Morningside Elementary School Makes Virtual Learning Fun

Morningside Elementary School Makes Virtual Learning Fun

The students in Mr. Bevacqua’s fifth grade class at Morningside Elementary School engage in a lesson on measurement.  Mr. B, as the students call him, shows off his cooking skills and provides the students with safety tips as he makes one of his favorite dishes, Pico de Gallo.  Way to go Mr. Bevacqua for being creative and sharing your talents virtually with the students in the class!

 

Morningside Elementary School Travels to Washington, D.C. as  Florida’s Representative for…

Morningside Elementary School Travels to Washington, D.C. as Florida’s Representative for…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Morningside Elementary School students are charged for their trip to Washington, D.C. as the Florida Elementary School of the Year for Energy Achievement. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project selected Morningside Elementary as the Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-up.

 

NEED encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation by sponsoring a Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement. Principal Kathleen Melrose beamed with pride stating, “Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade students conducted studies on energy using resources made available through the NEED project. They documented their hands-on experiences throughout the unit, and submitted their portfolio of activities.”

 

The fifth-grade group was highly engaged as their studies and experiments on the science of energy led them through class activities, energy expos, and community festivals.  “This was an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge about energy and share information with others to support a more energy conscious community,” said Melrose.

 

She also explained the students look forward to the National Recognition Ceremony slated for June 25th.   While at the conference, students will work with peers to explore new energy activities, and NEED teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with other professionals.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Morningside Elementary School’s Veterans Day Ceremony Color Guard

Morningside Elementary School’s Veterans Day Ceremony Color Guard

On Wednesday November 7, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented the national colors as students said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem. Opening the Morningside Elementary Veterans Day Ceremony and commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon Mathews accompanied by Cadet Command Sergeant Major as state flag bearer, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as national guard, and Cadet Sergeant Michael Schmitt as state guard.

Veterans were welcomed into the cafeteria where they sat down and enjoyed various students sing songs and thank them for their service.

Morningside Elementary second graders create commercials

Morningside Elementary second graders create commercials

Renee Barnes’ second grade RtI class divided into small groups to create commercials. Dariusz Dobrowolski, Jade Magranelo, Jackson Chism, Kendall Norton, and Taylor Leonard sold pickles and cucumbers. The group decided what
they needed to say and how to act to make people want to buy their product. They rehearsed their parts and presented their commercial to the class.

Morningside Elementary students attend a PBS dress code dance

Morningside Elementary students attend a PBS dress code dance

 

Morningside Elementary students Yasmine Taveras, Jocelyn
Ortega, Leilani Warner, Emily Casler and Summer McDonough enjoy dancing
together at the Dress Code dance that the PBS team sponsored. Students in
grades K- 5 were able to attend the dance if they were in dress
code the entire first semester of the school year.

Morningside Elementary students learn about fire safety

Morningside Elementary students learn about fire safety

Students in Diane Eibl’s Kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary were visited by two firefighters this week. Firefighters Wayne and Dan, from Station 17, came in to teach students about fire safety. The students were reminded to STOP, DROP and ROLL, DON’T HIDE, GO OUTSIDE, FALL AND CRAWL. They were given the homework to make sure each has a family fire escape plan. The children enjoyed the visit, especially the part when they got to put on the turnout gear!

Morningside Elementary students learn about gardening

Morningside Elementary students learn about gardening

Morningside Elementary School students in Rose Pazos’ fifth grade class have been maintaining a garden they planted with coaching from science teacher Mar Lou Jennings. The garden includes a sensory area, a flower area, and a vegetable area. The vegetables include broccoli, mustards, tomatoes, turnips, eggplant, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, and purple and green cabbage.

 

Morningside Elementary Students Recognized As Florida Elementary Finalist for NEED Project

Morningside Elementary Students Recognized As Florida Elementary Finalist for NEED Project

On September 9, 2014 Morningside Elementary students were also recognized as the Florida Elementary Finalist for NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project at the School Board Meeting. The project advisor was Mollie Mukhamedov. Pictured are Chairman Debbie Hawley and Superintendent Genelle Yost in the back row; Isabella Cruz and Grace Robinson in the front row. Team members not present are Paul Mukhamedov, Zoya Mukhamedov, and Emanuel Rueda. Congratulations!

Morningside Elementary team wins regional Odyssey of the Mind contest

Morningside Elementary team wins regional Odyssey of the Mind contest

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Angels team won first place and an “Omer Award” for notable team work at the recent regional Odyssey of the Mind competition.  Teammates, front row, from left, Macy Nielander, Rylee Nelson, Tiffani Kinnaman, Lexus Hommer, Grace Kukielka, Jory Krier, Kendrick Carpenter, along with coaches, back row,  Tania Nelson and Brad Culbertson are now preparing for the state competition next month.

Morningside Elementary Title I Superhero Literacy Night

Morningside Elementary Title I Superhero Literacy Night

The Morningside Elementary Title I Superhero Literacy Night was a huge success! Students and families were encouraged to wear superhero costumes or shirts when they attended the fun-filled event. Families rotated through superhero stations that featured reading skills while integrating science, math, and writing.  The attendees also were treated to delicious pizza from Little Caesars and all students received a superhero-themed prize at the end of the event!dsc_0141  dsc_0137 dsc_0134

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is Headed to World…

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is Headed to World…

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

 

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “The students have a great pair of coaches.  They have supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

 

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with the school’s journey on Morningside Elementary’s Facebook page.

 

Team Coaches: Karen and Dave Carpenter

Students: Sophia Arias, Brady Young, Mackenzie Carpenter, Jesus Rivera, Gabriele Melo, Jimena Garcia

 

Problem 5: Opposites Distract 
Divisions I, II, III & IV
Disagreements can distract groups from seeing the bigger picture. Teams will create and present a humorous performance about a sneaky character that distracts others while trying to take control of anything the team wishes. In the performance it will lure others into silly arguments and be successful two times. The arguments will be presented using different dramatic styles and will include attention-getting effects. In the end, the groups will learn that they have been intentionally distracted and will catch the sneaky character before it takes control.

 

 About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Morningside grandparents are center stage!

Morningside grandparents are center stage!

Morningside Elementary celebrated Grandparents’ Day a little early.  The grandparents were invited to join their students for lunch on the stage, in front of the stage, and throughout the cafe to celebrate the importance of family supporting education and their students!

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