On Monday, May 22, 2017 at Palm Pointe Educational Research School in Tradition, Holocaust survivor Bernie Shore shared his story of survival with over 150 sixth grade scholars. With Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Member Debbie Hawley in attendance, Mr. Shore spoke of his experience at Auschwitz and the tragic story of his family’s oppression at the hands of the Nazi’s. Over 60 of Bernie’s extended family perished during World War II. Mr. Shore took individual questions of students while acknowledging their study of history and the important events that shaped our society. The students were inquisitive and
On February 1st the Jazz Program from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition sent two middle school jazz bands to the District 13 Florida Bandmasters Association Jazz Music Performance Assessment. As the only groups from St. Lucie County, they were proud to participate and represented our county with pride. Congratulations to them on two outstanding performances. Pictured are students from the seventh and eighth grade jazz bands with Band Director Mr. Jason Hatfield in the center.
News Channel 12’s Meteorologist Michael Ehrenberg came to Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition to speak with the fifth grade students to discuss weather patterns. He explained how using tools to measure weather helps meteorologists explain our forecast and provide us with our weather for the day or week. He also showed students pictures of what the studio looks like and how he is able to point on the green screen. Students enjoyed asking him questions and built an understanding of why weather is important. Pictured is Meteorologist Michael Ehrenberg talking to fifth grade students at Palm Pointe.
This year Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition decided to make Blessing Bags and partnered with the Salvation Army of St. Lucie County to help the homeless in the community. This project was part of “Kindness Week” which was from January 6 -13, 2017 in conjunction with other activities planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Palm Pointe asked families to fill gallon ziploc bags with items people need on a daily basis. Some items that were included in the bags were: bottled water, hand sanitizer, toothbush/toothpaste, tissues, soap, deodorant, shampoo (trial size), comb, chapstick, snacks, canned soups with
On December 3, 2016, Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated its annual Breakfast with Santa. The event was a huge success with families enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast, kids making holiday crafts, a face painting booth, raffles, pictures with Santa, and holiday songs performed by Mrs. Melanie Larsen and Mrs. Deborrah Estrada. It was a great time to relax with Palm Pointe families and staff at the beginning of the holiday season. Pictured are Mrs. Luv Lima and her two sons, seventh grader Marcos Lima, fifth grader Rio Lima, and many other families in the background.
National Beta is committed to recognizing high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills, and encouraging service to others. Last week students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s Beta Club were building on the school’s tradition of excellence by attending their first State Beta Convention in Orlando. Students went above and beyond by competing in eight different areas against other Florida Beta members. In Division I Robotics: Nico Tovar, Estaban Gomes Lopez, Ava Borgella, and Newman Crews received 1st Place. In Division I Advertising Design: Nachbi Pierre, Elizabeth Chavez-Munden, Gabriella Albritton, and Alexia Morgan received 1st
Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in a school wide P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) fundraising event. Students were able to come outside by grade level and participate in Olympic type games. There were different areas set up with an obstacle course, football toss and field goal kick, soccer, kickball, basketball, flag football and a dance area. The students went around to each area during the hour. At the end of the event, all students received a snack, drink, and small trinket with the United States red, white and blue theme. It was a
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s third grade students had a special visit from Port Saint Lucie’s Mayor, Greg Oravec. Mayor Oravec talked to the students about what government means and how the different levels interact with each other. He supported their learning by having discussions regarding the different branches of government along with how citizens can make a difference.
Every year Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition hosts a breakfast for the school’s bus drivers. Drivers and aides that come to our school each day are invited to come and enjoy a fun morning with a delicious hot breakfast. A PowerPoint presentation is also shared with the drivers going over the P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) expectations for the students. All drivers go home with a gift to show how much they are appreciated. Raffle prizes and a game were also part of the morning’s festivities. Pictured from left: Dean Debborah Estrada as she gives a gift
Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated their positive behavior by using their earned rocket fuel to be out of dress code for Throwback Thursday sponsored by the P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) Team. Students earn rocket fuel each day for going above and beyond and following the TEAM expectations. This is just one event that they can spend their rocket fuel on throughout the year. Every class has a rocket menu of items that their students can purchase with their rocket fuel, and the school also offers school-wide events that they can choose to participate
Kindergarten teachers and students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition invited grandparents to school to read with their grandchild and spend time with them. Students then completed a survey and picture about their grandparent with some help from their loved ones. It was a great event! Pictured from left: Kindergarten student Chance Sullivan and his Grandmother Cindy Stone.
On September 9, 2016, Palm Pointe 6th graders paid tribute to 9/11 by participating in a special presentation about multiple perspectives in history. Students heard the oral histories of guest speakers, Mr. Dennis Keane (retired NYC firefighter), Firefighter Ray Reiprecht (SLC Fire Department), and Ms. Diane Berger (former NYC air traffic controller), who were involved that day. The presenters expressed themes of unity and resilience, discussing how the country came together in the aftermath of the tragedy. Pictured from left: Mr. Dennis Keane, Mr. Ray Reiprecht, and Ms. Diane Berger.
Fourth and Fifth grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition were recognized as the first Beta Chapter. Beta stands for promoting the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership. Students collected many items throughout the school year and donated them to several different charities. These students work hard each and every day and are leaders in the school. Tara Hearl, fourth grade teacher is the sponsor for the club and we appreciate her commitment to these students. We are extremely proud of all that they have achieved this year and look forward to the club helping
Middle School students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition are in Tallahassee, Florida representing the school at the State History Fair. So proud of our Palm Pointe Rockets. Pictured are from left, Nic Young, Megan Audette, Beth Casey, Natalie Ruppert, Tiana Qubain and Ariadna Hiller.
Seventh grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, along with The Honorable Judge Smartt of the St. Lucie County Court, held a mock trial for their Civics Class. This was a great learning experience for everyone who participated. The students standing participated in the trial as the prosecutor, the defense, the witnesses, and the defendant along with their teacher Mrs. Anne Lulkin and Judge Smartt. The students seated made up the jury. Great job students.
Isabella Sierra, kindergartner at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, collected over 400 food items for her sixth birthday party instead of gifts for herself. The items were donated to the school’s “Grace Packs” program. This program helps provide weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply, relieving the burden many of these children endure by being hungry. She is a role model student and example that love provides. A huge thank you to this generous student! Pictured from left is Isabella Sierra, Jennifer Gomez, Grace Packs Coordinator and Assistant Principal, Kathleen Perez.
First grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently went searching for a compass. They found it on campus after learning about it during integrated language arts. Great job Rockets!
Media time at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition is always a fun, learning experience. Kindergarten students recently enjoyed center time in the reading room as sixth grade student Kiana Mehu read Mr. Wiggles to them. Students love when older students read to them!
Teachers at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition spent time after school recently learning another strategy to use in their classrooms. Socratic Seminars…presented by our fabulous instructional coaches, Amy Fazzalaro, Rachel Koenig and Jenny Clancy.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition staff, parents, and students participated in a brisk walk around the lake in Tradition for Autism Speaks. It was such a beautiful day to walk for such a great cause. Students, staff, and parents enjoyed the activities.