The following students represented St. Lucie Public Schools at the 67th Annual State of Florida Science Fair last week in Lakeland, Florida: BEST IN SHOW: Robert Sansone Special and Placement Awards Dominique Thomas TCHS $25 Cash Award: Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Kai Valco -SOMS $200 Cash Award: Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration -Third Place: Earth and Environmental Sciences Category Gerald Smith Jr. APF -$50 Cash Award: Florida Association of Science Supervisors Robert Sansone FPCHS JASON Colloquium Opening Ceremony Speaker -$1000 Cash Award: Best in Show, one of eight Florida students representing the State of Florida (in addition
At Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, early release means “Stop and STEM Day”, where ALL students look forward to participating in fun STEM activities. This month’s theme was ESCAPE ROOMS. Each grade level was given escape room materials that were designed specifically for the students to be successful, yet required problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Ms. La Bare’s students loved being included in solving problems, puzzles, riddles, and codes to discover the pirates lost treasure! To top it off, the students made pirate hats and eye patches to get into the spirit of the day.
St. Lucie Public Schools hosted their 30th Annual History Day district fair on February 21-25. National History Day is a historical research project that allows for a creative display of research, based on the theme of Debate and Diplomacy. 8th grader Kaleel Dennis was selected to move on to the Florida National History Day competition. Kaleel submitted a paper on “The Politics of the Reconstruction Era”.
A BIG SHARK CONGRATULATIONS goes to St. Lucie West K-8’s newly inducted National Junior Honor Society students Neveah Baker, Keira Bell, Mattison Bennett, Janiya Benning, Cadyn Brown, Ava Gordon, Irma Hernandez-Fuentes, Nyiema Hudson, Kevin Jean, Synail Jean Marie, Amiah Kiffen, Chase Koehler, Azzi Lemma, Maria Lopez, Michaela May, Darren Ochoa, Jason Orellana, Lilia Portuondo, Terrence Pullen, Aidan Randolph, Rudy Robinson, Jalyn Sullo, Celeste Swanson, Dainelis Velez, Lily Belden, Lilliana Boham, Mikaela Caron, Aaliyah Dunkley, Arhabella Esperance, Payton Faria, Jasmine Gabriel, Pricilla Hossain, Ava Jacques, Kaitlin Johnson, Joshua Jones, Kate Latham, Anabella Mazzo, Pricilla McCormack, Reagan McDonald, Ariadna Nunez, Michaela Talbott,
At Mariposa Elementary, Ms. Mackenzie Buck’s 3rd grade class scientifically explored a sink or float experiment! The students were discovering how much mass their boat could hold! It was a great day to test their hypothesis and collect data.
Middle school students from St. Lucie Public Schools attended a virtual field trip for Criminal Justice without leaving their campus. The virtual field trip was hosted by Ms. Mildred Brown and the Career & Technical Education department on the campus of Fort Pierce Westwood Academy: The WEST Prep Magnet. The virtual field trip included a demonstration of crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, and the 911 Telecommunications training. Virtual field trips allow middle school students to explore CTE programs for career exploration initiatives.
The CAST Media Arts Department helped us celebrate and recognize our wonderful assistant principal, Mrs. Gavoni, during Assistant Principal Week. We love you Mrs. Gavoni, thank you for everything you do for CAST! https://youtu.be/0hwaozoAwZQ
If the water was hot, STEAM would be bellowing from these perfectly pouring teapots! STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. Physics and Geometry are alive and well in the Art turned STEAM studio! Juniors Hannah Trigg, (Ceramics III) and Vanessa Niederhofer (Ceramics II) preform a Laminar Flow Pour test with clay teapots. Hannah, on the left, created her traditional Japanese-style teapot and lid on the pottery wheel. Vanessa, on the right, hand-built her “Cat Bus” inspired teapot using the pinch method, slabs, and coils. While still in a clay state, students must perform pour tests
UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program stopped in at PBPA to discuss nutrition with our LAPP students and a few others. The nutrition educator talked about food groups, good vs bad beverages, sugar shockers, and portion control. We look forward to having them back for other demonstrations, conversations, and projects.
Kindergarten, first and second-grade students went on a field trip to the 4H Farm! They learned about various farm animals, gardening, and Florida agriculture! We had a blast!
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Medical program seniors from all over the district participated in various virtual employment sessions. Local industry partners represented the following agencies: Cleveland Clinic (Tradition, Martin, and Indian River), Legacy Private Care of the Treasure Coast, and CareerSource Research Coast. Students attending the sessions were from Allied Health, Health Unit Coordinator, Nursing Assistant, or Pharmacy Technician CTE programs.
Parkway Elementary and their 21st Century Afterschool Program have been collaborating with Oxbow on a year-long recycling program. Students in grades 3-5 participated in Oxbow’s Watershed and Wildlife program. The students identified recycling as their school-wide stewardship project. This project culminated with all classrooms receiving a recycling bin. The 1st and 2nd grade 21st Century class decided to participate in the 2022 Earth Day Festival by creating a piece of Eco-Art! They learned about where garbage goes and the importance of trying to reduce, reuse and recycle! The class decided to do an art piece using bottle tops! Everyone submitted a
We are extremely excited to announce that LPA’s own, Mia Morrison, was selected as the 2022 Florida State Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saint Lucie County. We are so proud of Mia’s hard work, her dedication to the program, and the way that she confidently represented Saint Lucie County and Lincoln Park Academy. Before the announcement, Mia said, “No matter what happens tonight, I am a winner and everyone I competed against is a winner.” A special thank you to Senator Gayle Harrell for presenting Mia with her award. Thank you to everyone who helped Mia
Congratulations LPA Chorus! This past Monday, the LPA Choral Department participated in the Florida Vocal Association State Choral Music Performance Assessments which was held at American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This was the third and final segment of the Florida Vocal Association’s Music Performance Assessments. Both the Women’s Chorale and Belle Voix received Straight Superior Ratings for their stunning performances. They received rave reviews from the judges and numerous accolades from those who were attending this prestigious event. This has been a tremendous year for the LPA Choral Department as all Choruses, Middle and High School, received Straight
Students at CAST have been implementing principles of the Leader in Me program by assisting around the school. They were paired with a teacher to mentor them and enhance their leadership skills. Students help in their class by buddy reading, playing with younger students on the playground, and delivering packages from the front office. We are so proud of our CAST leaders!
Mrs. Rivera’s second-grade students went on an egg hunt in math class! First, the students participated in an egg hunt to find “money”. The students were then able to use this money to “shop” in Mrs. Rivera’s store. Students solved one and two-step addition and subtraction word problems involving money to decide what they could buy. Mrs. Rivera’s second-graders had fun using all the skills they learned in their math unit.
This year the Exceptional Student Education, Student Services, and Office of Teaching and Learning Departments collaborated and identified needs for students with language weaknesses. Materials were purchased through the IDEA American Recovery Funds grant to help improve language skills for students with disabilities who are identified with a Language Impairment. Each school received two kits each so that the speech-language pathologists and interventionists can work to improve the needs of students with disabilities who demonstrate a weakness in language which will, in turn, improve their listening, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. The speech-language pathologists showed their support for children with
All K-5 LWN students wrote a book. Students brainstormed ideas, developed a plan, created a rough draft, and produced a book. Teachers facilitated by conducting writing conferences and by providing feedback throughout the writing process. Check out these fifth-grade students from Mrs. Aaron’s class. Our students are proud of their work. GO LEOPARDS!
Mariposa Elementary 4th and 5th graders had their special Writing Days. 4th Grade had a Writing Carnival and 5th grade had a Surgery Day. Each station had students dissecting texts, writing elaborations, citing evidence, and much more! It was a great day for learning!
Congratulations to CAST sixth-grader, Emily Tourjee, for winning the annual “Drop Savers” Poster contest! April is Water Conservation Month and Port St. Lucie Utilities Systems invited St. Lucie County K-12 students to participate in the 6th annual 2022 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest. Mrs. Grasso offered the contest to her middle school Graphic Arts classes as it aligns with Graphic Design principles – combining words and images. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness as well as educate young people on the importance of saving water. There were 199 entries and a single winner was selected for each