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.
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 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.
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
Morningside and the Elks club send Odyssey of the Mind teams to state competition where our team, Experiencing Technical Difficulty placed eighth out of 19 teams. Our team, Wacky weather represented Morningside in the primary category.
Eight lucky St. Lucie West Centennial HOSA students started their Spring break a little early attending the 2015 HOSA Spring Leadership Conference March 26-29, 2015 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The students participated in competitions that enhance their high school education while improving self-confidence and building professionalism. There are over 55 competitions which include Medical Innovation, Biomedical Debate, Sports Medicine, Clinical Nursing, Barbara James Service Award, National Service Project, and Job Seeking Skills. Students also volunteered their time to assist in conference headquarters, judging middle school events, and counting pennies for HOSA’s National Service Project-Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One member
Senior Karina Sotolongo anxiously awaits the opening of the IRSC Writing Contest Awards ceremony. The contest has competitors from more than twenty area high schools, and there are three places for each of the four high school grades. Karina won third place as a sophomore, first as a junior, and first as a senior. As a three time winner, she received a plaque and a full scholarship to IRSC.
Jaci Caine serves on the Florida Youth Commission, an advisory body to the Governor’s Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. As a member, she participated in the Children’s Week activities in Tallahassee, FL, April 10th- 14th. Congratulations Jaci on a job well done.
Anastasia Beckford received the Wellesley Book Award honoring a female student in the junior class whose academic record and character are exceptional and who has also made significant personal contributions to her school and community.
Morningside fifth graders participated in a fun-filled, yet educational pep rally under the direction of Deb Hitsman, our guidance counselor. They ran relays, tried to keep that hula hoop going, and dug in sand to find answers to questions about Math.
At the school board meeting on April 14, 2015, Roger Priest and Jimmy Burchard of Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Foundation was presented a plaque for their generous donations and continued partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools. Pictured are, Dr. Donna Mills, Roger Priest, Jimmy Burchard, and Genelle Yost.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. The Fort Pierce Central High School team won second place at the State competition last Saturday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. They will
Students in Mrs. Whalen’s First Grade class from Mariposa Elementary visited Busch Wildlife Sanctuary to learn more about animals, habitats and conservation. Pictured here are Karina Arocho, Shayna Sherman, Aiden Lucero and Rossilyn Grasso, learning fun facts about box turtles from the Staff at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
On Friday, April 10, the Rivers Edge PTO hosted a Family Movie Night outside in the PE area of the school. Free to all who attended, everyone received a popcorn and a drink to enjoy while watching Monsters University. Kona Ice was on hand as well as other treats that could be purchased by the parents and students. PTO provided bug repellent and the weather cooperated making the night a perfect family time!
Northport VPK-8 School STEM Center received some very good news and a package in the mail that contained a brand new 3D printer from the First Robotics organization, ECKOCYCLE and Coca Cola. STEM Center instructor, Christine Nurse wrote and received the grant from will.i.am and Coca Cola whose mission is to inspire new things made in part from recycled materials. The grant was bestowed to help motivate students to do “something cool” for sustainable living and to help support a more sustainable environment using recycled materials. The twelve hundred dollar grant which purchased the 3D printer will help inspire Northport
Students in the Peer Leadership Program at Weatherbee Elementary had the honor of meeting Mr. John Arnett, a former Marine, police officer, and teacher. He encouraged the students by sharing how he grew up, fought in Vietnam, and then served as a police officer in various states before retiring. He told students not to get involved in gangs and to keep their noses in the books! Every month, the students get together at lunch and are motivated by successful African American male role models. Featured with Mr. Arnett are Weatherbee’s Administration and the two young women responsible for the program,
Fifty Cadets from the Panther Battalion recently earned their CPR Certification from the Emergency Medical Consultants Company. Cadets received training over a two day period including Infant, Child and Adult CPR and Choking. They also conducted hands-on training with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which use a controlled “shock” to help restore a victim’s heart rhythm. The Panthers closed out their training with a hands-on and written final exam to earn their two-year certification cards. The training was part of an eight-week first aid course presented during the second semester of their JROTC course.
Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Foundation Director Jimmy Burchard and Roger Priest presented St. Lucie Public Schools with awards at the school board meeting on April 14, 2015. The theme for the St. Lucie County Fair was “The Next Fifty Years.” The Fair Display Winners are as follows: In the Elementary Category, first place went to Fairlawn Elementary, second place went to Windmill Point Elementary, and third place went to Weatherbee Elementary. In the Middle School/ K-8 Category, first place went to Southern Oaks Middle, second place went to St. Lucie West K-8, and third place went to Allapattah Flats K-8.
Mr. Tate Stern was presented the STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award at the school board meeting on April 14, 2015. Mr. Stern is a plumber for St. Lucie Public School District. He was nominated by Mrs. Dianne Young, Principal at Lakewood Park Elementary School. Mrs. Young shared that Mr. Stern goes above and beyond the call of duty at their school, and that he makes sure all work is completed in a timely manner with safety for all students and staff in mind. Congratulations, Mr. Stern! Pictured are, Dr. Donna Mills, Tate Stern, Genelle Yost, and Michelle Jerger.
The PTO at Morningside Elementary hosted parents and students for an exciting evening of dinner and Escape School. Mr. Seliga taught students how to escape from adults who could cause them harm and gave them tips on how to ask for help from adults.