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Port Chester Middle School

Address: 113 Bowman Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573
Main Office: 914‑934‑7930
Fax: 914‑934‑7886
Co-Principal: Patrick Swift
Bryant Romano
Asst. Principal: Kristin Pascuzzi
Asst. Principal:
Christine Rascona


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Welcome! A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence serving about 1,000 students in grades 6-8, we offer a solid educational and nurturing environment in which learning and the personal growth of each student are given the highest priority. Our students can take advantage of a range of academic experiences including foreign language instruction, physical sciences taught in our unique Planetarium, hands-on experimental science courses in our state-of-the-art science labs, and accelerated English, math and science strands for gifted students. Our rigorous curriculum is supplemented with living history days, school trips to theaters, historic sites and visits to cities such as Washington, DC. We also hold an exchange program with a middle school near Madrid, Spain.

Character education plays a significant role in our school. Our students and faculty have given much time and resources to many successful community service projects.

Finally, most of our students are active in extra-curricular activities, including band and orchestra, drama, choral groups, sports teams, yearbook, school newspaper and other clubs and groups.


School Updates

Class of 2028 Orientation

We are excited to invite 8th grade families, students, parents and guardians, to an evening of exploration and information aimed at easing the transition from Middle School to High School. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on February 28th at your convenience, members of the class of 2028 and their families are welcome to come to Port Chester High School and tour the building. 

While admiring the historic hallways of PCHS, families will be able to enjoy various musical performances and artwork done by current PCHS students and explore the various electives and clubs that will be available to next year's ninth graders by visiting a fair in the new gymnasium. Additionally, families will be able to meet various advisors and counselors, and tour the building with student volunteers. 

Then at 6:00 p.m., all are invited to the Port Chester High School Auditorium for a presentation of the mission and vision of Port Chester High School and general information about what to expect as a high school student. The presentation will conclude with an opportunity to ask high school administration questions about the high school and transitioning from the middle school. 

We look forward to seeing all of our incoming Ramily on February 28th. Please note that this date is different from what is on the calendar mailed home over the summer. 

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School News

Letter Exchange Enhances PCMS Students’ Language Skills

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In a heartwarming language learning exercise, Port Chester Middle School students exchanged handwritten letters with students from France, Belgium and Quebec. Under the guidance of their French teacher Rebecca Peters, the collaboration expanded the students’ vocabulary and language skills, and fostered connections that broadened their horizons.

“The students, through reading letters composed in the language they are learning, discover new words and phrases that go beyond the confines of classroom lessons,” Peters said. “This organic and immersive approach to language acquisition adds depth to their understanding and helps bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.”

Peters challenged her students to incorporate cursive writing in their letters to their French counterparts. Armed with fountain pens and a newfound appreciation for the elegance of cursive, they were not only capable of reading their pen pals’ letters but also embraced the joy of adding a personal touch to their letters by creating their own signatures in cursive.

“Through this cross-cultural exchange, Port Chester Middle School students are not just learning a new language; they are building connections, breaking down barriers, and cultivating a global perspective,” Peters said. “The power of pen and paper, coupled with the artistry of cursive writing, has transformed a simple exchange of letters into a transformative educational experience that goes beyond the confines of traditional language learning.”

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Date Added: 2/29/2024

Talented Port Chester Students to Perform at All-County Festivals

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Sixteen students from the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District have been selected to perform with All-County music ensembles by the Westchester County School Music Association for its 2024 festival concerts in March.

“Being selected to perform in Westchester’s All-County Music Festivals is a momentous musical honor,” Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh said. “Students go through a rigorous selection process. Our students competed against the best music students in Westchester County. We are very proud of our students and their hard work.”

John F. Kennedy Elementary School fifth graders Valentina Tiu and Sarah Salcedo, Thomas Edison Elementary School fifth graders Michael Calle and Gabriella Diaz, King Street Elementary School fifth graders Emma Weinstein and LJ Sherwood, Park Avenue Elementary School fifth graders Ethan Horwitz and Jacob Perez, and Port Chester Middle School sixth graders Olivia Klauck and Isabella Sanchez, seventh grader Scarlet Virella and eighth graders Melquisedec Gonzalez and Annalise Gouedy have been selected to perform with the All-County choir.

Port Chester Middle School eighth graders Laila Builes and Ryann Onofrio-Franceschini have been selected to perform with the Intermediate All-County band, and Port Chester High School junior Camilo Mamani has been selected to perform with the All-County Jazz band.

The All-County Band concert will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 5 p.m. at New Rochelle High School. The All-County Chorus concert will take place on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at New Rochelle High School. The All-County Jazz concert will take place on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Hammocks Middle School.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

PCMS Students Embrace French Culture Through Creativity

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Port Chester Middle School students in Rebecca Peters’ French classes embarked on a creative journey to discover the rich traditions of the Francophone holiday season. They recreated their own versions of a delectable yule log cake, deeply rooted holiday traditions in the French-speaking parts of Europe and Canada.

The iconic Bûche de Noël, with its symbolic representation of a yule log, became a canvas for the students to express their creativity. Under the guidance of their enthusiastic French teacher, the students immersed themselves in the art of patisserie, where each element of the cake carried a tale of French influence, sparking curiosity and camaraderie among the students.

“Beyond the culinary delights, the activity served as a cultural bridge, connecting language learning with the tangible expressions of Francophone heritage,” Peters said. “Ultimately, this cultural classroom experience transcended the boundaries of language acquisition, leaving the students with more than just a delicious dessert. This experience gifted them a slice of Francophone culture, fostering a deeper understanding and connection to the diverse traditions that make the French-speaking world a vibrant tapestry of celebration and heritage.”

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Date Added: 1/3/2024


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