Seventh grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in a state-wide essay contest sponsored by the Florida League of Cities and Florida League of Mayors. This was endorsed by both Mayor Faiella of Port St. Lucie and Mayor Hudson of Fort Pierce. Palm Pointe is very excited to announce that out of more than 1,500 state-wide entries, team Apollo’s Isaiah Thermilus’ essay earned a second place finish. Each essay had to respond to the prompt “If I were elected mayor…” and Isaiah wrote about what he would do to make our city a better place. As the second place winner, Isaiah will receive a $50 gift card and an award to be presented by our mayor at a hometown commission meeting. Pictured is Isaiah as he proudly shows his certificate for second place for the state. Great Job Isaiah!
On April 8, 2014 at the School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis presented a check for $250 for the school media centers to Fairlawn Elementary and FK Sweet Elementary. Pictured are Superintendent Genelle Yost, FK Sweet Assistant Principal Jane Cox, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Fairlawn Assistant Principal Patricia Gascoigne, Fairlawn Principal Jennifer Hedeen, and President of Sunrise Kiwanis Jimmie Burchard.
Thanks to the Partnership in Education between Weatherbee Elementary and the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Weatherbee’s first, third, and fifth graders were able to learn about water safety. Seaman Fawn Moro delivered an informative presentation, teaching the students how to stay safe in, on, and around the water. After the presentation, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary set up the ‘Let’s Talk Trash Game’ and the ‘Fishing Game’ for the students to learn the importance of keeping our waterways clean. Every student also had the opportunity to practice putting a personal floatation device on correctly. The students especially loved the surprise visit from PFD Panda.
Pictured: Mrs. McNair’s third grade class with USCG Station Fort Pierce and USCG Auxiliary
SLPS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell presented Mrs. Joy West’s first grade students with some thought-provoking questions that inspired some important discussion after he read the story “Hey, Little Ant.” To squish or not to squish? What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? After Dr. Rendell left, students became real life authors and wrote opinion pieces identifying the reasons they gave to support their text.