Manatee Academy kindergartners enjoy Fancy Nancy day

Manatee Academy kindergartners enjoy Fancy Nancy day

Kindergartners at Manatee Academy recently dressed to impress and celebrated Fancy Nancy Day in the media center by exploring (that’s a fancy word for discovering) a Fancy Nancy glitter puzzle, listening to an original story by Media Specialist Debbie Remington titled “Radical Tad”, playing the Rad Tad fishing game, listening to the latest Fancy Nancy chapter book, “Nacy Clancy” and of course sipping sweet tea, pinkies up of course!

Award winning projects celebrated by VGTI scientists

Award winning projects celebrated by VGTI scientists

Seventh grade students in Claudy Bois’ and Joshua Burgess’ classrooms at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition were recently celebrated with a visit by Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) scientists for being named the overall district winners in the VGTI Grand Challenge! The challenge, posed to all seventh grade science classes in the district, invited students to complete a collaborative project aligned to genetics and ecology course standards. Students were awarded prizes emblazoned with the STEM logo signifying the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics initiative. The scientists talked with students about their projects and also answered student questions about work at VGTI as research scientists. The winning projects exhibited creative problem-solving and a deep understanding of science content. Mr. Bois’ third period class designed a biological control on invasive snails and Mr. Burgess’ second period class developed a plan to combat exotic pythons. The teachers received a gift certificate to ScienceKit science supply company. On hand for the celebration were district Science Curriculum Supervisors Cristina Veresan and Steven Shotola, as well as Palm Pointe Principal Debra Snyder and Assistant Principals Latricia Thompson and Kathleen Perez. Pictured is a group of the budding scientists!

Honor roll students recognized at Palm Pointe graduation

Honor roll students recognized at Palm Pointe graduation

Eighth grade students were recognized at the recent graduation ceremony at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition for making the Principal’s Honor Roll. This award is for students with straight  As. Pictured, back row from left, St. Lucie County School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, Alexa McGlade, Genicia Williamson, Ashley Smith, Adonis Smartt and Shannon Robinson. Front row, from left, Megan Wichern, Nicole Delano,Brianna McGlade, Aishani Kalluri, Yolie Cius and Danae’ Beech.