The news goes on at F.K. Sweet

The news goes on at F.K. Sweet

The fifth grade members of the F.K. Sweet Elementary camera crew meet each morning in the media center to produce and facilitate the morning announcements and news. Crew members are recommended by their teachers based on citizenship and academics. If a scheduled presenter is absent, they are also always ready and able to take their spot to ensure that the daily news goes on without a hitch.

Another successful Sunrise Stampede in Fort Pierce

Another successful Sunrise Stampede in Fort Pierce

F.K. Sweet Elementary teachers Michelle O’Keefe, Morgan Haupt, and Kristin Griffin are all smiles as they prepare to hand out ribbons to the winners of the annual Sunrise Stampede 5K Run/Walk, held recently in Ft. Pierce. The Sunrise Stampede is a cancer awareness and fund raising event that involves community members, and is sponsored by the school and other contributors.
F. K. Sweet Elementary honors recognized employees

F. K. Sweet Elementary honors recognized employees

The faculty and staff of F.K. Sweet Elementary recently recognized their honored employees, including School Related Employee of the Year David Morales, Teacher of the Year Michelle O’Keefe, and Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year Belinda Buckley at a before school ceremony recently. All of the “stars” also received gifts and plaques.

F. K. Sweet students enjoy learning about St. Augustine

F. K. Sweet students enjoy learning about St. Augustine

F.K. Sweet fourth grade students enjoyed a gorgeous Saturday in St. Augustine to relive and experience history.  The day included Castillo de San Marcos,  Spanish Hospital, free time on St. George Street, an hour trolley ride through the historic district, and the Old Florida Museum.  The students were also treated to a reenactment of a canon fired by the “Spanish”.

County extension helps Northport K8 fifth grade students plant and harvest a vegetable garden

County extension helps Northport K8 fifth grade students plant and harvest a vegetable garden

Northport K-8 fifth graders in Judy Fowler’s class have partnered with the St. Lucie County 4H Extension to plant and harvest a thriving and well loved winter garden.  The entire class planted, checked temperatures , humidity and rain
gauges as well as kept daily log books on plant growth and development. Students harvested red tomatoes, bell peppers, red cabbage, collards, kohlrabi, mustard and strawberries.  Students also presented projects including shadow
boxes, board presentations and written reports.  The class garden project will be on display at the St. Lucie County Fair.  The garden is a prime example of engaging students in cognitively complex tasks and enjoying the end product.
Pictured, from left, are  Enzo Ampuero, Melissa Royo, Kylee Cicio, Dominique Sthilaire, Ellie O’Connor, Lindsay Sullivan and Alexis Rosamond.