State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) met with 4th-grade students from Orange’s Peck Place School in the Senate Chamber to discuss civics and the role of the state legislature. “Peck Place School strives to educate productive citizens by teaching students about the importance of civics,” said Sen. Slossberg. “That’s an educational mission we can all get behind. These students are exceptionally bright and it was a treat to respond to their questions about the State Senate. I’m sure they’ll one day be back at the Capitol advocating for the issues that matter most to them.”
Built in 1969, The Peck Place School is a neighborhood school with slightly less than four hundred students in grades one through six. The school has twice earned the distinction of being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School, an award bestowed only to schools that demonstrate highly effective instruction, assessment, planning, leadership, communication, and parental/community involvement.
Besides being instructed in the core areas of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science, students are also enriched in the areas of art, music, technology, physical education, and the Spanish language. In addition, Peck Place students have yearly experiences through cultural assemblies and service projects that help promote tolerance.