Mr. McGraw’s visual arts students enjoyed a day painting at the historic McKee Botanical Gardens on February 7. As part of the annual plein air trip, students studied directly in nature as they worked on a specific piece of work focusing on the flora at McKee. “It is an excellent opportunity for our students to work directly from life and a great partnership between McKee and LPA to afford this opportunity to our students,” explained Mr. McGraw. The hope is to work with McKee to hold a small exhibit of student art work completed at the Gardens to be shown throughout the season.
Sybil Bell, civics instructor, arranged for speakers to come each Thursday in February to celebration Black History Month.
On February 6th, Andre Barnes, art teacher, and Martin Steward, technology teacher, spoke to the students and encouraged them to follow their dreams, stay focused and avoid distractions as they move through life. Furthermore, there was an art show of original paintings of historical and well-known famous people like Lebron James.
On February 13th, Dr. Mills, SLPS Board Member, spoke about putting action to the change you want to see by being the change yourself and by volunteering to help others with the same vision.
Prior to the guest speaker presentations, students engaged in a Black History trivia game. Each presenter received a special recognition thanking them for their participation in the event. The event was wonderful and highly educational. Students were very receptive to the speakers and are excited for the future presentations. #SLPSMagnet
WPTV Morning News Anchor, Mike Trim, recently visited Village Green Environmental Studies School to read to the students during their Media Resource. Mr. Trim read the book “Millie Waits for the Mail” by Alexander Steffensmeier and answered questions the students had regarding his job. He is pictured with Mrs. Powell’s kindergarten class and Village Green Media Specialist, Janet Sievers.
The Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie’s Vocal Music Department will be featured in the award-winning musical tribute show “ABBA Mania.” The show will be presented at the historic Sunrise Theatre located in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The CAST vocalists will accompany the band with the songs “I Have A Dream” and “Fernando.” “We have been working hard in preparation for the event and our students are very excited,” says Wallace Rahming, director and vocal coach. “It is an awesome performance opportunity for our students and I’m very honored to be a part of the experience.”
Fort Pierce Central’s Beta Club had 7 winners at the National Beta Club competition In Orlando in January. These students will compete in Texas at the national Beta competition in June!
Division 1: (freshman and sophomores)
Brian Marsh – Poetry – first place
Maria Granados – Spanish – third place
Anna Paparella – Agriscience – first place
Division 2 winners: (juniors and seniors)
Valerie Collins – Poetry – third place
Andy Rodriguez – Social Studies – third place
Daniella Granados – Spanish – second place
Adam Marsh – Science – third place