Dr. Norman Webb presented an institute about his Depth of Knowledge (DoK) system at the Florida Reading Association Fall Conference. Educators had an opportunity to learn about his studies regarding alignment between curriculum standards and assessment, along with an in-depth look at the application of the DoK system within the classroom. Pictured, from left to right, is Kirstie Lickliter (Literacy Curriculum Supervisor), Lori Beans (Bayshore’s Media Specialist), Dr. Norman Webb, Lori Anne Reid (Bayshore’s Principal) and Cassandra Fess (Bayshore’s Instructional Coach).
On September 15, Bayshore students and staff members participated in the Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope is a cancer awareness event that honors those who have gone on a journey battling cancer. On the third Tuesday of September of every year, members of the St. Lucie Public Schools stand united for hope and a cure for cancer.
Bayshore Elementary would like to thank all of our local heroes who joined us for our Tunnel of Hope welcoming our students back to school on Monday. We were joined by the Port St. Lucie Police Department, St. Lucie County Fire Department, and the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie.
Bayshore Elementary students in the National Elementary Honor Society (N.E.H.S) participated in a school beautification project. For part of the N.E.H.S. community service project, students in fourth and fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary developed and implemented a plan to clean up their school. Students worked after school hours to clean up the entire campus of their school. Pictured from left to right are, Alex Martin, Fourth grade teacher and sponsor Alan (A.J.) Bevacqua, Solithia Coke, Marisa Roth, Giana Infante, Patrick Boje, Andrew Jones, Trinidy Restle, Jamaro Lee, Katelyn Hall, and Timaya Jones.
Bayshore Elementary School’s first grade classes received a visit from Port St. Lucie High School’s JROTC cadets. The cadets took time to share information about JROTC and their uniforms, and then spent time reading to students. Pictured is Port St. Lucie High School JROTC cadet Jamie Tripplett reading to Debbie Gonzalez’s first grade students.
The Bayshore Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team participated in the regional competition on February 28. The team competed against seven other schools to solve the long term problem titled, Silent Movie. Bayshore’s team was honored with the coveted OMER Award, which was awarded because the team demonstrated a global view on their long term problem. Bayshore’s Odyssey of the Mind team, led by teachers Janet Baraniak, Heather McWilliams and Colletta Myers, placed fourth overall in the competition. Pictured (from left to right) are Coach Janet Baraniak, Giana Stella, Matthew King, Samantha Trader, Juliana Acosta, Raysaa Serra, Coach Heather
Maryann Umile was recognized at Bayshore Elementary by Superintendent Genelle Yost as Florida’s Senior Volunteer of the year in Florida for zone 3. Mrs. Umile’s patience and dedication are evident in the over 15,000 hours of volunteering that she has given throughout the past fifteen years at Bayshore. Pictured (from left to right) are Principal Lori Anne Reid, Superintendent of St. Lucie Public Schools Genelle Yost, Maryann Umile, District Volunteer Coordinator Martha Underwood and kindergarten teacher Annette Hawkins.
Bayshore Elementary School students participated in Celebrate Literacy Week! Fourth and fifth grade students had a visit from author Michael Anthony Steele who shared his experiences as a writer and screenwriter. Pictured is Alana Edwards, fourth grade student from Ms. Duprey’s class, with Michael Anthony Steele after signing a poster of his latest release, the novelization of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Bayshore Elementary second grade classes are combining English Language Arts and Social Studies standards to research, write about, and compare the cultures of Native American tribes from various geographic regions of the United States. Pictured is second grade teacher Mrs. Fallon and her students.
Bayshore Elementary, PBIS and Kids at Hope presented Beat the Teacher Night! Bayshore families and students played various academic games against the teachers. Second grade student Bianca Morais and her father Mark Morais played chess against second grade teacher Garth Gittin.
Bayshore Elementary School held its third Annual Community Night recently, bringing together community groups, school staff, and families to learn about available resources. Families received valuable information from many community groups, such as Girl Scouts, Kids at Hope, Port St. Lucie Police Department, St. Lucie County Health Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Huntington Learning Center, and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured, from left, are Principal Lori Anne Reid, Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella, Assistant Principal Edwin Munoz and Janelle Palmer from Nancy Fallon’s second grade class.
Bayshore Elementary students and staff participated in Celebrate Literacy Week. Students and staff members learned about vocabulary words and story book characters, then demonstrated their knowledge by participating in a literacy parade. First grade teachers provided students with visual representations of vocabulary words starting with the prefix mis. Pictured, from left, are Abby Mollet (mismatched), Stacy Baldino (misbehaved), Debbie Gonzalez (misunderstood), Marge Cuellar (misfortune), Vanessa Piekara (mistaken), and Natasha Alexander (misspelled).
Bayshore Elementary School student council members sponsored a food drive to collect non-perishable food for those in need. Students organized the food so it could be dispersed to families in the community. Pictured are fifth grade students Kara Godown, left, student council treasurer from Megan Krinsky’s class, and Andyara Dew, student council secretary from Christine Mueller’s class.
Bayshore Elementary School is proud to recognize Jazzy Super Students for outstanding demonstration of school-wide SPOTS and modeling appropriate dress code expectations. Pictured are fifth grade students Hannah Friend, left, from Paulette Seay-St. Louis’ class and Leo Friend from Christine Mueller’s class.
Bayshore Elementary School recently held a “Minute to Win It” event for students and their families. This was an exciting evening of learning combined with the fun of “Minute to Win It” activities. Families learned many strategies to help their children be successful with reading and math skills. Pictured is fifth grade teacher A.J. Bevacqua monitoring students while they try to keep balloons afloat for one minute, without using their hands!
Bayshore Elemenary School is a Positive Behavior Support award winning school. As part of the positive approach to behavior, students have the opportunity to earn jazzy cash by demonstrating their SPOTS. Pictured, from left, are fifth grade students from Paulette Seay-St. Louis’ class Kaitlyn Carlisle, Paul Comperchio, Kris Simmons and Hannah Friend using their jazzy cash to participate in a school-wide bingo game.
Bayshore Elementary School’s third, fourth and fifth grade students were surprised with a Tunnel of Hope in recognition of their hard word in preparation for FCAT. Students in grades pre-K through second lined the hallways, created posters and cheered for students and teachers as they paraded through the school. Pictured, from left, are fifth grader Christian Conklin from Christine Mueller’s class, fifth grade teacher Doreen McKinnie and her student Sasha Castro.
Bayshore Elementary School’s kindergarten students and their families participated in a Thanksgiving feast recently. Students compared children of today with children in the past while learning about their culture. They also learned the importance of national holidays, such as Thanksgiving, as a way of recognizing our nation’s heritage. Winn Dixie sponsored the event and helped serve students and families. Pictured, from left, are Auralee Golden from Winn Dixie, Jacob Maypole, assistant principal Michael Reed, teacher Annette Hawkins, Bailey McGlynn and Freda Clair from Winn Dixie.
Bayshore Elementary School students and staff members were proud to participate in a recent Stand Up To Bullying day. Staff and students participated in this first annual event for St. Lucie County by wearing pink shirts to support this important cause. Pictured are Bayshore Elementary staff members showing their support.
Bayshore Elementary School’s Open House was a great success. Families had an opportunity to meet teachers and staff members. Families were also provided assistance in the computer labs to find their children’s bus and lunch information. Pictured is the Barbot family, from left, Juan, Emlio and Doris, with second grade teacher Carol Galloway discussing the upcoming school year.