Bayshore Elementary and N.E.H.S.

Bayshore Elementary and N.E.H.S.

Bayshore Elementary students  in the National Elementary Honor Society (N.E.H.S) clean up their school. For part of the N.E.H.S. community service project, students in fourth and fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary developed and implemented a plan to clean up their school. Students worked after school hours to clean up the entire campus of tehir school. Pictured from left to right are, Alex Martin, Teacher and Sponsor Alan (A.J.) Bevacqua, Solithia Coke, Marisa Roth, Giana Infante, Patrick Boje, Andrew Jones, Trinidy Restle, Jamaro Lee, Katelyn Hall, and Timaya Jones.

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Bayshore Honor Society Participates in Service Project

Bayshore Honor Society Participates in Service Project

Bayshore Elementary students in the National Elementary Honor Society (N.E.H.S) participated in a school beautification project. For part of the N.E.H.S. community service project, students in fourth and fifth grade at Bayshore Elementary developed and implemented a plan to clean up their school. Students worked after school hours to clean up the entire campus of their school. Pictured from left to right are, Alex Martin, Fourth grade teacher and sponsor Alan (A.J.) Bevacqua, Solithia Coke, Marisa Roth, Giana Infante, Patrick Boje, Andrew Jones, Trinidy Restle, Jamaro Lee, Katelyn Hall, and Timaya Jones.

Bayshore’s First Grade Students Receive Visit from JROTC Students

Bayshore’s First Grade Students Receive Visit from JROTC Students

Bayshore Elementary School’s first grade classes received a visit from Port St. Lucie High School’s JROTC cadets.  The cadets took time to share information about JROTC and their uniforms, and then spent time reading to students.  Pictured is Port St. Lucie High School JROTC cadet Jamie Tripplett reading to Debbie Gonzalez’s first grade students.

New Program at SLW Centennial High School (Y.A.L.E.)

New Program at SLW Centennial High School (Y.A.L.E.)

Y.A.L.E. is a 9th grade organization created to promote academic success, leadership, philanthropy, and fellowship amongst students in Saint Lucie West Centennial High School’s Freshman Academy.  Freshmen participation in school activities and events is a vital component of maintaining school pride and culture.  Y.A.L.E. provides numerous paths to involvement for students who might not already participate in athletics, band, chorus, drama and other clubs.  At its core, Y.A.L.E. is an academic organization that supports student success:  85% of members have a GPA over a 2.5, and 40% are on honor roll.  Membership in Y.A.L.E. is highly inclusive, and is representative of the overall population at Centennial, including ESE students, and myriad kids representing all walks of life.  Y.A.L.E.’s weekly peer tutoring program has had a demonstrable impact on the level of achievement in the Freshman Academy, and its emphasis on student involvement has emboldened many members to branch out into other extracurricular activities and organizations.  To date, Y.A.L.E. has been involved in philanthropic outreach to several worthy causes, including supporting P.B.I.S., the CASTLE Memory Field, the Wounded Warrior Project, Breast Cancer Awareness, the S.T.E.A.M. rap battle, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.  Created for and by Centennial staff and students, Y.A.L.E. would not exist without the continued efforts of its leaders, Monarae Buchanan, Robert Guzy, Pam Jenkins, Saskia Joseph, Karla Kahn, and Rita Markowitz.  Y.A.L.E. has had an overwhelmingly positive impact at Centennial High School in its inaugural year, and the future is indeed bright for this program.

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