Third through fifth grade students at Savanna Ridge Elementary participated in a recent school spirited pep rally. Third grade students lead the 4th and 5th graders in a remix song about taking on the challenge of the FCAT and passing it with no problem! Each grade level came in their designated class T-shirt and showed their spirit through a friendly competition on the song they learned. Principal LaTanya Greene led the students in a motivational speech that gave the students the boost they needed for the upcoming testing. Teachers and students had a great time showing their spirit and enthusiasm after months of preparation and hard work!
The students in Celeste Hartsfield’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Magnet School are learning about different shapes and their attributes, as well as how to make patterns with the shapes. Students had a great time making their own hats by using shapes and making them into patterns. Pictured, from left, are Aamar Black and Alexander Ramos.
Awards for school displays at the 2013 St. Lucie County Fair were presented at the April 9, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting, and the Kiwanis Sunrise Club also presented annual monetary awards to schools. The theme of the 2013 fair was, “500 Years of Florida Heritage.” For the elementary division, first place went to Lawnwood Elementary, $500; second place went to Windmill Pointe Elementary, $250; and third place to Village Green Environmental Science School, $100. Honorable mention and $50 went to F. K. Sweet and Weatherbee elementary schools. In the middle school division, first place and $500 went to Samuel S. Gaines Academy; second place and $250 went to Dan McCarty School; and $100 and third place went to Forest Grove Middle School. For the high school division, $500 and first place went to Port St. Lucie High School; second place and $250 went to Westwood High School; and third place and $100 went to Treasure Coast High School. Special “Out of the Box” award and $500 went to Palm Point Education Research School, and People’s Choice Award and $500 went to F. K. Sweet Elementary. Other awards not associated with the St. Lucie County Fair include $250 donations to the media centers at Fairlawn and F. K. Sweet elementary schools, and the $1,000 annual contribution to the St. Lucie County Education Foundation. Pictured are the winners and representatives from the fair committee and Kiwanis Club at the meeting.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently held its second CSI Night. The case was to solve the mystery of the missing goldfish. The school had purchased a goldfish and had just named it “Rocky” in a contest when the goldfish was found missing from the front office. Students were asked to come to a special CSI Night to run forensic type tests to figure out who took the fish. There were five suspects from the Palm Pointe staff: bookkeeper Dana Schang, instructional coach Kathleen Melrose, fourth grade teacher Jada Jolie, fifth grade teacher Juliet Murray, and second grade teacher Lorri Rudzinski. After all the tests were run, Kathleen Melrose was found to be the guilty suspect. This was a great learning experience for the students and a lot of fun for the families. The families were also treated to a free dinner provided by the school and prepared by Pam Molner, one of the school’s exceptional volunteers! Pictured, from left, are Joseph D’Ampolo, Lorri Rudzinski, Anthony D’Ampolo and Kathleen Melrose.
Parents from St. Lucie County Title I Schools have finished a Basic Computer Class at the Title I Parent Resource Center at Garden City Annex. Parents attended classes each week for seven weeks to learn basic computer skills, Internet Safety, how to use Skyward to monitor their child’s progress and learn to use Microsoft Word. The goal of the program is to help parents have the skills needed to help their child with their school work and to enhance the parents’ computer skills. Information about upcoming computer sessions is sent out to all parents in Title I schools through an outbound phone message before the classes begin. More classes are being planned at this time and information will be sent out through ConnectEd.