PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Walmart awarded 20 teachers from Allapattah Flats K-8 School with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies that will help students as part of the company’s Teacher Rewards program. For the sixth year, Walmart will donate over $4.5 million to provide 90,000 teachers across the United States with reward cards to help offset the cost of classroom expenses at the beginning of the school year. These funds come at a critical time, as many teachers will spend an estimated $1,000 of their own money to ensure their students have the supplies they need to learn
(TAMPA) – October 30, 2015– The Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE), is pleased to announce the newly selected outstanding educator for quarter two featured on our “Teacher Spotlight – Recognizing Superior Educators for Innovation in the Classroom” webpage is, Jacqueline Harris of Village Green Environmental Studies School in St. Lucie County, FL. Ms. Harris is an energetic and outgoing first grade educator who was awarded first place in the Entrepreneurship Category, Elementary Division, at the 2015 Governor’s Award Program for Excellence in Teaching Economics, for her project “The Healthy Kidz Snack Shop & Eatery”. Her project, which asked students
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Ecstatic and astonished were the common reactions from St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year nominees as Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and an entourage of well-wishers surprised the school leaders with the news this week. Mrs. Latricia Woulard, principal of St. Lucie Elementary, and Mrs. Michelle Herrington, assistant principal of Windmill Point Elementary, are this year’s nominees. While the two school leaders serve different schools this academic year, they served together last year as a dynamic duo at Windmill Point Elementary. “Both ladies are exemplary in their dedication to helping
Manatee Academy 4th and 5th grades were enraptured by the performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by The Riverside Children’s Theatre professional group this week. Students and teachers have been reading the Narnia books for the last month and thought this interactive interpretation was “Awesome!”
REE hosted their annual Bingo for Books with a Halloween twist thrown in. Coupling it with a Title 1 presentation, the students then paraded by grade level across the stage in their costumes. Bingo then ensued with students winning a book every time they achieved BINGO! Our ever fabulous PTO handily decorated the cafeteria and gave out creepy treats! Everyone went home with a book and a smile!
Dr. Kevin Perry was the guest speaker today at Weatherbee Elementary School’s first Leadership Luncheon for this school year.
Ecstatic and astonished were the common reactions from St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year nominees as Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and an entourage of well-wishers surprised the school leaders with the news this week. Mrs. Latricia Woulard, principal of St. Lucie Elementary, and Mrs. Michelle Herrington, assistant principal of Windmill Point Elementary, are this year’s nominees. While the two school leaders serve different schools this academic year, they served together last year as a dynamic duo at Windmill Point Elementary. “Both ladies are exemplary in their dedication to helping their students excel. Their
Fort Pierce Central High School’s Criminal Justice Academy hosted its annual Crime Prevention Day on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This expo-style event provided opportunities for students to learn about numerous programs, discuss the mission of each, and explore career opportunities with representatives from agencies including: Ft. Pierce Police Department, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, Children’s Home Society, Data, Safe Space, Project Rock, Martha’s House, Healthy Start, St. Lucie County Health Department, Teen Time, Boys and Girls Club, Hospice, United Way, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. About the Criminal Justice Academy Law enforcement and criminal
Village Green Environmental Studies School brought storybook characters to life through a pumpkin decorating contest. Students were able to vote for their favorite pumpkin using earned Manatee Moola.
“Respect Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Red Ribbon Week theme this year. Students at Village Green Environmental Studies School participated in several anti-drug/anti bullying activities, some of which included: creating posters, signing pledges, and a presentation by Joe the Biker.
St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent recently accepted a donation of 200 sackpacks containing essential school supplies from the Office Depot Business Solutions Division. The sackpacks will be distributed to deserving students within the school district. The donations were made as part of the Office Depot and Office Depot Foundation’s award-winning National Backpack Program, through which the company gives children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life – every school year. The specially designed, drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs. Each one includes a zippered pouch containing a pen, pencil,
Manatee Academy 8th grade students enjoyed lunch at a park after viewing an emotional Anne Frank exhibit sponsored by Temple Beth Am in Jupiter this week. The exhibit is part of a national tour from the Anne Frank Center, New York. Our students participated in a scavenger hunt by answering questions after reading the giant informational murals, pictures, and quotes from Anne and her family. Docents showed a 22 minute film, “The Short Life of Anne Frank.” Students were visibly moved by this documentary and accompanying exhibit.
Manatee Academy Vet Prep eighth graders and several of their parents visited Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Veterinary Assisting Academy to tour the available programs offered through the Career and Technical Education Department. Middle school students studying animal science learned about the many benefits the attractor program has to offer. Seniors in the program guided them through several hands-on experiences that they could expect as students, such as proper dog restraints, dog grooming and the many college/career opportunities available through FFA. Speakers included Mr. Brandon Perdue, program instructor, Mr. John Lynch, school principal and Ms. Kathie Schmidt, CTE Director. Everyone
Manatee Academy middle school students are so excited about the Grand Reopening of Pages Cafe (which serves one item and one item only: BOOKACCINOS!) that they were lined up before school today! Students use Manatee dollars to purchase the fabulous beverage that they can sip while reading a book in our Media Center. Media Specialist AKA Barrista (or BOOKarrista) Debbie Remington loves discussing and recommending books with her patrons as she prepares their BOOKaccino!
Manatee Academy middle school students are excited about the Grand Reopening of “Pages Cafe” (which serves one item and one item only:BOOKACCINOS! ). Students use Manatee dollars to purchase the fabulous beverage that they can sip while reading a book in our Media Center. Media Specialist A.K.A. Barrista (or BOOKarrista) Debbie Remington loves discussing and recommending books with her patrons as she prepares their BOOKaccino!
Every year for the last five years, Northport has united for a huge campaign to stamp out bullying. The students have listened to not only “Joe the Biker” speak, but dozens of other speakers whose message has been one of nonviolence, empowerment and anti-bullying. Students have made thousands of posters, worn orange for anti-bullying and red for drug awareness. Many times, we have found that drug and alcohol usage in and around the home make bullying and anger issues more prevalent for students. We dubbed the denouement Unity Day. Every year, students dress in orange or red and walk a
The Speaker’s Bureau for November included Fort Pierce City Commissioner Reggie Sessions and FPWHS Assistant Principal Dominick Clayton. The Bureau is organized by Dr. Donna Mills.
At Tuesday evening’s Board Meeting, the Bluebird Education Foundation presented students with instruments to help them exercise their musical talents. The Foundation’s Program entitled “Donation of Musical Instruments Through Recycling In The Key of E” makes this gifting of instruments possible.
October is Bully Prevention Month and Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition had some exciting things planned in order to continue to create a safe and caring school environment free from bullying and exclusion. One way to increase tolerance at the school was to have students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade create anti-bullying posters about Building Tolerance and students in grades six through eight write essays with the same topic. One poster was selected from grades K-2 and 3-5 and one essay from grades 6-8. Winners won a pizza party for their entire class. Congratulations to Caroline Croce