Pocantico Students Dress Up as 100-Year-Olds for 100th School Day

Pre-kindergarteners at Pocantico Hills School donned their wigs, spectacles, pearls, flat caps and pearls Feb. 18 to celebrate the 100th day of the academic year. The youngsters dressed as “centenarians” […] Read more »

Pocantico Lantern Festival Parade

Pocantico Hills School music teacher led youngsters in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in a parade celebrating the Lantern Festival on Feb. 15. The Lantern Festival takes place on the 15th day of […] Read more »

Pocantico Operation Valentine

Pocantico students put their artistic skills to great use this year with the eighth annual Operation Valentine. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, they created cards for older […] Read more »

Pocantico Considers Offering Pre-K for 3-year-olds

Pocantico Hills is exploring the possibility of offering early childhood programming for 3-year-olds. Superintendent Rich Calkins recently sent a letter asking families to complete a survey about the need and […] Read more »

Pocantico Students Create Color-Wheel Clocks

art teacher Jolene Morotti added an extra feature to eighth-graders’ color-wheel projects this year since they were not able to do it in seventh grade, as is customary. “I decided […] Read more »

Pocantico District Adopts Policy to Give Preference to Native Plants, Trees, Grasses

The Pocantico Board of Education recently adopted a policy giving preference to the use of native plants, shrubs, trees and grasses on campus. School board trustee Brian Geary, a native […] Read more »

Pocantico’s Winter Concerts include Drama, Action along with Music

There was plenty of action and drama included in Pocantico Hills School’s virtual holiday concerts for families. The performances were directed by music teachers Sheila DePaola and Michael Murray and […] Read more »

Advances in Safety, Security, Energy Efficiency, Athletic Facilities at Poco

2021 was a great year for progress at Pocantico Hills School, with the new tennis and pickleball courts opening, many advances in energy-efficiency and additional safety and security measures in […] Read more »

Pocantico Students, Staff Enjoy Harvest Soup Made with Vegetables from School Garden

Although it competed for attention with the coveted egg-and-cheese sandwiches and tater tots, this year’s batch of Harvest Soup at Pocantico Hills School was a hit with many students and […] Read more »

Author of Multicultural Children’s Books Visits with Pocantico Students, Families

Pocantico culminated its activities for the Global Read Aloud with three virtual visits on Nov. 10 from Duncan Tonatiuh, an award-winning Mexican-American children’s book author. During October, students read four […] Read more »