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8th Annual Science Symposium

On Tuesday, May 27,  join us for the Science Research Symposium, which will take place at 6:30 pm at the high school. Guest speaker Ian Matts, an MIT Energy Fellow and Spackenkill graduate, will make a presentation on his battery research. Senior students will present Powerpoints on their original research. CLICK HERE for all the details.

Eleanor Pupko Achieves Master Teacher Status

Spackenkill High School math teacher Eleanor Pupko (pictured above with principal Steve Malkischer) has been named a New York State Master Teacher. Governor Cuomo recently announced the selection of 215 educators from all ten regions of the state. These educators join the 104 Master Teachers announced in October 2013, bringing the total number of Master Teachers in New York to 319.The New York State Master Teacher Program seeks to identify, reward, and support  professional mentors and content experts. By engaging directly with those teaching math and science in grades 6–12 today, New York State can ensure that students will be college and career ready for the jobs of tomorrow.

On August 15, 2014, all Master Teachers are invited to attend the first annual Master Teacher Program professional development conference, “New York State Master Teachers: Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders.” This dynamic event will allow for these outstanding educators to design, lead, and participate in enriching professional development workshops. Congratulations to Ms. Pupko!

For more information about the Master Teacher Program, visit

Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2014

We are proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for Spackenkill High School’s Class of 2014.  Valedictorian Brian Zeoli will be attending the M&T Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania studying business and computer science.  Salutatorian Arya Mekkat will be attending Tufts University as a pre-med student.  Congratulations to both Brian and Arya.

PTA Reflections Winners



Congratulations to Lavinia Liang, Michelle Devlin, and Alice Chen for receiving Honorable Mention for their PTA Reflections entries.  This year's theme was Believe, Dream, Inspire. In addition, Lavinia was recognized at the Taconic PTA level for her literature and music composition entries.

SHS Student Wins Art Awards


The Art Department is pleased to announce that Michelle Devlin has earned recognition in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as an American Visions Medal winner and a Silver Medal winner. She has been identified by panels of professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, almost 225,000 works of art were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. The medalists have been invited to attend a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall on Friday, June 6th 2014. The ceremony will be webcast live at 6:00pm ET.  Learn more at



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