I am a Fifth Grader and Here Are My Concerns About School Safety.

By: Areana M. Neil [This article was submitted several months to Mr. Adam Neil, Editor, TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers.  With no response at all, even though Areana sent it herself in a hand written envelope with a cover letter, we are publishing it here.] It was after many school shootings, schools have decided to improve their … Continue reading I am a Fifth Grader and Here Are My Concerns About School Safety.

Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Carly and Emma Emma Cahill is in Fifth grade at Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.  She is a Gold Gymnast, speed skater and a Glendale Elementary "Young Author." Did you know poetry and journalism can work together? Here is a quote that told me about it: According to Herbert Marshall McLuhan, below, a Canadian philosopher, … Continue reading Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

  Wesley Wright, Center On March 14, 2019 Mr. Wesley Write travelled from Tallahassee to applaud and better understand the Glendale Young Authors, a group comprising six fourth and fifth graders. The group has been meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon since October 2 [except holiday time] and has published three magazines; the third just … Continue reading Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

A July 31, 2018 letter hand delivered to Carter Morrison, then School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO, from SDIRC Superintendent Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D. advised him that he was “relieved of your [his] duties.” The letter from Dr. Rendell said SDIRC would be conducting “an investigation involving allegations of wrongdoing.” The … Continue reading No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

Collaborative for Student Success Position on Eliminating Common Core in Florida.

The Collaborative for Student Success is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career. Through capacity-building efforts with in-state organizations and collaboration with national partners, we promote fact-based public discourse and fight to advance policies … Continue reading Collaborative for Student Success Position on Eliminating Common Core in Florida.

How Pollution Effects Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, FL.

Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of FL / WIRED By: Carley, Fifth Grade, Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL. Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon are dying off slowly because of the pollution. Pollution can cause harm to most animals because it makes algae and algae can kill almost all sea animals. Algae will … Continue reading How Pollution Effects Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, FL.

Glendale Elementary “Young Authors” Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. Vero Beach, FL.

    "The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi, is the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. SPJ has nearly 300 chapters across the United States that bring educational programming to local areas and offer regular contact with other media professionals. Its membership base is more than 9,000 members of the media." SPJ discovered … Continue reading Glendale Elementary “Young Authors” Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. Vero Beach, FL.