Restoring the Village Youth Symposium – FREE for K – 12 Students
June 9 – Lincoln Park Academy from 9 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration is from 9AM – 10AM in the Lincoln Park Auditorium
Students will learn about leadership, overcoming odds, conflict resolution, and innovative technology during informative and exciting breakout sessions.
Plan to attend Friday, June 9th.
For the past 20 years, Southport Middle School has proudly celebrated the kinship and diversity among the school’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in Mr. Dana S. Hochberg’s class. This year over 40 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade ESOL students participated in the multicultural event and represented over 15 countries. In addition to a delectable multinational feast, students presented individual research-based learning projects involving authentic naval air and vessel hats. Seventh grader Thekeyah Antiola chose the USS Shenandoah AD-44. Each student also had to type the recipe they shared from their family’s home country.
Moreover, this culminating event often affords an opportunity for former Southport ESOL students to reconnect with Mr. Hochberg and speak with Southport’s current pupils. This year was exceptional with twenty former alumni visiting. Pictured from left to right in the front row are: Emmanuela Tranquille, Monserrat Vargas, Leybin Bardales, Lucia Silva, Hernan Rojas, Jonathan Geronimo, Leanne Arrabe, Guadalupe Quinonez, Dayanna Velez, Laureana Arrabe, Solanyi Nunez, and Lianys Betancourt. Back row are: Jimmy Vo, Sebastian Cueto, Mr. Hochberg, Carlos Nunez, Marco Nader, Aung “Johnny” Kyaw, and Nicolas Zubieta. Not pictured are Lillian Lee and Sonny Chan.
Transportation employees (L to R) Michele Cocchia, Debbie Soesbe, and Kathy Owens donned their red noses for the annual Red Nose Day, May 25, 2017, supporting the efforts to aid childhood poverty programs including support for immunizations, mental health, domestic violence, education, as well as fighting homelessness and disease in the poorest communities.
On Monday, May 22, 2017 at Palm Pointe Educational Research School in Tradition, Holocaust survivor Bernie Shore shared his story of survival with over 150 sixth grade scholars. With Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Member Debbie Hawley in attendance, Mr. Shore spoke of his experience at Auschwitz and the tragic story of his family’s oppression at the hands of the Nazi’s. Over 60 of Bernie’s extended family perished during World War II.
Mr. Shore took individual questions of students while acknowledging their study of history and the important events that shaped our society. The students were inquisitive and respectful, and were able to receive a personal source confirming what they were learning as part of their Holocaust curriculum.
Mr. Shore closed his time with a message of hope for the future. Principal Kathleen Perez remarked that, “This was an opportunity for our Palm Pointe scholars to learn firsthand from someone who was there. It was a pleasure to have Mr. Shore talk to our students.” Pictured are students from sixth grade listening to Mr. Bernie Shore talk about the Holocaust.