Early literacy is important! SLPS, in collaboration with many community sponsors, facilitated the annual early childhood conference which brought together nearly 200 public and private early childhood educators for the specific purpose of enhancing early childhood education. This year’s theme: Kaleidoscope of Movement Keynote Speaker: Jack Hartman
Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy for their first-place finish at the SLPS Academic Challenge. TCHS came in second, and FPWHS came in third.
Students from across the District make up the SLPS Academic Team that will be going to the state level competition in April. Students are selected based on their content strengths to establish a well-rounded academic team. Congratulations to: D. Kehoe (TCHS), N. Gomez (SLWCHS), J. Diago (FPWHS), C. Acre (LPA), M. Kaminaga (LPA), and G. Zheng ( LPA).
St. Lucie Soars represents the county’s longstanding focus on early literacy through collaborative partnerships with St. Lucie Public Schools, Early Learning Coalition, ALPI, the Education Foundation, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit. John C. Maxwell Team members at the District Office enjoyed a healthy breakfast and a bit of fun to kick off a productive day.
White City celebrates integrity at this month’s citizen of the month ceremony. A student in each class was selected by the teacher for demonstrating the character trait of integrity. Integrity is showing good moral character, being honest, doing the right thing consistently and meeting challenges with a good attitude. Wildcats, we are so very proud of you!
Senior Taneria Wilson scored her 1,000th basketball point as a Lincoln Park Academy Greyhound. The LPA family of students, teachers, staff and coaches are very proud of her accomplishment. Congratulations Taneria!!
As part of Fairlawn Elementary’s ongoing effort to increase word recognition among our students, students and staff paraded through the school halls dressed as a host of costumed words. Families and friends laughed, applauded, and were amazed by our students’ ingenuity! From pond to precipitation, humble to boastful, students represented words from science, social studies, math, language arts and character education curriculum. The parade concept is based on Debra Frasier’s book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, where a student confuses the work ‘miscellaneous” for the person, Miss Alaineus. In this hilarious story, great embarrassment is assuaged by turning this mortifying
The entire school at Floresta Elementary took part in the first monthly STEAM activity. K-2 discovered how to blow a piece of popcorn into a bottle. 3-5 designed and built a container that would hold 293 pieces of popcorn using 10 pieces to estimate by. Fun was had by all!
The students in Mrs. Irby’s Kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school with fun 100th day activities. Students counted ten groups of ten pictures and glued them on strips to make hats, created eye glasses with 100 pieces, read 100th day books, sorted 100 words, and participated in many other activities!
SLW Centennial Criminal Justice students participated in a K-9 demonstration that was sponsored by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department.
In recognition of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, the beginning Spanish class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition welcomed award winning local author Maritza Mejia. Mrs. Mejia read her book Vanilla and Chocolate/Vainilla y Chocolate. Multicultural Children’s Book Day has as its mission not only to raise awareness for children’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries.
Recently at the Florida Music Educators convention in Tampa the Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition Band was given the state enrollment award. This award recognized them for achieving over 43 percent of the 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in a music course. This award will be held for three years. Congratulations to the Palm Pointe music program! Pictured left to right are: Principal Debra Snyder, Band Director Jason Hatfield, Guidance Counselor Andrea Tang
The only thing missing was the red carpet as a parade of well-wishers honored the three finalists for St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Teacher of the Year. On Monday, Sandra Oliveira (St. Lucie West Centennial High School), Heather Knab (Floresta Elementary), and Jeffrey L. Johnson, Sr. (Dale Cassens Education Complex) were surprised with the news, flowers, and balloons by a team from St. Lucie’s Education Foundation and School Board. In his first year as the Superintendent of Schools, E. Wayne Gent commented that he could not be more proud to serve in any other District. “Our Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Janette Champagne, Fairlawn’s Food Service Manager, conducted a pizza-making lesson with all of the second grade students. The lesson was about farm to table (peppers, fresh tomatoes, pineapple) and how to follow steps in a technical procedure. Students enjoyed creating their own pizzas.
In an effort to better engage families this school year, Parkway Elementary, of St. Lucie County Schools hosted a family literacy workshop, called REaD Carpet Ready. This fun, interactive family workshop engaged K-5 parents and their children in a 1.5-hour, red-carpet-themed training program. Parents learned easy-to-implement reading strategies to support their child’s literacy development at home. REaD Carpet Ready workshop allowed families to enter the world of Hollywood celebrities, complete with red carpet, paparazzi and voting on nominees for best-dressed “star”, all while learning how to incorporate an extra 20 minutes of reading into their busy lives. REaD Carpet Ready
Parkway Elementary was honored to participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Fort Pierce by participating in the parade.
Over 300 students, parents, police officers and ROTC members participated in CSI night at MSE. The students “scientifically” tested clues (blood, finger prints, PH, hair, etc.) to find out who stole the candy jar. Mr. Graff was the thief! Thank you, Mrs. Jennings, for another successful CSI night!
For the 5 weeks preceding the FSA Writing Assessment, students in grades 4 and 5 are eligible to enter weekly drawing if they show improvement on their writing score from the previous week. Pictured here are some of our winners sporting their new monogrammed red polo shirts. Keep up the wonderful writing, Mariners!
Dorothy in Wonderland, The Musical is the first full drama production performed at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition. What an amazing job the cast and crew did. The drama class, under the direction of Mrs. Melanie Larsen, worked very hard getting ready for this show and it definitely paid off. The cast posed for a picture just before the opening performance. Congratulations to all the Palm Pointe Players!