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    Snow Make-up Day #1 Cancelled - Wednesday, May 27th

    Due to the weather closing on Monday, December 2nd, schools will now be in session for our first Snow Make-up Day on Thursday, May 27th.  Please mark your calendars for planning vacations, etc.  Thank you.

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    Superintendent's Letter - American Education Week

    Please click on the following letter from Marco Pochintesta, Superintendent of Schools, regarding American Education Week:
    Superintendent's Letter re: American Education Week

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Board Of Education

Upcoming BOE Meeting

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
7:00 PM
District Administration Bldg.

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Highlights from Our Schools

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    Rockland's 2019 All-County Football Team

    The Journal News has named Junior Hodson Cherestal and Senior Logan Flaherty to Rockland County's 2019 All-County Football, First-Team Defense.  Click on the following link to review the article that includes Pearl River High School Second-Team and Honorable Mention players!  Congratulations gentlemen!  https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/varsity-insider/2019/12/12/rockland-all-county-football-team/4388507002/

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    Athletic News 12/10/19

    • Varsity Boys Soccer player Brian Coughlan was selected as the Lohud Rockland Soccer Player of the Year.  Brian was also selected to the All State team for Class A.
    • Varsity Girls Soccer player Kate McNally was selected first team All State Class A.
    • All of the Varsity Fall sports teams were recognized by NY State as Scholar Athlete teams with an average of 90 or above.
    • On Friday December 13th at 3:00pm in Pirates Cove, there will be a signing day ceremony for three Pearl River athletes who have committed to play Division One or Division Two next year in college. Soccer players Kate McNally (Iona) and Samantha Roberts (Marist), along with field hockey player Maddie McGee (Stonehill) will be honored.
    • The Varsity Ice Hockey team is currently undefeated with 3 wins over Tappan Zee/Nyack, Carmel, and Eastcher/Tuckahoe/Bronxville. The team will have two games at home this coming weekend.  On Saturday at 9:00 p.m., they host New Rochelle and on Sunday evening they will host the Rivertowns at 6:20pm. Both games are at Sportorama.
    • The Varsity Wrestling team competed in the NY State Dual Meet Qualifier last week.  The team defeated Woodlands and Ardsley in the out-bracket to advance to the next round where they were eliminated by Putnam Valley 45-42.
    • Pearl River will be hosting three holiday events during the month of December. First the Girls Basketball team will be hosting their Holiday Tournament on December 12th and 13th. The team will take on Nyack in the first round on December 12th at JV at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity at 7:00 p.m. The consolation game and finals will be held on the 13th at 5:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. The Winter Track & Field teams will host the Pearl River Holiday Festival on Friday December 27th at Rockland Community College. The event will run all day and conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Varsity Wrestling team will host the O’Connell Wrestling Tournament on Saturday December 28th beginning around 10:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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    Athletic News - 11/12/19

    • The Girls' Soccer was crowned Class A Sectional Champions with a 3-0 win over Somers on Sunday Nov. 3rd. The team then won both the Regional semi-final game over Vestal and the regional final over Minisink Valley to earn a trip to the State Final Four. The team will play Spencerport on Saturday Nov. 16th at 12:30 at SUNY Cortland in the State Semi-Final.
    • The Girls' Cross Country team won the Section One Class B Championship this past Saturday. Maddy Moroney, 8th grader, won the race and Una Boylan took second. The team will travel to the State Championships this Saturday in Plattsburgh. The girls race will be run at 11:30am
    • The Boys' Cross Country team won the Section One Class B Championship this past Saturday. Oisin Selby, won the race, as the team captured their third straight title and 4th in the last 5 years. The team will travel to the State Championships this Saturday in Plattsburgh. The boys race will be at 9:30.
    • The Boys' Soccer team won their first two games of the Sectional tournament defeating Peekskill and Beacon. The team then lost to Somers in the semifinals 4-2.
    • The Varsity Football team  won their first round Class B Sectional game 33-0 over Pleasantville and then lost in the semi-finals to Byram Hills. The team finished up their year with a 28-14 win over Tappan Zee in the Orange Bowl last Thursday. 
    • The Girls' Volleyball team won their first round Class B Sectional tournament game over Albertus Magnus 3-1 before losing to Nanuet 3-2 in the quarterfinals.
    • The Field Hockey team defeated Hendrick Hudson in the first round of Sectional playoffs 4-1 before losing a heartbreak to Pelham 2-1 in double OT in the quarterfinals.

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    Athletic News - 10/22/19 Sectional Update

    • The Boys' Soccer team is seeded #2 in Class A Sectional Tournament. The team will host the winner of Peekskill/Yonkers in the first round on Thursday night Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 14-1-1 record. 
    • The Girls' Soccer team is seeded #2 in Class A Sectional Tournament. The team will host the winner of Yorktown/Saunders in the first round on Friday night Oct. 25th at 6:00 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 12-1-3.
    • The Varsity Football team is seeded #3 in the Class B Sectional Tournament and will host #6 seed Pleasantville in the quarterfinals on Saturday Oct. 26th at 12 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a 4-3 record.  
    • The Girls' Volleyball team is seeded #4 in the Class B Sectional tournament and will host  #13 seed Albertus Magnus in the first round on Friday Oct. 25th at 4:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 11-8.
    • The Field Hockey team is seeded #6 in Class B Sectional Tournament. The team will host #11 seed Hendrick Hudson in the first round on Thursday Oct. 24th at 4:30 p.m. The team finished the regular season with a record of 7-4-5.
    • The Girls' Cross Country team won the Section One Coaches Invitational while the Boys' Cross County Team finished in 11th place this past weekend.  Both teams will be competing in the Rockland County Championships which will be held on Tuesday Oct. 29th at Bear Mountain State Park. The girls continue to hold on to their #2 ranking in NY State Class B while the boys are ranked #12. 
    • The Girls' Swim team will be competing in the League Championships on Saturday Oct. 26th at Yonkers Montessori Academy with a start time of 8:30 a.m.

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    Athletic News - 10/8/19

    • Boys' Soccer is currently ranked #9 in Class A in NY State.  They currently have a 11-1 record. The team has won their last 4 games. The team plays Nanuet today and then hosts Tappan Zee on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.
    • Girls' Soccer is currently ranked #11 in Class A in NY State and has had 4 wins and 2 ties in their last 6 games. The team will host John Jay Cross River tonight at 6:30 p.m. and then Nanuet on Thursday at 4:45 p.m.  The team is 7-1-2 on the season.
    • Field Hockey has had 1 win, 1 loss and 2 ties in their last 4 games. The team will host Edgemont today and then travel to Clarkstown North on Thursday. The team will have its Senior Day game on Saturday vs Byram Hills at 11 a.m.
    • Girls' Volleyball has won 3 straight contests, including two 5 set thrillers over Clarkstown South and Suffern. The team is now 6-6 on the season and will travel to Harrison today.  Senior Day will be next Tuesday at home vs Nanuet.
    • The Girls' Tennis team has had a strong season, going 9-3 in their matches and is in second place in their league in Conference II. The team hosted the Pearl River tournament last week and did well, winning 3rd doubles and finishing second in 2nd singles and 2nd doubles.
    • The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams both captured the league championships last Friday at Bear Mountain. The Boys' team also won their group at the Gressler Invitational while the Girls' team captured the championship at the Florida Runners Invitational. The teams will compete in the Manhattan Invitational this Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. The Girls' team is currently ranked #2 in NY State Class B, while the Boys' team is ranked #8.
    • The Varsity Girls' Swimming got back in the win column last Friday with an 89-72 win over Peekskill. The team will take on Nyack at Rockland Community College on Thursday in their senior day meet. 
    • The Varsity Football is now 3-2 on the season and defeated Dobbs Ferry and Albertus Magnus the last two weeks by the combined score of 87-0. The team will host their first night game in the new stadium this Friday night as they take on Pleasantville on Senior Night at 7:00 p.m.
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    Athletic News - 9/24/19

    • The Boys' Soccer team continues to roll. They currently have a 7-1 record and had their first night contest on the home field last night, coming up with a 4-1 win over league rival Nanuet. The team will play at Boulder Stadium vs Spring Valley on Saturday at 2:00pm.
    • Girls' Soccer has captured wins in their last three games raising their record to 4-1 on the season. The team had a big win over Albertus Magnus, the top ranked team in the Section. The team has three games this week that culminates with a 7pm game at Tappan Zee HS.
    • Field Hockey picked up their first win of the season yesterday with a 2-0 win over Sleepy Hollow. Today, the team will hold their second Annual food drive for St. Aedans where all fans attending are asked to bring canned food for donation.
    • Girls Volleyball played a thrilling five-game match vs Byram Hills last week but came up a little short in the 5th game. The team has two league matches this week vs Nanuet and Clarkstown South. 
    • The Girls' Tennis team has had a strong start with a 5-3 record so far. The team will be hosting the Rockland Tennis tournament this Friday and Saturday at both the high school tennis courts as well as the courts at Cherry Brook.
    • The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams continue their their dual meet schedule with a dual meet at Nanuet on Sept. 24th. The girls team took home championships in the Freshman, JV and Varsity races at the Briarwood Invitational in Pennsylvania on Sept. 17th. The team will travel to Florida on Sept 26th to compete in the Florida Runners Invitational.  The Boys' placed 3rd in the varsity race at the Suffern Invitational out of 20 teams and the JV was 3rd out of 16 teams.
    • The Varsity Football team will be playing three Friday night games the next three weeks: Sept.  27th at Dobbs Ferry; Oct. 4th at Albertus Magnus; and home on Oct. 11th vs Pleasantville. 

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    Athletic News - 9/10/19

    The Pirates fall season is underway. The varsity and JV teams began their pre-season workouts on August 19th. The modified teams got started with a meeting of all athletes and coaches in the HS cafeteria on the first day of school followed by practices and tryouts on the second day of school. We had approximately 410 varsity and JV athletes and 250 modified athletes sign up for teams this season.

    Fall 2019 Varsity Teams results as of 9/10

    • Boys soccer- The team is off to a fast start winning their first four games. Victories over Bronxville (in the Rockland vs Westchester Challenge at Lakeland), Yorktown, North Rockland, and Albertus Magnus have been done with timely scoring and great defense. The Pirates have outscored their opponents 8-1 allowing only 1 goal in 4 games. Next up will be a home game vs Keio on Wednesday Sept. 11 at 4:30.
    • Girls soccer has only had two games to date and are currently 1-1 on the season. The team opened the season with an 8-0 win over Yonkers and then dropped a hard fought game to a strong Rye team 2-1. The team will be back in action on Tuesday Sept. 9th  at Beacon HS and then host rival Albertus Magnus on Sept. 18th.
    • Field Hockey opened their season with a tough loss to Suffern but then bounced back with a 3-3 tie vs John Jay Cross River. The team will take on two perennial powers this week starting with a trip to Somers on Tuesday Sept. 10th and then returning home to face Lakeland on Thursday Sept. 12th.  
    • Girls Volleyball is off to a strong start winning 2 of their first three matches. After a thrilling 5 set loss to Clarkstown North in the opening match, the team swept Lincoln 3-0 and then defeated Rye 3-1. The team will host Saunders on Tuesday Sept 10th and then travel to Section One powerhouse Hendrick Hudson on Friday Sept. 13th.
    • The girls tennis team has had two matches so far and have come up on the short end of the 4-3 score. They will look to rebound with three more matches this coming week. The team hosts Nanuet on Tuesday Sept. 10th and Clarkstown South on Thursday Sept 12th before travelling to Albertus Magnus on Friday Sept 13th.
    • Girls swimming had their first ever home swim meet at Nauraushaun Swim Club this past Saturday. The team was excited to host this outdoor meet and the team made the home meet even more memorable with a 92-75 win over Brewster. The team is next in action on Tuesday Sept. 10th travelling to Yonkers.
    • The boys and girls cross country teams will open up their dual meet with a meet at Sleepy Hollow on Tuesday Sept 10th. The teams then will head off to invitationals on Saturday Sept 14th with the boys competing in both the Warwick Wave Mania Meet as well as the Return to the Mountain Invitational in NJ. The girls team will be on the road on Saturday Sept 14th at the Briarwood Invitational in Philadelphia.
    • The varsity football, hosting their first game in over a year, defeated Westlake 7-0. The team competing in Class B this year got off to a quick start in the game with a 35 yard TD pass from QB Matt Daly to WR Matt Vilaboy. The defense then held on, sealing the victory and shutout with an interception by Anthony Sassano in the final minute. The team will travel to Ardsley for their next game on Sept. 14th.

    News and Notes

    • Congratulations to Pearl River staff member and long time varsity girls soccer coach Tim Peabody who was inducted into the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday Sept. 7th. Tim had a career record of 393-126-41 and led Pearl River to their first State title ever in 2017.
    • Congratulations to former Pearl River softball player Katie O’Flynn on being elected into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. Katie was a 3 time All State Selection and first team All State twice to go along with being a 5 time All Section selection. Katie pitched Pearl River to the Class A State title her junior year with an 18-3 record and 0.85 era.

    Homecoming

    • The Homecoming pep rally and bonfire is scheduled for Friday night Sept 20th. The night will kick off with dinner for all the varsity and JV fall athletes in the cafeteria at 6:30 followed by the Pep Rally under the lights on the stadium field. The bonfire will conclude the festivities. The Homecoming football game will be Saturday Sept. 21st at 1:30 vs Byram Hills. The Homecoming dance will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday Sept 21st for all 9th- 12th graders. 

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