The St. Lucie County School District is allowing their students to be well rounded, well informed and well involved with issues that affect family, schools and communities. Classrooms, led by their teachers, are working with expectations, literacy, community action and parent involvement. This is a positive sign of schools coordinating into the core subjects, that involvement which not only develop character, but also a sense of community and community involvement from an ethical standpoint.
F. K. Sweet students work with expectations
After discussing the expectations in the classroom, students in Kim Yoder’s fourth grade class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary extended their learning using a cause and effect thinking map. This map helped review the rules and brainstorm what type of rewards the students were interested in this year. While rewards appear to be the focal interest here, the exercise or process of cause and effect thinking is a very useful too in helping to make decisions and arrive at the best possible conclusion which is a key factor in individual development.
Northport K8 media center promotes literacy and community action
Northport K-8 School Media Center is open for business and promoting the joy of reading this year! Long range goals have been formulated with student achievement in the forecast. Students will learn to select books focusing on their interests and quality research skills are connected to classroom instruction. Premier literacy programs are offered through the media center targeting common core standards across the curriculum. The school media center offers students and teachers an opportunity to connect with great books, utilize technology and open avenues for community and parental involvement.
Northport K8 PTO promotes parent involvement
Northport K8 School administration and staff recognize the fact that parental involvement is critical for a truly successful school. Northport K8 PTO sponsors many events throughout the school year such as, Breakfast With Santa, Student of the Month, Fun Run, Fifth grade Moving Up ceremony, AYP celebrations, school wide beautification programs, Teacher Appreciation programs, faculty breakfasts, holiday luncheons and eighth grade graduation. The PTO also matched the school Media Center’s Title wish program by matching funds collected. The Media Center was able to purchase many new books. Northport k8 School would love to have additional parent involvement and encourage all to become involved in the achievement of each and every child.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) August 2012.