Northport Medical Detectives Excel

Northport Medical Detectives Excel

Seventh and eighth grade students in Northstars STEM class are working on finishing their PLTW Medical Detectives unit ending in a “murder mystery.” Students have calculated time of death, dusted for prints, analyzed hair samples, and compared shoe-print patterns among other things to determine which suspects they would question. Today students interrogated their suspects. Next, students will act as lawyers, judge and jury to determine the guilt of one of the fictitious suspects.

Students in these classes have learned a great deal about the human body, as well as the methods that doctors and criminal investigators use to solve many kinds of medical mysteries.

Army Ranger Dedicated Jump #53 to Northport Children!

Army Ranger Dedicated Jump #53 to Northport Children!

Second Lieutenant, Army Ranger, Xiovani Guanill dedicated his 53rd parachute jump to NPK* students. Xiovani attended school at Northport and graduated from our Landsharks team. He was just a regular funny kid with a sarcastic and witty sense of humor. Xiovani Guanill wanted in some way to make his parents proud because he grew up with his mom in a wheelchair. He floated around a little then joined the United States Army. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He even visited Northport children one time and his helmet still had Iraqi sand in it. He pushed and trained and persevered in the face of many dangers. Today, Xiovani is an officer and an Army Ranger who has been all over the world. He wants to make sure that the children understand that it was hard work and perseverance that enabled him to accomplish his goals. JUMP #53 to the children of Northport…. OORAH! Much love and thanks to Xiovani for being a great role model.

Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Child Nutrition Services was invited to Village Green Environmental Studies School by the Kindergarten class to assist in the harvesting and cleaning of radishes grown by the students in the school garden.

After the harvest, the students participated in a kitchen tour given by Ms. Deanna Kinder, cafeteria manager, including a stop by the freezer!

Ms. Dawn Davila showed students how to wash and trim the radishes and explained how the roots bring nutrients to the plant to help it grow into the food we eat.

After the harvest and kitchen tour, students enjoyed a farm to school salad which included, lettuce from Belle Glade, cherry tomatoes from Boca Raton, zucchini from Indiantown and freshly harvested school grown radishes!

A yummy time was had by all!

Ms. Davila

Enjoying farm to school salad. Yummy!

Summer PD Opportunity – Online Learning Pathways

Summer PD Opportunity – Online Learning Pathways

Are you interested in increasing your use of technology in your classroom to help engage students?  The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to provide Online Learning Pathways that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like to learn to use Microsoft tools to enhance your classroom, then choose the online learning pathway that best meets your needs.  We offer a beginner, intermediate and advanced track.  Pathways open in May and close July 20th.  Register online via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

“Faith In Literacy” Summer Reading Program

“Faith In Literacy” Summer Reading Program

Northport is a very lucky school, and our children are well thought of throughout our community. One of our community partners, First Baptist Church of Port Saint Lucie or 1 PSL Church, collaborated with another Northport community partner, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie, to bring a fabulous summer reading program to our students. Both churches have collected books at each service since February. The total books collected by both community churches is over 2,468 for VPK – 8. ⛪ ❤ 😃 🌞 📚 Both churches have taken the school and the children under their wings to make sure that the kids and teachers in their own community are well cared for and books are in the hands of children over the summer.

Pictured are congregation members from 1 PSL Church, Ben Rowell, Children’s Pastor Danny Martinez, Youth Pastor Stephanie Sakowski, Jean Lindo , Linda Grego and Ruby Daniels. The Northport Summer Reading Program “Faith In Literacy” is well underway and students will select their free take home summer reading books beginning next week.

Many thanks and much 💘 ❤ 💘 to our church partners! Stay tuned for more pictures of this tremendous undertaking by both churches.

Rivers Edge Elementary Presents Willy Wonka Kids!

Rivers Edge Elementary Presents Willy Wonka Kids!

Come join us for REE’s Third Annual Spring Musical “Willy Wonka Kids”

Location: Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Date: Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th

Time: 6:30 p.m. (Both Days)

Tickets are $10 adult (ages 16+), $7 student (to age 15), children 3 and under are free

We hope you can join us for this sweet show!

Northport Acknowledges Better Speech and Hearing Month

Northport Acknowledges Better Speech and Hearing Month

Northport student, Carl Schumacher and his teacher, Jennifer Carey, would like us all to help celebrate the month of May as Better Speech and Hearing month. It would mean alot to acknowledge the difficult work accomplished by students with speech or hearing difficulties. ❤ ❤ 😃 🌞 ❤ 👂 👂 The teacher rocks!

Northport Students Move Forward to State History Fair

Northport Students Move Forward to State History Fair

Northport eighth graders Lily Swantic and Rebekah Papsidero from Andrew Mackenzie’s history class will participate in the state of Florida History Fair in Tallahassee this weekend. The girl’s project was titled “Asylum Reform of 1840.”

Congratulations to our girls and best wishes ❤

SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) just announced yet another enhancement to the See Something, Say Something safety and security measures. SLPS has added an emergency alert button to the St. Lucie Public Schools app. The app is FREE for everyone and is available in your favorite app store. The added feature allows users to submit anonymous tips to school and district officials anytime, anywhere.

 

The new app feature comes on the heels of a comprehensive review of security and safety measures on school campuses.  “The ability to include mass texting software support for instantly relaying information to authorities is valuable to the overall safety of students and staff.  Our Board remains committed to the continued security enhancements of our schools,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

To keep parents and guardians informed, SLPS will continue to use the School Messenger robo-call system as a means of communicating via phone calls, emails, and text messages to mobile devices.  To support timely and accurate reporting, the District encourages parents and guardians to make sure their contact information is up-to-date.  If families have had a phone number or address change or are not receiving calls from their child’s school or the District, contact the school’s data specialist to make changes or make changes directly by logging into the Skylert parent portal.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

SAFETY ALERT BUTTON NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS APP

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) just announced yet another enhancement to the See Something, Say Something safety and security measures. SLPS has added an emergency alert button to the St. Lucie Public Schools app. The app is FREE for everyone and is available in your favorite app store. The added feature allows users to submit anonymous tips to school and district officials anytime, anywhere.

 

The new app feature comes on the heels of a comprehensive review of security and safety measures on school campuses.  “The ability to include mass texting software support for instantly relaying information to authorities is valuable to the overall safety of students and staff.  Our Board remains committed to the continued security enhancements of our schools,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

 

To keep parents and guardians informed, SLPS will continue to use the School Messenger robo-call system as a means of communicating via phone calls, emails, and text messages to mobile devices.  To support timely and accurate reporting, the District encourages parents and guardians to make sure their contact information is up-to-date.  If families have had a phone number or address change or are not receiving calls from their child’s school or the District, contact the school’s data specialist to make changes or make changes directly by logging into the Skylert parent portal.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Selects New Battalion Commander

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Selects New Battalion Commander

On April 26th at 6PM the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Change of Command Ceremony. Relieving the current Battalion Commander of his duty c/LTC Travis Cetin welcomed c/LTC Veronika Patti to command and lead the Battalion on a successful path for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

The Change of Command is a simple, traditional event that is rich with symbolism and heritage.  The distinguished guest for the ceremony was Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro of the Port St. Lucie Police Department. 

Mr. Jerry Earley (Assistant Principal) is pictured with Cadet LTC Cetin, Cadet CSM Jolaogun and Cadet LTC Patti in the ceremonial passing of the colors from one commander to the other.

Batter Up for the Softball Showdown

Batter Up for the Softball Showdown

SLPS vs. Firefighters

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

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

Tickets ($8 each) can be purchased ahead of time by visiting www.EFSLC.org  or by calling the Education Foundation office.

Thank you for your support on this great event!

Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely

Beginning Wednesday, May 9th, The Parent Academy will offer Parenting Wisely –  a  free workshop for parents focused on building positive relationships and developing effective communication with your kids.

Sessions will be Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Virginia College in Ft. Pierce.

Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a FREE gift card!

Register at:
https://www.parentacademyslc.org/worksh…/parenting-wisely-4/

or call (772) 302-3147.

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast High School boasts of many business partners throughout the community.  One such business partner is Wing Stop. During their grand opening, TCHS was there in full force to support and celebrate with them. From the step team to our musicians, TCHS was there.  Wings never tasted so good!

 

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 23 – May 26 in Ames, Iowa. Morningside’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

Julie Moore is an instructor at MSE and coach for the MSE Odyssey of the Mind Team.  “This is a fantastic group of students. Each brings a unique gift to the team,” said Moore.  Team members   Addison Moore, 5th grade; Derek Boyer, 5th grade; Josh Caron, 5th grade; Tyler McDonald, 4th grade; Ethan Moore, 3rd grade; Alexis Allen, 3rd grade; and Amy Alfonso; 3rd grade, completed the  Triathlon Travels problem.

As a team, they were required to create a team-operated vehicle. Judging was based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vehicle’s propulsion and steering systems. The team then used the vehicle to complete three tasks: curling, tracking, and jousting — all while telling an original and humorous story. Their solution incorporated creative use of recycled materials, team choreographed song and dance, and a uniquely powered vehicle that was successful in all three areas of competition. At the World Finals, teams will be judged on three different areas: their long-term problem, their spontaneous problem, and overall style of their solution.

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “Mrs. Moore has been a superb team coach.  She has supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

Melrose stated the team is also in the midst of fundraising to support travel, room, and board for eight people and their props from Port St. Lucie to Ames, Iowa.  “This can be a daunting task. The team and their families are working tirelessly to raise money so that all team members are able to attend. The cost per team member is over $1,400.00.” MSE is sponsoring car washes, bake sales, and other fundraisers to help cover some of this cost for the team. Additionally, the Education Foundation has set up a page at: www.efslc.org. For donations, click on the “donate now” button, select “apply to” and “SLE.” All donations are appreciated and welcome.

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with our journey on our Morningside Elementary Facebook page.

MSE Prepares for World Odyssey

Morningside Elementary Prepares For A World Odyssey

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 23 – May 26 in Ames, Iowa. Morningside’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.

Julie Moore is an instructor at MSE and coach for the MSE Odyssey of the Mind Team.  “This is a fantastic group of students. Each brings a unique gift to the team,” said Moore.  Team members   Addison Moore, 5th grade; Derek Boyer, 5th grade; Josh Caron, 5th grade; Tyler McDonald, 4th grade; Ethan Moore, 3rd grade; Alexis Allen, 3rd grade; and Amy Alfonso; 3rd grade, completed the  Triathlon Travels problem.

As a team, they were required to create a team-operated vehicle. Judging was based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vehicle’s propulsion and steering systems. The team then used the vehicle to complete three tasks: curling, tracking, and jousting — all while telling an original and humorous story. Their solution incorporated creative use of recycled materials, team choreographed song and dance, and a uniquely powered vehicle that was successful in all three areas of competition. At the World Finals, teams will be judged on three different areas: their long-term problem, their spontaneous problem, and overall style of their solution.

When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each other’s answers to solve for an open-ended solution.”  She went on to explain the value of the process and its inclusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and, mathematics (STEAM) as well as the role of the coach.  “Mrs. Moore has been a superb team coach.  She has supported appropriately and motivated this innovative team; but the team is self-reliant.  They completed the required tasks on their own.  Their independence is extremely important.  Adult assistance, or any outside assistance for that matter, will incur penalty points at the tournament.”

Melrose stated the team is also in the midst of fundraising to support travel, room, and board for eight people and their props from Port St. Lucie to Ames, Iowa.  “This can be a daunting task. The team and their families are working tirelessly to raise money so that all team members are able to attend. The cost per team member is over $1,400.00.” MSE is sponsoring car washes, bake sales, and other fundraisers to help cover some of this cost for the team. Additionally, the Education Foundation has set up a page at: www.efslc.org. For donations, click on the “donate now” button, select “apply to” and “SLE.” All donations are appreciated and welcome.

For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, check out www.odysseyofthemind.com or keep up with our journey on our Morningside Elementary Facebook page.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Textbook Training for Biology Teachers

Are you currently a Biology teacher and interested in learning more about your new textbook?  Join us on Monday, June 18th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for a training facilitated by Canvas.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools learning management system which has replaced Infinity for the 2017-18 school year.  It connects all of the digital tools and resources into one simple place so you can venture digitally.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com

Social Studies Textbook Training

Social Studies Textbook Training

Calling all 10th, 11th and Government Teachers!  Would you like to learn more about utilizing your new Pearson Education textbook?  Join us for a summer training opportunity facilitated by Canvas trainers on Wednesday, June 20th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at Allapattah Flats K-8.  Canvas is St. Lucie Public Schools’ learning management system that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place.  Please register in Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com