Bulldogs enjoyed an evening of Civics and Science at their Title 1 Parent Night. Families experienced technology-enhanced learning through QR codes with examples of Civics EOC questions. Science focused on heavily tested standards to show families how to attack those types of questions. Fun was had by young and old alike!
Melody Hearn of the Family Care Council presented information to our Morningside Elementary students on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She discussed the challenges and daily struggles of children and adults with Down Syndrome. To help educate the students, Melody had some hands-on demonstrations to show them how difficult it is to talk, play, write, and do everyday tasks. The students benefited from the engaging presentation and had a much better understanding of disabilities by the end of the program!
The staff and faculty at Samuel Gaines Academy recently sponsored a Winter Games family event. At least 200 families — over 400 people — attended. The opening ceremonies included teachers with their students in a “parade of colleges.” Grade level teams promoted colleges with banners as students proudly waved college flags. The family games, teacher challenges and closing ceremony that followed engaged students and families of all ages throughout the evening. In addition, parents were appreciative of the take home materials and supplies to use with their children. Pictured, from left, are fifth grade teacher Saphir St. Louis, AVID teacher Kristen Register, and fourth grade teacher Matthew Saenz.
Southport Middle School’s recent literacy event was well attended by teachers, parents, and students, including approximately 60 parents and student attendees. In addition to the Scholastic Book Fair, there were eight other wonderful activities for students and parents to participate in, as well as cookie decorating, pizza, popcorn, snow cones, and candy sales. Pictured are sixth grade literacy teachers Andrea Levin, left, and Larry Haynes displaying a fun style of learning called “Reading Rocks.” Southport seventh grade literacy teacher Jim Saunders created the game to engage students by promoting reading with a fun activity! The event brings families, students, faculty and staff together to promote literacy with a variety of relevant and cool activities for everyone to participate in!
Mariposa Elementary School recently held its annual Reading Night Sleep-Over. It was a literacy-filled night as 32 qualified students watched a stage play (performed by middle-school volunteers), made puppets, and rotated through various story-based activities. The school held monthly literacy sessions for parents and students. Families that attended at least three events throughout the year were invited to the sleep-over. Parents took the night off as students and staff enjoyed Friday night in school. Pictured, from left, are students Talon Bareford, Daniel Lara-Mijares, Heiberto Lara-Mijares, Justin Locklar, Sean Higgins, and Monica Kalina creating puppets for the stage play “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Teachers and staff welcomed back students and parents for the 2012-2013 school year at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @Tradition’s “Open House”. Families met their new teachers, purchase planners and spirit shirts, get information on before and after school providers, pay lunch money and get information on buses. Students also visited the library to turn in their summer reading logs and families visited teachers from previous years. It was a fantastic day seeing everyone anxious to begin the new school year! Pictured, from left, are Mrs. Losee, Clayton Losee, Colby Losee and kindergarten teacher Jenny Clancy.
Dan McCarty families enjoyed the first athletic banquet to recognize students from fall and winter sports. All students participating in extra-curriculuar activities must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and have good behavior. Following dinner, families watched a video of Eagle athletes talking about focusing on both academics and sports. Each student then received a certificate recognizing his or her accomplishments. Sports recognized included soccer, volleyball, bowling, and track. Each coach assisted in the presentation of certificates. The soccer team was also recognized for winning the first trophy in the school’s history in the district soccer tournament. Final awards were for students with the highest GPA in each sport. Two students, Andrew Fenn (bowling) and Sarah Parks (volleyball) have maintained a perfect 4.0. The picture shows proud families photographing the honored students.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition held its third annual Music Open House recently. Parents, grandparents and other family members of kindergarten through fourth grade students were invited to attend music class. Participants experienced what a typical music class is like at Palm Pointe. Parents participated in “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, played rhythm sticks, played drums and the Orff instruments. It was a great experience for all! Pictured are students and parents from Millerlandy Palomino’s third grade class learning to play a song directed by music teacher Christine Hill.
Bayshore Elementary School students, families and community members demonstrated an outpouring of support for Collin Cash, a fifth grade student at Bayshore who is battling Leukemia. On November 21, 2015, Bayshore Elementary School hosted a yard sale with all proceeds being donated to help with Collin’s medical bills. We truly thank everyone for the donations including certificates, baked goods, and yard sale items.
The Cash family also would like to thank everyone who stopped by to offer their prayers and words of encouragement. To all who supported our efforts in easing the burden of Collin’s medical bills, we are forever grateful!
Pictured are Bayshore students (from left to right) Kendall Cash, Marina Percy, and Collin Cash
Falloween Character Book Night and Parent Reading Workshop – provided reading strategies to parents to support their child at home
Happy Fall! Students in Melanie Francisco’s kindergarten class loved working on a unit about apples. They measured, experimented, and used their five senses to investigate them. Jackson Mallonee, Elijah Josheph, Everette Robinson, and Tabitha Smith agreed that the best part of the unit was making homemade applesauce.
Our Lakewood Park Falcon Staff is ready for our 1st Annual Fall Festival festivities! It’s going to be a night of food…fun…and many laughs!
Lakewood Park Falcons support the anti-bullying movement across the district along with other St. Lucie Public Schools on October 25th.
Northport is a very lucky school, and our children are well thought of throughout our community. One of our community partners, First Baptist Church of Port Saint Lucie or 1 PSL Church, collaborated with another Northport community partner, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie, to bring a fabulous summer reading program to our students. Both churches have collected books at each service since February. The total books collected by both community churches is over 2,468 for VPK – 8. ⛪ ❤ 😃 🌞 📚 Both churches have taken the school and the children under their wings to make sure that the kids and teachers in their own community are well cared for and books are in the hands of children over the summer.
Pictured are congregation members from 1 PSL Church, Ben Rowell, Children’s Pastor Danny Martinez, Youth Pastor Stephanie Sakowski, Jean Lindo , Linda Grego and Ruby Daniels. The Northport Summer Reading Program “Faith In Literacy” is well underway and students will select their free take home summer reading books beginning next week.
Many thanks and much 💘 ❤ 💘 to our church partners! Stay tuned for more pictures of this tremendous undertaking by both churches.
Fairlawn Elementary School fifth grade teacher Shirley Helton was recognized at the February 11, 2014, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for being named the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national 2014 Citizenship Teacher of the Year. Pictured, from left, at the meeting are Superintendent Genelle Yost, Fairlawn Elementary principal Jennifer Hedeen, Helton, local VFW representatives Alyceson Smith, Barbara Laidlaw, and Soo Keller, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, VFW member Nell Moyers, who nominated Helton for the award, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.
Fairlawn Elementary students represented the Bahamas by wearing either the colors of the flag (gold, black, and aqua) or the actual flag itself. The students were thrilled to continue the support for Hurricane Dorian relief. All together the students raised over $670 dollars.
Fairlawn Elementary students in Shirley Helton’s Fifth Grade class are corresponding with troops in Afghanistan. Students are sending care packages and hand-written notes to the soldiers. They also e-mail and skype with the troops giving them words of encouragement and asking many questions about life in Afghanistan. Pictured are Clark Emerson and Austin Jensen loading the care boxes with necessities and goodies.
Fairlawn Elementary School made the SWEET 16 for TTM’s National Contest – The March Math Madness.
This means that across the entire country, Fairlawn is in the final 16 schools!
This contest allows schools to compete against schools around the country to decide who has the highest average of passed lessons per active student!
This is a National Contest with thousands of schools participating!
Fairlawn Elementary School’s Intermediate Odyssey of the Mind team has earned a spot to compete in the World Competition to take place in Lansing, Michigan in May. Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to problem-solve in a creative way. Students are encouraged to “think outside the box” in order to solve open ended long-term and spontaneous problems. Students prepare a solution to a long-term problem with given parameters to present at competition. They also must solve a short problem given on the spot, called a spontaneous. Students at Fairlawn Elementary Magnet School met before or after school to work with their team to devise a solution to their chosen problem.
Pictured from left to right, Renee Hawkins(coach), Haley Hawkins, Molly Gillard, Jennifer Garcia, Joanna Dominguez, Garrett Hawley, Josh Boyd, Dawson Holmes, Brittany Eatman(Coach).
Students in Shirley Helton’s fifth grade class at Fairlawn Elementary School celebrated Earth Day by writing poems and composing songs to honor our Earth. The culminating activity was to make and enjoy dirt pudding. Pictured are Brooks Holmes, left, and Jacob Ridle sharing their poems.