WLX Horizon is the school district’s TV channel that provides St. Lucie County with instructional television programming, school board meetings, along with what’s happening in our district, and local shows about our schools. WLX Horizon can be streamed on-demand for free via the WLX Horizon app! WLX Horizon can also be found on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Hometown channel 19, and AT&T TV Channel 99 (under St. Lucie County Community Channels) or check out the live feed. Join us this week for new episodes with Speakers Bureau, hosted by Donna Mills with guest
Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince and board members were thrilled to participate in the Port St. Lucie Festival of Lights Parade as well as the Fort Pierce Sights and Sounds Christmas Parade this past weekend. He was joined by Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Board Vice Chairman Jack Kelly, and Board Members Troy Ingersoll, Dr. Donna Mills, and Jennifer Richardson. A special thanks to the drivers of the school bus (Mitch Miller) and convertibles (De’Aundrea Myles, Beral Toney, and Trenecia Scott), as well as the communications department for the festive parade decorations.
On Saturday, November 18th, 29 cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Battalion hosted a beach cleanup at Dollman Beach, which consisted of the cadets being split into 2 teams such as parking and beach team. In the end, the cadets were able to pick up over 200 pounds of garbage and had a great time cleaning up the beach.
During the week of November 27th Fairlawn hosted student-led conferences for grades 1 to 5. Families were invited by the students to come and see all that they have been learning, including their academic goals and progress. Our students did an amazing job leading their conferences and welcoming their families.
Ms. Emily Royo, Yearbook Advisor at Fort Pierce Central High School, attended JEA/NSPA or the Journalism Education Association and its partner the National Scholastic Press Association conference in Boston, MA November 2nd-4th. Ms. Royo secured a grant sponsoring this incredible opportunity. The convention housed 4,662 High School students and advisors from all over the nation to attend expert classes on all things Journalism. The convention’s keynote speakers were three members of the legendary Boston Globe Spotlight Investigative Team that inspired the award-winning movie “Spotlight.” The one-hour classes took place during the day on Friday and Saturday. Classes were taught by
Chester A. Moore 5th grader, Nevaeh Estima’s art placed 1st for the St. Lucie County School District. Nevaeh’s artwork will be displayed in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Capitol for a year, representing our district’s talent alongside winning artwork from participating districts nationwide. In addition, her artwork will be featured on the House.gov‘s Congressional Art Competition page! Sahira Michel’s artistic skills earned her an Honorable Mention, recognizing her impressive skills and creativity.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Title 1 Annual Meeting Presentation/Literacy Night! We had a great time!
The Girls on the Run at Lawnwood Elementary had a blast celebrating the end of their season at the annual 5K. Running buddies encouraged students along the way, cheering the girls on. Students learned about various life skills during weekly meetings. Way to go Lawnwood Leopards!
Over Thanksgiving break, Cadets from the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion partnered with the Big Heart Brigade and prepared thousands of pounds of food for Thanksgiving Day. Our Cadets worked 2-hour shifts where they prepared food 3 days prior to Thanksgiving, then packaged food during a 3-hour shift on Thanksgiving morning. The cadets had a great time helping the community with such a meaningful event.
Ms. Brennan and Mrs. O’Malley’s kindergarten classes learned about Native American Teepee homes. They worked together to build their own teepee using paper, popsicle sticks, and tape. The students had so much fun working together to construct a Teepee that could stand on their own.
Village Green’s Librarian, Janet Sievers, along with Librarians from around the county attended FAME-Florida’s Association for Media in Education. This is Florida’s State Conference for Media Specialists. FAME celebrated its 50th conference and it did not disappoint. There were inspiring keynote speakers and many authors celebrating reading and sharing thoughts, ideas, experiences, and words of encouragement. There were SSYRA authors who traveled from places as far away as California and overseas such as Cyprus. Several sessions were offered and attended. We are so proud of our Media Specialist for continuing to learn and grow for her students!
Bayshore will have an Atten’DANCE’ incentive every quarter! The class with the highest percentage of attendance in the grade bands of VPK-2 and 3-5 will earn a 20-minute dance party during the school day. Students will have the opportunity to socialize, dance, and enjoy an ice pop for showing up.
Our second-grade students had so much fun on their first field trip this year to the Sunrise Theatre to watch Steve Trash. Thank you for teaching us all about recycling! Remember to always reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Students worked outside to clean up the parking lot median and parking spots that have been blocked with sand. Inside, students beautified the cafeteria with a fresh coat of paint. We want to give a huge thanks to all the students, staff, and family that came out to this event. Students, Teachers, Ms. Wonesh and Ms. McAuliff and Family volunteers (Mr. Wonesh and Kim Nolan) drew and painted a variety of scenery for our upcoming play.
FPC Puts the Fun into Senior Field Day! Field Days are not just for the end of the year, wind-down in elementary schools. Senior Field Day is a Fort Pierce Central High School Tradition. From outside games of kickball, soccer, flag football, photo ops, side-walk chalking and more, to indoor card games and board games, FPC makes time with friends the memorable senior-year moments that last a lifetime. Thanks to the entire senior teacher team and admins who made this great event for our seniors another chapter in the legacy of Cobra Traditions.
Lincoln Park Academy Theatre’s Troupe 6958 participated in One Act Festival on November 17th and 18th and did an outstanding job! LPA’s theatre department was awarded a Straight Superior rating and received Critics Choice! This means that LPA Theatre will be representing District 15 Thespians at the State Festival in March. Two of their actors received rewards as well; Chloe Jackson was chosen as Best Overall Actress of the festival and Sofia Abraham was selected as All-Star Cast Member! Well done LPA theatre! 👏🏼👏🏼
Students at Village Green Elementary School were able to enjoy guest speaker, Stacey Carter, a Fire and Life Safety Educator from the St. Lucie County Fire District this week during their resource time. Stacey spoke to the students about the importance of having a working smoke alarm in their homes. She also discussed how each student should make a home fire escape plan with their families. Guest star, Dusty the Dragon, made an appearance as well! The kids really enjoyed learning all about fire safety this past week! Thank you Stacey for sharing your knowledge with our students here at
We give thanks for our Student Council! This subcommittee created a lovely basket to donate to a deserving family from our school. Happy Thanksgiving!
Fun, Food, and Friendly Faces at FPC! Successful academics are not the only thing cooking up around FPC. Central staff enjoyed their second annual courtyard BBQ Cook-Out sponsored by the Admin team. Early Release days are a great opportunity to gather all the teams together for a fun-filled time of laughter, great food, and team-building. A special thanks to grill-master Mr. Frazier for keeping the coals warm and the food hot! The side dishes only complimented the great grilled meats. Staff polished off their plates while singing happy birthday to Mrs. Kelly Bailer Assistant Principal and enjoyed a slice
WLX Horizon is the school district’s TV channel that provides St. Lucie County with instructional television programming, school board meetings, along with what’s happening in our district, and local shows about our schools. WLX Horizon can be streamed on-demand for free via the WLX Horizon app! WLX Horizon can also be found on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Hometown channel 19, and AT&T TV Channel 99 (under St. Lucie County Community Channels) or check out the live feed. Join us this week for new episodes of several shows, featuring Community Connection with Lorina Lee