The Saint Lucie County Fair Association invited local schools to participate in themed displays. Following the theme, “Preserve the Fun, Recycle When Done,” Lincoln Park Academy received the first place award in the high school division which included a generous $1,000 cash prize. In a class discussion about why recycling is important for our planet and its inhabitant, the students came up with the idea that nature cannot be manufactured. It is a gift from the earth and its beauty cannot be fabricated. Ms. Duran’s 3D high school students (grades 9-12) collaborated in creating a large tree which read, “We
Fort Pierce Central High School Team A was recently crowned the regional champion of the 19th Annual National Ocean Science Bowl. The “Florida Manatee Bowl” attracted 20 teams from across Florida in a competition that tests students’ knowledge on a wide range of chemical, physical, biological, environmental, and social issues of the ocean. The competition took place at FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and on the campus of the Marine Oceanographic Academy in Ft. Pierce. Ft. Pierce Central High School’s team consisted of Andrew Caputo, Cody Nichoson, Bryce Starr, Victor Alterizio and Riley Kicker. The team was coached by Steven Shotola.
From left to right: Mr. Allen Osteen (Rotary Club Member), Cyndiana Edmond, and Mr. Stanley Edmond (Father) The Fort Pierce Rotary Club recognized LPA Senior Cyndiana Edmond as the “Student of the Month” for February at a luncheon held at the Pelican Club on February 25, 2016. Cyndiana was acknowledged for her accomplishments and presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift card. Cyndiana also had the opportunity to meet Rotary Club members and share her high school experiences and community involvement. The Fort Pierce Rotary Club established this recognition in honor of US Army Captain Adam P. Snyder
The whole school participated in a PBIS event for making great choices at a PBIS celebration on February 26th. The students all danced and sang to their favorite songs and had a great time. These students followed the S.W.I.M. expectations at Floresta. Show respect, Work to keep our school clean and safe, Illustrate responsibility, and Maintain a positive attitude! Go Dolphins!
Northport proudly celebrates our very diverse culture every day, and Thursday, February 25, 2016, was especially special at the school. On this day, Northport included a program that hosted pioneers from our county and also all the Northport past principals. Dr. Sam Gaines, first African American school board member, Gloria Johnson-Scott, first female African American high school principal, Dr. Donna Mills, first female African American school board member, Joseph Smith, first African American Clerk of the Court, Officer Carl Toppin, first African American PSL police officer, as well as Queen Townsend, first SLC African American Interim Superintendent. We were also
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kourtney Burton’s class at Frances K. Sweet have been learning about Dr. Seuss and completing various activities to celebrate his many books. Students sampled green eggs and ham and then graphed whether or not they liked them. Students also wore silly socks for “Fox in Socks” and crazy hats for “Cat in the Hat.” Pictured are from the left are Haylee Madden, Brooke Atkinson, and Gabriella Navas Ayala.
Klutch from the St. Lucie Mets visited the County Office to say hello to fans at a recent luncheon hosted by the Instructional Technology team. A positive time was had by all as the event was a home run in the eyes of participants.
Dr. McEwen and Mrs. Barr organized a celebration of Black History Month with an assembly for students and staff at the Education Center of St. Lucie County’s Juvenile Detention Center. The assembly followed the national theme for Black History Month, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. In attendance were 38 students, all teaching staff and DJJ staff members. Dr. McEwen presented the assembly, six students recited poetry, Mrs. Barr reviewed and explained the theme, Mr. Hinder shared moments in Black History, and Mr. Small presented the historical sites of Ft. Pierce. Thank you to all staff, great job by
A select group of 8th grade students from Lincoln Park Academy participated in the 1st Middle School Great Explorations event in conjunction with Indian River State College. Students were able to get hands-on experience with Green Room technology and video production, as well as laser, Allied Health, and Robotics fields, while speaking with professors and students about the school-college-work connection. The all day event was intended to provide a “spark” for these students who will soon be entering high school and beginning their college exploration journey.
Our young scientists exemplified what Northport K-8 strives to achieve: education , practice of the basic traits of moral and ethical behavior, development of intellectual curiosity, logical thinking using problem solving and reasoning skills, and pride in achievement! At the 28th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Saint Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Stem Competition, category award recipients included Taygen Pennella (first place in math and computational sciences), Rosette Garcia (second place in biomedical and health science), Addison Searcy (third place in animal science), and Alicia Morrow (third place in cellular/molecular biology and biochemisry). Taygen Pennella also received the prestigious
Dr. Kelly, President of Florida Atlantic University and Debra Snyder, Principal of Palm Pointe tour the school Friday afternoon. The President was showered with gifts as a token of appreciation for the partnership the University has with the School.
Kindergarten students at Frances K. Sweet loved having employees from the City of Fort Pierce volunteer in the classrooms. Morgan Haupt’s students: Carter Stokes, Tyler Li, and Sienna Mills enjoyed listening to a story and playing a game of sight word Bingo with Kevin Browning.
Dirk Smith, Plant Manager of Village Green Environmental Studies School, has implemented a fun and rewarding recycling program. Each week the classes of VGESS compete to see who will win a coveted Sundae Party for the most material recycled in one week. The incentive program has been a huge success. In fact, one class produced ZERO trash one week as they were determined to win. Mr. Smith’s bright idea supports the mission and vision of Village Green Environmental Studies School, connects to the theme of this year’s SLC Fair, and most importantly saves money and our planet. WAY TO GO,
The Odyssey of the Mind team from Fairlawn Elementary Magnet School performed at Regional Competition at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, FL. The team not only qualified for state, they received the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award. This award is the highest award in the Odyssey of the Mind program. For this award, judges are asked to only make nominations if exceptional creativity is exhibited. Comments on their award included, “The Division I team went above and beyond the requirements of the problem. The team was incredibly insightful and advanced for elementary students.” Congratulations, Fairlawn Odyssey Team on a job
FPMSA fifth graders celebrated making great choices at a PBIS celebration on February 19th. Friends, snacks, games, and crafts were part of the fun enjoyed by all who attended. These students followed the ARTS Expectations: Always Prepared, Respect Others, Take Responsibility, and Stay Safe! Submitted by Kathleen Saunders
Students in Mrs. Bennett’s 3rd grade class at F.K. Sweet presented Superintendent E. Wayne Gent with a certificate. He enjoyed spending part of his morning reading to them as part of a Black History Month lesson activity.
Mr. Darrell M.Schwartz, history teacher at Treasure Coast High School, announces that about two months ago the Gaming Club was created on our campus. The purpose of the club is to bring all students together who have an interest in friendship and fun competition. The club includes Video and Computer Gaming along with Board Games and Card Games. The club meets weekly and has grown to over 40 students attending with very limited promotion. The most amazing aspect of this club is that it is attracting students who would not normally participate in school events and/or after school activities. A
Fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary learned all about body systems with hands-on activities including viewing how air expands real pig lungs, touching and seeing real animal organs, and learning where all the inner body systems are located. Finally, the students were shown how by tapping on the body, they could tell whether the body part was solid or hollow. The head sounded hollow much to the students’ surprise!
Students in third grade at Morningside Elementary each received a dictionary from the Rotary Club of Port Saint Lucie. Students were excited as they looked through the pages at pictures and new words in their very own dictionary. Thank you, Rotary, for your wonderful gift!
Northport K-8 history instructor, Bob Burdge, and eleven Northport middle grades students represented Northport at the SLPS District History Fair held at Indian River State College recently. Students explored and presented exciting and informative topics such as, “How Did the Women of the 1920’s Explore Their Rights and Encounter Change?” “The Significance of the California Gold Rush,” and “Amelia Earhart’s Exploration of Aircrafts: The Development of New Ideas.” Mr. Burdge is celebrating his last year as not only a colorful and unparalleled history instructor for thirty-five and a half years, but as a History Fair Coordinator for at least twenty