On Tuesday, December 1st, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by School Board Chair Debbie Hawley, Board Member Troy Ingersoll, Board Member Jennifer Richardson, Tom Jones from the Education Foundation, and Dr. Kevin Perry, Assistant to the Superintendent, paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year. Maria Carley, a school assessment clerk at St. Lucie Elementary; Annie Jones, a school assessment clerk at Fairlawn Elementary; and Norma Figueroa, a health paraprofessional at Oak Hammock are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this year’s Night of the Stars event. “The
The City of Port St. Lucie is helping to facilitate the best possible virtual school experience by providing 2,000 free mobile hot spots to families struggling to access the internet because of financial impediments. With six months of unlimited internet service, the City’s Neighborhood Services Department has 600 free Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 Mobile Hotspots available to Port St. Lucie students who are currently enrolled in a virtual school program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotspot features parental control to filter out inappropriate websites. The city is now extending this offer to eligible teachers. “The City of
Students at Palm Pointe pulled out all the stops to act as Superheroes for the Toys for Tots program. Students and staff made a donation to the Toys for Tots program to support local kids in need. All proceeds raised will be used to purchase toys that will be used for this initiative. Our kids really are Super Heroes and are always ready to “Save the Day.”
The 2nd grade students from Ms. Forston, Ms. Blaszkiewicz, and Ms. Aristide’s class at Oak Hammock K-8 are retelling the story of the Polar Express. The students are bringing their excitement and love of reading by comparing the book to the movie. The classes (MySchool and Brick and Mortar) are excited about building their reading comprehension while enjoying their reading and learning together during this holiday season.
What a wonderful morning at Northport! ?? We welcomed retired Army Sgt. Bill Arnold, our Veteran Partner in Education as well as three retired military servicemen from American Legion Post 318. The gentlemen accepted a poppy collage to honor all veterans made by Northport art students. The collage will hang on the wall at Post 318. Thank you so much to the entire post for coming out to Northport. Veterans and our military mean the world to our school. It was with a free breath that we all smiled through the presentation. ❤ ?? A big Northport salute ❤ ??
On Saturday, November 21st, 2020, the Jaguar Battalion hosted a Raider meet at Port Saint Lucie High School. Each school that participated in the raider meet participated as one whole team to represent their school in the following events: Relay Race, Tire Roll, Capture the Guide-on, Kickball, Dodgeball, and Tug of War. The cadets of Port Saint Lucie High School secured a victory in every event against the three other attending schools. The Raider meet ran smoothly as each team transitioned efficiently from one event to the next, which was thanks to our support cadets that quickly helped set up
Mrs. Moore’s and Mrs. Eibl’s second and third grade classes got together to research and then recreate the Macy’s Day Parade. Students enjoyed writing the script, searching for pictures that represent their favorite parts of the holiday tradition and then starring in and editing their creation. Video Presentation
Northport is pleased to unveil a beautiful buddy bench in the school courtyard. The buddy bench was made from plastic caps collected by the children at the school. The bench was donated by Keep Saint Lucie Beautiful. The project was organized by ASD teacher, Hannah Licameli and her students. The lessons in recycling have been invaluable to the students. Many thanks to our Parents in Education from First United Methodist church for attending the unveiling.
St. Lucie West K-8’s MySchool students in Mrs. Vargas’ Kindergarten class created their favorite book characters using a pumpkin and presented them to their classmates. They had to tell why their characters were their favorite and name at least three details about them. SUPER JAWESOME JOB SHARKS!
The Northport 4th grade children enjoyed hearing from a real author recently. Fred Koehler shared his Florida personal experiences as well as author experiences. He also had the children do a step by step drawing and gifted the school with copies of his book “Garbage Island.” The children were highly engaged through Teams and in awe of participating in this program. The City of PSL and Georgette Beck sponsored this program and talked to the children about keeping our city clean and recycling. Thank you so much to Mr. Koehler and the City of Port Saint Lucie for collaborating with
Families and Staff joined together recently to support and cheer our Girls On The Run as they ran their 5K celebratory race. #GirlPowerWBE2020 Thanks to the Coaches! Ms. Walls, Mrs. Squire, Ms. Imperato, and Ms. Nowaski.
Nicholas Demko has qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. As one of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are Semifinalists, he has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the
On Wednesday, November 11th, the Port Saint Lucie Jaguar Battalion held a short voluntary assembly at Veterans Memorial Park to honor veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. Everyone was gathered at 2:00 pm as our Instructors and Battalion Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Moleon-Mathews, briefed us on the history and importance of Veteran’s Day. After the briefing, cadets walked around the park to observe monuments, learn about the history and meaning of the memorials from our instructors, and converse with veterans. Lasting about one hour, over 70 cadets chose, voluntarily, to participate in this event on
On Saturday, November 14th, cadets of the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion participated in an honor guard to help Village Green Elementary School maintain its garden. The school had planted a garden of many different plants and trees a few years ago, which had overgrown in various places. The cadets worked tirelessly pulling weeds and harvesting vegetables while learning about different plants in the environment.
Please review these guidelines as you plan for and attend your upcoming holiday events. Families should continue to review the Daily Home Screening Tool each day, being mindful of the health and wellness of everyone in the household. Please visit the CDC website for more information about staying safe during the holidays.
Jake Sciscente was crowned State Champion in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and Lincoln Park Academy’s Boys Swim Team placed 9th at the FHSAA State Championships. The state team included Sterling Carr, Kaleb Cason, Noah DiBernardo, Grayson DiBernardo, Jake Sciscente, Dillon Spooner, and Spence Wagner.
Morningside Elementary fourth grade team in collaboration with Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful taught students about the importance of recycling through a novel study unit. KPSLB donated 100 copies of “Garbage Island” by Fred Koehler. Students read all 39 thrilling chapters packed with action and impressive vocabulary. To reward their hard work, the fourth grade teachers reverse tie-dyed recycling T-shirts. To add to the fun, students and teachers participated in a recycled headwear competition, in which the students were able to creatively represent the perils of not taking care of our earth. The unit of study culminated with a virtual
One of St. Lucie West K-8 School’s 6th grade classes, taught by Mrs. Dana Jeffries, made look-alike avatars using the very engaging online tools at www.Pixton.com and created comic strips showing mastery of their Math content. JAWSOME JOB SHARKS!