Penny Arbuckle’s 4th grade class got to participate in a Fun Friday Scavenger Hunt. The students wrapped up a big week of Distance Learning by taking ten minutes to search for items in their homes. The kids were thrilled and Mrs. Arbuckle delivered prizes to students’ doorsteps. 🙌
Teacher Appreciation Week started off at Southport with administration and staff members meeting to put gift bags together for our teachers and staff. Each bag contained sweet treats for the week, fun projects to enjoy, kindness notes from students and colleagues, and a commemorative distance learning #HurricaneStrong tee-shirt. Teachers were invited to drive by and pickup up their gift bags and a nice lunch box from administration. We also had a nice surprise and support from some of our amazing students who dropped off posters, flowers, and balloons! Everyone was delighted to see each other, keeping social distancing in mind,
CAST hosted its premier virtual Leader of the Month ceremony to recognize students nominated for exhibiting the leadership trait of being “balanced,” part of Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Though we weren’t able to meet in person, we organized a ceremony in our virtual auditorium which included a musical performance by one of our students and each leader was individually recognized by Dr. Reid. Certificates were also mailed home. Congratulations again to all of our Leaders of the Month!
Treasure Coast High School’s Air Force JROTC Program has been selected as one of 387 units worldwide to receive the 2019-2020 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program is to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education and to provide instruction in
Middle school students at CAST look forward to their weekly community-building activity with their teachers and administrators, Fun Friday Kahoot! After a week of hard work in their distance learning classes, students face off against their peers and their favorite teachers each Friday to earn the title of Kahoot champion. Questions cover a wide variety of academic areas, as well as some fun pop culture trivia and our Leader in Me curriculum. A special grand prize is dropped off at the weekly winner’s doorstep.
Free Meals for Children Free “Grab and Go” Meals are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am-1 pm. The multi-day meal packages contain 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Tuesday and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Thursday. Feeding Locations North County C.A. Moore Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy Frances K. Sweet Elementary Lakewood Park Elementary St. Lucie Elementary Weatherbee Elementary East County Morningside Elementary Northport K8 West County Bayshore Elementary Manatee K8 Oak Hammock K8 West Gate K8 Windmill Point Elementary
Free Community Wi-Fi for Students! SLPS has parked buses at the following locations. The buses are serving as “Wi-Fi Hotspots” so that students can engage in Distance Learning. District issued laptops will connect automatically when in range. Cell phones can connect to “SLPS-BYOD” network.
District Laptop Repair Locations: May 4 – May 8 If your district-issued laptop is in need of repair, please visit Fairlawn Elementary School from 9 am-11 am or Morningside Elementary School from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm. Repair technicians are available and on-site Monday through Friday.
In true “Flat Stanley” style, several kindergarten and first grade teachers sent their students ‘Flat Teachers’. This creative gesture was an effort to reach their kids and not only remind them they are thinking of them daily, but also to inspire their students to share their quarantined adventures with their ‘flat teacher’. Students can share their adventures through Canvas, Remind, FlipGrid, and Teams. Mrs. Buehrig, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Godoy, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Miller, Ms. Harris, and Ms. Jines are all looking forward to the many adventures and stories to come.
The students in Mr. Bevacqua’s fifth grade class at Morningside Elementary School engage in a lesson on measurement. Mr. B, as the students call him, shows off his cooking skills and provides the students with safety tips as he makes one of his favorite dishes, Pico de Gallo. Way to go Mr. Bevacqua for being creative and sharing your talents virtually with the students in the class!
Village Green Environmental Studies School would like to congratulate the first recipients of their Digital Manatee of the Week award. This new award will be given each week to recognize the students who continually exhibit the traits of Responsibility, Communication and Effort towards their virtual learning. Village Green looks forward to the continued success of all students during these difficult times.
We applaud our Cafeteria Staff Super Heroes for always doing what they do best – providing wonderful meals for our students. Thank you for a job well done!
Weatherbee 4th grade teacher, Klay Robbins, recently mailed a letter to each of his students to check on their progress in Math, Science, and i-Ready. He included “necklace money” in the correspondence – the classroom currency his students can earn and trade for a variety of beaded necklaces. Many students wrote back and one student, Eduardo, included his photo – he was thrilled to be earning his ‘necklace money” even as he worked virtually!
Mrs. Tredor’s 5th grade gifted class had a special visitor today in their weekly Science Teams meeting. Mr. Tyler Earll, a Patient Care Technician (PCT) and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at Cleveland Clinic stopped in to answer student questions about the body system they had been studying prior to Spring Break. Students had wonderful questions for him, such as “What color is our blood really?” and “How do they tell what blood type you are?” They were also curious to know why medical professionals need to take so many viles of your blood when we can tell so much from
Online Learning is Heating Up! Northstars’ STEM teacher, Kevin Fess, would love for his students to be at Northport creating their own Geothermal Energy projects. However, he is not letting distance hinder the learning process! Sixth-grade students joined Mr. Fess virtually in his kitchen for a live demonstration showing how heat from the earth’s core can help power generators.
Second grade teacher, Ms. Faniel, coordinated a class parade so she could have a brief face-to-face interaction with her students. Parents of her class lined up at the school and were escorted by PSLPD for a quick drive-through parade by Ms. Faniel’s home. Students and parents remained in their cars to maintain a safe distance while still getting to see their teacher! Of course, Ms. Faniel made sure to make their drive worth it as she decorated her yard with a large sign and handed out gifts for each of her students. Ms. Faniel wishes all her students a “Frogtastic”