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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. Pocantico Hills Graduates 33 Students

    Pocantico Hills Graduates 33 Students

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Pocantico Hills School honored the 33 graduates in the class of 2016 on Wednesday. The graduates stood together as a class for the last time at the school bus circle in front of family, friends, teachers, administrators and members of the Board of Education, PTA and Pocantico Hills School Foundation. Adam Brown, interim principal, together with Mr. Stanley Steele, ...

  2. Pocantico Hills Students Choose Their Own High School

    Pocantico Hills Students Choose Their Own High School

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Unlike most school districts in the area, Pocantico Hills serves only grades K through eighth grade, which means the 8th grade graduation is more than a moving-up ceremony. It is a true graduation, and with this structure, students face a challenging decision of which high school they will attend in the fall. The students have three high schools to choose from: ...

  3. Truck Day Continues At Pocantico Hills School

    Truck Day Continues At Pocantico Hills School

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Eleven local “big rigs” were driven to Pocantico Hills Central School in Sleepy Hollow on Friday, May 13, for “Truck Day,” a school tradition that has been taking place since the ‘90s. The big rig professionals shared information about the trucks and their work, answering questions, and doing a real-life show and tell. Students from grades pre-K through four ...

  4. BioBus Visits Pocantico Hills School

    BioBus Visits Pocantico Hills School

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The BioBus, a mobile laboratory space whose lab is powered by solar panels, came to Pocantico Hills School last week. Students in grades one to six were engaged using microscopes to observe the tiniest crustaceans and other creatures that become larger than life on connected screens. It was a hands-on experience with students boarding the bus through the day and ...

  5. Putnam County Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With Drink Specials, Fiesta Fun

    Putnam County Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With Drink Specials, Fiesta Fun

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Cinco de Mayo, otherwise known as May 5, tends to be less about the commemoration of the Mexican army's victory over the French forces of Napoleon III, and more about the killer drinks and party atmosphere celebrated at area bars.What's meant to honor the Battle of the Puebla on May 5, 1862 has turned into an ode to tasty tacos, massive margaritas and mariachi ...

  6. Pocantico Hills School District Names New Superintendent

    Pocantico Hills School District Names New Superintendent

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. – The Pocantico Hills Central School District have chosen Carol Conklin-Spillane as its new superintendent.A formal vote on her appointment should take place later in April.  She will replace Marilyn Terranova, who has been interim superintendent since January, the board said.A former longtime resident of Rockland, Spillane lives in Old Tappan, N.J.Conklin-Spillane ...

  7. Pocantico Hills Celebrates Math At Family Math Night

    Pocantico Hills Celebrates Math At Family Math Night

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Think math can't be fun? Think again. Both students of Pocantico Hills School and their families came out for an evening of math activities on March 9 at Family Math Night.It was a night of fun and games, as the organizers tried to prove that math can be as entertaining as it is essential. Students school-wide, from pre-K to eighth grade, participated in ...

  8. Pocantico Hills Students Capture Wildlife On Cameras For Study

    Pocantico Hills Students Capture Wildlife On Cameras For Study

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. --  Seventh grade students will be learning about local ecosystems and biomes this year by studying the footage captured by the cameras that will be placed around the school and the Rockefeller State Park Preserve thanks to a grant from the Pocantico Hills School Foundation.Science teacher Vincent Cook wrote the grant and is directing the project. With guidance from ...

  9. Pocantico Hills Day Camp Registers For Summer Sessions

    Pocantico Hills Day Camp Registers For Summer Sessions

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Registration begins soon for the Pocantico Hills Day Camp.Operated by the Pocantico Hills Central School in Sleepy Hollow, the camp is a fun, educational and safe place for campers from pre-kindergarten through grade eight. The camp welcomes children from both in and out of the school district. Registration begins on Thursday, March 31. The camp has full use of ...

  10. Pocantico Hills Students Study Human Rights

    Pocantico Hills Students Study Human Rights

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- The Human Rights Declaration of 1948 may not be as well known as the Declaration of Independence, but to the fifth-graders of Laura Garrido’s social studies class, it is a living, breathing document that formed the basis for a human rights celebration that took place last month at Pocantico Hills School.“Human rights is an integral part of the fifth grade social ...

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