Jaguar cadets present colors for courthouse opening

Jaguar cadets present colors for courthouse opening

Four cadets from Port St. Lucie High School’s Jaguar Battalion presented the flags for the dedication ceremony of the United States Federal Courthouse in Ft. Pierce. The ceremony was a major event in our community whose audience included prominent public figures like Senator Bill Nelson and various congressmen, including Honorable Thomas Rooney. Participating in the Color Guard were cadet Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Jacobson, cadet First Lieutenant Andrew Miller, cadet Second Lieutenant Jeremy Dardon, and cadet Corporal Chaz Pollino.  The cadets spectacularly presented the flags during the ceremony, and they received numerous accolades from the spectators. We appreciate the opportunity to execute a Color Guard for such a monumental ceremony and anticipate future chances to participate in ceremonial events.  Pictured is cadet First Lieutenance Andrew Miller.

Mariposa Elementary students jump for the heart

Mariposa Elementary students jump for the heart

Students at Mariposa Elementary School recently jumped for pledges for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. The goal this year was $7,000. All students spent their resource time, skipping, jumping rope, running an obstacle course and hopping to music.  We thank all those who have made donations on behalf of the students.  It is nice to know students are able to have compassion and place the needs of others before themselves.  Pictured, from left, are Brianna Locklar, Ariya Mosley and Zechariah Araya.

Mariposa Elementary kindergartners study and report on animals

Mariposa Elementary kindergartners study and report on animals

Students in Greta Hyatt’s kindergarten class at Mariposa Elementary created an animal report using tree maps.  Tree maps direct students on creating reports by providing research strategies at a primary level.  The students were directed to find information about their animals by answering the following questions: What does your animal look like?  Where does your animal live?  What does your animal eat? After finishing their assignment, each student had an opportunity to share their new animal facts with the class.