Breanna Myles, a 2021 graduate of Lincoln Park Academy, represented Florida, on Saturday, November 27th in the Miss Teen USA Competition in Oklahoma. Breanna won 1st place and was crowned “Miss Teen USA!!!” This is the first time in the history of the competition that Miss Teen Florida won the competition! Breanna graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in 2021 with her A.A. degree from Indian River State College. She is currently enrolled at Florida State University where she is majoring in Computer Science. Her LPA Greyhound family and the entire School District wish her all the best as she represents
St. Lucie West Centennial High School sophomore, Janelle Palmer, was selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Treasure Coast as the Outstanding Youth Philanthropist of the Year and was recently honored at the National Philanthropy Day event on November 18th. Janelle was selected because she consistently gives her time and talent to support the mission of Treasure Coast Hospice. She has encouraged her friends to do the same by sharing her personal story and engaging them in her efforts, resulting in volunteerism and awareness of their mission. Congratulations Janelle!
Southport Middle School has been blessed with several organizations to support our Southport Grace Pack families with a Thanksgiving box each year. A special thanks to the Port St. Lucie Ballantrae community, Holy Family Catholic Church’s Council of Catholic Women, a VERY generous parent, and various Southport staff members who provided monetary donations and food items to support our Grace Packs program. Each box was filled with items for a Thanksgiving meal, a gift card to buy a turkey or ham, and meals for the week. Staff members and students also had a hand in helping put the boxes together,
On Saturday, November 27th 2021, the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC assisted the Reverence Motorcycle Association and the Historical Society of Martin County in presenting Colors for the “Tribute to Valor” in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending freedom during the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terrorism. The Color Guard personnel were right rifleman Cadet Petty Officer First Class Daniel Sharpe, unit flagman Cadet Petty Officer First Class Peyton Mangine, ensign flagman Color Guard Commander Cadet Ensign Casey Scott, and left rifleman Cadet Lieutenant Commander Gregory Vetrano.
Mr. MacKenzie’s Project Lead the Way class at Samuel S Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies is working on an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) in PLTW class. The students are tasked with designing, building and testing a AFO as a prototype for children with Cerebral Palsy. The students are to use the materials given by the teacher to create the prototype and then present their build and how it works all while following the criteria given.
On November 19, 2021, the Soroptimist of St. Lucie provided school supplies, gift cards and other incentives to 12 Chester A. Moore teachers and their classrooms. The local Soroptimists are a part of a global network of volunteers collaborating to provide economic empowerment to women and girls by providing access to education and training. The organization believes education is the key and selected CAM for their community project. The Soroptimists recognize that teachers work tirelessly and frequently spend their own money on supplies and incentives, so they wanted to pay it forward by ensuring both students and teachers receive nurturing
Mariposa Elementary families participated in a Publix Math Night. Our amazing Math coach, Mrs. Ashle Henderson, organized the event with our partners at Publix at the Towne Center Shops. Approximately 60 families participated in this evening of fun. The parents and students really enjoyed the activities and put their math skills to the test. We appreciate Publix Supermarket at the Town Center Shops and are so glad to have such a wonderful business partner. They provided cookies and gift bags to all the students. Thank you to everyone who came to help assist- Mrs. Theresa Delancy, Mrs. Ashle Henderson, Ms.
Two of Oak Hammock’s K-8 6th grade teachers joined together to teach their students about Veterans Day. Mr. Sherrer, Social Studies, and Ms. Campbell, Language Arts, spent the week before Veterans Day teaching students about the importance of the holiday. Students also learned about the sacrifices members of our armed forces made to guarantee their freedoms as Americans. The students were given an opportunity to create summaries of biographies in Language Arts and expressed their new knowledge through art in Social Studies.
During this season of thanks, I would like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to all our St. Lucie Public Schools families for your ongoing support of our students, especially during this past year. Your understanding, flexibility, and commitment have not gone unnoticed. On behalf of the School Board and St. Lucie Public Schools, I wish all of our students and families a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Sincerely, E. Wayne Gent
The St. Lucie Public Schools Youth Advisory Council held its inaugural meeting on November 16, 2021. The newly established Council is a resource for St. Lucie Public Schools and its students. Its function is to discuss district-wide student concerns, provide the School Board a youth perspective on issues that affect the School District, and serve as the primary liaison between students and district administration. Each high school in St. Lucie Public School has selected 2 representatives to serve on the Council. These representatives are elected student government/council officers for their respective high schools. St. Lucie Public Schools Youth Advisory Council
Fairlawn’s student council organized a food drive to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank. The school in total was able to donate over 1,800 pounds of food to benefit our community. We are so proud of our Patriots!
Congratulations to Janelle Palmer, 10th grader at SLW Centennial High School. Janelle was selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Treasure Coast as the Outstanding Youth Philanthropist of the Year. She was honored at the National Philanthropy Day event on November 18. Great job Janelle!
Chester A. Moore Elementary, in conjunction with 21st Century, held its first family night on November 9, 2021. The goal was to empower families with skills to support their children’s academic and social emotional success at school and home. A media presentation engaged families in learning how to access Microsoft Teams, Skyward Family, and Class Dojo. Parents were afforded the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and engage in hands-on activities. We are proud of the 18 parents who attended and look forward to increasing family engagement activities and participation throughout the school year.
On Thursday, October 28, 2021, C. A. Moore Elementary Principal, Dr. Thelma Jackson and Mrs. Theresa Gardner, Family and Community Engagement Teacher, held CAM’s initial parent and community involvement meeting. 21 parents along with retired teacher Ms. Nancy Spires attended pledging their support to improve teaching and learning at CAM. The meeting was enjoyable and productive. Participants shared fond memories of their experiences as students and educators at CAM, officers were elected, and plans for upcoming parent and community involvement activities were created. CAM looks forward to rebranding and continuing these valuable partnerships in its journey to school improvement.
The Palm Pointe Book Explorers enjoyed a fun read while learning about events from the past. Students in the club are currently reading, The Watson’s Go to Birmingham 1963. They are enjoying the characters and humor in the book, while having great conversations about life back in the 1960’s. Mrs. Fazzalaro, the club sponsor, is amazed at the excitement the students have about the book and the comradery that has developed among members of the club.
PBPA Student Council partnered with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to hold our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Pictured are Student Council members Morgan Cruce and Marc Jean Baptiste (not pictured: Kiana Medina), along with sponsor Mr. Portee, with our food bank donation. Thank you, Stallions, for your contributions!
Treasure Coast High School JROTC cadets visited the Stuart Air Show this past Friday to further their education in aeronautical science. At the Air show, cadets toured multiple aircraft such as the C-130 and the A-10, military aircraft that they still use today! The significance of this trip was to enable our cadets to have a fun experience as they learned about the principles of flight. All the cadets that attended had an eye-opening experience of being a real pilot and were encouraged to continue their future in aerospace and aeronautics.
St. Lucie West K-8’s First Grade teacher, Ms. Torres, arranged a Teams call for all First Graders to interview one of her students’ dads who is serving in the United States Navy. As students took turns asking questions, he answered and then spoke about his job and what it is like to live on a Navy base in Guam. What a JAWSOME opportunity! Way to go, Sharks!
On November 13th, the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion attended The Florida State Raider Meet in Lake Wales. The Raider competition consisted of 5 events: a 3-mile run, 1-mile Litter carry, Fitness test, Tire Flip, and Constructing, and crossing a rope bridge. The Male team came in 3rd place in the fitness challenge. The female team captured their first-ever State Championship in the Rope Bridge Event and 2nd place in Tire Flip. Both teams qualified for Nationals Raider Meet next year in Molena, GA.