Cadets from the Fort Pierce Westwood Academy’s Army JROTC program served as an Honor Guard for the Annual Wreath and Rose Laying Ceremony, sponsored by the Treasure Coast Blue Star Mothers Organization. The event is to honor local Gold Star Families who have lost family members in the line of military duty. Not only did our Cadets serve as the Processional Path Honor Guard for arriving Gold Star Families, but Cadet Command Sergeant Major Ayden Gardner was given the honor of carrying the State Flag as part of the Vietnam Veterans of America organization Color Guard, to begin the ceremony.
JROTC conducted the Uncasing of the Colors and the Principal’s Review of the Cadet Staff. We are so proud of our cadets. Thank you to Major Godfrey and First Class Lewis.
Westwood Band & Eurhythmics students performed at CAST as students arrived on campus. This collaboration encourages students to utilize Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind, as several students graduated from CAST. The connection between MSAP schools also focuses on one of the MSAP Pillars – family and community partnerships.
Mrs. Schott’s 2nd through 5th grade Art classes created “Dots” based on Peter Renolds’ book “The Dot”. September 15th was International Dot Day celebrating creativity, courage, and collaboration! Students first listened to the story and were encouraged to express their creativity and individualism through creating a “Dot Masterpiece” of their own.
Westwood’s AICE Marine Science 1 classes at MOA participated in a visible light experiment in the Ocean Lab at Harbor Branch. Students were able to get a clear understanding of how visible light was affected when traveling through the different depths of oceanic water. Through this fun and hands on lab experience, students were able to explain which colors would be most effective at camouflaging oceanic organisms at different depths of the ocean. They were able to walk out from the activity explaining why most marine deep sea organisms do not have traditional color vision.
Southern Oaks Middle School launched Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations by placing flags from Hispanic countries in our Hawks cafeteria. In addition, Ms. Ramirez displayed incredible projects from her World Language classes. Students chose a Hispanic country to research and created various displays to show off culture, food, celebrations, and history.
Fort Pierce Westwood’s MOA Biology students partnered with Harbor Branch and applied Mark – Recapture methods to estimate field populations of snails. The snail populations were sampled to estimate abundance with the Lincoln – Petersen method by visiting the study site twice. The students got the opportunity to be involved in a field study which involved data analysis and graphing.
Whether on or off campus, you will likely hear Fort Pierce Central staff and students proclaim to be a proud part of Cobra Nation. So, what does Cobra Nation look like? Once a Cobra, Always a Cobra is more than a motto–it is a chant you can hear ring across campus and feel through the air throughout Cobra Nation. Cobra Nation fans have been coming out to celebrate in a big way, before and during the game for fellowship and festivities. Thank you to Athletics, Culinary, Band, and Color Guard for their dedication to making a successful season. Stay tuned into
Mrs. Collins’s class was caught in action using the life size 100 chart. Students were asked to find an odd number and solve addition equations.
On Friday, September 16th, 2022, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion attended a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park to pay their respects for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Soldiers. Cadets who went to the ceremony held lit candles to represent the 7 different wars US Service Men and Women served in, in which many lives were lost.
During the September 13th board meeting, the Treasure Coast High School JROTC performed a flag folding ceremony for those in attendance. For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. Born on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress determined that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternating between seven red and six white; and that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation. Between 1777 and 1960, the shape
On Wednesday, September 14th, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion executed their first Blood Drive of the year. The Blood Drive ran efficiently, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the community. Thanks to the JROTC Cadets and members of One Blood, we were able to provide enough blood to save over 200+ lives.
This past week the band at Palm Pointe hosted Mr. Andrew Kruspe, a percussion specialist from Alabama, for a special percussion only clinic. The students were able to gain help in stick technique, counting, and performance fundamentals. Mr. Kruspe passed out materials and instructed the students to help them gain a better understanding of the percussion section as musicians.
Join St. Lucie Public Schools in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th- October 15th! There are multiple ways to participate in celebrating the achievements of Hispanic Floridians! Hispanic Heritage Student Contests Hispanic Heritage Educator Contests Visit floridahispanicheritage.com/ to learn more.
The Lincoln Park Academy Steel Drum Ensemble is thrilled to be back in full force after a brief hiatus during the COVID-19 Pandemic! Look for this amazing group of students performing in our community! MAN I LOVE THIS BAND!
This lab provided Lincoln Park students with a first-hand experience of how forensic scientists use DNA to connect suspects to crimes. The students were able to make a connection to the material on a deeper level. Next week the students will make their weekly venture to Harbor Branch for a mark & recapture field lab.
On Wednesday, September 7, parents and students attended a Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting at Oak Hammock K-8 School. Parents were informed of Title 1 policy requirements, standards and testing, parents and guardian rights, and the benefits of parent involvement. The Annual Title 1 Night was an opportunity to highlight the school’s theme of “Building Success Together with Positive Connections” to increase student and family engagement. Families were engaged in building LEGO friends together and enjoyed some refreshing Kona Ice to end the evening.
On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted their first car wash of the school year at O’Reilly’s located off of US-1. Cadets were placed in different teams such as the wash team, dry team, and sign holding teams. It was a great success and a good way for our first-year cadets to see how we give back to our community.
The first pep rally of the year marks the beginning of a season of celebration! More than a single sports team-the band, color guard, cheerleaders, and dance teams are high performing athletes rallying around Cobra nation in the traditional purple and gold style. On the first and second lunches of the opening football game of the season, a show stopping display of teams and school spirit set the campus abuzz with excitement, transforming the courtyard into a place for unity and comradery. For 9th grade students, the amped up adrenaline sets a skyrocketing pace fit for champions! Regardless of knowing
Lincoln Park Academy’s IB Biology Seniors learned the Mark-Recapture technique at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Over the course of two days, Mr. Messina and his students were able to estimate the size of a population of mangrove snails by capturing a small number of snails and releasing them back into the population. When provided the opportunity, students form a deeper understanding of the content with a hands-on approach rather than sitting in a classroom lecture.