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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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    2019-20 District Calendar Approved

    The Board of Education approved the 2019-20 District Calendar at their March 26th meeting. The first Superintendent's Conference Day is scheduledfor Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  

    The Pearl River School District calendar is based on 184 school days: 181 days of pupil instruction plus 3 Superintendent's Conference Days. In anticipation of emergency closings, we designate potential vacation days as snow make-up days. Given the likelihood of snow days, everyone is respectfully reminded that irreversible vacation plans should not be made
    for the following:  

    2019-20 Snow Make-up Days
    Day 1 - May 27, 2020
    Day 2 - May 21, 2020
    Day 3 - May 26, 2020
    Day 4 - May 22, 2020

    As a result of the Regents examination schedule, the last day of school will be Friday, June 26, 2020.  

    Please click the following link to view the one-page calendar for the 2019-20 school year:  2019-20 District Calendar

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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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Board Of Education

Upcoming BOE Meeting

 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
at 7:00 PM
District Administration Bldg

For Agenda: Board Docs

School Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections
May 21, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Pearl River High School's Pirate Cove

2019-20 School Budget Vote & BOE Elections Information 

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    27th Annual Déjà Vu Senior Citizen Prom

    The 27th Annual Déjà Vu Senior Citizen Prom took place on Saturday afternoon. Nearly 200 seniors citizens were treated to lunch, dessert and dancing, all made possible by the donations of faculty, staff administration, BOE and PTAs of the Pearl River School District. Thank you to the the employees, students, and Board of Education members who volunteered their time to plan and carry out this amazing event! Please click on the following link for photos: Déjà Vu Photos

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    Youth in Government

    Recently, the Youth & Government club attended the statewide conference in Albany where student legislators Alanah Fitzgerald and Colleen Griffin-Turk presented their bill to require voters to present photo ID at polling stations before voting which not only successfully passed but was chosen out of over 200 bills to be the basis of next year’s conference topic. This was a hard earned achievement and great honor! Pearl River is the only club in three counties that brought Judicial members to the state conference. Teige Beaudry successfully argued his case to a panel of Justices, one of whom was Liam Fitzpatrick. Ciara Timoney and Marissa Anselmi were members of the Press reporting not only on the happenings of the conference, but also created insightful interviews of attendees.

     

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    Athletic News - 4/16/19

    Baseball:  Our Varsity Baseball team is off to a great start, winning 4 out of our first 5 games.  Senior center fielder Brendan Tarsnane has been on fire, leading our team in BA (.722), HR (2), and RBI (12).  On the mound, our pitchers have been solid with an impressive overall team ERA of 2.84.  Senior captain Liam Fitzgerald is now 2-0 after pitching a complete game win over Class AA Clarkstown North.

    Softball: Pearl River Softball is off to a 3-1 start on the season. They beat Harrison on the road 3-0. Timely hitting and solid fielding are winning games for the Lady Pirates.

    Girls' Track & Field: The girls team has won their first two dual meets of the season against Sleepy Hollow and Nanuet (2-0). Our next dual meet will be home on Monday against TZ.  In the Pirate Relays, Maeve Loughran and Erin Dowling won the Frosh/Soph Pole vault. They also competed in Varsity and took 3rd.  Molly McCormack and Wenka Vil took 3rd in the Varisty High Jump.  Allie Ritchie ran a personal best and placed 4th in the 400 Intermediate Hurdles.  We had many relays take 3rd and 4th place as well.  Ciara Durcan racewalked a 14:38 in the 3000m walk. This time qualifies her for Penn Relays and Nationals. It is also currently the fastest time in the United States!

    Boys' Track & Field:  Pirate Relays was a huge success with over 33 teams in attendance and the most beautiful day in our 30 years of running the meet.  During the Relays, the boys team had their oldest school record broken.  The team of Gabe Luczaj, John Conway, and hurdle star Nick Malfitano broke the shuttle hurdle record.  The record had stood since 1977!  The boys team is undefeated in dual meets and travels to North Rockland High school this Thursday for The Red Raider Relays. 

    Boys' Lacrosse:  We have an extremely young team that has beaten one of the top teams in the County (Clarkstown South) and we’ve lost a few close ones due to our young team.  We are 3-4 and hoping to win our next few games to go above .500.

    Girls' Lacrosse:  Our girls lacrosse team is 3-6. They have a young team and look forward to success as the season unfolds. 

    Boys' Golf: Right now we are 0-4, with 3 matches this week.  We have a young team with much room for growth.

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    Students Present at Rockland County High Schools' Local History Conference & March BOE Meeting

    Each year, Rockland County Historical Society organizes a History Day conference around a central theme.  This year’s theme was Immigration.  Students from schools across the county participated by researching and presenting at the conference which was held at St. Thomas Aquinas this year.  Pearl River High School students Annie Arnold, Alanah Fitzgerald, Marguerite McAree, Vickie Pahl, and Kate Pittignano presented to the PRSD Board of Education their History Day presentation: The Impact of Irish Immigration to the Pearl River Community.  Thank you to PRHS social studies teachers, Ms. Finnican and Ms. Fortunato, who served as advisors.     Click the link below to view the presentation:  https://youtu.be/-hN-SrtN4dc

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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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    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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