Kindergarten learned about health and nutrition from our friends at the University of Florida’s Family Nutrition Program. We have learned about healthy habits such as washing hands and what healthy food to eat.
Kindergarten students at CAST hunted for their sight words! Once they found their sight words, they could enjoy their treats! Student leaders helped our little friends find their sight words. Practicing out sight words helps us become ‘egg-traordinary’ readers.
Bus riders at Parkway Elementary participate in weekly Bus Bucks shopping! Once a week, students have an opportunity to cash in their earned Bus Bucks for a treat in the treasure box. Students earn Bus Bucks by exhibiting exemplary behavior while transitioning on and off the bus, as well as riding the bus. Students are working hard at Parkway Elementary, and are earning rewards to “shop ’til they drop.”
Southport Middle School students have numerous before and after-school clubs to choose from. The PEARLS Club, Positive Enthusiastic Awesome Regal Ladies Society, is just one club that Southport teachers have been sponsoring for our girls to take part in. The PEARLS focus is for the girls to be part of a united group and become a positive influence in our community. They meet once a week and sponsor a number of activities. Most recently, the girls met with club leaders, Ms. Caissy, Mrs. Digiacomo, and Mrs. Pritchard at the Fort Pierce Causeway for their second beach cleanup of the year.
Bayshore’s FSA pep rally was a success! Thank you teachers and staff for pouring into our students each and everyday. We’ve got this! Our village will be victorious. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork To view our FSA incentive and parts of our pep rally, visit this link: https://youtu.be/9JBDThifkBE
Grade 3 through 8 Oak Hammock K-8 families participated in a collaboratively hosted event by Title 1 and the SLPS Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) department. The event focused on Social and Emotional Learning strategies to enhance the well-being at home during the FSA testing season. Participants learned how Oak Hammock is implementing SEL at school and rotated to different stations so students and their families could practice different strategies for use at home. The SEL Learning Stations focused on maintaining positive relationships through effective communication, mindfulness, emotional check-ins, and making connections with one another. Each family went home with
Village Green Media Specialist, Janet Sievers is excited to be hosting the Mel Fisher Maritime Pop-Up Museum again this year. This year the Museum is titled Overcoming Outbreaks. The students can easily relate to the topic on Covid-19 as they have lived through it. They are learning how this is not the first outbreak in history. Through their Media Class, the other topics in the museum included Bubonic Plague, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Smallpox, Tuberculosis, and Hog Cholera.
Mariposa Elementary 5th graders performed their show of Broadway musicals with the help of their drama coaches from Port St. Lucie High School. For more than 20 years, PSLHS drama students have partnered with Mariposa students to choreograph popular Broadway songs. The 5th graders shine as they perform the songs for other grade levels as well as their parents.
Students enrolled in one of the Nursing Assistant programs within St. Lucie Public Schools were at Keiser University (Tradition Campus) for a full day of simulated learning. All participating students were given a tour of the campus, worked with college professors and nursing students, gained knowledge on the application process, along with financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The highlight for all participating students was working side-by-side for simulated clinical level training on advanced medical equipment. Students completed hands-on learning and demonstrations in various programs including Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Exercise Science, Sports Management, Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Biomedical
Sixth Grade students in Mrs. Proctor’s and Mrs. Albers’ classes have been learning about famous female scientists for Woman’s History Month. Rosalind Franklin was a crystallographer who studied the structures of DNA, RNA, coal, and graphite. The students grew crystals to understand the structure of them and Ms. Franklin’s contribution as a scientist.
Parkway Elementary, in collaboration with the SEL Department and the 21st Century Afterschool Program hosted a family SEL Night. Lauren Kappler, the district’s Social and Emotional Parent Educator visited and educated parents both in person and virtually. The main goal of the night was for families to learn about the five Social-Emotional competencies and what Social-Emotional Learning looks like at Parkway. Parents were provided tools that they can use at home with their child, such as mindfulness, check-ins, and family harmony goals related to the five SEL competencies. In the picture, families were able to participate in a sample activity
K-5 Lawnwood students enjoyed a literacy event. Students and staff enjoyed reading their favorite book while basking in the sunshine. It was a lovely day for outdoor reading.
Our first graders have been having so much fun learning about the sun, moon, and different things we can see during the day and night sky! After reading many stories about the sun and moon, we wrote important key details that we learned on our fun craft!
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Oak Hammock K-8 students learn during SEL about Autism Awareness and Acceptance. Students in the 7th Grade Raptors team worked collaboratively, applying their SEL skills they have learned throughout the school year, to create an Autism Awareness Mosaic. Students also wrote a fact or a quote to help raise awareness and acceptance for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. The 7th Grade Raptors pod wore blue to help raise awareness and acceptance for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
On Saturday, April 2nd, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion participated in the Florida State Drill Championship at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, FL. Our Female and Male team competed against 90+ schools in Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Color Guard, Solo/Dual, and Squad and Platoon Exhibition Drill for the chance to take home a trophy at the state level. PSLHS captured not one but four State trophies for the first time in the program’s history. PSLHS Female Drill Team captured our first-ever state title in the Armed Squad event. They also placed 3rd in Squad Exhibition and
Kindergarteners at CAST learned about the Medal of Honor and discussed all the ways we can be good citizens at school and at home. Students read a variety of literature stories and responded to these texts. We promise to be super citizens!
Mariposa Elementary welcomed the Dell Innovators program led by media specialist, Wendy Munao. In this technology-infused enrichment course, students assembled presentations of various subjects utilizing tools such as email, OneNote, Padlet, Canvas, Sway, PowerPoint, Flipgrid, Forms, and Stream. The mission of this project-based learning program was for students to develop enough fluency with the technology tools to be able to carry on without teacher guidance. This autonomy will help foster students’ self- efficiency and confidence as they prepare for a future that frequently engages with the digital world. Pictured working on their projects are Lana Thomas, Danica Jonas, Moises Perez,
A BIG SHARK CONGRATULATIONS goes to 8th grade student, Aiden Triana from St. Lucie West K-8 School for qualifying for his History Fair project. Only eleven students were chosen throughout the District, and Aiden’s documentary about the Bay of Pigs Invasion will now be in the running for a State History Fair Project award. JAWSOME JOB, AIDEN! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
The team consisting of Coach Stephen Maxwell (TCHS), Senior Gabriel Gonzalez (TCHS), and Juniors Dominique Thomas (TCHS), Gabriela Baez (TCHS), Aien Serrano (MOA), and Sebastian Spence (MOA) placed 7th out of 11 teams in Division Two. Congratulations!
To celebrate the grand opening of their newest store on Orange Avenue in Ft. Pierce, community partner 7-Eleven gifted a generous donation of $711 to C.A. Moore Elementary. In attendance was SLPS board member Debbie Hawley, who was joined by C.A. Moore principal Dr. Thelma Jackson and assistant principals Alisha Kennedy and Makeda Brome. Thank you to 7-Eleven for their support of our schools!