Northport K-8 School sixth graders in Georgia Stone’s World History class are preparing to delve into yearly History Fair projects with an excellent lesson in the school’s media center. Students logged on to the National History Day website at www.nhd.org/gettingstarted.htm and utilized the “Conducting Research” bar. Students read all about primary and secondary sources and learned how to be a responsible researcher then answered two focus questions. Students also rotated to a center in the media center that offered scenarios and students, under the direction of Mrs. Stone, interpreted primary or secondary sources.
The History Fair topic this year is “Rights and Responsibilities. ” This is a broad topic that allows students to choose their own interests and explore the topic using a variety of primary and secondary resources. Chosen topics should place the project into historical perpective, examine its significance in history and show development over time. Students must use primary and secondary sources, analyze evidence and provide a clear explanation of the relationship of the topic to the theme.
Some examples of student expressions of interest at Northport K-8 School have been Womens Suffrage, A City Divided: The Berlin Wall, The Birth of the Declaration of Independence, Trail of Tears, Salem Witch Trials and The Power of the Press. Georgia Stone’s Historian Center in the school’s media center provided an excellent opportunity to target skills developing Informational Text and Research. Pictured are Mrs. Stone and from far side, Cheyenne Jones and Cassandra Andrade.
The Southport Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team attended the State Competition at the University of Central Florida in April of last school year after placing first in the Regional Competition. As members have graduated on to high school, the coaches are looking for new members for the coming school year. For more information/application, please contact Chris Cook or Joey Cueto at Southport Middle School. Pictured here: Front row from left: Titus Sirin, Jean Fede, Quinn Tucker, Oxaqn Fede. Back Row from left: Hanna Spurr, Alyssa Hoce
Northport K-8 school middle grades students who are struggling to achieve target points for College and Career Anchor Standards for Reading are given the opportunity to build a foundation in reading skills using a broad range of high quality text and programming.
One of the programs utilized at the school is the READ 180 program. The program is a curriculum based, focused reading program designed to ensure that students are progressing toward grade level essentials. It offers computer based, individualized instruction tailored to student needs. The program encourages independent reading for pleasure through its lexiled library as well as regularly scheduled trips to the school’s media center to experience a supportive and diverse atmosphere.
In the media center, students are guided towards topics of interest and pertinent information to help each experience progress and achievement in the regular education classroom.
Pictured are students from Sandra Tyndale’s sixth grade READ 180 class making their exciting first book selections of the year!
Cadets of the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion participated in the annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp which took place at Camp Tanah Keeta in southern Martin County. Through the camp’s five days, cadets developed their leadership skills and were tested mentally and physically, conquering their fears during many events. The camp presented many challenges such as orienteering, basic survival skills, and various aquatic activities. A few selected cadets were chosen to be a part of the camp’s Raider Platoon. Raider Platoon went above and beyond the normal training schedule. Summer Camp is always a great experience for participating cadets, which is always why they always want to go back!
Port Saint Lucie High’s JROTC Cadets
Every leader has to start somewhere and Boys’ State has been the starting point for many successful young students. The Boys’ State program is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion for High School students between their junior and senior years. Port Saint Lucie High Jaguar Battalion’s cadet Lieutenant Colonel William Benagh was this year’s representative. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. While learning about the government and politics of Florida, the cadets also get the opportunity to receive High School and College credits. Port Saint Lucie High School appreciates the continuous support of the American Legion Post 318.
Port Saint Lucie High’s William Benagh