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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 Names New Interim Superintendent

    Peekskill Names New Interim Superintendent

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Mary Keenan Foster is now the interim superintendent of the Peekskill City School District.Foster was appointed last month and started her job last week. Lorenzo Licopoli, who was serving as acting superintendent, moved into a consulting role. David Fine announced his resignation as superintendent earlier this year.Foster will serve as interim superintendent until the ...

  2. Peekskill Celebrates Class Of 2017

    Peekskill Celebrates Class Of 2017

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill High School Class of 2017 is ready for its next chapter.Peekskill celebrated its 93rd commencement ceremony Sunday, graduating 186 seniors at the Paramount Hudson Valley.Speakers at the event included principal Rodney Arthur.“Your presence today is an acknowledgment of and a testament to the fact that you have achieved a major accomplishment in your ...

  3. Six Peekskill Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    Six Peekskill Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill High School recently honored some of its best and brightest.Six Peekskill High School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last Thursday, having demonstrated scholarship, character, leadership, service and skill at an exemplary level.The honorees and their fields of study were:Jada Anthony (Certified Nurse Aide)Emily Czerwinski ...

  4. Peekskill School District Warns Of Sports Schedule Scam

    Peekskill School District Warns Of Sports Schedule Scam

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill School District said Wednesday a telephone scam has been targeting local residents and businesses.The scam is an attempt to solicit donations for the "Peekskill High School Fall Sports Schedule Poster," the district said. The district said the individuals involved are not associated with the school and no such cause exists. The district asked ...

  5. Peekskill Schools' Employee Debra McLeod Honored As 'Outstanding Citizen'

    Peekskill Schools' Employee Debra McLeod Honored As 'Outstanding Citizen'

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. --  Peekskill City School District’s Debra McLeod was honored as an "Outstanding Citizen" at a City Council meeting on Feb. 14.The City of Peekskill celebrates Black History Month each February by honoring outstanding African-American members of the community for their personal and/or professional achievements, civic contributions, and general good deeds that ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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