Northport K8 students, staff and families enjoy field day

Northport K-8 physical education instructors Linda Walker, Kim Kanada Graff, Ryan Carpenter, Kevin Fess, James Hebb and Daryn Ploeckelman promoted the joy of vigorous activity as well as building teamwork, cooperative learning skills and fine tuning locomotor activity.  Students in grades kindergarten through fifth were treated to Field Days Northport style!  A variety of activities…

Third grade students compete in spelling bee

Twenty one F.K .Sweet Elementary third graders students participated in the recent spelling bee. After 18 rounds of challenging words, the winners were finally declared. Pictured is Principal Juanita Wright applauding, from left, Shellanda Pierre, third place, De’ Jaunte Timothy, second place, and Caleb Cobb, first place.  Congratulations on a job well done.

Northport K8 science teachers earn unique grant

Northport K-8 middle grades science instructors Amanda Sartain and Kalyn Nova have been selected to receive a 2012 Toolbox for Education Grant for a vegetable garden for the middle school next year.  A school garden allows students to apply curriculum based education in innovative, unique and engaging ways.  Instructors will be using the Gardening For…

F. K. Sweet students learn pet care basics

Brett Adams, owner and veterinarian of Midway Veterinary Hospital, visited Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary to speak with students about Pet Awareness Week. Students learned about the basics of taking care of their pets and what types of animals are good pets to have. Featured in the photograph are Brett Adams and his daughter, Brooke…

Families enjoy reading night at Mariposa Elementary

Mariposa Elementary School recently held its annual Reading Night Sleep-Over. It was a literacy-filled night as 32 qualified students watched a stage play (performed by middle-school volunteers), made puppets, and rotated through various story-based activities. The school held monthly literacy sessions for parents and students. Families that attended at least three events throughout the year…

St. Lucie Elementary appreciates business partner

The Spine & Sport Rehab Institute provided St. Lucie Elementary teachers and staff with a relaxing massage during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  The institute was also named St. Lucie Elementary’s “Business Partner of the Year.”  Pictured, from left, are Principal Bernadette Floyd, Marketing Manager El Fuenmayor, Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega, and St. Lucie County School Board Vice…

St. Lucie Elementary recognizes business partner

St. Lucie Elementary business partner CenterState Bank provided a delicious lunch for school staff during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week.  Pictured receiving a “Certificate of Appreciation” from principal Bernadette Floyd, left, are Branch Manager Lori Wuchte, Mortgage Loan Officer Marni Parent, and Assistant Principal Nicole Ortega.

Northport K8 Young Author winners selected

All Northport K-8 students participated in the Young Author program recently.  Students planned, wrote, revised, edited, illustrated and published their own book.  Students displayed the books in the school Media Center with decorations and table adornments geared toward the wild west.  Classes, parents and grandparents toured the tables and were able to see  authentic growth…