Fifth grade students in Mrs. Logue’s science class at FPMSA explored how when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations. Students had 10 seconds to pick up as many beans as possible. They discovered that they picked up more beans of the color that contrasted with the paper they were on. The beans similar in color to the paper represented the animals that have a better chance of survival due to the physical adaptation of camouflage. Pictured are Jarvis Jerger and Cindy Hernandez
In a live broadcast on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from Lincoln Park Academy, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, Sr. took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year. Mr. Johnson is a champion of students at Dale Cassens Educational Complex where he supports students in the areas of science and mathematics. Joining him on the stage during the Night of the Stars gala were School Related Employee of the Year Mr. Charles Pilson from Manatee Academy, Distinguished Minority Educator of
Lindsey Perez joined the Allapattah Flats family last school year and has made it her home. You never know what you will find when you enter the doors of Mrs. Perez’s science class. Hands-on, minds-on learning is always taking place as students engage in lessons designed to get them excited about science and all its wonders. At the end of the period, students never want to leave; Mrs. Perez ignites a desire in students to want to learn more. Girls and boys alike engage in competitive discoveries such as using a pumpkin to determine which is more powerful — fire
The students from the photo competed in SkillsUSA Regional Competition in Orlando, FL last week, Thursday, February 18. Students were in the Community Service Competition and won 1st Place for Region 3. Student Names: Olivia Wallman, Arielly Dias, and Arthur Waddell Students in this competition had the following purpose: To evaluate local chapter activities that benefit the community and to recognize excellence and professionalism in the area of community service. This event also enables the community to become aware of the outstanding work being performed by career and technical education students.
The month of February is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to the economic, cultural, and political development of America. On February 19th, Donna Washington joined Gaines Academy in celebrating African American culture through the art of storytelling. Ms. Washington is a renowned story teller and author who had student and teachers of all ages captivated with her narratives. Thank you, Ms. Washington! She provided the talent on a storytelling tape that was so successful for Children’s Press that the tape was used to make four wordless picture books. It was at
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, we were amazed by Master Storyteller Donna Washington who engaged and awakened the imaginations of students at St. Lucie Elementary with relevant stories and lessons. The enthusiasm was infectious from one student to the next as talk of her unforgettable performance was non-stop throughout the day. The stories told were from African folk tales, which were so vivid and full of life. No matter your ethnicity, it placed you right there in the moment!! Our students here at St. Lucie Elementary listened and learned from her intriguing stories. The students will certainly retell these stories
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — In a live broadcast on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from Lincoln Park Academy, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, Sr. took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year. Mr. Johnson is a champion of students at Dale Cassens Educational Complex where he supports students in the areas of science and mathematics. Joining him on the stage during the Night of the Stars gala were School Related Employee of the Year Mr. Charles Pilson from Manatee Academy,
The Rising Stars 3rd and 4th grade Gifted and Enriched students and Northstars 7th grade Gifted and Enriched classes collaborated in a cross curricular and cross grade level project on sound energy and production. Students accepted the challenge to create an orchestra using recycled materials. Students drew sketches of proposed instruments, wrote build procedures and play procedures, and then played three notes on each instrument. The older students mentored the younger students during the entire process. The Northstars also wrote a formal research paper with three citations on the evolution of musical instruments and sound production. It was a wonderful
Fairlawn is participating in this year’s annual Empty Bowl Project. Thirty students in Mr. Gelardo’s art class will be creating clay pottery bowls for the event to be held on Saturday, March 12th, at the Ft. Pierce Farmers’ Market. Each bowl will sell for $15 and will benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Every dollar raised will provide 7 meals to people in our community. Students who create the bowls can purchase them first or they will be taken to the event and sold along with the many other bowls created by the other schools in our district. Many employees also participated
White City Elementary School congratulates first grader Madison Maclachlan in Ms. Bianchi’s class! Madison was the school-wide top fundraiser for Jump Rope for Heart! Madison raised $370. This money is donated to the American Heart Association whose primary mission is to help “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” We are so proud of you Madison!
Congratulations to our teachers/employees of the year, Heather Knab, Judy Rotella, Shelby Rebora, and Adam Schwimer. A great big “Shout Out” to our St. Lucie District Teacher of the Year nominee: Heather Knab Floresta Elementary’s Heather Knab serves the elementary school as a literacy coach for grades K through five. In this role, she happily finds herself wearing many hats throughout the day. Whether it be modeling, coaching, collaboratively planning with teachers, analyzing data, conducting a literacy meeting, or coordinating the Title One tutorial program, she embraces them all with enthusiasm and is dedicated to providing a remarkable environment for
It is with great pleasure that Northport hosted Yvonne Meyerson, Philanthropic Advisor for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in the media center recently. Students have been learning all about Sickle Cell disease and how prevalent the disease is within our own community. The “Project Tough Kookie” program was initiated at Northport two years ago by Marie Solide, ESE instructor, who lost her daughter Kookie following a long battle with Sickle Cell Disease. Students have learned that one in every ten African Americans has a sickle cell trait and one in every one hundred Hispanics carry the trait. In the United
Hobe Sound Nature Center visited the fourth graders at Mariposa Elementary. The center brought an owl for students to study and look at the world of raptors, while examining closely the adaptions of owls. Mrs. Jennifer Scipioni’s students learned about these adaptations through a hands-on activity investigating owl pellets. During this exciting lab activity, the students learned about food chains, ecology, and natural history. The lab activity produced small skeleton parts from rodents, birds, and more. The fourth graders were very excited to be able to take home these discoveries!
Floresta Elementary students participated in a Math Literacy Night at Publix Supermarket. The students completed a scavenger hunt using real world money problems. The students had a great time going “shopping” and learned a lot about real money problems.
Are you smarter than a seventh grader? Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s seventh grade team hosted a fun informational session for parents and students. They competed with FSA and EOC type questions…and the student team won in all four rooms! Way to go Rockets!
Kindergarten students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated the joining of the letters Q and U as in “quack” and “quick.” They also held a ceremony for other consonants that frequently go together in words such as sh, ch, wh and th. What a beautiful occasion to commemorate these unions.
Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition in first and second grades enjoyed reading to their families. This is an annual “Read to Your Sweetheart” celebration and the students love sharing their favorite books with their family and friends. Their love for reading is wonderful!
The GEMS Club of Lawnwood Elementary recently donated cases of water that will be transported to the residents of Flint, Michigan.
Ms. Mellion’s students at Allapattah Flats K-8 were engaged in African American History Month using informational texts about Jackie Robinson. Students worked together in groups to become experts on certain parts of his life. They presented to the class their circle maps as well as shared facts they had researched about him. Second graders loved learning about this important historical figure in American History.
Pictured are Karina Hernandez, Sadie Rivera & Alexandra Penney who earned an Excellent rating for their ensemble and Chelsea Cantarero who earned Superior for her solo. Way to go Bulldogs!