Volunteer Orientation held at Palm Pointe

Volunteer Orientation held at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition held a Volunteer/Business Partner Orientation on Tuesday, September 16th.  Volunteers and Business Partners were oriented to the application process and responsibilities of being a volunteer for St. Lucie County and Palm Pointe.  Volunteers jumped right in and signed up for events while business partners, Sweetcakes and Bagel Brothers, donated scrumptious breakfast goodies!   Everyone working together…that’s the Pointe.  Pictured is Karol Carvelli as she explains all about being a volunteer.

 

Southern Oaks Media Center Participates in Green Apple Day of Service

Southern Oaks Media Center Participates in Green Apple Day of Service

Cathy Odom (media specialist) and JoAnn Aguila (media clerk) invited Ms. Anderson’s 7th grade science students into the media center for a lesson on invasive species in Florida.  The students learned about the invasive species that are causing problems in Florida.  The students discussed what they could do to solve the problem.  Then the students played a game where they were given a native species card and six blank cards.  Then a card was drawn with survival factors.  The students had to tell if the survival factor had an effect on their species.  If it did,  they lost one of the blank cards.  We played until most of the students were out of blank cards.

Allapattah students think “Off the paper” while learning math

Allapattah students think “Off the paper” while learning math

As part of their math curriculum, Shannon Johnson’s third grade class at Allapattah Flats K-8 school recently started learning strategies for multiplying single digit numbers.  The students have learned how to use equal groups, arrays, and number lines in order to solve a multiplication problem.  Students created number lines on their desks and used them to show their thinking. Pictured here are Aaliyah Sheffey, Shawn Charite, Isabella De La Rosa, and Dontavious Brown.

Million Father March Proclamation

Million Father March Proclamation

The proclamation for the Million Father March was presented at the school board meeting on September 23, 2014. A father who actively participates in the educational and social-emotional developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Research shows that children whose fathers take active roles in their educational lives earn better grades, score higher on tests, enjoy school more and are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. It is with this notion that the School Board of St. Lucie Public Schools, of Ft. Pierce, Fl., proclaims Tuesday, October 7, 2014, as Million Father March Day, Men take their Children to School Day. We call upon all citizens to observe this day by taking time to recognize and acknowledge the importance of male influence on educational success.

Pictured are, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Assistant Principal James Sloan, Principal Todd Smith, Commissioner Kim Johnson, Assistant Principal Edwin Munoz, Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Garry Wilson, SLC Tax Collector Chris Craft, Principal Henry Sanabria, Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry, Clerk of Courts Joseph Smith, PSL Chief of Police John Bolduc, Principal Craig Logue, FPPD Chief Deputy Frank Amandro, Dean Elker Harris, and Board Chairman Debbie Hawley.

Guitars Donated to Schools

Guitars Donated to Schools

Twelve guitars were donated by the Port St. Lucie Police Department to St. Lucie Public Schools at the school board meeting on September 23, 2014. These instruments will benefit the music programs at Manatee Academy, Fort Pierce Central High School, and Southport Middle School.

Pictured are, PSL Chief John Bolduc, City Attorney Milton Collins, Principal Nicole Telese, Music Teacher James LeBon, Principal Todd Smith, Principal Lillian Beauchamp, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Music Teacher Kelsey Chinn, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry.