Our amazing Cobras organized events over the last month to discuss and bring attention to the issue of school shootings. These events included performances by our Louder Than a Bomb Team, Choir, Drama, and culminated with a student panel discussion. On Friday, May 4th, the audience included our Superintendent of Schools, police officers, local judge, commissioners, representatives, and many other community leaders — all listening to our students! We are so proud of our Cobras!
Congratulations to the following students who won recognitions and awards at the HOSA conference. HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Career Health Display:
First Place- Sebastian Falconi & Yamilet Aviles
First Place- Cassandra Connor, Kelsey Melandes, Nayeli Silva, & Danielle Geary
Barbara James Service Award-
Gold Level Recognition- 250 hours
Silver Level Recognition- 175 hours
Voting Delegate representative- Kenique Cummings
Courtesy Corp representative- Aaliyah Frank
*These students are eligible to advance to the International Conference in Dallas Texas this June.
Forest Grove Middle School students recently traveled to Medieval Times in Kissimmee, FL for a day of information, entertainment and lunch. Students viewed medieval artifacts and then watched medieval games, sword-fighting, and jousting while feasting on a hearty lunch. Shown in the photo are participants from FGMS.
Education Foundation, St. Lucie County will be hosting a celebrity softball game to raise money for public school teachers and students.
The game will feature an all-star lineup of St. Lucie County firefighters vs. St. Lucie County public school educators.
The first annual All-Star Softball game will be at First Data Field on May 12. Activities will begin at 3 p.m. with a variety of sponsors and vendors who support education. The softball game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a St. Lucie Mets game at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks after the game.
“We’re excited to bring St. Lucie County fans the first annual softball game between local firefighters and educators,” said Thom Jones, president of the Education Foundation. “The money we raise from the game will be used to fund student scholarships and provide grants to public school teachers.”
St. Lucie County Public Schools, St. Lucie Fire District, St. Lucie Mets and the Education Foundation have teamed up to create this fun and exciting new event.
“We hope the community will come out and support this event,” said county Fire Chief Nate Spera. “The more money we raise, the more that will be available to fund scholarships for our students and to help teachers with classroom expenses.”
Education Foundation, St. Lucie was created in 1990, to support the St. Lucie County School Board. Its mission is to advance public K-12 education through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.
It sprang from legislation that was passed in 1984 allowing school districts to create local foundations to raise money for programs to support students, teachers and public schools. Since its beginning, Education Foundation, St. Lucie, has provided millions of dollars in student scholarships and teacher grants. The grants allow educators to increase and create opportunities for student success by providing the funds to support innovative teaching methods and programs.
Education Foundation, St. Lucie is a community wide organization. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or supporter, contact Jones at 772-429-5505 or visit www.efslc.org.
On April 26th at 6PM, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Change of Command ceremony. Relieving the current Battalion Commander of his duty c/LTC Travis Cetin welcomes c/LTC Veronika Patti to command and led the Battalion on a successful path.
Pictured below is Mr. Jerry Earley as the Commander performing the tradition of “Passing of the Colors.” The Change of Command is a simple, traditional event that is rich with symbolism and heritage. The distinguished guest for the ceremony was Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro, of the Port St. Lucie Police Department.