Northport K-8 School Media Services is pleased and honored to welcome Bill Arnold, Northport’s Senior Volunteer of the Year and St. Lucie County School District Senior Volunteer of the Year for a special program for sixth graders on the Starfish team in the Media Center. Mr. Arnold was selected to represent the school and the school district for his service to the school and to the students. Mr. Arnold has served well over 4500 students and at least 800 parents and grandparents at 28 different school events. As a veteran, Mr. Arnold has imparted a wealth of information to students and has spearheaded a program that includes a cadre of volunteer veterans from across the community for Veterans In Education. Pictured are Bill Arnold along with sixth grade students Mercedes Grove and Samantha Mason.
Second grade students, from left, Dylan Rizzo, Sylvava Petrozzino, and Connor Kovich-Bousley in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy exercising during extended physical education time by playing Twister. Twister is a game that is sure to stretch the body and exercise every muscle. The state mandated several years ago that every student receive an additional thirty minutes of exercise and active play daily.
Southport Middle School’s Media Center held a movie and popcorn event for students who read and successfully tested over six or more Sunshine State Reader books. Students received a paperback book of their choice, a poster and some Sunshine Reader pencils and bookmarks. Pictured, from left, are Devyn Sarno, Brendan Gonzalez (the first student to have read all 15 books!), Alexis Leo, Jaycie Wegner, Thao Phan, Vanessa Smith and Fabiola Barco-Garcia.