Mariposa Elementary students learn about marine animals

Mariposa Elementary students learn about marine animals

Mariposa’s first grade students studied marine biology on a recent field trip to the Manatee Center in Fort Pierce. The students were engaged in a presentation on Florida’s manatees hosted by the center’s educational coordinator. Students learned fascinating facts about manatees and other marine animals like sea turtles, tropical fish, and eels. After the presentation, the students got to walk around the observatory deck to search for manatees, take photographs, and purchase souvenirs in the gift shop. Students, parents, and teachers had a wonderful time in spite of the rainy conditions that prevailed. Pictured, from left, are A. J. Cummings, Remington Jones, Tatiana Negron, Nicholas Laliberte, Alex Jean-Pierre, Niesha Caldwell, Angelo Camerata, Kiarrah Jean-Baptiste, Kristian Csapo and Janellie Alverez.

Things get ‘slimy’ at Garden City family day

Things get ‘slimy’ at Garden City family day

Families learned about chemical reactions, density and Newtonian and Non-Newtonian liquids at a recent family activity day at Garden City Early Learning Academy sponsored by The Parent Academy. Everyone left with snow, slime, and a lava lamp. Pictured, from left, are kindergartner Kari’sma Buchanon and pre-kindergartner Gabriella Mele.

Windmill Point kindergartners celebrate 100 days

Windmill Point kindergartners celebrate 100 days

Windmill Point Elementary kindergartners enjoyed their 100th day of school with special learning activities!  Emili Jones, pictured, left, and Zavant Scott McEwan, students from Carmela Innamorato’s class, are using their mathematical skills — and Fruit Loops — to complete their 100th day of school assignment.  All of the students thoroughly enjoyed this special day!

Jaguar cadets shine at local drill competition

Jaguar cadets shine at local drill competition

Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC took first place in four out of five events, and placed second in the fifth, at the recent annual Treasure Coast Drill Meet hosted at their school. Participating were Okeechobee High, Fort Pierce Westwood High, Treasure Coast High, Fort Pierce Central High, and Port Saint Lucie High schools. The competition consisted of five events: Male Unarmed Squad, Female Unarmed Squad, Male Color Guard, Female Color Guard, and Mixed Unarmed Platoon. The Jaguar battalion took first place in each event except for the Female Color Guard, in which they placed second. Pictured is the team.