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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.  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.

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>

Progress Reports Elementary School Half Day

March 23, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - There will be a Half Day of School for ALL Elementary School students, Friday, April 7, 2017.  Students will be dismissed at 11:00am.  The half day is for parent teacher conferences.  3rd Quarter Report Cards will be distributed.

Vote Board of Education Candidate Petitions

March 21, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Candidates interested in running for the Port Jervis City School District Board of Education, petitions are now available at the Administration Building, 9 Thompson Street, Port Jervis, NY.  Three of the nine seats on the board are up for election May 17th.  For candidate requirements, details and more, click HERE>

Kindergarten Registration

Port Jervis School District Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will be:

HBE Wednesday March 29th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
ASK Thursday March 30th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
HBE Wednesday April 19th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
ASK Thursday April 20th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 PJSD - Indoor Walking Trail - at the high school complex Indoor Walking Trail OPEN to End of March

March 20, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District is re-opening the Indoor Winter Walking Trail at Port Jervis High School. Offered free-of-charge to all district residents, the indoor course provides community members, teachers, staff, students and parents with a convenient location to walk during the cold winter months.  DETAILS>

Port Jervis - Board of Education Board of Education Meeting

March 22, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The next meeting of the Port Jervis City School District Board of Education will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 pm.  Meeting to be held in the cafeteria of the high school.  For meeting agenda, attachments, minutes and video, click HERE>

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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PJHS Spring Musical, Guys & Dolls

March 17, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Drama Club of Port Jervis High School announces the dates of the spring musical, Guys and Dolls, March 30 - April 2, in the Auditorium of the high school.  Tickets for all shows are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors.  Details on the show HERE>

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>

 

Spotlight on Port Jervis

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>

Port Jervis Crowns 5 in annual Spelling Bee

February 16, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis Schools held the annual PJCSD Spelling Bee, yesterday, February 15th.  Five finalists will represent Port Jervis in the Tri-State Spelling Bee March 12th.  The five winners from Port Jervis are, Aidan Addy, Shawn Dowling, Anna Grosse, Nathaniel Jacob, and Jack Sargente.  Congratulations to all who participated and to the five winners Port Pride! PHOTO>

Port Jervis Girls Basketball Program Earns Honors!

February 13, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Orange County Basketball Officials Association presented the Port Jervis School District Girls Basketball Program the 2016-17 Team Sportsmanship Award at a pregame ceremony Monday.  This honor was given to all three levels of girls basketball here in Port Jervis, Girls Modified, JV and Varsity.  Congratulations to these young ladies who play hard and fair with good sportsmanship and respect for the game, opponents, officials and coaches.  Port Pride!

Harlem Wizards Harlem Wizards Game Wed. March 1st

February 8, 2017 PJHS, Port Jervis, NY - The Harlem Wizards make their return to Port Jervis, Wednesday, March 1st to challenge the Port Jervis Faculty/Staff All-Stars.  All proceeds to support SADD and the All-Night Grad Party.  Order your tickets ONLINE TODAY.  For game details and info click HERE>

PJMS Musical Feb. 24 - 26

February 8, 2017, Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis Middle School Drama Club is presenting “Once Upon a Mattress, G2K”.  Show times are Friday, February 24th, 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm, and Sunday, February 26th, 2:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 per student/seniors. Ticket are available online at www.pjms.ticketleap.com/mattress or at the door.

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!

  Dr. Francis Celis is Excellent!

December 13, 2016, PJHS, Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis High School welcomed Dr. Francis X. Celis, cardiologist, as the December 2016 Excellence Series guest speaker.  Celis spoke to students about his life, career, and the idea of excellence.  “Pursue your passion, make it work and you will never work a day in your life. Excellence will be easy.”  Compete Story HERE>

Port Honors "Lu"

December 21, 2016 – Port Jervis, NY – The Port Jervis High School Athletic Department unveiled a new gymnasium scorer’s table in a ceremony prior to the boys basketball game vs Fallburg last evening.  The table was named in honor of the late LuAnn McCarthy.  McCarthy was a physical education teacher, longtime coach, and official score keeper at Port Jervis High School.  McCarthy passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.  Details HERE>

ASK Kindergarten Students Help Community

December 16, 2016, Port Jervis, NY - Anna S Kuhl Elementary School kindergarten students collected mittens in December for those less fortunate families within our community.  The mittens were then donated to the Salvation Army at a small ceremony held in school. Complete story HERE>

Rotary Club 3rd Grade Dictionary Project

December 14 2016, Port Jervis, NY - Members of the Port Jervis Rotary Club visited the two Port Jervis elementary schools last week to give each 3rd grader a brand new Webster's Dictionary.  This yearly event is part of the educational outreach of the Rotary Club.  Complete story HERE>

West Point Wreaths Across America Day

December 3, 2016, West Point, NY - Students and staff from Port Jervis Schools traveled to the United States Military Academy, West Point, to take part in Wreaths Across America. WAA organization places holiday wreaths at the graves of those interred in military cemeteries across our nation. Former PJMS PE teacher Jackie McNally brought this program to Port Jervis 7 years ago. She, along with Gary Benedict, have watch the efforts and impact of this organization blossom. PJ Schools Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi led the Port Jervis contingent as they assisted in laying more than 7,000 at West Point. This was the second year that each grave at the military academy was to be honored with a wreath.   Pictures HEREHEREHERE, & HERE>

Port Grad a Shining Star at Mercy College

December 1 2016, Port Jervis, NY - Malerie Baker has never stopped working towards her goals. Baker, PJHS Class of 2012, is well on her way to great success. She's recently completed her undergraduate degree (accounting) and will earn her masters from Mercy College in 2017. Hard work and dedication have led her to an opportunity at Ernst and Young, one of the most prestigious accounting firms in the world.  To hear her story, click HERE.

Port Pride - District Wide

November 21, 2016, Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi created the "Port Pride Recognition Award" as an opportunity for district employees to nominate any fellow staff member for doing something nice for a student, staff member or member of the public.  Recently, Superintendent Bongiovi visited each building and presented the winners with their certificates and limited edition "Port Pride Hersey Bar".  Complete Story 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>

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>