Students in Donna Hellums’ first grade class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school with a day full of fun and engaging activities. Pictured, from the left, are Kanye Whitehead, Kaliyana Limear, Regina Macias, and Nathan Kline proudly showing off the tower they made with 100 cups.
Four Port St. Lucie High School medical academy students in the Health Occupations Students of America organization placed in regional competition and have advanced to state competition to be held April 4-7 in Orlando. Pictured, from left, are Sarah Diebold, second place in Extemporaneous Speaking, Emily Sellas, third place in Prepared Speaking, and Tanesa Dowlat, fifth place in Pharmacology. Absent from the photo was Jennifer Donnelly, third place in Epidemology.
Windmill Point fifth grade students investigated the St. Lucie River’s ecosystem on the River Lilly Eco Boat Cruise. They enjoyed seeing the river that is so wild it was used in the James Bond film “Moonraker” to
represent a tributary of the Amazon. It is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Pictured are students from Laura Young’s class who enjoyed seeing alligators, turtles and lots of native birds.
Northport K-8 students spent an hour in the media center learning hands on lessons about our American flag and what the many folds symbolize. Students in Mala Woessner and Mary Ellsworth’s eighth grade classes as well as Amanda Sartain’s sixth grade classes participated in flag folding lessons instructed by the honor guard of the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Batallion. Also present was Rita Woodburn, representative of the Women’s Auxillary of the local American Legion Post 318. Students participated in an essay writing lesson
titled, “What Freedom Do I Enjoy the Most?” Every students was engaged in the lesson and each walked away shaking the hands of the Jaguar cadets. The cadets answered questions about the JROTC program and instructed the Northport students on the core value of the program which is to motivate to become better citizens. All students were effectively engaged and positive interactions were promoted by Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka and Senior Army instructor for the batallion, Maj. U.S. Army (Ret.) Richard Thompson.
Students in Jeannine Lockart’s fourth grade class at Windmill Point Elementary are eager to learn new writing strategies and improve their writing. Pictured, from left, are Lauren Bishop, Jazmym Figueroa, Madison Koza, and Sadie Richmond who are working cooperatively to peer edit and practice writing strategies as they strengthen their skills.