Fairlawn Elementary School’s PTO donated 60 shirts to students in Shirley Helton’s fifth grade class to send to troops stationed in Afghanistan. The students have been sending “goodie boxes” to the troops all year long as part of their “Treats for Troops” project. Pictured, from left, are Bryan Quigley, Sariah Strunk, and PTO president Kim Guettler boxing the shirts for shipment to the soldiers.
Northport K-8 School administration, faculty, staff, parents and students participated in a very meaningful way at this year’s Relay For Life 2013! Through terrific support and dedication, the school’s Relay For Life team was able to offer a donation to the American Cancer Society that far surpassed their goal of $2,500. Northport K-8 raised $3,400, decorated luminaries and stars in honor of loved ones who succumbed to or beat cancer, decorated the school booth and walked the walk! Some of the fundraisers held at Northport K-8 School were a High Heel relay race for seventh and eighth grade boys, a “No Collar For A Dollar” event, a Valentine’s dance for students and parents, a Hat Day and Sport a Tie Day! When it comes to service to the community, Northport students always participate and have a strong desire to help those in need. Students understand that to help others makes the community powerful but also makes each individual a stronger, healthier person. Pictured is the team.
Students from Lorri Rudzinski’s second grade class Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition shared their POINT OF VIEW with Superintendent Michael Lannon during a recent visit to the school. Students responded to the school district’s request for public input about what characteristics they thought the new superintendent should possess, as Mr. Lannon retires at the end of June. Mr. Lannon said he would share their opinions with school board members. Pictured is Superintendent Lannon surrounded by the students, all wearing special eyeglasses.
Third grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 School are excited about physical attributes! During a review activity students had to reach their hand into a box and describe the object inside using only adjectives. Items included a hair barrette, kaleidoscope and doll shoe. It was determined that all three objects could be identified with 80% accuracy. However, when describing the item to another student, the other student could identify the object with only 15% accuracy. Pictured are Tai’Juan Martin, left, and Marie Bell-Tranquille.
The co-ed staff volleyball team from Port St. Lucie High School was recognized at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting as the winning team in the districtwide intramural competition sponsored by Wellness Coordinator Carlye Fabrikant. Pictured, from left, are St. Lucie School Board member Troy Ingersoll, Port St. Lucie High assistant principal April Rogers, St. Lucie School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, teacher Shea Lodes, assistant principal Brooke Wigginton, Fabrikant, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.