activity as all students began in-person learning Monday after delays caused by ice and snow.

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  • Bus drivers keep our students moving, safe

    During what could be National School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, we wanted to take a moment to thank all Poughkeepsie City School District drivers and transportation workers for their efforts to get our students to and from school.

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  • Creation of reserve funds would help district in future

    Interim Chief Operations Officer Bill Hogan recommended the Poughkeepsie City School District take additional steps toward multiyear financial planning Wednesday and establish three new reserve funds: one for future retirement costs (ERS and TRS), one for capital improvements, and the last for repairs.

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  • Aspiring Leadership Program aims to develop leaders

    District leadership is in the planning stages of developing an aspiring leaders program to provide opportunities for teachers, supervisors, coordinators, and assistant principals who are interested in expanding their capacity and understanding of effective school turnaround leadership.

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  • Phase-in of hybrid learning continues on Tuesday

    Students in grades 3-6 and 9 who opted in to hybrid instruction at all schools but Warring Elementary will begin in-person instruction on Tuesday, Feb. 16 given the President’s Day holiday Monday. Warring will resume in-person instruction Monday, Feb. 22, due to a positive COVID-19 case.

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  • Students move toward reading goals

    When the district made the myON digital library available to teachers and students in October to help them reach district reading goals, some students jumped right in and haven’t stopped.

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District Mission

  • “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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