Northport Honors September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Northport Honors September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Northport K-8 School honors and supports all who are fighting the courageous battle against Sickle Cell Disease this month. Awareness as a school community is being raised by instructor, Marie Solide whose daughter Kookie died of Sickle Cell Anemia very recently. On October 8, Northport community will wear red clothing and donate to the cause by purchasing bracelets in honor of the many lives lost. The proceeds of the purchase of the bracelet will be presented to Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Anemia in the name of Northport K-8 School and Kookie. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are about 90,000 to 100,00 Americans affected by the disease, mostly African Americans and those of Greek, Hispanic and Western Asian ancestry. Northport will celebrate the life of Kookie and the hundreds of thousand of other lives lost to this tragic disease in support of Mrs. Solide who is a beloved teacher at the school on that day! Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States and is chronic, but not contagious and can be very treatable. For more information, please contact Marie Solide at marie.solide@stlucieschools.org. Pictured is Mrs. Solide presenting information on Sickle Cell Disease to Ellen Weiss’s sixth grade science class. Students were highly engaged in the cell study and the heartbreaking story of Marie Solide and her families fight against Sickle Cell.

Allapattah Flats Technology Students Go Aerodynamic

Allapattah Flats Technology Students Go Aerodynamic

Mr. Kline’s technology class researched and tested aerodynamics.  First, the students did research of wing design, and which type of wing would lead to the best result (most distance).  Then, they shared thier research via powerpoint with the rest of the class.  Finally, they tested their research.

Pictured are: Cecilia Hernandez, Ditavious Burr, Logan Bledoe, Randall Peterson

Morningside Places 2nd in the World for the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Morningside Places 2nd in the World for the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

At the September 9th School Board meeting Morningside Elementary was recognized as a winner of Odyssey of the Mind. Students took 2nd in World for Problem 2 Division 1. Odyssey of the Mind is a creating problem-solving competition for students of all ages. Teams of students select a problem, create a solution, then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division. The teams of up to seven students work under the guidance of an adult coach.

Pictured in the back row are, Chairman Debbie Hawley, Co-Coach Dr. Jayne Hartman, Spontaneous Coach Amy Spurr, Coordinator Catherine Oliver, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Co-Coach Michele Lukey, and in the front row are, Aliza Ahmed, Erica Austria, Kendrick Carpenter, Nichapa Dancharnjitt, Noah Hamilton, and Charles Willoughby. Team member, Angela Schaffer, was not present for photo. Congratulations!

9-11 Presentation at Port St. Lucie High School

9-11 Presentation at Port St. Lucie High School

On September 11, 2014 in the Port St. Lucie High School Auditorium, Deputy Rosario gave a very powerful lecture on his personal experiences on that dreadful day in New York when the Twin Towers toppled to the ground.  The presentation began with a student who sang God Bless America and led in the Pledge of Allegience. The JROTC posted the colors. Deputy Rosario spoke about his personal experiences and how many of the first responders came to support the situation with disregard to their own safety, while helping others. He also shared a power point presentation. “This was the best presentation that I have ever seen on 9-11,” stated Ronald Frazier, Teacher Leader & Adjunct Professor IRSC Dual Enrollment PSLH.
Deputy Rosario read a quote from George S. Patton in commemoration to 9-11. Paraphased:  America was down, but America will bounce back.