Thank you to all the students, teacher and staff that participated in the recent Jump Rope for Heart event at Weatherbee Elementary School. All students had the opportunity to participate in this community service learning program of the American Heart Association. This was an excellent way to promote knowledge in the importance of developing heart-healthy habits; that being physically active can be fun; that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save lives in the community and across the country. Way to go Weatherbee Mariners!
Allapattah Flats K8 recently held student led conferences with every child on campus in kindergarten through eighth grade. Parents attended conferences where the students had the opportunity to take the lead. Students presented their academic data as well as goals they set for themselves throughout the semester. They shared work samples, projects, and assessments that allowed parents to see what they do in class as well as track their progress over the course of the nine weeks. Students were able to discuss their strengths and weaknesses and present their goals for the upcoming semester. All students spent time going over their portfolio with either parents or staff members. More than 300 parents attend this event as well as more than 60 staff members who volunteered to participate and meet with students at all grade levels. Parents, students and staff members all enjoyed the event and look forward to the next conferences in May. Pictured are Connor Cook and Nicole Cook tucked away in a quiet corner as they go through Connor’s portfolio during conferences.
Northport K-8 students joined Treasure Coast High School senior Rebecca Cowan and empowered each other against the harmful effects of bullying recently. Students in grades K-5 read stories, discussed bullying issues and worked in activity books designed by Rebecca. Students in all grades worked together to bring the powerful message by wearing the color pink! Students donned pink shirts, pink headbands, pink jewelry, pink socks and pink ribbons to show their support for the special project. Rebecca joined all the Northport 8th grade girls in the media center for a discussion and
an open and frank talk about the effects of bullying and what to do to empower themselves against bullies. The entire day at Northport was devoted to student empowerment at all levels. Pictured is Rebecca talking with students.
Students and staff at Windmill Point Elementary School recently put on their hats and dressed in pink to show their support for two worthy causes. As part of the district-wide Stand Up to Stand Out anti-bullying campaign, everyone pulled out their pink attire and wore it proudly to proclaim that bullying is not tolerated on our campus. As a Community Outreach effort, students and staff made contributions to United Way and held their heads high with their favorite hats. Community Outreach is a school support committee which works to give back to the community and show outhe school’s compassion for others.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion recently conducted a combined Color Guard with the Treasure Coast High School Air Force JROTC. The Color Guard was led by Port Saint Lucie High School’s Cadet Captain Rhodes who presented the U.S. flag. Bearing the state flag was Cadet Pollino. The guards to follow were Cadet Lynn and Cadet Hopkins. Treasure Coast High School’s cadets Gillman,
Shoemaker, Crewse and Love presented the POW/MIA flag and the service flags. The Port St. Lucie High School Color Guard and Treasure Coast High School Color Guard did a phenomenal presentation to