Southport Girls Basketball Champions

Southport Girls Basketball Champions

SPMS extends congratulations to Southport Middle School Girls’ Basketball team who won the championship!!!

“We are so proud of you!”

Jailene Velez #1
Tsai Brown #24
Laney Bannon #55
Naliyah Queen #22
Klarissa Madera #2
Allysha Lillard #21
Amari Crenshaw #23
Jaden Beem #3
A’yania Jackson #33
Chasiana Wright #31

Great job, Coach Bonner, Jessica Williams, and Deja Telese for preparing our girls! 🙂

Thanks to all of our faculty and staff who came out to support our Hurricanes!!

There were some exciting times during the games for all teams. Southport students want to congratulate and send out a big “SHOUT OUT ” to Manatee and Palm Pointe who both played hard – GREAT GAMES!!!

Northport Speakers Bureau Praiseworthy!

Northport Speakers Bureau Praiseworthy!

Northport has been so proud to play a role in the Speakers Bureau this year. The program has achieved astounding success through a series of community leaders and role models who have visited the school. With the collaboration of SLPS Board Vice Chairman Dr. Donna Mills, Northport Principal Glenn Rustay, Northport Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka, and a host of middle grades students, teachers, and parents, students have been offered the opportunity to hone leadership skills and to learn to develop and pose well thought out and provocative questions. Students have learned to research the background of the speaker, then, working with their teachers, develop questions with the intent of finding out as much information as possible.

Northport students have been exposed to community guests who have told stories of grit, determination, and success and then each has shared their life formulas with students. Each guest has motivated students to buy into their own success and their own education. Northport guests speakers have included SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent; Tony Ross, brother of local hero, Cee Cee Ross Lyles who perished on Flight 93 during the September 11, 2001 tragedy; Tony Barnes, Ft. Pierce City Hall Executive Director of Purchasing; Samuel McDuffie, Customer Service Supervisor, youth coach and mentor; Dr. David Thompson, chaplain for the SLC Sheriff’s office at Rock Road Jail as well as several local Veteran Partners In Education.

Each program was kicked off by a display of student talent including band quartets, ensembles, elementary songs and a special Black History presentation by sixth grade students from Deborah Allen’s class. The programs were filled with faith, hope, love for children and community, service, integrity and people who are willing to stand up and do the “right thing!” All these inestimable qualities are the keystone of a solid Northport education. We educate good, loving, caring and kind citizens who will develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Many, many thanks all the guest speakers and to Dr. Donna Mills and her husband, Pastor Kenneth Mills. Through our guest’s commitment and singular focus, Northport, as a school, has achieved uncommon valor in education.

The format and focus of the Northport Speakers Bureau has been submitted to the state of Florida Department of Education on behalf of SLC Public Schools for the purpose of promoting and recognizing innovative school practices that increase family and community involvement. Family and Community Involvement submissions will be judged for innovative programs being implemented throughout the State and will be notified in the F all of 2017.

 

FAU’s Latin American Choral Ensemble Performs at DMMS

FAU’s Latin American Choral Ensemble Performs at DMMS

The Florida Atlantic University Latin American Choral Ensemble, iCantemosunda under the direction of Dr. Patricia Fleitas, recently performed for the Dan McCarty Middle School Chorus. A unique and versatile collegiate ensemble, the group performed selections representing cultures from Brazil, Afro Cuban, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.

 

Mariposa Elementary In-School Field Trip for First Graders

Mariposa Elementary In-School Field Trip for First Graders

Mariposa first graders had an awesome ”in-school field trip!” They learned about the rainforest  and the many plants and animals that live there. The students even learned about all the foods and products they use at home that originate in the rainforest. If you’d ask our students their favorite part, their answers would vary.  Some would say they loved using the animal puppets, others enjoyed hearing the story of The Great Kapok Tree while adding their animal to the Velcro rainforest, but most students would say they loved touching the real rainforest snake.

Pictured: Damarion Gibbs and Allison Carpina enjoy their animal puppets. Thanks to Tracy Boothby from Hobe Sound Nature Center for a wonderful hour of learning!