Northport Black History Program 2018

Northport Black History Program 2018

It is with pleasure that we thank our esteemed guests who visited Northport for our annual Black History program.  The program began with Principal Glenn Rustay having a heart-to-heart talk with our middle grades students about kindness and the feeling of being a family.  He also spoke about safety in light of recent events in Parkland.  Students joyously listened to music performed by Marissia Wallace and viewed the Northport cheerleaders perform.  A very special thank you to Fort Pierce Central JROTC for leading us in the colors to honor our country and our veterans.  The entire group participated in a Moment of Silence for the tragedy that befell our school family at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Dr. Donna Mills, SLPS Board Chairman, spoke with the students eloquently about being able to accomplish anything if you set a goal and follow through with your heart and mind.  Dr. Mills is a wonderful partner in our students’ education by championing the Speakers Bureau.  We are so grateful to her for bringing us this educational platform.
Northport’s special guest for Speakers Bureau and Black History combined was Attorney Donald Watson from the law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary P.L.L.C.  Attorney Watson spoke about not being “defined by your failures, but overcoming them to become successful.”  Attorney Watson spoke passionately about his joy of reading and about his long and winding road to his law career.  Attorney Watson and Dr. Mills were presented plaques and fruit baskets from the school.
Many thanks to Diane Crumpton and Deborah Allen for organizing the Northport Black History Program and to DeLacy Bembry for leading the program.  The program was very inspirational.

Leadership In Music Education

Leadership In Music Education

Principal Susan Seal was recognized at the February School Board Meeting for her leadership in music education.  The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Awards Committee presented Principal Susan Seal of Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) with the 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award on January 12 during the FMEA Professional Development Clinic/Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.

This prestigious award is given to a school administrator who is not a professional music educator, but who displays ardent support of the school music program. It recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools. The recipient must have demonstrated significant efforts in support of music education resulting in awareness or enhancement of the school’s music program and allocation of resources.

Under Seal’s leadership, the music program at TCHS has become an important part of the school culture and she is most deserving of this award. Thank you for the value you place on the Arts in education.

 

One School…One Teacher…One Love. NPK8 Supports MSD

One School…One Teacher…One Love. NPK8 Supports MSD

Here at Northport, we celebrate and commemorate many, many things. We honor, we remember and we lift up because we are a strong, loving and powerful family 👪! Nothing has been so tragic as the loss of seventeen members of our educational family in Parkland, Florida. Many of us have ties to South Florida and to that school. Not only teachers and staff, but our students and families. Many have reached out to say that they are part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school family. Eagle Pride is strong! So many thanks to those who are standing to support MSD Eagles. From us Navigators to our fellow Eagles…..We love you and we pray for your strength and your fortitude. One Family..One School..One Teacher…One Love 💟💑💔

Greyhound History Buffs Win Big!

Greyhound History Buffs Win Big!

Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy’s Academic Team of Rachel Fryer Dommel, Madeleine Sosa, Youry Ulysse, and Andrew Priest on their strong performance this past weekend at the South Florida Championship History Bee & Bowl. Junior Madeleine Sosa qualified for the National History Bee and Senior Rachel Fryer Dommel qualified to compete in the National US History Bee, the National International Geography Bee, and the National US Geography Olympiad! These Greyhound girls will represent LPA at their respective national competitions in Arlington, Virginia this April. Good luck!

Mariposa Elementary’s First Graders Write to Penpals in Texas

Mariposa Elementary’s First Graders Write to Penpals in Texas

At Mariposa Elementary, Ms. K. Swanson’s 1st grade homeroom is on a pen pal escapade writing and illustrating creative masterpieces with Mrs. Whitfield’s 1st grade class located in Lytle, Texas.  The writing adventure began in early October and will continue until the end of May.   The students are grouped into pairs and enjoy the process of sharing fun information, asking questions that necessitate a direct response and learning fun facts about the state of Texas.  The class is looking forward to “meeting” their pen pals live through skype in the weeks to come. Ms. Swanson has known Mrs. Whitfield for a number of years. She was in her 5th grade class many moons ago.

Gabriela Acevedo-Gutierrez, Wyatt Baber, and Alonso Crespo are pictured working on their letters for their penpals in Texas.