Northport third graders enjoy unit interactive unit of study

Northport third graders enjoy unit interactive unit of study

Northport K-8 School third grade students in Melanie Polascak’s and Glenda
Taylor’s classes have been working on a combined unit of study to determine
learning data and to evaluate the effectiveness of class rotations on the study
of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Students and instructors used a variety of
resources to bring the unit of study full circle. Culminating activities to
bring resolution to the unit occured recently in the teachers’ classrooms such as
making pinatas from Mexico, making moose antlers from Canada and learning to
play dominos and how to do the limbo from the Caribbean. Students also enjoyed
a variety of food and drink samples from each country. Pictured are third grade
students from both classes enjoying the lesson!

Northport students enjoy annual re-enactment

Northport students enjoy annual re-enactment

Northport K-8 school’s entire fifth grade team as well as seventh and eighth
grade students from three teams attended the 12th annual Raid on Ft. Pierce at the Savannas Recreation Area. Northport students have attended the re-enactment for 11 of the past 12 years. Students, under the direction of classroom teachers and Social Studies chair Bob Burdge witnessed first-hand the life of a soldier in the 1860s. Students learned about weaponry, outdoor cooking, clothing making and blacksmithing as well as a number of other Civil War memorabilia. It was thrilling for the students to experience a re-enactment of a primary source of information. Over 245 Northport students attended the re-enactment. Mr. Burdge is a first lieutenance and commander of the 8th Florida Company C. Pictured are fifth grade students from Tracey Healy’s class posing with a confederate cannon.

Northport volunteer of the year receives special congratulations

Northport volunteer of the year receives special congratulations

Northport K-8 Volunteer of the Year Suzi Scott, pictured, received a very special
congratulations for all her efforts and hard work on behalf of the teachers and
students of Northport K8 School recently. The letter, from Florida State
Senator Joe Negron, congratulated Mrs. Scott for being a “vital thread in the
fabric of our community!” Negron thanked Mrs. Scott for her dedication and
commitment to the students and teachers and he expressed a shared pride with her
family, friends and everyone at Northport.  Mrs. Scott is diligent in her work
on behalf of all children at the school and she is highly appreciated by all
whose life she touches.

Allapattah Flats students get hands on physics lessons

Allapattah Flats students get hands on physics lessons

Students at Allapattah Flats K8 students received enjoyed a scientific as well as fun special visitor recently. District Science Curriculum Coordinator Steve Shotola came to work with eighth grade students in Joseph Kline’s class with his amazing golf ball launcher. Students calculated the speed, velocity, and time it took for golf balls to be launched from the high powered launcher. The students had a great time as well as using math and science in a hands on and real world scenario. This is one lesson they won’t soon forget.