Importance of parent involvement recognized at school board meeting

Importance of parent involvement recognized at school board meeting

The St. Lucie County School Board approved a resolution recognizing November as Florida Parental Involvement In Education Month. A proclmation from Governor Rick Scott’s office was read during the November 13, 2012, school board meeting. Pictured, from left, are School Board chairman Carol Hilson, coordinator of Title I programs Yvonne Johnson, parent Lilly Bowe who read the proclamation, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.

Book retailer donates thousands of books to St. Lucie students

Book retailer donates thousands of books to St. Lucie students

Book retailer Barnes and Noble is donating over 4,000 children’s books divided between schools in St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties and Hibiscus Children’s Centers purchased by store customers. Linda Daly, Community Relations Manager, brought the first 1,125 books sorted by reading level to St. Lucie School District offices this week. The books will be distributed through the Title One department. Pictured with Daly, right, is Rod Natta, manager of Federal and Special Programs, accepting the first delivery.

ATT recognized for anti-texting while driving campaign

ATT recognized for anti-texting while driving campaign

ATT was recognized at the November 13, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for its “It Can Wait” project, an awareness campaign to educate and inform teenagers about the dangers of texting while driving. The national campaign made a stop at Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) recently, with a simulated experience for young drivers what can happen in the split second of texting on a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Pictured, from left, are Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell, who shephered the project in the district, Catherine McKenzie of ATT, School Board chairman Carol Hilson, TCHS principal Densire Rodriguez holding a poster board of students’ pledges not to text while driving, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.