Egyptian Museum presented at Palm Pointe

Egyptian Museum presented at Palm Pointe

Sixth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition presented a walkthrough Egyptian Museum. Parents and students were invited to take a tour of Ancient Egypt. Students were dressed in Egyptian attire and presented information to their audiences. Displays made by the students were shown throughout the pod. It was a great presentation and learning experience. Pictured, from left, are Christian Larmon as King Tut and Addison Williams as an Egyptian.

Northport students learn about Mardi Gras traditions

Northport students learn about Mardi Gras traditions

Northport K-8 Northstar team students and their instructors Mala Woessner, Laura oodworth, Mary Ellsworth, Kathy White, Mehgan Drost and Angel Bracero brought the excitement and history of Mardi Gras to the school recently. Students decorated hand made floats, wore Mardi Gras adornments and threw beads as the younger students cheered them on their parade route. Northstar team band and chorus students led the parade playing their instruments and singing the grand old tune, “When the Saints Go Marching In!” Students  participated in a Mardi Gras dance with a DJ. Mardi Gras is a great mix of parades, music, floats and beads. Students learned that the colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and
gold and the parades take place on Bourbon Street, Canal Street and more streets in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Students will take a trip to New Orleans later in the school year to view historical sites and visit the famed area.

Palm Pointe participates in Martin Luther King Jr. parade

Palm Pointe participates in Martin Luther King Jr. parade

Students and staff at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition enjoyed participating in the recent Martin Luther King Jr. parade. This year’s theme was “Reaching Beyond the Dream” and Palm Pointe designed their float using a rocket soaring into the clouds, stars and planets to take his dream into the future. Pictured on the float in the back, from left, are Michelle Farley and B-J Farrell. Students, front row, from left, are Fabrizzio Capocci, Raven Butts, Isaiah Jean, Liam Martinez and Kyle Beard.

Finalists named for St. Lucie’s Teacher of the Year

Finalists named for St. Lucie’s Teacher of the Year

A contingency of St. Lucie County School Board members, Superintendent Michael Lannon, district administrators and executives of the St. Lucie County Education Foundation surprised three finalists for the school district’s 2014 Teacher of the Year honor at their school sites Thursday, January 24.
The finalists were selected from nominees from the school district’s 39 traditional schools.

The nominees for the annual local award include: Loryn Black, first grade teacher at Fairlawn Elementary School in Fort Pierce; Lt. Colonel Joseph J. Cavallaro, Air Force JROTC senior instructor at Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie; and Harry B. Williams, math teacher at Fort Pierce Central High School.

Applications require selection criteria, including core competencies such as classroom management, technology integration and creative lesson planning, professional growth and involvement, and community service. The title is always for the year after local winners are named; the state winner is named after the end of the current school year, thus the year in advance title.

The Teacher of the Year honor is one of four awards announced at the Night of the Stars annual celebration sponsored by the Education Foundation and the school board to be held this year on February 23, 2013, at Lincoln Park Academy. The other honors are School Related Employee of the Year, Outstanding First Year Teacher, and Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year. The Teacher of the Year and School Related Employee nominees will go on to regional consideration for the state awards in their categories; the other two are local awards.

Pictured are members of the St. Lucie County School Board, Superintendent Michael Lannon, representatives of the St. Lucie County Education Foundation, and district administrators and administrators from Fort Pierce Central High School congratulating Central finalist Harry B. Williams, center.

Palm Pointe musicians get advice from local jazz group

Palm Pointe musicians get advice from local jazz group

The Palm Pointe Rocket Jazz Band recently hosted members from the Foirt Pierce Jazz and Blues Society for a side by side clinic to prepare students for their upcoiming festival performance at the District 13 Jazz ensemble Performance Assessment. The students enjoyed hearing new musical concepts to add to their music. The staff and administrators at Palm Pointe thank the members of the Jazz Society for their generous contribution of time and resources. Pictured are members of the organization who provided guidance with the student musicians.