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2019

  • August

    New Staff and Faculty Welcomed for 2019-20 School Year

    As students return for the 2019-20 school year in September, they will notice a few new faces around campus. New faculty will be joining our Upper School science and math teams, six individuals will be joining our Lower School Associate Teachers program, and two new members of the administrative staff join Peck.
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  • July

    Entrepreneurship and Empathy

    Andrew Schneider put his ideas into action recently by holding a weeklong workshop during Peck’s Summer Program entitled, “Shark Tank.” Based on the popular TV series, where actual entrepreneurs enter a room full of potential investors and make a pitch for funding in exchange for ownership stakes, this scaled-down version shared basic business principles with students in grades 5 to 8, and then set them loose to incubate ideas for their own businesses.
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  • June

    The Class of 2019 Celebrates Commencement

    On June 7, in their traditional formal attire, The Peck School’s Class of 2019 accepted their diplomas from Head of School Andy Delinsky and President of the Board of Trustees Edward James Foley IV ‘85. Forty-four eighth-grade students from towns across several northern New Jersey counties participated in the commencement as they formally graduated from Morristown’s historic K-8 independent school.
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  • May

    Wichman Receives NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education

    Lisa Wichman, Peck’s Lower School Music Teacher, received a New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education on May 14, 2019.  She was nominated for the award by the executive board of the New Jersey Music Educators Association.
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  • The Peck School Recognizes Former Food Pantry Director With Community Service Award

    The Peck School was honored to present Rosemary Gilmartin, the former Executive Director of the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry, with its annual Award for Community Service in May 2019.
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  • Isabella DiPasquale Wins State NHD Competition in Website Category

    Eighth-grader Isabella DiPasquale took first place at the National History Day® (NHD) state competition in the Individual Website Junior Group category. Her website, entitled “The Radium Girls: Get a Job, Lose a Life,” explores the plight of American female factory workers who unknowingly contracted radiation poisoning in the 1920s from their work painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. 
     
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  • March

    Seven Peck Groups Advance to State History Competition

     
    On March 9, several Peck students from Grades 6 to 8 traveled with members of their families and Peck faculty advisors to Kean University to showcase their National History Day (NHD) projects at the regional competition. These students were chosen to exhibit in the regional event from the whole of their respective classes that created a wide variety of projects for the annual Peck NHD competition earlier in the year.
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  • English Teacher Sarah Chan Receives NJ Arts Fellowship

    English Department Chair Sarah Chan has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for a work of prose. The piece was written during the summer of 2018 while on a trip taken through Peck’s Ben Alexander Grant for Faculty Enrichment.
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  • Physics? Give Me A Break!

    At The Peck School, perseverance goes hand in hand with design thinking and student-centered learning. Nowhere is this more evident than in the annual bridge design and bridge-breaking unit of instruction in Tim Loveday’s Grade 8 physics class.
     
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  • January

    It's Mini-mester Time

    Students are in the thick of Peck’s 4th annual Mini-mester this week. Mini-Mester—a weeklong design-intensive learning experience stimulating creativity, resilience, collaboration, and critical thinking—engages students in a variety of project-based activities. During Mini-Mester week, students take shortened classes in their regular subjects in order to accomodate a long period each day immersed in a world of inquiry, inspiration, trial and error, and fun.
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