• Poughkeepsie Middle School main entrance

    Poughkeepsie Middle School

    Poughkeepsie Middle School is the sole middle school for the Poughkeepsie City School District. It serves students in grades 6-8. In 2019-20 enrollment was 903.

    Address: 55 College Ave.

    Phone: 845-451-4800 (During the COVID-19 pandemic, call 845-391-1081)

    Interim Principal: Robert Parkes, rparkes@poughkeepsieschools.org 

    Main Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    School hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

    Enrollment: 903 (2019-20) 

    Staff: 130 (2019-20)

    School Nurse: 845-451-4810

PMS Headlines

  •  PMS' Sister 2 Sister members serve baked goods to a crowd of students and staff.

    Sister 2 Sister bake sale teaches skills

    Sister 2 Sister held its fourth successful bake sale in February, helping to teach students important lessons.

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  • Assistant Principal seeks culture shift

    Tiffany Walton-Henry believes that education can transform lives. That’s why she entered the field, working as a school social worker, special education coordinator and now as Poughkeepsie Middle School’s first assistant principal for climate and culture.

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  • Former Knicks star kicks off PMS behavior program

    Poughkeepsie Middle School students are learning qualities and behaviors that propelled Larry Johnson’s career as a power forward with the Charlotte Hornets and later the New York Knicks as part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program.

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  •  pms child with sax

    Guest artists spark creativity, challenge students

    Four artists spent two weeks working with Poughkeepsie Middle School students on a variety of projects designed to spark creativity and enrich their academic experience with art, thanks to the Bardavon.

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  • 2021-2022 Extended Learning Time Interest & Request Form

    Extended learning time takes place Monday-Thursday for two hours after school. ELA courses will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays; Math courses will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Completing this form to register does NOT guarantee the student will be enrolled in the program. Enrollment is contingent upon academic integrity and need. Once enrolled, students will be given a schedule confirming their enrollment and the courses they are taking. Students will need to walk home or be picked up from ELT. Buses will not be provided. Students in ELT are expected to follow the District Code of Conduct. Please return this form to the building as soon as possible to ensure enrollment!

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  •  Serino Superstars

    Senator honors Superstars

    Sen. Sue Serino honored four Poughkeepsie Middle School students with Serino Superstar awards June 17 during a special afternoon ceremony hosted by the Social Studies department. The students: Amiyah Wood, Jamir Hawley, Ximena Alarcon and Naomy Valle-Netzahuatl were present along with their parents.

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  •  UpLift student winners

    Students earn honors for invention ideas

    Employees from Poughkeepsie-based technology company Uncharted Power, in collaboration with Poughkeepsie Middle School staff, helped educate more than 220 PMS students about innovation. Students virtually learned through the “UPlift” program about how they, too, can be inventors in their communities. Uncharted Power helps communities improve the resiliency of their local infrastructure, so when the electrical grid fails, the community doesn’t.

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  •  PCSD Stay Connected

    ConnectED NY Parent / Caregiver Application

    The ConnectED NY program is providing hotspots and data plans to students with unreliable internet service at home. ● A mobile hotspot provides a secure internet connection for other devices. ● Through AT&T, households will be offered unlimited data through June 2022. Internet service may be slowed each month after exceeding a high data usage threshold (50 GB). ● No payments or financial information required. ● Mobile hotspots will be mailed to student/caregiver homes in May 2021. Or, option to pick-up at a school district location if needed.

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  •  Gift cards were presented in a gift bag.

    PMS staff provide 13 families with holiday meals

    During a typical Thanksgiving break, Poughkeepsie Middle School staff donate turkey dinners to several PMS families.

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  •  PMS Prop2_100720

    PMS could feature arts, medical paths/PMS podría incluir artes, vías médicas

    PCSD’s Capital Bond Project vote will take place Oct. 20, 2020. Under Proposition 1, Poughkeepsie Middle School would get a new safety vestibule with transaction window and new exterior and select interior doors.

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  • Two New Programs at PMS

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  • PMS Principal's Fireside Chat for Parents

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Safety Data Sheets

Bell schedule

  • Period                                         Monday - Friday     
    Breakfast                                          7:30-8a

    Staff Arrival                                       8:00a    
    Homeroom                                       8:05-8:19a    
    1                                                         8:21-9:07a    
    2                                                         9:10-9:56a    
    3                                                         9:59-10:45a    
    4                                                        10:48-11:34a    
    5                                                        11:37a-12:23p    
    6                                                        12:26-1:12p    
    7                                                        1:15-2:01p    
    8                                                        2:04-2:50p    
    Dismissal & Announcements        2:50-2:55p   

    Download the bell schedule

    Revised 9/6/22

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