Lynn Hoke, Southport Middle School Science Club Advisor, led students on a weekend event to beautify our school’s memorial garden and transformed it into a butterfly garden. It looks beautiful!!! Some of the Science Club members who volunteered their time were 6th grade teachers: James Saunders and Janice Williams, and our awesome Science Club students: Emily Pena, Bernadine Estinoble, Jesse Nicholas, Jamie Nicholas, Sydney Luppens, DJ Rickard, Elleana Ubaldo, Vida Mesa, Sarai Chavez, Veronica Pardo, Kyah Guitard, My Nyugen and Rihanna McIntosh. This was a special project honoring our former Hurricanes. Thank you so much for beautifying our memorial in
SPMS extends congratulations to Southport Middle School Girls’ Basketball team who won the championship!!! “We are so proud of you!” Jailene Velez #1 Tsai Brown #24 Laney Bannon #55 Naliyah Queen #22 Klarissa Madera #2 Allysha Lillard #21 Amari Crenshaw #23 Jaden Beem #3 A’yania Jackson #33 Chasiana Wright #31 Great job, Coach Bonner, Jessica Williams, and Deja Telese for preparing our girls! 🙂 Thanks to all of our faculty and staff who came out to support our Hurricanes!! There were some exciting times during the games for all teams. Southport students want to congratulate and send out a big
Sixteen participants gave it their all at Southport Middle School’s annual Spelling Bee. We would like to congratulate our 1st place winner, 6th grader, Sunana Singh, who will go on to the district competition, and our 2nd place winner 6th grader, Evan Puentes. Also, a big shout out to Mr. Jim Saunders for coordinating the event, Principal Nicole Telese, Assistant Principal Kathleen Manchester, and sixth grade teacher Kim Nicholas for being our judges. Band instructor Mr. Jim Lebon had the honor of being the word pronouncer again this year. Each participant was presented with an honorary certificate and gifts and
Southport Middle School hosted “Rollin’ with Dads” breakfast on Wednesday, September 28th with great success. We were happy to see over one hundred of our dads, granddads, uncles, big brothers and male teachers who took the time to be there for students. Thanks to all who came out to sign pledges to support, encourage, and be involved in the lives of their children and our students. You make a BIG difference and you are appreciated!! We would also like to thank our wonderful Cafeteria Staff for decorating, preparing and setting up this breakfast for our dads and students. Both parents
Southport Middle School celebrated our bus drivers who continually transport our students everyday with a breakfast sponsored by PBS. Our Principal, Ms. Telese, Dean Palau, Dean Parks, Maryann Walser, and Ms. Laye along with Officer Green were in attendance to show support to our bus drivers. Our students are also appreciative of each and every bus driver at our school, so we give you a huge THANK YOU from our students to our bus drivers who continually get our Southport students to and from school everyday safely! Thanks for coming out for our PBS Breakfast! We appreciate you!
Southport 8th grade students were engaged in a technology enhanced practice for their current unit, Systems of Equations. Students, together in groups, answered questions as a team, then when they came to a consensus for their answer, they took turns being the “runner.” The “runner” went to the answer zone in the hallway and found the correct QR code that matched the answer they chose. They scanned the QR code with their phones which, if they chose the right answer the QR code gave them the next question. The students really enjoyed the activity. Malik Copeland said, “It helped me
Southport’s Literacy Department held their annual celebration of Literacy and Scholastic Book Fair in the media center. There was a host of fun activities and entertainment with musical fluency by our literacy teachers: Wanda Galey, James Saunders, and Band Director James LeBon. The Port St. Lucie Police also sponsored a Stoplifting/Drug Awareness center for the 21st Century after-school program. The students and their families enjoyed the evening.
Congratulations to our wonderful teachers who have been recognized by their peers for their influence on our school and the students they care so much about. Shown here are Jenna Woods, Teacher of the Year; Yasmine Schmidt, School Related Employee of the Year; AJ Quinn, Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year; and not shown, Ocella Davis, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year.
Southport Middle School’s Math Coach Kathleen Manchester selected Laura Barco-Garcia, and Media Specialist Angela Mas selected Michael Lovejoy as student representatives to meet with and ask questions of Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. Both the teachers and students enjoyed their lunch with other teachers and selected students from around the county.
Sixth graders at Southport Middle School implement Restorative Justice practices that they have learned through informational text. They prepare to see how Ben Mikaelson weaves the practice of talking circles as they read the novel Touching Spirit Bear. These students periodically meet in a Talking Circle to share their thoughts about school, their hopes, and their future through the use of a talking piece whereby each voice is heard as everyone respectfully listens.
Students from each Social Studies class at Southport Middle School were invited to a visit the media center for a presentation by the Port Saint Lucie Police Department for a program initiative called Operation Stoplifting. The program led by Stacy Paton, Crime Prevention Specialist for the PSLPD, and Officer Frank Borges who updated students on the hazards of shoplifting. Students learned about the technical camera systems that are now in retail stores and spent time discussing the consequences of shoplifting. Ms. Paton showed students examples of job, college and military applications, and the reality of background checks. The children learned