Students learn valuable skills through F.K. Sweet golf club

Students learn valuable skills through F.K. Sweet golf club

The golf club at F.K. Sweet Elementary is part of the partnership between St. Lucie Public Schools and the PGA. Students, pictured from left Keith Colley, David McDaniel, Jerry Johnson, Lance Fleschner, and Michael Mangeri, met once a week for eight weeks to develop and practice skills need for beginners and intermediate players.  Along with the technical aspects of the game, students also learned the golf rules of etiquette.  All of the students, who were taught by the golf pros at PGA, celebrated the final week with an awards banquet at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition. Students were awarded participation trophies, but also won medals for most improved, and most professional.

Garden City Kids at Hope students get a glimpse into their potential future

Garden City Kids at Hope students get a glimpse into their potential future

The staff at Garden City City Early Learning Academy thrilled 25 students in their Kids at Hope program to Fort Pierce Westwood High School to meet and talk with older students. Various student leaders on campus, including student athletes, student government officers, and ROTC cadets toured the school with the elementary students in the culinary, chorus, band, veterinary, and pre med programs on campus, and answered questions from their guests about athletics, student government and the cadet program. The visit ended with assistant principal Anthony Conti and a student representative talked with the young visitors about good choices and decision making. The experience for the elementary students was an important one, because one of the important aspects of the Kids at Hope philosophy is for the child to be able to articulate his or her dreams for their future. Pictured are administrators, staff and students from both schools.

School music programs recognized at school board meeting

School music programs recognized at school board meeting

March 2012 was designated as Music In Our Schools Month at the March 13, 2012 St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry introduced retired music education and former district Teacher of the Year Mr. Earl Little, who read the proclamation to the school board for their approval. Pictured, from left, are music directors Shirley Lyons of Northport K8 School, Dorothy Costello of St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Christine Hill of Palm Pointe Education Research School at Tradition, School Board Chairman Carol Hilson, and music director Dr. Rhonda Jones of Dan McCarty School. Back row, from left, are Dr. Kevin Perry, Superintendent Michael Lannon and Earl Little.

Five Mariposa Elementary students to participate in all county chorus

Five Mariposa Elementary students to participate in all county chorus

Students who will represent Mariposa Elementary School in the All County Chorus in April are Jessica Bently, SadiahKouns, Mia Rose Kirchner, Alex Perry, and Sara Cardoso. This year’s theme is Songs of Florida. The students will be practicing after school with music teacher Thomas Conner to prepare for their video taping for the concert April 26 at the Fenn Center in Fort Peirce. Pictured, from left, are  Jessica Bently, SadiahKouns, Mia Rose Kirchner, and Alex Perry.