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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


STA Basketball Battle - Teachers vs. Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department




You won't want to miss this!  Come watch the Spackenkill Teachers as they square off against the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department in an epic battle of athletic prowess on Friday, March 14 at 6:30 in the high school gymnasium.

Mr. Daley, Mr. DeSouza, Ms. Huczel, Ms. DeBeau. Mrs. Sottile, Mrs. Oakley, Mrs. Reid, Ms. Wells, Miss Sautter, Mr. Boenig, Mr. Murin, Dr. Mulford, Miss Minogue, Mrs. Winnis, Mr. Colon, Mrs. Burgess and Mr. Weisner will be representing the Spackenkill Teachers' Association. Come cheer them on and find out if the pen really is mightier than the sword!!

Admission is $2 per adult and $1 for students. All proceeds benefit the STA Scholarship fund.

SHS OM Team Advances to States



On Saturday, March 1, 2014 six district teams competed at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind Region V Tournament in Goshen, NY.  The structure team of Yan Lok Ko, Will Panuska, Alina Schroeder, Sereene Kurzum, Jonathan Schwoerer, Sarah Choudhury, and Courtney Noll won first place and will advance to the 2014 NYSOMA State Tournament to be held at Binghamton University on Saturday, April 12, 2014. In addition, the 5th grade structure team from Hagan won 2nd place and the structure team from Todd MS won 1st place. Congratulations to all!


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