SLPS was on display at the St. Lucie County Fair! Schools created their own exhibits with the theme of “Race to Greatness”. The exhibits were judged and cash prizes will be awarded to the winning schools. Congratulations to all! Don’t miss your chance to view these wonderful and creative displays at the fair from February 24th-March 5th in the school building on the fairgrounds! WINNERS: High School WINNER: Kiwanis Pick WINNERS: Out of the Box WINNERS: Middle School and K8 WINNERS: Elementary School
Fort Pierce Central’s very own Makaria Sandlin has qualified to compete at the NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, June 11-16, 2023. As a junior, this is Makaria’s first year with the speech and debate team! Not only will she be competing for a National Title, but she will also have the chance to earn scholarships! The category she will compete in is Original Oratory: an orator crafts and memorizes a factual speech of 8-10 minutes and delivers it in a persuasive/motivational way so as to move the audience to make a choice or inspire
Over 200 students and parents attended this year’s A Night in Paris child/family dance at St. Lucie West K-8 School. Students and their families danced the night away to DJ Louie’s tunes while enjoying French-inspired culinary treats. All proceeds went to support our Student Council. A BIG JAWSOME THANK YOU to all the students, parents, teachers, and staff who supported this event!
During February, Westwood Academy’s tenth-grade World History students produced many original and creative works celebrating Black History Month. Students created collages, word art, essays, and in-class presentations of their favorite Black world figures, such as Olaudah Equiano, Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu, and their favorite Black Americans, such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Kamala Harris, and Jesse Jackson. Mr. Pasquini’s World History class students chose to make a word collage filled with inspirational words and phrases. The collage expressed the students’ visions and appreciation of the contributions of Black world figures and their
Winter Pep Rally at FPC! Taking time from academics to celebrate hard work, student investment, and Cobra success builds community on campus. Pep rallies unite the student body and spark school spirit. Thank you to SGA for leading the Pep Rally!
Thank you to our guest speakers which included the talented Mr. Henry Duhart, Mrs. Gardner of the INC, and the distinguished Mr. Arnold Gaines, for coming to speak to students. Also a special thank you to our very own Rough Drafts Poetry Club for expressing their voices through poetry: poets Iyuanna Ross, Destany Fralick, Kiara Melgar, and Tylania Brandon.
FPWA Boys & Girls Club- 21st Century “Club Panther” after-school program engaged in an exciting waffle-making activity for National Waffle Day! After-school programs like the Boys and Girls Club provide both academic and team-building opportunities for our students each day.
FPC 3D Arts 2023 marks the 100-Year Anniversary of Scholastic’s Art & Writing Competition. This prestigious contest has awarded artists and writers including Andy Warhol, Slyvia Plath, Cy Twombly, Ezra Jack Keats, Joyce Carol Coates, Stephen King, Donald Lipski, and Amanda Gorman. Congratulations to all the FPC Ceramics III and AP 3D students for their first-time participation. Senior Vanessa Niederhofer won a Silver Key award for her Ceramic Dragon Bowl. Junior Mariah Roman won Honorable Mention for the Heirloom Recipe Box. Junior Chris Flacon-Paulin won Honorable Mention for the mixed-media Built-In artwork (image not shown).
Students partnered with Mr. Norcia’s and Mrs. Cooper’s class for Valentines Day! They had lunch together and made valentines as part of Project Unify.
Fort Pierce Central High School students along with students and employees from throughout the district met on another postcard-perfect morning at Pepper Park on Saturday, February 25th. This morning was going to be more than a beautiful beach day, it was the 4th Annual Kimberly Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-Up. Ms. Pearson was a Marine Science teacher at FPC who loved students, loved the ocean, and loved learning. Her life-long love of inspiring others continues as her legacy shines brightly. Over 70 students, teachers, and parents met and combed the beach, park, pavilion, and sand dune areas, picking up trash, and
The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, FL earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”, the highest rating attainable, during their evaluation on 6-February 2023. Instructors were lauded for creating a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with excellent community outreach. The instructors provided outstanding leadership in administering the cadet-centered citizenship program. The Treasure Coast High School cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing their unit goals. The outstanding efforts of the Cadet Leadership Staff have the unit on track to receive the
St. Lucie Public Schools middle and high school students participated in the Chart Your Course, Marine and Maritime Career Expo hosted at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club. Local marine businesses demonstrated equipment and spoke about skills needed in the field. Students were able to plan for their future and make connections to local career opportunities in the marine industry!
Palm Pointe artists in grades kindergarten through eighth created a “Race to Greatness” display for the St. Lucie County fair. The artwork displayed captures our Rockets’ race to success through reaching our goals in reading, writing, math, science, history, and the arts. Palm Pointe’s booth can be seen at the fair from February 24th through March 5th. Please stop by the fair school building to vote for our Race to Greatness booth. The school building is located to the west of the rides past the stage and food. Go Rockets!
FPWA celebrates Highwaymen Week! One group of black painters completely revolutionized how art was bought and sold up and down the Treasure Coast; they are The Highwaymen. Throughout the week, students listened to several different speakers influenced by the Highwaymen. Our speakers included the director of the AE Backus Museum in Fort Pierce, Marshall Adams along with Kenny Holmes, a Gifford native, former NFL player, and Highwaymen collector. We appreciate them coming to talk about the Highwaymen painters and how they influenced his life. We also had Ms. Anita Prentice and Mrs. Doretha Hair Truesdell. They are both working artists
On Saturday, February 2023, the Jaguar Battalion traveled to Dwyer High School. Our Female and Male Teams competed in an Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Color Guard, and Solo/Duo Exhibition drill. PSL ended up placing 1st in both Male and Female Armed Platoon, 1st in Female Unarmed Platoon, 1st in Female Armed Squad, 1st in Female Solo Exhibition, 1st in Male Solo Exhibition, 2nd in Female Unarmed Squad, and 2nd in Male Unarmed Platoon. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion finished 1st once again.
The Treasure Coast High School Robotics team, made up of members from the Robotics Club and AFJROTC Robotics Team, competed at Imokalee High School near Naples in a day-long VEX robotics competition along with more than 20 other robotics teams. Beyond science and engineering principles, VEX encourages creativity, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving among groups. The TCHS team designed and constructed a robot to accomplish prescribed competition tasks both in “student-driven” and autonomous modes. The TCHS team made it to the event finals before being eliminated and learned a lot while also having a great experience.
The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC competed in the Lake Mary “Ram Nation” Drill competition in Lake Mary, Florida, on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. They earned seven trophies during the competition and qualified for the Area 7 State Drill Championships, which will be hosted by Riverview NAVY JROTC, held at Riverview High School on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC won the following awards: 1st Place 100m Relay (Trophy) 3rd Place Personnel Inspection (Trophy) 3rd Place Team Push-Ups (Trophy) 4th Place Team Sit-Ups 4th Place Overall Atheletics (Trophy) 4th Place UnArmed Basic
Fort Pierce Central’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter celebrated Career & Technical Education (CTE) month and shared joy and smiles on Valentine’s day. HOSA members along with their chapter advisor, Mrs. Lorraine Young, did a presentation and gave each resident flowers and gifts. Thank you to our business partner, Lake Forest Park Assisted Living Facility, for their collaboration to make this event happen. Thank you to our CTE month sponsors: Porch Factory, MidFlorida Credit Union, Certiport, Texas Roadhouse, Treasure Coast Builders Association, Howling Rooster, Carpets Etc., and NuSkin.
Treasure Coast High School Spanish classes of Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Rivera, and Mrs. Gonzalez, in collaboration with the art teacher, Ms. Bass, and the science teacher, Mr. Lazar are making the Cultural Garden project a reality. The art students painted the flowerpots and the Spanish students planted the cultural flowers of the Hispanic countries.
Port St. Lucie High School Culinary Arts students competed at the SkillsUSA Culinary Competition in Kissimmee. Good luck to participants; Vasilios Koumoundouros, Mikalah Christman, Calvin Diebold, and volunteer Kelvin Gonzales. Go Jaguars!