Northport Third Grade Teachers Celebrate “Big Heroes!”

Northport Third Grade Teachers Celebrate “Big Heroes!”

Each year, every Northport student participates in the Young Author’s program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for students to demonstrate that each can use the complete writing process effectively. Writing and editing the books and then publishing the final, revised book is a commitment to engaged learning. The Young Author’s writing process focuses directly on student curriculum for all grade levels in English/Language Arts and reading. Standards are applied to student organization, draft, reflection, revision, correction and then finally, publication and presentation. Working on the Young Author’s is common ground for all grade levels and a terrific platform for common language among students, teachers, and parents.

Every year at Northport, we set up our books by class or by team in the media center for optimal display. Parents, grandparents, administration, community members, and classes are invited to the media center to tour and peruse the books and observe student achievement first hand. Each year a different theme is used to showcase the books. This year the theme is “Big Heroes!” The entire library will be decorated in a Hero theme. Teachers and students will decorate their assigned display tables using a superhero, veteran, police officer, deputy sheriff, first responder, or an every day hero. The key words are “integrity,” ” service,” “empathy,” “sacrifice,” ” honor,” “commitment,” and “family.”

Students follow a common rubric and use handmade decorations and illustrations. Writing can be fiction, non fiction, poetry, or research. Any genre is acceptable. Northport may select seven students who promote the best overall achievement expected from Northport students. The District Young Author’s event will be held at Oak Hammock on May 21, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Pictured are Northport third grade teachers Jennifer Lusardi, Deb Day, Janine Wiecks, Michelle Kemp, Lorena Wilson, Sharon Nelson and Megan Castiglia. Teachers are wearing matching “Teacher Superhero” tee shirts! We can’t wait to see the fruition of our Northport Young Author’s program.

SLWCHS HOSA Students Earn Top Fundraising Award for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SLWCHS HOSA Students Earn Top Fundraising Award for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Penny Wars winners

SLWCHS HOSA Chapter is thrilled to announce the results of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising for the 2015-2016 school year has been posted.  LLS is the HOSA National Service Project and all HOSA chapters participate in raising funds and raising awareness each year for the chosen charity.

During this year’s Student Series Programs, nearly 26,000 schools—-a quarter of all schools across the country—engaged in meaningful service, leadership and helped save lives!

Thanks to these efforts and to the teachers, parents, and communities that support these extraordinary students, LLS is able to help blood cancer patients and their families. A world without blood cancers is the LLS goal,   and the millions of students who participated in this year’s programs are making an impact.

SLWCHS was listed in the LLS newsletter (Penny Times) as the Top Fundraising school on the Treasure Coast and Central South Florida with a grand total of $3,541.66 for LLS.

Great Job, Eagles!!!

https://llsdata.app.box.com/v/2016PennyTimes

 

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

St. Lucie Public Schools students participated at the Florida History Fair in Tallahassee.

This year’s theme was Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Next year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History. The students are already discussing possible topics on their bus ride home.