Second grade students at Savanna Ridge Elementary School in Kristi Collins’ classroom who reach their reading goals earned dog tags to show how many points they earned on Scholastic Reading Counts. The students are given the opportunity to read and take assessments online to show their progress. Each time students take the assessment, they earn more points and are awarded the next level dog tag. The points start at 25 and go up to 250. Many students are at the 100 point level and some have even reached the max of 250! The students look forward to getting the dog tags and having their picture taken. The incentive keeps them motivated and makes them accountable for their goals. Front row, from left, Eric Singh, Lynette Rice, Juan Pablo Pelaez Zamudio, and Landon Hamilton. Back row, from left, are Monica Ponce, Gabriel Torres, Jerimiah Brinson, Isaiah Ruiz, Nathan Kush, James Richard, and Trever Lynch.
The Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted a Color Guard at Sportsman’s Park for the annual Caribbean-American Festival. The festival is a friendly competition between Caribbean-American residents in Port St. Lucie. The Color Guard, led by cadet Second Lieutenant Tyler Lynn holding the National flag, followed by cadet Corporal Travis Moberly carrying the State flag, and cadet Corporal Brandon Shriver and cadet Staff Sergeant Jaffery Murankus posted as the guards. The Caribbean-American participants greatly appreciated the excellent performance by the Jaguar Battalion Color Guard. Pictured, from left, are cadet Corporal Brandon Shriver, cadet Corporal Travis Moberly, cadet Second Lieutenant Tyler Lynn, and cadet Staff Sergeant Jaffery Murankus
Northport K-8 School is kicking off Young Author season this year in a big way! Each year, the Northport K-8 media center is decorated to showcase the terrific Young Author books at the school. This year, the theme is “Take Me Out To The Ballgame!” Teachers selected a table or counter space and decorated with items that incorporate the theme. Tables this year are decorated with themes of the Miami Heat from Juliette Thelusma’s fourth grade class, Chicago Cubs from Jennifer Gomez’s fourth class, kindergarten has a Mets theme and many, many other teams and sports are represented as a backdrop for the Young Author books. Students and parents have toured the school’s media center to read each others’ books. Planning, writing, revising, editing, illustrating and the complete writing process are showcased in a community wide project that address the anchor standards for writing across the curriculum in a fun and pride filled arena. The students love the project and like to promote their own books to others! Pictured are third graders in John Fallon’s class promoting their book table.