On Friday, January 27th, all six comprehensive high schools competed in the District Commissioner’s Academic Challenge which consisted of two question rounds. St. Lucie’s Commissioner’s Academic Challenge District Team Winners: Treasure Coast High School Coach Stephen Maxwell Dominque Thomas Gabriela Baez Olivia Gust Jacob West Bryan Gardner Kayla Washington St. Lucie’s State Commissioner’s Academic Challenge Team: Coach Stephen Maxwell (TCHS) Dominque Thomas (TCHS) Gabriela Baez (TCHS) Olivia Gust (TCHS) Jeremiah Baldo (SLWCHS) Lauren Delapenha (PSLH) Robert Sansone (FPC) The state team will be heading to Orlando, April 21-23rd to compete at the state competition which is tentatively scheduled to take
Congratulations to the PSLHS HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) club and their mentor Mrs. Jacklyn Cebelak for their OUTSTANDING success at the HOSA Regional Competition in West Palm Beach! 12 out of 15 students placed and will move forward to the state competition in Orlando this April. Students spent the day testing, presenting, and demonstrating skills they have learned and practiced in the PSLHS Health Science courses. Please congratulate the following students on their success at Regionals as they move forward to their State Competition! 1st place in Health Career Display – Avery Lauricella and Madison Raudebaugh 1st place in
Congratulations to all Centennial Regional HOSA Competitors. An extra special Congratulations to our State Qualifiers: 1st place for Nursing Assisting, Amanda Ebanks 1st place for Life Support Skills, James Wareham 2nd place for Human Growth & Development, Ella Treadway 3rd place for Medical Math, Dylan Romano
Some of Palm Pointe’s middle school students participated in the Regional STEM Fair held at IRSC on January 13th. We are so proud of our school representatives. They presented proudly and showcased their hard work to the judges throughout the day. Way to go Rockets!
The Fort Pierce Westwood Academy Agricultural Mechanics class built a ladder ball game out of PVC pipe. This activity taught them the same techniques they would need to build an irrigation system. We are proud of their hard work!
Students and parents had a great time becoming the “ringmasters” of their 7th Grade content at Palm Pointe’s 7th Grade Family Carnival. Students participated in “Escape 7th Grade,” a Civics Escape Room on the Articles of Confederation. Students also solved math problems to pop balloons for prizes, answered text-based questions in ELA to “go fish,” and made a laser maze in Science. Thanks to all who joined us!
On January 20th, 2023, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion traveled to Santaluces High School to participate in the Drill Competition. The females placed 1st in Unarmed Squad, 1st in Armed Squad, 1st in Color Guard, 2nd in Female Dual Exhibition, 2nd in Female Solo Exhibition, and 1st in Let 1 Squad. The Male team placed 1st in Unarmed Squad, 1st in Armed Squad, 1st in Solo Exhibition, and 1st in Dual Exhibition. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion performed great and won 1st place overall.
Port St. Lucie High School is always proud of its amazing Drama Department, led by Mr. Patrick Madden. If you haven’t been to a show at Port St. Lucie High School, you are missing out! The Winter Production of “Anything Goes” is underway and Opening Night was a grand success! “Just amazing,” one audience member said. “I thought I was sitting at a Broadway show,” said another. Congratulations to Mr. Madden and his ALL-STAR cast and crew!
Thank you to Westwood students and staff for their cooperation and participation in HOSA’s Blood Drive. We had a great turn out and we are so proud of our HOSA Volunteers and their work ethic!
SLW Centennial’s Navy JROTC Black Talon unit competed in the Florida State Area 7 NJROTC Brain Brawl Academic Championships this past weekend on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, hosted by Gaither High School, in Tampa, Florida. “Alpha” team, c/LCDR Aidan Rossell, c/SCPO Sean Stewart, c/PO2 Jannaya Grant, c/SR Hei Chu and c/LTjg Jade Sikorski, placed 16th out of 32 teams, making it to the semi-finals before being eliminated. “Bravo” Team, c/ENS Casey Scott, c/LT Peyton Mangine, c/SN Nolan Hamel, c/ENS Faith Miller, and c/PO2 Mayreeana Neston, placed 24th out of 32 teams. The unit will look to qualify for Nationals
Congratulations to the following Centennial Eagles who won Category Awards for their science fair projects. Jaylen Miller: 1st Place Category Award in Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Isabel Gordon: 2nd Place Category Award in Earth and Environmental Science Sarah Stouky: 1st Place Category Award in Plant Sciences Nicholas DeMattei: 2nd Place Category Award in Plant Sciences. Nicholas also received a special award offered through the University of Florida for his submission. Isabel Gordon: Special Award in Category Hand 2 Mind
Mrs. Migliore’s class had a BALL having a vocabulary word “SNOWBALL” fight! Students threw paper with vocabulary words from their reading unit across the room, they then had to grab another ball, open it, and explain that word to their partner. Fun was had by all! Additionally, to celebrate Literacy Week, 3rd-grade students in Mrs. Van Allen’s class buddied up with 1st graders in Mrs. Migliore’s class for some buddy reading. Students took turns reading their favorite books and shared some of their reading poems. It was a great afternoon!
FPC at the Annual MLK Parade: The Power of Unity Purple and gold Cobra Pride came out for the annual MLK parade in Fort Pierce. Thank you to Mr. Schwerer and Mrs. Kelly for organizing our campus efforts and putting together the float. Thank you to Ms. Embrey, Ms. Elmore-King, and Mrs. Nance for representing FPC as our Night of the Stars candidates. Thank you to Mr. Daniels and the Cobra band playing continuously during the parade. Thank you to Mrs. Peschio, Mrs. Hood-Childs, Key Club, and the 100-plus students representing FPC. Thank you to Ms. Poku and Mrs. Napoleon
On Saturday, January 22nd, 2023, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted its 28th Annual Military Ball at the Santa Lucia River Club. Male cadets wore their Class A Uniform, and female cadets came in formal gowns. Our Jaguar Battalion Color Guard posted the colors to begin the formal portion of the ceremony. Commanding the Color Guard was Cadet Major Alex Daly-Gomes as National Flag Bearer, accompanied by Cadet Captain Isaac Mendez as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Sergeant Major Alex Moleon as Right Guard, and Cadet 1st Lieutenant Jordan Harris as Left Guard. We went through numerous military traditions
Westwood athletes helped Creative Arts Academy kick off Literacy Week by reading to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd-grade classes! Students enjoyed reading together and discussing their favorite part of the books.
Dan McCarty is celebrating the 8 students that are representing the school at the Science Fair. The students received wings and fries from JoJo’s for lunch and received awards for their projects. Each student will be receiving a paid trip to Busch Gardens.
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The SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” Company participated in the 2023 Martin Luther King Parade on Monday, January 16th 2023, in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Black Talon Unit lead the High School portion of the parade. The parade is marched to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black Talon Cadets marched along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd beginning from Lincoln Park Academy and finishing at Lawnwood Elementary. The Black Talon Company was lead by the company’s Supply Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jade Sikorski, and Administrations Officer, Cadet Ensign Faith Miller,
Fort Pierce Westwood Academy STEAM Fair representatives showcased their projects at IRSC. These projects were judged at IRSC; we are excited for several students moving forward with their projects!
The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC “Black Talon” Unit competed in the Lake Howell High School’s NJROTC “Silverhawk” Showdown Drill Meet against 15 other NJRTOC units. The field meet competition is composed of Academic, Drill, Physical Fitness, and Personnel Inspection. The SLW Centennial “Black Talon” won 1st Place in the Personnel Inspection portion of the Field Meet Competition! The Personnel Inspection portion of the competition is one of the most challenging events on the Field Meet to do well in. Not only are cadets graded on overall uniform appearance, but they are also judged on proper position of attention