United Way Awarded $75,000 to Establish First Community Partnership School Fort Pierce, FL – United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee has been awarded $75,000 from the University of Central Florida to establish St. Lucie County’s first Community Partnership School at White City Elementary. A Community Partnership School offering free wraparound health and wellness services on property to students and their families will launch this month in St. Lucie County in partnership with the University of Central Florida. The foundation of the UCF program is a 25-year agreement that consists of four core partners: a school district, a health care
Oak Hammock students, home of the Ospreys, soared to new heights during literacy week! Students participated in multiple dress-up days focused on literacy themes like “Reading Makes You Bright!”. Students and staff dressed up in neon colors, read with flashlights, and participated in reading outside. Everyone enjoyed the “Dress Up Like a Book Character” to see themselves reflected in a character’s world!
Lakewood Park Elementary held its Fourth Annual Vocabulary parade on Thursday, January 27th. Students and teachers dressed as a variety of words from math and reading terms to science and social studies vocabulary words. All participants shared their words and definitions in multiple ways. This event is meant to reinforce what the students have learned in the classroom—another great day at our school. Go Falcons!!!! #StLucieReadingSquad #LiteracyWeek #MixPairShare #FalconPride#FalconPromise #FalconKind #FalconPride
Students in Ms. Reynolds’s first-grade class incorporated a STEM activity to help identify and explain the moral of their text, When I Hurry. Students collaborated with their table partner to create and build a tower from toothpicks and mini marshmallows. This STEM activity gave the students an opportunity to demonstrate the lesson vocabulary: teamwork, problem-solving, cleverness, and strength. The Osprey family is proud of the student’s accomplishment and their ability to take their time and build their best tower.
Mariposa Elementary Kindergarteners celebrated the 100th Day of School with lots of students dressing as if they were 100 years old. They also enjoyed a breakfast of French toast and pancakes showing 100. Students shared their colorful projects reflecting 100 items. The students really enjoyed celebrating the 100th day!
Drop Everything and Read! Cozy, comfy, and the greatest books to read during our Drop Everything and Read time! Anderson Navarette found his favorite chair to pick up a book, get cozy, and read in. Yvette Espinoza enjoyed her quiet spot in the classroom.
Kindergarten, first and second graders at CAST were invited to Mr. Rahming’s musical theatre’s dress rehearsal for their upcoming show. Students enjoyed listening to a variety of songs from all the decades! Everyone was clapping and dancing along to these classic songs!
Congratulations to Madison Adkins on being selected to represent St. Lucie County as a 2022 Sunshine State Scholar. Madison was chosen based on her demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related studies, grade point average, test scores, community service hours, and essay. Madison and her parents are invited to Orlando on March 31 – April 2, 2022, for a college recruitment fair and a special awards presentation. She will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Florida’s public and private colleges and universities to find out why Florida is the place to pursue her post-secondary education and
On Friday, January 21st, 2022, the Jaguar Battalion started their Drill season by traveling to Santaluces High School. Our female and male team competed in an unarmed/armed squad, color guard, and solo/duo exhibition drill. PSL ended up placing 1st in both male and female armed squad, 2nd for female color guard, 3rd for female unarmed squad, and 3rd for female dual exhibition. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion finished 1st and it was a great way to start our Drill season.
Students from Ms. Carmona’s first-grade class and from Mrs. Chenette’s second-grade class wrote thank you letters to US soldiers in the Middle East. We are thankful for our US Military.
On January 20, 2022, the U.S. ARMY decided to travel to Port St. Lucie High School with their incredible Army Adventure van. The Jaguar battalion and several other elective classes had the chance to see and interact with technology inside of it. Thanks to the help offered by the U.S. ARMY, the operation was able to run smoothly and effectively. It was a fun, informational experience, and we hope to see it again.
On Monday, January 17, 90 Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC cadets led the high schools in the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Fort Pierce. On MLK Day, we are encouraged to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King. By participating in this parade, we were able to represent Treasure Coast High School and honor Dr. King and his ability to unite people of color and start the Civil Rights movement. Our cadets got to learn and experience the effects of Dr. King and the positive effects he had on the
Mrs. Proctor’s 6th grade Science class is working on a unit about force. To reach the learning goal, students will understand the difference between contact forces and forces acting at a distance and be able to describe how an unbalanced force affects an object. Students set out to build catapults! Students were able to build catapults out of any material on the table, test their inventions with catapulting a cotton ball, recording the distance the ball traveled, and answer questions about force and motion. Students were able to see how force and motion worked together to launch their cotton ball
The garden is in full bloom at Palm Pointe. Students in Ms. Petrino’s, Mrs. Austin’s, and Mrs. Wamble’s special education classes, grades K-8, planted seeds at the start of the school year. The garden is a student-centered garden, taken care of by the students with support from teachers. Students apply science skills, occupational skills, writing, researching, and life skills through the hands-on activities in the garden. Along with a fruit and vegetable garden, the students created a rock garden to provide staff with a calming area for reflection and self-care, as well as a peaceful area for students to enjoy.
FPC has one proud band director! Mr. Daniels would like to recognize the seven FPC students selected to perform this past weekend in the 43rd annual Four County Honor Band. This prestigious band handpicks exceptional musicians and band students across Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St Lucie County. The group represented Fort Pierce Central with the highest level of musicianship, as many of our selected students were featured soloists, playing at a high degree of an advanced band repertoire. In between rehearsals, our students were able to learn about various scholarship and college opportunities, as well as meet with some
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince, accompanied by School Board Chairman Dr. Donna Mills, Board Member Debbie Hawley, Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry, and Education Foundation President Thom Jones paid surprise visits last Friday to this year’s finalists for the Distinguished Minority Educator Award (DMEA). Dr. Vanessa Capo, a Reading Interventionist at St. Lucie West Centennial High School; Tamika Adams, an Interventionist at Lawnwood Elementary School; and Melissa Phillips-Hill an ESE Specialist at the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this year’s Night of the Stars
Lincoln Park Academy Students4H2O kicked off 2022 with their first meeting of the year! Further, Lincoln Park Academy is proud to announce that they will be the first school from St. Lucie County to participate in Water Fest! Water Fest is the largest event on the east coast designed to educate the public on the value of water and the importance of protecting our water resources, water conservation, and the environment. Municipal & county utilities, state and local regulatory agencies, community and non-profit groups, advocacy organizations, and school groups provide interactive lessons and activities, demonstrations, and contests. Attendees of all
The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC competed in the G. Holmes Braddock High School Brain Brawl Academic Competition, in Miami, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. The competition was fierce. 20 teams in total challenged each other in a “Jeopardy” style match where four teams battle each other answering questions for three rounds, followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals. Only the top four teams make it to the finals. The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC took home the Third Place Trophy and earned their invitation to the State Championships this weekend, on January 29th, 2022, at Gaither High School in Tampa. The
SLPS has another Covid-19 testing site opening at Treasure Coast High School, Fridays only from 8:30 AM – 12 PM. Please continue to follow our social media for any additional updates.
The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC unit assisted the Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc. on Monday, January 17th, 2022 at their annual memorial celebration honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event took place at the Sunlight Community Church and the guest speaker was Hon. Byron Rushing, Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018. The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC presented colors and began the Pledge of Allegiance before the event. The Color Guard members consisted of Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Linarducci (Right Rifleman), Cadet Lieutenant Aidan Rossell