Manatee Academy Sponsors “Once Around the Block to Fight Hunger”

Manatee Academy’s Student Government and Honor Society will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk to support the fight against hunger. The event to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank will be held on January 23, 2016. Registration is available online at and search for “Manatee” or participants can obtain registration information from Charles Pilson at Manatee Academy (340-4745). The first 125 participants to register will receive a free t-shirt!

SLWK-8 Grinch Day

SLWK-8 kindergarten teachers declared that December 11th would be Grinch Day. The students embraced this concept and went all out! Happy Grinch Day!

Mayor Oravec Visits Manatee Academy 1st Grade Students

On Monday, December 7th, the first graders at Manatee Academy were fortunate to have Port St. Lucie’s  Mayor Gregory Oravec as a special guest speaker. He talked about the duties and responsibilities he has as our mayor. The students found this very informative and had many questions for him. This was an excellent opportunity for them to continue to learn about the roles leaders have in our community.

REE Hosts Math Night at Publix

REE families came away from Publix with more than a full cart after another great Math Night! Students had a grade appropriate worksheet to do with their parents or other students. They were rewarded at the end with a sweet math homework pass and a dessert! A group from our 4th and 5th grade choir caroled the customers as they walked in. Thank you to Mrs. Henderson, REE’s fabulous Math Coach, for a “delicious” night of learning!

SLWK-8 S.A.G.E. Students Show Their Holiday Spirit

The SLWK-8 elementary gifted S.A.G.E. classes participated again this year in a holiday community service project. The students decorated holiday bags for the “Meals on Wheels” program in our area. This program provides and delivers meals to senior citizens who are homebound. These students have volunteered their time to show their holiday spirit and citizenship during the holidays!

Gold and Silver Volunteer School Awards

Gold and Silver Volunteer School Awards were presented to schools by Martha Underwood, volunteer coordinator. These awards recognize exemplary programs that support community and parent involvement.

Education Foundation Grants Awarded

St. Lucie County’s Education Foundation awarded 33 grants to teachers throughout the district. Executive Director Thom Jones indicated that the grants represent a $50,000.00 investment in quality educational programs to benefit student achievement.  

Mosaic Digital Academy’s Teacher of the Year

Mosaic Digital Academy presents their first Teacher of the Year Award to Mrs. Kahr. We are thrilled to have Carrie Kahr represent our staff as a trailblazer in our virtual instruction program here in St. Lucie County. Mrs. Kahr teaches secondary science offering hands-on lab exploration experiences for students in grades 4-12. Mrs. Kahr serves as our Science Fair Coordinator and recently hosted our annual science fair event with the theme, “The STEAM of Water Pollution.” Congratulations, Mrs. Kahr!

Banking 101@ Southern Oaks Middle

Seacoast’s Relationship Manager Maryann Matteo and Stephanie Jenkin, bank teller, visited Mrs. Robinson’s Business Class to reinforce what the sixth grade students have learned about banking, writing checks, and checking accounts.  

Kindergarten Students at Savanna Ridge Travel Back in Time With Their Writing

Students in Mrs. Warren’s Kindergarten classroom are learning about “People and Events of Now and Long Ago.”  Students compared and contrasted what school was like long ago versus now.  Then they had an opportunity to practice writing their name and drawing a picture with a quill feather and paint to replicate the tools used by students long ago.

Cobras Feast with Lake Forest Park Residents

The Thanksgiving Feast is an annual event sponsored by Fort Pierce Central High School JROTC battalion and the Fort Pierce Central Culinary Program students that allows the students to meet and have a meal with the residents of the Lake Forest Park senior living home. This year, the Cobra Battalion cadets also partnered with the Fort Pierce Central High School Student Government Association and Fort Pierce Central High School Chorus students to provide the seniors with an even greater event than last year. Before starting the feast, Dr. Bugaki, a Lake Forest Park resident and World War II Navy veteran, … Read More

Fairlawn Elementary Magnet School’s Student Council Helps Pack Food for Families

Ms. Kim Singley and Fairlawn Elementary Magnet School’s Student Council volunteered their time on Saturday to help The Treasure Coast Food Bank pack food for families to receive during the holidays.  Ms. Singley who leads Fairlawn’s Student Council wanted students to understand where the food goes when families bring it to the school to donate it.  Students were able to pack grace packs for students of St. Lucie County and they helped sort donations that have come in during this busy time.  Pictured are Ms. Kim Singley, Blake Gascoigne, Ricardo Ramirez, Julisa Gil, Gavin Jay, Brandon Miranda, Lilly Herndon, Haley … Read More

Savanna Ridge Third Graders and Keiser University students send letters to the Military

Third grade students in Mrs. Shukri’s class enjoyed working with Keiser University students who were previously in the military.  The Keiser University students read a children’s book to the class that was created by a soldier.  It explained why military parents may seem different when they get home to their families due to PTSD.  They also explained their jobs and where they have traveled while serving in the military. Students worked with the Keiser students to make Christmas cards for the soldiers overseas for the upcoming holiday season.

VGESS Honors Foster Grandparents

  Village Green Environmental Studies School administration was honored to attend a banquet celebrating the dedication, hard-work, and care the foster grandparents provide each day to students in St. Lucie County.  We love our grandparents!  

Cris Martinez’s Weather School Comes to REE

The 5th graders at Rivers Edge Elementary were honored to have Cris Martinez of Channel 25 News Weather Team host his Weather School on Wednesday, December 3. He used our very own students to explain how a tornado works and what happens when a cold and warm front collide. Our 5th graders welcomed Mr. Martinez with a song they had written about hurricanes.

Weatherbee Hosts Breakfast With Santa

Principal Michael Hitsman and Assistant Principal Jen Avellino welcome Santa Claus to Weatherbee on Saturday, December 5th.  Students and their families who attended the annual Breakfast with Santa event enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast, face painting, shopping at the PTO Holiday Shoppe, and getting their picture taken with the jolly old elf himself!