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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.

Dr suess thing 1 and thing 2Dr. Seuss week is coming soon!!!

February 26th - March 2nd, 2018 - ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Dr. Seuss week is coming soon!!! click here for schedule> Dr Seuss Flyer


Immediate News Release

For Immmediate Release: Thursday, February 22, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY -

Dear Port Jervis Learning Community,

Administration was informed by the Port Jervis Police Department of an investigation that was commenced earlier this morning. The investigation was in response to a post on social media that was brought to their attention. The post was an immediate concern based on the threatening nature of the contents. The Port Jervis Police Department swiftly determined the identity of the individuals involved. The police have reported to Central Administration that the individuals were taken into custody and that the police have determined that there is no credible threat to the safety and security of our schools. The assurance that the threat is not credible notwithstanding, the Port Jervis and Deerpark Police Departments have committed to providing an increased police presence in each of our schools. As such a post may result in students having questions and concerns throughout the day, administration, school counselors, and staff will be available throughout the day. Additionally, should parents have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school office or District Office


Port Jervis City School District Letter to Our Learning Communtiy

For Immmediate Release: February 21, 2018  - Port Jervis, NY -

Dear Port Jervis Learning Community,

As we grapple with the unimaginable occurring once again in one of our nation’s schools, it provides a clear reminder to all in the field of education that ensuring the safety and security of our school buildings must remain in the forefront of our thoughts and efforts. To this end, we are writing to share important information, as well as to provide insight on the safety and security measures employed to protect our students, your children. We will continue to be vigilant in our attention to detail regarding safety in and out of the confines of our campus - bullying, threats, and concerns with social media. To this end, we work closely with our local police departments, the New York State Police, District Administration, mental health providers, and partners in our community, providing a positive and safe learning environment for all students.

Understandably, following the senseless violence in Florida, all involved will look to their local school district and school for signs that a similar event could occur and to determine the measures put in place to prevent such. The Central Administrative team assures you that we are steadfast in making certain that our students are safe, as previously stated, in and out of the school setting. Our teachers are trained in identifying signs of students in crisis, our school counselors, social workers, and psychologists are proactive in curbing issues before becoming a concern, and the administration intervenes and reacts with appropriate measures to mediate and, if necessary, discipline students that violate our Code of Conduct. Additionally, any concern, inquiry, or report brought to the attention of school personnel or school security is promptly investigated and addressed.

Our staff is committed to serving our students. We have enclosed a reading from the National Association of School Psychologists as a guide for you to help talk with your child/children about school violence.

We thank the parents/guardians who have reached out regarding not only the Florida shooting, but regarding school safety in general. Please do not hesitate to contact Central Administration or the school. Thank you. More more information> Talking To Children About Violence.pdf

Ruth Zuclich  Lorelei Case  Mike Rydell

Ruth Zuclich                 Lorelei Case             Mike Rydell


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 Immmediate 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>

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>

HS 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.

Tricky 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>