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 life.
The entire Fort Pierce Westwood family would like to thank Representative Lee for his time and wonderful message to the Class of 2020. The photo is a small sample of the students and their excitement after listening to the presentation.
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 got the desired shape. Every 40 minutes three students entered the whale and manipulated the fins to make it come alive while orca communication sounds were played. Another student talked to those inside by radio to let them know when it was show time! Children and adults alike were mesmerized by the presentation. The students also made paper mache vertebrae and a replica of a bottom jaw and inserted life size clay teeth. During the festival, one group of students conducted a science experiment station and showed kids whale toothpaste. They explained the procedure and went over safety tips before, during, and after.