Northport K-8 School held a very memorable Black History Month celebration in the school gymnasium recently. The Northport middle grades band and chorus performed special numbers commemorating Black History and selected students honored important cultural role models such as President Obama, Michelle Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special guest who served as keynote speaker was former Northport principal, Gloria Johnson Scott. Mrs. Johnson Scott reminded students that each was important and as long as you believe in yourself and conceive an idea or plan that it could be achieved through hard work and dedication. The program was a wonderful celebration of the many prolific contributions of hard working black Americans. Pictured along with Northport students are, from left, assistant principal Benigna Montenegro, Gloria Johnson Scott, Northport guidance counselor Diane Reynolds, assistant principal Lorie Monroe and program emcee Delacy Bembry.
As part of the GOMATH program at Allapattah Flats K8, fourth graders have been learning how to calculate the area of two-dimensional shapes. They started out estimating the area of given shapes, then used various strategies like counting, multiplying, and using mathematical formulas to find the area of complex shapes. Students especially loved solving problems that relate to real world situations. To engage the students, they were given an activity that involved drawing their own uniquely, designed robot on grid paper and finding the area. It was a chance for the fourth graders to show both their creativity and understanding of math skills. Pictured are Gabriel Vernon, left, and Sal Ancewicz.
Murals and models of the ocean floor were created by the students in the challenge program at Frances K. Sweet Elementary. Students worked cooperatively on a class mural diagramming features of the ocean floor and the animals that live there. Students then made their own modeling dough from flour and salt to mold the features studied. Pictured, from left, are Lauran Busby, Nicolas Payen, Jacob Andreacchio, and Josiah Fulwood.