Steven Shotola may be a science teacher, but he has an eye for photography and the heart for inspiration. Each week he carefully selects an uplifting image to share with his Cobra Family at Fort Pierce Central High School. “I have been very grateful that our Principal Ms. Miller-Buchanan allows me to post an email “Photo of the Week” to the staff. I have realized over the years that maintaining a positive attitude towards teaching, no matter what the challenges are, is the key to building positive relationships and the key to constant school improvement” Mr. Shotola remarks. Both avid
The Lincoln Park Academy Girls Basketball Team defeated Lakewood High School (St. Petersburg) in front of a sold-out home crowd Friday night 38 to 30. The Regional Final victory sends the team to the FHSAA Class 4A State Final Four for the first time in school history. The team will play their state semi-final game against American Heritage-Delray on Thursday at noon at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Congratulations to the coaches: Wendell Adams, Nicole Erickson, Veryl Moore, and Brandy Montgomery. Congratulations and good luck to the players: Lizbeth Ayala, Julianna Ball, Janiah Gardner, Dori Gayman, Trisann Gordon, Roniyah
Mornings are fun when they begin with STEM learning! In our literature text that we have been reading, Wonder, the main character turned in a project based on pyramids. Today, we identified the different parts of a pyramid and then began constructing different types of pyramids. We tested our pyramids for strength and identified the patterns in the shapes, faces, edges and vertices.
Oak Hammock K-8 participates in PBIS program as a schoolwide reward system. Students in the self-contained classroom in grades 4th- 8th operate the Osprey Cart Reward Program. This program allows the self-contained students many opportunities to practice functional skills by utilizing the task analysis approach for learning. The classroom teachers, Ms. Savanello and Ms. Haley support the students by providing the online order form and assist the students in breaking down the task into manageable parts to ensure the orders are completed successfully. The program is linked to ELA and Math, where the students practice counting, adding, and sorting. Students
Northport K-8 held its first SEL Virtual Parent Night. It was a Night of Family Learning (NFL) where students, teachers, and families experienced some of the engaging SEL activities that the children get to do each day! With 64 participants, the School-Home Connection was strengthened and fun was had by all! The event was sponsored by Chik-Fil-A and Sal’s Italian Ristorante, who provided door prizes. Northport K-8 provided a free book to all student participants! With virtual high fives and a virtual “wave” to end the session, everyone left with a smile. We are grateful to all of our participants and everyone
Join us in congratulating Janessa Diaz for being one of the District Science Fair Finalist. Her prototype for a wind turbine will be moving on to the Middle School Engineering division of the state competition. She created a way to measure the efficiency of the turbine by using a pulley system and measured the results of the efficiency of the wind turbine daily to keep records of how the turbine performed. As part of the Science Fair, the students were to create a short video presentation in lieu of being interviewed by the judges. Janessa created a creative animation video
Students in Mrs. Wernhardt’s class record “Jot Thoughts” as they read the text for stamina. Way to go Mrs. Wernhardt for planning and implementing this strategy with your students!
Students in Mr. Redding’s 5th grade Social Studies class at Rivers Edge Elementary School are studying why the colonists died off in Jamestown. Students wrote original scripts and performed them like a tv news brief, discussing each of the three main reasons! #REEREAL #schoolwithaheartofgold
Anthony Mendoza, 7th grader from Mrs. Silva’s class won big at the science fair with his project called Quick Charge. His project category is systems software, and he was chosen to represent St. Lucie Public Schools at the 66th VIRTUAL SSEF (State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida). In the most difficult school year while the pandemic is still going on, Anthony has undertaken the challenge of participating in the Science Fair and earned the opportunity to compete at the State level. Way to go Anthony and Mrs. Silva! Congratulations to the entire family!
St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Criminal Justice students from Mrs. Angela Baumgarten’s class participated in a guest speaker presentation with business partners from the Emergency Operation Center of St. Lucie County. Guest speakers were Kathleen Hissong (Communications Manager) and Karen Kozac (Emergency Management Safety Planner). The presentation was very well received by the students and included a conversation on qualities and characteristics needed to work, and details on employment opportunities within St. Lucie County. This connection was made possible from the Criminal Justice Advisory Board and business partnerships with Doug Baber (Director, Human Resources and Risk Management) and Frank
Miss Hailey Mangio was among the 15,000 finalists named in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically accomplished students are now eligible for continued competition in the program, which awards National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million each spring. With over 3.5 million students each fall taking the PSAT and only a little more than 3,000 qualifying for commended status, we are extremely proud of Hailey Mangio for her hard work and dedication to such excellence. Furthermore, we are thrilled that she was also recognized for her stellar performance and selected for the new Rural and
St. Lucie West K-8 Middle School students in Mrs. Eldridge’s Art classes learned all about Medieval Inspired Illuminated Letters. This art form uses different kinds of illuminated letters, including ornamented letters, historiated letters, and inhabited letters and were commonplace in Medieval manuscripts in Europe between the 4th and 16th centuries. Students captured the technique perfectly. BEAUTIFUL ART SHARKS!
Congratulations to Madison Tredor from Mrs. Tredor’s Rising Stars class for winning the St Lucie County Florida Retired Educators Association essay contest! Fifth-grade students in St Lucie County were asked to write about a happy memory with a grandparent or other elderly person. Madison’s essay is an endearing story of cherished time spent with her grandmother, Lorraine. Her essay will be sent to the FREA District 9 competition. This is the sixth consecutive year that the winning essay has come from Mrs. Tredor’s Rising Stars class. Congratulations, and good luck, Madison!
Mrs. Hughes’s 6th Grade ELA classes have been working hard on their Black History Month projects for a few weeks now. Students chose a historical figure to research and then wrote an essay about them the first week of study. The following week they made a project out of their person to share with their classmates. Students had the choice to do a poster, PowerPoint presentation, flip book, or song/rap. The projects turned out beautifully and some of the virtual students even shared their online presentations via Microsoft Teams with the traditional classes. There is a lot of learning going
Over 100 early childhood educators engaged in a virtual conference that took place on Saturday, February 6th. The Keynote Speaker was Jane Whitaker, while Craig Jerome and Laurie Boyer handled the technology aspect of the conference. Presenting partners for the virtual conference include the Early Learning Coalition, ALPI Head Start, and St. Lucie Public Schools. The event was sponsored by business partners including, Discount School Supply, Kaplan, Kidvision, and Lakeshore.
On Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) conducted its Annual Military Inspection (AMI) on its football field. Multiple distinguished and honored guests attended, including Purple Heart recipient Major Hal Davis (US Army Ret.), Navy League Treasure Coast Council Youth Director Captain Peter Petrelis (US Navy Ret.) and United States Special Forces Association Members Lieutenant Colonel Lynn Steele (US Army Ret.), Sergeant Bill Sander (US Army Ret.) and Sergeant Art Walker (US Army Ret.). The AMI is an inspection conducted annually by a Navy representative to ensure that each NJROTC unit
CAST held their first Leader in Me Family Basics Kickoff Virtual night on Facebook Live! Students then enjoyed an interactive Nearpod with video presentations created by the Leadership League. Students learned how the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will benefit their life and their families’ lives.
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The VPK Students of Lawnwood Elementary celebrated 100 Days of School. This day marks an important milestone for teachers and students. Our Lawnwood Leopards are celebrating because they are 100 days smarter due to their hard work and effort. WAY TO GO!