Spring Concert at Mariposa Elementary

Mariposa Elementary recently had their Spring Music Concert. This was an “interactive” concert. Not only did the students perform, but the audience and parents also participated with singing, dancing, and playing instruments. What a fun evening for all! The concert included the Chorus, the Handbell Choir, and the Band. Pictured is the Mariposa Hand Bell…

Snow Cones Served at Gaines Academy

Samuel Gaines Academy students in grades 3-8 enjoyed being served delicious, icy snow cones by our parents and volunteers.  How did they earn them?  Students attended all the days of FCAT testing without having to take any make-up exams.  We aren’t sure if it was the snow cones that motivated them or their excitement to…

A Letter from the President

For the second year in a row, Marta Almiron’s kindergarten class at West Gate K8 has written to the President of the United States and he has replied.  The students are studying animals of the Arctic and wanted to bring the plight of endangered polar bears to the attention of  President Obama.  The students were…

Northport Sixth Graders Experience Living Voices

Northport K-8 sixth grade students and teachers extended the learning experience of lessons on the Holocaust recently through “Living Voices.” Living Voices was presented in the school’s media center at the behest of Tim Norfleet, SLC District Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator and sixth grade social studies instructor, Georgia Stone. Actress and Living Voices presenter, Rachel…

Northport K8 Track Team Wins Accolades

Northport K-8 middle grades track team under the tutelage and coaching of Joy Miller, ESE paraprofessional, have won accolades and a trophy at the final track meet of the season this year. The team competes with other track teams from K-8 and middle schools across the school district. The Northport K-8 School track teams practices…

Northport K8 Students Tour Publix Supermarket

Northport K-8 School Culinary Arts students, under the direction of instructor, Rachel Ellsworth, visited Publix grocery store on St. James Drive recently to learn about skills necessary for a career in the baking and cooking industry. Students visited the bakery department and learned about sanitation procedures and skills necessary to decorate beautiful cakes. Students were…

Freaky Friday at Morningside

Students at Morningside Elementary switched places with Mrs. Bell-Gray, Principal; Mrs. Roach, vice-principal; and various teachers to help raise money for the Odyssey of the Mind team to go to the World competition. The students enjoyed carrying the radios, visiting classrooms, and teaching other students.

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Young Authors Celebrated!

Highlights Magazine illustrator, Sally Springer, was our guest at Morningside Elementary for our Young Author’s celebration . She creates the Hidden Picture for the magazine and gave a hidden picture to each student in honor of their writing and creativity.

Northport Choir Ensemble Participated in 10th Anniversary Disney Salute

Northport K-8 middle grades Ensemble Choir participated recently in the 10th Anniversary of Disney Festival. Thirteen girls, accompanied by Northport K-8 staff and parents, represented Northport with aplomb. Students performed an arrangement of Michael Jackson’s hit “ABC” as well as “Hot Chocolate!” with show choir ability. The girls received an “Excellent” rating and were thrilled…

Water Safety at Weatherbee

Thanks to the Partnership in Education between Weatherbee Elementary and the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Weatherbee’s first, third, and fifth graders were able to learn about water safety. Seaman Fawn Moro delivered an informative presentation, teaching the students how to stay safe in, on, and around the water. After the presentation, the…