Students big and small returned to school this morning in Orange and across the Amity area.
Kent Pierce from WTNH-8 showed up at Peck Place School and took a mini-tour of the inside with Principal Eric Carbone.
Orange Live walked through with Mike Luzzi, Board of Ed Chairman Bill Kraut and Board member Jeff Cap as they checked out the indoor climate control.
The new cooling system was obviously working very well. First-grade Teacher Patty Moffett stood in the doorway of her classroom ready to greet her students and start a new year.
“I love it,” Moffett said of her bright new classroom. The new shelving was installed over the past week and everything was set.
Over in the second-grade section, Teacher Kelly Stevens remarked on how wonderfully quiet the new heating/cooling units are.
Stevens has been preparing her classroom for the past two months, and the shelving installation was the icing on the cake. Once they were finished she was able to perfect her classroom’s look.
She thanked the two board members for giving them the minimal schedule for the remainder of the week so everyone can finish.
This morning, in her classroom, everything was “perfect” and the only thing that was missing was the students — But they were on the way.
Carbone greeted the children as they stepped off the school busses. There were no tears, not even from the smallest kids.
Everyone was excited to get into the “new” Peck Place School.
The scene at Mary L. Tracy was entertaining as usual with the largest crowd of paparazzi (parents with cameras and smart phones.)
The children stepped off the bus, walked past the paparazzi and then led up the stairs where someone greeted them and brought them into the gymnasium to meet their new teachers.
It looks like it’s going to be a good school year.
Photos of the kids will be published only after they are approved by the schools. Hopefully by tomorrow.