Congratulations to West Gate K – 8

Congratulations to West Gate K – 8

Seventh graders in Mrs. Lauren Kappler’s West Gate K-8 Civics class won first place accolades in the St. Lucie Public Schools Project Citizen Showcase.  Their project entitled Don’t Panic will compete at the State level and is currently on display at the Capital where legislators will serve on judging panels for a final evaluation of all projects by late May.

Family Reading Festival This Saturday at Tradition Field

Family Reading Festival This Saturday at Tradition Field

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The 7th annual Family Reading Festival is slated for Saturday, April 23 from 9 AM – 1 PM at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.  Families are invited to bring their children to this free event and experience the many joys of literacy.  Meet Mother Goose, read with VIPs, receive free books, and enjoy interactive puppet shows.  And there is more. Bring your gently used books for a book trade, browse the Scholastic Book Fair, visit with authors, and try your hand at a variety of literacy-themed games and activities.

“We look forward to bringing this event to our community each year,” said Reading Council President Lori Beans.  “Literacy is the cornerstone for learning and is a valuable gift for all of our children.”

This event is organized by the St. Lucie Reading Council and supported by the Children’s Services Council as well as the St. Lucie Mets.  Tradition field is located at 525 Peacock Avenue, Port St. Lucie, Florida. For more information on this event, visit www.slcreadingcouncil.org.

Another free opportunity for the public scheduled at the same time and venue is the St. Lucie Safety Festival.  St. Lucie Public Schools, first responders, and other local agencies and organizations will be present with demonstrations and giveaways.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

Mother Goose

 

Kindergartners at Savanna Ridge Track Their Sight Words

Kindergartners at Savanna Ridge Track Their Sight Words

Kindergartners in Mrs. Warren’s class proudly show off their sight word progress by tracking their achievement.  The teacher then conferences with students individually about where they are, and they set new sight word goals.  What a fun, interactive way to show what you know as you learn and grow.

Congratulations to West Gate K – 8

West Gate K-8 Project on Display at the Capital

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Seventh graders in Mrs. Lauren Kappler’s West Gate K-8 Civics class won first place accolades in the St. Lucie Public Schools Project Citizen Showcase.  Their project entitled Don’t Panic will compete at the State level and is currently on display at the Capital where legislators will serve on judging panels for a final evaluation of all projects by late May.

We the People: Project Citizen is organized by Florida Law Related Education, Inc. which explains the annual project as “a curricular program for upper elementary and secondary students designed and published by the Center for Civic Education (CCE) that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.”

Students in Civics classes work in teams, identify a public policy problem in their community, research the problem, and after evaluating possible solutions to the problem, propose a public policy that could serve as the solution.  At the local level of competition, the solutions are well documented in a portfolio, and the policy is shared with a committee of community leaders using a display board along with a verbal presentation.

Mrs. Kappler’s students proposed a public policy based on panic button devices for school safety modeled after safety systems in other states such as Georgia.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

LPA Creative Writers Win Honors in IRSC Contest

LPA Creative Writers Win Honors in IRSC Contest

Congratulations to our Lincoln Park Academy students who placed in the annual Indian River State College Creative Writing Contest!

Molly Thomas won 2nd place in the 10th grade category for her short story, “Bermuda Love Triangle.”

Justin Heath won 3rd place in the 11th grade category for his short story, “Leviathan.”

Lindsey Allgire won 2nd place for in the 11th grade category for her untitled story.

Maya Donnell won 1st place in the 11th grade category for her short story “A Thousand Unwritten Pages.”

Lincoln Park is very proud of our authors. Congratulations!

Pictured from left to right: Maya Donnell, Lindsey Allgire, Mrs. Merritt, Justin Heath, Molly Thomas