The Port St. Joe Elementary School Challenge gifted class filmed and produced a multi-media presentation entitled, Backyard Adventures!, which will air to the entire student population during the last week of school. The video highlights local activities from Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, the Beaches and Wewahitchka that kids may enjoy over the summer, without going far from home.
The Challenge class is comprised of second-grader Gabriella Price, third-graders Sarah Beth Thompson and Megan Saleh, fourth-graders Ali Evans and Jack Randall, and sixth-grader Hannah Fulk.
“Doing this project, I learned about a bunch of cool things I want to do this summer! And we just scratched the surface of what there is to do.” said Hannah Fulk.
The Challenge students interviewed local citizens and businesses to develop the content for the video. In particular, the Challenge class cites the No Name Café of Port St. Joe, Happy Ours of Cape San Blas and Smiley Apiaries, Mr. and Mrs. Price, and the Taunton Family of Wewahitchka as major contributors to the video.
The Port St. Joe CHALLENGE Class is comprised of gifted students. The Florida Department of Education defines gifted children as students with superior intellectual development and who are capable of high performance. The purpose of exceptional student education (ESE) is to help each child with an exceptionality to progress in public school and prepare for life after school. ESE services include specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of the exceptional student.