Mosaic Digital Academy Student Earns Congressional Award

Mosaic Digital Academy Student Earns Congressional Award

Mosaic Digital Academy’s Christine Bourgoin (Grade 10) earned the bronze award at the 2016 Congressional Award ceremony held on April 3, 2016 at Palm Beach State College. Christine completed 100 volunteer hours: 50 Personal Development, 50 Personal Fitness, and a 2-day, 1 night expedition. She is already working toward earning the Silver award for next year and plans to go for Gold during her Senior year! #GoalSettingRocks  #CongressionalAward2016

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Pictured from the left: Dana Tillberg (School Counselor), Christine Bourgoin (MDA 10th Grader), Congressman Patrick Murphy (18th District), and Jeanne Ziemba (Principal)

Mosaic Digital Academy Recognized As A Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Lucie Public Schools’ Mosaic Digital Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the second year in a row,” said Principal Jeanne Ziemba. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mosaic Digital Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. “Mosaic Digital Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Mosaic Digital Academy Recognized As A Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Lucie Public Schools’ Mosaic Digital Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for the second year in a row,” said Principal Jeanne Ziemba. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mosaic Digital Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. “Mosaic Digital Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

Mosaic Digital Academy Recognized As A Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship

ST. LUCIE COUNTY –  Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Mosaic Digital Academy as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

Mosaic Digital Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mosaic Digital Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Mosaic Digital Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

Mosaic Digital Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School,” said Principal Jeanne Ziemba. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

For more information about Mosaic Digital Academy, go to http://schools.stlucie.k12.fl.us/mda/. To learn more about the criteria Mosaic Digital Academy met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

About Common Sense Education 

Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense’s education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators.

Mosaic Digital Academy keeps virtual students engaged with real-world experiences

Mosaic Digital Academy keeps virtual students engaged with real-world experiences

Virtual students often express feelings of isolation as they school from home, but not Mosaic Digital Academy students! The St. Lucie school team is committed to keeping students tethered, with live, engaging lessons and live experiences around the beautiful community, promoting a well-rounded student life. Each month there are planned events to engage students with their peers, such as social meet-ups in Tradition where students play ball, Frisbee, and organized games with their teachers. Pictured, students recently enjoyed an active day on the Indian River lagoon, sponsored by Lisa’s Kayaks in Fort Pierce. Brushing On Bisque in Tradition Town Center offered another great opportunity for middle grade students to socialize and use their creative side. Visit the Mosaic Digital Academy web site at http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/school/schools.aspx?s=mdato learn more about the program.

Mosaic Digital Academy Is Now a Kids At Hope School!

Mosaic Digital Academy Is Now a Kids At Hope School!

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It’s official! Mosaic Digital Academy is proud to be a Kids At Hope school! Our amazing staff here are proud to join St. Lucie School District’s Treasure Hunters and wholeheartedly believe “all children are capable of success – no exceptions!”  We would like to thank the staff at The Roundtable of St. Lucie County who also recently offered a Kids At Hope Parent Workshop to train our parents!

What is Kids at Hope?  Have you heard the phrase “youth at risk?”  Kids at Hope is the opposite of that.  Kids at Hope is a belief that “all children are capable of success – no exceptions!”  We believe that all children are at HOPE – at hope of succeeding in life.  As caring adults, we must do all we can to help children focus on that hope.  We must create a Culture of Hope so that they know that the adults around them expect them to experience success!

Mosaic Digital Academy families enjoy get together

Mosaic Digital Academy families enjoy get together

What great fun was had by students, teachers and parents of Mosaic Digital Academy at its first Fall Meet-Up! Mosaic Digital Academy’s K-6 virtual students, parents, siblings, teachers, and staff met for an afternoon treat at Tutti Fruiti and then enjoyed a little frisbee and kite flying with other students in the virtual school program. Parents had a nice opportunity to connect with other “Learning Coaches”, too! A repeat performance is expected soon.

Mosaic Digital Academy 1st Grader Takes 3rd Place in 10th Annual Art Contest Sponsored by K12 Inc.

Mosaic Digital Academy 1st Grader Takes 3rd Place in 10th Annual Art Contest Sponsored by K12 Inc.

Our own Jayden is a 6-year-old 1st grader at Mosaic Digital Academy who took 3rd place in K12, inc’s 10th Annual Art Contest. Jayden’s art project, “Journey to the Moon,” was created with paper, cardboard, glue, glitter, paint, stickers, number stencils, cut outs and tissue paper. Jayden enjoyed splattering paint all over the cardboard to create the stars…it was messy, fun and effective. Jayden has taken a recent interest in the moon and stars, leading us to explore the decade of the 1960’s when the first trip to the moon was made. Jayden used books, photos, adventures outside including star gazing, a recent viewing of the blood moon, and videos of the early Apollo missions to learn about this period of time. Jayden’s favorite part of learning about astronauts was eating space ice cream, and he did that for the first time during his construction of this artwork!

Morningside’s Odyssey

Morningside’s Odyssey

Morningside Elementary hosted a dessert theater and silent auction fundraiser to support their school teams’ trip to the State Finals for Odyssey of the Mind.  Morningside was honored with Omer’s award for great teamwork at the Regional Competition held earlier in the year.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. These school teams have already proven themselves successful as they were top finishers in the Regional competition and received an invitation to move on to the State level competition.

 

 

Morningside students SOAR!

Morningside students SOAR!

Students rotate through the school hallways, parent pickup,  and cafeteria to learn or be reminded about  the expectations and Code of Conduct so they can SOAR through the year!  Thank you Deb Hitsman, administration, and the presentation team for a wonderful presentation!20150820_14080220150820_14122020150820_135624

Morningside SHAPES Education with a Geometry Lesson

Morningside SHAPES Education with a Geometry Lesson

The Math Team for School Improvement joined with teachers of all grades to use geometry in a fun early release lesson.  Each grade level had an appropriate plan beginning with Kindergarten students using shapes to create fall and winter pictures and ending with the upper grades making monsters with specific parameters such as “if you own a pet your monsters legs should be intersecting” or ” if you are a girl your eyes are NOT a polygon.”   image-1                         20141120_125648           image-2     

Morningside Recognized for Energy Project

Morningside Recognized for Energy Project

National Energy Education Development (NEED) selected Morningside Elementary as THE Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-Up.

The award was based on Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade class portfolio on energy studies. 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.  It was an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge about energy and share information with others to support a more energy conscious community.

The School Board recognized students and their teacher who attended an awards recognition conference in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to: Mrs. Mollie Mukhamedov, Mia Iken, and Charity Robinson!

Morningside PTO Presents Escape School

Morningside PTO Presents Escape School

The PTO at Morningside Elementary hosted parents and students for an exciting evening of dinner and Escape School.  Mr. Seliga taught students how to escape from adults who could cause them harm and gave them tips on how to ask for help from adults.

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Morningside Places 2nd in the World for the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Morningside Places 2nd in the World for the Odyssey of the Mind Competition

At the September 9th School Board meeting Morningside Elementary was recognized as a winner of Odyssey of the Mind. Students took 2nd in World for Problem 2 Division 1. Odyssey of the Mind is a creating problem-solving competition for students of all ages. Teams of students select a problem, create a solution, then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division. The teams of up to seven students work under the guidance of an adult coach.

Pictured in the back row are, Chairman Debbie Hawley, Co-Coach Dr. Jayne Hartman, Spontaneous Coach Amy Spurr, Coordinator Catherine Oliver, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Co-Coach Michele Lukey, and in the front row are, Aliza Ahmed, Erica Austria, Kendrick Carpenter, Nichapa Dancharnjitt, Noah Hamilton, and Charles Willoughby. Team member, Angela Schaffer, was not present for photo. Congratulations!

Morningside Odyssey of the Mind Team Places 2nd at World with a Perfect Score in the Spontaneous Competition

Morningside Odyssey of the Mind Team Places 2nd at World with a Perfect Score in the Spontaneous Competition

Aliza Ahmed, Erika Austria, Kendrick Carpenter, Nichapa Dancharnjitt, Noah Hamilton, Angela Witz-Schaffer and Charley Willoughby represented our school, county, region, and state at the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition in Ames, Iowa, May 27-31, 2014.

They ranked 2nd in the world overall with a perfect score in the spontaneous competition! What a life changing opportunity and experience to meet and greet students who came from all over the world.

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