Rewarded for Academic Excellence at Morningside

Parents, Grandparents and friends of third, fourth and fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary gathered on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to celebrate Principal’s honor roll (all A’s including conduct), A/B honor roll, and perfect attendance.  Principal, Cortina Bell-Gray congratulated students and gave them special pencils and academic achievement bracelets.  

Bayshore second graders research Native American Tribes

Bayshore Elementary second grade classes are combining English Language Arts and Social Studies standards to research, write about, and compare  the cultures of Native American tribes from various geographic regions of the United States.  Pictured is second grade teacher Mrs. Fallon and her students.

Mariposa Elementary Heroes Day

Superintendent of Schools, Genelle Yost, and Executive Director of Schools, Pam Dampier, visit Mariposa just in time to join the Heroes Breakfast!  Heroes Breakfast is a special recognition of our veterans and community helpers that help keep us safe at school and at home.  Teacher, Mrs. Michelle Smith, coordinated the Heroes Breakfast program this year, where students read poems that they had written thanking our veterans for keeping us safe!

Vocabulary Parade at Floresta Elementary

Students at Floresta Elementary participated in a vocabulary parade showcasing their knowledge of vocabulary words they have read. The whole school paraded down the halls dressed as their favorite vocabulary word. We had words such as enormous,fancy, mischievous, busybee, headstrong and glitzy.   Students in picture: Riley Luther, Isabella DiMeglio, Aiden Perga ,

Allapattah Flats 8th Graders Attend College

Allapattah Flats’ eighth grade students recently went on a tour of IRSC. They were able to speak to advisors, college professors, and even were given a planetarium show. It was an motivational and eye opening experience for aspiring college students.

Vocabulary Day at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s first grade students participated in Vocabulary Day. These proficient pupils transformed into vocabulary words for an audience of perfectly pleased parents. This performance task was a great success as students’ demonstrated understanding of tier 2 vocabulary, an essential skill for comprehension of complex text. Palm Pointe’s first graders are feeling fabulous about their foundation in reading! Pictured  from left is; Reese Parrish, Kayleigh Murnane, and Jaycie Mera students from Glenna Sigmon’s first grade class.      

Lakewood Park Family Character Night

Lakewood Park Elementary Family Character Literacy Night Event was a big success. During the evening event students dressed as their favorite storybook character. There were special activities through the different grade groups, such as short skits about favorite books, book reads, make and take for our ELL students and their parents, book fair, read to Eddie, the therapy DOG, and much more!! PTO sold hotdogs, chips, other sweet treats, and pumpkin grams. It was an educational, fun filled night that students and parents enjoyed very much. We would like to thank the parents and students, who came dressed as their … Read More

Southern Oaks Collects Food For Families

Southern Oaks Middle School student council members help with collecting food brought in by students and staff for Bill Brooks Food For Families. Pictured are: Robbie Sullivan, Vice President; McKenzie Muskett, Treasurer; Janet Delancy and Kiara Idarraga, class representatives and Grace Kukielka, President. For more information about the efforts of Food for Families go to

SLWK-8 Gifted Students Serve the Community

Our S.A.G.E. Academy at SLWK-8 (1st through 8th grade advanced/gifted students) participated in a community project to help senior citizens have a brighter holiday season. The students had to create holiday images onto 250 bags which would later be filled with items for 250 senior citizens who receive services from the Meals on Wheels program throughout the Treasure Coast. These holiday-filled bags bring joy to those senior citizens receiving them along with an appreciation that they are important and thought of by others in the community. This activity helped to facilitate a deeper understanding and discussion amongst the students about … Read More

Mariposa Elementary N.E.E.D. Solar Energy Project

In our Mariposa Elementary School’s N.E.E.D. group, “We learned about solar energy and went to teach kindergarten. We passed out solar beads and asked them to make a hypothesis, but we used the word “guess” so they knew what we meant. When we got outside, they stood in the sunlight, and their faces look amazed when they saw the color changing. I’d have to say I had so much fun teaching the little kids about solar energy. They were so well behaved, and just by looking at their faces, I’m pretty sure they liked the little lesson as much as … Read More

Ahoy Matey!

Today was Pirate Day at Rivers Edge! The Kindergarten students and teachers dressed up like pirates to make learning about maps and globes fully engaging. Activities included pirate stories, lessons about map keys and the compass rose, writing about pirates and of course a treasure hunt-using those newly acquired map skills! It was aaarrrggggghhh great day full of fun and learning-no one had to walk the plank!

Port Saint Lucie High Dominates Area 3

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Raider Team travelled to South Fork High School to compete in the Area III Raider meet state qualifier. They competed against 21 other schools from 6 counties in five physically demanding events. The events consisted of Cross Country Rescue (team had to answer questions on first aid, treat a simulated 120lb casualty with supplies from 30lb ruck sacks and then move the casualty and supplies one mile to the safe zone), 100 meter 300lb tire flip, fitness test moving ten 30lb sand bags around a 25 meter course carrying two at a time, … Read More

Palm Pointe Students Participate in Math Scavenger Hunt

Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition were excited to participate in a Publix Math Night. A math skill scavenger hunt was held at the Tradition Square Publix. Clues and strategies to solve real world problems were given to the students in grades K-5. The problems were matched to the grade level of each student. Parents accompanied their kids and helped them with the scavenger hunt. This was a fun way to practice math! Pictured is; fifth grader Max Simco, his mother Marie Simco and fifth grader Sophia Tovar as they look for clues for the scavenger hunt.

Parkway Student takes Initiative

Parkway fourth grader, Dayna Contreras, designed and created necklaces to sell at the Harvest Dance to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Dayna, with her teacher and Relay for Life Team Captain, Laurie Farr, sold the beautiful designs to dance attendees.

Allapattah Flats Steam Challenge

Second Grade students, Anthony Smith , Judith Tellez Cruz, Jeilin Hernandez, Corby Henderson, at Allapattah Flats K8 School are engaged in the hands-on learning of animal needs and habitats during their recent STEM Challenge. The students enjoyed the activity of building a sanctuary habitat for a group of displaced sloths. The students were able to explore the challenge of being a zoo builder and architect as they learned about the needs and habitat requirements for a sloth.

Literacy Is A Family Affair at Weatherbee

Weatherbee Elementary hosted a “Families Building Better Readers Night”  to teach parents how to help their child become the best reader they can be.  The VPK started things off with a performance of songs and dance.  Later, the parents rotated through sessions on how to help their child become a better reader, while students rotated through some engaging activities to help them become excited about reading.

Congratulations Morningside Celebrities!

Morningside is honoring our Teacher of the Year, Jayne Hartman; Distinguished Minority Teacher of the Year, Tabatha Williams-Johnson; and our School Related Employee of the Year, Jackie Cobo, and sending best wishes as they move on to the county selection process.  Congratulations!  

Northport Students Excel in Think Through Math Program

Northport K-8 School is very proud to commend ESE instructor, Evan Jones, ESE instructor, Alex Phillips and paraprofessionals, Reggie Williams, Isaac LeBrun and Donald Patterson. The teachers, paraprofessionals, and their students have been utilizing Think Through Math. Think through Math is an online computer program that provides unprecedented differentiation for grades 3 through Algebra I. The program is thoroughly research based and is a winner of the 2014 CODiE in Best Math Instructional Solutions. During the month of October, TTM is featuring a THINK 30 contest as one of the incentives for utilizing the program. Classrooms are eligible to compete … Read More

Northport Integrates Leadership Summit With Salute to Veteran’s Day!

Northport K-8 Media Services program held its third Leadership Summit recently just in time to commemorate Veterans Day. The Leadership Summit is an authentic example of student Inquiry about Leadership skills and what qualities are necessary to become a great leader. The Leadership Summits, held on a monthly basis, incorporate community leaders as primary source guests. The guests make the most of the focused and well formulated student questions by talking about their own careers and experiences and the leadership skills necessary to maintain and build their careers with aplomb. The first guests were Florida State Representative, Gayle Harrell and … Read More