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VFW Patriot essay winnersPJMS Students Honored  By The Tri-State Naval Ship VFW Post 7241 

January 7th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300 to 400-word essay expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. This year’s topic was “America’s Gift to My Generation.” On January 7th, six PJMS students were honored at a luncheon and awards ceremony for winning the Patriot’s Pen competition hosted by the Tri-State Naval Ship VFW Post 7241.

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Winners: 7th Grade : 1st Place – Daniel Danko, 2nd Place – Kira Journey, 3rd Place – Lohgan Padgett; 8th Grade: 1st Place – Nicholas Cirulli, 2nd Place – Olivia Meyers, 3rd Place – Alyssa OlenickConklin

Mallory ConklinMS Student Awarded Free Ticket to Army / St. Joseph Game 

December 16th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Mallory Conklin, 8th grader at PJMS, was awarded a free ticket to the Army West Point Women's Basketball game for participating in the Black Knights Reading Challenge. The challenge was open to all students in Orange and Ulster Counties to see who could read the most pages from November 6th to December 1st. Mallory was recognized during halftime at the December 16th game against St. Joseph's College.

MS Pretzel eiffel towersMS Students Create Eiffel Towers Made Out Of Pretzels

December 13th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Students in Madame Abarbanel’s French classes used their creativity to create replicas of the Eiffel Tower. Using only pretzels, marshmallows, and tooth picks, students worked in teams or on their own to execute their vision. Students, faculty, and staff voted for their favorites in the following categories: most realistic - Liam Straebler, and most creative - Michael Amato and David Moore.

Bill HarrisMS Holiday Turkey dinner for lunch! 

December 15th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Bill Harris of the Port Jerivs Middle School and his staff served a delicious Turkey dinner for lunch.

 Let’s Talk About Cyberbullying

PJMS is hosting a community forum, “Let’s Talk About Cyberbullying”, on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to join us to learn more about this important issue. click here for invitation>

Attention 8th Grade Parents: Washington Trip Info and Registration -

November 29th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Washington DC Trip is scheduled for March 23-25, 2018. All participants must register directly through BrightSpark Travel: Go to to register. You need to enter PJMS Travel Code: TYYV4TT. click here for lettter from Ms Aumick>    click here for Registration Letter>    click here for RGP Refund Protection Guarantee Flyer>

Parenting Workshop - Parenting in a Media Age

There will be parenting workshop - "Parenting in the Media Age" on Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 - 8:00 in the PJMS Auditorium. Click here for more info>


Informational Meeting for Parents of 8th Grade Students - Trip to Washington, DC

There will be an informational meeting for parents on Monday, November 13th, 6:00 - 6:30 in the PJMS Auditorium. Click here for more info>


Middle School Community Clean-up Project at Magagkamack Churchyard

October 28th, 2017 - PJMS, Port Jervis, NY - More than 40 Port Jervis Middle School students partnered with Port Jervis Mayor, Kelly Decker, for a community clean-up project at Magagkamack Churchyard on Saturday, October 28th. For more info and photo gallery>


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 >

Honored Guest Speaker, Alan Moskin - World War II Hero

October 5th, 2017 - Port Jervis Middle School students received a special visit by honored guest, Alan Moskin.  Mr. Moskin is a World War II Holocaust Liberator.  He spoke to our students about his experiences and the power of compassion, peace, and forgiveness. For more info and photo gallery>


Local business plants flowers with Students

October 10th, 2017 - Several weeks ago, Mr. Gary Batzel, owner of Laurel Grove Florist in Port Jervis, donated 20 Chrysanthemum plants to PJMS.  Students worked with Mr. Doyle, PJMS art teacher, to repaint the flower box surrounding the Port Jervis Middle School sign and plant the flowers.  The support from this local business, aside from beautifying our school, reinforced the sense of community and Port Pride that is instilled in PJMS students. A special thank you to Mr. Batzel, Mr. Doyle, and the students who participated.


Students proudly used their passion for art to create a better, more compassionate and creative world around us.

During the 2nd annual PJMS Summer Academy, Mr. Doyle, PJMS art teacher, started an art academy for incoming 7th grade students and several 8th grade mentors. Throughout the several weeks of the program murals were designed and created by Summer Academy students to brighten up the Port Jervis Community. The theme of each project was to emphasize love and pride. One mural is on temporary display outside of Machackemach Village, a retirement home in Port Jervis. The second mural, representing the tri-state landscape that surrounds Port Jervis, was donated to Bon Secours Community Hospital. It can be found in the waiting room of the Roberta Glinton Medical Building on East Main Street. 

Mr. Graham Mr. Graham Honored with 2017 Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist of the Year Award.

September 15th, 2017 - Port Jervis Middle School Health teacher, Rick Graham, was recently honored with the 2017 Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist of the Year Award (OCPSA)On Friday, September 15, Mr. Graham was recognized for his work encompassing all aspects of health as a Health Teacher for many years, as well as, being an advocate for the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse.  Mr. Graham has been a positive role model for teenagers and young adults that are struggling with poverty, dysfunctional family environments, homelessness, family addiction, and more all while trying to be successful in school.  Mr. Graham was awarded this prestigious honor by the Orange County Department of Health. 



 PJMS Spirit Wear - on sale now until Friday, September 22nd, 

The Port Jervis Middle School PTA's Spirit Wear fundraiser runs until next Friday. Click here for: Order Form

 french Open House, Monday, September 11th, 7:00 - 9:00pm

September 11, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY -

The Port Jervis Middle School faculty and administration warmly welcomes all PJMS parents and guardians to our annual Open House on Monday, September 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.    We remind parents that Open House is exclusively for parents/guardians, no students please.  Click here for: PJMS/2017-2018 MS Open House

Mark Calendar 7th Grade Parent Orientation, Wednesday, August 23rd, 6:00 pm

August 23, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The 2017-18 Port Jervis Middle School 7th Grade Parent Orientation will be TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 23rd, at 6:00 pm. This evening is for parents/guardians only, designed to give you a snapshot of life at the PJMS. Click here for:
- 2017-18 PJMS 7th Grade Parent Orientation Information Letter

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 Academy at PJMS 2017

July 5, 2017 - PJMS, Port Jervis, NY – The Port Jervis Middle School Summer Academy 2017 began July 5th. Summer Academy is open to students who will be attending 7th and 8th grade in September 2017. Please Contact PJMS Guidance Department to register students for these courses or to address any questions. Space is limited. PJMS Guidance Department 845.858.3100 ext.12601. Details HERE>

Port Jervis Middle School Summer Reading Lists

June 27, 2017 - PJMS, Port Jervis, NY - Students at Port Jervis High School are encouraged to read during the summer months.  Click below to find the recommended reading list.  Reading is great summer fun!
- PJMS Summer Reading List

Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program

June 27, 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>

Summer School Registration Information

June 1, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The high school guidance department has released the Summer School 2017 registration forms and information.  Click below:
- Summer School Information Brochure
- Summer School Student Registration Form

Parent helping student with homework. Middle School Parent Guide

The Parent Handbook is a handy guide with answers to frequently asked questions about school procedures & policies.