The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion proudly supported the Port Saint Lucie Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park recently. Jaguar cadets preformed a variety of functions, from providing an Honor Formation during the ceremony, Color Guard, and TAPS ceremony. The Jaguars worked in unison with other JROTC units and various civic organizations for the posting of the colors. TAPS is a series of armed drill movements which was commanded and executed by Cadet Captain Tyler Lynn. After the main portion of the ceremony, the Jaguar Battalion formed an Honor Cordon to honor veterans as they moved to the unveiling of the city`s new Fallen Soldier Memorial at the park. Jaguars salute all veterans, both past and future. Photo by Cadet First Lieutenant Robert Gallimore.
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Fairlawn Elementary School students had a nice surprise when a Mystery Reader came to school and read to them about Moina Belle Michael, The Poppy Lady. Students learned about Moina Michael’s work to establish the red poppy as a symbol to honor and remember soldiers. After reading, the students created lapel pins of red poppies to wear in honor of our soldiers. Pictured, from left, are Abi Padon, Christina Wilson, Sabrina Pepito and Josh Boyd.
As October was International Walk to School Month, students from St. Lucie Public Schools participated October 24th for Walk and Bike Safety Day. Students received a fun worksheet reminding them of the rules to follow to make it home safely. Pictured are students from Lakewood Park Elementary leaving the school by walking or biking.
The School Board of St. Lucie County has demonstrated support of Kids at Hope and the belief that “all children are capable of success – no exceptions.” The Kids at Hope organization has designated November 13, 2013 as “Kids at Hope Day – Day of a Million Treasures,” and the St. Lucie County School Board recognized and proclaimed the date during its November 12, 2013, meeting. This is an opportunity to recognize the amazing treasures that exist in all children. The goal of this day is to discover a MILLION treasures in children across the US and Canada. Pictured, from left, are Kids at Hope school district liaison Jarrett Stephens, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.
The St. Lucie County School Board recognized the week of November 11 – 15, 2013, as National School Psychology Week at their meeting November 12. The proclamation noted that school psychologists are trained to assess student and school-based barriers to learning, as well as individual strengths, utilize data-based decision-making, implement research-drive prevention and intervention strategies, evaluate outcomes and improve accountability. The school board and superintendent acknowledged that the community should recognize the vital role school psychologists play in the personal and academic development of children. Pictured, from left, are School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, school psychologists Ruth Anne Loepp and Terri Dottin, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Student Services Director Barbara Casteen.