Michelle Smith and Jenifer Scipioni were recently recognized by PNC Bank for their dedication and service to the students at Mariposa. Mrs. Smith initiated involvement with Grace Packs a few years ago and has been instrumental in continued support of this outstanding program. Grace Packs is designed to help students who are in need of food support. Every Friday, food items are sent home with identified children to augment the food available to them at home. Mrs. Scipioni has taken on the weekly logistical responsibility of this program and has even elicited help from a local Girl Scout troop in assembling the food items to go home each week. We are very proud of Mrs. Scipioni and Mrs. Smith!
SLPS Social Worker Kate McCormic was recognized by the Sheriff’s Office for her outstanding work with a local family in the fall. She, in collaboration with the SRD and two others, worked to locate a student who was truant, provide food for the family, and provide support services.
Students in the fourth and fifth grade Challenge Program at Frances K. Sweet participated in the Stock Market Challenge sponsored by the Florida Council on Economic Education. Teams were competing to win first, second, or third place for the Elementary Division in our region.
Members of the first place team (Josiah Fullwood, Yazmin Sosa, and Carmela Bustamante) each earned a $50.00 Papa John’s gift card and shared a $100.00 cash prize.