Northport first graders participate in grand celebration

Northport first graders participate in grand celebration

First grade students in Rachel Ellsworth’s class at Northport K8 School recently participated in a grand
celebration of Young Author’s books, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Parents and grandparents were excited to participate with their young students in a day of sharing by partnering with students in the classroom to read Young Author books.  Students then performed two reader’s theater productions titled, “Mom:  Every Day Is Mother’s Day” and “Hats Off To Dad!”  Students had a wonderful opportunity to talk about their accomplishments and demonstrated an intensity and lively pace that both students and families throughly enjoyed! The lessons also offered an effective response to the needs of English language learners and special needs students. Pictured are Ms. Ellsworth, back right, her students and many family members.

Northport K8 students connect with author

Northport K8 students connect with author

Northport K-8 fourth grade students in Carissa Berkely’s class listened to their teacher read a book that they could really relate to and enjoy.  Mrs. Berkel, along with fourth grade teacher Juliette Thelusma, read the book “Sped” by Re Marzullo to their students recently. The students then wrote letters expressing their delight with the book and the story line to the author. Re Marzullo responded to the student’s questions in a letter and also sent each student an autographed bookmark. The book is about a small special education class in a middle school affectionately dubbed “Small Group Superstars.”  The main character is a young boy who has been in the class with boys only for several school years.  This year was different because two girls entered the class.  The story is about coping with change, bullying issues and meeting challenges. Students were so thrilled to receive an acknowledgement from the author because they enjoyed the reading so much. Pictured, from left, are Connor O’Sullivan, Cierra Yuhas and Giovanni DiCandeloro.

Port St. Lucie High cadets and parents enjoy field day

Port St. Lucie High cadets and parents enjoy field day

Every year, the Jaguar battalion from Port St. Lucie High School holds a Field Day for the cadets where companies compete against each other in several sporting events. It is a competition among Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie companies, which compete in a series of sports and events. However, the main point of the day is to say goodbye to the graduating seniors. Each senior was given a gift and they spoke about their future plans. Also, gifts were given to the booster parents of the graduating seniors for all their hard work in the booster club. Pictured are Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion sniors and their parents.