Students learn about nature at Oxbow

Students learn about nature at Oxbow

Frances K. Sweet Elementary second grade students gather to examine a native plant species during their recent Oxbow Eco-Center field trip.  The students, from Rachel Luhta’s class, also went on a nature hike to learn more about insects and plants while visiting the center. 

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Fifth grade students Adriana Edmond, Julia Pacek, and Jakiah Webb in Christy Nuccio’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary are enjoying ice cream sundaes for earning reading points. Students at F. K. Sweet are all involved in the Scholastic Counts program and are enjoying reading, testing, and earning points. Teachers may set individual or class goals for students.

Northport K8 abuzz with Salute to Women’s History

Northport K8 abuzz with Salute to Women’s History

Northport K-8 students in several different classes are vigorously preparing for the school’s second annual Women’s History/Women’s Victory celebration to be held in the Media Center to commemorate the strength and
determination of women and to salute March as Women’s History Month.  A sampling of performances are seventh grade girls in Dot Still’s classes preparing a dramatic reading of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman, fourth grade students in Juliette Thelusma’s class demonstrating a Susan B. Anthony beat, Northstars 6,7 and 8 graders in Mala Woessner’s preparing a powerpoint about Iron Jawed Angels, whose motto was “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way!”  Teachers Vicki Baird will sing in memory of Connie Arrindell, deceased Northport teacher and Tiffany Tredor will perform a violin solo.  Also on hand will be students singing, commentating and performing a variety of showstopping clips, including an I Love Lucy skit by sixth graders!  Pictured are instructor Mala Woessner and two of her
students working on google documents and putting together PowerPoint slide shows for the program.

Students enjoy making fair booths about St. Lucie County history

Students enjoy making fair booths about St. Lucie County history

The students in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary were very excited about the recent St. Lucie County Fair. Students worked cooperatively or individually, to create visual representations of what Ft. Pierce looked like long ago. Riley Mullins, pictured, was very creative and constructed a Seminole Chickee Hut for her school’s fair booth.