Fairlawn Elementary’s Student Council sponsored a food drive to benefit those in need on the Treasure Coast. In one week, the school was able to gather more than 1,100 pounds of food!
Bayshore 5th graders, along with their families, celebrated their division fact fluency! Students earned pieces of an ice cream sundae as they worked their way up the “fact ladder” during weekly timed quizzes. Once they earned enough sundae pieces, they earned an invitation to the party! We loved celebrating their hard work. Congratulations to those that earned this delicious experience!
The Robotics program from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy hosted a virtual field trip. This event was well attended by middle school students and representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County.
For Immediate Release November 15, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544 St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded $408,310 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for the Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant. This grant award follows other recently obtained grants. This time, the grant award will fund pre-apprenticeship programs in Building Construction Technologies and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. These programs were designed to aid in our continuous effort to fill the skills gap in our
For Immediate Release December 2, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544 School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by members of the School Board, Education Foundation, and others paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year (SREY). Dorena Beckerman, a school assessment clerk at Lawnwood Elementary; Donna Haynes, an executive school secretary at Manatee Academy K8; and Linda Rubenstein, a health paraprofessional at Mariposa Elementary are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this
On November 16, 2019 the Port St Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Male and Female Raider teams competed at the state level at Boy Scout Camp Flaming Arrow in Lake Wales, FL. The teams went through physical and mental challenges and overcame a lot of different tasks to get through the competition. Many of our teams persisted on even when they were past their breaking points. They performed with the most effort and determination to accomplish their tasks. The events they competed in were Rope Bridge, Cross Country Rescue, Tire Flip, Team Run, and finally Obstacle Course. Each were very
Lawnwood Elementary Families enjoyed TACO TUESDAY during the schoolwide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
All year long, Kindergarten Rockets have been tending their garden of fresh herbs, vegetables, and greens. Students were excited to harvest some of their produce to create fresh, homemade salsa using cilantro and green peppers from the gardens. To quench their thirst, they also made a lemonade that they incorporated fresh mint into. Students, parents, and family members all came to see the bounty they prepared and to check out their gardens. Everyone joined together at a Friendship Feast where our Rockets serenaded their families with songs of thanks and friendship. Palm Pointe is thankful for all our students and
Students from Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, Performance Based Preparatory Academy, St. Lucie West Centennial and Treasure Coast High Schools attended a Teen Discourse Session. This event included students from the Criminal Justice programs where participants heard from multiple professionals working directly in the industry. Federal Judge Maynard, and Assistant Federal Public Defender Panayotta Augustin-Birch were the organizers for this event held at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Pierce.
Northport is so proud to announce our November Navigator of the Month award recipients. The students selected have exhibited all the qualities that our teachers and staff are looking for in a fine student. Integrity, commitment, honor, being a great friend, stopping a bully or understanding and role modeling the word service. We are so proud to celebrate, along with our parents and grandparents and to make sure that our students know what it means to be a great Northport kid! Good job everyone!
Sixth grade students in Mr. Fess’ Northstars STEM class designed and built water turbines as part of their unit on Hydropower. These students are studying various types of alternative energy sources in this course while also learning about the Engineering, Science and Math necessary to harness the energy.
Northport is thrilled to present Cindi Cairo as our Adult Volunteer of the Year for 2019-2020. Cindi has volunteered at Northport for the last three years. She has assisted in the kindergarten and in third-grade. One of the jobs that Cindi helps with at Northport is assisting in small group centers for math. She is innovative in her modeling methods for math. She makes up new games to help children learn multiplication tables. The students love the games so much that they are playing them with other children from different classes at recess.mCindi also has chaperoned many field trips including
Julio Vazquez and Dan Kroger of the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation demonstrated to students how to lay block, apply mortar and build walls. All students were engaged and excited for the hands-on experience.
At Mariposa Elementary, second grade students conducted science investigations in groups to classify the different kinds of materials by their physical properties by making root beer floats. Students observed and explained how the three states of matter went through a chemical change. When the (liquid) root beer was poured on the (solid) ice cream, it foamed up into a (gas) or bubbles. Students engaged in discussions with their teams explaining their observations using science vocabulary. This hands-on science investigation culminated the unit on Matter. Pictured are students enjoying their root beer floats from left to right, Juan Carlos Sepulveda ,
A small representation of the IB program at LPA went to the Dogs and Cats Forever animal shelter to deliver a check from funds raised last year by the IB Program. The IB Program wanted to support and be a part of the great work that this no kill shelter does in our community. While in the shelter, our students had the opportunity to visit the facility, learn about volunteering options, and of course, play with the fur babies. We would like to thank D&C Forever for their hospitality and the work that they do. We look forward to our
Congratulations to our wonderful teachers and staff who have been recognized by their peers for their amazing influence on our school, students, and community they care so much about. Stellar job! Shown here are: Jennifer Newcomb, Outstanding First Year Teacher; Maria Coello-Mays, School Related Employee of the Year; Stephen Windhaus , Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year; Vanessa Ross, Teacher of the Year. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Teacher of the Year – Vanessa Ross and the LPA Administrative Team School Related Employee of the Year – Maria Coello-Mays and the LPA Administrative Team
To mark America Recycles Day, the City of Port St. Lucie awarded Southport with a “Buddy Bench” made from the plastic caps that students have been collecting and sending in to recycle. The participation from students, teachers, and Southport friends was amazing! Principal Nicole Telese remarked, “This project not only helps our students to see the value in pollution prevention and recycling, it is also symbolic of our work to end bullying and to learn empathy. The idea behind the “Buddy Bench” concept is that if someone is having a bad day or is struggling to form relationships with their
Palm Pointe Artists win the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Art Contest. Congratulations to Elementary School Division First Place Winner: Naima Guerrier – grade 5, and Middle School Division First Place Winner: Miyanna Morgan – grade 8. Students from St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County were asked to complete an artwork using “football and health” as the theme. The first place winners will be honored and recognized at the Head Coach’s Press Conference and on-field during the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl on December 21, 2019. In addition, Naima and Miyanna received $500 donations, courtesy of Florida Blue, that will be