Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently celebrated our P.P.E. bus drivers during our 4th Annual Bus Driver Breakfast prepared by one of our volunteers, Ms. Pam Molner. The bus drivers were treated to a delicious breakfast and a short Positvie Behavior Intervention Support (P.B.I.S.) presentation given by Dean Debborah Estrada and Dean Matthew Kovach. Diana Hight,(P.B.I.S. parent volunteer) collected gifts from area businesses that were used as raffle gifts for drivers to win. Pictured is Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kathleen Perez as she welcomes the bus driver’s to the breakfast. Thanks to the many parent volunteers that helped to
Mrs. Alice Parks’ first grade students had fun working in a Kagan Line Up activity. The students unscrambled sentences and once the team came to a consensus they wrote their sentences in their word work journals. Teammate, left to right, Teequavious Mills, Chyanne Creel, Naomi Lane, Melaydee Munoz, Lennon Paquette, and Madison Licausi
September in kindergarten has been such a busy month! Did you know what you will find if you cut open an apple? Isaiah Brickles-Jackson was pleasantly surprised to find a star! Students in Melanie Francisco’s class studied apples while learning the properties of matter. After reading about Johnny Appleseed, students turned apples into applesauce. They practiced patience while they worked in their classroom all day smelling the delicious aroma. At the end of the day, they were able to taste it. The applesauce was fabulous!
First graders at White City Elementary school celebrate reaching their first 100 step goal in Reading!
Students in Mrs. Jones’ first grade class learned about Hispanic Heritage from Mrs. Rivera, ESOL paraprofessional. She taught students about Hispanic culture and traditions while students enjoyed a hands on learning experience creating their own pinatas! Jose Pereira, a fourth grade student at Savanna Ridge assisted Mrs. Rivera (bottom picture). Fifth graders at Savanna Ridge Elementary conducted research to learn more about Hispanic Heritage. They created projects to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and proudly placed them on display at the district office. Pictured below are teachers from the fifth grade team (L to R) Mr. Watson, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Murray
Southport Middle School students develop skills necessary to measure their own fitness and physical activity during PE class. As students maintain regular participation in physical activity, they analyze and evaluate their level of involvement in physical activity. Our coaches prepare and motivate students to engage in physical activity outside of school and throughout life. They also provide opportunities for students to develop healthy habits while gaining an appreciation for its importance throughout life. Students concentrate on 5 basic components of physical fitness: Cardiovascular endurance Muscular strength Muscular endurance Body composition Flexibility Coaches emphasize the short term and long term benefits:
Saint Lucie West Centennial High School Culinary Arts Department teamed up with the Nutrition and Dietetics Department from Keiser University on Tuesday September 30th for the groundbreaking of a community garden. Both schools are excited about this new partnership, which will be beneficial for each institution. Centennial culinary students will gain invaluable insight regarding nutrition and food growth from the mentorship of Keiser University; Students will also benefit by having fresh, cost free lab supplies to be utilized in the Centennial kitchens. The instructor from Keiser is Dr. Lisa Griffith, and Chef Jesse Strell leads the Centennial Eagle culinary students.
Port Saint Lucie High School’s Raider team competed in Fort Pierce Westwood’s Raider Competition against 21 teams from 10 schools. The competition had five events: 3 mile team run, Cross Country Rescue everyone takes a written first aid test and then as a team carry a 80-120 lb stretcher a mile while wearing three 30lb ruck sacks, fitness test where every team member carries two 30 lb sandbags over a 50 meters, 200 lb tire flip over a 100 meters and a Rope Bridge event. The male team and the female team won first place Over All, placing first in
Parkway Pirates appreciate the participation of our perfectly pleasant participants at our annual Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast! Drivers devote their daily drive to the our delightful students and we are indebted to them for their work.
Southport Middle School students, parents and teachers had an absolutely delicious time at our first Science Night of the year! Pupils were transformed into young scientists as they experienced the Scientific Method first hand. Southport Middle Schools’ Science Team facilitated an enriching experiment that covered a variety of concepts such as force, motion, and gravity using golf and tennis balls. The learning station activities were engaging and fun. Students left that night with an understanding of the type of thinking a scientist does and the steps involved in conducting an experiment. Everyone enjoyed the home made treats, popcorn and ice
Samuel Gaines Academy K-8 celebrated fatherhood and the impact they have on their child’s education. This event was a huge success led by Robert Plowden and Duane Turner. SGA thanks Denise Sirmons Kid at Hope advocate, Avid Team, Project Success, Parent Academy, and the PTO. Kudos to our media specialist and clerk for taking pictures of our 50 participants. SGA faculty and staff prepared a wonderful breakfast for fathers. The fathers pledged to be active participants in their student’s lives. This event truly show’s that our fathers believe in Gains at Gaines.
Students enjoyed bringing their fathers and important male role models to Savanna Ridge Elementary’s “Donuts with Dads” as part of the Million Father March initiative throughout the county. Over 80 male role models came out to enjoy donuts and sign pledges. We were ecstatic to see the pride and smiles on each child’s face as they entered school with their fathers.
Together kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition learned all about Johnny Appleseed and how he was a good citizen, we also recognized that he was an important part of our history. Students were invited to dress up like Johnny Appleseed and bring an apple dessert/treat to school to share with their class. Parents were invited to attend and join us in our adventure through history to the past! Families researched special events in Johnny Appleseed’s life and we created a whole class timeline of those events. Pictured are–Front Row (left to right): Dominic DiMarco. , Danasia
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Morgan Haupt’s class have had a busy week investigating spiders. Students learned the parts of a spider as well as their habitats. For a culminating activity students made spider hats to wear home. Showing off their hats are, left to right, Ty’Shawn Moore, Samara Rawlings, Kyra Burton, and Camryn Monroe.
“First Grade students at White City Elementary learned all about Fire Safety from the Fire Safety Trailer. Among other things, students were trained on what to do in an emergency, how to prevent fires, how to establish a safe meeting place after an emergency and practiced the proper way to exit a burning structure. The Fire Safety Trailer comes from the Public Education Division of the St Lucie County Fire District.
The cafeteria filled as fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other male caregivers joined in support of their students at Morningside Elementary on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Our guests enjoyed donuts and the speakers included volunteer, Myron Varn, volunteer coordinator Heather Ritter, and administrators, Cortina Bell-Gray and Cynthia Roach.
October 7, 2014, was an awesome day for St. Lucie Public Schools as fathers/male care givers went back to school! Rather it was “Donuts with Dads,” “A Fathers’ Rally with a march around the school field” or “Game Night with Dad,” father figures pledged their support to the educational growth of students. The march grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show that when
The students in Mrs. Traci Lott’s second grade class had a great time reading literature and informational stories about spiders. Students were able to compare and contrast the most important ideas from the two texts on the same topic. At the end of their book study, the students enjoyed making their own “spider treats!” Pictured here from left to right are Ashley Suazo, Josh Banate, Lani’ Chambers, and Heather Wallman.
Sam’s Community Outreach program recently came to honor White City Elementary. Staff was recognized for their compassion and caring not only about their students but also for their families. Everyone enjoyed gift cards, prizes, and dessert all provided by Sam’s.
Instructional Coach, Christine Duane, presents a Pirate Reader lanyard and 25 point button to Ivan Pulido-Hernandez, who the first student at Parkway Elementary School to earn the award! Readers are leaders and Ivan is leading the way.