Weatherbee Elementary Safety Patrol members celebrated a year of successful service to their school with a field trip to SeaWorld in Orlando. Members not only assisted students and staff at arrival and dismissal each day, but truly served as role models for younger students. Students participated in a fund-raising event with the assistance of Weatherbee’s faculty and staff members in order to participate. Students were excited as many were visiting SeaWorld for the very first time. A special thank you to Roberta Weil, Safety Patrol Coordinator, as well as many parents, faculty and staff members who served as chaperones for this event. What a great
Students at Weatherbee Elementary celebrated as their Stampede into Reading Challenge came to a close. Over 5200 books were read by students with top readers receiving a special photo from the Stampede Crew. Pictured are top readers from Weatherbee’s fifth grade (from left ) Aaron Reed from Charles Cornyn’s class, Sebastian Johnson from Kim Brennan-Lee’s class, Brianna Snyder from Caroline Redding’s class and Sara Robbins from Rachelle Miller’s class. They are joined by Principal Michael Hitsman and Assistant Principal Dianne Young. On horseback are Thomas Richards riding Levi and Emily Bullins riding Dreamer.
Weatherbee Elementary participated in the 2012 Circle of Hope, an event designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer as well as to raise money for research. As a part of this year’s event, several cancer survivors were interviewed and the program was broadcast live to all classrooms. The school chose to wear red as a sign of unity in the fight against cancer, Weatherbee’s power color. Pictured, from left, are cancer survivor Edmy Perez, a second grade student in Monica Adhin’s class, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, who interviewed the guests and coordinated the Circle of Hope event, principal Michael Hitsman, and cancer
Weatherbee Elementary School faculty participated in a math routine training led by math coach Teresa Longar as a part of the monthly new teacher/mentor meetings. Pictured, from left, are guidance counselor Nitza Roman, ESE teacher Christine Gawlak, Teresa Longar, second grade teacher Monica Adhin, fourth grade teachers Shannon Walsh and Jennifer Nelson, second grade teacher Tammie Pittsley, fifth grade teacher Kim Brennan-Lee, principal Michael Hitsman, ESE teacher Roberta Weil, and kindergarten teacher Christel Denson.
Students at Weatherbee Elementary are rising to the reading challenge set forth by the school’s Literacy Committee and we say, “Hats On” to them! Pictured with Principal Michael Hitsman are students who have earned their Reading Challenge cap, which is worn on Fridays, as well as students who have continued on to earn shoe laces and buttons that they proudly display along with their hats each Friday. Students are recognized on the Friday edition of the Weatherbee Morning Show so that the entire Weatherbee family can celebrate this milestone in reading for all students. Way to go Mariners!
Weatherbee Elementary students participated in the school’s annual Spelling Bee recently. Those who placed in the Spelling Bee are, from left, Jessica Eastland, a fourth grade student taking third place, Britney Eliassaint, a fifth grade student taking second place and Alexa Torres, a fourth grade student gaining the first place position and serving as Weatherbee’s representative for the upcoming District Spelling Bee.
Students in Julie Moore’s enrichment class at Weatherbee Elementary celebrated National Soup Month by serving students and staff a hearty bowl of their delicious soup. Students participated in this authentic learning experience under the direction of Andrea Pierson, Cafeteria Manager. Pictured, from left, are Marcus Reed, Jessica Eastland, Britney Ellisaint and Andrea Pierson.
Demi Barnett, a kindergarten student in Isabelle Brunache’s class at Weatherbee Elementary enjoyed a special moment with Santa as she received the first gift of Christmas as a part of the kindergarten’s Polar Express literacy activity. Santa arrived with the support of the St. Lucie County Fire Department complete with a police escort. Snow fell from above to complete this special moment for Weatherbee students. What a wonderful way to make literature come alive.
Weatherbee Elementary students in Jennifer Nelson’s fourth grade class read the book, “Dexter the Tough” where a fourth grade boy finds out his father is recovering from cancer. Students wrote encouraging letters and made “Links of Hope” with words of hope for cancer patients at St Lucie Medical Center. Letters and links were picked up by hospital public relations representative Ginger King. What a wonderful way to support others in the community.
Weatherbee Elementary School students learned about various career opportunities and how a quality education can make a huge difference in their future as Ian Macpherson, St. Lucie County firefighter, describes the uniform used when he is fighting a fire. Melanie Macpherson, third grade teacher at Weatherbee, served as a model for this activity.
Weatherbee Elementary recently honored all of the school’s nominees for various awards that will be presented at this year’s Night of the Stars employee recognition ceremony. Pictured are Monica Adhin, Weatherbee Elementary’s nominee for Outstanding First Year Teacher, with Principal Michael Hitsman, left, and Assistant Principal Dianne Young.