Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the Rams will use FamilyID, a new online sports registration clearance program. For each season, you will find registration links and a presentation on FamilyID on our district home page during the registration period.
Registration links have been posted at the bottom of the district home page for Spring High School sports registration, which begins Feb. 4, and Spring Middle School sports registration, which starts Feb. 11.
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Sign the Petition and Help Port Chester Obtain Rightful School Foundation Aid
Please help Port Chester Public Schools obtain our rightful school aid by contacting state-elected officials and others who influence state funding for education.
One way to do this is by signing the petition urging our legislators and education leaders to fund Port Chester's Foundation Aid now!
Foundation Aid was established a decade ago to ensure that all students receive their constitutionally guaranteed right to a sound and basic education, regardless of their zip code. The failure to adhere to the original 2007-08 Foundation Aid formula has cut our state aid by more than $168 million over 10 years. This comes at a time when costs have risen and our enrollment has grown by more than 800 students. Read more here!
Edison students celebrate National Book Month by diving into reading
The used book fair, detailed here, celebrates reading and supports the Edison School's PTO, which in turn supports teachers and students. It's a win-win all around!
News & Announcements - Thomas A. Edison School
Port Chester Residents Approve Redesigned PCMS Bond Project
Port Chester community members passed the school district’s $11.025 million Bond Project by 60 percent. This now allows the district to begin emergency safety improvements at Port Chester Middle School.
With over 1,600 residents voting on June 5 in the PCMS gymnasium, 966 were in favor and 646 were opposed to the bond.
“We are thankful and express our sincere appreciation for the community’s support of this repair bond,” said Superintendent Edward Kliszus. “Your support permits us to bring the middle school into the 21st century with new windows, the removal of the concrete panels and scaffolding, and the installation of electronically controlled heating ventilator systems.”
The bond was created in response to a cantilever failure at the middle school in October 2017, which resulted in building damage and the school’s closure for six days. It resolves these vital safety concerns and ends the $30,000 monthly rental of scaffolding to stabilize the building’s current cantilevers. It also funds the replacement of 50-year-old windows with energy-efficient and insulated windows that will save 8 percent annually in energy costs.
“It is the community’s ongoing support of the schools,” said Dr. Kliszus, “that has enabled our students to enjoy not only academic success but beautiful school buildings in which they can be nurtured and educated in a safe environment.”
This is the second time that Port Chester residents voted on the PCMS Bond Project. It was initially put up for a vote in February at $12.5 million; however, was defeated by 51.4 percent.
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VIDEO: Building A District for the Digital Age
Virtual field trips, a coding club and peer-to-peer teaching. These are a handful of innovative ways that children in the Port Chester School District are increasingly receiving an education rife with integrated advanced technology.
Our district is dedicating itself to dynamically improving the digital skills of students and teachers so that they can handle the new world that technology is shaping. It helps them broaden their academic opportunities and reach their scholastic goals.
Over the past few decades, classrooms have changed technologically – and they will continue to evolve. No longer do students sit through a “computer class;” technology is now used throughout the day and in most classes as a versatile tool. It helps students better understand concepts, think more critically, expand their creativity and adapt to new situations.
Port Chester Community Passes 2018-19 Budget, Two School Board Members Elected
The Port Chester School District community passed the 2018-19 budget, ensuring that vital academic programs are funded for another year.
On May 15, nearly 2,000 residents headed to the polls to cast their votes. The proposed $97,227,468 budget was passed by 1,197 to 729 votes. Community members Christopher Wolff and Luigi Russo were elected to the Board of Education.
“We deeply appreciate the community’s support of the budget’s passage,” said Superintendent Edward Kliszus. “This will permit us to fund our schools adequately and to provide for the academic needs of the many children in our care.”
The budget fulfills its pledge of remaining under the tax levy cap by using existing revenue and implementing budget cuts. It retains vital academic programs that students need for their success and achievement. It also prioritizes general and humanities offerings, athletics, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, and numerous support programs for our most vulnerable children.
“It is the community’s ongoing support that has enabled our students to enjoy significant successes,” Dr. Kliszus said, “as recently memorialized in U.S. News & World Report’s national and state school rankings.”
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School Board Approves 2018-19 School Year Calendar
Edison Elementary School serves about 440 students in grades K through 5. We are a National School of Character and a two-time recipient of the ADL's No Place for Hate Award. We earned these distinctions by demonstrating to outside evaluation organizations that character development has had a positive impact on our students' academics and behavior, as well as on our school climate. Our rigorous academic program emphases literacy, math, science and language development through the arts and music. Edison also offers enrichment programming and an after school program that serves almost half of our students.