Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Award Winners

Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Award Winners

On October 14, 2014 the Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Awards were presented in conjunction with the declaration of Disability History and Awareness Month. These two exceptional people left a great legacy. Loretta Adams was the forefront of the inclusion movement and was an advocate for students with disabilities. This years awards were presented to Megan Guyer, Assistant Principal at Fort Pierce Central High School and Kathy Nobel, Transportation Area Manager ESE. These ladies represent what it means to be an advocate for students with disabilities. They make a difference in the lives of the people they work with each and everyday.

Sam Andrianoff was a student who overcame many challenges and obstacles to realize success. This years awards were presented to Michael Bean from Port St. Lucie High School and Aaron Hanna from St. Lucie West Centennial High School. These young men have worked to be an active part of their community through volunteer activities as well as employment. Both Michael and Aaron have developed and used skills to advocate for themselves as they transition from school to adult life.

Pictured are, Bill Tomlinson, Debbie Hawley, Aaron Hanna, Michael Bean, Megan Guyer, Lesa Kitzmiller, Kathy Nobel, Betty Jean and John Andrianoff, and Genelle Yost.

 

 

Southport Art in the Park

Southport Art in the Park

Despite the rain and rearranged plans, everyone enjoyed Art in the Park in Southport Middle School’s cafeteria. Students beamed with excitement as they moved from one delicious activity to the next and enjoyed scrumptious appetizers donated by local businesses, faculty and staff. Students were encouraged to play with their food in the “Food Art” station, where they used fresh produce as paint brushes to create their own masterpieces. A beautiful fresh fruit and vegetable “basket of plenty” was raffled off.

Pictured is the winner of the raffle, Morningside Elementary student Isabella Cruz and Southport Food Service Manager Eileen Kielbasa.

All of the activities tied in with National Farm to School Month and helped to fund our Arts in Education program.

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Weatherbee ALS Ice Bucket Reading Challenge

Weatherbee ALS Ice Bucket Reading Challenge

Weatherbee collected a dollar from each participant for “Jeans Day”.  All the donations will go to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (when the messages from our brains that tell our bodies to move do not get to our muscles).  Along with the fundraiser, the school had an Ice Bucket Reading Challenge!

Top readers in each class got to dump a bucket of ice water on a teacher or staff member chosen from a special list.  The top overall readers in the school got to earn the privilege of dumping buckets of ice water on Mr. Hitsman and Ms. Avellino.  The students accumulated 8,176 points through Reading Counts in six weeks. “READERS ARE LEADERS!”

Chicks in Kindergarten!

Chicks in Kindergarten!

The kindergarten students in Ms. Ham’s class at Oak Hammock K-8 have four new fluffy additions to their classroom.  In September, we studied farm animals and what animals need to survive.  As a culminating activity, we received eggs from the 4-H farm in Fort Pierce to incubate.  We learned what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator each day for twenty-one days and are so happy to announce that our chicks are finally here! We’ve been taking great care of them and love having extra friends in our room!

Ms. Ham's Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham’s Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham's Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham’s Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham's Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham’s Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham's Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham’s Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham's Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!

Ms. Ham’s Kindergarten class at Oak Hammock K-8 pets their baby chicks that they hatched as a culminating activity for their farm unit in September! They learned about what was happening inside of the eggs in the incubator for 21 LONG days and they are so happy to have 4 new fluffy students in the classroom!