CAST eighth graders in Mrs. Dayton’s pre-algebra class integrated art appreciation into their practice of solving pairs of simultaneous linear equations. Students first observed works of art from Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Art Nouveau Movement of the 19th century. Then students plotted points using the given system of lines. Afterwards, they used the lines to create their own pieces of stained-glass artwork.
Palm Pointe students had an incredible week celebrating all things Literacy. Students wrote letters to authors and even got a response back from author, Betty Birney. Classes participated in various activities that ranged from Literacy Door Decorating, class read a-louds, book reviews, genre posters, community circles on character, and even creating class books on kindness. While at lunch, students viewed a presentation that highlighted their teacher’s pictures showing off their favorite book. Administrators and the Media Specialist also posted a read a-loud story time for the students to view with their families each evening.
Mrs. Gamez’s virtual first graders at CAST listened to “The Dot” then created their own artistic interpretation of a dot. Students then shared a personal story connected to their version of the dot. Some examples included a sun, heart, house, and Godzilla! This lesson strengthened the mindset we cultivate at CAST that anyone can be an artist!
Port St Lucie High School’s Technical Design and Building Construction Trades Programs virtually attended a field trip to Apex Engineering in Jacksonville, Florida. Business Partner, Dan Morris at Apex Engineering virtually hosted John Picchiarini and Bruce Gardner’s classes. Dan used interactive technology to demonstrate creating trusses, floor joists and discussed details of the apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities available to students in St Lucie County! Level up CTE!
Students at Northport continually learn the meaning of the word ” heroism” through guest speakers, stories, and video clips. Integrity and heroism are part of the bedrock of what Northport has been built on through the years. Today, one of our own students was honored for displaying courage above and beyond without thought for his own safety. Sixth-grade student, Jacob Napoles was honored by both Saint Lucie County Sheriff and Martin County Sheriffs offices for saving his mother’s life. The celebration of heroism included Sheriff Mascara and Sheriff Snyder as well as several deputies and officers as well as Jacob’s
Students within Mrs. Becky Loupe’s medical classes (Treasure Coast High School) participated in a guest speaker presentation with Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, University of Miami. This virtual event was hosted by Cynthia Hacker, the Life Alliance representative and a member of St. Lucie Public School’s Medical Program Advisory Board.
Elementary students in Ms. Valente’s Resource class explored the scientific method by researching the effects of gravity and air resistance on parachutes. The students were challenged with designing and creating an effective parachute model (small or large) to land on the target and stay intact. Students in Ms. Kane’s 4th grade class, were scientists for the day, as they made predictions, conducted trials to collect data, observed and reached a conclusion to determine which parachute system was effective.
St. Lucie West Centennial High’s Criminal Justice student, Taylor Cuevas, is an Intern with the City of Fort Pierce- Code Enforcement Unit. This internship allows her to learn and apply her training as an Accredited Legal Professional. She states that she is gaining new knowledge and appreciates the opportunity. Taylor plans to attend the University of Central Florida to pursue Criminal Law after high school. Thank you to Mr. James “Jim” Nichols for offering this opportunity to his students through the Criminal Justice 4 course.
Southport Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society teamed up with Student Council members and their families for an environmental service project to help clean up St. Lucie County beaches. The “Beach Clean Up” is one of Southport’s favorite service project initiatives that students are participating in this school year. The cleanup took place at Jensen Beach.
Northport children in Ms. Apostolico’s 3rd grade class and Ms. Fox’s Kindergarten class shared Valentine’s with each other over TEAMS! Students need to feel connected and loved. What better way than to meet with your buddy and share kind words with them! Happy Valentine’s Day!
SLWCHS girls basketball and boys soccer teams are both FHSAA 7a District 9 Champions and are moving on to state regionals!
Jacob Kendrick, 2020 St Lucie Public Schools and Fort Pierce Central High Aerospace Institute graduate, landed a job with a drone contractor for FPL. In March 2020, while a senior at Central, Jacob received his Drone Pilot’s License. Now, he travels around Florida inspecting FPL power lines with drones. He is pictured working in Bunnell, FL inspecting a 37-mile-long stretch. Jacob is also pursuing his bachelor’s Degree with IRSC. Go Cobras! Level up CTE!
On January 30, 2021, current 8th grade MOA Prep students joined together with 9th grade MOA (all former Forest Grove MOA students) in collecting data for ORCA (Ocean Research and Conservation Association, Inc.). The students continue to participate in this field study by collecting physical, chemical and biological data. This data will be used for a long term, quarterly study on the health of the Indian river Lagoon. Pictured are Zadok Buchko and Colin Lawrence (left) and Briana Theisen and Adriana Kowlaeski (Right) Pictured are: Carly Crum and Taylor Copeland (top left), a mangrove crab (middle), Briana Theisen, Adriana Kowaleski,
Creating social awareness and helping underprivileged individuals and families in need are the things Oak Hammock K-8 students are learning as they sponsor their annual food drive for Grace Packs. Students from Mr. Sparacio’s 7th Grade Civics class are understanding the importance of giving back to the community by preparing the collections boxes to be placed throughout the school and classrooms for the Chef Boyardee themed food drive. Helping families in need is the motivating force for the students as they contribute to society while learning to collaborate, cooperate and show kindness. The school will be collecting donations February 1-
Criminal Justice Academy Educators from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) participated in a virtual advisory board meeting. Board members represented: Indian River State College, Keiser University, St. Lucie County Human Resources, St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office, SLPS Criminal Justice Educators, and Career and Technical Education department.
Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet’s Pharmacy Technician Educators (Julie-Anne JnPaul and Bailey Renick) participated in a virtual advisory board meeting. This included representatives from Indian River State College, University of Florida, Crosstown Pharmacy, Career & Technical Education Department, and Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency.
The St. Lucie County Retired Educator’s Association unit President, Harry Belafonte Williams, presented a quantity of books to CA Moore Elementary School. Accepting on behalf of the school are Ms. Latricia Stubbs-James (Principal) and Ms. Kennedy (Assistant Principal). The photo was taken by Mr. Barriner (Assistant Principal). Special thanks to Ms. Nancy Spires for spearheading the book collection.
Mrs. Jennings’ Kindergarten class aims for fun with antonyms! Students learned about “opposites” through an engaging lesson on Nearpod. Students incorporated Conversation Hearts and other environmental print to discuss words that means the same, and words that mean the opposite.