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    Profile of a Graduate Attribute Survey

    Over the course of the past few years, the district has been focused on integrating the 4C’s – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving, in both instruction and district practices.  This past year, faculty groups have had the opportunity to discuss how these attributes and others will shape the profile of both current and future graduates.  The link below, will direct you to a survey that highlights a few of the attributes that have been prevalent in these discussions.  Please click on the link and take a few minutes to rate the importance of each.  Your input is important as we, as a district, continue to craft and refine the Profile of a Pearl River Graduate. I look forward to learning more about your ideas as we continue to build on this important work. 

    Thank you,

    Marco Pochintesta
    Superintendent of Schools

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    Superintendent's Letter Regarding Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why

    Please click on the following link to access a letter from Marco Pochintesta, Superintendent of Schools, regarding the popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why that students may be watching, and what you need to know. Superintendent Letter- 13 Reasons Why

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    Superintendent Letter 5-10-18

    Click the following link to view a letter from Superintendent of Schools Marco Pochintesta with a district update for May:  Superintendent's Letter - May 2018  

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    Superintendent Letter regarding PRHS field/graduation 5-4-18

    Click on the following link to view a letter from Marco Pochintesta, Superintendent of Schools, regarding Pearl River High School's field replacement and graduation.  Superintendent Letter on PRHS Field/Graduation 5-4-18

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    Superintendent Letter regarding a Capital Project update 5-3-18

    Click on the following link to view a letter from Marco Pochintesta, Superintendent of Schools,  regarding a Capital Project update: Superintendent Letter Capital Project update

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    2018-19 School Calendar

    The Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year at the April 17th meeting. Click on the attachment to access the document.

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    Superintendent Letter regarding NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments 3-28-18

    Click on the following link to view a letter from Superintendent of Schools Marco Pochintesta regarding New York State Department of Education assessments from grades 3-8:  Superintendent Letter on NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments

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    UPDATE: All Snow Make-up Days In Effect

    Due to the four snow days being used this school year, Pearl River Schools will now be open on Thursday, March 29th, Thursday, May 24th, Friday, May 25th, and Tuesday, May 29th.   Please note these changes as you plan your vacation schedules.

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Board Of Education

Upcoming BOE Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 PM
District Admin Building

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    Ten Student Athletes Recognized at Senior Signing Day

    Ten PRHS seniors were honored by their coaches at a Senior Signing Day ceremony attended by families and friends. Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their commitment to playing a sport at the collegiate level:
    Conor Burke: Track & Field, Fordham University
    Katherine Carstensen: Women’s Soccer, McDaniel College
    Erin Clinton: Women’s Basketball, Union College
    Shane Connell: Men’s Lacrosse, San Diego State University
    Annie Dolan: Women’s Lacrosse, Occidental College
    Brian Flaherty: Track and Field, West Point
    Matthew Gambert: Football, Farleigh Dickinson University
    Annie McCormack: Women’s XC and Track & Field, Dominican College
    Troy Travaglino: Football, Springfield College
    Thomas Wilson: Men’s Track & Field, Stony Brook

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    Pearl River High School Announces 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Congratulations to Pearl River High School's 2018 Valedictorian, Tanner Chiamprasert, and 2018 Salutatorian, Hanna Preston!

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    Pearl River HS Makes List of Best High Schools

    This week, U.S. News and World Report issued their awards and rankings for the best high schools in each state. We are proud to announce that Pearl River High School has earned a silver medal ranking for the 4th year in a row, placing 68th out of 1263 high schools in NYS. Last year, Pearl River High School was ranked #76. Nationally, Pearl River High School ranked #642 out of more than 20,500 high schools across the country. The U.S. News and World Report rankings awards gold, silver or bronze medals based on school performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

    We congratulate the students, faculty, staff and administration on this recognition that validates the great work in our schools! 

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  • O & R STEM Classroom Grants

    The district received notification on Tuesday that faculty and staff were awarded 3 separate O & R STEM classroom grants. Karen Kormussis, Megan Vanden-Bulcke and Karen Eidman at Evans Park received a $1000 grant to purchase items for 3rd and 4th graders to build a model of a “Clean Energy Town” in the MakerSpace. Kim Ulrich and Jessica Kearns, District Instructional Technology Coaches, received a $1000 grant to purchase SPHERO Robots. These robots will be used in the 4th grade to create tours of NYS by coding the robots. Annmarie Lentini, MS ELA teacher, was awarded a $500 grant to purchase 12 sets of gears that will be used by 5th grade students in their PEP STEM class.  Congratulations to all! O&R STEM Classroom Grant recipients will be honored at a reception on Wednesday, June 6th.

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  • Outstanding Innovative Teacher Award

    Congratulations to 5th grade PRMS teacher, Jim Guerci, who was presented with this year’s Outstanding Innovative Teacher Award at the LHRIC TELL Awards, Celebration of Teaching and Learning.  Mr. Guerci, and students attended the awards ceremony and all day celebration sponsored by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Technology Leadership Institute where they shared how technology is infused in their classroom.
    Tell Awards Class Presentation

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  • Evans Park PTA PARP Play

    Evans Park PTA held an outstanding PARP play performance of Traveling Through Time with Books, written and directed by Tom Price, Evans Park art teacher. Thank you to all of the parents who were involved with this production. It was truly a treat for the students and staff. You can see the performance on our YouTube channel, or click on the following  link: https://youtu.be/DZOvJzij784

     

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  • PRHS Earns 11 Medals at Science Olympiad

    Thirty students travelled to SUNY Ulster for the Mid-Hudson Regional Science Olympiad Competition earlier this month. Pearl River High School entered 2 teams consisting of 15 students each. The following students earned a total of 11 medals: Jimmy Walsh, Tanner Chiamprasert, Pat Sammon, Katie Shields, James Gilbert, Ganapathi Bhandaru and Katie Bertussi. Congratulations to all the students who participated and advisors, Eileen McCaffrey, Kara Afanasewicz and Brenda King.

      

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  • High School Highlights

    Skyler McGee, PRHS senior and student representative to the Board of Education, provided the Board with an expanded presentation of High School highlights at the January 23rd BOE meeting. Thank you, Skyler for all of the terrific news! January 23rd PRHS Highlights

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  • PRHS Orchestra Students Perform at Several Music Festivals

    Several of our orchestra students have been selected to participate in prestigious regional and state music festivals sponsored by the NYS School Music Association. Congratulations to the following students: Andrew Zhao will be performing in the String Orchestra this weekend at the All-State Music Festival in Rochester, NY. Rachel Ding and Gigi Lam performed in the Symphonic Orchestra at the Area-All State Music Festival two weeks ago. In January, the following orchestra students will be performing at the Senior All-County Music Festival: Ashley Song, Andrew Zhao, Gigi Lam, Rachel Ding, Emily Dennis, Colleen Shortell and William Klein. In February, James Hughes, Sinead Gilmartin, Megan Cahill, and Abigail Zhao will be performing at the Junior All-County Music Festival. Congratulations to all of these orchestra students!

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  • Outstanding Gold and Blue Team WordWright Competitors

    Several students representing Pearl River High School recently won high honors in this year’s first meet of the WordWright Challenge, a competition for American high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.

    In the year’s first meet held in October, junior Kelly Buchan was one of only 14 eleventh graders in the entire country to earn a perfect score.  At the same time, sophomores Lily Hill and Marguerite McAree place among the 145 highest-scoring tenth graders and juniors Gig Lam and Colleen Shortell among the 109 highest-scoring eleventh graders nationwide.  More than 65,000 high school students from 48 states entered the meet.

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  • National Honor Society

    Pearl River High School held their National Honor Society induction ceremony on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. A total of 52 students were proudly inducted into the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  Members must achieve and maintain a cumulative unweighted average of 90% or above, demonstrate exemplary standards of character and leadership, and perform outstanding service to their school and community. Congratulations to all!  Photos

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  • National Letter of Intent Signing Day

    Three Pearl River High School seniors, Michael Daly, Sean Flaherty, and Matt Politis signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, November 8th at a ceremony that included very proud parents, friends, and staff.  Michael Daly will be joining the Division 1 Pennsylvania State University swim team. Sean Flaherty will be playing baseball at Division 1 Hofstra University and Matt Politis will be running cross country and track & field at Division 1 Duke University.

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  • Lady Pirates Soccer Team Crowned NYS Champions

    Monday, November 13, 2017 - The Pearl River Lady Pirates soccer team was crowned NYS Champions this weekend in Cortland, NY.  The Lady Pirates defeated Section III, Jamesville-Dewitt, in the NYS semifinal game on Saturday.  On Sunday, in the Class A NYS finals, Pearl River played Section V, Spencerport (who was ranked #6 in the country by USA Today) to a 2-2 draw through four overtime periods at Cortland High School to earn co-state champion honors.  Athletic Director Todd Santabarbara arranged for the team to be escorted back into town by the Orangetown Police Department and the Pearl River Fire Department.  The team arrived home to Pearl River High School last evening to a parking lot full of family members, friends, and Pirate fans.

    Congratulations to Coach Tim Peabody, Coach Lyn Istorico, and the Pearl River Lady Pirates soccer team as this is the first ever NYS title in program history.

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