P.B.I.S. Raffle Winners at Palm Pointe

Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in a P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Raffle.  Students that earned rocket fuel for positive behavior selected what items they wanted to try for in the raffle. The prizes were McDonald’s Gift Cards, Walmart Gift Cards, a variety of sports balls, pizza parties for the whole class in every grade level and Kindle Fires.  The students pictured below were the winners of the Kindle Fires.  Way to go Rockets!

Are You Smarter than a Seventh Grader?

Are you smarter than a seventh grader?  Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s seventh grade team hosted a fun informational session for parents and students.  They competed with FSA and EOC type questions…and the student team won in all four rooms!  Way to go Rockets!

Kindergarten Celebrates Joining of Letters at Palm Pointe

Kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated the joining of the letters Q and U as in “quack” and “quick.”  They also held a ceremony for other consonants that frequently go together in words such as sh, ch, wh and th. What a beautiful occasion to commemorate these unions.

Palm Pointe Enjoys Read to Your Sweetheart Day

Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition in first and second grades enjoyed reading to their families.  This is an annual “Read to Your Sweetheart” celebration and the students love sharing their favorite books with their family and friends.  Their love for reading is wonderful!

Palm Pointe Celebrated 100 Days

Kindergarten students in Carmela Gauthier’s class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated their 100th day of school.  Students and staff dressed up for the celebration and had many activities throughout the day using 100. This was a fun way to learn, and the students enjoyed the learning experience.

Local Author Reads at Palm Pointe

In recognition of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, the beginning Spanish class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition welcomed award winning local author Maritza Mejia. Mrs. Mejia read her book  Vanilla and Chocolate/Vainilla y Chocolate. Multicultural Children’s Book Day has as its mission not only to raise awareness for children’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries.

Palm Pointe Band Honored at State Convention

Recently at the Florida Music Educators convention in Tampa the Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition Band was given the state enrollment award. This award recognized them for achieving over 43 percent of the 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in a music course. This award will be held for three years. Congratulations to the Palm Pointe music program! Pictured left to right are: Principal Debra Snyder, Band Director Jason Hatfield, Guidance Counselor Andrea Tang  

Dorothy in Wonderland Presented at Palm Pointe

Dorothy in Wonderland, The Musical is the first full drama production performed at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  What an amazing job the cast and crew did.  The drama class, under the direction of Mrs. Melanie Larsen, worked very hard getting ready for this show and it definitely paid off.  The cast posed for a picture just before the opening performance.  Congratulations to all the Palm Pointe Players!  

Teddies for Tots at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition would like to thank all the students and staff who donated the 850 plus teddy bears for the Teddies for Tots Drive.  This project was done during Kindness Week.  The bears were donated to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, and Sheriff Mascara came out to Palm Pointe to pick up all the bears.  These bears will be given to children in crisis throughout our community.  Pictured with administration is Sheriff Mascara and several deputies in his department.  Also pictured are students from Alison Perry’s fourth grade class who donated over sixty bears … Read More

Kindness Week Celebrated at Palm Pointe

Ms. Debra Snyder, Principal at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition along with Debborah Estrada, Dean of Discipline and Chairperson of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee proudly accept the Second Place trophy for Kindness Week.  Palm Pointe’s school-wide project involved collecting over 840 teddy bears from students and staff .  The “Teddies for Tots” were given to Sheriff Mascara to give out to children in crisis throughout the community.

History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair is in the air at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  Students prepare to share their performance as Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak.  Other students chose to make project boards to showcase Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.  Pictured from left are Vincent Majors and Cristian Del Rosario.

Teachers Learning from Teachers at Palm Pointe

Teachers learning from teachers how they can teach students to find their errors through supporting their claim was the recent workshop for Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  This collaborative training was very informative and helpful to all those that attended.

Palm Pointe Oratorical Contest Winners

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest that was a district event.  The theme this year was “Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change.  Students wrote their essays about this theme and recited their speeches before a panel of judges.  The school would like to congratulate eighth grade student Sarah Wouters for winning first place, sixth grader Kiahra Wood for placing third, and fourth grader Alexia Morgan for placing third.  Pictured from left is Sarah Wouters, Kiahra Wood and Alexia Morgan.  Great job Rockets!

Palm Pointe Donates to Harvest Outreach Center

Members of the Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s National Junior Honor Society recently donated hundreds of canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Harvest Outreach Center.  A special thank you to all students and staff who donated to help make the holidays merrier for many people. Pictured from left is Michaela Keaton, Annalise Ramirez, Fariha Imran and Jessica Lee

Toys for Tots Donation from Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition would like to thank all those who donated to our Toys for Tots Drive.  We were proud to present over 250 gifts to Sgt. Lynch, coordinator of the St Lucie County Toys for Tots Drive.  Pictured from left is Joshua Berger, Cooper Kuba, Assistant Principal Kathleen Perez, Assistant Principal Debbie Iseman, Principal Debra Snyder, Sgt Lynch from Toys for Tots, Mason Engler, Alyssa Hartman, Chloe Zdenek and Zachary Berger.

Palm Pointe Volleyball Team Places Second

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s Volleyball Team “B” recently played in a District tournament, and we are so proud to announce that they took second place. These girls worked very hard to get ready for the tournament under the direction of their coaches, Felicia Smith and Stephanie Remsen. Pictured from the left in the back row: Coach Felicia Smith, Jordyn Behringer, Mariana Trujillo, Aashana Francis, Principal Debra Snyder, Kiana Mehu, Deztyni Joseph and Coach Stephanie Remsen. Front row from the left: Logan Poschman, Emma Allen, Shannon MacGregor, Miranda Lee, and Ariel Rubel. Congratulations to the team!

Palm Pointe Participated in Star Wars Concert

On Saturday, December 5, the Jazz Band under the direction of  Band Director Jason Hatfield from Palm Pointe Educational Research Center @ Tradition participated in All County Music’s Star Wars Day celebration in Tamarac, Florida.  Students dressed in Star Wars shirts and played themed music in a benefit concert for children in need. Pictured are students in the Jazz Band and Director Jason Hatfield in the back left corner.  Great job, Rockets!

Root and Rocket Garden at Palm Pointe

Recently, first grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated the inauguration of the “Root and Rocket Garden.” A ribbon cutting ceremony took place with first grade teacher Rebecca Benton organizing the event. Students and staff were excited to see the garden take shape and the plants growing. Great job rockets!

Junior Beta Club at Palm Pointe donates to Operation Christmas Child

The Junior Beta Club members led by Ms. Hearl, a fourth grade teacher at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition, brought in shoe boxes full of items for Operation Christmas Child.  The boxes will be shipped to boys and girls around the world.  The students are also collecting and donating toys for Toys for Tots. Great job students! Pictured: Junior Beta Club members