WestGate teacher wins I-Pad

WestGate teacher wins I-Pad

Kelly Koenke, representing the orthodontic offices of Dr. Lee Leglar, recently surprised WestGate K8 fifth grade teacher Yanet Garcia with an Apple I-pad. Fifth grade WestGate students and teachers attended the Education Day events at the Mets Stadium on May 16th, and teachers put their names in a drawing for the IPad, and Ms. Garcia was the lucky winner of the raffle sponsered by Dr. Leglar. Ms. Koenke and Ms. Danny Ormstom also surprised Ms. Garcia’s students with pizza and soda. A sincere thank you to Dr. Leglar for supporting St. Lucie Schools. Pictured are Ms. Koenke, left, and Ms. Garcia.

Sadie is ‘superintendent for the day’

Sadie is ‘superintendent for the day’

Third grade Allapattah Flats K8 student Sadie Garcia, daughter of Jennifer and Brian Garcia, won a raffle fundraiser prize for the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce of being St. Lucie Schools’ Superintendent for the Day. On June 1, 2012, Sadie began the day accompanying Superintendent Michael Lannon to the business meeting of the Roundtable of St. Lucie County, where she participated in the regular business of the organization, approving the budget and seconding a motion to adjourn the meeting. Sadie, who says her favorite school subjects are math and reading, and she enjoys art, met employees throughout the school district office, visited Fort Pierce Central High School, and the south county compound. Pictured is Sadie with Superintendent Lannon, right, and Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Technology (IT) Terence O’Leary as Mr. Lannon and Sadie visit the IT department.

Northport third graders tackle technology

Northport third graders tackle technology

Students in Northport K-8 Janine Ferro Weicks’ third grade RTI class accepted their teacher’s challenge and guidance and produced top of the line PowerPoint presentations recently. Students declared the main concept and provided plenty of rich supporting details when building their presentations. Students worked cooperatively, with Mrs. Weicks serving as coach and mentor through the process of completing slides. Students presented information about some of their favorite topics such as wrestling, soccer, music and the author, Rick Riordan. Students also presented information about themselves, including their likes, dislikes, favorite teachers and favorite types of music. Students presented their slide shows using correct volume, good pacing and were equal contributors in the group discussions. Parents, grandparents, administration and teachers were extremely impressed with the informational and clearly well organized presentations. Pictured are Mrs. Ferro Weicks, principal, Glenn Rustay,
assistant principal, Doug Shook and plenty of parents and grandparents.

Allapattah Flats students celebrate Mother’s Day

Allapattah Flats students celebrate Mother’s Day

The third grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 celebrated Mother’s Day by decorating their own heart shaped Mother’s Day cakes. The cakes, including the frosting and sprinkles, were provided by the school’s business partners at Publix Super Market. Students enjoyed decorating their own cakes and were even able to add their own special touch with a unique Mother’s Day card. Students were excited about presenting their unique creations to their mothers on Mother’s Day. Pictured are Rhianna Sheehan, left, and Mariana Trujillo-Naranjo.

Allapattah Flats students enjoy reading classic children’s book

Allapattah Flats students enjoy reading classic children’s book

Second grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 School are reading the Caldecott Award-winning novel “Charlotte’s Web.” While studying this great piece of literature, students will be completing circle maps on the characters, acting out the vocabulary words, and writing a synopsis of the chapters. Students are enchanted with the characters in the book and are eager to learn the outcome. Pictured, from left, De’Auveon Mitchell, Tatiana Holloway, Neveah Russell, Abigail Nunez, Adam Etayem, Kenneth Castro, and Elexus Mcmillian are all enjoying the classic book.