Northport Lower Grades Rock Field Days

Northport Lower Grades Rock Field Days

Northport second grade instructor Jennifer Lusardi and her class, along with students and teachers from VPK to grade five, participated in fun and energizing field days recently at Northport. The students loved the time playing games and competing for ribbons. According to campus participants, this was healthy, fun, and promoted positive interaction and socialization skills. The kids absolutely loved it!

Many thanks to coaches, teachers and parents who made NP Field Days a success for the children.

Northport Engages in School-wide Young Author Program

Northport Engages in School-wide Young Author Program

Elaine Lawrence’s first graders proudly bring their Young Author books to the media center today. It was so difficult to pick the two best books to enter competition. ❤ Great job to children and teacher. At Northport, the entire school participates in the annual Young Authors program. The program brings joy to writing, a common language among teachers, students and parents and provides a time to have fun with words and illustrations. Each teacher turns in “Best Class Representatives,” and from those books, seven are selected to visit the District Young Authors Ceremony. At Northport, we share in the spirit and joy of writing for pleasure.

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Port St. Lucie High School students take time during organized school-wide events such as the recent flag football game to reflect in remembrance of victims of violence.  Student leaders work with school administrators to plan school events and opportunities for students to voice thoughts, share ideas, and exercise positive civic responsibilities.

LPA – College Success Award Winner

LPA – College Success Award Winner

A high-quality public education should empower today’s young people with the skills they need to forge a path to bright futures. With this in mind, GreatSchools is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 College Success Award. This honor recognizes 814 high schools across nine states that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.

The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. This data tells us whether students enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year. The award-winning schools are located in nine states where this postsecondary data is available: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/#florida

 

LPA Student’s Artwork Displayed at Dali Museum

LPA Student’s Artwork Displayed at Dali Museum

LPA student Bradley Livingston, is a 10th grader whose artwork, “Lively Toes,” has been accepted for the Dali Museum’s Surrealist Art Exhibit in St. Petersburg, Florida.  His work will be displayed together with 100 juried works shown at “The Marvelous, the Fantastic & the Grotesque” Exhibition, May 19th – August 26, 2018.  Congratulations to Bradley Livingston on a job well done!

 

 

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

Students in Ms. Merritt’s Creative Writing Class at Lincoln Park Academy earned several awards in the Indian River State College Annual Creative Writing Contest. Students submitted one original work of writing in the poetry, drama, or short story category. The students’ work was judged by IRSC faculty members, and the awards were received on March 29th at the 2018 Creative Writing Contest Award Ceremony held at IRSC.

Casarah Dickson- 2nd Place Freshman Award

Marissa Ward- 1st Place Sophomore Award

Ryan Dakin- 3rd Place Junior Award

Isabelle McConville- 2nd Place Junior Award

The students are pictured with their teacher, Ms. Merritt.

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Student Chefs Delight Attendees

Northport K8 and Port St. Lucie High School Culinary Teams delivered up gourmet tastes that delighted those who attended the Taste of St. Lucie Big Brothers Big Sisters event. Northport’s mini pineapple upside down cakes disappeared as fast as the Port St. Lucie High School’s Crawfish Bisque and Boom-Boom Wontons. Our student chefs were outstanding!

Award of Distinction

Award of Distinction

Ms. Kelly Owens, FSBA Leadership Services Consultant, presented Dr. Donna Mills with a Certified Board Member (CBM) distinction award at the April 24 SLPS Board Workshop.  The Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) presents this distinction to its members within their respective districts.  Congratulations, Dr. Mills!

MSE Is Going To Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!!

MSE Is Going To Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!!

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team is one of the two best creative problem-solving teams in the state of Florida!  This has earned them the right to compete with 25 other countries at the World Finals.  The school is working hard to raise the money for travel, but they need your help!  Please consider donating to the cause.  This can be done in two ways:

  1. The Education Foundation is collecting donations. Donate on-line by going to www.efslc.org. Click on “donate now,” then “Apply to” and finally “SLE” the money put in here will go directly to us! You may also send donations directly to Morningside Elementary (Attention: Angie Sands).
  2. Please attend our car washes! These will be on Saturday, April 28th and on Saturday, May 5th at the Auto Zone at the corner of US1 and Port St. Lucie Boulevard. They will both be from 9 am until noon.
Mrs. Kate Teaches Folktales and Songs to NP Kindergartners!

Mrs. Kate Teaches Folktales and Songs to NP Kindergartners!

Northport kindergartners were so lucky to visit with Mrs. Kate. Mrs.Kate is a renowned folksinger, songwriter and storyteller. The students loved the immersion into a musical morning with a very talented artist. Thanks to our great kindergarten teachers for their kindness, patience and dedication to learning. ❤

Student Chef Cook-off

Student Chef Cook-off

St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Department would like to congratulate Brandon Parks and Shannon Sears of Fort Pierce Central High School’s Culinary Program for winning the first Student Culinary Cook-Off. Their entree, Boom Boom Chicken Bake, will be featured on the 2018-2019 school lunch menu.

The purpose of the event was for student chefs to create enticing entrees for the School Meals Program following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.

The middle school culinary arts program provided Smart Snack approved treats. Ms. Tremblay’s Culinary students (Meghan and Samantha Cooper-De Quesada) are shown below at Fort Pierce Central High School distributing their healthy frozen treats: Blue-Dillys and Straw-Dillys.

 

 

Purchase Tickets for Upcoming Softball Showdown

Purchase Tickets for Upcoming Softball Showdown

The SLPS vs. Firefighters softball game hosted by the Education Foundation is coming up soon.

Mark your calendar and spread the word to attend and cheer on your colleagues.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.EFSLC.org  or by calling the Education Foundation office .

Tickets to the game include admission to the Mets game that night and fireworks.

Thank you for your support on this great event!

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport Students Collaborate With College Level Campaign!

Northport students in Sandra Tyndale’s eighth grade class and Jennifer Lusardi’s second grade class collaborated with students from Fort Pierce Central High School and Lincoln Park Academy visiting Northport as Dual Enrollment students from Indian River State College. The dual enrollment students visited Northport as an assignment from their college level American Government class.

Students, Samantha Huynh, Anthony Lima, Adriana Sanz and Nayeli Silva are running a mock campaign for Governor of the State of Florida. Candidate for Governor Nayeli Silva visited with the students and provoked a debate concerning mandatory dress code with the older students and the mock candidate and her staff immersed themselves in the educational experiences of the second graders. The dual enrollment students are campaigning on three main issues: economy, education and the environment. Students videotaped their campaign at the school and are putting together their priceless campaign for governor. Northport was so thrilled to be involved in the college level educational experience.

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools

Music In Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education’s annual celebration.  Music educators, students, and communities engage in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in St. Lucie Public Schools.

The theme for this year is “Music Connects Us.” Music is often called a ‘universal language.’ Every culture has developed their own system of music and the art has proven to be important in nearly every aspect of society. Learning how to interact with this ubiquitous world of music is of vital importance to all students throughout their entire school career.

St. Lucie Public Schools Annual Music In Our Schools Concert was held at the Fenn Center on April 12, 2018.  The event featured over 500 elementary, middle, and high school band and chorus students from across the district.  It was an evening of pure joy!