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Kids Running the Show today....

April 27, 2017 - PJHS - Port Jervis High School opened the doors welcomed some younger folks into the offices and classrooms for Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day. This program is far more than just a career day.  Today's visitors got a chance to see what their parent or mentor does during their work day and much more. Kids learned the value of education, what it takes to balance a career and home life, as well as showing them the steps necessary to achieving their goals and success in life.

Raider Seniors Earn Humanities Awards

April 27, 2017 - Middletown, NY - Port Jervis High School Seniors Lili DeGraw and Caitlin May were honored as 2017 Outstanding Scholars in Humanities at an awards breakfast, Thursday, April 27th. This event was hosted by Orange-Ulster BOCES at Kuhl's Highland House.  From left to right: Dana Long, Lili DeGraw, Caitlin May, and Eleanor Hurst.

Port Jervis - Board of Education Board of Education Meeting

April 26, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The next meeting of the Port Jervis City School District Board of Education will be Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 pm.  Meeting to be held in the cafeteria of the high school.  For meeting agenda, attachments, minutes and video, click HERE>

Board of Education Meet the Candidates Night

April 20, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis School District Board of Education - Meet the Candidates Night, Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.  Sponsored by the PTAs of all 4 of our schools.  This forum gives the voters an opportunity to ask questions of the BOE candidates and learn  more about them and their views.  DETAILS HERE>

Ey Named 2017 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year

April 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi had the pleasure to announce that Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Assistant Principal Nicole Ey has been named New York State Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017 by the SAANYS/NAESP. This award showcases the excellence in leadership Mrs. Ey has shown as a valued member of our district. “Nicole Ey is a leader we are proud to call our own. Nicole takes pride in the fact that when she has an idea, she not only puts that idea into motion, but also stands alongside with others to see it through.” Said Bongiovi. A state-wide awards reception and ceremony is planned in the Albany region for early May.  MORE>

Three New Port Jervis Grads

March 24, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District Board of Education recognized three recent graduates at the March 21st meeting. Samantha Lane and Courtney Long earned their Port Jervis High School diplomas this past January. Michael Firth is the first Port Jervis student to earn his equivalency certification through the TASC program. TASC stands for "Test Assessing Secondary Completion", replacing what was once called the GED. Congratulations to all three students on their accomplishments.

PJHS Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Announced

February 23, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis High School Alumni Hall of Fame was formed nine years ago to recognize the achievement of notable Port Jervis graduates. Every other fall, a new group of alumni are inducted into the Hall. For 2017, six esteemed gradates enter the hall.  Details HERE>

2016-17 School Calendar

August 4, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District has released the official 2016-17 school calendar.  Printed copies of the calendar will be delivered to homes throughout the district later this month.  Be sure to follow the link to download your copy today. - Port Jervis City School District 2016-17 Calendar>

PJHS Graduation Activities

June 24, 2016 - PJHS, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis High School Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Chase Field at 7:00 PM, Friday, June 24th.  Graduation Day activities and itinerary may be found below:
- PJHS Graduation Program
- PJHS Class of 2016 Graduates
- PJHS Class of 2016 Scholarship Winners
- PJHS Class of 2016 College and Armed Services Acceptances
- Immediately after Graduation, All Night Grad Party

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Three New Port Jervis Grads

March 24, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District Board of Education recognized three recent graduates at the March 21st meeting. Samantha Lane and Courtney Long earned their Port Jervis High School diplomas this past January. Michael Firth is the first Port Jervis student to earn his equivalency certification through the TASC program. TASC is the Test Secondary Completion program, replacing what was once called the GED. Congratulations to all three students on their accomplishments.

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2017

March 23, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - With family in the audience, fifth graders from Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School took to the stage and received certificates upon graduating from the D.A.R.E. Program.  D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive program designed to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead sage and healthy lives.  MORE>

Ey Named 2017 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year

March 24, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi had the pleasure to announce that Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Assistant Principal Nicole Ey has been named New York State Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017 by the SAANYS/NAESP. This award showcases the excellence in leadership Mrs. Ey has shown as a valued member of our district. “Nicole Ey is a leader we are proud to call our own. Nicole takes pride in the fact that when she has an idea, she not only puts that idea into motion, but also stands alongside with others to see it through.” Said Bongiovi. A state-wide awards reception and ceremony is planned in the Albany region for early May.

Valentines for Veterans

February 3, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Students at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School showed off the artistic creations they made for the Valentines for Veterans Program. The Valentines for Veterans program provides schools, families and individuals in the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to veterans who served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The cards will be delivered to veterans at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care Facility at Castle Point. Complete Story HERE>

Port Seniors Showcase Talents

January 20 - 22, 2017, Scranton, PA - Port Jervis High School seniors Taylor Forestire, Lili DeGraw, and Cheyene Otto were invited to participate in the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration Festival Concerts the weekend of January 20th. Taylor and Cheyene performed in the Celebration Band, led by University of West Georgia Director of Bands and Associate Professor Josh Byrd. Lili DeGraw performed in the Honor band, under the direction of Samuel R. Hazo, accomplished composer and teacher from Pittsburgh. Congrats to these ladies for this great accomplishment!

 HBE Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

December 5, 2016, Cuddebackville, NY - On Monday, December 5th, the Port Jervis City School District celebrated 40 Years of Excellence at Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School. HBE students and staff gathered for a special assembly, joined by more than 30 former staff and several former students.  Complete Story HERE>

PJMS National Junior Honor Society

December 15, 2016, Port Jervis, NY - On Tuesday, December 13th, twenty-three Port Jervis Middle School eighth graders were installed into the PJMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The induction ceremony served as their official entrance into this nationally recognized organization.  For Details, Click HERE>

 SUNY Orange's Dr. Young, Excellent!

November 7, 2016, PJHS, Port Jervis, NY - Dr. Kristine Young, President of SUNY Orange, was the guest speaker at the Excellence Series Program hosted at Port Jervis High School. This forum was started to give our students an opportunity to meet leaders in our region and learn how they achieved success.  Compete Story HERE>

 

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Raider Seniors Earn Humanities Awards

April 27, 2017 - Middletown, NY - Port Jervis High School Seniors Lili DeGraw and Caitlin May were honored as 2017 Outstanding Scholars in Humanities at an awards breakfast, Thursday, April 27th. This event was hosted by Orange-Ulster BOCES at Kuhl's Highland House.  From left to right: Dana Long, Lili DeGraw, Caitlin May, and Eleanor Hurst.

Ey Named 2017 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year

March 24, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi had the pleasure to announce that Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Assistant Principal Nicole Ey has been named New York State Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017 by the SAANYS/NAESP. This award showcases the excellence in leadership Mrs. Ey has shown as a valued member of our district. “Nicole Ey is a leader we are proud to call our own. Nicole takes pride in the fact that when she has an idea, she not only puts that idea into motion, but also stands alongside with others to see it through.” Said Bongiovi. A state-wide awards reception and ceremony is planned in the Albany region for early May.

Three New Port Jervis Grads

March 24, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District Board of Education recognized three recent graduates at the March 21st meeting. Samantha Lane and Courtney Long earned their Port Jervis High School diplomas this past January. Michael Firth is the first Port Jervis student to earn his equivalency certification through the TASC program. TASC stands for "Test Assessing Secondary Completion", replacing what was once called the GED. Congratulations to all three students on their accomplishments.

D.A.R.E. Graduation 2017

March 23, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - With family in the audience, fifth graders from Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School took to the stage and received certificates upon graduating from the D.A.R.E. Program.  D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive program designed to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead sage and healthy lives.  MORE>

HBE Odyessy of the Mind

March 8, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School sent two teams to the Odyessy of the Minds Competition last weekend at Orange-Ulster BOCES.  Each performed very well, earning notable honors.  The Grade 6 Division II team finished second in the region, and the Grade 4/5 Division I team took home tops honors, scoring first in their division.  Odyssey of the Mind is the largest creative problem solving competition in the world. It focuses on team building, creativity and advanced problem solving skills. We are so proud of these students for their tremendous efforts and success!  Images HERE, and HERE>

PJHS Math Teacher Named Finalist for 2017 New York State Teacher of the Year

September 13, 2016, Albany, NY - Port Jervis High School Math Teacher Carolyn Dorritie was named Finalist for 2017 New York State Teacher of the Year. This award is given annually by the New York State Board of Regents.  Ms. Dorritie was joined by high school principal Andrew Marotta as she received her finalist plaque from New York State United Teachers Vice President Catalina Fortino.   Ms. Dorritie is in her 20th year of teaching here at Port Jervis Schools!  Port Pride!  Complete story HERE>

Endowment creates Outdoor Learning Center

July 13, 2016, PJHS - The courtyard at Port Jervis High School is being transformed into an outdoor learning center thanks to a generous endowment from Dr. Lawrence Taylor (PJHS Class of '56, HOF 2015).  The Dr. Lawrence Taylor Wildlife Learning Sanctuary will be a living, outdoor learning space for students to explore in ways not possible in a regular classroom.  Story HERE>

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