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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Water Testing in Our Schools

In accordance with state legislation, the District has tested drinking water in our schools for lead.  We partnered with our local health department and the licensed environmental firm Warren and Panzer Engineers in testing every water fixture in the district.  The final lab report can be found at the right.

We are committed to ensuring that the drinking water in our schools is safe and believe in water testing as a means to be proactive in addressing this concern.  Rest assured that we have been and continue to do more than is required.  We began voluntary water testing in 2011 and then implemented all recommended testing and remediation procedures determined by our environment firm.  The most common remediation measure was the installation of water filters, which you can see on some water fountains.  Flushing a particular faucet for a specific period of time daily is another approved remediation procedure.  

Even though some fixtures tested before September 6, 2016 could be exempted from testing with a waiver, we chose to test every fixture in Fall 2016.  While the new regulations required only that we test "first draw samples", which involves testing a fixture that has not been in use for 8-18 hours, as an extra precaution we tested both "first draw samples" and "second draw samples" that are taken 30 seconds after the first draw.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your family, please review these guidelines from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC).

Water Testing Results