A big congratulations goes to the Northstar and Marlin teams for the second nine weeks Honor Roll celebration. There were a record number of Perfect Attendance and Principal’s Honor Roll students for the entire sixth, seventh and eighth grade teams. There was also a sterling number of B and A Honor Roll recipients on the teams. We are so proud of the record achievements of our students. We are so grateful for the parental support and the continued celebration of all the wonderful things our students accomplish. Great job to all and many, many thanks for your support.
We were also very honored to have our SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent visit with our parents, students and teachers to discuss the referendum that the community will vote on in April. We will hear much more about the referendum in the coming days and months.
Again, a huge thanks to all who support our school and our students.
Purchase a Valentine Cookie at Panera between now and February 14th. You will be supporting the Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, and you could win an AED for your school. See the flyer for details.
Debbie Hawley, Chairman of the St. Lucie County School Board, was honored at this month’s Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon. Ms. Hawley is a staunch advocate for children and public education. As a three-term School Board member, Chief Operating Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and involved community member, she is a catalyst for the acceleration of literacy, expansion of mental health services, and improvements in safety and security.
Congratulations, Ms. Hawley!
SLPS Medici Project held its first “Rehearsal Clinic” to help prepare students and directors for their upcoming Music Performance Assessments. On the podium is Mr. James Sammons, Vero Beach High School (retired), working with the students at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. The kids did a GREAT job and made impressive improvements.
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Northport kindergarten students from Mrs.Ceville’s class, Toore Chester and Abigail Reid, took the very first Valentine picture in the media center Valentine Picture Booth. The little girls were thrilled to take their first Valentine photo together. The picture booth will be open until Valentines Day for pictures with students and teachers as well as parents, grandparents and families. Simply PRECIOUS!
Students and teachers across the Northport campus celebrated 100 days of learning and community building. Teachers, kids and families ROCK … ❤ NP.
Mrs. Sharrah’s 1st graders enjoyed the last day of Literacy Week reading with flashlights and lollipops 🔦 🍭 Northport celebrated the joys of literacy all week with many different activities including book chains, storybook snowmen, and buddy reading activities. The love of reading is alive and well at Northport!
The Hurston Branch Library will display the artwork of Lincoln Park Academy students grades 6th– 8th from January 15th – February 15th. The Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce, Florida, just west of 29th Street. The student artwork represents individual expressions of peace and justifies why kindness matters in a global sense. For over three decades, Lions Clubs around the globe have sponsored this “peace” themed art contest for schools and youth groups.
Featured winners include Regina Macias (7th), Breanna Ferber (6th), Nachbi Pierre (7th), and Quinn Stephenson (8th). Lincoln Park Academy would like to extend our gratitude to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for donating materials, providing awards, and setting up the show! Special thanks to Crystal Samuel, President/Sight Chair of the Fort Pierce Lions Club, for all her hard work and continued dedication to the youth in our community.
Governor and First Lady DeSantis have launched the 2019 Black History Month essay, art, and educator contests! Essay contest winners will have the opportunity to earn a 4-year college scholarship from Florida Prepaid College Plans! Click here for more information: http://www.floridablackhistory.com/
Northport and Big Brothers Big Sisters invites parents, police officers, firefighters, veterans along with our school and business community to hop on our schedule and come on over to NP to read some Dr. Seuss books to kids in our VPK through third grade classrooms. It’s going to be a great time. Our Title I school needs YOU! It’s a BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY!
The future is bright! 6th grade Northstars students in Mr. Fess’ STEM class have been creating solar-powered inventions. Seen here is Audra Cicio and her group’s solar powered fan hat.
At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Bonilla’s VPK is working on learning about patterns. They have already learned about AB patterns and now they have moved to working on ABB patterns. Arianna Lopez, Charles Sloan, Hunter Schultz, Annahisha Charles, and Cristian Gomez were provided with visuals and hands on examples. Then they were given counting squares so that they could work on making an ABB pattern individually.
Northport Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka is celebrating with two of the school’s fantastic volunteers from PSL Church — Stephanie Sakowski and Northport Senior Volunteer of the Year, Jean Lindo. These great ladies serve Northport with love and care ❤.
Happy Valentines Day from some of the school’s library staff.
On Thursday, January 31st, the Jazz Bands from Palm Pointe participated in the Florida Bandmasters District 13 Jazz Band Performance Music Assessment at St. Lucie West Centennial High School where they were evaluated by a panel of three state certified Jazz Adjudicators.
We are proud to announce that both bands achieved straight superior ratings, which is the highest possible rating. Congratulations to the Palm Pointe students and staff on this awesome achievement.
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC had its Annual Military Inspection (AMI). The Inspecting officer was Commander Patrick Thurman, USN (retired). CDR Thurman is the Area 7 Manager of the NJROTC program and oversees the NJROTC program for the entire state of Florida and over 60 NJRTOC units. CDR Thurman was truly impressed with the professionalism and military bearing that the Black Talon Cadets possessed. The inspection verifies that all NJROTC requirements are being met to include academics, marching and drill, physical fitness and personnel inspection.
The AMI, also known as Navy Day at SLW Centennial High School, is conducted yearly. The inspection begins with personnel inspections of all the cadets in uniform, followed by a ceremonial Pass-In-Review of the entire company marching in formation in front of the inspecting officer. The Pass-in-Review is a military tradition that stems from showing proper respect to the senior officer as well as demonstrating the attention to detail and professionalism that our cadets and military members in the armed services train for. The AMI concludes with a tour of all NJROTC spaces and a Command Brief that details what the unit has accomplished since the last inspection. The brief is conducted by the NJROTC cadet leadership.
On Saturday February 2nd, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion attended its 25th Annual Military Ball at the Santa Lucia River Club. Male Cadets wore their Dress Cadet Formal uniform, and female cadets came in formal gowns. Our Jaguar Battalion Color Guard posted the colors to begin the formal portion of the ceremony. Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon-Matthews, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant Shane Canady as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Sergeant James Mikovsky as National Guard, and Cadet Corporal Alex Nangle as State Guard. We proceeded to go through numerous traditions our JROTC program has conducted over the years before and during dinner; we also added our newest tradition called the “not so Oscars.” After dinner the Color Guard retrieved the colors and we began the informal portion of military ball — the dance. All cadets who attended enjoyed their Military Ball experience and are excited to see what next year brings. Photography and this article was written by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris.