St. Lucie’s 5 Star Schools Announced

St. Lucie’s 5 Star Schools Announced

Palm Beach Area Schools Recognized as Five Star Schools
~ Hundreds of schools statewide honored for exemplary community involvement ~

Tallahassee, Fla., October 9, 2017 – Today, the Florida Department of Education announced the names of schools in the Palm Beach area that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2016-2017 school year. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. Statewide, over 700 schools earned the recognition.

“It is an honor to recognize these schools with the Five Star Award,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the positive impact family and community involvement can have on the lives of students. I commend our state’s parents, guardians and community members for going above and beyond for Florida’s students and the schools for encouraging parent and community involvement.”

To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories – Community/Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service and School Advisory Council. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “Maintaining” or “Commendable” for the year being recognized.

Below are the schools in the Palm Beach area that received the Five Star School Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

School District Schools

Indian River
Glendale Elementary School
Storm Grove Middle School

Crystal Lake Elementary School
J. D. Parker Elementary School
Jensen Beach High School
Felix A. Williams Elementary School
Murray Middle School
Palm City Elementary School
Sea Wind Elementary School
South Fork High School

St. Lucie
Bayshore Elementary School
Fairlawn Elementary School
Floresta Elementary School
Forest Grove Middle School
Fort Pierce Magnet School
Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
Lawnwood Elementary School
Lincoln Park Academy
Mariposa Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
Northport K-8 School
Oak Hammock K-8 School
Palm Pointe Educational Research School
Parkway Elementary School
Rivers Edge Elementary School
Southern Oaks Middle School
Southport Middle School
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
St. Lucie West K-8 School
Treasure Coast High School
Village Green Environmental Studies School
West Gate K-8 School
White City Elementary School

Palm Beach
Bak Middle School of the Arts
Beacon Cove Intermediate School
Belle Glade Elementary School
Benoist Farms Elementary School
Berkshire Elementary School
Binks Forest Elementary School
Boca Raton Community Middle School
Boca Raton Elementary School
Calusa Elementary School
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
Congress Middle School
Coral Reef Elementary School
Coral Sunset Elementary School
Crosspointe Elementary School
Crystal Lakes Elementary School
Cypress Trails Elementary School
Del Prado Elementary School
Diamond View Elementary School
Dwight D. Eisenhowser Elementary School
Eagles Landing Middle School
Elbridge Gale Elementary School
Emerald Cove Middle School
Equestrian Trails Elementary School
Everglades Elementary School
Forest Hill Elementary School
Freedom Shores Elementary School
Frontier Elementary School
Golden Grove Elementary School
Grassy Waters Elementary School
H. L. Johnson Elementary School
Hagen Road Elementary School
Independence Middle School
Indian Ridge School
John I. Leonard High School
Jupiter Elementary School
Jupiter Farms Elementary School
Jupiter Middle School of Technology
Lighthouse Elementary School
Limestone Creek Elementary School
Logger’s Run Middle School
Manatee Elementary School
Meadow Park Elementary School
Morikami Park Elementary School
New Horizons Elementary School
North Grade Elementary School
Northboro Elementary School
Okeeheelee Middle School
Palm Beach Central High School
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School
Palm Beach Public School
Palm Springs Community Middle School
Panther Run Elementary School
Pierce Hammock Elementary School
Plumosa School of the Arts
Poinciana Elementary School
Royal Palm Bach High School
Royal Palm Beach Elementary School
S.D. Spady Montessori Elementary School
Sandpiper Shoers Elementary School
Santacules Community High School
South Olive Elementary School
Suncoast High School
Sunrise Park Elementary School
Sunset Palm Elementary School
Timber Trace Elementary School
U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School
Waters Edge Elementary School
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
Wellington Elementary School
Wellington High School
Wellington Landings Middle School
Western Academy Charter
Woodlands Middle School
Wynnebrook Elementary School

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Students Support Rescue Effort

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Students Support Rescue Effort

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary students were at the St. Lucie International Airport on October 5th to support in the arrival of a plane from Puerto Rico carrying animals in need of homes and care. The veterinary students along with their teacher, Whitney Uribe, helped to unload the animals from the plane, unload them from their carriers for examination, as well as support the veterinarian with their examinations. That support included completing paperwork, getting the medication requested by the vet ready, as well as the vaccines as requested by the vet.

The students earned volunteer hours as well as invaluable experience working along with the community of people involved in the support and rescue of animals in need. The following students were part of the tremendous response from our community: Maria Zuniga, Alejandra Russelburg, Alexis Mecham, Logan Ankiel, Amanda Birch, Unique Rosario, Sabrina Cardenas, Noah Ortiz, Grace Ramos, Otis Ward, and Hannah Mitchelltree. #fpwpantherpride #moalife1 @fpwhs

Well done, Panthers! We are very proud of you.

The news did an article on the rescue effort of the community for these animals. It can be found here at this link.

PBIS Bus Driver Luncheon

PBIS Bus Driver Luncheon

Allapattah Flats hosted its annual PBIS BUS DRIVER LUNCHEON on Friday, September 29, 2017.

APFK8 served their drivers with great enthusiasm and appreciation for all that they do every day to keep their Gators safe! The drivers enjoyed a special drawing and a delicious lunch along with a lot of laughter and fun!

We truly appreciate our APFK8 drivers and supervisors!

BMX at White City Elementary

BMX at White City Elementary

John Parker, famous BMX rider, visited White City Elementary. 

During his presentation, he discussed the spokes of good character, motion, and speed. 

It was a fun, energizing, and thrilling presentation.