Students on the 7th Grade Raptors Team in Mr. Sparacio’s Civics class participated in a review on the Blooket platform. Students are engaged in a gamified learning platform where teachers host games through question sets. Blooket is an exciting new take on the modern classroom review game. It aims to match action with education to create the ultimate learning experience! Blooket is used as a trivia and review tool that allows educators to “level up classroom engagement”. During their review sessions, students had a friendly academic competition about the different types of laws and landmark supreme court cases that have
Lawnwood Leopards are learning how to use rhythm sticks to keep a steady beat. Ms. Evans, Music Teacher, is teaching second-grade students how to sing Native American songs and use the rhythm sticks to enhance their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and directionality skills. GO LEOPARDS!
Middle school students in Mrs. Grasso’s Graphic Arts class recently finished a unit on Typography – which is an essential component in Graphic Design. Students learned about the different font categories including serif, sans serif, script, and display. Using that knowledge, along with the Principles of Design, students created beautiful mini typographic posters for Black History Month utilizing industry-standard design software, Adobe Illustrator.
Kindergarten students at CAST are observing the life cycle of chickens! They partnered with the local 4H extension office for this embryology unit. Kindergarteners will watch eggs incubate over the next 21 days and journal about how the eggs are changing on the inside. We can’t wait for the eggs to hatch!
Oak Hammock K8 middle school students’ science fair projects were chosen as first-place winners for their grades at Oak Hammock. They then participated in the District STEM Fair at IRSC on February 11, 2022. We are so proud of their dedication and hard work! A special thank you to Ms. Seaton, STEM Coordinator, for representing Oak Hammock School! The Osprey family would like to congratulate: Renzo Clements, 6th Grader from Mrs. Glendenning’s class (Gulp, Gulp, Gulp, Drink More Water, Leave the Salt); Lucas Putnam, 6th Grader from Mrs. Glendenning’s class (Sugary Drinks Affect Teeth) Aydan Gale from Mr. Richards’s class,
The purpose of the event was to educate the 9th-grade class about the CTE programs offered at FPC before 9th-grade students sign up for 10th-grade classes. The goal was to place students in the right programs to flourish in completing an academy while achieving the highest level of industry certifications. Each program had a table with all kinds of information about their CTE course and what it is all about. Students of various levels represented each program and explained the course from a student’s perspective. Many manipulatives were used at each course to showcase this information. The event took place
Mrs. Proctor’s 6th-grade math class is working on ratio concepts and being able to use ratio reasoning to solve problems. The students had the opportunity to “go shopping” in the classroom and see if it was cheaper to buy in bulk or a single item by itself. Students had to use what they learned about unit rate to see what each item in the bulk pack would cost and compare it to if it was cheaper to buy the item in bulk or the single items by themselves.
All homeroom classes were charged with brainstorming, designing, and implementing community service projects. Several classes created Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly and their teachers delivered them for them. Showcased here are cards from Ms. Hoffman’s, Ms. Owen’s, and Ms. Tillman’s classes. Ms. Tillman’s classroom had several groups and one named themselves the “KCP Post-Its”. The K is for Kindness, the C is for Compassion, and the P is for Poverty. They developed a mission statement and will be doing monthly projects moving forward.
A monumental congratulations to our FPC STEM Fair Students. Students did a phenomenal job presenting their projects on Friday, February 11th at the District STEM Fair. Ms. Amanda Buck, a proud Cobra science teacher, reports FPC presenting among the best projects at the STEM Fair! With such huge success, Ms. Buck anticipates a few FPC students competing at the state level, with one student perhaps even going all the way to compete internationally. Go Cobras! Home of STEM learning success!
On February 12th and 13th, the Port St. Lucie JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted a two-day volunteering event at the Botanical Gardens Annual Plant Sale on Westmoreland Blvd. The Plant Sale is an event that allows the Jaguar Battalion to assist and communicate with the customers who visited the Garden to purchase plants and other unique commodities. The cadets interacted with the customers and helped carry their items to their vehicles. Our cadets had a wonderful experience participating in the event.
Mr. MacKenzie, Project Lead The Way instructor, accompanied five student scientists from Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies to the 2021/2022 SLC Regional STEM Fair. These young ladies worked very hard to prepare their projects to be presented to the judges. Their topics ranged from Engineering to Microbiology. The day was busy with presentations as well as media interviews which was new and exciting to these middle-schoolers. The students did very well and are looking forward to hearing the results from the judging.
Mariposa Elementary proudly announced the creation of their “Kindness Squad,” led by teachers Ms. Theresa Delancy and Ms. Erica Anderson. This team of fifth-graders began meeting monthly to plan activities that promote kindness across our campus. They helped lead a drive-by event with our kindergarten staff and students to bring sunshine to a student who has been out of school for an extended period of time. On Monday, the Kindness Squad welcomed students at parent drop-off with music, cheers, and posters, wishing everyone a wonderful day. Lots of smiles and laughter to start the day! It was a great way
On Friday, February 12th, 2022, the Jaguar Battalion traveled to Seminole Ridge High School to compete against 10 schools for the 1st place title. Both male and female teams competed in Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Color Guard, and Let 1 Squad. Port St. Lucie High School took 1st place in the Armed squad, Armed platoon, Color Guard, and 2nd place for the Unarmed platoon as well as 1st for Dual Exhibition for the females. The males also placed 1st in the Unarmed Platoon, 2nd in the Armed Squad and Color Guard, and 3rd in a Dual Exhibition. In the end,
Superintendent Gent, School Board Member Jennifer Richardson, and Executive Director Adrian Ocampo made a visit to Forest Grove Middle School to congratulate Mrs. Barbara Redic’s 6th-grade 4th period reading class for winning the Reading Plus “Race to 21” competition. Mrs. Redic’s students came in first place, beating out other middle schools throughout Florida and Georgia. Mrs. Redic’s students completed over 50,000 reading lessons over a period of time with scores of 80% or higher. Way to go Bulldogs!!!!
Fort Pierce Central High School students got immersed in the possibilities for a future of their choosing! IRSC and numerous community partners came out to give students a first-hand view of trades, careers, and college options. Students met with experts in their respective areas, speaking with students in real-world terms, giving a true glimpse of life after high school. From the SLC Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit, Custom Auto Mechanics, Welding, SLC Sheriffs, and SLC Fire & EMS, everyone pulled out all the stops highlighting and promoting their programs. Thank you to all community partners throughout the community, as well as
Area Regional Transit – ART Images for Fixed Route Buses Introduction: In cooperation with St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, the St. Lucie County Transit Division requests qualifications from artists or artist teams to submit artwork images to be displayed as images on public buses, in public transit facilities, and in shelters. The selected artists will provide transit riders and community members with visual and educational images to create a unique way of increasing art awareness. Displays of public art are intended to generate interest in appealing to diverse audiences. Project location: This call to artists aims to have public artistic images
SLPS’s HBCU/HSI College Showcase is now in full swing! The mission of the showcase is to promote awareness of the cultural and educational opportunities offered at HBCU’s and HSI’s. These great colleges and universities have historically contributed so much to advancing our future leaders and are as significant and relevant today as they were when first established. Make an appointment with a recruiter today. Check back with the SPLS social channels- schools are still joining the showcase. CLICK on this link to start your child’s journey to success. https://bit.ly/32v8edK
Fairlawn Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind team placed second at their regional competition. The team is now headed to the state competition in March. We are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication. Congratulations!
To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, Lawnwood Leopards participated in a week of kindness. The staff and students of Lawnwood Elementary donated 1,266 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army. We love helping our community. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others? – Dr. M. L. King
This year, FHSAA made women’s high school wrestling an official sport throughout the state of Florida. Formerly, female athletes could compete in the FHSAA men’s division; however, female athletes would compete in club-organized events such as “women’s state championship” which was unregulated by FHSAA. FPC student Mia Weisbrod (soph.) competed in the men’s division both last season and this regular season at 106lbs. However, now that the postseason has begun, she entered into the women’s State Championship series which starts at the district level. Top athletes in the District Tournament advance to a larger Regional Tournament, where the top four