Allapattah Flats K8 kindergartners reflect on school year

Allapattah Flats K8 kindergartners reflect on school year

As February comes to a close and March rolls in, kindergartners at Allapattah Flats K8 reflect back on their favorite events from the month. One of their most tresured was the 100 Day Celebration that kicked off the month of February, celebrating their 100 days of school since August. The students had a great time participating in an outside celebration that included 10 fun stations that the students moved to in 10-minute increments. There was hopscotch 100, 10 minutes of hula-hoops, sack racing, counting by 10s jump rope, and many more fun activities. Everyone had lots of fun and even as they move forward into March and the rest of the year the students are still looking back and remembering this notable right of passage. Pictured are teacher Ryan Zakrajsek with, from right, Detrich Washington, Hannah Horton and Brandon Brown, with Armani Metelus scrambling to find a place to sit.

Allied Health Industry Certifications

Allied Health Industry Certifications

Fort Pierce Westwood’s Allied Health students take their knowledge to the next level. They apply what they learn in the classroom to help earn industry certifications as Certified Nursing Assistants.
Mrs. Musgrave-Montgomery works with her students to earn clinical hours at Tiffany Hall in Port St. Lucie.
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Allied Health Advisory Board Meeting

Allied Health Advisory Board Meeting

The Allied Health Advisory Board met in early April at Fort Pierce Central High School in Samantha Jackson’s Health Science classroom.  Lei’Nitia Robinson, Program Specialist for Career and Tech Ed (CTE), brought together Health Science teachers from across St. Lucie Public Schools and representatives from local partners including: ABC Medical, Keiser University Admissions Department, Keiser Sports Medicine and Nursing Programs, Indian River State College Nursing and Health Science Department, and Johnson and Wales University Admissions Department.  It was a great day of collaboration and partnership!

Allied Health

Allied Health

Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector.    St. Lucie County’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in Healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level.

Note:  Completion of Health Science Anatomy and Physiology and Health Science Foundations may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350).   However, this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an “Equally Rigorous Science” credit.

(Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)

 

 

Allied Health

Allied Health

Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector.    St. Lucie County’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in Healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level.

Note:  Completion of Health Science 1 and Health Science 2 may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350).   However, this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an “Equally Rigorous Science” credit. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)

Allapattah third graders earn rewards for book challenge

Allapattah third graders earn rewards for book challenge

Allapattah students have taken on a new challenge this year with the implementation of the 100 Book Challenge.  Students are asked to earn ‘steps’ which are each equivalent to 15 minutes of sustained independent reading.  Just this week, a group of third grade students were recognized as the first to reach 100 steps. They were recognized by administration, given a medal and a speech of encouragement to continue down the path of regular reading. Students were excited to be awarded and they can be seen all around campus proudly wearing their medals to show off their hard work. Pictured are the students with their medals.

Allapattah teachers and students get into the fall spirit

Allapattah teachers and students get into the fall spirit

Allapattah Flats’ PTO put on its annual pumpkin patch this year. Teachers and classes created pumpkins to show off their artistic talents. They highlighted some of the current trends and favorite books in their creative pumpkin presentations. Pictured are Moby from Brainpop, a few “Angry Birds”, Dr. Suess’ beloved Thing 1 and Thing 2  as well as a pumpkin with “A bad case of the stripes” from David Shannon’s book about a girl who gets a little bit too worried about what everyone else thinks.  Students and teachers alike had a great time decorating their fall pumpkins and displaying them in Allapattah’s annual Pumpkin Patch.

Allapattah students try learning the recorders karate style

Allapattah students try learning the recorders karate style

Danya Etter’s third through fifth grade students at Allapattah K8 School are karate chopping recorders to the next level. Recorder karate is a fun and exciting method that allows students to learn the recorder and test for “karate belts.” These belts hang from their recorders and they earn different colors as the music progressively gets harder. The first song, “Hot Cross Buns,” is a simple yet exciting tune that teaches students three notes: B, A, and G. Pictured are six, fourth grade students diligently working on their fingerings to successfully pass this song. Pictured, from left, are Jaime Williams, Aaron Grimes, Allison Deweese, Connor Cook, Malik Parrinello, and Aidan Atkinson.

Allapattah students think “Off the paper” while learning math

Allapattah students think “Off the paper” while learning math

As part of their math curriculum, Shannon Johnson’s third grade class at Allapattah Flats K-8 school recently started learning strategies for multiplying single digit numbers.  The students have learned how to use equal groups, arrays, and number lines in order to solve a multiplication problem.  Students created number lines on their desks and used them to show their thinking. Pictured here are Aaliyah Sheffey, Shawn Charite, Isabella De La Rosa, and Dontavious Brown.

Allapattah Flats students go ‘extreme’ with PBS

Allapattah Flats students go ‘extreme’ with PBS

Students at Allapattah Flats were recently visited by two members of a BMX group as part of a PBS reward. All kindergarten through eighth grade studnets could use their Gator bucs to attend the show and watch the extreme stunts performed by the BMX bikers. Ten lucky students who were top sellers in a school fundraiser recieved VIP tickets to the show where they got to sit in the front row and have a meet and greet with the riders after the show. Students watched in awe as the riders did jumps, flips, and even jumped over the head of their administrator. Pictured are two of the performers.

Allapattah students explore “Because of Winn Dixie” through literature groups

Allapattah students explore “Because of Winn Dixie” through literature groups

The third graders of Allapattah Flats K8 School could not imagine being any busier!  A large group of  third graders has been participating in a novel study of “Because of Winn Dixie”.  As they are reading the novel, students are involved in a wide range of activities, incluidng completing thinking maps, participating in small group discussions, and creating a character scrapbook. The novel study group is anxious to complete this book and see what they will be reading next!  Pictured are DrewAnn Parks, Alyssa Hartman, Lauren Bishop, Hannah Taylor, and Nicholas Kennedy hard at work on the pages of their character scrapbooks.

Allapattah Flats K8 second graders learn about their bones by dancing

Allapattah Flats K-8 super second graders just completed learning all about the bones in their bodies.  As part of their learning experience, they listened and danced to the music of “Slim Goodbody”.  Pictured are Jessica Morales and Adam Eyayem participating in the lesson. Students loved getting up and moving to the music. This lesson is sure to stick with them for a while.

 

Allapattah recognizes year’s business partner

Allapattah recognizes year’s business partner

Allapattah Flats K8 recognized outstanding Business Partner Walmart Distribution Center as its Business Partner of the Year, and attended the recent recognition ceremony at the district office. The company has been instrumental in creating a truly fantastic business partner relationship for Allapattah Flats K8.  Jennie Shalala-Hartman has volunteered her time to reading to our primary classes, and has volunteered at various school functions.  She has created sight word flash cards, cut out needed materials, and is always willing to assist.  She was able to enroll our school in the VAP program,  Volunteering Always Pays, which awarded our school a check for $250.00 for her 25 hours of volunteer service.  The Walmart Distribution Center has also donated a $100.00 gift certificate toward supplies for the school’s holiday program.  Pictured are  Jennie Shalala-Hartman, left, and Ann Hartman, business partner chairperson for Allapattah Flats K 8.

Allapattah middle grades students create equations

Allapattah middle grades students create equations

Students in Melissa Nelson’s class at Allapattah Flats K8 School used cards to understand, create, and practice exponential equations. Students worked in pairs and flipped over cards to provide bases and exponents. Students then solved the exponential equations they created! Pictured are Sharon Charite, left, and Sarla Dominguez.

Allapattah middle grades math students use diagrams to summarize data

Allapattah middle grades math students use diagrams to summarize data

Christine King’s sixth and seventh grade math students at Allapattah Flats K-8 are looking ahead to next year by exploring Box-and-Whisker Plots.  Box-and-Whisker Plots are diagrams that summarize data by dividing it into quartiles. Students surveyed other students around school, their parents and even other teachers. Students asked questions such as “How often do you get on the internet in one week?”  They then ordered their data, found the measures of variation and graphed their data on a Box-and-Whisker Plot. Pictured showing off their hardwork are Christine King and some of her students, from left, Matthew Gustin, Daniel Lopez, Cassidy Lanier, Alexis Tabora, Pricillia Samaroo, and sitting up front is Bailee Reese.

Allapattah Flats K8 Literacy Committee brings Thanksgiving dinner to two very appreciative families

The Literacy Committee at Allapattah Flats K8 School recently put together two baskets, filled with all the items needed to make a complete Thanksgiving feast. The baskets were donated to two families in need at the school. The receiving families were extremely appreciative of the generosity of all who donated. A huge thank you to all faculty and staff who donated items for our annual Thanksgiving baskets. Pictured, from left, are Bridget Valinote, Shannon Johnson, and Nikki Rodriguez.

Allapattah K8 students explore space

Allapattah K8 students explore space

First grade students at Allapattah Flats  K8  launch into the study of the sky with a visit to the Hallstrom Planetarium!  Students were able to explore Earth’s place in space by learning about gravity, the Milky Way galaxy, stars, the solar system and Earth.  The students had an engaging time seeing the real-world example of the night and day sky. They saw that the number of stars in the sky was too numerous to count.  They realized that stars are not scattered evenly in the sky and that there are great distances between Earth and other space objects.  The students are eager to take this knowledge back to their classroom and continue learning about the sky around them. Pictured, back row from left, are Jaydin White, Justin Meyer, Jimmy Fanning, Nicole Coons, Ariana Lenoir, Kailee Brouse. Kneeling in front is Conner Henderson.

Allapattah K8 staff bowls for the kids

Allapattah K8 staff bowls for the kids

Staff members at Allapattah Flats K-8 School recently participated in Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake event at Superplay USA. With an 80’s theme, staff members enjoyed sporting their neon shirts and listening to music from that time period. With three lanes in use for Allapattah, each team member got to show off their bowling and athletic abilities. All the money raised will go to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters.