Students have a wide choice of books to select from when using one of the five reading habits, Reading to Self. It is proven that a student will elect to read more, if they have an opportunity to make their own choices. Preston Zinter, in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary, is enjoying his non-fiction selection on motorcycles.
Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy circle directed reading time instruction each day. Children are afforded an opportunity to come up and show what they have learned and Giovanna Manigeri is anxiously awaiting her turn to impress her classmates.
Fort Pierce Central Army Junior Reserve Officers‘ Training Corps (JROTC) hosted its 27th Annual Military Ball recently. The evening began with a reception line. Student cadets in uniform or floor-length dresses greeted senior officers and guests before finding their assigned chairs. The Cadet Color Guard Posted the Colors, and ceremonies began, including an address by Assistant Superintendent Kevin G. Perry, and the night ended with a traditional dance. JROTC cadets at Fort Pierce Central spend five hours of class time, plus homework and a test, learning etiquette to prepare for the ball, according to LCT Al Nevarez, the senior program instructor. This includes instruction on appropriate dress, forms of address and place settings. Military balls have their origins before the Civil War, as social events on isolated posts on the midwestern frontier, according to Nevarez. Pictured, from left, are Army instructor 1SG Darin Randall, teacher Michele Nurse, teacher Arin Terwilliger, Kevin Perry, Mrs. Williams, LTC Nevarez and Fort Pierce High School principal Todd Smith.
This Article was written by the FPC Battalion Public Affairs Officer Cadet Captain Gene Moore Jr.
Northport K8 School Northstar seventh grade instructor Mala Woessner and third grade instructor Glenda Taylor combined forces to teach a common Learning Goal. Seventh grade students taught basic research skills using selected
websites to guide third grade partners and to complete a display board for the school’s Multicultural Festival. Students used research techniques to organize, compile and summarize information using a common format and showcased
information about Germany. Students pictured, from left, are Okyiah Mclean, Jailene Ventura, James Mikovsky and Marissa Maffucci.
The second annual District Project Citizen Showcase was held recently at Samuel S. Gaines Academy. Middle and K-8 schools presented their best projects developed by students in their seventh grade civics classes. The projects highlight a solution to a school or community public policy problem. The projects demonstrate extensive research, writing, collaboration, and application of civic knowledge in a student-developed project. The top six entries (three from each St. Lucie County Congressional district), will be displayed in Tallahassee at the State Capitol and selected projects will then advance to the state showcase in Orlando later this spring. This year’s showcase was supported in part through a grant from the St. Lucie County Education Foundation with additional support from the St. Lucie County League of Women Voters and the Florida Law Related Education Association. Pictured is the first place team from Dan McCarty School in Heather Eakins’ class. From left, School Board Chairman Carol Hilson, student Edmundo Moreno, Ms. Eakin, Anna Duran, Kiara Laurent, Benjamin Johnson, district K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor Tim Norfleet, school board member Dr. Donna Mills and vice chairman Debbie Hawley.