Parkway Turkey Feathers

Maria Gerardi was the winner of this year’s PTO Turkey Feathers contest!  Students bought turkey feathers for their favorite teacher and the teacher with the most feathers was honored to wear our turkey costume.  Mrs. Gerardi had 124 feathers bought in her name.  She is seen here with Miss Jean offering her some stuffing.

Rewarded for Academic Excellence at Morningside

Parents, Grandparents and friends of third, fourth and fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary gathered on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to celebrate Principal’s honor roll (all A’s including conduct), A/B honor roll, and perfect attendance.  Principal, Cortina Bell-Gray congratulated students and gave them special pencils and academic achievement bracelets.


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Mariposa Elementary Heroes Day

Superintendent of Schools, Genelle Yost, and Executive Director of Schools, Pam Dampier, visit Mariposa just in time to join the Heroes Breakfast!  Heroes Breakfast is a special recognition of our veterans and community helpers that help keep us safe at school and at home.  Teacher, Mrs. Michelle Smith, coordinated the Heroes Breakfast program this year, where…

Vocabulary Parade at Floresta Elementary

Students at Floresta Elementary participated in a vocabulary parade showcasing their knowledge of vocabulary words they have read. The whole school paraded down the halls dressed as their favorite vocabulary word.

We had words such as enormous,fancy, mischievous, busybee, headstrong and glitzy.


Students in picture: Riley Luther, Isabella DiMeglio, Aiden Perga


Vocabulary Day at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s first grade students participated in Vocabulary Day. These proficient pupils transformed into vocabulary words for an audience of perfectly pleased parents. This performance task was a great success as students’ demonstrated understanding of tier 2 vocabulary, an essential skill for comprehension of complex text. Palm Pointe’s first graders…

Lakewood Park Family Character Night

Lakewood Park Elementary Family Character Literacy Night Event was a big success. During the evening event students dressed as their favorite storybook character. There were special activities through the different grade groups, such as short skits about favorite books, book reads, make and take for our ELL students and their parents, book fair, read to…

Southern Oaks Collects Food For Families

Southern Oaks Middle School student council members help with collecting food brought in by students and staff for Bill Brooks Food For Families. Pictured are: Robbie Sullivan, Vice President; McKenzie Muskett, Treasurer; Janet Delancy and Kiara Idarraga, class representatives and Grace Kukielka, President. For more information about the efforts of Food for Families go to…

SLWK-8 Gifted Students Serve the Community

Our S.A.G.E. Academy at SLWK-8 (1st through 8th grade advanced/gifted students) participated in a community project to help senior citizens have a brighter holiday season. The students had to create holiday images onto 250 bags which would later be filled with items for 250 senior citizens who receive services from the Meals on Wheels program…

Ahoy Matey!

Today was Pirate Day at Rivers Edge! The Kindergarten students and teachers dressed up like pirates to make learning about maps and globes fully engaging. Activities included pirate stories, lessons about map keys and the compass rose, writing about pirates and of course a treasure hunt-using those newly acquired map skills! It was aaarrrggggghhh great…

Allapattah Flats Steam Challenge

Second Grade students, Anthony Smith , Judith Tellez Cruz, Jeilin Hernandez, Corby Henderson, at Allapattah Flats K8 School are engaged in the hands-on learning of animal needs and habitats during their recent STEM Challenge. The students enjoyed the activity of building a sanctuary habitat for a group of displaced sloths. The students were able to…

Literacy Is A Family Affair at Weatherbee

Weatherbee Elementary hosted a “Families Building Better Readers Night”  to teach parents how to help their child become the best reader they can be.  The VPK started things off with a performance of songs and dance.  Later, the parents rotated through sessions on how to help their child become a better reader, while students rotated…