Mother's Day is celebrated to honor all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. Most countries including US, Australia, Canada and India celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May. Mothers Day came into being due to the efforts made by Ms Julia Ward Howe and Ms Anna Jarvis. The Resolution for having a dedicated Mother's Day was signed by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914. Since then people across the world have been celebrating Mothers Day with joy and devotion.
National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. In 2017, National Teacher Day will take place on May 9th. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”
Graduation rates are reported both for Poughkeepsie High School and the Poughkeepsie City School District. Graduation rates are reported by cohort, which is the group of students who started grade 9 in a given school year. The New York State Education Department publishes four, five and six year cohort graduation rates.
Imagine Learning is the literacy software used in the PCSD Elementary Schools.