Mariposa Elementary’s Valued Americorps Volunteer

Mariposa Elementary’s Valued Americorps Volunteer

Mariposa Elementary has been extremely fortunate to have Ms. Marjorie Ovsiovitch as our Americorps volunteer this year. Ms. Ovsiovitch has helped numerous children close their learning gaps while enjoying time with her. She is kind, dedicated, and loyal to our Monarchs. The students’ eyes light up when it is their special time to read with Ms. O. She truly is a treasure here at our school. Pictured are first grader, Isabella Perez, and Ms. Ovsiovitch.

Southport Student Wins Third Place!

Southport Student Wins Third Place!

“The Right to Vote” was this year’s theme for The Friends of the Rupert J. Law Library’s Annual Law Day Celebration student art and essay contest. Southport’s Graciela Pardo, 3rd place Middle School winner, is pictured with Southport’s art teacher Katherine Avra.  Grace’s work featured an abstract American Flag with this year’s theme showcased in the foreground.

Northport K-8 Students Host Mayor Joanne Faiella

Northport K-8 Students Host Mayor Joanne Faiella

Northport K-8 School kindergarten students in Melody Nieves hosted Port St. Lucie mayor, Joanne Faiella recently. Mayor Faiella graciously accepted the invitation by Big Brothers, Big Sisters AmeriCorps tutor, Alex Neelan who tutors several of the kindergarten students.

Mrs. Nieves prepared the students by having them make welcome signs in the front office, on the classroom door and in the classroom. Students were thrilled to hear about the duties of the mayors job and Mrs. Faiella answered the question so eloquently that the kindergarteners eagerly asked more questions. Mayor Faiella spoke about her experiences teaching in a private school and the duties of the mayor. She discussed street lights, side walk safety and the procedure for citizens to get problems solved. The mayor invited the students to take a field trip to City Hall and then to take a walk to the Port St. Lucie Police Department and told the students that she was thrilled to post their pictures in City Hall. The kindergartners realized that the mayor can listen to issues and then solve problems. They realized that the mayor works for the people of Port St. Lucie.

Northport K-8 School thanks the mayor for her time and her willingness to help the students develop an interest in government and the issues of the day which are so vital to the well being of the community. Pictured are the kindergarten class and from back left, Alex Neelan, Melody Nieves and Mayor Faiella.

Oak Hammock 7th Grade Students Investigate Adaptations of Darwin’s Finches

Oak Hammock 7th Grade Students Investigate Adaptations of Darwin’s Finches

Students in Ms. Seaton’s 7th grade science class spent some time using different tools which simulate the various possible beaks that birds on the Galapagus Islands have. Students made hypotheses then tested the efficiency of each beak, and then went on to do increased competition as resources dwindled. They were able to make the connection between their hands on experience and how adaptations and competition affects survival of the fittest. They truly enjoyed the experience.  Pictured are Paula Arias and Seylor Worrow

Lakewood Park Elementary Students Roar Through FCAT

Lakewood Park Elementary Students Roar Through FCAT

Lakewood Park Elementary Teachers, Principal Dianne Young and Assistant Principal Tammy Smith dance to the music “Roar” for grades 3rd through 5th at three different Prep Rallies.  Students also played the game “Are you smarter than a third, fourth, or fifth grader.”  Some teachers also participated in FCAT Crunch for third, fourth and fifth grades.  Students you make us proud!! Go Falcons and you did ROAR through the FCAT.