Historic Hudson Valley Launches Groundbreaking Interactive Documentary ‘People Not Property’

New digital project gives voices to 18th-century enslaved African-Americans; illuminates history of slavery in the northern United States Historic Hudson Valley has launched a new, groundbreaking interactive documentary website revealing the history... Read more »

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve to Host Rockwood Ramble 10K

Proceeds from June 1 Charity Run Benefit Carriage Road Maintenance The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve Rockwood Ramble 10K charity race will take on a new meaning this year after... Read more »

Hakuna Matata! Pocantico Students Perform The Lion King Jr.  

Hakuna Matata! Nearly 70 Pocantico Hills Middle School students comprised the cast and crew of The Lion King Jr. They spent six weeks preparing the production, which they performed on March 29 and 30.  Sheila DePaola, vocal music... Read more »

Retired Doctor Explains How She Overcame Racial and Gender Barriers 

Dr. Mary Lane Cobb of Tarrytown, a retired family physician educated in segregated schools in Kentucky, spoke to Pocantico Hills School seventh-graders during Women’s History Month.  Dr. Lane attended college in Indiana, but wasn’t admitted to... Read more »

Renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall Inspires Pocantico Students via Skype 

Via Microsoft’s Skype in the Classroom program, on April 9, Pocantico Hills School students in third, fifth, sixth and seventh grade had a window into primatologist Jane Goodall’s life’s work of protecting chimpanzees and promoting conservation efforts... Read more »
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s 2019 Gala to Honor President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton with Historic Award

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve announced today that the inaugural John D. Rockefeller Jr.  Park Preservation Award will be presented to President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Fifth-Graders Cell-ebrate Biology, Writing and Math  

Pocantico Hills School fifth-graders used vivid paint colors, while others worked with Legos, clay or candy to illustrate the components of an animal cell showcased at the recent Learning Cell-ebration.  The event also... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Girls Team Goes Undefeated 

Pocantico Hills School District’s girls basketball team celebrated with an undefeated winter season. The team was composed of ten students in seventh and eighth grade. The girls worked together during each practice, constantly encouraging and... Read more »

Pocantico Hills Selects New Superintendent of Schools

On Thursday, April 11, the Pocantico Hills Board of Education appointed Richard Calkins as its next superintendent of schools. Mr. Calkins will take over for retiring Superintendent Carol Conklin-Spillane July 1. He... Read more »
Author Julia Davis Pocantico Hills School. 

Author of Inspirational “I Love Me” Book Series Visits Pocantico Hills 

Julia Davis, author of the I Love Me book series, encouraged children in grades 3-5 to love and accept themselves as they are during her recent visit to Pocantico Hills School.  Davis, who lives in Atlanta,... Read more »