News

  • WPMS students learn beyond textbooks during Hispanic Author’s Assembly

     Guillermo Fesser speaks and laughs with students while teaching them about the processes involved with developing a children’s book Dec. 5 at the West Point Middle School.      Photo by Michelle Schneider

    “I shall not spare any effort or trouble for the benefit of the colonies.” These bold words demonstrated the courage of Bernardo de Galvez from Spain.
    The history of Galvez was brought back to life by Guillermo Fesser in his children’s book, “Get to know Bernardo de Galvez.” Fesser visited West Point Middle School on Dec. 5 as a guest speaker for the Hispanic Author’s Assembly.
    Spanish and ESL teacher Domenica Conte said that leaders, teachers and parents at West Point are a tight-knit community dedicated to enriching students’ experiences during school. They regularly host assemblies throughout the year to expose students to international perspectives and future career options. The Hispanic Author Assembly was one example of a well-rounded learning opportunity. Read More



Sports

  • Kirk posts academy shot put record at Crowell Open

     The Army West Point track and field team kicked-off its 2019-20 indoor campaign in their home facility on Saturday when they hosted the Crowell Open at Gillis Field House. Headlining the performances was junior thrower Geoff Kirk , who broke his own academy record with a shot put throw of 18.36 meters. Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point track and field team kicked-off its 2019-20 indoor campaign in their home facility on Saturday when they hosted the Crowell Open at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights competed against athletes from several schools such as Manhattan, Vasser, Farleigh Dickinson and Molloy College.
    Headlining the performances was junior thrower Geoff Kirk, who broke his own academy record with a shot put throw of 18.36 meters.
    It was a strong showing for several cadets including senior standout Calli McMullen, who claimed victory in each of her three events. Sophomores Justin Young and Emily Mikoud, who both earned Patriot League Rookie of the Meet honors last season, were victorious in their respective events.
    The competition was the first of three home meets for the Black Knights during the indoor season. Read More



Leisure

  • KACH recognizes volunteers

    On June 21, Keller Army Community Hospital recognized the Red Cross volunteers who provided assistance in six different medical departments and the front desk. The 20 volunteers provided an average of 208 volunteer hours per month, and more than 2,500 hours per year. The citation they received reads: “In recognition of the unwavering contributions you make daily in support of Keller Army Community Hospital and the West Point community. Your continuous support and willingness to devote your time has positively impacted the lives of the staff, America’s service members and their families. Your commitment to the American Red Cross volunteer program displays the true meaning of volunteerism and has been a critical contributing factor to the high level of customer service and clinical support provided by the hospital. Read More



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