Northport K8 school staff competes in race for research

Northport K8 school staff competes in race for research

Northport K-8 School administrators and staff gave a big boost to literacy and offered a “Get Fit” challenge to students at the school.  Students participated in a reading marathon to read 5,000 books before race day.  The mission was accomplished, and Principal Glenn Rustay donned a pink tutu to complete the run.  Also dressed for the occasion were Assistant Principals Benigna Mentengro and Doug Shook, as well as ESE chairperson Sherri Yakovino, and several instructors.  Principal Rustay’s father and his son also competed in the Torrey Pines Race For Research with him.  The Get Fit For Literacy Challenge was a dynamic and exciting way to get students and families involved in the school community.  Pictured, from left, are Northport instructors Rachel Ellsworth, Mary Ellsworth, Principal Glenn Rustay, Assistant Principal Bennie Montenegro, Sherri Yakovino and speech specialist Jennifer Carey.

Teachers participate in panel discussion at local Republican Club meeting

Teachers participate in panel discussion at local Republican Club meeting

Northport K-8 Teacher of the Year Mala Woessner joined First Year Teacher of the Year Cheryl Salerno from Samuel Gaines Academy, and Distinguished Minority Teacher of the Year from Allapattah Flats Tekia Montgomery, in a panel
discussion at the St. Lucie County Republican’s Club Dinner recently.  The dinner and panel was hosted by Mary Anne Patan, Republican Club president, and moderated by Dr. Mike Salerno from Barry University.  The discussion with
question and answer period was dynamic with topics such as FCAT testing, homelessness in St. Lucie County, Project Citizen civics requirements and Arts in Education, as well as veterans programming in the school.  The meeting
included area Republicans as well as senatorial and congressional candidates and future city council hopefuls.

Windmill Point Elementary hosts family night with business partner

Windmill Point Elementary hosts family night with business partner

Windmill Point Elementary School and business partner, the Big Apple Pizza on Gatlin Boulevard, sponsored a Kids at Hope Night.  Families and the community were delighted as faculty and staff served guests their dinners.  Talented paraprofessional Sara Cruz and her husband did free face painting and balloon creations for all chidren.  The event was spearheaded by the Kids at Hope Committee organized by St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year, Mary Trubisky.  10% of all proceeds from the evening came back to our school’s Kids at Hope fund.  The fund is utilized for student incentives, awards and special events designed to reinforce the school-wide belief that all children are capable of success, no exceptions!  Pictured, from left, are kindergarten teacher Carmela Innamorato and first grade students Rania Khawaja.