News from the Peekskill City School District on the new Peekskill High School cafeteria:
September 6, the first day of school for the Peekskill District, was the first opportunity for students and faculty to see the brand new cafeteria that has been installed over the summer. Peekskill’s administration joined students and the high school principal to cut a ribbon symbolically opening the cafeteria doors to lunchtime traffic.
Because some equipment is still awaiting installation, a cold lunch of sandwiches and fruit was served, but overall students were very pleased with the new look of their eating-place. “It’s a real improvement,” observed junior Nicole Troche. Superintendent James Willis and Assistant Superintendent Greg Sullivan joined the students for lunch at one of the cafeteria’s brand-new oval tables. Outside seating on a newly-paved patio is also planned.
The official opening of the completed cafeteria will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m., when the Peekskill Board of Education will welcome the community to the new space and hold their meeting in the completed facility. The cafeteria was the major project of over $3 million in capital improvements carried out in District schools this summer.
Cutting the ribbon to officially open the cafeteria are, holding the scissors, student council president Vivienne Sales, PHS Principal Frederick Hutchinson, and senior class president Nikki Brady. Joining them are, from left to right: Assistant Superintendent Joseph Mosey, Superintendent James Willis, School Board Vice President Michael Simpkins, Human Resources Director Mary Sculnick, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Maxine O’Connor, Assistant Principal Kent Picou; Assistant Superintendent Greg Sullivan, Assistant Principal Griselda Reyes, and Assistant Principal Margie Daniels.