The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Orienteering Team recently ventured to Woodpecker West, a part of Ocala National Forest, to test their navigation skills against other Orienteering teams from across the state of Florida. This competition was the first real challenge for the Orienteering Team this year. Each team is sent out into the woods with nothing but a map and a compass to find several points and make their way to the finish line as fast as possible. The Port St. Lucie High School’s four teams placed first, second, seventh and eighth overall in the competition. The Jaguars look forward to thier next competition in March.
Every month Bayshore Elementary media center holds a research contest. Congratulations to Angela Castellon from Christine Mueller’s fifth grade class who won the most recent Media Center Contest by researching to find the names of books written by Martin Luther King Jr.
Kindergarten students at Fairlawn Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school by spending 100 minutes outside. Students completed centers which included finding 100 pennies, jumping rope 100 times, and writing their numbers to 100 by 10s with sidewalk chalk.
Bayshore Elementary School’s second graders presented a PTO performance honoring current and past United States presidents. Students researched about the presidents and shared what they learned through writings, songs and skits. Pictured is Aidyn Davenport (center) portraying President George Washington, along with Ashleigh Maypole (left) and Katelynn Penny-Hall (right), all from Kay De Aguiar’s class.
Students from Nardi Routten’s fourth grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently enjoyed an unique learning experience at Blind Creek Park. Students rotated through four different activities: seining, beach clean-up, water testing, and mangrove planting/measuring. Jennifer Fleschner, a parent volunteer helped Jason Moore and Annamarie Brosnihan test the river water for oxygen levels. The students concluded that the deeper the water level, the higher the oxygen levels.