Rotary Club Gifts Northport K-8 Third Graders

Rotary Club Gifts Northport K-8 Third Graders

Many thanks to the Noon Rotary Club of Port St. Lucie for the gift of brand new dictionaries for Northport K-8 third grade students!  Angela Hayle from ACCH Insurance Agency visited the school as a representative of the club to deliver the dictionaries. Students were thrilled to learn the longest word in the dictionary and the different ways that the dictionary can be useful. Thanks to Angela and the Noon Rotary Club — you do amazing work for our community!

Mathletes Compete in Local Olympics

Mathletes Compete in Local Olympics

Students from 12 high schools in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties flexed their mathematical muscles in the annual Math Olympics hosted by the Indian River State College Mathematics Department. Participants competed both individually and as teams from Clark Advanced Learning Center, Fort Pierce Westwood, Indian River Charter, Jensen Beach, John Carroll, Lincoln Park Academy, Martin County, Port St. Lucie, St. Edward’s, St. Lucie West Centennial, South Fork and Vero Beach high schools.

Competition was fierce as individual opponents started the day with a 40-question written exam assessing mastery of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The 10-question team competition followed with extra incentives for first responders.

Callie Zheng of Lincoln Park Academy won first place in the individual competition, followed by Joseph Cachaldora of John Carroll High School. Zheng and Cachaldora each received a full, two-year scholarship to IRSC for their exemplary performance.

First place in the team competition went to Jeremy Ortmann, Rohan Jakhete, Sol Scholl, and Varun Lakshmanan of South Fork High School. Vero Beach High School earned second place with the hard work of Andrew Keller, Chris In, Cody Lanier and Julia Lamothe. Each team winner received a gift bag with books, school supplies, puzzles and snacks.

In addition to rigorous competition, participants had the opportunity to network with college instructors and tour the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce.

For additional information about the Math Olympics event or the Math Department at IRSC, contact Duane Chin Quee at dchinque@irsc.edu or 772-462-7919.

 

Photo:  Callie Zheng of Lincoln Park Academy was the highest individual scorer in the 2019 Math Olympics at IRSC. She is pictured here with Dr. Heather Belmont, IRSC Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Anthony Dribben, IRSC Assistant Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Start Your Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Start Your Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Teachers make a difference in the lives of children and teens, helping to shape them into productive adults. Indian River State College (IRSC) offers many opportunities for community members to become teachers, especially in the high-demand fields of math, science, ESE and bilingual education. Join us for free information sessions March 26 and April 3 to learn more about programs, degrees and certifications in the field of education.

The School of Education features Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree programs in early childhood, elementary, secondary and physical education with special emphasis on reading, mathematics, science, exceptional student education (ESE) and English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Certifications are also available in preschool and child care management.

Those interested in learning more about the School of Education should plan to attend a free information session on Tuesday, March 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Tomeu Center, Room C-310, on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. For more information, contact Emily Renschler at erenschl@irsc.edu or 772-462-7142.

IRSC also houses the Education Preparation Institute (EPI), which provides a fast track to a teacher career for anyone who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than education. The program can be completed in less than a year with convenient day, evening and online classes. Certifications are available in all subject disciplines with a special emphasis on math, science and ESE.

The EPI will host a free information session on Wednesday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tomeu Center, Room C-207 on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. For more information, contact Joey Lord at jlord@irsc.edu or 772-462-7134.

Registration for these information sessions is requested in advance at www.irsc.edu/event-sign-up. For additional information about programs in education, visit www.irsc.edu or call 1-866-792-4772.

Photo:  IRSC graduate Nikki Hart thrives as a fifth grade science teacher at Chester A. Moore Elementary in Fort Pierce.

SLPS Superintendent Gent Visits Northport K-8

SLPS Superintendent Gent Visits Northport K-8

It was a pleasure for SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent to visit Northport K-8 School on March 8, 2019.  Mr. Gent spent the morning speaking and visiting with staff in an informal setting about all of the exciting things happening at Northport K-8.  Classrooms are thriving, and retaining teacher talent is key to continuing the momentum.  Find out more about the referendum for St. Lucie County residents at www.stlucieschools.org #4ourkids