National Mentors Month

Northport K-8 School is celebrating right along with schools, clubs and businesses across the nation this month in honoring January as National Mentors Month. The motto for this special month nationwide is “Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters!” At Northport K-8 School, a Saint Lucie County “Kids At Hope” school, there is plenty…

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Literacy Buddies

Northport K-8 students in Tiffany Tredor’s kindergarten class and Megan Castiglia’s third grade class spent quality time in the school’s media center reading and enjoying special Christmas and holiday seasonal books recently.  Some of the books that the students cherished were, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Drummer Boy,” “The Christmas Sweater,” “The Christmas Promise,” “The…

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Now We’re Cooking!

Northport K-8 School participated in the SLC school district Culinary Showcase held recently at the St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie. Northport students, principal, Glenn Rustay and the entire school community are extremely proud of Rachel Ellsworth and her culinary team. The Northport team was one of only two middle grades schools that…

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Joe the Biker Visits

Northport K-8 School hosted bullying expert, Joe Wojcik better known as “Joe the Biker” recently in the school gymnasium.  Joe held two sessions divided into grades sixth through eighth and grades third through fifth. Students filled the school bleachers and sat eagerly on the floor in both sessions to listen to “Joe the Biker” talk…

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Northport Gives Thanks

Northport K-8 School administration, teachers, tutors and staff came together for a special Thanksgiving luncheon recently to count blessings and share camaraderie.  The turkeys were carved by principal, Glenn Rustay for each of the lunch sessions and each administrator thanked the staff for digging in their heels and doing the very important  and difficult work of…

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Collaborating Together

Learning to write authentically and with focus is a key part of the performance mission at Northport K-8 School.  Students have many opportunities to plan, organize, learn how to write supporting details, elaborate on ideas, use good conventions and  learn how to turn off the fog lamps in their brains and write with laser-like focus, using…

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Reading Mentorships Flourish

Northport K-8 School members of the Reading Leadership team are offering reading mentorships to students across the campus.  Book selections are based on student choice and interests.  The mentorships are flourishing and students are excited to be part of the club memberships.  The three opportunities for students being presented are “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, “Out…

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Veteran’s Day Program

Northport K-8 School participated in the annual commemoration of Veteran’s Day recently by inviting eighteen veterans from all branches of the military all with a variety of ranks into classrooms.   Veterans spoke openly with students about the United States military and their own role in their service to our country.  Students listened intently and then asked indepth…

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Third Annual Unity Day

Northport K-8 celebrated their third annual Unity Day recently with a loud and clear message about the effects of bullying, especially cyberbullying.  Students wore orange to signify unity and made posters, signs and banners to send their powerful messages that bullying will not be tolerated on the school campus.  Joe Wojcik, better known as Joe…

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Power Instruction

Northport K-8 middle grades students were electrified, enthused and inspired to learn more about the Korean War recently.  Northport students paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice by an integration of interactive learning, an informative and moving powerpoint, guest speaker,  Peter Popolizio, current Commander of local chapter 106 of…

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