Principals continue holiday tradition of donating toys for Boys and Girls Club

Principals continue holiday tradition of donating toys for Boys and Girls Club

Principals from St. Lucie County Public Schools annually donate toys for the holidays for the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County clubhouses. The annual campaign was initiated by retired longtime principal Charles Cuomo many years ago. Pictured, from left, are Parkway Elementary School principal Ucola Barrett-Baxter, St. Lucie West Centennial High School principal John Lynch, Boys and Girls Club executive director Norm Penner, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Christine Taylor, and Jennifer Jock with Boys and Girls Club.

Northport K8 civics classes learn about public policy

Northport K8 civics classes learn about public policy

Northport K-8 seventh grade students in Karen Nystrom’s civics classes welcomed
St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky recently to help delve further
into the issue of homelessness in St. Lucie County.  After an extended amount
of project research, Mr. Dzadovsky focused the students on resources available in the county for people who are dealing with homelessness.  The commissioner directed students to the Community Services Department and gave the class the direct telephone number to reach assistance.  He discussed grant
programs, provided information about calling 211 to help solve immediate issues as well as information about how the county extends help to homeless veterans and the placement of children under the age of
18 in foster care.   Mr. Dzadovsky told the students that he and the other commissioners will do a better job of making a clearing house for information on the homeless and on family assistance for filling out all
paperwork.  Mr. Dzadovsky effectively assisted the students of Northport by providing concrete and first hand information about the homeless issue in St. Lucie County. Pictured surrounded by students and Principal Glenn Rustay is Commissioner Dzadovsky.

Gaines Academy soccer team second in soccer competition

 

The Samuel Gaines Academy soccer team competed at the recent district tournament at Fort Pierce Central High School. The Colts proudly represented their school as they shut out two of their opponents on their way to the semi-finals for a second straight year. Led by Captains Jesus Gil, Pablo Luna, and Gustavo Salgado, the Colts were eliminated just one game shy of the finals. Pictured are team members, from left, back row, John Davino, Rodrigo Vega, Daniel Perez, Jose Garcia, Javier Gasca, Pablo Luna, Luis Nava-Esquivel, Manuel Esquivel, German Torres, and Alex Cruz. Front row, from left, are Erick Diaz, Xochitl Barrios, Jesus Gil, Jeremiah Flores, David Osorio, Christian Hernandez, Gustavo Salgado, and goalie Macolister Bispo.

 

Gaines Academy participates in parade

 Gaines Academy cheerleaders and student council members participated in the Sights and Sounds Parade on Second Street in Fort Pierce recently, and despite the rain fun was had by all. Pictured from left are Taylor Peebles, Storm Santana, A’Treyanna Moore, Principal Carolyn Wilkins, and Asia Jones.