Students in the Forest Grove MOA program were invited to attend and deliver the Pledge of Allegiance at the groundbreaking ceremony for the McCarty Ranch Extension Water Quality Project on Tuesday, December 11, 2017. This extension will prevent nearly nine billion gallons of water from entering our local waterways, resulting in a reduction of excess freshwater discharge. This project will directly impact the waterways that MOA students are focusing on for their Samsung #solvefortomorrow project. #saveourlagoon
Students at Allapattah Flats K-8 did some mini force and motion investigations before their unit assessment. They were able to see the effect friction has on the distance of the toy school bus versus when they placed it on the tile. They were also able to see the more mass something has the more force it has such as trying to knock down water bottles with a golf ball and a volleyball. Students also explored magnets and the attraction and repulsion between the poles. The station that every student loved the most was using the spring scales to find the weight in
The students in Mrs. Johnson’s Challenge class get serious about learning how to find area. How many square inches are in a square foot? 144 — they made a model! Pictured are: Mesfah Mustakim, Charlotte Sellers, Camryn Monroe, Josiah Edmond, Sophia Alarcon, and Anthony Green.
In Mr. Caroglanian’s technology class 1st -5th grade students are participating in The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
As 5th grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 finished up their unit for Force and Motion, they brushed up on their Tug-of-War skills. Students were given a recording sheet with four scenarios dealing with balanced and unbalanced forces. Students played out the various scenarios to decide which side had a greater force or a net force of zero. Students loved having the hands on learning time as well as throwing a little physical movement in. Way to go Gators!
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Palm Pointe’s Junior Beta members attended the State Convention where they competed in many different areas such as visual arts, robotics, academics, team competitions, and even club competitions. Junior Beta Club is divided into two different groups. Division I is 4th and 5th graders and Division II is 6th-8th graders. National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. Committed to recognizing high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, National Beta fosters leadership skills and encourages service to others. Palm Pointe is proud of the hard work and dedication that Rockets put into the convention. Students
The holiday lights will shine a little brighter on the employees of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) this season as all eligible personnel will receive a $250 bonus on December 22, 2017. This news comes at the close of a positive meeting on Tuesday evening with the School District and its Union partners. The School Board proposed this bonus to show their appreciation for the dedicated team of professionals who demonstrate a commitment to supporting and nurturing this community’s most treasured resource – its students. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Our Board places great value on the people we have
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The holiday lights will shine a little brighter on the employees of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) this season as all eligible personnel will receive a $250 bonus on December 22, 2017. This news comes at the close of a positive meeting on Tuesday evening with the School Board and its Union partners. The School Board proposed this bonus to show their appreciation for the dedicated team of professionals who demonstrate a commitment to supporting and nurturing this community’s most treasured resource – its students. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Our Board places great value
Congratulations to SHELDON RILEY and JAMES WEICHMANN from Fort Pierce Westwood High School! They are the winners of the Fresh from Florida Student Chef Cook-off regional competition. Sheldon and James prepared a Raw Kale Pasta Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette and Chipotle Chicken. Sheldon and James will move to the next level of competition for the State Title in Tallahassee.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Amid cheers from colleagues, a band of educational prize patrol leaders made surprise visits to announce the three School Related Employee of the Year finalists on Tuesday, December 5th. Adela DellaCroce (Treasure Coast High School), Ja’Mia Gibson (Fairlawn Elementary School), and Jonathan Marcelin (Dan McCarty Middle School) are all contenders to represent the District at the State level. St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) administrators, School Board Members, Education Foundation Board Members, and major teacher recognition sponsors from MIDFLORIDA CREDIT Union were among those on the day’s announcement tour. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent is proud to honor
St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Finalists for School Related Employee of the Year Amid cheers from colleagues, a band of educational prize patrol leaders made surprise visits to announce the three School Related Employee of the Year finalists on Tuesday, December 5th. Adela DellaCroce (Treasure Coast High School), Ja’Mia Gibson (Fairlawn Elementary School), and Jonathan Marcelin (Dan McCarty Middle School) are all contenders to represent the District at the State level. St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) administrators, School Board Members, Education Foundation Board Members, and major teacher recognition sponsors from MIDFLORIDA CREDIT Union were among those on the day’s announcement
Indian River State College is launching a new program, Project STAGE, designed with the goal of supporting students with intellectual disabilities (ID) and their families while students pursue education and gainful employment in their chosen occupation. Project STAGE, short for students transitioning to academics and gainful employment, is now accepting applications for students. Students with ID often have many resources available to them while enrolled in the K-12 system but few resources when they enter into the postsecondary environment. Project STAGE offers a sequence of courses to provide specialized career education for students with intellectual disabilities who, in addition to
Palm Pointe’s National Junior Honor Society sponsored a food drive in the month of November for the Treasure Coast Food Bank and collected 802 pounds of food. Way to go Rockets!
Licensed teen drivers can take “Teen Driver Challenge” to improve their skills St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills by taking the “Teen Driver Challenge” on January 11 and 13, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “The number one killer of American teenagers is car crashes,” said Sheriff Mascara. “That is why the Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge Program.” The course will take place Thursday, January 11 with a classroom session 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, located at 4700 West Midway Rd. Fort Pierce, and a
Mariposa Elementary celebrated their PBIS by creating a Unity Friendship Rock Garden. Florida Falls in Fort Pierce was very generous in donating over 700 rocks. Each student was able to design their own rock to represent friendship, unity, anti-bullying, caring words, and respect. Once the rocks were complete, they were placed in a “garden” for all students and staff to enjoy. The rock garden sends a strong message of positivity for all. Anthony Vidal, Joseph Scotti, Luke Saintelien-Elan, Kristal Santiago, Justin Ingersoll, Lawrence Pierre, Lillith McAdams, Jeremy Beausoleil, Clara Hager, Jonathan Smith, and Jahmal Julmis from Mrs. Lana Watson’s class
Allapattah Flats K-8 Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Bayshore Elementary Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria Dan McCarty Middle School Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m. Floresta Elementary Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec.
Wendy Williams from The Container Store, along with some of our support teachers, offer realistic job interview practice for Mr. Williams’ English IV classes. The interview is one of the components for the Senior Portfolio Project.
Forest Grove Middle School moves on as a national finalist in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Principal Monarae Miller-Buchanan stated that Ms. Cole’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade MOA Prep classroom is one of 255 national finalists chosen based on their STEAM proposal to address pollutants contributed by urban runoff that affects local waterways, Indian River Lagoon and the ocean. “Our students are passionate about applying their skills and challenging one another to reach new levels
The Education Foundation of St. Lucie and Culver’s in Tradition are partnering for a “Share Night” to benefit the Foundation. On Wednesday, December 6th from 4-8 PM, Culver’s will donate a portion of their receipts to the Education Foundation. Mention the Education Foundation when you order. Culver’s features delicious burgers and their famous custard-like ice cream. Culver’s Location: 10770 SW Tradition Pkwy. Port St Lucie, FL 34987