"Rooted in the past....Growing towards the Future!" Prominent and motivational speakers came to visit our students throughout the month of February to inspire and share their journeys. Most of these sucessful individuals were Mt. Vernon residents and alumni. On Thursday February 28, Pennington School's cafetorium was transformed into an African American Mannequin Museum. Third and Fourth grade students showcased their research during this interactive performance. Original poems were recited periodically throughout the evening by a talented eighth grade student. Many family, friends and faculty came out to support these students.This was the school's culminating activity to celebrate the contributions that Black Americans have given to our way of life.
On March 5th, The Pennington School celebrated reading with a Dr. Seuss Celebration. All students in grades prekindergarten through 2nd grade were able to visit nine interactive work stations with the help of all teachers and teaching assistants. There were ELA, math and technology infused hands-on activities for the students to enjoy which were all centered around some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Our celebration included special guest readers who visited classrooms to share a favorite book by Dr. Seuss! Each class selected their favorite Dr. Seuss and participated in a Dr. Seuss door decorating contest. The day was topped off with our read across the grade level book buddies, as the students shared with each other their love for reading!!!
Please note other times may be available, please speak to the individual teacher. All tutoring is done in the teacher's assigned classroom. Make it a priority to stay on top of your assignments, visit your teachers weekly. Click on the heading above for the Middle School schedule.
Gearing up for the State Assessments! Mrs. Tucci has compiled some strategies to help your student do their best on the State Tests. Please click the title above to view the powerpoint. The ELA Assesment for Grade 3-8 is April 2-4, 2019. The Math Assessment for Grades 3-8 is May 1-3 and the Algebra Regents is June 18, 2019. The Living Environment Regents is June 19, 2019.
Pennington School is a K-8 campus located on 20 Fairway Street. We have a diverse student population of approximately 387 students. There are 18 homeroom classes, 2 classes per grade level. We departmentalize content area subjects beginning in the sixth grade. Our highly qualified teachers, staff and administration work cooperatively to meet the needs of each student.
Pennington School offers the following programs:
Orchestra (Grades 3-8)
Band (Grades 4-8)
Chorus (Grades 4-5)
Theater (Grades K-8)
Spanish Language (Grades 7 & 8)
ATLAS Gifted and Talented Program (Grades 3-5; Expanding to 6th grade)