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Fishkill Elementary School
20 Church Street
Fishkill, New York 12524

Phone: (845) 897-6780
Fax: (845) 897-6788
Our Mission 
The mission of the Wappingers Central School District is to empower all of our students with the competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible members of their community.
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  • January 2017 Newsletter

    Posted by Andrew McNally at 1/9/2017

    Attached is Fishkill Elementary School's January 2017 Newsletter

    FES January 2017 Newsletter

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  • Fishkill Students and Staff Miles of Hope Picture

    Posted by Andrew McNally at 10/14/2016

    FES Miles of Hope Picture

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  • Welcome Back Students!

    Posted by Andrew McNally at 9/6/2016

    Welcome Back Students!!!

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  • 2016-17 Opening School Important Dates

    Posted by Andrew McNally at 8/29/2016

    Listed are important dates in regards to the opening of the 2016-17 school year:

    Tuesday, August 30th: Kindergarten Meet-and- Greet & New Student Orientation 10:00am-11:00am

    Tuesday, September 6th: First day of school for Grades 1-6

    Tuesday, September 6th: Kindergarten Visitation 10:00am-11:00am Parents please bring your child to visit the classroom

    Wednesday, September 7th: First full day of school for Kindergarten Students



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The History of Fishkill Elementary School
  • In 1871, construction began for a schoolhouse on Church Street. The site used for the schoolhouse belonged to the Fishkill Reformed Church and was formerly used as pasture land for the pastor’s cow.
  • In September 1891, the school opened its doors. The entire building expense was twelve thousand dollars. Mr. Edward DuMond was the principal. 
  • In 1909, this structure was completely destroyed by fire. 
Fishkill Elementary School 
 Before the Fire in 1909  Aftermath of the 1909 Fire
 Before the Fire of 1909  Aftermath of the 1909 Fire
The present building was dedicated in 1910. At that time, each room held two classes (Even the principal, Mr. Almon Nye, taught two grades). A bell was placed in the new building in memory of village resident, Mr. Oliver Barnes. Mr. Barnes was the Chief Engineer of the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad. The tone of the bell which rang each morning summoning the children sounded much like the fire bell. Confusion resulted, so the bell ringing ceased. About 30 years ago, the sixth grade classes started the tradition of ringing the bell on the last day of the school year. The fifth grade classes continue that tradition as they bid farewell each June. Along with the original two story building now stands three additions and one modular classroom. The first addition was constructed in 1952, followed by additions in 1954 and 1962. The modular was placed there in 2008.
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