F. K. Sweet Elementary students learn about beneficial bugs

F. K. Sweet Elementary students learn about beneficial bugs

Kindergarten and second grade students at F.K.Sweet Elementary School were excited to be a part of a ladybug release program conducted by the University of Florida’s agriculture department. Preston Zinter, left, and William Geraghty from Traci Lott’s second grade class are just getting ready to release hundreds of ladybugs onto neighboring plants. Students were able to learn about good and bad bugs for our environment and learned ways that ladybugs actually help the plants around us.

 

 

F. K. Sweet students celebrate reading by making pancakes

F. K. Sweet students celebrate reading by making pancakes

After reading “Curious George Makes Pancakes” by Margret and H.A. Rey, students in Morgan Haupt’s kindergarten class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School made pancakes for themselves. The students loved learning and seeing first-hand how pancakes are made. From left, Skylar Monroe, Jacire Johnson-Bell, and Kalia Alexander helped measure the ingredients for the pancakes.

Gaines Academy students smell the flowers

Gaines Academy students smell the flowers

First grade students at Gaines Academy enjoyed a recent field trip to Ric’s Garden World.  The students explored the garden and learned about plants and insects after studying plants in the classroom.  Pictured from Margot Williams’ class, from left, are Guadalupe Acosta-Carrasco, Karla Castro, Andrew Reeves, and Jerry Dexpreux.

Port St. Lucie High cadets compete for honors

Port St. Lucie High cadets compete for honors

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion recently held its fourth Outstanding Cadet Board of the year. The board is a competition between cadets in which they answer many questions on various subjects ranging from the JROTC curriculum and uniform wear to drill and ceremonies. The top cadets from each company are selected compete with two winners overall — one winner from the junior cadets and one from the senior cadets. Every cadet gave it their all in an attempt to win, and the two that came out on top were cadet Corporal Taylor Moore (left) and cadet Corporal Allison Miakisz.

Three Fort Pierce Central student athletes sign scholarships

Three Fort Pierce Central student athletes sign scholarships

Three student athletes at Fort Pierce Central High School have signed letters of intent to attend colleges and participate in athletics. Ron Clarke, right, who earned a varsity letter for four years as a Cobra, will play football at Florida Institute of Technology. Gabby Lopez, center, who earned a varsity letter three years at Central, will play softball at Western Oklahoma State College. Marcus Sigmon, left, lettered in baseball four years at Central and will play  baseball Indian River State College.