Cancer survivor shares his story with WestGate students

Students from West Gate K-8 were recently visited by Rick Bender, a cancer survivor. Rick is a motivational speaker who shares his story of surviving throat cancer after losing a section of his face to illustrate the dangers of spitless tobacco. He had the students captivated with his personal story and the information he imparted about…

WestGate K8 students involved in smoke out

As part of participating in The Great American Smoke Out recently, students in the West Gate K-8 SWAT chapter created and unveiled a pledge board filled with pledges from friends and loved ones who promised to quit smoking for a day. This was in conjunction with the monthly Tobacco Free Partnership meeting that was hosted…

Northport K-8 students enjoy unique PBS activity

 Northport K-8 students in Georgia Stone’s sixth grade class enjoy a unique PBS or Positive Behavior Support activity.  Students are using critical thinking skills, following directions and team building techniques to produce an authentic product.  After viewing Mrs. Stone modeling crocheting techniques, reading exact directions and getting the yarn and hooks together and understanding the…

Northport K8 seventh graders learn scientific method

Northport K-8 seventh grade students in De Green’s science classes are studying the electromagnetic spectrum. As microwave ovens are a form of radio waves within this spectrum, the student research teams developed individual tests that could be performed with popcorn kernals. Tests varied widely but examples are, “does kernal location in the microwave affact popping success?”…