State Science Fair Participants and Winners

The school board recognized the state science fair participants and winners at the board meeting on May 26, 2015. STE@M related studies are alive and well in St. Lucie. Our students move from being creative to innovative as they explore their hypotheses and put them to the test.  The various fairs unite young scientific minds,…

State History Fair Participants & Winners

The School Board recognized the participants and winners of the State History Fair at the school board meeting on May 26, 2015. The Florida History Fair (FHF) is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history at elementary and secondary levels. This year’s theme was Leadership and Legacy in History.  Because…

Project Citizens 2015 State Finals Particpants

We the People: Project Citizen, another notable curricular program for SLPS 7th graders.  The project, designed and published by the Center for Civic Education (CCE),  promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic…

Once Upon a Time at F K Sweet

Kindergarten students at F.K.Sweet are winding down the school year by taking advantage of every minute of instructional time left.  The students recognized common types of texts while comparing and contrasting versions of their favorite Fairy Tales.  Nancy Thomas from Mrs. Morgan Haupt’s class and Denzel Wright from Mrs. Melanie Francisco’s class were just two…

Southport Recognized with Nutrition Award

Each year the Florida School Nutrition Association honors school food service nutrition professionals with the Nutrition Award. The award recognizes the professionals that increase enthusiasm, desire, development, and implementation of nutrition education activities that reach every region, district, and school in Florida. This year, Cafeteria Manager Eileen Kielbasa and her staff claimed the Region 6…

White City Students Explore Science

Students in Mr. Lewis’s class were building  circuits.  They were given batteries, copper wire and a light bulb and had to figure out how to use the materials to make a connection.
Also, students were experimenting using M&M’s with the question “would all of the colors merge or separate”?

 

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Weatherbee VPK Field Trip

On April 27th, Weatherbee’s VPK classes were able to go on one of three field trips to the Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach.  It was a wonderful experience for our students to be able to share and learn with other children.  They were able to dress up and look towards what future might await them. …

Southport Middle School Celebrates their Young Authors!

According to award winning children’s book author Donna Gephart, “Friday was the best school visit I’ve done in 8 years. And I’ve had some wonderful ones…These middle school kids inspired me with their creativity, their kindness and their awesome nerdiness.” That’s right, Donna Gephart, author of Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, one of this year’s Florida Sunshine…

May’s STAR Award Recipients Recognized

Mrs. Barbara Bennett and Mrs. Belkis Madera were recognized as May’s STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award recipients at the school board meeting on May 12, 2015. Mrs. Barbara Bennett, 3rd grade teacher at Frances K. Sweet Elementary, was nominated by a parent of one of her students. The parent stated how happy and pleased…

Winners of the United Way Campaign Fundraiser

At the school board meeting on May 12th, Karen Knapp, Monte Kosoff, Horace Webb and Roxanne Wells from United Way of St. Lucie, presented plaques to the schools with the highest student and employee campaign fund raisers for 2014-2015. The winners in the Highest Student Campaign were West Gate K-8 ($1,028); SLW Centennial High ($979);…

Savanna Ridge VPK Families Enjoyed a Day of Learning!

Students in Ms. Fuller’s VPK class enjoyed showing their family members what a day of learning is like in their classroom.  Families enjoyed center rotations with their VPK child.  Students and parents read books in the listening center, explored reading fundamentals via online programs, used manipulatives and many other engaging activities.  Thank you to our…

Chess Night at Mariposa Elementary!

Second and Third Grade students at Mariposa Elementary challenged their families and friends to chess this week! Students came to school dressed up as chess pieces, ready to teach their families how each piece moves. Families enjoyed some chess poems and a brief explanation of how to play. Then students challenged their peers and relatives…