Students have a wide choice of books to select from when using one of the five reading habits, Reading to Self. It is proven that a student will elect to read more, if they have an opportunity to make their own choices. Preston Zinter, in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary, is enjoying his non-fiction…Details
Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy circle directed reading time instruction each day. Children are afforded an opportunity to come up and show what they have learned and Giovanna Manigeri is anxiously awaiting her turn to impress her classmates.
Fort Pierce Central Army Junior Reserve Officers‘ Training Corps (JROTC) hosted its 27th Annual Military Ball recently. The evening began with a reception line. Student cadets in uniform or floor-length dresses greeted senior officers and guests before finding their assigned chairs. The Cadet Color Guard Posted the Colors, and ceremonies began, including an address by Assistant Superintendent Kevin…Details
Northport K8 School Northstar seventh grade instructor Mala Woessner and third grade instructor Glenda Taylor combined forces to teach a common Learning Goal. Seventh grade students taught basic research skills using selected websites to guide third grade partners and to complete a display board for the school’s Multicultural Festival. Students used research techniques to organize,…Details
The second annual District Project Citizen Showcase was held recently at Samuel S. Gaines Academy. Middle and K-8 schools presented their best projects developed by students in their seventh grade civics classes. The projects highlight a solution to a school or community public policy problem. The projects demonstrate extensive research, writing, collaboration, and application of civic…Details
On the January Professional Development Day, the staff at F.K. Sweet Elementary had a Marzano training on several of the design questions featured in his book. Teachers worked in groups to share activities that could be used as part of an effective classroom. Sharing their presentation, from left, are Jody Horton, Dorain Newbern, and Deanna…Details
Floresta Elementary School teachers and staff engaged in a CHAMPS training recenetly. This professional development was interesting, relevant, and practical for teachers and anyone who works with children, especially in an educational setting. At the core of the program’s success, is the philosophy that when teachers are clear in their expectations, students can and will make…Details
Floresta Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students competed in the 2011-2012 Scripps Spelling Bee. First place winner was Anthony Martens from Valerie Doyle’s fifth grade class, and second place winner was Jacob Lucrezia, from Michael Bogin’s fourth grade class. Congratulations to winners, and to all those who competed.
Floresta Elementary School participated in the annual Martin Luther King Parade. Thanks go to committee chairman Danielle Eugene, advisor Cemera Clancy, members Raina Ingrum, Sandy Pagliughi, Sharon Koen, and volunteer Jinny Holler, for their contributions in designing the float. Huge thanks also go to Betty Carling, Sylvia Johnson, Sandy Pagliughi, Elish Mancuso and Linda Menikheim for their support…Details
Small group instruction is a daily part of the reading routine in Morgan Haupt’s kindergarten class at F.K. Sweet Elementary. Students have access to leveled readers that compliment the new reading series. Za’Niyah Taylor, Skylar Monroe, and Shinyla Williams think that learning to read is cool, and look forward to reading with their teacher.