Northport Participates in Sterling Superintendent Learning Lunch!

It is with notable pleasure that Northport VPK-8 School participated in the Superintendent’s Learning Lunch held on Tuesday, October 13 from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm at the SLC School Board District Offices. Northport Assessment Specialist, Josie Bailey and Northport 8th grade student, Rosette Garcia enjoyed the collaborative atmosphere provided by new Superintendent, E. Wayne Gent. Mr. Gent, students and teachers focused the casual lunch conversations on great things happening in SLC schools, praises and how student education and satisfaction could be improved. The conversation included Northport’s multipronged approach to communication and messaging including the Northport K-8 School Face Book Page, Twitter Feeds and website as well as the school’s multi-tiered approach to minimizing and eradicating bullying.

Mrs. Bailey and Rosette outlined for Superintendent Gent and the invited guests, Northport’s efforts to establish an open line of communication between instructors, teachers, administration, students and community. Northport realizes that the education of the students must take a powerful collaborative approach and monitors communications frequently throughout the school day. The Northport message and brand is that of an All-American school filled with successful students, invaluable instructors and staff, happy and informed parents, invested community members, veterans and a “thumbs up” pride.

The school’s anti bullying message was shared when student, Rosette Garcia talked about the continuity of the message from VPK through 8. Rosette discussed the school’s “Joe the Biker” visits and the celebration of the “5th Annual Northport Unity Day Walk!” The Walk takes place all day through resource and elective classes on Wednesday, October 28. All students participate in the school’s empowering mile walk around the campus celebrating Unity by chanting rhymes against bullying, carrying hand made posters and banners and thoroughly enjoying each others company and the strong anti bullying message. All community members, district staff, parents, grandparents and veterans are invited to join the “Unity Day Walk.” We are so thrilled to have been a part of a wonderful discussions and the message that was relayed to the school by Mrs. Bailey and Rosette Garcia was thrillingly positive. Superintendent Gent spoke to Rosette about leadership and urged her to run for Student Council office. We are looking forward to sending our next delegates to the prestigious “Superintendent’s Learning

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist