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    Superintendent's Letter - NYS Gr. 3-8 Assessments 3-15

    Please click on the following link for a letter from Marco Pochintesta, Superintendent of Schools, regarding the New York State assessments for grade 3 through 8.
    NYS Gr.3-8 Assessments

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    School Budget & BOE Elections 2019-20

    The School Budget and Board of Education Elections vote will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Pearl River High School Pirate Cove from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.  Please click the following link for more information:  2019-20 School Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections

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    Deja Vu Senior Citizen Prom

    Our 27th annual Deja Vu Prom, an afternoon of dance, food and fun for senior citizens residing in Pearl River School District, will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Registration is absolutely required!  Please click the following link for the registration form.  Please complete and submit by Friday, March 29th!   Deja Vu Senior Citizen Prom Registration

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    Grade Configuration Study

    The Pearl River School District is currently conducting a Grade Configuration Study. Information regarding  the study can be found on the Curriculum,  Instruction and Assessment Department tab or click on the following link: Grade Configuration Study Page

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    Superintendent's Letter - "Momo Challenge" 2-28-19

    Please click on the following link for a letter from Superintendent of Schools Marco Pochintesta regarding the "Momo Challenge" video.  "Momo Challenge" Video 

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    April 17th & 18th - Snow Make-up Days #1 & #2

    Due to the snow days used Friday, November 16th and Tuesday, February 12th, Pearl River Schools will now be in session on Wednesday, April 17th and Thursday, April 18th.   Please note these changes as you plan your vacation schedules.

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Board Of Education

Upcoming BOE Meeting

 Tuesday, March 26, 2019
at 7:00 PM
District Administration Bldg

For Agenda: Board Docs

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    Athletic News 3-12-19

    WINTER SPORTS
    Girls' Varsity Bowling:  Our girls team competed in the NYS Tournament held in Syracuse, NY.  They were seeded 8th and that is exactly where they finished.  In addition, Alexys Warner took home a medal for third-place high game and the Section Sportsmanship Award.

    SPRING SPORTS
    JV and Varsity try-outs are in full swing. There is a great deal of enthusiasm among the coaches and athletes as they look forward to the weather improving and moving onto the fields.  Participation is up for our teams.

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    Girl's Learn International Club - Self-Defense Class

    On Thursday, March 7th, PRHS’s Girl’s Learn International Club, with advisor Bonnie Caul, sponsored a self-defense night in the Pirate’s Cove.  35 girls in grades 6 - 12  participated. It was a very fun and informative evening.  A special thank you to the staff of Tiger Schulman of Nanuet who volunteered their time.  

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    Academic Honor Societies Induction Ceremony

    Pearl River High School held their National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa (Social Studies) Honor Society, NYS Science Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) Honor Society induction ceremony this week. A total of 119 students were inducted into one or more of these Honor Societies. PRHS English teacher, Mrs. Eileen Shepard, and the student officers from each of the academic societies, served as emcees for the event. Thank you to advisors, Mrs. Shepard, Ms. Finnican, Ms. King and Ms. Solicito for organizing the event.

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    Senior Signing Day

    PRHS Seniors who have committed to continuing playing sports at the collegiate level were honored at a signing ceremony yesterday in Pirate Cove. Interim Athletic Director, Stewart Hanson, emcee, Damon O'Keefe, and numerous coaches proudly spoke about the 14 students who were recognized in front of their families, friends, faculty, staff and administration. Congratulations to all! Click on the following link to view more photos from the event : Senior Signing Day 2019

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    Athletic News - 2/26/19

    Boys' Boys Basketball - Our Boys had beaten Pelham at home in the first round of the Section 1 Tournament.  However, they faced Poughkeepsie away in the next round and lost while putting forth a terrific effort.   They have a young team and with a very successful JV and Freshman team, we are sure great success is in our future.

    Girls' Basketball - The Lady Pirates beat JJCR on the road stunning the higher seed.  They move on to the Semi-finals at the Westchester County Center.  They will face the number 1 seed, Tappan Zee HS at 4:45 PM on Tuesday Feb. 26th

    Varsity Bowling - Varsity girls are preparing and practicing for state competition.

    Cheer - We are so pleased with the hard work and dedication of our team which certainly resulted in a very successful season: (4) 1st Place wins; (1) 2nd Place trophy; Section 1 Runner-up.
    - Nine athletes selected to the All-League team: Gianna Nicastro; Samantha Gambert; Olivia Piscani; Angelina Guglielmo; Emma Rinaldi; Anna Hardy; Aliana Koljenovic; Olivia Turilli; Molly Devaney
    - Three athletes selected to the All-Section Team: Samantha Gambert; Olivia Piscani; Anna Hardy

    Girls' Winter Track - Ciara Durcan placed 1st at the State Qualifier meet in the 1500m Racewalk. She will be competing this Saturday at the NY States, going into this race as the #1 seed.  Our 4x800m relay of Niamh Durcan, Allie Ritchie, Catie Horan and Una Boylan have qualified to compete at the New Balance Indoor Nationals Meet, while Anna Ginnane will also be competing in the Jr. High Mile and Ciara Durcan in the 1600m Racewalk. The National Meet will take place later in March.

    Boys' Winter Track - Nick Malfitano and Will Mattei qualified for the New York State Meet to be held this Saturday, March 2nd.  Will threw the shot put a distance of 26 feet 4 inches to finish 2nd at the qualifier and Nick jumped a career best of 21’ 5.75 in the long jump.  Notably, this was the best jump of anyone from section 1 and the third best jump in Pearl River history.   Furthermore, the 4x800 meter relay team of Nick Malfitano, Brian Mahoney, Cliff Carty, and Patrick McCann all qualified for the New Balance Indoor Nationals.  The boys ran a time of 8:01.73 which is the third fastest performance for New York State this year, and the second fastest in Pearl River school history.

    Wrestling - Pearl River Wrestling 2019 Section Champions!!!  Pearl River Wrestling finished off the season with a 12-5 record.  Winning the league and also winning the Section One Division 2 Wrestling Championships. Matt Shaw, Dylan Urban and Jack Chesman all qualified for the State tournament. While no PRHS Wrestler was successful beyond the Section 1 Tournament, the season was more successful than anticipated. Good luck to all our senior wrestlers and we wish you a successful future.

    Ice Hockey – The PR Hockey Team lost to JJCR in the tournament, they had a more successful season in recent memory. The Pearl River Ice Hockey team ended with a 10-8-2 regular season record. They were 6-1-1 in league play and came in 2nd place in their league. The team only had 3 seniors on the team, and will return 24 players next year. A very successful season for such a young team. 

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    PRHS WordWright Challenge

    A team of students representing Pearl River High School won high honors in this year’s second WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students. Participating with 693 school teams from all across the country, the Pearl River High School’s AP English Literature/English 11 Class tied for twelfth place in the nation amongst all teams competing at this grade level. The students answered challenging questions about two poems: William Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Anthony Hecht's "Sarabande on Attaining the Age of 77." 

    Pearl River students who achieved outstanding individual results in the meet included freshman Alexander Cacas; sophomore Kaileigh O’Sullivan; and juniors Karsem Chiamprasert, Rachel Ding, Marguerite McAree and Victoria Pahl. 

    Congratulations to the Blue and Gold WordWright teams for these great results!!

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    International Night and Empty Bowls Project

    PRHS held their annual International Night and Empty Bowls project last week. It was a terrific turnout. Money raised at this event will benefit the California Fire Foundation and the proceeds from the Empty Bowls project will be donated to local food pantries. Thank you to International Club advisor, Beth Kurzawa, and PRHS art teacher, Andrea Della Cava, for organizing the event. We especially thank all of the families, staff, and community members who came out to enjoy a delicious meal or purchased a handmade bowl.

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    National Girls and Women in Sports Day

    Yesterday evening, we celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day by honoring the members of the girls’ basketball team and presenting The Lauren Buonocore National Girls & Women in Sports Day Award to PRHS teacher and coach, Eileen McCaffrey, for her example and dedication to the Girls Swimming and Golf teams. Congratulations, Mrs. McCaffrey!

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    8 PRHS Awarded RCC Hispanic Heritage Award

     8 PRHS students were recognized by the Board of Education and administration for receiving the Rockland Community College Hispanic Heritage Awards which recognizes students of Hispanic descent for their outstanding academic accomplishments. Congratulations to Catalina Cheung, Johnathan Conway, Sara Daly, Gabriella Franzese, Catherine Funes, Michael Gaglio, James Hughes, and Olivia Tricano!

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    Excellent Performances of The Tempest

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year's PRHS fall drama production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Remarkable performances and a beautiful set  made for a memorable weekend! Thank you to Director, Thomas Hoetzl, Assistant Director, Beth Carter, Set Construction and Stage Crew Supervisor, Jean Beckerle, and everyone involved with the show! Click on the following link for pictures from the show: The Tempest

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    PRHS Class of 1958 Alumni Visit

    Alumni from Pearl River High School’s Class of 1958 visited Mr. Houston’s 8th grade social studies class today to share what student life was like in the 1950’s. While many things may have changed, Pirate Pride has not!

     

     

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