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Laura Belfiore

Community Advisor

Laura Belfiore has served the Peekskill City School District as their Communications Specialist and Website Content Manager since 2012. Besides her work in Peekskill, Ms. Belfiore is also a part-time Communications Specialist for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and a freelance journalist/photographer for a number of nearby print news publications.

Laura Belfiore's Contributions

  1. Peekskill Students, Parents, Others Stand Up For School Funding

    Peekskill Students, Parents, Others Stand Up For School Funding

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A contingent of Peekskill students, parents and educators have hand-delivered a stack of letters to Sen. Terrence Murphy’s Yorktown office asking the state to cough up millions in school aid.The advocates are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo unfreeze the state’s Foundation Aid and phase in the $11 million that the school district is owed.They are also asking that the ...

  2. Kennedy Catholic Team Participating In Robotics Competition

    Kennedy Catholic Team Participating In Robotics Competition

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Fledgling techies will be going toe-to-toe – or, maybe, widget-to-widget – this weekend during the first-ever robotics contest to be held at Peekskill High School.Fourteen teams from high schools and clubs will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge, set to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.FIRST, a nonprofit ...

  3. Former NFL Star Amani Toomer Breaks Bread With Peekskill Students

    Former NFL Star Amani Toomer Breaks Bread With Peekskill Students

    Football and breakfast teamed up in Peekskill, culminating in a special dinner with a former NFL star.Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer dropped by the Peekskill School District to help hold a "thank you" dinner with the Cabot Farmer's Gratitude Grill and the American Dairy Association North East.The event was to reward the Peekskill City School District for implementing ...

  4. Lakeview’s 'Buddy Bench' Ensures A Friend At Recess

    Lakeview’s 'Buddy Bench' Ensures A Friend At Recess

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. --  Students at Lakeview Elementary School don't have to worry about being the odd the man out and not have anyone to play with or talk to during recess.That's because forward-thinking staff members decided to do something about the problem by finding the funds to purchase a "Buddy Bench."“If a student feels left out on the schoolyard, he or she can sit on the ...

  5. Peekskill High School Students Talk Peace At UN

    Peekskill High School Students Talk Peace At UN

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Students from Peekskill High School visited the United Nations for its International Day of Peace last month.Before going, the group had developed projects describing one of the U.N.'s sustainable development programs. The visit included speeches by celebrities, Nobel Peace Laureates, and student presenters on how to create a sustainable environment that could lead to ...

  6. Over 500 'Dads' Take Kids To School In Peekskill

    Over 500 'Dads' Take Kids To School In Peekskill

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Over 570 "father figures" brought kids to Peekskill schools Sept. 20 for Dads Take Your Child to School Day.The district joined other schools across Westchester and the county for the initiative.The turnout in Peekskill was up from last year with 170 more "father figures" who accompanied kids to school. They included fathers, brothers, uncles, ...

  7. Astorino Invites Westchester Dads To Take Their Kids To School

    Astorino Invites Westchester Dads To Take Their Kids To School

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y. -- Calling all Westchester dads. County Executive Robert P. Astorino wants you to take your kids to school on Tuesday.Astorino joined with educators, fathers, legislators and advocates Wednesday at Oakside Elementary School in Peekskill to promote the county's 2016 Dads Take Your Child to School Day set for Sept. 20.He's inviting schools throughout Westchester ...

  8. Back To School Events Make Peekskill Freshmen Feel At Home

    Back To School Events Make Peekskill Freshmen Feel At Home

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Before the members of Peekskill High School’s freshman class stepped into their classrooms for the first time last week, they had a chance to get acquainted with the building at Freshman Orientation, which was followed by the school’s second annual Real Talk Tailgate Party. The day marked a collaboration between the high school and the Peekskill Police Department. At ...

  9. Peekskill Schools Name Soccer Player 'Athlete Of The Week'

    Peekskill Schools Name Soccer Player 'Athlete Of The Week'

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Peekskill High School boys soccer player has been named "Athlete of the Week".A forward for the boys soccer team, Oswald Annang is no stranger to the spotlight, as he was recently highlighted as one of "Elite 11" in The Journal News.Annang's achievements in three games thus far include:Team captain -scored six goals (one was a game winner in ...

  10. Peekskill High Senior Tackles Genotoxicity At NY Medical College

    Peekskill High Senior Tackles Genotoxicity At NY Medical College

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A student from Peekskill High School spent her summer doing original research alongside scientists at New York Medical College in Valhalla.Brittney Pauta, class of 2017, was accepted to participate in the college’s Summer Trainees in Academic Research (STAR) Program. The five-week internship matches a student with a medical scientist/professor for the purpose of ...

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