Pictured from left, Abbie Newbern, Mylee Moreno, Shinese Saintil, and Maryanne Logsdon, students in Donald Logue’s fifth grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary, display the vocabulary posters they created. The posters illustrated the meanings of various vocabulary words from their unit on solids, liquids, and gases.
Students in Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary are using their knowledge gained from a field trip to the Fort Pierce Historical Museum to construct dioramas for the St. Lucie County Fair’s school exhibit. During the trip, students learned about life in St. Lucie County during the 1800’s. James Ewing, Samia Ahmed, and Luis Herrera are working together in creating Fort Pierce’s P.B. Cobb general store.
Floresta Elementary School’s Family Learning Night was held recently. Dignity Memorial Escape School, a nationally recognized child abduction prevention program, was presented by George Seliga from Aycock Funeral Home. The program is designed to empower children by teaching escape strategies in a fun, non-threatening manner. Over 50 parents and students attended to learn how to escape in an abduction attempt. Mr. Seliga simulated abduction situations and gave members of the audience opportunities to practice. Parents appreciated the informational program dedicated to child safety.
Black History recognition sparkled at Northport K-8 School recently. Principal Glenn Rustay gave opening remarks to students and faculty with a short story prepared by student Rubenson Charles called “If There Were No Black
People.” The Northport K-8 band conducted by Derrick Williams played “Mercy,Mercy, Mercy”. The Northport choir ensemble directed by Shirley Lyons performed as well as a modern praise dance routine by Monique Robinson. The highlight of the Black History presentation was an inspiring narrative given by former Northport K-8 principal Eric Seymour. Mr. Seymour told students that he was a member in good standing at Northport forever and inspired the students to think about the dash in between their own birth and death dates. He told students to think and be positive and surround yourself with positive people. He urged students to be positive role models for their friends and to always remember their parents first. He concluded with his policy that a life plan is a map for a positive life and that he wants each student to formulate their own plan. Pictured, from left, are assistant principals Doug Shook and Benigna Montenegro, Eric Seymour, emcee Delacy Bembry, guidance counselor Diane Reynolds, and principal Glenn Rustay.
Kari McIntyre’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary School learned about the characteristics of penguins. The students wrote about what they eat, where they live, and what they look like. The students’ final project was creating their own penguins. Richard Roth demonstrates his creativity with his penguin waving hello.