CTE Medical teachers and students from St. Lucie Public Schools participated in a virtual forum with Dr. Thomas Matese, Dr. Josephin Mathai, Dr. Ashkahn Zomorrodi, Dr. Nguyen, and Dr. McNamara from St. Lucie Medical Center. Over 200 SLPS Medical students learned about the process to become a Physician from the St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency DEI group. This presentation also included Resident students currently in the Emergency Medicine program sharing their personal experiences and pathway to achieve their medical career goals.
Tina Ankeny, representing St. Lucie Medical and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute met with with St. Lucie Public School (SLPS) medical students on various topics related to employment and career opportunities within the local hospitals. The medical teachers joined in via Teams to allow their graduating seniors an opportunity to network with HCA hospital representatives and learn how their earned industry certification will get them entry-level positions after graduation. This session is a follow-up to the SLPS and EDC Counselor’s Healthcare Bus Tour session held in February 2021.
The Lincoln Park Academy STEM & Buds chapter began in November with a mission to empower students to bridge STEM and storytelling through peer mentorship and project creation. Since then, high school and middle school members have embarked on a genuine STEM research experience. The one hour and fifteen minute sessions allow students to discover six primary branches of STEM: engineering, social sciences, math, computer science, biology, and chemistry through various challenges, activities, presentations, and discussions. Earlier this year, the STEM & Buds chapter welcomed Dr. Zina Peters as a guest speaker on her position as a psychologist. The students
Congratulations to Elyse Bailey, a junior at SLW Centennial High School, for winning the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award and scholarship.
First Grade Students from Ms. McGowan’s class are participating in the Embryology Countdown in partnership with the St. Lucie County 4H. As part of the program, students participate in virtual lessons, make predictions, and document their observations.
Congratulations to all St Lucie Fair exhibitors and winners! What a year for Ft. Pierce Westwood-West Prep FFA who’s final tally is impressive: 5- Grand Champion Titles, 2- Reserve Grand Champion Titles, 9- First in Class, 3- 2nd in Class, 3- 3rd in Class, 1st place Senior II Swine Record Book, 1st place Senior II Steer Record Book, 2nd Place Senior II Swine Record Book and more! Mrs. Jenna Blankenbaker, FPW Agriscience Instructor shared, “If you see these kids, please congratulate them, they have worked hard for a year on their projects and it was apparent … I had a
Lincoln Park Academy highlighted the school’s achievements and greyhound pride in this year’s St. Lucie County Fair booth. The theme was, “School’s Shining Bright Under Carnival Lights.” The booth featured a ceramic greyhound posed as the school’s fortune teller, themed photographs of our administration, and various items from our sports, music, and art programs. Lincoln Park Academy won second place in the high school division and received a $500.00 award. We would like to thank Dermody Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for sponsoring this award and the St. Lucie County Fair Association.
5th-grade students in Mrs. Murphy’s dance studio are rehearsing their choreography for an upcoming Flash Mob performance on campus. Meanwhile, in Ms. Swabon’s art class, students are creating Brazilian Carnival masks as a part of the Flash Mob costumes.
In third grade, Mrs. Roti’s class completed a Scientific inquiry activity. Students observed how vascular tissue within plant stems move water, minerals, and nutrients throughout the plant.
For the second year in a row, Coach Nick Zoerhof and Assistant Coach Becky Carranza led the Southport Middle School soccer team to the final county championship. The team was excited to receive their first-place trophy after winning the final game!
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Hundreds of families stopped by the St. Lucie Public Schools District office Wednesday night to learn more about the MSAP Magnet School offerings during the second annual MSAP Magnet Schools Expo. Families were greeted by teams from the two MSAP Magnet K-8 schools, Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. Educators, STEAM Advocates, and Administrators shared the various STEAM offerings such as Project Lead the Way courses, Cambridge curriculum, Minecraft Education, LEGO Makerspaces, Instrumental Music, Dance, Musical Theater, Media Arts and so much more with families. The Student Assignment Department
Kindergarteners and first graders in Mrs. Roberts’ class paired up virtually with students at Dale Cassens to buddy read Dr. Seuss books. Students met up using TEAMS. At CAST, we foster our love for reading early!
Seventh and eighth graders in Mr. Tobias’ Band class took advantage of the beautiful Saint Lucie weather to practice for their upcoming performance outside. We can’t wait to hear them on performance day! They sounded great!
Kindergarten and First grade had so much fun during our annual St. Lucie West K-8 School Character Book Parade! During the week, students in both MySchool Virtual and brick and mortar read a favorite book, completed an engaging book report project, and then, on Friday, dressed-up as their favorite characters from their books! During the parade, students got to show their classmates and teachers their character book costumes. Kindergarten and First grade teachers joined the fun by dressing-up too. WAY TO GO SHARKS!
Traditional and virtual students were able to celebrate and exercise through a school-wide Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart activity. Village Green Environmental Studies School did an AMAZING job and at last count, the school has raised $11,808.00, with donations still coming in. Our top fundraiser was kindergartner, Miliana Gorman, who earned all the prizes including a gold medal and a cape! We are so proud of our students.
The Kids Heart Challenge is an annual event the students participate in at Oak Hammock K-8. Students in Coach Branim’s K-5 physical education resources class learned about heart health while hosting a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The virtual fundraiser event had a total of 130 elementary student participants who raised $7,430.00 this school year. The students were incentivized by having the opportunity to smash, Coach Branim with a “Pie in the Face” if they raised $100 or more. The “Pie in the Face” was a success! There were a total of 27 students who met or exceeded the
Students in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University program are spacing out in unexpected ways! Fort Pierce Central is one of 12 high schools across Florida chosen to participate in the initiative. The students’ objectives are to fully check out the drone operating program and make necessary adjustments before launch. Students are seen assembling drones in support of ERAU’s new Flight Test Engineering Program. In addition, students shared a zoom call briefing on space flight with Dr. Jose Nunez, Chief of Research and Technology at NASA.
Fort Pierce Central wrestling closed the season yesterday in epic form! For the first time in 27 years, Fort Pierce Central placed in the top 3 teams in the state (1994)! For the first time in 25 years (1996) Fort Pierce Central now has a state champ – Gabriel Jacas at 220 pounds. With 10 boys qualifying for states, 7 placed. #1 Gabriel Jacas (220), #2 Russell Raabe (132), #3 Steven Krantz (195), Henry Jones (285), #4 JT Apicella (152), Kevin Finn (170), #6 Riley Orr (160), and state qualifiers Connor Harris (106), Isaiah Herrington (113), and Billy McArdle (120).
White City Elementary had a successful virtual family night that included a prize wheel, the wave, and lots of smiles. WCE’s Social Emotional Learning committee collaborated with the SLPS SEL department to host the virtual event on Teams. Eighty participants attended the event to learn about Social Emotional Learning at WCE and how to reinforce skills at home. Thank you to our community partners, Chick-Fil-A, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, and Super Play USA, for sponsoring our giveaways.