The annual trip to the Capitol allows students to explore Washington D.C. and the rich history of America. They participated in this trip over their spring break and visited monuments, museums, and other exciting historical attractions that gave them an inside look to the government and other iconic sights.
Jazzleyn Yrjola of Northport K-8 created a presentation for the 30th Annual History Day that was selected to represent the district at the state level later this year. National History Day is the basis for creative historical research projects. This year the theme is Debate and Diplomacy in History. Students could enter the contest in a variety of ways – from creating exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances, and research papers. District judges had to evaluate more than 80 submissions before narrowing them down to a select few to compete at the state level. The state competition will be held in Tallahassee in May.
Mrs. Claudia Bonilla’s VPK students discussed things that move, including transportation. The students identified what modes of transportation move on land. They were able to help list a couple of examples: cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. The students were able to determine the similarity between each mode of transportation because they all had wheels. Next, the class listened and watched a BrainPOP Jr. snippet about transportation. They then moved into their daily centers. One center reviewed sentence writing: starting with a capital, leaving spaces, and ending with a period. They wrote the following sentence “Cars move on the road.”
During Women’s History Month, CAST students in kindergarten, first, and second grade used their creativity to honor artistic women in innovative ways. Kindergarteners researched Frida Kahlo’s life and legacy; they observed her many beautiful self-portraits and how she always wore ornate clothing, jewelry, and flowers in her hair. They made flower crowns to match her! First-grade students created mosaic rainbow masterpieces inspired by the artist Alma Woodsey. Second grade had a fun time exploring women in the arts as well. Students researched and used the information to create a poster of Frida Kahlo, Queen of Selfies, and drew a portrait
Morningside Elementary School fifth-grader Amelia Sides has always loved art, and now her art will be displayed on ART (Area Regional Transit)! Amelia’s watercolor painting, “River”, was chosen to adorn a new public transit bus or van in St. Lucie County. She attended a reception at the Civic Center on March 24th where her art was unveiled to the public. Be on the lookout for Amelia’s art moving around the county on a bus!
Three of our Lakewood Park Elementary Falcons were treated to a delicious lunch today courtesy of Texas Roadhouse in St. Lucie West. These fifth-graders were rewarded because they earned a perfect score of 10 on the FSA Writes last year when they were fourth-grade Falcons. Fourth and Fifth graders, stay tuned to find out about what the reward will be for students earning a perfect score on the writing assessment this year! Way to go Falcons!!
Lawnwood students enjoyed guest reader day. Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution read “If I Had Your Vote” by Dr. Seuss to celebrate reading.
CAST eighth-graders in Mr. Barnes’ class rocked the science fair held at Indian River State College. Their experiments ranged from fertilizer comparisons, hydraulic can dispensers, ice insulators, and natural oil products for hair to just name a few! Eighth-grade students Hannah Rios and Lauryn Rodriguez were awarded 2nd place in their category as well as the Cleveland Clinic Biomedical Award for their outstanding Biomedical project. Sidonie Gordon-Tucker and Amaya Ethridge received 2nd place awards in the Plant category, while Allison Buchmeyer and Marcella Gardini-DaSilva received a special award from SAAVAS Realize for their project in environmental science.
Happy Spring! Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies fourth-graders found caterpillars for the kindergarten students and we have all enjoyed watching them grow into big caterpillars, become a chrysalis, and emerge as a butterfly. Kindergarten students recently released their last butterfly.
Second grade teachers Sabrina Faniel from West Gate and Sharline William from Savanna Ridge, collaborated on a multi-month project where their students wrote to one another during literacy centers. Students were paired with a pen pal with whom they would exchange letters. They learned to make new friends while improving their writing skills along the way. They were able to finally meet their pen pals just before spring break. The two classes took a field trip to a local park where they met, exchanged additional letters in person, and played together. The pen pal writing project will continue to grow,
Over spring break, Fairlawn Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the state tournament. The team worked together well and performed amazingly, earning them a 3rd place finish and a trip to the world competition in Iowa in May. Way to go Patriots!
Mariposa Elementary VPK students are practicing discussing options, how to problem solve, how to use trial and error, and most importantly, how to be cooperative. Mrs. Claudia Bonilla’s VPK students defined the words, provided examples, saw a video, and listened to a Sesame Street song. They cut 5 pieces out of each rectangle to make it look like a puzzle. Then they had to draw, color, and decorate their pieces. Once they finished the task, the students then had to show cooperation by working together, taking turns, and putting the pieces back together in the form of the rectangle. These
March is “Arts in Our Schools Month”, an annual celebration that showcases the accomplishments of students in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts nationwide. St. Lucie Public School students showcased their own artistic accomplishments by displaying their artworks in the SLPS District Office! SLPS staff was treated to a wide range of different artistic mediums submitted from various elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. Thank you to all schools and students for their wonderful work!
On Thursday, April 14th, fans who bring two nonperishable food items will receive a free ticket to the St. Lucie Mets game that night. Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will have a booth at the front of the stadium and will partner with the Treasure Coast Food Bank for the donations. Contact KPSLB – 772-871-5103 for details.
Congratulations to Forest Grove Middle School students for placing in the 2021-22 St. Lucie Schools STEM Fair. From left to right are Jata Khan, who won the Discovery Education Lead Teachers’ Choice Innovator Award, Garrett Byrick who won 1st place as a Junior in the Math & Computation competition, Eian Martin who won 2nd place as a Junior in the Math & Computation competition, Charlie Elksnis who also won 1st place as a Junior in the Math & Computation competition, and Yashaira Marroquin Gomez won 1st place as a Junior in Environmental Engineering competition. Additionally, she won the Master Naturalist
At White City Elementary, the SEL curriculum is a top priority on our campus! Learning ways to control our emotions, practicing skills to support our feelings, and building relationships, have cultivated our Wildcat school culture. Mrs. Steward loves leading our school and making the Wildcat campus a safe place that staff and students enjoy. #SELday #WearBlueDay
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It is with sincere congratulations that we announce the winners from each zone for the Classroom Library Makeover Contest. Each winner will receive an additional 150 books for their classroom library and 150 books to gift to another teacher on their campus, courtesy of Scholastic Education. Congratulations to the winners! Green Zone: Lawnwood Elementary School Ms. McGowan, 1st Grade Green Zone: Fairlawn Elementary School Ms. Strunk, 2nd Grade Red Zone: Oak Hammock Ms. Morley, 3rd Grade
Congratulations to the Dan McCarty Middle School 6th grade student winners of the science fair! Alexander Barrios Raymos Nesbitt Denia Cruz – Cuellar Juanita Morales Devin St. Vil
St. Lucie West Centennial High School students from Mrs. Angela Baumgarten and Mr. James Nichols’ Law Academy (Criminal Justice) participated in a live drone demonstration. Members from the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office Drone team led this demonstration, along with an engaging conversation with students on the use of technology and legalities surrounding the use of unmanned aircraft in law enforcement. Deputies David Leigh (School Resource, Explorers Advisor, Swim instructor, and Drone Pilot) and Trevor Boyce (Drone Pilot and Road Patrol) were the guest speakers and led the presentation. .