Palm Pointe hosted their annual Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, September 28th.
PPE appreciates all their bus drivers do each day bringing our Rockets to and from school safely! Each driver received a gift, enjoyed special drawings, a delicious breakfast, and hopefully left knowing how much we appreciate all they do!
Palm Pointe honors male role models in Dads Take Your Child to School Day! What a great event to honor our fathers and ask for their commitment to stay involved. Over 300 male role models brought their child to school on Wednesday, September 27th. After a brief ceremony with a guest speaker, the reading of the proclamation from all PPE male role models, and the choral reading with all involved to pledge to stay involved, the event ended with a parade where all faculty and staff and moms cheered as our fathers walked in the parade around the school before bringing their child to class. We look forward to seeing all male role models at future events!
Twenty students representing Dan McCarty Middle School recently joined their voices with other middle school singers from around the Treasure Coast area to participate in the Four County Middle School Honors Choir at Indian River State College. The students were selected based on their musicianship skills and the recommendation of their chorus director, Dr. Rolanda A. Jones.
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. Greatness in teaching is rare. To be a great teacher, a combustion of assorted qualities both inborn and learned have to occur. A teacher has to be willing to put in time. That is time over and beyond the call of duty. Great teachers must love the age group and the subject that they are teaching and have an effective management style. Great teachers also are willing to learn new techniques, take advice, be flexible and have a huge capacity for growth. Another important quality of a teacher of excellence is to be consistently excellent. Our children depend on us to be excellent, caring, concerned and on point every single day. It’s a difficult and complex act.
Teaching is just not for everyone. There is no greater feeling than being a great teacher at the top of his or her game. It’s amazing and it’s rare. In this day and age, many times, teachers get a bad rap. Teachers are sometimes called “too liberal” or “not of good character.” Northport teachers are taking a stand! The teaching staff is qualified, supportive, funny, caring, and good communicators. We are people of character and we find the humor in the daily “tour of duty.” We are colleagues, but more importantly, we are friends.
Fort Pierce Westwood began a new, school-wide PBIS event with their students this year. The Principal’s Panther Praise 200 Club (100 Club for MOA campus) requires randomly chosen teachers and staff to identify students who meet our ROARS expectations in and out of class each day. Ten tickets are given out each day to be distributed to students for R-respect, O-on task, A-accountable, R-responsibility, S-safety.
The identified students pick a number at random and their tickets are placed on the Principal Panther Praise board which is located in a heavy traffic area for all adults and students to see. Phone calls go out to share the great news with the families and they sign a “Celebrity Book”. Once ten tickets in a row are on the board, each of those ten students win the “mystery envelope.” Once rewards are given out, it starts all over again. This is an individual-team PBIS event and all students are eligible to win. The event will continue all year long.