Lincoln Park Academy’s 3-dimmensional art classes worked collaboratively to create a red, white, and blue Floridian inspired booth. The students each formed an individual red, white, or blue flower to contribute to a large hanging garden mural. The main focal point of the booth was a large eagle relief that read, “Art can change people and people change the world.” Ms. Duran’s advanced classes produced large “Big Head” sculptures inspired by influential Floridians and characters such as Tim Tebow, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck. In order to recreate Florida’s famous beaches, sand and sandcastles were lined along the
Students from C. A. Moore and Lakewood Park Elementary gathered for a Spring Break Tutorial Camp. Working alongside staff, they were able to spend time on reading and math while also enjoying extracurricular activities. During the camp, students were thrilled with the Oxbow Center’s Reptile Show, and many special community guests stopped by to spend time with students including officers from the Fort Pierce Police Department, Mr.Dan Frank, and Dr. Kevin Perry.
On Saturday, March 18, the LPA Key Club provided assistance to the Main Street Fort Pierce program by sponsoring and promoting the Coloring Wall during the Taste of the Sea and Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival in downtown Fort Pierce. Designed as a means to recruit festival participants in an entertaining and creative activity, the Coloring Wall was very successful. Throughout the day, several Key Club members were able to entice young and old alike to express themselves with crayons, paints, chalk and markers. As the pictures show, the wall drew many children and adults alike to paint pictures, express their
The Lincoln Park Academy Adobe CAPE Academy team made it into the final round of judging for another global digital video competition! Kid Witness News (KWN) is a global video education program supported by Panasonic, with the aim of boosting creativity and communication skills and fostering teamwork through video production by children at the elementary and secondary school levels. There are currently 553 schools in 19 countries participating in the program worldwide, of which 53 of those schools are enrolled in the U.S. Although KWN represents students from schools across the country and around the world, the messages in their
Congratulations to the LPA Odyssey of the Mind teams! On February 26, two teams competed in the Regional Tournament at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach and both teams are headed to the Florida State Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on April 8. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. The Problem 5 Team came in first in its
Ms. Mellion’s class created Leprechaun Traps for STEAM challenge. They used their critical thinking skills to figure out the best way to catch a leprechaun. The class voted for their top three favorites and they received a prize. All students received Gator Bucks (PBIS) for participation. Can’t wait to see how many leprechauns are caught over break!
Grace Packs is an organization serving St. Lucie County that provides weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply. Currently, Grace Packs provides service to 20 schools in St. Lucie County, thus relieving the burden many children endure by being hungry. This past weekend, Grace Packs and St. Lucie Public Schools volunteers supported the Pan Florida Challenge — a two-day, 180 mile bike ride to end kids’ hunger — one meal at a time. The ride started in Naples on March 11th and ended in Fort Pierce on March 12. A big thank you to Pan Florida
3rd Grade Summer School and ESE Extended School Year June 12 – July 10 (Monday – Friday) *July 4 – Holiday for All Students 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Location: TBD Title 3/ELL Students Camp Exploration June 12 – June 30 Students 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Location: West Gate K-8
Mariposa Elementary’s Award Winning Odyssey of the Mind Team A team of seven creative minds from Mariposa Elementary came together to save creativity through problem solving. Mariposa’s Odyssey of the Mind team went to a regional competition in Riviera Beach, where they won 2nd place! The team members that participated were 5th graders Janellie Alvarez, Sydnee Rubenstein, James Philips, and Samantha Gardner; 4th graders Justin Horton and Mason Mumford; 3rd grader Taylor Wildes. This is the 2nd year in a row that the Mariposa team was able to earn a medal at the regional competition. Their coach, Mrs. Scipioni, is
Southport Middle School students put on a magnificent performance of the Disney production The Jungle Book for Kids. It all began with an exciting announcement in early January to Mrs. Dusash’s Exceptional Student Education class that all of her students would have an important part to play in the upcoming drama production of The Jungle Book for Kids. According to Ms. Ruby Soto, ESE Para professional and stage hand for the performance, “The students’ enthusiasm was, without any doubt, reflected in their performances” (on March 9, 2017). Mrs. Dudash’s class, along with many other Southport students, put on a performance
We are pleased to announce the outcome of the Florida Public Service Association 2017 state conference/competition. Treasure Coast High School Criminal Justice Academy students placed in the following events: · 1st Place – Evidence Packaging, Selina Velazquez · 2nd Place – Evidence Packaging, Layla Labish · 3rd Place – Latent Fingerprinting, Chari Rivera · 5th Place – High Risk (felony) Traffic Stops, Matthew and Timothy Ferreira · 3rd Place – Brain Bowl · 1st Place – Prepared Marketing Poster, Selina Velazquez · 3rd Place – Use of Force Novice, Matthew Ferreira In addition, the following six students received eight
Northport students became researchers and scientists in their classrooms. Hobe Sound Nature Preserve brought live owls to enhance the science lessons learned in school. Students learned about heredity and the difference between owls and red tailed hawks. They learned what owls eat as well as their natural habitats, and they also learned that owls can’t digest foods so they form pellets similar to hairballs. The pellets are filled with bones from their prey. Students were able to dissect sterilized pellets and match bone pieces to figures on a chart. A big thumbs up to this terrific hands-on lesson. Many thanks
With the support of Special Olympics Coordinators from local high schools, St. Lucie Public Schools hosted its first Unified Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, March 8th at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce. The Meet started out as a practice run, but it soon turned into a full-fledged event that engaged all participants in a spirited day. The excitement of the track and field events was infectious and everyone left with smiles on their faces.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, 26 select 8th grade students from Lincoln Park Academy toured several programs at Indian River State College during Middle School Great Explorations. These students spent the day gaining valuable hands-on experience in the robotics, photonics, medical services, and computer animation/digital media fields. The purpose of the trip centered on the connection between secondary education and the world of work, cementing the learning which took place during the 8th grade Naviance activities completed throughout the school year. Feedback from the students was very encouraging and we can’t wait for next year’s trip!
Please join St. Lucie Public Schools in supporting the St. Lucie Fire Department as it hosts a family fun event on April 8th for Autism Awareness. This family fun day centered around a charity flag football game will also host many vendors and provide fun activities for all ages. This event will be held at the Jessica Clinton Park in Port St. Lucie.
As 8th graders in St. Lucie Public Schools, we know you are excited to start your high school journey. You should have received a high school assignment card, and we want to remind you to attend the open house at your new high school on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm. Learn about the course selections, see the school, and meet the staff. We look forward to welcoming you as our new freshmen class.
Eleven concert bands from throughout St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) participated in the District 13 Concert Band Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) this past weekend. At this assessment, the ensembles perform on Stage 3 prepared numbers for three judges. One selection must be a march. Students leave the stage and go into the Sight Reading room. They are handed a booklet that resembles the booklet that students receive when taking FSAs. They are directed to different passages in the booklet. The director is allotted a small amount of time to give brief directions, and the bands are then expected to “sight read”
What a wonderful morning @Northport K-8 School. We hosted a notable group of community service members who really care about our school. We partnered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Saint Lucie County and Americorps to bring the very best learning experience to our VPK-grade through three students. Guest readers included PSL Mayor Greg Oravec, SLPS Board Members Debbie Hawley and Troy Ingersoll, Commisioner Tod Mowery, Star Bright Reading Therapy dogs and their handlers, many members of BBBS and our wonderful volunteers from Port St. Lucie United Methodist Church. Students and community members interacted and learned that Seuss wrote more
St. Lucie Public Schools congratulates David Hall who represented Fort Pierce Westwood and the District in the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend. David upset a number one seed in the first round in an unbelievable match; he then went on to win 6th place in the State Meet! David was the only wrestler from St. Lucie County to place at the meet. Congratulations to David, Coach Torres, Coach Bama, and the entire wrestling team for a great season and for representing Westwood with Panther Pride!
Former student, Mark Jattan, comes back to Mariposa Elementary to shadow teachers. Mark is seen here with his former fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Sarah Letsch. Mark is interested in becoming a teacher and is currently attending the University of Central Florida. He would like to begin his career teaching at the elementary school that started it all for him. He has a great deal of fond memories from Mariposa and would like to continue that tradition for the upcoming generation of Mariposians.