ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Principal Juanita Wright is joined by F. K. Sweet students and staff once again to honor veterans during the 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration slated for Friday, November 4. Event organizers Helena Grapsy, Tammy Davis, and Barbara Bennett invite local veterans interested in participating in the ceremony to meet at the school’s campus located at 1400 Avenue Q in Fort Pierce prior to the 9 AM event kick-off. The JROTC cadets from Fort Pierce Westwood High School will open the ceremony with the presentation of colors followed by remarks from a special guest speaker. An
Each year, the Northport community comes together to support our anti-bullying message. We all wear orange and students and parents walk with their classes on a designated route around the campus. Students carry handmade signs, banners and posters. Special thanks to all who worked so hard to make sure that bullying is not prevalent at NPK8. The coaches, resource teachers, Big Brothers Big Sisters tutors, New Horizons Student Support Specialist Mary Anne Warren, and so many others deserve thanks for making the day phenomenal. It is a GREAT day for the children who know they are empowered to step up
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record National Event was launched on October 27th and members of PNC Bank volunteered to serve as guest readers in St. Lucie Public Schools VPK/T1 classrooms. Students and readers alike enjoyed laughing and learning about a bear’s journey in the celebrated tale, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich. Mario Rivera – Northport Kristy Contreras – Bayshore Dee Coe – C A Moore Jennifer Byrnes – Samuel Gaines Academy Tiffany Nixon – Samuel Gaines Dee Coe – CA Moore
Thank you to our business partners PNC Bank for reading to our VPK classes this morning at Lakewood Elementary!
Our Lakewood Park Falcon Staff is ready for our 1st Annual Fall Festival festivities! It’s going to be a night of food…fun…and many laughs!
Representative Larry Lee took part in the Fort Pierce Westwood Speakers Bureau presentation this past Wednesday, October 26, 2016. After being introduced by Board Member Dr. Donna Mills, Representative Lee spoke to the crowded auditorium that was full of freshman students. He shared his background as a St. Lucie Public Schools graduate to convey the need to remain motivated both in school and outside of school so students can keep working towards reaching their potential. Representative Lee urged them to capitalize on the relationships that they were building with the adults on campus to help ensure their success later in
FGMS MOA students engineered a life size orca whale 25 feet long x 11 feet tall and put it on display at the IRL Science Festival in Ft. Pierce on Saturday, October 22. With the help of their teachers Ms. Cole and Mr. Stinnette, students in grades 6-8 and their parents spent 30 hours after school creating the whale out of plastic sheeting and Duck brand duct tape. Students began by cutting a rectangular sheet of plastic into shape and taped it together. Then it was blown up with a bounce house fan, deflated, cut and taped again until they
Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in a school wide P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) fundraising event. Students were able to come outside by grade level and participate in Olympic type games. There were different areas set up with an obstacle course, football toss and field goal kick, soccer, kickball, basketball, flag football and a dance area. The students went around to each area during the hour. At the end of the event, all students received a snack, drink, and small trinket with the United States red, white and blue theme. It was a
Melody Hearn of the Family Care Council presented information to our Morningside Elementary students on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She discussed the challenges and daily struggles of children and adults with Down Syndrome. To help educate the students, Melody had some hands-on demonstrations to show them how difficult it is to talk, play, write, and do everyday tasks. The students benefited from the engaging presentation and had a much better understanding of disabilities by the end of the program!
Several schools competed in this meet from all over Florida (29 teams in total and 10 schools). The competition consisted of five different events including 3-mile team run; tire flip; Raider fitness challenge whereby the teams moved through a course consisting of a 10-yard low crawl, a 40 yard 20-30lb sandbag carry, an obstacle to either go over or under, a speed agility maze, a 120lb object carried 50 feet, and a turnaround point to repeat the course in reverse; rope bridge; and cross country rescue including a litter carry of 110 lbs. This is the first Raider meet the
A fourth grade student at Mariposa Elementray, Mateo Villegas, was celebrated for receiving a perfect score on his 3rd grade math FSA test. Mr. Logue and all of the administration and staff at Mariposa are extremely proud of his accomplishment!
Lincoln Park Academy’s Class of 2018 is committed to graduating! On October 26th, LPA juniors participated in their annual C2G ceremony to reaffirm their commitment to graduation. All 218 students shook principal Henry Sanabria’s hand to show their commitment to working hard, coming to school everyday, and finishing high school strong. Students also received a keychain tassel to remind them that “the tassel is worth the hassle!”
Samuel Gaines Academy had the honor, once again, of hosting the Speakers Bureau with Dr. Donna Mills. During the month of October, Samuel Gaines students were inspired by Dr. Mills and their very own Dean Gerard Burns who shared their story and struggles as they prepared to achieve their goals in life.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Business and civic leaders will join St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials on Tuesday, November 1st at the Treasure Coast International Airport to celebrate the official take-off of the District’s early literacy initiative – St. Lucie Soars. The kindergarten through grade three focused effort is in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. Its purpose is to recruit volunteers and mentors in an effort to help close the gap on third grade literacy. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Giving a child the gift of reading opens the door
Cadet Diana Soto was recently awarded the “Pushed to My Max” Award for displaying exceptional physical courage during the 5k Team Run at the Port St. Lucie JROTC Raider meet last weekend. Diana is a member of the Elite Westwood Raider Team. She was congratulated in front of her JROTC class by her instructor, CSM Federico Dottin, and Westwood Raider Team Co-Captains Brandon Payen and Nathan Andrews. The Westwood Raiders took first place in the fitness challenge, second in the Tire Flip and Rope Bridge and were the 3rd Place Mixed Team overall. The Panther Battalion will host the next
Congratulations to Sophia Pierre from Weatherbee Elementary who won the 2nd Annual “Lights on Afterschool” poster contest!
On Friday, October 14th, the host and creator of Jostens’ “The Harbor TV” Mike Smith made a stop at Lincoln Park Academy as part of his nationwide tour, visiting schools that embrace the Jostens’ Renaissance educational model. Mike shared his message that impacts today’s youth about civic duty, digital citizenship, awareness and service with the Greyhounds in grades 6 through 12 in two separate assemblies that included a dance off and the world’s largest “selfie.” Student leaders along with teachers and administration from Port Saint Lucie High School also participated in the assembly. After the conclusion of the presentations, Mike
Learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics along with a splash of the arts (STEAM) makes students want to sing and dance. From a scientific point of view, the previous three trials (AKA previous three annual Rap Battles), support the hypothesis that the 4th annual STEAM Rap Battle will play to another full house at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 P.M. Middle school and high school student teams from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) across the District will align STEAM-based lyrics to hip-hop beats in a Rap Battle that promises to
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics along with a splash of the arts (STEAM) makes students want to sing and dance. From a scientific point of view, the previous three trials (AKA previous three annual Rap Battles), support the hypothesis that the 4th annual STEAM Rap Battle will play to another full house at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 P.M. Middle school and high school student teams from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) across the District will align STEAM-based lyrics to hip-hop beats in a Rap
Sponsors for this year’s 4th Annual STEAM Rap Battle fully support what STEAM stands for: S (Science) SLPS Career and Technical Education Programs T (Technology) Florida Institute of Technology E (Engineering) Florida Power & Light A (Arts) St. Lucie County Education Foundation M (Mathematics) PNC Bank This year’s awards are provided by Big Boyz Barbershop. A sincere thank you to all of our sponsors!