Northport students and staff enjoy annual field days

Northport students and staff enjoy annual field days

Northport K-8 School students from kindergartners to eighth grade enjoyed Northport’s annual Field Days recently held at Sportsmen’s Park. Students and teachers attended the Field Days in rotations with their classroom and elective teachers assisting to make sure all students were safe and enjoying the event. Activities included the 50 yard dash, 100 yard dash, jump rope, hula hoops, javelin throws, grass relays, crab races and the tug of war. This year was the first year that middle schoolers have been invited to participate in the events. Clownfish team teacher Sandra Tyndaler said, “The students thoroughly enjoyed the well organized event. The students were eager participants and the day was smooth and fun filled!” The 7/8 Clownfish team was commended by Coaches Linda Walker and Kim Kanada Graff for outstanding behavior, sportsmanship and great attitudes. Overall, the Northport K-8 School annual Field Days events were a great wrap up for a year filled with fun learning activities for students of all ages. Pictured are students from the Mariners’ eighth grade team in a tug of war.

Mariposa Elementary students present animal research projects

Mariposa Elementary students present animal research projects

Students from Janet Balletta’s class at Mariposa Elementary recently presented their animal research projects for their parents and classmates. Students researched their favorite animals and created innovative animal projects out of cereal boxes integrating language arts, technology, and oral language skills. The culminating activity was the students giving an oral presentation of their projects. Students were recognized for their participation, and celebrated their success with their family and peers. Neisha Caldwell, left, and Shane Spellacy, right, won first and second prize for the most original and unique animal projects.

Bayshore Elementary’s Grayson Waugh to participate in national leadership conference

Bayshore Elementary’s Grayson Waugh to participate in national leadership conference

Fifth grade Bayshore Elementary School student Grayson Waugh will participate in the upcoming People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., June 17-22. Grayson is the only local student who will attend the conference designed to teach students about leadership and how iconic leaders throughout history have handled world events. Varioius hands-on activities, relevant professional speakers, small group workshops and visits to significant memorials, museums and monuments will present Grayson with insight into the importance and essemtial need for inspired and informed world leaders. Grayson will also have the opportunity to create lifelong memories and lasting friendships with other leadership ambassadors from around the world.

MOA students amaze showcase guests on scientific results

MOA students amaze showcase guests on scientific results

Student scientists Riley Kicker, from left, Shayne Nurse, David Todd, Kassidy Allie Stephenson, and Kaylee Andrews are joined by Kaylee’s younger sister Sara as they prepare to time the rate of sinking for various “plankton” creations designed by attendees of the recent Environmental Perspectives showcase of Arts and Sciences at Fort Pierce Westwood’s Marine & Oceanographic Academy. Students and guests alike were amazed at the scientific results!

MOA freshmen help art fair attendees create fish prints

MOA freshmen help art fair attendees create fish prints

At the recent Environmental Perspectives showcase of Arts and Sciences at Fort Pierce Westwood’s Marine & Oceanographic Academy, freshmen Lauren Martinez, from left, Caitlyn Richardson, and Aneesa Dial guided attendees in creating fish prints of various inhabitants of our south Florida waterways.