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Laura Belfiore

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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. Grant Helps Peekskill Students Catch Broadway Show

    Grant Helps Peekskill Students Catch Broadway Show

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Students from the Peekskill’s Summit Academy were able to catch a play on Broadway recently thanks to a grant.The student saw “Eclipsed,” a play that stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as a woman held captive by rebels during the Liberian civil war.The students took the train into the city where they had lunch in Bryant Park and visited the New York Public Library ...

  2. Peekskill High School Performs 'Hairspray'

    Peekskill High School Performs 'Hairspray'

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The cast and crew of the Peekskill High School Drama Company recently put on four performances of "Hairspray" at the Peekskill High School Theater. The show, directed by PHS Theater Teacher Terry Sandler, was double cast for the lead roll of Tracy Turnblad, with freshman Kennedy Bordas and junior Arianna Hurtado each giving the character their own unique ...

  3. Peekskill's Brittney Pauta Accepted To NY Medical College STAR Program

    Peekskill's Brittney Pauta Accepted To NY Medical College STAR Program

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill High School's Advanced Science Research (ASR) student Brittney Pauta was accepted to the New York Medical College STAR Program, which matches a student to conduct authentic research with a medical scientist or professor at New York Medical College. Pauta is the first science research student to be accepted to this program. She will work this summer with Dr. ...

  4. C.V. Starr's Student Artists Compete In Visual Arts Olympics

    C.V. Starr's Student Artists Compete In Visual Arts Olympics

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- C.V. Starr’s Grade 5 Creative Arts students traveled to Saratoga to present four art pieces at the Olympics of Visual Arts competition on Thursday, April 21. The pieces, which have been on display in the school’s lobby since October, were juried by judges, students and teachers from all over the state of New York. One group of sculpture students created a huge piece ...

  5. Peekskill Iron Devils Robotics Team Places Second In State Competition

    Peekskill Iron Devils Robotics Team Places Second In State Competition

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- On Sunday, April 3 the Peekskill Iron Devils Robotics Team took part in the New York Rube Goldberg competition at the Engineering Expo in White Plains, coming in second place out of 10 teams from across the state. The Rube Goldberg Machine Contests are designed to encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving for students of all ages. STEM and STEAM friendly, ...

  6. Brewster HS Foreign Language Students Tour The Sites In Italy, Spain

    Brewster HS Foreign Language Students Tour The Sites In Italy, Spain

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- After 15 years, Brewster High School students have ventured back to Europe thanks to Antonio Franze` and Carmen Campos, Italian and Spanish teachers at the school who organized a 10 day long Mediterranean journey for 72 dedicated foreign language students. The group was accompanied on the trip by BHS staff members Filomena Carretero; Dr. Joseph Castagnola and his wife; ...

  7. Peekskill Students Tour UN After Studying Worldwide Refugee Crises

    Peekskill Students Tour UN After Studying Worldwide Refugee Crises

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill Middle School students in the Core-X class of Scott Tabone and Donald Shropshire represented PKMS on their recent trip to the United Nations. The field trip served as the culmination of the class’ exploration into the many refugee crises around the world. Students had the opportunity to meet with Chief of Migration Bela Hovy in the UN offices. Hovy took some ...

  8. Peekskill Middle School Students Learn About Poetry Through Cooking

    Peekskill Middle School Students Learn About Poetry Through Cooking

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill Middle School students in Scott Tabone and Donald Shropshire’s Core-X class recently had the chance to learn about poetry through cooking.Thanks to Newburgh chef Mike Kelly of Liberty Street Bistro, students got a hands-on experience and learned how cooking, much like writing poetry, involves passion, emotion and creativity. During the visit, Kelly guided ...

  9. Peekskil Foreign Language Week Culminates With Food Festival

    Peekskil Foreign Language Week Culminates With Food Festival

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill High School Foreign Language Department recently celebrated its 11th Annual Foreign Language Week by treating students to a variety of culturally influenced activities. The week brought foreign films from France and China and invited students to dress in traditional outfits inspired by their heritage. PHS dance teacher Fay Pacht also offered students the ...

  10. Peekskill High School Students Exchange Letters With Peers In Spain

    Peekskill High School Students Exchange Letters With Peers In Spain

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Students in Carolyne Hall’s Spanish 3 class in Peekskill High School are currently corresponding with student pen pals from Spain. The Peekskill High School students have been writing to their peers at Instituto de Educacion Secundaria les Gonzalez Allende in Toro, Spain, which is located just north of Madrid. Hall started the pen pal initiative in 2010 when she ...

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