Inspired by a tradition of excellence and a spirit of continuous improvement, the Spackenkill School District will provide all of our students with the academic and social skills necessary to pursue their goals and become responsible citizens in an interdependent global community.
Senior basketball guards Anna Thompson and Justin Etts each became 1,000-point scorers this winter season. Anna is the eighth and Justin the ninth basketball student-athlete in Spackenkill history to reach this special career milestone. Congratulations!
Effective Monday, March 2, 2015, the high school will be following a new two hour delay schedule. In the event of a delay, no periods will be dropped. Please see the attached schedule.
Congratulations to all honor and merit roll students! Please click on the links below to view a list of students.
Understanding by Design (UbD) is a framework for improving student achievement. UbD helps teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.
CLICK HERE for a UbD presentation (Powerpoint).
CLICK HERE for a UbD presention (pdf)
The National Merit Scholarship is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, PSAT/NMSQT, a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. Congratulations Matthew on being named a finalist in the competition!
On February 10, the high school held a community forum on testing, updated graduation requirements, and use of survey information. A presentation on the topic is available below. A video of the forum is posted above.
CLICK HERE for the presentation (Powerpoint)
CLICK HERE for the presentation (pdf)
Chaired and organized by senior Francesca Zani, Spackenkill High School's Class of 2015 hosted a successful bake sale on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Thanks to generous donations from several community bakeries, parents and students from Boces and our high school, the class raised and donated a total of $883.30 to help needy children in our area.
When Vincent Li looked at the solution key after the January DUSO (Dutchess-Ulster-Sullivan-Orange County mathematics league) meet, he was puzzled by the explanation to one of the questions. The question involved determining the number of different ways that a set of circles connected by line segments could be colored so that no two connected circles were of the same color. The answer was given to be 48 but he could only generate 30 different ways. A check with his teammates reinforced his conviction. Vincent proceeded to write out a counter-solution as well as to point out the fallacies in the solution key. His appeal was validated, DUSO officials praised the quality of his work, and the contests will be rescored. Vincent’s vigilance not only garnered him an additional point in his quest to lead the league, but it also benefited eight of his teammates, each of whom will also gain a point.
“This is a very unusual occurrence,” his advisor noted. “The questions are very challenging and it is not unheard of for a team of five students to score a total of 4 out of 30 possible points. It takes a lot of guts and self-confidence to challenge the gurus who write these questions!”
Spackenkill schools are closed today, Thursday, March 5.
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Spackenkill High School
112 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Principal: Steven Malkischer
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