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 now compete in the World Finals from May 20-23, 2015 at Michigan State University.
Over 800 teams from around the world will compete in the 36th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide.
Best wishes to the FPC Odyssey of the Mind team — have fun in Michigan!
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 to dig deeper, think harder and be more productive when researching and innovating. Great job Mrs. Nurse for reaching deep and going the extra mile to make sure that Northport VPK-8 students have the best materials. Pictured are students, Shea Ellsworth, Sebastian Hernandez and Jared Wilt helping Mrs. Nurse open the new 3D printer.