Northport is so pleased to be working with SLPS Board member, Dr. Donna Mills. Dr. Mills and Northport Media Center, administration and teachers have formed a special collaboration to bring the best and most up to date information to NP students. Each program highlights a different theme. For example, October was themed Read More, Write More, November will be themed Integrity and Peer Pressure, February will celebrate Black History, March will commemorate Women’s History. The final program to be held in April will be themed, “Why the Arts Make Us Better Students!” The teachers and media specialist plan student based programming then Dr. Mills tailors her guest speaker to that programming.

The first guest was Dr. Judi Miller, former SLPS board member and current CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLC. Maryanne Warren, program specialist for New Horizons, Tracy LeJeune, 7th grade writing instructor and Lorelle Ceville collaborated to help bring a powerful program to instill the importance of reading and the will power to overcome obstacles with reading. Also highlighted were the reading peer mentorships between Mrs. Ceville’s kindergartners and Mrs. LeJeune’s seventh graders. Dr. Miller was thrilled to learn of the student mentorships because that is part of the daily business of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Many thanks to Dr. Donna Mills for encouraging the Speaker’s Bureau at Northport to be better than ever.  As always, thank you to Dr. Judi Miller for sharing her life and her experiences with our Northport sixth graders.  We have a first rate, student centered program happening at Northport.