Northport K-8 kindergartners cultivate writing skills

Northport K-8 kindergartners in Megan Castiglia’s class  showed off their writing skills to parents and grandparents at a Young Authors mini program recently.  Students in Mrs. Castiglia’s class, affectionately known as Mrs. M.C.’s Little Hammers, wrote Young Author books following the school-wide rubric.  They also made a main character poster following in the footsteps of…

Palm Pointe families enjoy CSI Family Mystery Night

With almost 600 people in attendance, Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s CSI Family Mystery Night was a huge success!  Assistant principal Latricia Thompson and fifth grade teacher Michelle Powers organized the event, which encourages critical thinking and the scientific process skills.  There were many different labs set up for parents and students to test…

Book fair at Palm Pointe enjoyed by all

The Spring Book Fair at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition had a tropical theme this year and students and staff were excited about all the choices in books. Pictured, from left, media clerk  Kathy Ferguson, media specialist Elsie Garber, and fourth grade students from Allison Snyder’s class Maria Prussing and Natalie Hernandez enjoy browsing through one of the…

Gaines Academy students tutor their peers

Kudos for Sam Gaines Academy AVID students for volunteering to tutor struggling students during seventh period, two days per week, for three weeks prior FCAT Writes! The awesome student tutors are, from left, Jesus Gill, David Osorio, Wayne Farmer, Allison Schiavi, Dana Bennett, Sherneice Robins, Bianca Castillo, and Shania Farmer.  Without the one-on-one tutorial ESE and ESOL…

Gaines Academy installs tables outside for positive environment for students

Gaines Academy recently intalled new picnic tables outside the gym to help promote a positive school environment.  Some of Kimberly Masters’ third grade students were the first to take advantage of using these tables while enjoying their lunch. Pictured, left side front to back, are Fernanda Carrasco, Daisy Guzman-Esquivel, and Gabriela Armendariz. Right side, front to…

Northport K8 honors women’s history

The Northport K-8 Media Center radiated beauty, power, strength and a sense of family recently as the students and teachers celebrated and honored Women’s History.  Each year during March, Northport Media Center transforms into a center for women’s culture.  The program this year was dedicated to Connithea Arrindell and also to the strong, powerful and…