"Innovative, engaging, differentiated, standards-based instruction"

Morningside is the oldest school in Port Saint Lucie and has a long, deeply rooted tradition of excellence. Our gifted program is noted for its rigor and relevance. The Odyssey of the Mind program is world renowned and continues to challenge students to think. With the partnering of students, staff, and parents, the vision of the school community thrives. Instruction is traditional yet, innovative, engaging, differentiated, standards-based and designed to meet the needs of each student. Teachers are experienced, skilled in their craft, and have a deep pedagogy which helps to ensure student achievement.

Testing Dates–3rd – 5th grade

February 29th—Grades 4 & 5–ELA Writing–120 minutes

March 29th & 30th–Grade 3–ELA Reading–80 minutes each session (2 sessions)

March 31st & April 1st–Grades 3 & 4–Math–80 minutes each session (2 sessions)

April 11th-May 6th–Grades 4 & 5–ELA on computer–80 minutes each session (2 sessions)

Grade 5–Math on computer–80 minutes each session (2 sessions)

April 25th & 26th–Grade 5–Science–70 minutes each session (2 sessions)

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Just Take 20

Just Take 20

What is Just Take 20?

The Florida Department of Education created the Just Take 20 campaign to provide K-12 Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement reading activities that establish literacy as a lifelong value. Just Take 20 encourages families to seize everyday teachable moments by using 20 minutes a day to integrate reading into their busy lives. Families are invited to create their own custom literacy plans and have fun while learning!

Just Take 20 events will be held across the state, including family workshops, community events, and professional development opportunities to support literacy education among educators and the families they support. Educators are invited to register for the Just Take 20 Back-to-School challenge that launches in August 2015.

Studies Show the Benefits of Reading Every Day.

Why do reading experts recommend students read 20 minutes outside of school hours every day?

  • Every-day reading increases fluency and confidence.
  • Increased time spent reading increases vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
  • Reading outside the classroom helps students experience the world around them and understand how literacy leads to college, career, and beyond.
  • Reading every day helps students form a positive habit, increasing the likelihood they will establish the value of lifelong literacy.

  • Parents are a child’s first and most influential teacher.

  • The love of reading is formed from rich literacy experiences at home.

  • When families are involved, the literacy achievement gap is significantly reduced.

  • A home environment that encourages learning is critical for student achievement.
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Volunteers

Volunteers:

As we embark on another new year, we are always very appreciative of our volunteers.  You “Make The Difference”! You must be an approved volunteer to attend field trips.  Applications are valid for 2 years.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Ritter, at 337-6730 or heather.ritter@stlucieschools.org 

 

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Grace Packs

Grace Packs is a program that provides meals/snacks for students during weekends, holidays and non-school days.  Please contact Kim Lorenzatto at 337-6730 if you would like to know more about the program or sponsor a child or family.

As always, thank you for your support!

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