Do you like basketball, music, football, free give-aways, and more? Plan to attend the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Pop-Up Party at Bayshore Elementary School on October 18th from 5 PM to 7 PM.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our School Resource Officers and have fun with family and friends!
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) was started in 2002 as a pilot program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in four states with the purpose of introducing school children to fresh fruits and vegetables. The FFVP was made a permanent grant program nationwide in 2008 and is funded through the Farm Bill.
The goal of FFVP is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices; expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience; increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption; and make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
The FFVP is an essential part of Child Nutrition Services. We are very proud of the schools that participates in this program. After careful review and feedback, we have decided to update this program to reflect the core values of providing students the opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables to expand their tastes and experiences. Starting in October, FFVP will be now be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students will begin to see different and unique fruits and vegetable in larger servings sizes. Wednesdays will focus on Florida Grown Produce.
The FFVP could not be successful without our teachers and school administration support. Teachers participating in the FFVP provide the required nutrition education component for the grant and encourage students to try new items by being a positive role model.
Child Nutrition Services is excited to partner with the following nine elementary schools to administer the FFVP: Lakewood Park Elementary, CA Moore Elementary, Lawnwood Elemetary, Sam Gaines Academy for Emerging Technologies (through 5th grade), Weatherbee Elementary, White City Elementary, Savanna Ridge Elementary, and Parkway Elementary.
For more information about FFVP please visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program
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On Sept. 27th thirty-one TCHS HOSA Club members traveled from TCHS to Jupiter to participate in HOSA’s Regional Fall Leadership Conference. During the conference, HOSA students had the opportunity to observe the parliamentary process by listening to campaign speeches and voting for different candidates running for their prospective offices at the regional level. Members also voted on this year’s HOSA t-shirt design as well as learning about the HOSA national service project: National Pediatric Cancer Project. Our Club will participate with this effort by raising awareness and funds to support this foundation in research and development for a cure for pediatric cancer!
Our HOSA Club was part of 400 other HOSA members which allowed our students to collaborate with other schools and learn more about future leadership opportunities as they strive toward their own personal healthcare academic and career goals. Our club will travel to West Palm Beach in January of 2019 to participate in the HOSA Regional Winter Conference and various competitions. TCHS HOSA club members who rank first, second or third in their competition category will then have an opportunity to compete at a State level.
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday October 27 from 10am-3pm at Veterans Memorial Park, part of the River Walk Center in Fort Pierce! This FREE all-ages day of discovery and exploration promises to be a blast for the whole family with dozens of hands-on activities and exhibits exploring science topics including agriculture, computer science, ecology, entomology, marine science and much more!
The goal of the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival is to highlight the vast scientific and engineering resources along the Indian River Lagoon, which stretches 156 miles from Ponce de León Inlet in the north to Jupiter Inlet in the south. The festival celebrates the role of science in our everyday lives and our world through fun, exciting and downright fascinating exhibits, activities and demonstrations. Just a few of the activities that participants can enjoy this year include:
- Using upcycled materials to create toys for the chimpanzees at Save the Chimps, Inc
- Building robots with LEGO Education
- Making tornadoes with the National Weather Service
- Getting an up close view of live bees in Treasure Coast Beekeeper’s live observation hive
- Learning about and touching bones and tools from Florida’s prehistoric animals and humans with the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee
- Breaking boards with Sidekick Martial Arts and learning the physics behind why they break
- Making manatee puppets with the Save the Manatee Club
- Learning about sharks and rays with a hands-on question and answer game from Florida Oceanographic Society
- Plus much, much more!
A variety of food trucks will be on-site to satisfy the hunger of festival-goers and free parking will be available in the Downtown Fort Pierce Parking Garage with free trolley transport to the festival site. Admission at the St. Lucie County Aquarium will also be free that day.
Five weeks of satellite events that are science-focused will be taking place around the Treasure Coast leading up to the Festival on October 27. The satellite events begin on September 27 and run through October 20. For more information on these events, please visit the IRL Science Festival website at www.irlsciencefest.org/satellite.
FPC HOSA students traveled to Jupiter High School for the Fall Leadership Conference. Here, students gained the opportunity to network with other student leaders, learned about HOSA’s national charity project, and made note of the upcoming Regional Competitive Events Conference.
Senior Cassandra Connor is the Regional President Officer Candidate pictured with Danielle Geary, her campaign manager.
Pictured in the feature image:
Top Row: Flor Rico, Yedanny Dominguez, Irene Vallejo, Guadalupe Morano, Maria Ramirez
2nd row: Amber Hood, Danielle Geary, Cassandra Connor, Tamia Renaud, Alliyah Frank, Tamia Foxx-Bailey