The 5th Annual St. Lucie County Safety Fest will be held in the parking area outside First Data Field (Home of the Mets). The event features LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS from our local First Responders. An explosive Bomb Disposal Demonstration – A stunning Jaws of Life Demonstration – A dynamic K-9 Demonstration – An incredible Fire Demonstration – and more! Plus enjoy these attractions: Touch-A-Truck Static Displays Safety Information Vendors Free Kids Zone Food Trucks
Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Culinary Cook-Off, a collaboration of Child Nutrition Services and the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Program. The purpose of the event is for our student chefs in the Middle School and High School Culinary Arts Program to create enticing entrees that their peers would enjoy while following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. The winning entrée will be placed on the menu for the 2019-2020 school year. When: Wednesday, April 10th from 4-6 pm (Tasting will be at 5:30 pm) Where: Treasure Coast High School Cafeteria
Northport was so pleased to host Ary De Latorre from Dr. Cook’s Dental Office. With February being National Dental Health Month, students learned all about healthy sneezing, correct hand washing techniques, and how to brush their teeth properly. Students also learned not to share toothbrushes, how to floss, and how to eat to deter bacteria. It was a great learning experience, and we appreciate all the time spent educating our youngest students on proper teeth brushing. Thank you very much to Dr. Cook’s Dental Office!
Two of our area high schools were featured in the Spring 2019 e-newsletter for Gaetz Aerospace Institute and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. See the articles and featured photos below! School safety is a concern not only for parents, teachers, administrators, but also for students that attend school. When local law enforcement asked students to assist them in a school safety plan, they provided some high tech solutions. Students at Fort Pierce Central High School provided drones as an option to help with school safety. (Image below) Fort Pierce Central High School students visited Triumph Aerostructures in Stuart, Florida during Florida Aviation Business Association
Later this spring, three Saint Lucie Public Schools: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock K-8, and West Gate K-8 will each receive a Buddy Bench. A Buddy Bench is anti-bullying, and keeps plastic out of the landfill! It’s a brightly colored bench made from recycled plastic caps that’s also a ‘safe space’ – signaling when a child has a need, and teaches all of the children about the environment. Listen to the full story at: https://news.wqcs.org/post/fostering-friendship-and-conservation-one-buddy-bench-time
On various Thursday and Friday nights from January to May, parks in local neighborhoods will host FREE outdoor movies featuring today’s blockbusters and classic family favorites. Movies in the Fort gives residents in all parts of the city an opportunity to engage with their neighbors and community. Fort Pierce is committed to increasing access to family-friendly cultural opportunities, and this new movie series is a perfect example of this work. All movies begin at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Patrons are also welcome to bring their own picnic dinner. Visit the City’s Facebook page for details
On March 2 and 3, 2019, the Treasure Coast High School Air Force JROTC will be conducting a 14 mile walk to raise awareness of those who survived and those who gave their lives in WWII during the fight for control of the Philippines. This walk, titled The 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March, will take place starting at the school and cadets will walk down Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Parkway on Saturday from 08:00-11:00, and then from Veterans Memorial Parkway back to the school on Sunday from 12:00-3pm. On Saturday, there will be a few words spoken at approximately 11:00
The Southport Middle School Guidance Department held a Career Fair for our seventh and eighth grade students to support them in career exploration. The event tied into the Naviance classroom lessons that counselors facilitate, which promotes career awareness and helps students develop a deeper understanding of their talents, skills, and personality traits. The community really came through for this event, with professionals from a wide variety of careers for students to meet and greet. Professionals were set up in a job fair style so students could move around and explore careers that may interest them, ask questions, and gather information.
Please see the attached flier for the annual Kickin’ It 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Andrew Schmeer Foundation. The Andrew Schmeer Foundation honors the memory of Andrew Schmeer who, on September 8, 2014, was tragically killed in a car accident. Funds raised help to recognize well-rounded students along the Treasure Coast by providing college scholarships for those in need. We also raise funds for animal rescues as well as children’s charities. Proceeds from this event will benefit our scholarship program and families in need. Andrew Flier PDF
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters and Treasure Coast Lexus at this year’s Taste of St. Lucie. This event benefits our one-to-one mentoring services which serves over 1,400 children and youth in our community. You will enjoy an amazing evening with over 25 restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors offering their best samples. Music and other featured performances will keep the party alive as you enjoy your favorite nibbles and sips! Tickets are on sale now! This year we will be offering a discounted ticket called the “HomeTown Hero Ticket,” which allows Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Public School Employees to attend
Join the community of Port St. Lucie in a day of beautification! On Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 7:30AM – 1:00PM, volunteers are needed to assist in clean up around the city. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. To get involved, contact the Civic Center at 772.873.6312.
Congratulations to Geometry teacher Brandon Comeau at Treasure Coast High School is this week’s CBS 12 Tools For Teachers winner! “I feel like that’s my calling this is where I’m supposed to be,” said Brandon about teaching. For Brandon, watching his students learn and knowing the ‘why’ behind the lessons is what it’s all about. To watch the full interview, click here.
Weatherbee Elementary placed 3rd in the St. Lucie County Fair’s Education Display. Way to go Mariners! Thanks to Ms. Katelyn Donovan for planning our fair booth and to our Weatherbee students for their awesome art work!
Come visit Childhood Nutrition Services this week at the St. Lucie County Fair in Community Building B. We have some tasty snacks to sample!
In the 9th annual Project Citizen District Showcase, Southport Middle School students Johnathan Almeida, Abigail Ward, and Makenzie Fairchild presented their project entitled “The Overuse of Plastics in St. Lucie County” which created public policy on reducing plastic usage. The students worked hard for weeks after school to create and implement an action plan. For their presentation, they explained how they would carry out their plan. Project Citizen is a county-wide initiative that helps to deepen students’ understanding of their Civics content. It teaches seventh grade students about legislation and promotes responsible participation in local and state government.
We have a big lineup of new shows this week! An all new Notebook hosted by Jane Whitaker will feature our very own Superintendent, Mr. E. Wayne Gent. Also featured on our lineup is the Project Citizen Showcase, the 31st Annual Science Fair Competition, Que Pasa, and more. Be sure to check them out! We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV. Weekly
The SLW Centennial High School Navy JROTC was proud to provide a Color Guard to open the Black History Month Celebration at Northport K-8 on February 14th. The Color Guard Unit consisted of Cadet Chief Petty Officer Michael Parnass (Right Rifleman), Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Damien Cooper (Ensign Flagman), Cadet Lieutenant Commander Matthew Ciolino (Unit Flagman), and Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Alek Yatsushkevech (Left Rifleman).
For the very first time in the 33-year history of Northport K-8, the school won First Place for the Educational Display at the St. Lucie County Fair! If you visit the fair, please make sure to visit the School Display Building and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Northport is so thrilled to present our February Students of the Month. Students are selected for good citizenship, being a good friend, stopping a bully, or following the Northport K-8 Positive Behavior Supports. Students are rewarded with certificates, cookies, juice, and a celebration! A wonderful job to students and thank you to all parents and grandparents who attended the event.
Two groups led by Civics teachers Alaina Moise and Tamara Lindo represented Lincoln Park Academy in the Project Citizen Showcase at IRSC on February 14, 2019. The first project entitled “Stop Human Trafficking” was presented by Molly Gillard, Alexis Bentinganan, Jaimy Ponceti, and Dalita Decambre. The second project entitled “Food Inspection Correction” was presented by Raul Pozniak, Ricardo Ramirez, Autumn Thomas, and Gabriel Vandermude. Of the three top spots, both projects placed in the top three to advance to the state competition. Congratulations on your success!