Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Last week, Superintendent Gent, joined by Board Chairman Dr. Donna Mills, Board Vice Chairman Troy Ingersoll, Board Member Debbie Hawley, Board Member Jack Kelly, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince celebrated the graduating classes of 2022 at Lawnwood Stadium. Nearly 3,000 students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduation is the culminating event that celebrates and recognizes the achievement of each graduate. St. Lucie Public Schools proudly boasts a graduation rate of 99% at the six comprehensive high schools. St. Lucie West Centennial High School Graduation May 24, 2022 |
All K-5 Lawnwood students attended a grade level math competition. The goal of the competition was to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.
Students at CAST enjoyed a fun night of pizza, raffles, and STEAM activities at our annual STEAM Night. There were different activities for grade groups such as playing with kinetic sand, painting with puffy paint, creating their own musical instruments to learn about vibrations, and designing chemical reaction cars. It was a fun night of learning!
At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Claudia Bonilla’s VPK was very fortunate to visit CAST (Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie) to watch their rendition of “The Rainbow Fish”. The VPK students also enjoyed dancing on the stage. What a fantastic presentation and a fun day for all!
Kindergarten, first, and second-grade students learned all about fire safety, and they also learned about our firefighter friends from St. Lucie County’s Engine 15! Students now know how to check smoke detectors, how to make a fire escape plan, and how to call 9-1-1! Thank you for keeping us safe!
On Saturday, April 23rd, Fairlawn Elementary’s Student Council met to help beautify the campus. The boys and girls collected trash around the school grounds. Following the clean-up, the students made bracelets and keychains for the Fairlawn teachers and staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to JBR Exteriors for sponsoring the event.
We are so proud of our leaders at CAST! We are so happy to be able to recognize our Leaders of the Month who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in the Leader in Me Habit 6 “Synergize”, and Habit 7 “Sharpen the Saw”, in our first live ceremony this year. Our Student Ambassadors helped run the ceremony and our sixth-grade dancers performed. Way to go CAST performers!
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that 20 of the nation’s internet providers have committed to lowering costs for low-income households, a step that will essentially provide free high-speed internet for those participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. To learn more about eligibility and enroll, visit ACPBenefit.org.
All students must return their district issued laptop to their assigned school starting May 24 through June 1. Please be sure to bring the power card when returning the laptop.
Kindergarten, first and second graders visited with CAST’s very own Deputy Reid to learn more about community helpers. We learned about how to stay safe, stranger danger, and the ins and outs of his many safety tools! Thank you, Deputy Reid!
A Texas Roadhouse sponsored lunch with Mariposa Elementary’s Deputy Miller! This is one of ten incentives students could receive for doing their best on the FSA! Others included Principal for the Day, Asst. Principal for the Day, lunches with other leadership team members, and taping the Principal to the wall!
Parkway Elementary School hosted a drive-through event to provide families with resources to prevent the summer slide. Students and families picked up resources for reading, math, SEL, and STEAM to support their summer learning adventures!
Dr. Sam Gaines, local businessman and former School Board member, invited students from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy WEST Prep’s African American History class to tour his childhood home and business and share stories of local history. The students were mesmerized by the depth of historical accounts Dr. Gaines has and the familial knowledge of multiple generations of residents. Dr. Gaines shared his memories of a segregated Fort Pierce and the progress through his lifetime. Stone Brothers Funeral Home was a beautiful, antique-filled setting with historical relics of death certificates, ledgers, and furniture since 1917. Pictured below from left to right:
Mrs. Nuñez’s fourth grade class recently held Camp Learn-a-Lot! They had a campfire, tents, and some s’mores! All this helped them review their math standards. They even got introduced to some fifth grade standards too!
“Beat It” by Michael Jackson, “Zombie” by the Cranberries, and “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King were just some of the rock classics Mr. Guess’ CAST Rock Band performed at their rock concert! There were also several keyboard ensembles and solos! We are blinded by all the talent at CAST!
Graduating senior alumni were invited to walk Fairlawn’s halls in their caps and gowns. Fairlawn’s current students and staff congratulated them as they walked. A small reception was held in their honor where the seniors enjoyed seeing their elementary classmates and their 5th grade pictures on display! We are so proud of each of them and wish them much success in their futures.
We are so proud of our 8th grade Musical Theater students; they did an amazing job at their last CAST performance! Their skits and monologues were led by Mr. Rahming. We will miss them!
The Nursing Assistant students at Fort Pierce Central High School earned their Certified Nursing Assistant industry certification. Students, through this Board of Nursing approved training program, are able to earn this industry-recognized certification for entry-level employment opportunities and/or apply skills and knowledge to further their education. Congratulations to Ms. Lorraine Young and her students!
Lawnwood students and staff enjoyed the FSA Pep Rally. Students were reminded to demonstrate their best effort and strive for learning gains and proficiency. WE GOT THIS!
Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, the W.E.S.T. Prep Magnet’s student Jaime Espinoza-Hurtado, designed and created a popular PBIS t-shirt. Jaime is pictured with Digital Media Multimedia instructor, Erica Hueter to his right, Dwayne Chapman to his left, and Mr. Thomas on the end. Mr. Dwayne Chapman loves the design and his staff wears the t-shirts every week! Jaime wants to be a graphic designer and works hard in his classes at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy where he’s already earning an Adobe Certified Professional in Photoshop and Illustrator! Jaime is also a budding entrepreneur who now has his own business where he