Local students learn texting and driving don’t mix

Local students learn texting and driving don’t mix

Students at Treasure Coast High School recently participated in AT&T’s public awareness campaign about the dangers of texting while driving. Students were able to engage a simulated driving experience of distracted driving and the potential disastrous consequences. Brief videos and print materials were also on hand to provide information to the students. The event was part of AT&T’s nationwide push to save lives and make texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving. Students also had the opportunity to sign a pledge not to text while driving, and to encourage others to do the same. Pictured is a student signing the board, while others wait.

Palm Pointe second graders work on story structure skills

Palm Pointe second graders work on story structure skills

Students in Lorrie Rudzinski’s second grade class  at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition are on target with story structure skills. Pictured, from left, are Lia Mihajlovski, Kieren Brown and Kayla Harr as they created thinking maps, tree map style. Writing on the desks with dry erase markers sure increased the lesson’s engagement!

Local school golf program students excel at tournament

Local school golf program students excel at tournament

A group of students from the St.Lucie Schools’ youth golf program competed in the Martin County junior tournament recently. The tournament was held at the Martin County Golf and Country Club in Stuart. Taking first place in their divisions are, from left, Gina Carvelli from Palm Pointe K-8 in the girls 10-12 year old, Cameron Beach from Morningside Elementary in the boys 7-9 year old, and Savannah Hawthorne from Palm Pointe K-8 in the girls 7-9 year old division. Students are shown with their first place medals from the tournament.

Families enjoy annual music open house at Palm Pointe

Families enjoy annual music open house at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition held its third annual Music Open House recently. Parents, grandparents and other family members of kindergarten through fourth grade students were invited to attend music class. Participants experienced what a typical music class is like at Palm Pointe. Parents participated in “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, played rhythm sticks, played drums and the Orff instruments. It was a great experience for all! Pictured are students and parents from Millerlandy Palomino’s third grade class learning to play a song directed by music teacher Christine Hill.

Upcoming golf outing supports summer internship programs for local students

Upcoming golf outing supports summer internship programs for local students

Grip and rip again on November 3 at Gator Trace Golf and Country Club in Fort Pierce for the St. Lucie County School District Facilities & Maintenance 2012 Intern Program golf outing. The day of fun includes 18 holes of challenging golf, a wonderful lunch, awesome door prizes, a terrific hole-in-one prize and much more at the awards banquet. The proceeds raised through your contributions fund the department’s High School Summer Internship Program, providing for paid internships during the summer. Pictured is a student who worked in grounds/turf management last summer. Each student is also given an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to be used for their continuing education. A recognition luncheon is provided at the end of the summer program. unds donated also provide seed money for the next year’s golf tournament, which include prizes and gifts. The 2012 internship program was another huge success! In collaboration with the Career and Technical Education department, the Education Foundation and Workforce Solutions, this summer 27 students with varying interests took part in selecting professions that complement their interests. The interns were given the opportunity to work with Project Managers, Facilities Management, Energy Management, Security, Transportation, Information Technology, School sites, Media Services and Maintenance Technicians. They were exposed to trades that include areas such as carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, building automation, electrical and grounds/turf management, automotive repair and general office skills. The program also awarded $6,500 in scholarships to seven deserving interns from last year. The group anticipates another great turnout, and, as a result, extending the program to other departments throughout the district. For more information, contact Tracey Maxwell or Cindy Hill at 772.785.6687 or 772.340.7104.