Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Criminal Justice students toured the St. Lucie County Emergency Operation center. This tour was hosted by St. Lucie County Officials and the Human Resources Department. Students gained insight on potential careers and how to utilize their industry certification starting this summer! Students were excited and look forward to the many opportunities right here in St. Lucie County.
Oh what a lucky day it was at Northport K-8 School! The Chief Meteorologist for WPTV, Channel 5, Steve Weagle visited to not only give students an engaging lesson on weather forecasting, but he also participated in the Wearing of the Green in the media center. Northport first and second graders listened intently about the use of radar to find rain and learned about how rain buckets are used to measure the amount of precipitation. Steve showed the students an anemometer that measures wind speed and direction and what funnel clouds really look like. He reviewed the Saffir Simpson Scale, spoke about hurricane hunters, and showed students a small weather station. Steve told the students his favorite weather is hurricanes because they are so intense and he is awake for days studying and reporting the weather. Thank you for the awesome visit Steve!
Northport K-8 sixth grade drama students with the assistance of several eighth graders, performed four short plays for the entire kindergarten group recently in the Northport Black Box theater. Under the direction of drama coach, Allison Barajas, students performed “The Frog Prince,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “Cinderella.” It was a wonderful and heartwarming adventure into beginning theater appreciation. The sixth graders were professional and the kindergartners learned an appreciation for theater etiquette.
St Lucie West Centennial High Culinary Arts students had their moment to shine at the 19th Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Competition. The pictures show the beautiful fruit carvings and culinary dishes Centennial’s Eagles prepared at the competition. Chef Calvin Lewis and Chef Christina Gedke-Balachak were very proud of their talented Eagles!
Northport K-8 students had the amazing opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. over spring break. Almost forty students, along with teachers, Thomas McDonald, Angela Elliott, Andrew Mackenzie, and parent chaperones were overwhelmed by the profound history and primary source learning opportunity. Students visited Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, United States Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the White House, Smithsonian Museum of American History and so much more. For some, this was a once in a lifetime trip to learn about the history of our country. We are so proud of our students and teachers who represented Northport K-8 School so very well.