Centennial cadets visit Coast Guard station

Centennial cadets visit Coast Guard station

 Fifty two cadets from the St. Lucie West Centennial High School JROTC visited the Fort Pierce Coast Guard station recently.  The cadets saw the  facilities, toured the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Blue Fin, got “underway” aboard the forty-five foot high speed patrol boat for a ride out to the Atlantic, and toured the other patrol craft the stations uses on a regular basis.  The cadets gained a real understanding of what it is like to be a member of the Coast Guard and what it means to live by their motto of “Semper Paratus,” or always ready.

Bayshore Elementary students learn to identify story elements

Bayshore Elementary students learn to identify story elements

Bayshore Elementary’s first grade students in Amber Godown’s Rti group have been demonstrating their knowledge of story elements.  Students picked their favorite books and created a quilt identifying the characters, setting, problem and solution.  Pictured is first grader Olivia Moore-Nazario with one of her favorite books, The Steadfast Tin-Soldier.

Centennial cadets visit Parris Island Marine base

Centennial cadets visit Parris Island Marine base

Students face tough challenges every day, but 32 cadets from the St. Lucie West Centennial High School Navy JROTC faced a very tough one recently, spending spent four days at the U. S. Navy’s Parris Island Boot Camp.  During their visit they were treated just like any other recruit.  They learned how to follow orders with spit second response times.  They learned to pay close attention to details or suffer “extra military instruction.” Of course, they received “counseling” from their drill instructor, slept in barracks, ate in the Mess Hall, trained on the obstacle course, and drilled just like Marines.  On their way home, cadets stopped to visit the U.S.S. Yorktown, saw the fighter jets, visited the bridge, combat information center, engine room, and many other parts of the ship.

Lawnwood Elementary students rewarded for reading challenge

Lawnwood Elementary students rewarded for reading challenge

Lawnwood Elementary students who met their reading goal were recently treated to a special spring activity and Easter egg hunt.  Pictured top row, from left, Michelle Tamayo, Vanessa Dubberly, Ferlie Fabre, Nadia Dimitroff, Gariyana Avant, Karla Ponce, Jonathan Aguilar, and Cynthia Thompson.  Bottom row, from left, Sharell Lack, Macey Allan, Kacey Fackler, Mucola Reed, Zachary Lightsey, and Nathaniel Nichols.