Pocantico Pride

You can now enjoy photos of some of our fall events and share in our Pocantico Pride! Look for additional updates this winter as we continue to expand and improve this feature of our website.
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Important Announcements


It is with great pleasure that the Pocantico Hills Board of Education announces the choice of Mrs. Carol Conklin-Spillane as Superintendent of Pocantico Hills.

After conducting a national search and convening a committee of community stakeholders, the Board of Education is expected to take formal action this month on the appointment of Mrs. Conklin-Spillane. Her service with the Pocantico Hills Central School District will begin on July 1, 2016. She replaces Dr. Marilyn Terranova who has been Interim Superintendent since January.

Mrs. Conklin-Spillane has been Principal of Sleepy Hollow High School since 1994. In this role she has worked closely with Pocantico Hills Central School, welcoming and educating many of our students over her 22 years with Sleepy Hollow.

Mrs. Conklin-Spillane has been recognized for her achievements in developing school programs and practices that lead to high student achievement. Under her leadership, Sleepy Hollow High School has received numerous accolades, including A Best Practices High School by the Magellan Foundation; Breakthrough High School for 2014 by NASSP/MetLife Foundation for high achievement despite challenges; a National Showcase School in 2015 by the Alliance for Secondary School Reform; and A School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center for its ability to provide rigorous programs for all types of learners.

Last year, Mrs. Conklin-Spillane was appointed to Governor Cuomo's Common Core Task Force, crafting a series of recommendations that have been widely embraced as a roadmap for improving teaching and learning in New York. As a published author on education practices, Mrs. Conklin-Spillane was selected as Outstanding Regional Administrator of the Year in 2012 by the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association.

The Board of Education is honored to welcome Mrs. Conklin-Spillane to Pocantico Hills School. She brings with her a long and positive history of working with our district and our children. She is a respected, nationally recognized educator who understands the wonderful traditions that make Pocantico so special, and also recognizes the need for innovation and rigor in 21st-century academics.

We invite the community to meet Mrs. Conklin-Spillane in the very near future, as she begins her work with the district in her new role as superintendent.


Dear Friends,

As Interim Superintendent, it has been my pleasure to actively engage in our teacher and student learning activities. Our children and staff have been very busy these past few months, from planning and cooking healthy and delicious foods to displaying their athletic prowess with jumping rope for cardio health. They have been making new friends in North Carolina via distance learning; studying and visiting The United Nations and human rights issues; and developing skills such as coding through math-science-technology initiatives throughout the K-8 curriculum.


Bulletin Board


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

There will be a presentation from the 5th through 8th grade math teachers on Singapore Math.

(It is anticipated that the Board of Education will convene into Executive Session at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the employment history of a particular individual.  No action is anticipated.)

If you wish to view the agenda, please click on the link below and Enter Public Site



2016-2017 Budget:  110 YES / 13 NO

Purchase of Buses:  96 YES / 27 NO

Emily Segal: 110

Frederick Rickles: 107

Write Ins: Katherine Yu, Steve Wislocki

Voter Information

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Week of May 23, 2016

Monday - turkey hot dogs on whole wheat bun, french fries, baked beans, apple sauce, milk

Tuesday - chicken tacos (lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese), oranges, milk

Wednesday - meatloaf in brown gravy, tater bits, broccoli, banana, milk

Thursday - fish sticks, mac and cheese, peas, apple sauce, milk

Friday - SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day Break

Results of drinking water testing.

Acting proactively on April 15, 2016 the Pocantico Hills School District retained Regulatory Compliance to test water collected from all water outlets where school building occupants consume or use water for cooking purposes.

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Summer Job Openings

The Pocantico Hills Day Camp is looking for CIT's and Counselors for the 2016 camp season.  The camp is held at the Pocantico Hills School from Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, August 12th.  In addition, there is a MANDATORY camp workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, June 29th and 30th.  The camp day runs from 8:45 AM until 3:10 PM.

There are also Pool Jobs open.


2016-2017 Approved District Calendar

2016-2017 School Calendar - APPROVED 03.01.16.pdf


 2016 Fundraiser Gala

Sapore per l’Arte

a festive evening to support Arts Education Programs at Pocantico to be held Trattoria 160 in Pleasantville.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016


2016-2017  Budget Information
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Hard copies of the calendar will be mailed to each home by the end of August.

Pocantico Calendar 2015-2016 WEBSITE version 09.22.15.pdf

APPROVED 2015-2016

2015-2016 School Calendar - APPROVED - 03.09.15.pdf

Pocantico Hills Central

School District

Annual Report

Office of Student Support Services:

Special Education/ Section 504

Director: Mia Wrobel

Phone: 914 631-2440 EXT. 192

Secretary: Marcia Finsmith

Phone: 914 631-2440 EXT. 700

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 24
Board Meeting (Discussion)
8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 27
Memorial Day Break - School Closed
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - District Closed
Friday, June 3
Volunteer Appreciation Assembly
Tuesday, June 7
Board Meeting (Business)
8:00 p.m.