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Debra Keiser

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Deb Keiser, long-time journalist and PR pro, resides in beautiful Putnam County with her family and pug, Elvis. 

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  1. MLK Jr. Art Exhibit By Pocantico Hills Students Showcased In State Capitol

    MLK Jr. Art Exhibit By Pocantico Hills Students Showcased In State Capitol

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. --  Pocantico Hills fourth-graders recognized Martin Luther King Jr.'s great legacy in a creative way this year. The students participated in the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Display by creating posters that are exhibited in the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany.The artwork went up on Jan. 12 and will be available for viewing through ...

  2. Teatown Nature Program Nurtures Pocantico Hills Preschoolers

    Teatown Nature Program Nurtures Pocantico Hills Preschoolers

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- When you can’t get the kids out into nature, what do you do? You bring nature to the kids.The Teatown Lake Reservation, a nonprofit nature preserve in Ossining, has been packing up every critter from rabbits and turtles to snakes and frogs and bringing them to visit Pre-K students at the Pocantico Hills School in Tarrytown.Teatown’s “Nurtured by Nature” program ...

  3. Pocantico Hills Fifth-Graders Celebrate Writing 'Gallery-Style'

    Pocantico Hills Fifth-Graders Celebrate Writing 'Gallery-Style'

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. --  Pocantico Hills fifth-graders in Mount Pleasant proved they are budding authors during a recent writing gallery-style showcase of the student's recent masterpieces. The students used the "gallery" format, which typically brings to mind visual art, to display the writing they have been developing since October in order to offer a full display of their ...

  4. Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. --- Science students in eighth grade at Pocantico Hills School in Tarrytown got a lesson in fermented foods.The students put their taste buds to work and tried some examples in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classroom with science teacher Vince Cook, FACS teacher Ilana Brennan and CIA-trained lunch chef Kassie Arcate. Students tasted sauerkraut, sourdough bread, ...

  5. Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The world got a lot smaller for the students of Pocantico Hills School at Geography Night recently with teachers and families participating in the event.Students traveled across Europe navigating the giant map in the gym that was on loan from the National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps program. It was the “board” on which students played a novel game of Simon ...

  6. Don't Hide, Get Out, Fire Experts Tell Pocantico Hills Kids

    Don't Hide, Get Out, Fire Experts Tell Pocantico Hills Kids

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Kids die in fires because they hide, according to a local firefighter speaking to students at Pocantico Hills School.In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, members of the Pocantico Hills Fire Department, gave a school-wide presentation at the school on Oct. 14.Kids in grades K to 8 learned about fire safety from Fire Chief Joe Mahood and Firefighter ...

  7. Pocantico Hills School Celebrates Fall With Harvest Festival

    Pocantico Hills School Celebrates Fall With Harvest Festival

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The Pocantico Hills School’s annual Harvest Soup Festival has all the right ingredients for an educational and fun time.Students, parents and staff members spent a week picking, sorting, cleaning and cooking up bushels of the vegetables for last Friday’s “seed-to-table” feast.First- through 4th graders harvested organic carrots, squash, celery, beans, tomatoes, ...

  8. Pocantico Hills Remembers Sept. 11

    Pocantico Hills Remembers Sept. 11

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y -- Pocantico Hills School commemorated the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with a visit from Marjorie Vincent, a docent from the National 9-11 Memorial Museum. The interactive program was presented to grades six, seven and eight individually, utilizing slides and audio from the event, with stories of people who were impacted, and ...

  9. Pocantico Hill Students Greeted Warmly As They Head Back To School

    Pocantico Hill Students Greeted Warmly As They Head Back To School

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Students returning to the Pocantico Hills Central School last week got a great, big welcome from the district’s interim principal, Adam Brown.Brown was front and center at the bus circle every morning greeting the kids as they were being dropped off.“We’ve missed you! Welcome back! It’s going to be a great year,” he cheerfully told each one.On Thursday morning, ...

  10. Pocantico Hills Welcomes Superintendent Carol Conklin-Spillane

    Pocantico Hills Welcomes Superintendent Carol Conklin-Spillane

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Carol Conklin-Spillane began serving as the new superintendent of Pocantico Hills Central School on July 1, and she's enjoying the reception she's received from the residents."I thank the families of this district for the warm welcome to this wonderful school community," she said. "This summer has been a busy and productive one working with ...

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