F. K. Sweet kindergartners learn about Chinese New Year traditions

After learning about the celebrations that take place during Chinese New Year, Kristin Griffin’s kindergarten class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary enjoyed eating traditional Chinese foods. They feasted on dumplings that symbolize togetherness in the coming year and stir-fried rice that represents harmony and happiness.  Nicole Williams and Terry McQueen show their classmates how to eat withchopsticks.

Bayshore Elementary students dance to raise money for Relay for Life

Bayshore Elementary students attended a Winter Wonderland Dance to raise money to support Relay for Life.  Students had a great time dancing, eating pizza and having their pictures taken. Students raised over $1200 for Relay for Life.  Pictured, from left, are fourth graders Spencer Selph and Riley Corbin, and first grader Jacob Applebaum having a great time on the dance floor.

Northport K8 sixth graders determine tornado resistance

Northport K-8 sixth grade students in Amanda Sartain’s classes completed a comprehensive unit of study on weather, natural disasters and climate.  Mrs. Sartain, helping students to interact with new knowledge, assisted students by representing new knowledge as a fun and interactive research and engineering design project.  Students researched tornado resistant buildings and built their own…