District Announcements (Please Scroll Through)

  • Band Night is June 6

    BBQ at 5:00 PM, Music starts at 7:00 PM.  50/50 Raffle!

    Rain date - June 7 or 8

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  • Breaking News: PCHS Drama Club Nominated for 3 Metro Awards

    Congratulations to Grace Herbert, Taylor Masi and Elisabeth Montemurro for  being singled our by the Journal News for their outstanding performances in our spring musical "9 to 5!"

    More information about the Metro Awards and the nominees from other lower Hudson Valley high schools can be found at lohud.com 

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  • June 4th - It's the Taste of Port Chester!

    Don't miss this year's A Taste of Port Chester.  June 4, noon to 3:00.  sponsored by Tamarack Tower Foundation. All proceeds go towards our students' education.  See the attached flyer for ticket cost and other information.

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  • New York State Now Offers Tuition-Free Excelsior Scholarships for 2- and 4-year Colleges

    Parents and students can now take advantage of New York's new Excelsior Scholarships -- and a tuition-free college education - if they attend a SUNY or CUNY 2- or 4-year degree program, take 30 credits per year, maintain good academic standing and graduate within 2 or 4 years.

    This program starts immediately and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually beginning in fall 2017.  It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019.  The application is available on June 9.

    Learn more: Fact Sheet.   Website.   Or text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.

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  • Congratulations to the 68 PCHS Students Inducted into National Honor Society

    68 outstanding juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society on May 2.  These students have each achieved a minimum grade average of 85% and have demonstrated character, leadership and service.  See the attached press release for the full list of inductees. 

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  • School Calendar Announcement

    The 2016-2017 has been revised to reflect snow days.  You can download the revised calendar and the one-page 2017-2018 school year calendar below.

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  • Port Chester High School Ranked Among Top 2.4% in Nation

    Port Chester High School earned a Silver Medal in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools Rankings – a ranking awarded to just 2.4 percent of eligible high schools nationally.  According to the publication's data, PCHS ranked 161 among the more than 1500 public high schools in New York State.  Read more about it in the attached document.

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  • Port Chester Summer Softball Camp for Girls going into 5th - 12th Grades

    There are two week-long sessions:  June 26-30 and July 3-7, both from 9:00 AM - Noon, at Port Chester High School Softball Field

    The goal is to coach each athlete to her highest potential.  See the attached document for more details, costs, and an application.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE is June 16.

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  • Add Our Calendars to Your Device

    Here's everything you need to know about adding our school or district calendars to your personal devices

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2017 Port Chester Schools Capital Project - Planning for Tomorrow and Beyond

 logoA Community-Minded Initiative

The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District voter approved a $79.95 million capital project on March 28, 2017. This initiative, developed with the guidance of a community-driven Bond Advisory Committee, will address critical building needs. It’s a forward-thinking plan that will create improved learning spaces to best serve our growing student body. Community members, including those with civic organizations, arts groups, athletic teams and more, will also be welcome to utilize these spaces.

 21st Century Learning Spaces

This capital project will add the space needed to solve the district-wide problem of classrooms functioning at or near capacity – an issue the district was cited for by the Middle States Accreditation Commission. The plan is critical to meet the needs of a student body that is forecasted for continued growth.

Lack of space in our buildings has led to many elementary class sizes that exceed the State Education Department recommendations. Without adequate classrooms at the secondary level, our district is unable to offer the electives and honors level courses available in many surrounding districts. Valuable programs like the school’s International Baccalaureate program, highly regarded by college admissions officers, are also at risk. This initiative is focused on creating 21st century learning spaces with better teacher/student ratios and academic options to meet the needs of every student.

 Planning for Academic Success

Smaller class sizes improve student outcomes by providing more time for teacher instruction. More class offerings lead to more engaged learners, improved graduation rates, and higher college acceptances.

The capital project additionally includes facility upgrades for athletics and the arts.  A new high school gymnasium will increase capacity for instruction, while bringing competition space up to State High School Association standards. This will enable the district to host state tournament and championship games. New full size rehearsal spaces for the award-winning band and choral programs will make space for greater educational programming on the presently overused auditorium stage. 

 All in all, this plan will raise the academic profile of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District across all grades and student abilities.

 A Sensible Investment for the Future

The 2017 capital project is a sound plan to secure funding through borrowing and state aid. The timing is right since interest rates are historically low, and previous debt will be expiring in the near future. This plan will have a long term positive impact and provide annual cost savings by keeping more special education students in district for instruction. In the past decade, our district has undertaken proactive measures to upgrade, but even with these efforts, our schools are inadequate to meet the needs of our students and community. This plan includes new and renovated spaces for 5 out of 6 schools, and will maintain all neighborhood elementary schools. In addition, it will increase curb appeal and create spaces that community groups will be welcome to use.

Better facilities make better districts, which make better communities; better communities increase home values. That is a cycle of value-adding for all of Port Chester. 

Taxpayer Value. A Sound Investment

$79,950,000   The total cost of all additions, renovations and upgrades included in the 2017 Capital Project

$75 annually per $100,000 of property assessment  The 24-year average annual cost to Port Chester taxpayers.   

66% state reimbursement on allowable expenditures  

Watch a Short Video about the Capital Project

 link to video 

Ver un breve video sobre el Proyecto Capital

 Link to video in Spanish