Northport K-8 students use math to design art

Northport K-8 School students in Jennifer Gomez’s fourth grade class studied tessallations in math class and processed the new information by making their own tessallations, which are a pattern of shapes that fit together with no spaces and no overlapping.  Students used their textbooks and a book by author and tessallation artist M.C. Escher to comprehend…

Jaguar Color Guard opens Caribbean-American Festival

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion once again displayed its prowess for ceremonial color guard events during a ceremony for the annual Caribbean American Festival held at Sportsman’s Park recently. The festival is a friendly competition between Caribbean-American residents in Port St. Lucie.  The color guard, led by cadet 1st Lieutenant Andrew Miller, consisted…

Northport K8 participates in “walking lunch”

Northport K-8 teachers and students followed the initiative of the St. Lucie County School Board Wellness Manager Carlye Fabrikant and participated in the program “Take A Walking Lunch Instead of a Working Lunch!”  Teachers and students followed the new healthy walking path mapped out at the school on their lunch breaks and planning periods. Participation in…

Gaines Academy students enjoy K- 1 resource showcase

Samuel Gaines Academy recently presented the kindergarten and first grade resource showcase for the month of April. Students demonstrated activities learned in music from Merritt Tilson using different instruments and sang a melody of animal songs.  Megan Schwenger’s computer students displayed on the screens illustrations of the animals they made  using computers.  Patt Reynolds’ first grade media students presented…

Northport K8 fourth graders create reflection journals

Students in Juliette Thelusma’s fourth grade class at Northport K8 School created a reflection journal recently depicting the elements of literature.  Students defined each element, then created an example and drew a picture to deepen understanding of each element.  The elements students reflected on were figurative language, alliteration, hyperbole, idioms, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, pun and…

Family Reading Festival a huge success

The third annual Family Reading Festival, sponsored by the St. Lucie County Reading Council, drew approximately 3,000 visitors on Saturday, April 21, at Digital Domain Park. “We are so happy that so many people came to the event to celebrate literacy, and that we could put books in the hands of families to take home to enjoy,”…

Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey team moves on the world finals

The Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the recent state competition, and will move on to World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  There they will be performing the solution to their posed problem along with teams from all over the globe. The scores for these performances, along with the scores they…

Bayshore Elementary School students create poems

Students in third through fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary were given the opportunity to write poems as part of the Young Writers of America contest.  Students wrote poems about their wish for the world or what their family means to them.  Pictured are Shandy Ernest, left, and Jadyn Smith from Janet Baraniak’s third grade class who…