Five St. Lucie Public Schools were recognized at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting as PBS model schools. Bayshore Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary, Delaware Avenue School, and Parkway Elementary were recognized as a Bronze, Garden City Early Learning Academy as a Gold, and Weatherbee Elementary as a Gold for the third year in a row. Pictured, from left, from Weatherbee Elementary School are PBS team members assistant principal Jennifer Avellino, Melanie Macpherson, Erinn Anderson, Monica Adhin, Principal Mike Hitsman, Christine Gawlak, Roberta Weil, former assistant principal Dianne Young who was instrumental in guiding the program, and PBS coach Peggy Kirby-Sewell.
Three teams from Lincoln Park Academy and one team from Port St. Lucie High School have advanced to the 2013 Odyssey of the Mind World Competition in Lansing, Michigan, next month. The three Lincoln Park teams earned first place in state competition, a first for any school or individual coach. The team from Port St. Lucie High earned second place in state competition in only its second year of competition. Pictured are Coaches Diane Tucker from Port St. Lucie High, left, and Judith Hueter from Lincoln Park displaying the ceremonial checks representing donations from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and other district partners that were a surprise presentation at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Pictured also are student team members, school administrators, and, third from right, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Helen Roberts, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.
Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) Air Force ROTC students prepare to embark on another Street Cleaning Mission to keep St. Lucie Beautiful. Beginning in 2008, each month approximately 12 students pick up trash from Port St. Lucie Blvd to Tulip along Darwin, for one mile through the “Adopt-A-Road” program. Under the leadership of Lt Col. Cavallaro and SMSgt. Simmons, these students’ service usually equate to over 200 hours of voluntarism annually. The TCHS Community is very proud of its commitment to service as well as the mission to create well rounded citizens who provide leadership and service to their community.
St. Lucie Public Schools was recognized at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie School Board meeting with a Green Apple Award, presented by the Treasure Coast Branch of the United States Green Building Council for South Florida Chapter, which is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of sustainability, energy efficient buildings and communities. The annual Apple Award is designed to recognize and honor outstanding individuals, classrooms and schools in the Treasure Coast region that have implemented and are committed to green innovation, and St. Lucie Schools was recognized for the “green” designation for the design and construction of the new middle school building at Lincoln Park Academy. Pictured, from left, are executive director of facilities and maintenance Marty Sanders, Lincoln Park Academy assistant principal Candace Stone, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Niki Gozdz of the Green Building Council, project manager Joe Piper, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.