At St. Lucie West K-8 School, our MySchool Shark Chefs in Ms. Tremblay’s Middle School Fundamentals of Culinary Career class began their Food and Nutrition Unit and learned five different ways to prepare eggs as well as the history and variations of pizza! Check out these appetizing samples made in their own kitchens! (Food submissions by: Mason Smith, Marley Hanna; Hector Maldonado; Jaaden Rolle; Fiona Williams; and Richard Walker Jr.)
One of St. Lucie West K-8 School’s First graders and her family tragically endured a house fire a few weeks ago and lost everything. SLWK8 Sharks Student Council and Kindness Club organized a “No Collar for a Dollar” fundraiser on October 14th for all students, staff and teachers. In the true spirit of Shark Nation fashion, the school raised over $1000.00 for the family! Principal Gardner, Assistant Principal (Elementary) Luvenia Morgan, Student Council President, Amy McDonald and SLWK8’s Kindness Club Sponsor, Jaime Mazzo presented the check to Mom. WAY TO GO SHARK NATION!
Port St Lucie High School’s Skilled Trades Advisory Board Meetings are now being held virtually. Teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, district support personnel, and representatives from the Treasure Coast Builders Association met via Microsoft Teams on October 19, 2020 to continue the important collaboration between the St Lucie County School District and industry. The goal remains to ensure our Career and Technical Education students are college and career ready upon graduation.
Ms. Lynch’s elementary drama students were excited to deliver their first monologues to their classmates using their knowledge of projection, characterization, and movement. They did an excellent job practicing their acting skills, as well as proper audience etiquette. CAST drama students online and in-person also put their stage design abilities to the test by designing a set using a shoe box and modeling clay. Our CAST Performers are well-prepared not only for the stage, but also for the backstage aspects of theatre!
Students and staff at Morningside Elementary dressed in “glow” from head to toe and participated in a variety of activities on Glow Day in order to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters through the Bowl for Kid’s Sake Fundraiser. Students raised over$700.
St. Lucie Elementary students in Joseph Richardson’s 5th grade class used Nearpod to discover how to find the volume of an object. Mr. Richardson was using Nearpod to launch the newest unit in math. The students had to draw a fish tank, label the dimensions, and then find the volume of their tanks. They were then tasked with finding the volume of different rectangular prisms using the quiz mode in Nearpod. Students had a blast and can’t wait for the next Nearpod lesson!
Mariner students and staff wore orange and stood United Against Bullying on Wednesday, October 22, 2020.
Ms. Anderson’s 2nd grade class at Fairlawn Elementary are studying the states of matter. They used the different components of a root beer float to represent the different states of matter and see the effect that they play on one another.
Students and adults alike are actively searching for a positive way to manage the stressors that come with a new school year. Through art, specifically a process modernly referred to as Zentangling, students can learn to be more mindful of the present moment. Zentangling, the act of doodling or tangling various lines and patterns, began in Ancient India and has been widely adopted into art practices and therapy today. Primarily, Zentangling is used to calm the mind, and the benefits are endless: better sleep, stress reduction and anxiety, and it encourages mindfulness and aimlessness. With the process being relatively portable, Zentangling
After a year of dormancy, Oak Hammock’s Butterfly Garden is sprouting back to life and is available for learning experiences. Ms. Campbell, 6th Grade ELA teacher, nurtured and cultivated a learning environment for students. The garden also provides a park-like atmosphere where students and staff alike can go to de-stress or meditate, and it is frequently used during SEL for students to have discussions and complete exploratory writing. The garden is a great place to practice scientific observations skills, practice mapping skills, read a book, or seek artistic inspiration! The butterfly garden is in the center of campus, not by
On Unity Day, Mariposa students and staff wore orange to show that they are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Kindergartner, Nia Johnson, is pointing out our United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Sign. Mariposa students worked on Project Connect which connects orange strips of paper to create a chain. Project Connect joins students, schools, and communities to make a powerful statement about uniting against bullying. The Project Connect chains are showcased in the cafeteria. It was a great day for Unity! Ms. Ashlyn Baliton (School Counselor) and Ms. Angela Patton (Assistant Principal) are showcasing the Pledge to
Niko Gavoni has been been selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program. He earned this recognition because of his remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Niko put in the effort and his future is bright. This recognition will help colleges see the potential and power of his curiosity and commitment to learning. Lincoln Park Academy “Staffulty” is proud of all you’ve accomplished and celebrate your success and bright future!
On Saturday, October 10th, cadets from Port St. Lucie High School participated in a car wash fundraising event at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. The generosity of O’Reillys enabled the cadets to raise money by washing cars, all within the safety guidelines taking COVID-19 into consideration. The fundraiser was a success due to the abundance of cars the cadets were able to wash. Everything flowed smoothly as the cadets established a system of getting cars through the washing and drying stations. The cadets were broken down into groups of five and rotated through the stations. This event proved to be a huge
Students were engaged as they learned about the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans.
Ms. Lerman’s kindergarten students are very excited to see bright yellow blossoms on the squash and cucumbers they recently planted.
Oak Hammock K8 students participated in Anti-Bullying Month activities during October. Pictured are students displaying links from the Unity Chain assembled by Kindergarteners through Fourth graders. The chain represents their pledge to use kind words and UNITE as ONE to stomp out bullying.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department has been taking its advisory board meetings to the next level. The advisory board members include Educators from the CTE programs, business partners and post-secondary institutions (Indian River State College and Keiser University). The various groups discussed pivoting to the virtual arena for meetings as well as volunteering during the Covid19 pandemic. Level up, CTE! Early Childhood Education: St. Lucie West Centennial High Early Childhood Education teachers met with local partners including Discovery Emporium, Sunlight Christian Academy and Boys and Girls Club St Lucie County. Industrial Biotechnology & Biomedical Science: Port
St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the STOP School Violence Grant for $496,311 ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded the STOP School Violence grant in the full amount requested, $496,311. This coveted Grant Award, follows other recently obtained, large dollar federal grants. This time, the grant award will fund the Helping Every Adolescent Recover from Trauma Project (The H.E.A.R.T. Project). This project is a unique approach to providing a trauma-responsive environment in two alternative education settings serving students who have experienced trauma as a result of either witnessing or being a victim of violence, requiring an alternative school
Bayshore Elementary took the time to recognize their bus drivers with a special “drive-thru breakfast!” The school wanted to take a few minutes to show their appreciation for the drivers’ hard work and dedication keeping their Bayshore students safe. Way to go!
Saint Lucie County Retired Educators Association proudly presented financial assistance to the Literacy/Reading Team at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, in support of the incentive system to reward students. The presentation took place on October 16, 2020. Pictured are Mr. Joseph Lezeau (Principal), Dr. Matthew Roy (Assistant Principal), Dr. Deloris Benjamin (Teacher), Mr. Harry Belafonte Williams (President/SLCREA), and Mrs. Bonita Williams (FPWA SAC member and member of SLCREA)