Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School to compete in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of back to back events starting with Rope Bridge and a physical fitness test (PT). During the PT test the team had to complete a total of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, and 100 pull-ups. The rest of the events consisted of a ½ mile litter carry with 80lbs of weight, move 6 30lb dumbbells and a log of over 250lbs from 200 yards, flip a 300lb tire 100 yards, and finish by running ½ a mile to the finish line. Port Saint Lucie High finished with a time of 28:18 securing the first place win by 27 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did an amazing job.
Fort Pierce Westwood High School would like to recognize and celebrate one of our teachers, Mr. James Norcia. Mr. Norcia created a motivation plan known as the “The Raceway Contest” which has made its way onto the Reading Plus© Training Site – Creating Motivation Plans. Mr. Norcia developed this plan last spring during our initial implementation of the Reading Plus© program. This extrinsic motivation plan celebrates the student’s individual and class success within the Reading Plus© program as they improve their reading comprehension skills.
“The Raceway Contest” had every class choose a car and then each class was able to earn “laps” around the raceway by achieving weekly goals. The class with the most laps earned each week received a prize. Individual students were also entered in to a weekly “winners circle.” Student class prizes changed regularly to promote the three important reader motivations of interest, dedication, and confidence.
Mr. Norcia has been supporting and motivating students at Westwood for the past seven years. Please join us in congratulating him for having his work incorporated in this training site. #fpwpantherpride