White City Elementary School Welcomed their Wildcats to the 2014-2015 School Year with their First Tunnel of Hope as a Kids at Hope School!
Northport K-8 Teachers and staff exhibited strong support for the initiatives of the Saint Lucie County Reading Council with an excellent turnout at the collegiate groups very first function. The mission of the SLC Reading Council is ” to promote a district- wide passion for literacy!” Northport is proud to support the exchange of ideas and strategies among other educators from across the district and to help promote positive interactions with literacy leaders from other schools. The first event was a “Meet and Greet” held recently at Johnny V’s restaurant in Saint Lucie West. Other events and initiatives include a “Books and Spirits” event at the Hilton Garden in Saint Lucie West and a “Winter Book Exchange” at Panera Bread in SLW. Northport K-8 School members of this collegiate and professional group include Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka, Executive secretary, Louise Robinson, Northport Book Keeper, Rebecca Leone, Instructors, Georgia Stone, Lorri Lamm, Dorothy Still, Ann Barbare, Tracy Lejeune, Sandra Tyndale-Harvey, Mindi Slater and support staff member, Sarah Lewis. An excellent cross- spectrum contingency from Northport K-8 School. Many thanks to incoming president, Heather Bolitho and her staff for the excellent camaraderie. Memberships are still available for $15. Please consider joining this group of “literacy leaders!”
The Exceptional Student Education Department at Palm Pointe Education Research School @ Tradition prepares for a successful 2014 – 2015 school year. This photo on the first day of school captures their passion and enthusiasm for assisting students with special needs. Looking forward to an exceptional year at Palm Pointe!
Mrs. West’s First Grade Class had the privilege of another visit from Dr. Rendell, our Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources. This was his 3rd year coming into their classroom and reading to the boys and girls. Dr. Rendell brought in the book “Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus.” The students loved Dr. Rendell’s interactive method where he would read and the boys and girls would join and sing along.
This school year, there were more than just these two fine educators in the classroom. Dr. Rendell got to meet Janice Aleixo, Mrs. West’s student teacher from Florida Atlantic University. With the whole class engaged in this reading environment the students were off to a great school year and cannot wait for another visit and another story from Dr. Rendell!
Northport K-8 Media Service Center opened its doors to new and returning students on the very first day of school. Teachers sign up for class orientations for media center procedures to establish routines, review the Destiny library program, review the Dewey Decimal System and how to locate books and resources available. Students select books based on interest and review choices with the instructor and the Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka.
The Media Center at Northport is available every day for class visits to check out books, to work on research assignments utilizing technology and support materials, allows for interaction with the many programs available through the Media Center and collaborates with the classroom teacher to scaffold information learned in class lessons. This year, the Northport Media Center will present programming that includes a September 11, 2001 Commemoration, two book fairs that are family focused, a Veterans Day class visit and a monthly Leadership Roundtable with guests that will include community leaders from the local area. The first Leadership Roundtable guest will be Florida Representative, Gayle Harrell. The Leadership Roundtable will scaffold information for the St. Lucie County History Fair topic, “Leaders and Legacies” and offer students primary source material for their selected topics. Students will visit with community leaders in an informal, interactive question and answer period to discuss how too become leaders and learn leadership skills through intensive questioning.
The Media Center also will offer an intensive program that includes a look at World War II, Normandy Beach and the Honor Flight program. The center hosts the Veteran Partners in Education program throughout the year and promotes veteran classroom visits and mentoring programs. The Media Center hosts the school’s History Fair and Science Fair for student perusal. The Northport K-8 Media Center offers critical information for high student achievement, great student book choice selections to enhance the desire for reading, offers collaboration with the classroom instructor to enrich the classroom experience and offers a deeper involvement with information of interest or need through specific materials and coaching.
It is the pleasure of the Northport K-8 Media Services Department to diffuse positive information pertaining to the school community to media sources and outlets such as the Lucie Link and local news TC Palm.
Be on the lookout for forward movement for students and families in Media Center usage and positive growth and development in programming for the entire Northport extended community.
Pictured is Instructor, Dorothy Still, second from the left and her seventh grade class utilizing the Media Center. Students are: Zakai Mack, Micaela Aza, Dana Barcomb, Hope Bingaman, Lara Croft, Elijah defazio, Sikari Dickson, Emilia Dovale, Ciara Hickman, Wilkin Jean-Pierre, Jazmine Mathis, Shane Mcclellan, Ryan Mishow, Gabriella Oates, Maylina Rivera, Demontavious Smith, Michelle Stabile, Tyler Stiel, Jaiden Valine, Victoya Zamor.