Early in November, approximately 300 St. Lucie Public Schools students attended Indian River State College’s Great Explorations. Each student was able to focus on an area of interest then attend program tours, presentations, and hands-on activities. Many set plans and goals for their future careers! .
Parkway Elementary is getting into the Thanksgiving spirit.
Northport hosted a contingency of veterans from American Legion, Post 318 and Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 566 for a panel discussion for a commemoration of Veterans Day. The program began with second grade students from Jennifer Lusardi’s class leading the Pledge of Allegiance and giving a special salute to our veterans. Miss Lusardi’s father, Joe Lusardi. was one of the honored guests for the morning panel. Drama students from Allison Barajas’ class sang moving renditions of The National Anthem and God Bless America. Handwritten poetry was read by students from Mrs. Flores’ class. Students listened as the veterans gave a background of their service then were given the opportunity to ask questions and extend those questions and answers. Many topics were discussed and at times, students were in awe of direct answers to questions; at other times they were moved to tears. Information about JROTC classes at local high schools was discussed and students were given options to mull over. Principal Glenn Rustay spoke to the seventh grade Stingrays about patriotism, service, choices in life, respect and empathy. The program was a tremendous opportunity for students to synthesize information and to make connections for their own lives. We are a patriotic bunch at Northport!
On Wednesday November 7, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented the national colors as students said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem. Opening the Morningside Elementary Veterans Day Ceremony and commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon Mathews accompanied by Cadet Command Sergeant Major as state flag bearer, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as national guard, and Cadet Sergeant Michael Schmitt as state guard.
Veterans were welcomed into the cafeteria where they sat down and enjoyed various students sing songs and thank them for their service.
We’re growing our team — spread the word! St. Lucie Public Schools will host a job fair for teachers and paraprofessionals on December 1st in the gymnasium of St. Lucie West K-8 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Amazing staff, talented students, and a school district making unprecedented gains — a winning combination.