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Middletown Transcript
  • St. Anne's Episcopal School unveils new preschool, second Pre-K classroom

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  • St. Anne’s Episcopal School has been working to meet education demands in the M.O.T. area by adding new classrooms for young learners.
    According to a press release, the school has added a new preschool space and will again have two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
    “The new space is perfect for our students,” said lead preschool teacher Missy Derabertis. “In addition to having the newest learning materials and equipment, our new classroom also allows us to make better use of the outdoors as a learning environment.”
    The new preschool classroom was built over the summer and Chaplain Kathy Hanna led the faculty in blessing the new learning space when they returned for in-service training, according to the press release.
    “Demand for early education continues to be strong in the MOT Area,” said Lower School Head Valerie White.
    The second section of Pre-K will be led by veteran teachers Kim McKelvey and Janet Zanzinger, the statement said.
    A fundraiser held last spring allowed the school to provide 100 new Chromebooks for middle school students and 20 new iPads for the Lower School.
    “I am looking forward to using the Chromebooks to deepen student digital literacy in the classroom,” said seventh and eight grade social studies teacher Edward Bruce. “We will be able to use the newly released Google Classroom, and continuing our use of Edmodo.”
    The school has also added new Smart Boards, overhead projectors, Apple TV, and Destiny, a web-based system for the library, according to the release.

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