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National Merit Scholarship Finals

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We are proud to announce that Jeana Chun, Adele Long, Alexander Ristic and Andrew Wu have been named Finalists in the 2018 Competition for the National Merit Scholarship Awards. They are among the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2017 who met the National Merit Scholarship Program requirements to advance to finalist standing.  High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. The finalists are in the running for corporate, National Merit, and college sponsored scholarships that will be awarded this spring and summer. 

Spring Sports Sign up

The Spackenkill Athletics Department is now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID ( FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for sports, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile and you only have to enter your information once. You can upload sports physicals and check your profile to see if your son/daughter is cleared for participation.

Spring Sports registration opens February 5, 2018 for all high school sports (JV and Varsity) and February 12, 2018 for all middle school (modified) sports. Click the FamilyID icon below to sign up.

Family ID Link

Haunted Theatre and Zombie Fest



                Friday, Oct. 27th 7-9pm at Spackenkill HS-Tickets $5 

                            zombie Run Circus spackenkill hs oct. 28, 6-7:30 pm

                              ATTEND BOTH FOR ONLY $8!!

National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

2017 National merit scholarship commended students Jessica Cohen, Tomas Herrera, Anya Justin, Nyi-Rein Kyaw, Cynthia Ma, Ethan Maslyn, and Corrado Mazzarelli

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of about 34,000 commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  We are proud to announce that (pictured L-R) Cynthia Ma, Corrado Mazzarelli, Anya Justin, Jessica Cohen, Nyi-Rein Kyaw, Tomas Herrera, and Ethan Maslyn are being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance.  Commended students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations to all of you on this significant achievement!

Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist Students

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of 16,000 high school seniors who qualified as semi-finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by their outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.  We are proud to announce that Jeana Chun, Adele Long, Alex Ristic and Andrew Wu were all named semi-finalists.  These young men and women will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards to be offered next spring. Congratulations on a job well done!

Important Notice Regarding School Calendar

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At the September 11th Board of Education meeting the school calendar was changed, moving our Superintendent's Conference Day from November 7th to November 17th.

This change will allow for K – 5 parent conferences at Nassau and Hagan Elementary Schools. Nassau and Hagan will also host after school parent conferences on November 16th. This change is in response to the NYS Education Department’s interpretation of half days as not meeting attendance requirements. The June half days listed as 19th – 21 for K – 8 are dependent upon weather closings and meeting the minimum attendance requirements as prescribed by education law.

Todd Middle and Spackenkill High School will host staff development activities therefore no students will be in attendance on November 17th.

November 7th is Election Day and Spackenkill High School will serve as a voting location.

Teen Driving Program is Tuesday, September 12


On the evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Spackenkill High School and The Council of Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County will hold an Assembly for all Seniors. They must take the class to park on school grounds as seniors. Registration is at 6:30 pm. Assembly starts at 7:00 pm sharp. No admittance after 7:00 pm.


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