District Announcements

  • Meal Charge Policy and Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals Now Available

    You can find this information  and download the application for Free and Reduced Price Meals on our Cafeteria web page.

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  • Home Access Center Notice

    Home Access Center is currently unavailable.  HAC is down for annual required maintenance and will be fully functional before the start of school.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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  • County Offers Free Vaccines to Students

    Westchester County Department of Health encourages parents/guardians to speak with their health care providers to see what, if any, vaccines are needed for the next school year.  For students who are unable to receive vaccines from their healthcare provider, the county Department of Health may be able to offer vaccines. Parents should call the Department at 995-5800 to see if their child is eligible and to schedule an appointment at one of the convenient immunization clinics in either White Plains or Yonkers.

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  • Port Chester High School's International Baccalaureate Program is Another Reason to Take Pride in Our Schools

    PCHS is one of only 4 Westchester high schools to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program to students. Learn more about IB and how this program is increasingly popular with PCHS students by watching this video.

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  • Port Chester High School Ranked Among Top 2.4% in Nation

    Port Chester High School earned a Silver Medal in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools Rankings – a ranking awarded to just 2.4 percent of eligible high schools nationally.  According to the publication's data, PCHS ranked 161 among the more than 1500 public high schools in New York State.  Read more about it in the attached document.

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  • Add Our Calendars to Your Device

    Here's everything you need to know about adding our school or district calendars to your personal devices

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Elementary Enrichment Program: Overview

The Port Chester School District offers an enrichment program to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.   In all grades, this program reinforces core Math and ELA topics while engaging students with technology and teaching them introductory computer science skills.

3rd Grade: Coding

In 3rd grade, every student in the district participates in a class that teaches them how to write code for computer programs. As part of this program, students not only focus on learning how to create a program, but also on identifying issues in a given code and determining the steps needed to "debug" the code. This course will help students to become experts on the process of creating and troubleshooting their own programs, all while developing problem solving skills that can help them succeed both in and out of the field of computer science.

4th and 5th Grade: Robotics

In 4th and 5th grade, groups of students are chosen to participate in a robotics program.  As part of this program, students will develop construction and engineering skills as they construct a variety of robots.  For each robot the students build, they will work on refining their computer programming skills, writing code that directs their robot to complete a variety of tasks, such as repeating a series of actions and responding to user input.  Students will also make real world connections, learning about how robots are used throughout the world in different professions and discussing different careers that they can enter that will utilize computer programming and robotics skills.

Additional Information: Coding

  

For additional information about and resources related to our school's coding program, click the picture above to be redirected to the program's website.  

Additional Information: Robotics

Robotics website

For additional information about and resources related to our school's robotics program, click the picture above to be redirected to the program's website.