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.
Transportation information is being mailed to homes beginning on Monday, August 25. School will open on Wednesday, September 3. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Congratulations to Spackenkill High School staff and students for being named a Reward School by Commissioner John King and the Board of Regents. The school has received a certificate recognizing it for being among New York State Schools that have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement.
CLICK HERE to read a letter from Assistant Commissioner Ira Schwartz and view certificate.
The New York State Department of Health has adjusted the requirements for immunizations effective July 1, 2014. CLICK HERE to read about the new requirements.
View the graduation video for the class of 2014 by clicking on the link below.
Congratulations to Leanna Van Wassenhove who was named the Class of 2014 Valedictorian at the BOCES-CTI Program. She has been attending BOCES for the past two years studying Security & Law Enforcement. In the fall, Leanna will be attending SUNY Albany majoring in Criminal Justice.
Spackenkill High School senior James Hannon has researched a scientific study that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and has been accepted into the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology conference in Boston this September. He is pictured here with his science teachers Amy Matts (on left) and Jennifer Maloney. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!
Titled “Establishing Normal Ejection Fraction Across Multiple Cardiac Imaging Modalities,” the study centers on the value Ejection Fraction (EF), which represents how much blood is left in the heart after a complete contraction and expansion. The study’s goal was to determine how large the differences are between various imaging modalities’ EF average and to see whether or not a universal range for all should continue to be used or individual ranges should be created for each type of imaging.
Mentored by Dr. Steven R. Bergmann at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and working over a time period of two summers, James gathered data from eight different imaging modalities: 2D & 3D Echocardiography, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), gated blood pool SPECT, Computed Tomography (CT), Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI), Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT), Multi gated Acquisition (MUGA), and catheterization. He entered data into a spreadsheet and then constructed tables to show side-by-side comparisons of all eight modalities. Although small, there were noticeable changes between the values of certain modalities that could affect patient prognosis if not considered.
“ I have always found cardiology fascinating and also my grandfather passed away from a heart attack. This gave me a desire to find out more about the functions of the heart,” says James. “My uncle is an interventional cardiologist in Massachusetts and he has also aided in me choosing this topic.” He will be attending SUNY Oswego this fall and intends to major in biology with a minor in history.
Surrounded by family, faculty and staff, seventy nine students were recognized for their achievements in academics, community service and athletics at the Senior Awards Ceremony last night. Congratulations to everyone!
The Regents/Final exam period will be June 12-June 24, 2014. Please see the attached information including a letter from Mr. Malkischer, exam and bus schedules. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Letter from Mr. Malkischer
On the morning of August 22, all student Compass Learning accounts from the 2013-2014 school year will be reset for the new school year. New assignments will be available at the beginning of the 2014--2015 school year.
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Spackenkill High School
112 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Principal: Steven Malkischer