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    New School Calendar

    The Board of Education approved a revised 2017-2018 school calendar.  It can be found under Quick Links on your school home page.

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    PCHS Marching Band Christmas Tree Sale is 12/2 and 12/3, from 10-4 on the PCHS Tennis Courts

    One Weekend Only!  December 2 and 3.   Support the Marching Band and buy your Christmas Tree at the band's annual sale.   The sale is located at the PCHS Tennis Courts (corner of Neuton Ave and Wesley Ave).  Local delivery available for a nominal fee.   All proceeds benefit the Port Chester High School Marching Band.

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    Professional Development Team from Edison School to Receive Prestigious National Award

    Three teachers from Thomas A. Edison School – Barbara Terracciano, Kelly Brucale and Amy Simmons – along with two educators from Manhattanville College – Dr. JoAnne Ferrara and Dr. Dee Gomez – will be the recipients of the 2018 Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award.  This prestigious award is given annually by the Professional Development School Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  The educators will be honored at the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting in New York City in mid-April.

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Proposed 2017-2018 Budget Within Tax Levy Cap - Tax Levy Increase Held to 0.77%

The Board of Education adopted a budget on April 20 that fulfills its pledge to remain under the tax levy cap while using additional aid from the state to address urgent district needs and retain vital academic programs introduced in the past few years.

The proposed $96,074,468 budget for the 2017-2018 school year allocates funds to mandated IDEA programs and capital investments at the middle school and high school.  It also addresses academic needs arising from increased enrollment at the high school.

New in the 2017-2018 Budget

  • Replacement of the three PCMS pedestrian "bridges"
  • PCHS auditorium projection and sound systems
  • Band uniforms to replace 15-year-old inventory
  • Staff to accommodate enrollment
  • Staff to meet compliance mandates

Programs Extended in the 2017-2018 Budget

  • International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement PCHS programs expanded
  • King Street School bilingual program expands one grade
  • District-wide bilingual program administrator

 

Success for Every Student is More than a Slogan

Excellence

¨ PCHS is one of only 4 Westchester high schools to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. This year, 18 students meet the rigorous requirements to be IB Diploma candidates

¨ PCHS Advanced Placement (AP) students beat NYS and global averages for 9 straight years in percent of students scoring 3 or higher

¨ Rigorous academic programs challenge students in all grades

¨ Two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (PCMS and JFK);  PCHS is among the top 2.4% of high schools nationally according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report analysis

¨ Character education in every school. Our students are  active volunteers in the community and perform hundreds of hours of community service

¨ Thriving K-12 cultural arts program includes art, theater and music

Innovation

¨ Partnerships with area corporations, arts organizations, and colleges bring innovative programs into classrooms and professional development to our teachers

¨ Our teachers are leaders in creating the NY State K-12 curriculum

¨ Recognized national leader in Community Schooling

Improvement

¨ 95% of PCHS graduates head to college, with the majority going to 4-year colleges

¨ After school programs and enrichment are offered to   elementary and middle school students

¨ Pre-Kindergarten was introduced in 2016;  275 children attend this year