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.