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…

Returning Air Force captain visits Forest Grove Middle School to thank students and staff for outreach

Sixth grade Panther team students at Forest Grove Middle School had the unique opportunity to welcome and honor a returning veteran,  Captain Brandon Joseph Richard Gray, USAF. Captain Gray is the son of Rik Gray at Lincoln Park Academy and Pam Gray at Forest Grove Middle School. Captain Gray has just returned from a six-month tour in Afghanistan. He wanted to…

Southern Oaks Middle hosts geography bee

The Southern Oaks Middle School Social Studies Department, headed by Christopher Maxon, held its annual Geography Bee recently.  Students first competed in class competitions featuring questions regarding local, city, state, country and world geographical sites until each team had a winner along with a few who were nominated by faculty.  The top 11 students were selected to compete…

Allapattah Flats students visit nation’s capital

Allapattah Flats K-8 middle grades students had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. over spring break. The students visited numerous national monuments and learned about the nation’s history. Students visited the Capitol, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, and the Washington monument. They enjoyed the Jefferson, Lincoln and Martin Luther King Memorials, as well as the…