Congratulations to 3rd grade Oakside student Princess Golden who recently excelled at the Amateur Athletic Union North Eastern Indoor Track and Field Championship which took place last month. Golden, who has been running for only a year and a half, came in first out of 76 participants in her age group for the 55 meter race. She also won the silver medal in the championship’s 400 meter race. To read more about this story, click on the headline above.
Peekskill students are once again making headlines, but this time- it’s in Italy! Ms. Sarah Street, a third grade Dual Language teacher at Oakside Elementary has begun an International Cultural Exchange project that connects Peekskill students with fifth graders from an ESL classroom in a small town in northern Italy via videoconference. Both classrooms were recently featured on page 28 in the local newspaper of Viadana, Italy. Click the headline above to read more about this story.
The Peekskill City School District introduced a new Elementary Enrichment program for Grades K-5 in the 2014-2015 school year to help address the unique needs of every child. Thanks to the initiative, teachers at PCSD have recently reported a higher level of student engagement since the program began. In addition, as they enter the second half of the school year, students continue to show genuine excitement about being part of an interdisciplinary program that aligns and enriches the curriculum.