Northport Students Prove the Lessons Learned at All-American School!

Northport Students Prove the Lessons Learned at All-American School!

The lessons of patriotism, love of country and American flag and a healthy respect for our military are lessons that are taught over and over again at Northport VPK-8 School. Every morning, a different student signs up to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school intercom. Veteran Partners In Education are a strong component of the fabric of the school and local veterans are involved in many of the programs and activities that happen at the school. Students make posters that line the hallways of Northport and recite a special “American Children’s Pledge” on notable days such as POW/MIA Remembrance, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the 9/11 Commemoration among many other special days. The school community takes pride in their student alumni who have gone on to serve the country in the military, especially notable is Sgt. Xiovani Guanill who has become an elite Army Ranger. Alumni serving in the military have their pictures in uniform displayed at the school.

Out of the blue, sometimes, as teachers, we are taken aback and our breath catches because we realize that our lessons are coming to fruition. Recently, Northport students, Jay Antheny, Billy Tzul, Joshua C., Dominic A. and Joshua Rhyant, Northport third, fourth and fifth graders, completed a monument at home, all on their own, depicting soldiers beneath a waving American flag. The monument to the American Flag and the Fallen soldiers is displayed in the school media center for all children and families to enjoy. Northport truly is an All-American school and the children understand that message. Excellent job boys! You make us all very proud of your demonstration of lessons taught by parents, school and community. Pictured is third grader, Joshua Rhyant holding the monument.

Lynne Gruszka

Mosaic Digital Academy Recognized As A Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Lucie Public Schools’ Mosaic Digital Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the second year in a row,” said Principal Jeanne Ziemba. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mosaic Digital Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. “Mosaic Digital Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Mosaic Digital Academy Recognized As A Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Lucie Public Schools’ Mosaic Digital Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the second year in a row,” said Principal Jeanne Ziemba. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mosaic Digital Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. “Mosaic Digital Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.