On Wednesday November 4th, Samuel Gaines Academy hosted its first combination honor roll assembly/student led conference event.
Students explained to parents and Treasure Hunters all of their accomplishments from the first nine weeks of school. Students also led conferences showing the items in their Colt Binders.
Forest Grove Principal Terry Davis visited with several students to see and appreciate their hard work. Traci Wilke, proud principal of Samuel Gaines Academy, along with her dedicated staff did an awesome job of organizing all of the caring adults who were in attendance.
Northport K-8 School is vigorously promoting community connections and positive support from our local business partners, veterans, Children’s Services Council, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, AmeriCorps, parents, grandparents and families. We realize that for a total and well-rounded education for all students, No Exceptions, we need support and open doors. This is Fall Book Fair time at Northport and we invite the community to join us to encourage reading for pleasure for all our students. Thank you to the many, many parents and grandparents who have to come to shop with their children, but we also give a standing ovation to our community members who come and purchase books for children who might not otherwise get a book.
The Book Fair causes a hum of excitement in the school for reading and it is a sheer pleasure to watch all the children get excited over books. What really causes teachers’ breath to catch and their hearts to beat faster are the kindergartners who visit the Book Fair for the very first time. Pictured are Merritt, Taylor and M.J. Lakin, a family of Northport children from the lower school and Azzam Abdur-Rahman one of the AmeriCorps tutors as Clifford. Clifford did an awesome job promoting the Fall Book Fair.
These 4th graders at Manatee Academy immediately formed their own BOOK CLUB in the library and started choral reading of a terrifying, suspenseful novel they couldn’t wait to get their hands on! They didn’t even notice that they were being photographed. Now THAT’S a great book! One reader described it as “CREEPTASTIC!”
Eighth grade students in Heather Huszar’s science classes at Palm Pointe were learning how to evaluate the law of conservation of mass by demonstrating and concluding that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical change. An experiment involving baking soda, balloons, water, and vinegar demonstrated this concept. Students were engaged and excited about learning a difficult science concept. Pictured are eighth graders getting ready to conduct the experiment.
Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class enjoyed a unit on pumpkins. The students charted their schema and used their five senses to investigate the physical attributes of a pumpkin. After some awesome predictions of what they thought might be inside the pumpkin, they opened it up to find squishy, gooey, strings, and seeds. Julian Wright loved being the first one to check it out!