Bayshore Elementary second grade students learn about energy

Bayshore Elementary second grade students learn about energy

Bayshore Elementary School second grade students have been learning about energy.  Students researched heat, sound, light and electrical energy.  Afterwards they created three dimensional models to exhibit their findings.  Pictured are Renee Immordino’s second grade students, from left, Jenassa Bynoe, Cameron Jackson, and Nico Mistretta.

Southport Middle School students have special movie screening

Southport Middle School students have special movie screening

Southport Middle School students had the opportunity to see the “Hunger Games” movie on the opening weekend of the film.  Southport Middle media specialist Angela Mas secured a private theater screening at Regal 16 just for Southport students and families.  There were 130 tickets sold.  The “Hunger Games” book series by Suzanne Collins has been promoted by the eighth grade Language Arts department and the media center as well.  Students have been devouring the books and were excited about the opportunity to see the movie.  Several teachers, staff and parents accompanied students. Southport students made a great impression as their behavior at the theater was commendable!  After seeing the movie, even more students have been requesting the book from the media center. Pictured are some of the students and faculty/staff who attended. Top row, from left, Sabrina Bertrand, Journey Velez, Dionna Richards, Tacien Forbes, Lanecia Stephenson, Judith Rawdon, and Andrea Levin. Bottom row, from left, Monica Smith, Selena Izzo, Mary Kurtz- Seiden, Amanda Rawdon, Wanda Galey, Maureen Dakin, Ryan Dakin and Anita Mattia.

Mariposa Elementary staff members run for wellness

Mariposa Elementary staff members run for wellness

Three Mariposa Elementary staff members recently ran the Torrey Pines Race for Research half marathon. The staff members participating in the race were, pictured, from left, Sue New, Christina Bondi and Michelle Graci.  Sue and Michelle ran their first half marathon and Christina ran her sixth half marathon. After running 13.1 miles, the ladies earned a Torrey Pines Half Marathon medal.

Northport K-8 kindergartners cultivate writing skills

Northport K-8 kindergartners cultivate writing skills

Northport K-8 kindergartners in Megan Castiglia’s class  showed off their writing skills to parents and grandparents at a Young Authors mini program recently.  Students in Mrs. Castiglia’s class, affectionately known as Mrs. M.C.’s Little Hammers, wrote Young Author books following the school-wide rubric.  They also made a main character poster following in the footsteps of Dr. Seuss.  As students read their books aloud, parents moved to visit each student and hear the stories read aloud by the students.  Also on hand to listen to the students work were principal Glenn Rustay, assistant principal Bennie Montenegro, media specialist Lynne Gruszka, media clerk Pam Crum and a variety of older students.  Kindergartners showed off sentence structure, good conventions and a nicely focused story.  Pictured are three generations of the Baskett family, father Rick Baskett, son, Morgan Baskett and grandfather, Randy Baskett enjoying Morgan’s book.

Palm Pointe families enjoy CSI Family Mystery Night

Palm Pointe families enjoy CSI Family Mystery Night

With almost 600 people in attendance, Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s CSI Family Mystery Night was a huge success!  Assistant principal Latricia Thompson and fifth grade teacher Michelle Powers organized the event, which encourages critical thinking and the scientific process skills.  There were many different labs set up for parents and students to test their observations, collect data and use deductive reasoning to do their investigation.  Families completed the different labs and eliminated “suspects” accused of stealing the Palm Pointe rocket.  CSI night incorporated drama and mystery in a realistic application of science investigations.  This was educational fun for the whole family!  Pictured is second grade teacher Lorri Rudzinskias she assists kindergartner Hunter Darville.