Reading buddies create learning partnerships

Reading buddies create learning partnerships

Bayshore Elementary School fourth graders spend time with their reading buddies to improve reading fluency.  Every Friday the students from Shannon McCoy’s fourth grade class read with Jeanne Comperchio’s kindergartners.  Pictured is Grayson Waugh, left, reading with his reading buddy Jackson Young .

Bayshore Elementary students learn about object capacity

Bayshore Elementary students learn about object capacity

Students in Carol Galloway’s second grade class at Bayshore Elementary have been learning about capacity.  Students practiced measuring the volume of objects in cups, pints, quarts and gallons.  Pictured are Aiden Partridge, left, and Xavier Melendez who were engaged in the hands-on activity.

 

St. Lucie offers virtual school with a personal touch

St. Lucie offers virtual school with a personal touch

The St. Lucie School District is pleased to announce its new full time public virtual school option for the 2012-13 school year. Introducing, Mosaic Digital Academy, offering many benefits to the community, such as:

  •  A full time K-12 public virtual school program leading to a high school diploma
  • Accredited courses aligned to state and national standards
  • Local teachers and staff providing more individualized support
  • Face-to-face tutoring opportunities
  • School clubs and social activities in our area
  • Dual enrollment opportunities for high school students
  • Graduation ceremony for seniors
  • School Advisory Council and much more

Mosaic Digital Academy’s coordinator, Jeanne Ziemba (pictured on the right), strives to provide a more personal, local touch to enhance students’ learning in the virtual environment. Dana Tillberg (pictured on the left), the school’s fulltime certified Guidance Counselor, offers personal, academic, and career counseling for the virtual education students. Mosaic Digital Academy is enrolling now for 2012-13 school year. Parents may begin the enrollment process online at the Enrollment page for Mosaic Digital Academy.  To find out more information about Mosaic Digital Academy! Check out our website http://schools.stlucie.k12.fl.us/mda

 

Allapattah K8 fifth graders visit planetarium

Allapattah K8 fifth graders visit planetarium

Fifth grade students from Allapattah Flats K-8 learn about the solar system while visiting Indian River State College’s planetarium. Students created Thinking Maps to organize and explore information they gained at the planetarium about the planets in the solar system. Pictured are Brenton Palmer, left, and Arturo Mojica from Janessa Harden’s class.

Noted Broadway, movie director, producer, mentors high school thespians

Noted Broadway, movie director, producer, mentors high school thespians

Celebrated Broadway, television and movie musical director and producer Michael Rafter has been working with the performing arts department and student thespians at Fort Pierce Central High School, sharing his experience, insight and strategies with the students necessary to produce a successful show, from selecting the script to closing the final curtain.  He will continue to collaborate with FPCHS in future drama productions. Rafter has worked extensively on Broadway supervising the music for Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, The King & I, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  He conducted Gypsy both on Broadway starring Tyne Daly, as well as the TV movie starring Bette Midler, and won an Emmy award for his music direction of the movie.  Most recently, he worked with Hugh Grant in the movies Music And Lyrics (piano/vocal coach, produced vocals) and Did You Hear About The Morgans? (produced vocal and instrumental tracks) as well as on the movie re-make of Arthur, starring Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner and Helen Mirren. He wrote additional scoring and arrangements for the film. Rafter is the uncle of FPCHS assistant principal Kristi Pacocha. Pictured, front row from let, Bryan Brown, Horace Lloyd, Tyrone Sugrim, Patrick Edmondson, Xavier Quinteros, and Bryson Mitchell. Back row, from left, Omar Guerrero, Romana Saintil, Michael Rafter, Ashley Fielder, Jacquicia Brown, Alexis Orshowitz, and Bria Wheeler.