Northport instructors apply academic games to curriculum

Northport instructors apply academic games to curriculum

Northport K-8 sixth grade Starfish students and instructors joined forces to compare and contrast the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man recently as part of a unit of study. Students studied the characteristics of the two as well as weaponry and methods of survival. As a culminating activity, teachers dressed the parts of Wilma Flintstone, Betty Rubble and Pebbles Flintstone and encouraged students to compete in a “Deadliest Warrior” Survivor game. Each group of five students were given “dino bone survival scenarios” to read and then determined which man, Neanderthal or Cro-magnon, would survive the scenario. Students were engaged in the game and used critical thinking skills to determine the winning man. Pictured, back row from left, are instructors Amanda Sartain, Georgia Stone and Mindi Slater as  well as students Javan Bellamy, front row left, and Trey Bingham.

Gaines Academy celebrates Character Day

Gaines Academy celebrates Character Day

Samuel S. Gaines Academy second grade teachers Amanda Hayes, left, as Bad Kitty and Eileen Repoli as Amelia Bedelia joined with students, faculty and other staff members celebrating Character Day recently, dressing up as their favorite story book character.

Morningside Elementary students learn about fire safety

Morningside Elementary students learn about fire safety

Students in Diane Eibl’s Kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary were visited by two firefighters this week. Firefighters Wayne and Dan, from Station 17, came in to teach students about fire safety. The students were reminded to STOP, DROP and ROLL, DON’T HIDE, GO OUTSIDE, FALL AND CRAWL. They were given the homework to make sure each has a family fire escape plan. The children enjoyed the visit, especially the part when they got to put on the turnout gear!

Port St. Lucie High School honors seniors with pinning ceremony

Port St. Lucie High School honors seniors with pinning ceremony

Port Saint Lucie High School held its annual senior pinning recently at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The
Jaguar Battalion presented the colors as part of the opening ceremony. The Color Guard displayed a wonderful presentation of the colors. C/CSM Cruz led the Color Guard presenting the national flag, C/SSG Pollino presented
the state flag, and C/CPT Benagh and C/PFC Renderos stood as the guards. principal Bridgette Hargadine spoke eloqently to the seniors to remember for their last year at the school. Congratulations to all the senior Jaguars of 2013 that were pinned at the ceremony. Pictured is the JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors.

Top fund raisers for Bowl for Kids’ Sake recognized at meeting

Top fund raisers for Bowl for Kids’ Sake recognized at meeting

The three top school fundraising teams for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) “Bowl for Kids Sake” event were recognized at the October 23, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. The popular event is held every year, where teams raise funds to support BBBS mentoring programs. Pictured, from left with the trophies, are first place assistant principal Maria Noya from WestGate K8, second place assistant principal Linda Menekheim from Floresta Elementary, and Christy Nuccio from F. K. Sweet Elementary School.