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Career day clip artCareer Day At ASK

May 24th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - ASK School had their annual Career Day today! Thank you to all our presenters. click here for photo gallery>

puppets at art showK-12 Art Show

May 18th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis School District Art Department presented the K-12 Art Show Exhibition at the Port Jervis High School Cafeteria from 6-8pm on May 18, 2018. The Art Department was thrilled to host the fourth annual K-12 Art Show which this year also included the Technology Education and Family and Consumer Science Departments with the K-12 Art Department.
Students from all of the Port Jervis School District were invited to be part of the exhibition. Students were chosen based on their commitment to art and for the quality of work that comes from the art programs. The art teachers from ASK, HBE, Middle, and High schools were asked to select artwork in any media which could include (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, film, video, printmaking, graphic design etc.) from their students works to be included in this group exhibition. The result was a marvelous exhibit that showcased the talents of the young artists. More than 100 works were on display. click here for photo gallery>

Elementary Physical Education Student Leadership AwardsElementary Physical Education Student Leadership Awards ASK Elementary Physical Education Student Leadership Awards

May 19th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - On Saturday, May 19th at Washingtonville High School, six 6th grade students from A.S.K were honored for the Catskill Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's Physical Education Student Leadership Award. This award is given to outstanding leadership and excellence in Physical Education. These students demonstrated excellent performance in the areas of fitness, citizenship, and leadership. Ms. Beam, A.S.K Physical Education Teacher, selected the students based on the following criteria:

The student:
1. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior, sportsmanship and citizenship
2. Desires to learn and improve
3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle
4. Demonstrates leadership and is a positive influence on peers
5. Has contributed toward the total school program

Congratulations goes out to the six honorees: Alexa Bennett, Jeannette Fountain, Anastasia Van Horn, Logan Morris, Ivan Figueroa, Richard O'Lena

Letters to Daddy posterLetters To Daddy At ASK

May 11th - 12th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - The ASK Performing Arts Songsters performed "Letters to Daddy" on Friday, May 11 at 7pm, and Saturday, May 12th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Port Jervis High School auditorium. Directed by Patricia Halpenny. click here for poster> click here for photo gallery>

kuykendall award winnersTheodore Kuykendall Community Service Awards Ceremony

May 10th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District presented the Theodore Kuykendall Community Service Awards on May 10th at ASK School. Award winners are: ASK Elementary - John Fuller, HBE Elementary - Matthew Oosterom, Port Jervis Middle School - Erin Batzel, and Port Jervis High School - Shannon Klotz. Performing Arts Songsters performed songs from their latest musical, "Letters to Daddy", and Ms. MaryAlice Presto was the guest speaker. We are very proud of these community minded young people. Port Pride! click here for photo gallery>  

ASK and HBE Band ASK and HBE ChorusOrange County Music Educators Association Music Festival

April 28th, 2018 -  Port Jervis, NY - Congratulations to our ASK and HBE students who auditioned for and were selected to be part of the Orange County Music Educators Association Music Festival on April 28 at Warwick Valley High School. Fifteen chorus and band students represented our district by rehearsing and performing challenging repertoire with the top music students from throughout our county. We are so proud of their talents and hard work! (photos: left ASK and HBE Band, right ASK and HBE Chorus)

 Ms. Conboy's Earth DayMrs. Conboy's Kindergarten Class Celebrated Earth Day

April 20th, 2018 -  Port Jervis, NY -  The student's in Mrs. Conboy's kindergarten class celebrated Earth Day! They learned all about Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. They made headbands and made a picture of our Earth. The student's shared ideas about helping at home and how they can help our Earth.

ice cream social clip artPJHS PTSA Me & My Guy Ice Cream Social

April 20th, 2018  - Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, NY - Me & My Guy Ice Cream Social. Calling all GIRLS K-6 with their favorite guy. Join us for a colorful time on FRIDAY, April 20, 2018, Port Jervis High School - doors open at 6 p.m, DJ G rocking AWESOME music, 2 selfie photo stations. Entry cost $12 a couple, My guy + 2 = $17, My guy + 3 = $20. Please try to bring exact change. click here for Me & My Guy 2018 flyer>

kendergraten RegistrationIt's Time For Kindergarten Registration

April 4th - 18th, 2018 - ASK and HBE Schools, Port Jervis, NY -  click here for schedule>

Chief Worden reads to students at ASKChief Worden Reads To Students For Read Across America Week

March 22nd, 2018 - ASK School,  Port Jervis, NY -  Community member Chief Worden came to read to ASK students from Amy Theodore and Melissa Pulsinellli's 1st grade classes, Pam Larsen's 5th grade class, and Cathy Michaelenicz's 4th grade class on March 22nd for Read Across America Week. click here for Read Across America / Dr. Seuss week photo gallery>

Music AwardsMusic In Our Schools Awards

March 20th, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY - Students from all four Port Jervis schools were awarded the "Music In Our Schools Award" at the March 20th Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to all these talented students!

Spelling Bee winnerTri-State Spelling Bee Winners

March 11th, 2018 - Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, NY -   The March 11th Tri-State Spelling Bee at Port Jervis High School was a huge success. Port Jervis Middle School students who participated were Kareem Haynesworth, Jordan Henderson, and Isabella Talmadge. They did an impressive job representing our district. ASK sixth grader William Mackin was the top finisher for Port Jervis, finishing in third place. Here is a picture of him receiving his medallion and collegiate dictionary.

Hall of PresidentsHall of Presidents at ASK

March 9th, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -   The second graders at Anna S. Kuhl were tasked with creating full size presidents for inclusion in a "Hall of Presidents." They have been working on learning about their assigned president as well as incorporating different aspects of research and technology to go along with their project. click here for photo gallery>

Math madness gameMath March Madness Family Game Night

March 8th, 2018 - Port Jervis High School, Port Jervis, NY -   Math March Madness Family Game Night for staff, students, parents/guardians was held on Thursday, March 8th, at 6:00 pm at the Port Jervis High School. Renowned math education consultants, Greg Tang, Sr. and Greg Tang, Jr. hosted this game night. Parents/Guardians met in the High School Auditorium for a short presentation while students met in the High School Cafeteria to play math games. Following the assembly, parents joined the students in the cafeteria for games, food, fun, and prizes. It was an exciting event enjoyed by all! click here for photo gallery>

dance clip artMe and My Gal Dance Rescheduled

March 9th, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The Me and My Gal Dance was cancelled for March 2nd due to weather. The reschedule date is March 9th, 6pm to 8pm.

Dr suess thing 1 and thing 2Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Week Is Here!!!

February 26th - March 2nd, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Dr. Seuss week is here!!! Every year ASK Elementary School celebrates Read Across America week in a big way. We begin our week with a reading pep rally. Throughout the week we have High School athletes come to read with our students on Raider Reader Day and on Friday we have a bunch of community members come to read to the students. click here for schedule>   and  click here for photo gallery>

ASK Red Carpet CelebrationRed Carpet Authors' Celebration at ASK

February 23th, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The students in 5-Murphy/Silko & 5-Larsen held a Red Carpet Authors' Celebration to commence the end of the Units of Study titled "The Lens of History." Each of the students conducted research on either Westward Expansion or the Great Depression. As their culminating project they each published a book. At the Red Carpet event all students were awarded a trophy based on various achievements.

conboy's class on 100th day100th Day at ASK

February 20th, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY - The students in Mrs. Conboy's Kindergarten/Grade 1 Special Class celebrated the 100th day of school on February 20th, 2018. Each student made a "100th Day" hat and necklace. The children had the opportunity to graph 100 items that were sent in from home. Items like cheerios, skittles, goldfish, animal crackers, and pretzels were graphed by the students. The children then shared their 100 items with each other and everyone took turns counting to 100. The student's walked 100 steps in the hallway and had the opportunity to go outside and do 100 jumping jacks and run in place for 100 seconds! Great day had by all! Happy 100th Day!

Dr Katchen with patientPort Jervis City School District Offers Free Dental Screenings

For Immediate Release: February 15th, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District is partnering with Aesthetic Family Dentistry of Port Jervis NY to promote dental health.

A law passed in 2007 and amended in 2013 requires New York State schools to request dental health certificates of students at the time of entering school and in grades K, 2, 4, 7, and 10. In an effort to promote and ensure good dental hygiene, the Port Jervis City School District is partnering with Aesthetic Family Dentistry of Port Jervis NY, to offer free health screenings at school – at no cost to families.

Forms for the free screenings have been mailed home to parents. If parents choose this free dental health examination to be done at school by a dentist from Aesthetic Family Dentistry, they will be provided with the findings from the screening, as well as any recommendation the dentist offers. Families can then follow up with Aesthetic Family Dentistry or any dentist of their choice.

Parents have also received forms in the mail to take to their own dentist if families wish not to take advantage of the free screening in school. A list of dental health practices, dentists, and registered dental hygienist that provide free or reduced cost dental assessments are available at your child’s nurse’s office.

The Port Jervis City School District is excited to offer these dental health screenings and hope families will take advantage of this free and convenient service.

Girls on the run logoGirls On The Run at ASK

February 13th, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  A.S.K. is proud to announce that we will have a "Spring Girls on the Run®" team. GOTR is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We will meet twice a week and teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons, and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches (Mrs. Ey, Mrs. Eichele, & Mrs. Bartsch) and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships, teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. click here for more info>

wear red dayNational Wear Red Day

February 2nd, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - The entire Port Jervis City School District joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement to help raise awareness and save more lives. February 2nd was National Wear Red Day. All Faculty, Staff and Students were encouraged to wear RED to school to raise awareness and help save women’s lives. click here for photo gallery>

Shrek castASK Production of Shrek Jr.

January 12th - 13th, 2018 - Port Jervis, NY - Shrek Jr. Directed by Patrica Halpenny. click here for photo gallery>

High students doing yoga with ASK studentsPJHS Students Teach Yoga To ASK Students

December 21th, 2017 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  High School Physical Education teacher, Ms. Beirne, just completed a new Yoga unit with her students. As part of their final class, they had to create group yoga routines to teach to their classmates. The High School students then came to ASK Physical Education classes to teach their routines to K-6th grade students.

ASK NY Road RunnersNew York Road Runners at ASK

December 21th, 2017 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The Rising New York Road Runners at ASK are off and moving. NYRR’s new youth program is built to develop movement skills in kids through a mix of running and fitness activities. The program is designed to help kids build their confidence, their motivation, and their desire to be physically active for life. Several classes have begun to earn their first incentives for the year like T-Shirts and medals.

ASk faculty wearing choose kind tee shirtsThe ASK Faculty and Staff celebrated the choice of KINDNESS

December 18th, 2017 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The ASK Faculty & Staff celebrated the choice of KINDNESS yesterday by wearing their t-shirts. Faculty and students enjoyed the interactive and inspirational presentation by Chris Poulos.

Bike ManBike Man Comes to ASK

December 18th, 2017 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Chris Poulos world champion athlete/motivational speaker came to perform bike stunts and speak to the students. From his opening line to his closing quote, Chris captivated the students, faculty, and staff today. Chris is a multifaceted speaker featured at schools, colleges, and conferences throughout the county. His energy and enthusiasm translated into a dynamic performance, that our students can’t stop talking about. click for more info and photo gallery>

                                                                                                            To London with Love from Port Jervis ASK ENL Students

December 11th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Paddington Bear loves his new home! He thinks London is a very fascinating place to live but he misses Aunt Lucy. The ENL students at ASK helped him write a letter to his aunt to convince her to come to London.

ASK Kindergarten "Mitten Tree" Project

December 5th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The "Mitten Tree" is located in the ASK library. The project was started last year by the Kindergarten class. They donated over 200 pairs of mittens to our local Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will be here on the 18th pick up all the donated mittens, hats, and gloves to those less fortunate. It really a wonderful act of kindness and teaches our children about giving.

ASK Iroquois projectASK 4th Grade Iroquois Project

November 28th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  ASK 4th Graders from Mrs. Bartsch, Mrs. Brown, Ms. Menchini, and Mrs. Niosi's classes showed off their Iroquois Projects today.

ASK 6th Grade Fundraiser

November 21th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  It is time for the 6th grade ASK fundraiser>  http://www.spiritswag.com/ASK6thGrade

The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls 

November 18th, Port Jervis High School, NY - The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls in grades 1st-5th. The goal is to use this program to foster the love and knowledge of the game at a younger age! One of the most important skills to being a great basketball player is being able to handle the ball. The program will focus solely on ball handling skills and building teamwork. This is great opportunity to build the girls' basketball program for the future and it is our hope it will be a great success! Registration is this Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 am followed by the first session from 9:30-10:30 at the Port Jervis High School. Click here for flyer>

Author partyAuthor's Party

November 13th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Authors in 5-Larsen, 5 Murphy/Silko, and 5-Sheehan celebrated their personal narrative essays by providing feedback to their peers. This was the culmination to the grade 5 units of study in narrative writing. click here for photo gallery>

Haloween CandyHS and ASK Halloween Parade 

October 31th, 2017 - PJHS, Port Jervis, NY  - Port Jervis High School Class of 2018 participated in the PJHS Annual Halloween Parade.  Joined by the marching band, seniors marched through the Route 209 complex.  They were joined by ASK Elementary School K - 2 students, dressed in a variety of costumes. click here for photo gallery >

Mrs. Conboy's K-1 Class Paint Their Own Pumpkins

October 30th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The students in Mrs. Conboy's K-1 class had the opportunity to paint their own pumpkins. The students all got a pumpkin from the Field of Dreams pumpkin patch run and organized by Cory Popollo. Each child was able to express their own creativity and take home their pumpkin art work!

Halloween Safety Presentation at ASK

October 30th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Officers from the Port Jervis Police Department came to talk to the students of ASK about Halloween safety.

Scoliosis Screening at ASK

November 14th, 15th, &16th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Scoliosis screening will take place during gym class on November 14, 15 & 16 for students in 5th and 6th grade.  Parents will be notified if follow up referrals are required.

Halloween CandyTricky Trunk at Port Jervis High School for ASK and HBE Students

October 29th, Port Jervis, NY - Catholic Charities will be holding a Trick or Treat trunk event at Port Jervis High School parking lot on Sunday 10/29, from 4pm to 8pm. Dress in your best costume and bring your goodie bag.

2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week Kick Off

October 23rd, Valley Central School, Montgomery, NY - Representatives from all Port Jervis schools attended the 2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week kickoff ceremony at Valley Central school. Here is a link to some info about Red Ribbon >

ASK COLLEGE & CAREER WEEK  2017” - October 30 – November 3, 2017.

October 30th - November 3rd, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY   - For more info>

 

The Big Apple Crunch

October 19th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - ASK participated in The Big Apple Crunch on Thursday, October 19th. ASK joined millions of New Yorkers around the state and crunched into a New York grown apple to celebrate New York Food and New York farms! For more info and photo gallery>

Rotary Dictionary Day

October 11th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - As part of their commitment to literacy, the Port Jervis Rotary Club visited ASK and HBE on October 11 and gave out dictionaries to every 3rd grader. We would like to thank the Rotary Club for their time and dedication to our students.

 Fire Prevention Week

October 11th  & 12th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Huguenot Fire Department visited ASK on October 11th and 12th to educate student on fire safety and prevention. Their visit is in conjunction with national fire prevention week. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out.” The firefighters visited classrooms and meet with students throughout the building. Students in grades K-3 also had the opportunity to go outside and see how the fire engine works and operates. We would like to thank the volunteers from Huguenot Fire Department for their time and dedication to our students’ safety!

Walking School Bus, National Walk to School Day, October, 4th 2017

October 4th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School participated in National Walk to School Day by holding a Walking School Bus event on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. What is a walking school bus? A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with a group of adults. It’s like carpooling without the car! For More Information > For More Photos >

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. A.S.K. faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in daily activities during the month of October to promote anti-bullying. For more information>

picture of rock walk way ASK's rock pathway - 900 students created works of art on rocks last spring to create an ASK original path.  The path is located in the Outdoor Classroom. For more photos>

From The Health Office: School physicals are required for all students in Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 4th grade, as well as all new registrants to the school.  The school’s physician will be starting physicals in October for students who have not already supplied the school with a physical.  Please contact the health office at 858-3100 ext. 13700 or 13701 if you have an appointment for a physical with your primary physician, otherwise it will be done by the school’s physician.

From The Health Office:  Student vision and hearing screenings will begin the week of September 25th, 2017.  Vision screenings are done for all new entrants, K-3, & 5th grades.  Hearing screenings are done for all new entrants, K, 1, 3, & 5th grades.  Parents will be notified only if follow up referrals are required.


Mark Calendar Open House, September 13th -14th, 7:00pm

September 13th - 14th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District faculty and administration warmly welcomes all ASK parents and guardians to our annual Open House. 

Grades 1-3: Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00pm

Grades 4-6: Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm

July 17, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Parents and guardians of students attending Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year, please take note that the school supply list is now available online. SUPPLY LIST>

New Student Registration - Location Change

July 5, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - New Student Registration for Port Jervis Schools will take place in the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Library from July 6th until September 1st. Parents/guardians are asked to park in the kindergarten wing parking lot and enter through the exterior library doors. Posted signs will guide you to the correct location. Student Registration hours are 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday through Friday.  For questions, call 845-858-3100, ext. 16601.

Summer School - Elementary Schools

July 6, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Elementary Summer School Monday - Friday, now until August 8th at the Port Jervis High School.  Students may be dropped off and picked up near AREA "C", which is to the left of the main entrance at the high school.  Elementary Summer School hours will be 8:20 am - 12:20 pm.  

A. S. K. Library Summer Reading Lists

July 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School are encouraged to read during the summer months.  Click below to find the recommended reading list.  Reading is great summer fun!
- A.S.K. Summer Reading List

Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program

July 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District announces it's participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge.  Details about the Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program can be found HERE>

A. S. K. Students team up with EMS Personnel

June 27, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - First grade students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School were recently visited by members of the Port Jervis Fire Department, Port Jervis Ambulance, Port Jervis Police, and Deerpark Police. The students got to see all the different tools they use and learned many safety tips.  Details HERE>

A. S. K. Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

June 23, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Kindergarten students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School took to the high school stage and celebrated the end of kindergarten in the Moving Up Ceremony this past Wednesday.  Parents, family, and friends filled the auditorium and enjoyed the moment..  More HERE>

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.

A. S. K. is on Pinterest

September 23, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - NEW for 2016 - Be sure to visit the ASK Pinterest page.  Plenty of great resources, activities, quotes, challenges and more.  Click HERE for the ASK Pinterest Page.

ASKA. S. K. Parent Handbook 2016-17

August 22, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - The ASK Parent Handbook is a handy guide with answers to frequently asked questions about school procedures & policies.  ASK Parent Handbook 2016-17>