On February 9, Fort Pierce Central celebrated the History Day schoolwide winners and district nominees at its annual History Day Luncheon. The theme this year was Debate and Diplomacy: Success, Failures, and Consequences. The students enjoyed the very best of what the culinary department had to offer, with a catered menu and elegant ambiance organized by the Cobra Cafe, under the guidance of Chef Strell. We are proud of the work put forth by our students and enjoy celebrating their accomplishments year after year. We are extremely grateful to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for sponsoring the yearly event. Our
Each season, with the guidance of Ms. Nancy Branim and Ms. Amber Martin, the Girls on the Run participants choose a project that positively impacts their community. The Girls on the Run participants at Oak Hammock K-8 converted an old newspaper dispenser into a Little Free Library. The girls beautified their Little Free Library by painting positive messages they learned throughout the program onto the old newspaper dispenser. The girls want to make sure all students feel inspired, valued and have access to a library that offers books that are free for all students.
On Sunday, February 6th from 1:00-3:00 pm, the 3rd Annual Kim Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-up at Pepper Park Beach took place. This is was to honor beloved Ft. Pierce Central High School Marine Biology Teacher Kimberly Pearson. As a marine science teacher, Ms. Pearson loved the ocean and was concerned about the human toll on ocean sustainability. This beach clean-up represents her passion in life, serving students and caretaking for the ocean. Ms. Pearson’s parents have organized two scholarships for Fort Pierce Central High student seniors. The seniors who win the grant would receive $2,000 for college. The grant can be
The Career Connect conference was held at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center. This event focused on high school seniors for planning and exploring various career pathways. There were representatives from both industry and post-secondary institutions from skilled trades, professional and financial services, hospitality, art and technology, design, healthcare, and manufacturing industry sectors. The conference included sector exhibitors, vendors, guest speakers, keynote speaker, break out sessions, and hands-on demonstrations. There were over 200 St. Lucie Public School students registered from Treasure Coast High School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet,
This year Ft. Pierce Central High School students in Mrs. Blackmon’s A.P. and Digital Art classes entered artwork in several categories in the prestigious Scholastic Art Award’s competition in December and the winners were announced February 28. FPC students entered artwork in the categories of Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, and Sculpture. The students compete against students in the Southeast United States in the regional competition and then the Gold Key winners move on to the National competition in New York. Read more about the awards process below. Gold Key winners: Nico Del Valle Asato, Laura Eugene,
The Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 4th grade STOP and STEM challenge was to design a protective shell for Turtle Rehab Foundation to attach to an injured turtle’s body (Myrtle) so that she can return safely to her environment and survive the risks of harmful predators. Then, they created a turtle sanctuary in Minecraft. Great job, 4th grade COLTS!
In a blended broadcast on Saturday, February 5th, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. John Renschler took top honors as St. Lucie Public School’s Teacher of the Year. He is a first-grade teacher at Samuel S. Gaines Academy. Joining him in the winner’s category were School Related Employee of the Year, Alicia Gomez, a School Registrar at Manatee Academy K8; Distinguished Minority Educatory of the Year, Tamika Adams, an Interventionist at Lawnwood Elementary School; and Outstanding First Year Teacher Yiranny Guzman Ramirez, a Technology/Computer Science Teacher
Teams from five SLPS High Schools competed on Friday, January 28th in this year’s Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. The team from Treasure Coast High School earned the most points in the 2nd round academic challenge and were declared the winners! Questions covered a wide range of topics including Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music and Foreign Language. The top individual scorers will go on to represent St. Lucie Public Schools at the state-level competition which will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort March 31st -April 2nd. State-level Competition Team Team Coach: Stephen Maxwell, Treasure Coast High School Teacher Treasure Coast High School:
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Autumn Tagmeyer, SLW Centennial High School student, placed second in the Regional HOSA Competition for Medical Law and Ethics. She is qualified to compete at the state competition in Orlando in April. Congratulations Autumn!!!
Ms. Denman’s fourth-grade students at CAST put the “E” in STEAM! They used engineering to build a cofferdam. Students are learning about Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway. They are learning about the Key West Extension, an overseas railroad and how it was built.
Weatherbee students enjoyed a Slushy and Snowball Social with their peers for having positive behavior in January. They had a blast tossing as many snowballs as they could before time was up.
In the media center, students were learning to use text features included in biographies to gain knowledge about famous Americans. Way to go Leopards!
Students in Port St Lucie High’s Technical Design Program 3D printed race cars! Students designed their car using AutoCAD, troubleshot to make adjustments, then printed using their classroom 3D printers. They will then race their cars later this semester! Look for more designs to come. Technical Design is a pre-apprenticeship at Port St Lucie High School.
Mrs. Albers’ sixth-grade classes explored force and motion using zSpace technology in our CAST Science Lab. They observed how friction, mass, and the amount of force affected the distance a block would travel. zSpace technology encourages and inspires students to interact with the curriculum and to experiment through augmented and virtual reality!
A cool, late January morning was a milestone moment in the journey for seniors at Fort Pierce Central High School. This year, a pinning parade accommodated seniors and their supportive families. This rich, annual tradition featured all the flare, celebration, and festivities that this momentous rite of passage deserves. Congrats to our seniors! FPC is a proud family.
During our recent early release day, Mariposa Elementary participated in a schoolwide STEM Tower Challenge. Students enjoyed the hands-on activities while using their STEM skills. Mariposa K-2 students were challenged to build a tower with cups and index cards tall enough for them to help save Rapunzel, who needed help because the evil stepmother had cut her hair so she couldn’t escape. At the same time, the 3-5 graders were challenged to engineer the tallest balloon tower possible. During the process, the students had many unforeseen economic situations arise. First, there was the loss of resources due to company loss
Mr. Softee went to Weatherbee for Early Release Day to provide a treat to the wonderful teachers and staff. It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon learning and preparing for students.
Weatherbee Mariners were so excited to have guest readers in to read aloud during Literacy Week. Visitors left bookmarks for students to color and use when reading their own favorite books.
Middle school students in Mr. Cruz’s Visual Arts class experimented with hydro dipping. They sprayed paint into water then dipped paper to create a marble effect. The final products are ‘marble-lous’!