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2019 Poughkeepsie High School candidates for graduation  Poughkeepsie Journal

The following is the list of 2019 Poughkeepsie High School candidates for graduation: Philmore A. Adams, Anointing Akpojetavwo, Tiara Albano, Wanya N. Allen ...

Poughkeepsie High School student brings loaded gun to school, faces weapon felonies: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

Quentin L. Wiggins faces weapon felonies after Poughkeepsie High School security found a loaded handgun in his backpack Tuesday morning.

Poughkeepsie High School Student With Loaded Gun  Spectrum News

A Poughkeepsie High School student faces charges after a security officer stopped him from entering the school with a loaded gun Tuesday morning.

Poughkeepsie City School District scraps ban on backpacks  The Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE — Poughkeepsie school district administrators have scrapped a ban on backpacks that was supposed to go into effect Tuesday, May 28.

History! Poughkeepsie boys basketball team wins first state title since '95  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Pioneers are state champions, after beating Mendon on Saturday.

Poughkeepsie HS Student Faces Charge In Online Threat: UPDATE  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Poughkeepsie HS Under Lock Down Tuesday - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - The threat Tuesday led to a lockdown at the school for a couple of hours.

Poughkeepsie boys basketball celebrates state title with community in return party  Poughkeepsie Journal

Community members welcomed home the Poughkeepsie boys basketball team on Sunday after winning the state title.

Poughkeepsie's Thomas: From overweight to overachieving Player of the Year  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie's Davontrey Thomas went from "fat kid" to the boys basketball Player of the Year in Dutchess County, now leading a title favorite.

State: Schools in two local districts need improvement  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in Poughkeepsie and Webutuck are among the lowest-performing in New York, according to the state. But Poughkeepsie got some good news, too.

After stabbing and gun incidents, Poughkeepsie teachers demand action from district  Poughkeepsie Journal

In the wake of two incidents involving students and violence, the Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers' Association is accusing district officials of failing to ...

Poughkeepsie cancels backpack ban, will revisit during summer  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie middle and high school students will be allowed to bring a backpack to school for the remainder of the school year said Elizabeth Ten Dyke, ...

What rank did your high school get from U.S. News and World Report?  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County schools received mixed marks in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of secondary schools. While one area school placed in the ...

NY students miss out on $152 million for college aid  Poughkeepsie Journal

$152 million. That's the estimated amount New York high school seniors missed out on — in Pell Grants alone — by not filling out the Free Application for ...

New Superintendent Selected For Poughkeepsie Schools  Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch

Superintendent Selected For Poughkeepsie Schools - Mid Hudson Valley, NY - Dr. Eric J. Rosser of the Buffalo Public Schools will take over in August.

School safety: How are your local schools in New York?  Poughkeepsie Journal

New York's school districts and charter schools reported 163400 incidents of violence over the past six years, but critics say the reporting is weak.

Darryl Strawberry delivers message of perseverance to Poughkeepsie students  Poughkeepsie Journal

Former baseball great Darryl Strawberry visited Poughkeepsie High School on Tuesday, delivering a message of hope.

Poughkeepsie district, Jacobson said school fountains have lead issues. They don't.  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie City School District received $50000 in funding to address issues of lead contamination with its water fountains.

Inspirational season comes to an end for Poughkeepsie boys basketball at Federations  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie boys basketball lost to Frederick Douglass Academy, 50-42, in the Class A Federation semifinals Saturday at the Cool Insuring Arena.

Hudson Valley High School Wins State Championship  Hudson Valley Post

A Hudson Valley high school basketball team is celebrating a historic moment.

Poughkeepsie basketball team's victory parade pushed to June  Poughkeepsie Journal

Bad weather is expected Friday, and once again pushed back the Pioneers' parade to celebrate their Class A state title.

Poughkeepsie basketball out to 'prove a point'  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Pioneers have set expectations high and are planning on winning with an aggressive style this season.

GRADUATION PROBE: 9 Poughkeepsie High School students improperly graduated  Poughkeepsie Journal

Nine Poughkeepsie High School students who were granted diplomas last year were improperly graduated, according to state and local authorities.

Poughkeepsie High School principal suspended  Poughkeepsie Journal

The school board voted to bring disciplinary charges against Poughkeepsie High School Principal Phee Simpson at a special meeting Monday.

Hudson Valley School District Bans Bookbags  Hudson Valley Post

Some Hudson Valley students will no longer be able to bring bookbags to school.

Poughkeepsie's Davontrey Thomas leads the pack of 2018-19 Journal Boys Basketball All-Stars  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Journal recognizes some of the local standouts who starred during the 2018-19 boys basketball season.

Suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal seeks damages from district  Poughkeepsie Journal

A suspended Poughkeepsie High School principal is seeking damages from the Poughkeepsie City School District, claiming the district violated her privacy and ...

Poughkeepsie: Graduation rate fell 20 percentage points  Poughkeepsie Journal

The district announced its four-year June graduation rate Friday, not long before members of the latest graduating class were to get their diplomas.

Arlington High's 'AquaPals' net $30,000 national award for science project  Poughkeepsie Journal

A year-long effort to construct and operate an aquaponics lab at Arlington High School has resulted in a $30000 national prize for six students.

State of education: Money, mental health and more in 2019  Poughkeepsie Journal

To kick off 2019, Poughkeepsie Journal reporters are assessing the state of critical issues on their beats. In this story, investigative reporter Nina Schutzman ...

Poughkeepsie schools to be closed again Thursday as officials investigate  Poughkeepsie Journal

Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District are closed again Thursday, following a school shooting threat at Poughkeepsie High School seen on social ...

Get to know Poughkeepsie's Cierra Simmons: Sports, candy, the longest 24 hours ever  Poughkeepsie Journal

Cierra Simmons is a busy person. As in, waking up in the wee hours for workouts after late evenings of study, work and competition as a three-sport standout at ...

Poughkeepsie teacher resigns after backlash over syllabus some found offensive

The syllabus included profanity and statements some found offensive.

New Paltz High School graduation offers time to reflect  Poughkeepsie Journal

New Paltz High School held its 2019 graduation ceremony on Wednesday.

As local high school graduates prepare for next adventure, most opt for college  Poughkeepsie Journal

Last year, more than half of all area high school graduates attended a four-year school in the fall. More than 3600 more graduated this month.

Some students prepare for graduation Friday, testing next week  Poughkeepsie Journal

Spackenkill, Millbrook and Marlboro high schools will all hold graduation Friday, though some students still have tests waiting next week.

Poughkeepsie High School: Fights between students, parents lead to lockdown  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School went into a lockdown Tuesday morning after a fight first broke out among students and later between parents, according to city police ...

Poughkeepsie graduate brings dog book to educate elementary students  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jason Kraus, former Poughkeepsie City School District student, returned to the city of Wednesday to read his book "Belly Rubbins for Bubbins."

$10M Poughkeepsie development to bring fresh food mart, food hall, brewery to city  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Hive, a $10 million City of Poughkeepsie development, calls for a *fresh* food market, a food hall, a craft brewery, apartments and more.

With $1B in economic development, Poughkeepsie eyes growth in next year  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than $1 billion in development projects are underway in the City of Poughkeepsie. And, Mayor Rob Rolison said, many of the projects will improve the ...

Future of Poughkeepsie's E-TECH program questioned  Poughkeepsie Journal

Questions remain about the future of a grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie students for tech and engineering jobs.

Highland graduates look to future at commencement ceremony  Poughkeepsie Journal

Friends and family of Highland High School's 136 graduates gathered Wednesday night to celebrate the class of 2019.

These Hudson Valley High Schools Ranked Among Worst In State For 2018 Graduation Rates  Daily Voice

While the Hudson Valley is home to some of the state's finest schools, some districts have performed better than others, and have reported some of New York's ...

Poughkeepsie school chief resigns  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Nicole Williams.

Boys basketball rankings: Class A teams continue to climb  The Journal News |

Tappan Zee, Poughkeepsie, Rye and more continue to rise in the weekly high school boys basketball rankings after strong starts to the season.

Administrative changes in Poughkeepsie come amid graduation probe  Poughkeepsie Journal

A series of administrative changes in the Poughkeepsie district have come amid a probe of improper or questionable high school graduations.

Shaped by trauma, Poughkeepsie's Carter emerges as a standout athlete, student  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jamik Carter witnessed frequent violence growing up in Brooklyn. But he's since become a star on the field and classroom after a move to Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH won't accept new students this fall  Poughkeepsie Journal

A grant-funded program designed to prepare Poughkeepsie teens for tech and engineering jobs will not be accepting new students next school year.

Dutchess schools roiled by threats  Poughkeepsie Journal

Amid the growing number of threats, Dutchess County school officials and law enforcement are dealing with is a number of arrests.

Poughkeepsie school board: attendance policy must be followed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Probe into questionable Poughkeepsie graduations prompted board to issue memo, reminding staff that district's attendance policy must be enforced.

Murder arrest follows shooting in city: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 25-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was charged with second-degree murder, a felony, in the shooting of an acquaintance who was found Monday morning ...

Poughkeepsie district should 'go back to drawing board' for AIS plan: BOCES  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than four of every five Poughkeepsie 3-8 students are eligible to receive the extra help known as AIS, and the district can't comply: Audit.

Lawsuit claims Poughkeepsie City School District superintendent harmed district  Poughkeepsie Journal

The complaint alleges that Poughkeepsie Superintendent Nicole Williams harmed the district with "numerous acts of misconduct and incompetence."

2018: A year of wins and losses  Poughkeepsie Journal

Demolition crews begin the process of taking down damaged buildings on Academy Street in the City of Poughkeepsie following a partial collapse Monday ...

Poughkeepsie man shot early Sunday morning  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 30-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds following an early Sunday morning shooting, according to city ...

State dismisses appeal to remove 2 Poughkeepsie school board members  Poughkeepsie Journal

The New York State Education Department dismissed an appeal to remove two members of the City Poughkeepsie School District's Board of Education.

Upward Bound struggling since Poughkeepsie High School office removed, staff says  Poughkeepsie Journal

Since its office was removed from Poughkeepsie High School, Upward Bound has been unable to effectively deliver services to students during the day, ...

Police: 15-year-old shot man in head, wounded another  News 12 Westchester

Authorities say the teen shot a 28-year-old man in the head and a 41-year-old man in the leg Monday afternoon.

Elmira boys lead early before losing to Mount Vernon in state tournament  Elmira Star-Gazette

Mount Vernon pulled away from Elmira in the second half for a 71-55 win in a Class AA boys basketball regional semifinal.

Cody Moffett tabbed as new Poughkeepsie basketball coach  Poughkeepsie Journal

Cody Moffett will take over as coach of the Poughkeepsie High School boys basketball team.

Poughkeepsie's E-TECH puts students on track for college, careers  Poughkeepsie Journal

E-TECH seeks to prepare at-risk high schoolers for careers in technology or engineering.

Arnoff, Rossi families to receive Family Services award; PKGO Getters launches  Poughkeepsie Journal

Two local families with decades of *service* in the community have been selected as recipients of Family Services' 2019 Family of the Year Awards. The Arnoff ...

Upward Bound office to be removed from Poughkeepsie High School  Poughkeepsie Journal

Tempers erupted at a Poughkeepsie school board meeting when the board majority voted to remove an Upward Bound office from the high school.

Poughkeepsie man charged with murder  Poughkeepsie Journal

Terry Cherry faces a felony charge of second-degree murder.

Poughkeepsie teen who reported Snapchat threat charged with making threat: Police  Poughkeepsie Journal

A 17-year-old Poughkeepsie High School student who reported to city police a Snapchat threat made against the school on Feb. 27 with a list of student names ...

Hudson Valley Man Killed Trying to Help Crash Victim

A Hudson Valley man on his way to see his 1-year-old child was killed while trying to help a crash victim.

Poughkeepsie shooting victim dies: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

The man found with a gunshot wound to the chest on the westbound arterial was identified as Jaquain Johnson.

Parent-student brawl erupts at school and forces lockdown  New York Post

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Authorities say a New York high school had to be placed on lockdown after a fight broke out among students and another brawl ...

Poughkeepsie saddened over shooting of high school student  Poughkeepsie Journal

An 18-year-old was shot on Talmadge Street early Wednesday morning, according to Detective Lt. Matt Clark of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

Ferryboat captain Brinckerhoff's city home styled to reflect nautical theme  Poughkeepsie Journal

Capt. John Brinckerhoff added distinctive features to the front facade of his City of Poughkeepsie home to replicate the front of his ferryboat.

Five people shot in the City of Poughkeepsie within five days  Poughkeepsie Journal

Three people were shot Thursday night within the area of Mansion Street and Winnikee Avenue, according to city police.

BUYOUT: $433,000 for ex-Poughkeepsie school chief  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie City School District will pay former Superintendent Nicole Williams more than $433000 to resign.

Dutchess County veterans celebrated in 'Year of the Veteran' parade  Poughkeepsie Journal

Many veterans from around Dutchess County were celebrated on Sunday at the "Year of the Veteran Parade" in the city of Poughkeepsie.

Police: No apparent ties in 4 shooting incidents in Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

The investigation into four shootings in the City of Poughkeepsie over that past nine days has found no apparent ties between incidents, according to city police ...

Hundreds pay respects to slain Poughkeepsie High School student  The Daily Freeman

POUGHKEEPSIE >> Hundreds of students, teachers, teammates, family members, friends and of the community gathered Tuesday to celebrate the life and ...

City of Poughkeepsie shooting victim identified  Poughkeepsie Journal

Seven people have been shot in the City of Poughkeepsie in a series of five incidents police believe to be unrelated.

Beacon man killed assisting in crash remembered for 'always helping'  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jaquan Cesar died at the age of 28 on Feb. 11. A *service* at Beulah Baptist Church is scheduled for Friday.

Poughkeepsie High School graduation candidates  Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie High School graduation candidates class of 2014.

Parents want Poughkeepsie alternative school closed  Poughkeepsie Journal

Parents and family members have joined together with a mission in the City of Poughkeepsie: Close the alternative school and return their children to their ...

Teacher turnover rates drop, but concern remains in some local districts  Poughkeepsie Journal

The average rate of teacher turnover has dropped steadily across 16 local school districts, but rates vary from district to district.

Mall parking garage concrete falls, hits car  Mid-Hudson News

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – A Fishkill woman, who was shopping at the Poughkeepsie Galleria on Friday afternoon was sitting in her SUV in the parking ...

Poughkeepsie woman, killed in bus crash, was 'just amazing'  Poughkeepsie Journal

A Poughkeepsie teen was identified as the victim in the fatal collision involving a Red Hook school district bus Monday morning.

Jury convicts LaGrangeville man of assault in stabbing  Poughkeepsie Journal

Jovan Wilkins, 26, was found guilty of the felony of first-degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison.

LaGrangeville man to face 18 years in state prison for stabbing  Poughkeepsie Journal

A LaGrangeville man convicted in the near-fatal stabbing of an unarmed man following a December 2017 Plattekill house party was sentenced to 18 years in ...

High School Boys Basketball: Ellenville captures first section title in 29 years  The Daily Freeman

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The Ellenville boys kept running, hitting their shots and creating turnovers to record a generational triumph Saturday night.

Caval Haylett killing: Arrests made, including rival gang associates  Poughkeepsie Journal

More than two dozen people have been charged in a range of crimes, including the killing of Caval Haylett Jr.

Local graduation rate flat in 2017  Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County's overall high school graduation rate stayed flat in 2017.

'Stay' denied in Poughkeepsie school chief's second appeal  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state Education commissioner denied the Poughkeepsie school chief's request for a "stay" of the board's graduation investigation.

School board to file lawsuit against Poughkeepsie superintendent  Poughkeepsie Journal

The superintendent will also be asked to forfeit her "compensation during the period of her disloyalty to the board."

Lack of diversity among athletic directors in Section 1 worse than national college level  The Journal News |

A diverse athletic director in Section 1 is a rare occurrence, a Journal News/lohud investigation has found. Female directors also are rare.

High school sweethearts forever: 6 Dutchess couples  Poughkeepsie Journal

Admit it: Even after all these years, your high school sweetheart still holds a special place in your heart. Hey, we get it. After all, these heartthrobs guide you ...

Football Takeaways: Whitaker does it again for Poughkeepsie  Poughkeepsie Journal

The Journal highlights some of the key matchups and delves into what transpired this weekend in local football.

Regents Exam Cheating Scandal Hits Poughkeepsie City School District  CBS Local

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There's another scandal brewing in New York State. This one involves allegations of cheating on Regents exams.

Poughkeepsie Teacher Charged With Selling Oxycodone Near School  CBS Local

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Hudson Valley substitute teacher stood charged Wednesday with selling oxycodone just steps from the ...

'He was a hero:' Family, friends remember Beacon man killed assisting in crash  Poughkeepsie Journal

At Jaquan Cesar's funeral *service*, he was remembered as a man whose death as a Good Samaritan was emblematic of a life wanting to help others.

Poughkeepsie inspired by Marvin Lunsford's tragedy and recovery  Poughkeepsie Journal

Months after being shot in the neck, Marvin Lunsford has returned to the sidelines of Poughkeepsie high school basketball games.

State pays 'surprise' visit to Poughkeepsie alternative school  Poughkeepsie Journal

The state Education Department made a "surprise" visit to the Poughkeepsie City School District's alternative school on Wednesday, said the acting principal ...

Laffin out as Poughkeepsie basketball coach  Poughkeepsie Journal

Brian Laffin will not return as the head boys basketball coach at Poughkeepsie High School next season, athletic director Bob Murphy confirmed on Tuesday.

Students rally to raise awareness of gun violence, safety concerns  Poughkeepsie Journal

Students around the mid-Hudson Valley held events this morning to raise awareness about gun violence and the need for greater safety on campuses.

Beacon man faces burglary felony after stealing from church: police  Poughkeepsie Journal

Shawn N. Davis Jr. faces multiple felonies after City of Beacon police say he stole from Christ United Methodist Church on Union Street.

Cross Country/Track & Field Announces 2019 Recruiting Class

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Thirty-eight recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, ...

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