Windmill Point Odyssey team second in state competition

Windmill Point Odyssey team second in state competition

The Windmill Point Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team recently participated in the state level competition under the direction of Robin Marmitt.  Congratulations to this fantastic team as they won second place and will now move on to the “world level” competition in Iowa! Pictured back row, from left, Edly Hyppolite, Morgan Torbus, and Madeline Nicklo. Front row, from left, Jacob Jennings, Tajhana Springs, Jonathan Rivera, and coach Robin Marmitt.

Students encouraged to visit the Savannas park

Students encouraged to visit the Savannas park

A student led organization out of the Savannas State Park Preserve on Walton Road organized an event to encourage teens out of the house on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy the park. Students from the tri-county area attended and activities included a scavenger hunt, nature hike, minute to win it games, and live musical acts from Lincoln Park Academy’s Jazz ensemble, Port Saint Lucie High School duo Nick Vinson and Skyler Jacobson, and alternative rock band also from PSLHS, The Waking Theory.  Thanks to generous donations from the Walmart Distribution Center, give-a-ways included a 37inch flat screen TV and a combo grill as well as several outdoor/survival supplies. Pictured is Michael Weir from Northport K8 School who went home with a brand new TV!

 

Port St. Lucie High students study animal evolutionary adaptations

Port St. Lucie High students study animal evolutionary adaptations

Biology students from Port Saint Lucie High School recently visited the Brevard Zoo to expand their Florida history and evolution curriculum.  Students started the morning with a presentation on Florida’s fossil past and then spent the rest of the day exploring different evolutionary adaptations animals have that allows them to be successful in their environments.  Comparisons of different biomes and animals that occupy them were embedded in the day. For many students, this was their first trip to a zoo.