Northport K-8 School administration, teachers, staff and families participated in Bowling For Kid’s Sake recently at SuperPlay. The event raised $36,000 to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Saint Lucie County. Just a few of the many programs that assist the children of Saint Lucie County include site and community based mentoring and literacy opportunities.
The event also gave all a chance to help celebrate the CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Dr. Judi Miller’s birthday. Dr. Miller is a long time champion of the children and families of Saint Lucie County. Northport K-8 School participants and cheerleaders thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to once again help out the community we adore. Special thanks to Glenn Rustay, Brooke Wigginton, Lynne Gruszka, Georgia Stone, Chris Prusa, Kathleen and Kay Egan, Meghan and Mike Drost, Juliette Thelusma and family, Valerie Niewieroski, Mindi Slater and Tammy Boston.
Southport Middle School held an Algebra and Geometry Parent Night on September 24th. Math teachers, Adrian Mendoza, Jenna Woods, Principal Lydia Martin, and Math Coach Kathleen Manchester helped students solve their math problem during the “Amazing Math Race”. The parents and students were given important information and resources regarding the honors classes their students are taking. The students then participated in an “Amazing Math Race” contest! The students were given problems that went along with their course and when answered correctly received a clue that would take them around the school to get their next problem. It was so much fun!!! Thank you to all who came out to learn about their courses and have some fun with Math!!!
Excited third graders at Manatee Academy show off their books at the first Skirmishes Over Stories (S.O.S.) for the 2013-14 school year. Students read from a list of ten books, come to the Media Center for lunch, get prizes for answering questions correctly about those books and enjoy Mrs. Remington’s World-Famous brownies! The Tournament of Champions will be on December 4th. S.O.S. is a precursor for 4th and 5th grades Battle of the Books.
On Tuesday, September 17 four Culinary Institute of America (CIA) chefs presented CIA at St Lucie West Centennial High. Over 92 high school students from St Lucie West Centennial (SLWC), Fort Pierce Central, and Martin County High participated in four workshops: Chef Donald Sedivy-CIA Graduate and local Chef working in prestigious Private Clubs demonstrated a Garde Manger appetizer (chopped fresh veggies showcasing Florida tomatoes, mangos, avocados, and lump crab meat); Chef Harrison Kantor-2013 CIA graduate prepared an ethic dish of Falafel with Tahini Sauce; Chef Arnym Solomon-CIA Trustee Emeriti prepared Caribbean Style Stews; and Chef Jacqui Pressinger- CIA Assistant Director of Admissions created a modern twist on bacon and eggs. Proud Centennial Principal Alan Cox along with Chefs Calvin Lewis and Jesse Strell hosted the students at SLWC High’s Culinary Labs from 9 am until 1:30 pm. Chef Peggy Ash and her students from FPC along with Chef Shaun Southwick and his students from Martin County High attended the workshop. Students engaged in the four presentations asking questions and tasting the new recipes. A great day for Culinary in St Lucie County!