St. Lucie West K-8 participated in the Palm Regional Competition for Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 9, 2019. There were five problem-solving categories. SLWK-8 entered teams in three of the five categories.
• Omer to the Rescue, Again placed 1st in their category with team members: Jasmine Gabriel, Stephanie Leonard, Alexandria Mancini, Isabella Mora, Logan Pino and Kianush Torkaman.
• Opposites Distract placed 2nd in their category with team members: Lilliana Boham, Hannah Gaffney, Samantha Leonard, Lillian O’Neill, Parisa Torkaman and Abigail Wiley.
• Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop placed 3rd in their category with team members: Elizabeth Callaway, Nora Calnan, Sophia Gutshall, Donnae Moore, Aiden Sculnick and Ivan Sheehan.
The 1st and 2nd place teams will be representing St. Lucie West K-8 at States in Orlando on April 6, 2019! The coaches, Mrs. Binns, Ms. Brightwell, Mrs. Casper and Ms. Dahms, are very proud of the students’ perseverance through months of problem-solving and practices, along with their extraordinary team work displayed during the competition. Great job sharks!
On Thursday March 7th, 2019, select cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Raider Team went to Southport Middle School. Seven Cadets: Cadet Corporal Mayoliv Hernandez, Cadet Captain Mathew Simmons, Cadet Sergeant First- Class Edward Cook, Cadet Corporal Alexis Wilson, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennet, Cadet Major Joleen Kalinowski, and Cadet Corporal Emma Lewiston joined Southport’s gym class periods 5, 6, and 7. Cadets showed students how to stretch and do 4-square exercises. To conclude the physical training, cadets and students played tug-of-war. At the end of each period, students gathered around the middle of the gym to talk about healthy eating habitats. The student that showed the most motivation won a $10 Tropical Smoothie gift card!
Congratulations to the Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind team! On March 9, 2019, LPA competed in the regional tournament at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach. It was the first time in five years a Division 2 team entered the competitions. The team members are headed to the Florida State Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on April 6, 2019.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K through 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
The Problem 5 team captured first place in its category. Pictured above just after receiving their gold medals, from left to right, are Bryce Myers, Madison Carpenter, Madeline Chiong, Avery Greer, Aniya Maldonado, Coach Plasencia, Tobias Miller and Derek Boyer.
The problem-solving performance of Opposites Distract received much praise for the colorful costumes reflecting the emotions represented, great voice projection, stage presence, and exceptional creativity. Their performance in the Spontaneous Program Challenge was another team highlight. The program is worth a maximum of 100 points, but the judges exercised their power to award additional points, raising the bar to 130.66 points for their construction project.
We are very proud of our Odyssey of the Mind team and wish the team members the best of luck at the state tournament!
March 25 is the deadline to register to vote regarding the referendum.
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Lakewood Park Elementary hosted their first Drive-in Movie Night sponsored by the PTO. Students created their own
cars and left nothing to the imagination. Great job students!