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Gold Star Program

Gold Star Program

Wonderful morning in the Northport Media Center as we work through our “Gold Star Family Education Week!” Two wonderful Gold Star moms, Linda Schuman and Karen Zook who both lost sons in recent years visited the Media Center to help educate our students about key qualities that help our community and families instill attributes that make awesome citizens. The women gave solid examples of the words; Integrity, sacrifice,...

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Dedication Gift

Dedication Gift

Since 2006, Northport K-8 School has proudly incorporated a thriving Veterans Partners in Education program throughout the school.  Veterans are visible and can be recognized as part of the fabric of Northport.  One of the founding partners in the school’s veteran program was Peter Popolizio.  Peter was a corporal who served valiantly on Pork Chop Hill in the Korean War.  Mr. Popolizio earned many medals on Pork Chop Hill including...

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Northport Accepts Remarkable Gift

Northport Accepts Remarkable Gift

Northport Principal, Glenn Rustay and Northport Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka proudly accept one of  the most valuable gifts that a military hero can bestow, the Purple Heart.  Dr. Miles J. Gill Jr., a local Vietnam Veteran and paratrooper has dedicated his fathers Purple Heart to the children of Northport K-8 School.  The Purple Heart was earned by Sgt. Miles J. Gill Sr., 1 Company, 311 Infantry, 78 Division at the Field Hospital in...

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Walmart Distribution Center Adopts Northport

Walmart Distribution Center Adopts Northport

Northport K-8 School administrators and teachers are over the moon with the news that the school has been “adopted” by the local Walmart Distribution Center.  On a recent morning, teachers were called to the Media Center for a surprise visit from several representatives from the Distribution Center.  The group expressed to teachers that several of the staff who work at the center have children who attend Northport and that they...

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Unity Day

Unity Day

Every year for the last five years, Northport has united for a huge campaign to stamp out bullying.  The students have listened to not only “Joe the Biker” speak, but dozens of other speakers whose message has been one of nonviolence, empowerment and anti-bullying.  Students have made thousands of posters, worn orange for anti-bullying and red for drug awareness.  Many times, we have found that drug and alcohol usage in and...

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Patriotism

Patriotism

The lessons of patriotism, love of country and American flag and a healthy respect for our military are lessons that are taught over and over again at Northport VPK-8 School.  Every morning, a different student signs up to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school intercom.  Veteran Partners In Education are a strong component of the fabric of the school and local veterans are involved in many of the programs and activities that...

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Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month

Northport VPK-8 School third grade students in Susan Poveromo’s class learned all about the life of Helen Keller recently in a heartfelt lesson in commemoration of Disability Awareness Month.  Students read all about Helen Keller who lived her life in virtual darkness.   They learned that Helen was born in 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama and that  Helen was born a bright and lively baby but at nineteen months old contracted scarlet fever...

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