Inspired by a tradition of excellence and a spirit of continuous improvement, the Spackenkill School District will provide all of our students with the academic and social skills necessary to pursue their goals and become responsible citizens in an interdependent global community.
Incoming 6th Graders
Incoming 7th Graders
Incoming 8th Graders
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is an honor earned by a student for
outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.
Please click here for a list of the 8th grade students who will be inducted into the
National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony that is to be held on June 19, 2017.
The PTSA Meeting scheduled for June 7, 2017 has been canceled. We are still in need of a parent VP. Please contact Vickie Setzer for more information: email@example.com
Congratulations to all students who made Third Quarter Honor and Merit Rolls.
Please click below to read the names of honorees.
8th Grade Honor Roll
7th Grade Honor Roll
6th Grade Honor Roll
Each day, we will be posting one poem that has been entered into the contest.
The poems will be randomly selected.
Poem of the Day: April 28th
My Music Box
On a tall dresser it lay,
ready to be awakened
and brighten my day.
Oh, what a sweet sound it makes
and what memories it unfolds,
For its gift is of reminiscence,
With a story to be told.
An object with meaning,
greater than its appearance,
helps me to revisit what are truly, the dearest moments,
that live within me.
by Vanessa A.
Poem of the Day: April 27th
Learning, Studying, Socializing
Old friends and new
Keeping my old friends and making new,
All the while keeping true,
To who I am, and what I want to be.
People change who they are sometimes I see.
I am true to myself, what would you do?
Stand with, stand apart, be many or a few.
If you see someone without a friend,
Would you be helpful if you can?
Or would you just try to fit in and not bend.
That’s what you must decide if you can.
Fitting in, looking cool, acting like a fool.
In the end it is up to you to make a difference.
Now that is truly what is cool!
Poem of the Day: April 26th
Scents of spring drift through the air,
As lavender and roses bud,
Their colors light and fair.
A swirl of color drifts through the snare,
Of Earth’s graceful, delicate beauty.
The giant willows sway no worse for wear
As gusts of wind fly by.
Trees and flowers full of flair
Resting in the midst of spring.
by Julia G.
Poem of the Day: April 25th
For every hot, there is a cold.
For every young, there is an old.
For every up, there is a down.
Opposites make the world go round.
For every me, there is a you.
To sunset’s orange, the day is blue.
For all of you, there is still me.
Opposites drive humanity.
In the ground below, and the sky above...
With all our hate...
There is still love.
by Sam C.
Poem of the Day: April 24th
The sun is shining
the birds are singing
and the sky is blue.
I say to you
why don't you come out and play
and have fun, fun, fun all day?
So you can feel the wind in your hair
take one step and believe you're floating on air.
You would have fun I say
on a beautiful spring day.
by Ne'vaeh A.
Week of June 19th
Read a letter from the principal about evacuation drills.
Report bullying here.
Spackenkill wants to remind all parents, adults, and driving students that passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights while on school grounds (private road) or roadways is a traffic violation. Every person convicted of the first violation will be punished by a fine of $250 to $400 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or by both fine and imprisonment. Additional traffic violations increase both fine and time of imprisonment. Such violation may also result in a five-point penalty on one’s driver’s license. School district grounds are not exempt from these laws. This information is shared in the interest of safety for all students and as a reminder to those who violate the law what passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights can cost in fines and points. We wouldn’t want this to happen to any of our community members.
Chromebook Handbook 2016-2017 (Google Doc)
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Chromebook User Agreement (Google Doc)
Chromebook User Agreement (PDF)
Student-Parent Technology Agreement (PDF)
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Orville A. Todd Middle School
11 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Principal: Daniel Doherty
Dean of Students: Anchala Sobrin