The STAR Program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those who exemplify its core values.
STAR recognitions for the month of September honored Marisol Abrahante, Nicki O’Neill
(both from Student Services and Exceptional Student Education at St. Lucie West K-8 School) and Jimmy Hardison (from Transportation). All three team members were commended for their outstanding service to others. Congratulations!!
Cheryl and Ray Lalloo from the Jessica Clinton Foundation generously donated AED units to St. Lucie West K-8 and Windmill Point Elementary.
A fundraising campaign with heart-shaped cookies from local Panera restaurants takes place each February, and students are encouraged to post pictures of themselves holding the heart-shaped cookies. The proceeds from the sale of the cookies are used to purchase AED units.
The Jessica Clinton Foundation invites the community to participate in two upcoming events:
Dedication Ceremony: September 29, 2018
Free Heart Screenings: November 3, 2018
Ilyse Brainin and members of the Treasure Coast Literacy Association, formerly known as the St. Lucie County Reading Council, shared a proclamation with the St. Lucie County School Board entitled, “Promoting a Passion for Literacy.”
The organization’s mission is to provide resources and ideas to help inspire educators to provide skills and techniques through events and professional development that will enable students to be successful learners and life long readers as well as supporting the community with literacy events.
Dr. Rafael Sanchez (pictured with his son, daughter and wife) read the 2018 Dads Take Your Child to School Day Proclamation during the September School Board Meeting. Dr. Sanchez and thousands of other dads and male caregivers will accompany their children to school on Wednesday, September 26 in support of the state-wide movement.
“The continuum of research, policy development and program implementation related to family involvement supports emphasis on engaging fathers as a means of increasing student achievement.
More than 30 years of research findings maintains the belief that a positive relationship exists between increased family engagement and student academic success. Although specific research into the impact of the father’s role in a child’s academic development is growing, findings suggest that when fathers are actively involved in their child’s education, students:
- Perform better academically;
- Have fewer discipline problems; and
- Become more responsible adults.”
 A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning. (2000, June 1). Retrieved April 14, 2015, from http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/calltocommit/index.html.
*Each school will share specific plans with parents about activities scheduled for September 26, 2018.
Constitution Week is officially declared this year as September 17-23, 2018, and schools all across America will celebrate the nation’s Constitution.
Northport is proud to educate our students about our Constitution. Each morning this week, a different student voice will recite the Preamble to the Constitution on the public announcements.
Community partners and neighbors, Debra Magrann and Pauline Pavlick, visited the Northport Media Center to educate our students about the Constitution. Students learned that Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison and 31 other delegates met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The date was September 17, 1787. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States of America to establish a framework to govern our new country and to protect the rights of the citizens. The students also learned the difference between a Republic and a Democracy. Each student and teacher received a new copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.