CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ADOBE CAPE ACADEMY TEAMS! THEY JUST DOMINATED THE AMERICAS FOR PANASONIC’S WORLDWIDE VIDEO CONTESTS AND ALL WON A 4 DAY TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND WINNERS WEEKEND! The Eco-Effect winning team of Donovan Kryak and Zaid Jamil created a fascinating typography-animated video on water conservation: View the Water Conservation Video Our New Vision Award Winning Team includes: Janice Ng, Imani Rodney, Sana Adalsha, and Marisol Galindo! They created a 5 minute video documentary on World Hunger which includes an international perspective, as well, as how we can act locally through our Empty Bowls
Lincoln Park Academy senior, Luke Muller, has been selected as one of twelve to compete in the 2014 International Sailing Federation Youth World Championship Team Regatta in Tavira, Portugal, on July 12-19, 2014. Luke is a member of the Lincoln Park Academy International Baccalaureate program, has been nominated and appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and has been accepted for admission to Stanford University. Pictured from left are, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Parents George Muller & Ann Huff, LPA Senior Luke Muller, School Board Chair Debbie Hawley, Principal Pam Dampier, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.
At the April 22nd School Board Meeting, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to the St. Lucie County Education Foundation in support of its Working Together for Success Grant Program. Providing support to organizations such as the St. Lucie County Education Foundation is just one of the ways that Bank of America helps to improve the quality of life in communities it serves. Herve Lesperance- Vice President Banking Center Manager, Elaine Clem- Assistant Vice President Client Sales & Service Officer, and Robin Secor-Assistant Vice President Banking Center Manager presented the check along with board members of
Lawnwood Elementary Media Specialist, Mrs. Schaeperkoetter, represented her faculty team in April’s PBS challenge. The teachers joined a team of kindergarteners in a game of dodge ball during the annual and popular award event. The students worked for several weeks collecting “Lawnwood loot ” behavior rewards to participate in the friendly challenge, which included PE coaches, resource, and kindergarten teachers.
To culminate a recent Principal’s Reading Challenge, the top readers in grades 3-5 played kickball against Weatherbee Faculty. All other students who obtained their goal were spectators for this event. We won’t say who won, but a fun time was had by all!
Fifth grade students at Morningside elementary planted trees in celebration of Earth day, April 22, 2014.
Northport K-8 teachers, staff and students went head to head recently in a playoff basketball game in the school gymnasium. Students participated in an FCAT pep rally and wrapped the afternoon up with a basketball game that thrilled not only the middle school students but the staff and teachers as well. The students drove hard but could not beat the teachers. A rematch will be held after the final FCAT test is wrapped up and shipped. The school has worked extremely hard to instruct, teach and encourage the use of test taking strategies and to motivate their students to do
The Weatherbee administration recently staged “Prep Rallies” for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students prepared for the high stakes testing by showing off their math and reading skills. Here, Bobby Lloyd is being put to the test by Principal Hitsman, AP Avellino, and Reading Coach Terrie Norris.
Congratulations to the Treasure Coast High School Air Force JROTC Drill team on their accomplishments during the State Drill Meet on April 5th. Color Guard Commander C/Lt Col Henrik Kristiansen earned fourth place as well as third place as Team Commander. The Armed Exhibition team commanded by C/Maj Sebastian Quick earned third place. Looking forward to an even stronger performance in future years.
The students in Mrs. Traci Lott’s second grade class had a wonderful time on their field trip to Al’s Family Farms. Students had the opportunity to learn about the citrus industry with a guided tour of the packing house. Students were able to learn about Florida citrus from the time it was planted until the time it was picked and cleaned and then finally packed for delivery or sold to consumers. All the students agree that the best part was the samples of oranges, orange juice, and the delicious orange ice cream.
On April 10th to April 12th St. Lucie County Academic Team competed in the State Academic competition held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. St. Lucie County’s team came in second place, just seven points shy of first. The team scored the highest of any team in one of the rounds of competition with 391 points. The students that represented St. Lucie County were Geoffrey Zeheng from Lincoln Park Academy, William Barr and Nicole Molner from Treasure Coast High, Jeremy Johnson and Lauren Herb from Westwood High and Stephanie Fisher from St. Lucie West Centennial high.
Lawnwood Elementary teacher of the year, Ashlay Parker , has been selected to attend the ExxonMobil Academy. The selection panel based their decision on Ms. Parker’s “qualifications, dedication to inspiring students, and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.” This selection gives Ms. Parker an opportunity to network with other educators and help her discover innovative ways to teach math and science to her students. Ms. Parker is pictured l to r with Anazia Lundia and Kayla Hildago-Agular.
The “Not so Haunted House” team from Morningside Elementary took their show to Palms district competition and won first place. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the team competed against 18 other state winners and won first place launching them to World. Our team will be participating in Odyssey of the Mind world competition from May 28-31, 2014.
Sixteen students representing Dan McCarty Middle School chorus recently joined their voices with other middle school singers to participate in Music in Our Schools Concert. The event was held at the Fenn Center. Each year, elementary middle and high school band and chorus students come together to rehearse, perform, and promote music advocacy in St. Lucie County. Dan McCarty students included Graceline Jean Baptiste, Latracia Washington, Jaquicia Green, Jahari Bethea, Daijah Greene, Shekinah Hyman, Britney Eliassaint, Alisha Aldona, Desire Creel, Laura Williams, Qudalupe Moreno, Christine Michaud, Francesca St. Tellien, Alana Jones, Janicia Larcher, and Krishnan Valdes. The Dan McCarty Middle
West Gate K8’s second annual Community Walk for Autism Speaks was a huge success! Over 1,500 community members came out to bring awareness to a condition that affects 1 in 62 children. The event featured West Gate’s former student Mozart Sobrinho performing his song, “Stay with You.” The family fun walk also included bounce houses, DJ Calvo, face painting, information on services for people with autism, and more. Five other schools formed teams to participate in the walk and West Gate alone collected over $1010.00. Along with the St. Lucie County Firefighters, West Gate’s walk for Autism Speaks raised $18,
Southport Young Author finalists and their families celebrated their hard work with a get-together in the Media Center. Guest author, Jessica Warren, came by to talk about her book Prime Time Kid, and inspired Southport’s top writers with her advice on the writing process. The top winners, announced during the celebration, will go on to district competition on May 9th, and include Porcelain Beauty by Anastacia Kastis, I Think I Love You by Alina Fuentes, and Operation Ransom by Jason Thomaselli. Good Luck Southport Students!! Thank you to all the participants and their families who came out to support Southport’s
WLX-TV “The St. Lucie County Education Channel” & WPSL teamed up to provide coverage of the Centennial vs. LPA Varsity baseball game last week.
On Friday, April 11, students at Floresta Elementary participated in their annual Tunnel of Encouragement. Students in grades K-2 formed the tunnel, and waved balloons, banners, and pompoms, while chanting “Do Your Best on The Test,” as students in grades 3-5 filed into the cafeteria. Once in the cafeteria, students received insightful and inspiring words from Principal, Ms. Floyd and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Menikheim. Third grade teachers performed a skit incorporating test taking tips and a motivational song. Fourth grade teachers shared words of advice and encouragement, followed by a video collage of students hard at work taken over the
Northport K-8 School students in Shana Cicio, Melody Nieves, Nancy Yost, Tiffany Tredor and Kara McNair’s kindergarten classes have delved into a Community Helpers project recently. Students took an in-depth look at community members who affect their lives. After classroom discussions and questions, students interacted with guest speakers who work in the community. Students met as a group in the media center and welcomed Mrs. Rose Cash, Northport Maintenance Foreman, Sgt. Chris Cicio of the SLC Sheriff’s office and Paula Earll, client advisor from Chase bank. Students listened to the speakers intently in a series of scheduled visits and then
Students in grades Pre-K-5 at Savanna Ridge Elementary participated in a learning and enjoyable presentation on Water Safety. Presenters Bill and Jamie Wagner along with their special assistant “Bobber the Water Safety Dog from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shared with the students the importance of these skills through cartoon videos, lecturing and interactive Q & A. They emphasized learning to swim, to always wear a life jacket while swimming and boating, to always swim with a Buddy, when and where it is safe to dive, how to help someone that is in danger of drowning without endangering yourself,