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Chad Dashnaw Awarded Siena College Faculty Memorial Scholarship

Chad Dashnaw has been awarded the 2017-2018 Faculty Memorial Scholarship. Dashnaw, a Biochemistry major from Peru, has been involved with undergraduate research and work in the student lab.. The scholarships are being given in memory of Margaret Hannay and Fr. Mathias Doyle, O.F.M. Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal […]

Amy Hartman Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Amy Hartman of Peru, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hartman is pursuing a degree in Nursing at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Hartman is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

A Wave and a Smile

By John T. Ryan Peru – Stephanie Ormsby is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. For many of the people who bring children to Peru Elementary School’s grade 3-6 entrance, Stephanie Ormsby’s warm greeting is a wonderful way to start the day. Each morning, […]

Peru Students Are Excelling in College

Spring 2017 Semester Presidential Scholars:  Clarkson University – Samantha Crosby, a senior majoring in communication and Nick Lawliss, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering Siena College – Michael Mills and Alyssa Murphy SUNY Canton – Jamie Vogt, a criminal investigation major SUNY Potsdam – Kali Dorey, a psychology major; Molly Lawliss, a childhood/early childhood education major; Matthew Nugent, a business economics major. […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

The Peru Free Library is a Busy Place

Email just received from the Peru Free Library Dear Friends and Patrons, Summer is fast approaching and the library is preparing for our busiest time of the year, family programs, children’s art classes and lots and lots of summer reading! Build a Better World is our summer reading theme this year and will also play […]

It’s Fun Run Time

The Peru Youth Commission Fun Runs for children 3 -13 13 will be held at the Peru Central School track on Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. Registration at 4:45 p.m with 1/4 mile race to start immediately following stretching followed by a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile race. […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Annual Summer Members Show

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bi-annually The Strand Center for the Arts presents exhibitions that showcase the talents of its members; the Holiday and Summer Members Shows. Members at any artistic level, from hobbyist to professional, are invited to submit works for these “Members Only” exhibitions. The Strand Center for the Arts Summer Members Show is open […]

Batter up!

By John T. Ryan Clouds and light rain didn’t keep a huge group of parents, grandparents and others from attending this morning’s Peru Youth Commission and Clinton County Opening Day Ceremonies at Laphams Mills Park. Clinton County Youth Bureau Recreation Director Molly Flynn and teams from neighboring communities are participating in today’s activities. Peru Youth […]

Over $6 Million in Tax Refunds for the North Country

The Adirondack Region Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition recently completed a very successful income tax assistance program that proved extremely beneficial for many low to moderate income people throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Kathy Snow, Director of Development of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. and chairperson of the EITC Coalition, […]

News for PCS Class of 67

Class of 1967 Peru Central School’s Class of 2017 would like to cordially invite the Peru Class of 1967 to their Graduation Ceremony on June 24th, 10am, at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House.  Please RSVP by June 17th to senior advisor, Janelle LaValley, at jlavalley@perucsd.org or by calling the High School Office at 643-6400.

Special School Board Meeting – May 30, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30th at 4:30 PM at the Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) District Office, located at 518 Rugar St in Plattsburgh. An executive session associated with the employment history of particular persons and/or matters leading to the appointment or employment of […]

DEC and Paul Smith College Partner to Protect Adirondacks Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Protection Includes Boat Stewards and Decontamination Stations to Protect Local Waterbodies New York State is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) throughout the Adirondack’s waterways through the strategic placement of boat stewards and decontamination stations, Department […]

SUNY Potsdam to Recognize Chad Allen and Patrick Nugent

POTSDAM, NY (05/17/2017)– The State University of New York at Potsdam will recognize more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The graduates include: Chad Allen of Peru, NY, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Matthew Nugent […]

The Votes Have Been Counted

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results Budget Proposition #1 Yes – 392 No – 175 Bus Proposition #2 Yes – 416 No – 151 Library #3 Yes – 389 No – 177 Board Member Elected Linda Morgan, 446 votes Total Ballots Cast 569

News From the Peru Free Library Board

PERU FREE LIBRARY PROPOSITION FOR FUNDING INCREASE Proposition #3 on the ballot at the time of the Peru Central School District budget vote will be a request from the Peru Free Library to increase funding from the community. Since 2005, the Library has received $5000 each year with approval from the voters at that time. […]

Peru School Board Regular Meeting and Annual Budget Hearing May 9, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting and annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 6:30 PM start.  […]

April 25, 2017 message from the Peru Superintendent of Schools:

At approximately 7:00 this morning, a Peru CSD school bus was involved in an accident. No student or staff injuries have been reported. Students have been transported safely to campus. State Police are investigating.

Remillard Excels IN NYC and Boston Marathons

By John T. Ryan Peru – People living in or near the Peru hamlet undoubtedly recall Charles Remillard. He’s the tall, red-headed young man we saw running by our homes as a member of the Peru High School Track Team. Graduating in 2011, Charles went on to star for the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons. Today, […]

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Works for North Country Families, Economy

From the office of Assemblyman Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that he helped pass a $153.1 billion 2017-18 state budget that will improve North Country roads and bridges, invest in public education and close the skills gap to get people back to work. “We’re investing in opportunity, supporting those who need a helping […]

Peru School District Seeks Board Candidate

The Peru Central School District is seeking candidates to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the term of Ms. Linda Morgan. The seat is at large for a five-year term from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022. The ‘Petition for Nomination of Candidate’ is available in […]

Budget Workshop #5

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Thursday, April 6th at 5:30 PM in the Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School, for their fifth budget workshop. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 5:30 PM start. The school board is […]

Environmental Health Recognition

From the Office of the Superintendent of Peru Central School Peru Central School District recently received Recognition for Excellence in Environmental Health through The ChildSafe School NYS Certificate Program. ChildSafe Schools in New York State address health and safety needs, with school policies and practices that ensure reduced exposures and will lead to improved environmental […]

A Message on NYS Education Trends from NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

Today, my office issued a report detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment, and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local level. By examining regional comparisons […]

School Board Meeting

Peru Central’s Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room. The Board is expected to immediately proceed into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employment history of particular individuals. No other school board or school district business is […]

Budget Workshop #4 & Community Budget Forum Encore

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room for their fourth public session budget workshop. At its budget workshop, the School Board is expected to: · Review Budget Timeline · Host an Encore of the Community Budget Forum · Receive Overview […]

PCS Closed Wednesday

A message from the Peru Central School District Office: Peru Central School District will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 15th. Thank you.

Early School Dismissal Tuesday

Due to inclement weather, Peru Central School District will have an Early Dismissal on Tuesday, March 14th as follows: 10:30 dismissal for Jr/Sr High grades 7-12 11:30 dismissal for Elementary grades K-6

School Board Special Meeting, March 15, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:15 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room. The Board is expected to immediately proceed into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employment history of particular individuals. No other school board or school district business will […]

Peru CSD Regular Meeting & Budget Workshop #3/Community Forum, March 14, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 4:15 PM start. The school board is […]

Register Online For Peru Youth Commission’s Summer & Fall Programs

2017 TOWN OF PERU YOUTH COMMISSION **NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION** (TOWN OF PERU RESIDENTS ONLY) TOWNOFPERU.RECDESK.COM March 15th to April 15th You must create an account using parent’s information, then you must add your children as members of the same household. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been approved. Once approved you […]

A message from the Adirondack Anglers

Next Wednesday 3/15/17 we will have our Cast-Off Meeting for 2017. All interested youth anglers within the Adirondack Region are welcome to attend. The meeting is at the Peru Town Hall, basement level, 5:30-700pm. Administrative opportunities are available within the club for area youth interested in learning more about Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, and Fund Raising. […]

Colin Pope Named to Morrisville State College Dean’s List

MORRISVILLE, NY (03/08/2017)– Morrisville State College recently announced that Colin Pope of Peru, NY was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours. Morrisville State College’s curricula are […]

DEC Announces 2016 is Safest Year for New York Hunters

Despite Four Fatalities, DEC Records Lowest Number of Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents on Record The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958. “Hunting is a proud tradition […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 7 and run through April […]

PCS Class of 77 Planning Reunion

October 6th, 7th, 8th of 2017 this Fall! The Peru Central School graduating Class of 1977 will be reunited in the North Country! Look Out locals! Friday afternoon/evening meet @ The Valcour Brewing Company at The Old Stone Barracks formally known as the old base. 49 Ohio Street Plattsburgh , NY

Benjamin Morgan and Avery Torrance Named to RIT Dean’s List for Fall Semester

  ROCHESTER, NY (03/01/2017)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017: Benjamin Morgan of Peru (12972), who is studying in the game design and development program. Avery Torrance of Peru (12972), who is studying in the applied mathematics program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for […]

Fishing Champs Going to National Finals

Coyotes In and Around Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – Oftentimes the most interesting part of a Peru Town Board meeting comes up under “Other Business” when Counselor Brandy McDonald reports on what’s going on in and about town. At the Monday, February 13th meeting his subject was coyotes. McDonald reported that about seventy coyotes have been shot in […]

DiNapoli Report Highlights Regional Education Trends

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued a report today detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. “Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local […]

Budget Workshop #2 for Peru Board of Education

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Tuesday, February 28th at 6 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room for their second public session budget workshop. At its budget workshop, the School Board is expected to: · Examine current year projections · Review tax levy limit calculation · Receive overview of revenues […]

Nicholas Uliva Named to Dean’s List at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (02/23/2017)– Nicholas Uliva, a resident of Peru and Business Administration major, was named to the Dean’s List in Ithaca College’s School of Business for the fall 2016 semester. From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines […]

DEC Announces Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog Examinations

Exams set for April 7; Registration deadline is March 17 Examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, April 7, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) […]

NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Survey Alerts Growers to New Arrivals

A Message from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Northern New York. Two soybean diseases not previously confirmed in Northern New York crops were identified in 2016 by the annual corn and soybean disease survey and assessment funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The proactive disease assessment program helps protect the […]

Henry D. McCormick of Peru Named to St. Lawrence University Dean’s List

CANTON, NY (02/16/2017)– Henry D. McCormick of Peru has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall 2016 semester. McCormick is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Geology. McCormick attended Ausable Valley Central School. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a […]

Get Ready to Dial 518 to Phone Your Neighbor

Please watch the explanation on Calvin Castine’s Home Town Cable

Peru School Board Regular Meeting February 14, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 6:00 PM start. The school board is […]

Peru School District Seeks Board Candidate

The Peru Central School District is seeking candidates to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the term of Ms. Linda Morgan. The seat is at large for a five-year term from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022. The ‘Petition for Nomination of Candidate’ is available in […]

Maria Remillard Named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2016

GENESEO, NY (02/09/2017)– Maria Remillard from Peru, NY (12972), has been named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. SUNY Geneseo is a premiere public liberal arts […]

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., Named Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (02/07/2017)– Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five […]

“Global Warming Has Come to the North Country”

The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Climate Change in the North Country – A Talk by Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, will speak on the regional impact of climate change […]

Teagan Plimpton from Peru Named to SUNY Geneseo’s President’s List for Fall 2016

GENESEO, NY (02/07/2017)– Teagan Plimpton from Peru, NY (12972), was named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Geneseo for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved an A in all coursework (4.0 grade point average) while taking at least 12 credit hours. […]

After-School Activities Cancelled Today

Please note that due to inclement weather, all Peru CSD after-school activities/events scheduled for today have been cancelled. Thank you.

Matthew James and Thomas Matthews on UNH Dean’s List

DURHAM, NH (02/02/2017)– The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2016 semester. Matthew James of Peru earned High Honors Thomas Matthews of Peru earned Honors Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition […]

A Invitation to 2nd – 6th Grade Parents

Peru Central School District Parent University  – The Art of Cursive Writing 2nd – 6th Grade The art of cursive writing is beginning to fade as curricular needs push the proper time needed to dedicate to cursive writing out of our school day. Come to this Parent workshop presented by educator Amber Arnold, to acquire the […]

A Wonderful Opportunity for Parents

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

Household incomes of $53,505.00 or less may be eligible. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designated Friday, January 27, 2017 as National EITC Awareness Day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition of the Adirondack Region has established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout our three-county service delivery area to provide “free tax preparation” […]

A Native American Artists Exhibition at The Strand Center for the Arts in February

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a Native American Artists Exhibition in the Main Gallery in February, 2017. This forthcoming exhibit features artwork from several local Native American artists including: Sue Herne, Dukon Harris, David Fadden, Martin Loft, Leah Shenandoah, and Jordan Thompson. The exhibit opening will take place […]

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