Stoplifting Program

Northport VPK-8 students in seventh and eighth grades were treated to a visit in the Media Center by Community Partners,  the Port Saint Lucie Police Department recently for a program initiative called StopLifting.  The program led by Stacy Paton, Crime Prevention Specialist for the PSLPD and Officers, Jack White and Rod Dobler updated students on the…

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Career & Leadership Summit

Northport VPK-8 School media specialist, Lynne Gruszka, seventh grade instructor and brand new teacher, Kendall Hamblin and Maryanne Warren, student support specialist from New Horizons who is stationed at the school, collaborated recently to present a program for seventh grade Stingray students.  The program was a culmination of the school’s Leadership Summit programs for middle…

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Fundraiser Begins Friday

Our annual World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser begins this Friday. Look for the blue permission form to come home this week. Students who participate by selling a box of chocolate will be eligible for mystery prize drawings. Proceeds from the sale benefit the school.

Dr. Seuss Day

What a wonderful morning at a school that is on the move, flourishing and continually growing!  Northport VPK-8 School in collaboration with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, welcomed a host of community leaders to read Dr. Seuss books and to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with VPK-3 grade students.  Local leaders who visited the school recently for breakfast,…

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Willie Gary Visits

With much pomp, circumstance and practice, Northport students gave local hero, Attorney Willie Gary a welcome fit for a “Giant Killer!”  Cheerleaders, flags, Northport band and student ambassadors led Attorney Gary to the school gymnasium to be seated on the dias along with Saint Lucie County School Board chairwomen, Dr. Donna Mills, principal, Glenn Rustay,…

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Port St. Lucie Mayor Visits

It was a sincere pleasure to host Port Saint Lucie Mayor, Greg Oravec recently at the school’s sixth Student Leadership Summit.  The mayor fielded a variety of questions from sixth grade Sharks students and interacted with the large group of students for nearly two hours.  The Leadership Summits, held in the school’s Media Center, have been…

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Celebrate Literacy

Northport K-8 School was so pleased to participate with hundreds of other schools across Saint Lucie County and the state of Florida in the annual “Celebrate Literacy, Florida” initiative.  Northport students were able to participate in a wide array of events including, “Buddy Reading Day” where students partnered with younger or older children to read,…

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Cultivating Leaders

Middle grades students at Northport K-8 School have been working diligently on learning how to build strong leadership skills.  Through a series of guest community leaders, students are learning to generate and pose deeper level questions about a variety of topics and to dig deeper and get into a more provocative atmosphere of questioning.  Students have asked extended, well thought…

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Spelling Bee

Northport K-8 School is pleased that we can announce our 2015 Spelling Bee champion.  Our first place winner is eighth grade Northstar student, Ashley Quijada who was submitted by instructor, Nick Carey.  Ashley will represent Northport at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on March 14 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.  The competition went five…

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Science Fair

Northport K-8 students in grades six through eight participated in the Northport  Science Fair recently.  The young scientists entered projects in eight categories.  The projects integrated scientific thinking and processes with literacy, writing and mathematics.  Students researched and developed a problem statement which had real world applications, wrote cited background research reports, formulated a testable…

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