Lightin’ It Up For Andrew 2019

Lightin’ It Up For Andrew 2019

The Andrew Schmeer Foundation honors the memory of Andrew Schmeer who, on September 8, 2014, was tragically killed in a car accident.  Funds raised will help to recognize well-rounded students, along the Treasure Coast, each year by providing college scholarships for those in need and with donations to animal rescues as well as children’s charities. Proceeds from this event will benefit the student scholarship program and local families in need.

CTE visits Embry-Riddle for Gaetz Aerospace Leadership Conference

CTE visits Embry-Riddle for Gaetz Aerospace Leadership Conference

The Career and Technical Education department traveled to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to attend the Gaetz Aerospace Institute’s District and School Leadership Conference.  Our very own Professor of Aerospace Technologies at Fort Pierce Central High School, Dr. Bispham, was one of the panelists for the conference.  Dr. Bispham was discussed the growing demand for the sUAS certification, and took students to the next level by working on drone security projects!

Bayshore Elementary 5th Graders Demonstrate Separation of Mixtures

Bayshore Elementary 5th Graders Demonstrate Separation of Mixtures

Mrs. Logue’s 5th grade students made mixtures and then practiced using different tools to separate them by their properties.

First, they combined gravel and sand and then separated it by particle size using a sieve.

Then, students mixed iron filings into the sand and discussed how to separate them. They decided on using a magnet to get the iron out of the sand.

Finally, they mixed salt into the sand and discovered that the only way to separate the salt out was with the property of solubility. Students poured water into the mixture and stirred to dissolve the salt. Then they poured the saltwater mixture through a filter to remove any sand.

Once the sand was out they needed to figure out how to get the salt out of the water. They learned that if they boiled the saltwater then the water would change to water vapor and the salt particles would be left behind, thus separating the salt from the mixture.

Standard:  Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of solids can be separated based on observable properties of their parts such as particle size, shape, color, and magnetic attraction.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Support Northport Students!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Support Northport Students!

What a pleasure and a real help to have Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) tutors on campus. With their love and support we have gone from a “C” school to a strong “B.” Thank you so much for your powerful assistance with some of our neediest children. Pictured are Esther Ruppel, Samantha Taylor, Bruce Kitson, Johanna Kitson and Leroy Cohen. Best Wishes BBBS for a wonderful year of assisting children.