School opened last week on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County and with the 2014-2015 start up there came renewed ambitions, ideas and sincere intentions to do and be the best students, teachers and staff that educational endeavors have ever seen. In the St. Lucie County School District, expressions and demonstrations of renewed strength and right spirits were evident all around the county in all the schools. Specifically, here are a few examples of how things got underway with a ‘big bang’ for ultimate success throughout the school year.
At Northport K-8 Media Service Center, doors were opened to new and returning students on the very first day of school. Teachers signed up for class orientations for media center procedures to establish routines, review the Destiny library program, review the Dewey Decimal System and how to locate books and resources available. Students selected books based on interest and reviewed choices with their instructors and the Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka.
This year, the Northport Media Center will present programming that includes a September 11, 2001 Commemoration, two book fairs that are family focused, a Veterans Day class visit and a monthly Leadership Roundtable with guests that will include community leaders from the local area. The first Leadership Roundtable guest will be Florida Representative, Gayle Harrell. The Leadership Roundtable will scaffold information for the St. Lucie County History Fair topic, “Leaders and Legacies” and offer students primary source material for their selected topics. Students will visit with community leaders in an informal, interactive question and answer period to discuss how to become leaders and learn leadership skills through intensive questioning.
The Exceptional Student Education Department at Palm Pointe Education Research School @ Tradition began preparing for the successful 2014 – 2015 school year as they expressed together as they gathered the first day of school capturing their passion and enthusiasm for assisting students with special needs and looking forward to an exceptional year at Palm Pointe!
Mrs. West’s First Grade Class at Oak Hammock had the privilege of another visit from Dr. Rendell, the Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources for the St. Lucie School District (This was his 3rd year coming into their classroom and reading to the boys and girls). Dr. Rendell brought in the book “Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus” which the students loved along with Dr. Rendell’s interactive method of reading and the boys and girls join in and sing along. This school year, Dr. Rendell got to meet Janice Aleixo, Mrs. West’s student teacher from Florida Atlantic University and with the whole class engaged in this reading environment, the students were off to a great school year.
Yes, all hands are on deck and on board in the St. Lucie County School District and all signs and indications are revealing that the 2014-2015 school year will reach and achieve success in all areas of study with great participation and involvement by parents, students, teachers, staff all led by a progressive and productive school board that stand behind and drive the established mission of the school district.
St. Lucie County School District Mission: Our mission is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with knowledge, skills, and the desire to succeed.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter, SLCSD, Aug. 2014
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