Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Agriculture program is growing a beautiful crop of cabbage. The cabbage will be put on the lunch lines in the cafeterias for students to taste and have a part of their meals.
Kindergarten, Middle School, and New Student Open Enrollment has been moved to April 1st -30th to prepare for our new online registration system. The new online registration system will save parents time and allow you to apply for a school in the comfort of your home. No more long lines, no long waits, and quick electronic notifications. Please visit the www.stlucieschools.org to stay informed on updates regarding registration information.
SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.
SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program. Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”
For more information on the program, please see the attached SNAP Brochure or contact:
Children’s Homes Society
More than 150 Health Science 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR. These students were taught by Mary Higgins, Elizabeth Durkee, and their Certified Nursing Assistant students.
Students learned how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR method at this beat can more than double a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Each student received an American Heart Association personal use CPR Anytime Kit to take home and keep so that they can train additional family and friends in Hands-Only CPR. The American Heart Association expects hundreds more will be trained to save a life by the 10th and 11th grade participants.
This event is part of the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR for Schools training program and is supported by an educational grant.