Mariposa Elementary raises money for the Heart Association

Mariposa Elementary raises money for the Heart Association

The students of Mariposa have worked very hard this year to raise money for the American Heart Association in their quest to prevent heart disease.  As a motivation to the students, Principal Craig Logue promised to spend the day on the school’s roof if the school met or exceeded the target for the year.  True to his word, Mr. Logue spent time on the roof greeting students on April 13th. Thanks go to all who donated to the American Heart Association, for Barbara Monaghan and Adriana Roberts for coordinating the event and for Mr. Logue for spending time up on the roof. 

Northport third graders de-stress their first FCAT

Northport third graders de-stress their first FCAT

Northport K-8 third graders in Linda Beidler, John Fallon, Janine Wiecks, Diana Lankow, Melanie Polascak, Glenda Taylor and Tiffany Tredor’s classes took the stress out of their first FCAT test by taking whacks at a homeade pinata on Friday in the school’s courtyard.  As each student took a whack and showed who was boss, they were urged to shout out a learned test taking strategy.  Stategies called out were read the entire passage before attempting to answer, consider key words, underline the key words, cross out distractors, read the questions first, answer from the last question to the first, substitute words for vocabulary questions and the biggest strategy was “think before you answer!”  Students have worked on basic test taking strategies all year but were given an intense course in strategies by literacy coach, Deb
 Mock using a program called Get Smart.  Pictured is third grader Christopher Cabrera from Janine Weicks class taking a swing at the pinata.

Northport K8 celebrates student of the month

Northport K8 celebrates student of the month

Northport K-8 School honored well over 100 students recently during the Student of the Month celebrations in the school’s Media Center.  Students K-8 were selected by their teachers for academic excellence, overall great attitudes and improvement in conduct or grades.  Students were congratulated by the principal and assistant principals, and had rounds of applause from parents and grandparents.  Pictured in front are students from fifth grade, from left, Cody Scott from Charlotte Tombline’s class, Shannon Oreo from Nichole Robinson’s class, Gabriella Pedraza from Valerie Niewieroski’s class, Jason Derilus from Carl Caldwell’s class, Allison Wilhoit from Judy Fowler’s class and Madison Webb from Tracey Healy’s class.  Top row, from left, are principal Glenn Rustay and assistant principals Doug Shook and Bennie
Montenegro.

Northport K8 student uses initiative in life science lesson

Northport K8 student uses initiative in life science lesson

Northport K-8 sixth grade student Christina Lambert, left, a member of the Northstar team in Dr. Laura Woodworth’s Life Science class, uses her initiative and concocts an exact replica of a plant cell using homeade cake, frosting and different types of candy.  Christina shared her newfound knowledge of plant cells with Northport fifth grade student Omah Reid, at right, from Charlotte Tombline’s class.  Students are learning about plant and animal cells and the structure, function and
location of organelles.  Christina presented the intriguing lesson to Omah and her classmates to make the lesson pertinent.

Bayshore Elementary students and staff support worthy community cause

Bayshore Elementary students and staff support worthy community cause

Bayshore Elementary is very excited to support the community by participating in the March for Babies event this year at the Port St Lucie campus of Florida Atlantic University.  The money raised will support March of Dimes research and programs that help mothers have full-term pregnancies so babies can have healthy lives.  Bayshore Elementary staff members and students recently held a car wash and raised over $230 for this important cause.  Pictured is kindergarten student Zachary Comperchio doing his part to help!