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Debra Keiser

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Deb Keiser, long-time journalist and PR pro, resides in beautiful Putnam County with her family and pug, Elvis. 

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  1. State Commissioner Of Education Visits Pocantico Hills

    State Commissioner Of Education Visits Pocantico Hills

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Pocantico Hills received a special visitor on Monday.State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visited the school, along with Senior Deputy Commissioner Jhone Ebert. They were joined by Southern Westchester BOCES District Superintendent Harold Coles and Deputy Superintendent Jackie O’DonnellSeveral middle school students greeted and served as “ambassadors” of ...

  2. Pocantico Students Reap Sweet Reward For Community Service

    Pocantico Students Reap Sweet Reward For Community Service

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Students at Pocantico Hills recently learned the value of doing a good deed.Students donated more than 1,500 food and toiletry items to help six nearby needy families. The classes that brought in the most contributions were rewarded with an ice cream party.The program is a project of the Student Council Government organized by Family and Consumer Science teacher ...

  3. Pocantico Hills Goes To The Circus

    Pocantico Hills Goes To The Circus

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- Pocantico Hills School recently turned into a circus, much to the delight of students and their parents.The school hosted an interactive circus arts workshop last Friday presented by the Pocantico Hills PTA and featuring the Amazing Grace Circus. The Amazing Grace Circus had visited the school last winter as part of a physical education curriculum. Students ...

  4. MLK Jr. Art Exhibit By Pocantico Hills Students Showcased In State Capitol

    MLK Jr. Art Exhibit By Pocantico Hills Students Showcased In State Capitol

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. --  Pocantico Hills fourth-graders recognized Martin Luther King Jr.'s great legacy in a creative way this year. The students participated in the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Display by creating posters that are exhibited in the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany.The artwork went up on Jan. 12 and will be available for viewing through ...

  5. Teatown Nature Program Nurtures Pocantico Hills Preschoolers

    Teatown Nature Program Nurtures Pocantico Hills Preschoolers

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. -- When you can’t get the kids out into nature, what do you do? You bring nature to the kids.The Teatown Lake Reservation, a nonprofit nature preserve in Ossining, has been packing up every critter from rabbits and turtles to snakes and frogs and bringing them to visit Pre-K students at the Pocantico Hills School in Tarrytown.Teatown’s “Nurtured by Nature” program ...

  6. Pocantico Hills Fifth-Graders Celebrate Writing 'Gallery-Style'

    Pocantico Hills Fifth-Graders Celebrate Writing 'Gallery-Style'

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. --  Pocantico Hills fifth-graders in Mount Pleasant proved they are budding authors during a recent writing gallery-style showcase of the student's recent masterpieces. The students used the "gallery" format, which typically brings to mind visual art, to display the writing they have been developing since October in order to offer a full display of their ...

  7. Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    Pocantico Hill Science Students Taste Energy-Giving Fermented Foods

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. --- Science students in eighth grade at Pocantico Hills School in Tarrytown got a lesson in fermented foods.The students put their taste buds to work and tried some examples in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classroom with science teacher Vince Cook, FACS teacher Ilana Brennan and CIA-trained lunch chef Kassie Arcate. Students tasted sauerkraut, sourdough bread, ...

  8. Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    Pocantico Students Travel The Globe Without Leaving The Classroom

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The world got a lot smaller for the students of Pocantico Hills School at Geography Night recently with teachers and families participating in the event.Students traveled across Europe navigating the giant map in the gym that was on loan from the National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps program. It was the “board” on which students played a novel game of Simon ...

  9. Don't Hide, Get Out, Fire Experts Tell Pocantico Hills Kids

    Don't Hide, Get Out, Fire Experts Tell Pocantico Hills Kids

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Kids die in fires because they hide, according to a local firefighter speaking to students at Pocantico Hills School.In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, members of the Pocantico Hills Fire Department, gave a school-wide presentation at the school on Oct. 14.Kids in grades K to 8 learned about fire safety from Fire Chief Joe Mahood and Firefighter ...

  10. Pocantico Hills School Celebrates Fall With Harvest Festival

    Pocantico Hills School Celebrates Fall With Harvest Festival

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- The Pocantico Hills School’s annual Harvest Soup Festival has all the right ingredients for an educational and fun time.Students, parents and staff members spent a week picking, sorting, cleaning and cooking up bushels of the vegetables for last Friday’s “seed-to-table” feast.First- through 4th graders harvested organic carrots, squash, celery, beans, tomatoes, ...

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