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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. Oakside Students Honored For Sportsmanship, Athleticism

    Oakside Students Honored For Sportsmanship, Athleticism

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – Oakside Elementary School in Peekskill recently congratulated winners of its Physical Education Award.The nine students were honored for their sportsmanship, athleticism, health and leadership, according to the school’s website.The awards were presented to the students at ceremonies at Beacon High School last month.

  2. Peekskill Middle School Helps Induct Veteran Into Hall Of Fame

    Peekskill Middle School Helps Induct Veteran Into Hall Of Fame

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- More than 60 enthusiastic students cheered Navy veteran Merwin Treptow as Senator Terrence Murphy inducted him into the New York State Senate Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Peekskill Middle School.Treptow's biography became part of Senator Murphy's Veterans' Moving Wall currently on display at the school. Known as "Dutch," Treptow served two hitches ...

  3. Peekskill Middle School Chorus Wins Top Honor At Music Festival

    Peekskill Middle School Chorus Wins Top Honor At Music Festival

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Performing for the first time at the High Notes Music Festival at Lake Compounce in Bristol on June 1, the Peekskill Middle School Chorus brought home a superior trophy for its performance.Out of three categories of "good," "excellent" and "superior," the chorus came home with a trophy for superior singing and vocal technique, having ...

  4. Peekskill City School District Testing For Lead In Water

    Peekskill City School District Testing For Lead In Water

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- After reports of lead in school district waters recently made headlines, the Peekskill City School District  will begin water testing on June 6. Results of the testing will be shared once the process is complete. “We have set up a plan for lead water testing and corrective actions if needed. We will be using an environmental consultant throughout this process through ...

  5. Woodside Elementary School Showcases Peekskill Mural

    Woodside Elementary School Showcases Peekskill Mural

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Peekskill Open Studios is set for Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Woodside Elementary School so the public can view the school's newly created mural.The students worked with artists recently on a large-scale mural project based on the diverse community of Peekskill.Artists Andrew Barthelmes, Geoff Feder, Lance Johnson and Donna Mikkelsen and the children ...

  6. Peekskill Kids, Artists Create Mural On Diversity

    Peekskill Kids, Artists Create Mural On Diversity

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Students at Woodside Elementary School worked with artists recently on a large-scale mural project.Artists Andrew Barthelmes, Geoff Feder, Lance Johnson and Donna Mikkelsen and the children collaborated as part of Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art's In-School Artist Residency Program. The program brings artists into the school to work with students, aiming to ...

  7. Two Peekskill Students Receive $12K College Scholarships

    Two Peekskill Students Receive $12K College Scholarships

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill High School students Jovanny Elliot and Keyana Griffith, who were both recently awarded the 2016 Jandon Foundation Scholarship, will receive $12,000 each for college.The Jandon Foundation Scholarship is the result of a collaborative effort between the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Jandon Foundation. In order to be eligible for the ...

  8. Peekskill High School Hosts Harlem Wizards

    Peekskill High School Hosts Harlem Wizards

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Harlem Wizards are coming to Peekskill High School on Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. The evening is hosted by the Peekskill City School District Parent-Teacher Organization. The POT said they have brought The Wizards into town for the benefit of district students and to help fund PTO sponsored ​​cultural enrichment programs, field trips and STEM projects. Tickets ...

  9. Woodside School Celebrates Arbor Day

    Woodside School Celebrates Arbor Day

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Woodside Elementary School students celebrated Arbor Day by planting a floribunda crabapple tree on the side of the Peekskill school's parking lot. At the ceremony, students read facts about trees and Arbor Day, as well as lines from Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax." The tree was dedicated to the building's multiple retirees.

  10. Woodside Hosts Multilingual Poetry Café

    Woodside Hosts Multilingual Poetry Café

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Woodside Elementary School recently hosted its 1st Annual Multilingual Poetry Café in honor of National Poetry Month. Thirty-eight kindergarten and first grade students performed an original or favoritepoems at the Poetry Café before parents, teachers, administrators and staff. Poems focused on family, friendship, favorite animals and the poets themselves. Poems were ...

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