Uriele Aristide, a junior, was invited and selected to represent Fort Pierce Westwood Academy to attend the Washington Journalism and Media Conference this summer. This amazing opportunity will be held at George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, D.C. She was selected because of her excellent academic record and sincere interest in journalism and the media.
Chester. A Moore Elementary welcomed Chef Howard Farro to speak to our 5th Graders as part of our Black History Month and AVID speaker series. Students were excited to learn about how Chef Howard’s career got started and especially how he became a personal chef for celebrities! Chef Farro gave an inspirational talk that encouraged students to pay attention in school, always do the best they can, and to know they can rebound from any setbacks in life.
On February 14th, the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion was inspected to see if they qualify to stay as an Honor Unit with Distinction. The JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) is an inspection from the United States Army to determine whether a unit can keep their gold star. The gold star is earned by the units that have demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas of program operation. The Army inspects these operations which include; a Continuous Improvement briefing where we discuss an area in need of improvement, a Service-Learning briefing that allows our cadets to help the community
Culinary Arts students at Northport K-8 were visited by Chef Damiano, a professionally trained Pizza Chef from Fresh Market. The students were wrapping up their studies on pizza and used Chef Damiano’s dough. The students made sauce with the Chef’s tomatoes imported from Italy and made pizza with fresh ingredients. Delizioso!
For Literacy Week in January, Southern Oaks Middle School 6, 7, and 8th grade Reading Ambassadors visited Rivers Edge Elementary classrooms to provide story time and meaningful conversations about reading. Each day of Literacy Week a different grade level visited kindergarten and first graders. The Reading Ambassadors were nominated by their teachers for excellence in reading. Rivers Edge Elementary teachers were thrilled to have the students and commented on how well Southern Oaks students behaved and read with great enthusiasm. The Reading Ambassadors were later rewarded with a gift card and reading certificate in front of their peers during lunch.
Students in AICE Psychology make their own ink blot tests as they study Rorschach tests and personality disorders. This STEAM integration was very engaging!
Chester A. Moore Elementary would like to thank Ms. Zulay Garcia and community partners Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520, River of Life Fellowship, and Nettles Island Womens Club. Ms. Garcia worked with Sunrise Theatre to provide this exciting learning opportunity. Additionally, the generous donations from community sponsors funded busing and admissions, making it possible for the entire 5th grade class to attend.
Southern Oaks Middle School made an impressive showing at the district science fair in January 2023. The school sent 16 participants to the district science fair, but one student showed accomplishment that far exceeded the others. Ramses Antunez Rivers won first place in the category of environmental engineering. This extraordinary seventh-grade student also won the right to enter the Florida State STEM Fair in April in Orlando. In addition to winning the first-place prize, Ramses also won several special awards of which some had monetary value. The special awards included; the HCA Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Award and $50,
Chef Foerster and the Jaguar Culinary Crew ensured that the JROTC Annual Inspection Team Luncheon went off perfectly and nobody left hungry. Chef Foerster and his culinary crew create this special formal luncheon each year during the JROTC Annual Inspection. #OnceAJagAlwaysAJag
In Dr. Ruppert’s Anatomy and Physiology Honors class, students were working on a blood pressure lab where they learned how to take and interpret blood pressure measurements. These skills will help them in future careers after graduation.
Kindergarten students and their families enjoyed a night of fun-filled activities at the Kindergarten Family Engagement Night. They participated in activities that involved practicing Sight Words. Activities included: Sight Word Swat, Snowy Sight Word Scavenger Hunt, Mirror Sight Words, Ice Fishing Sight Words ,and Sight Word Snowball. The event was engaging and enjoyable to all who attended.
Culinary Arts students at Northport K-8 are learning how to be safe while cooking, and how to make better nutritional choices. Students competed in a salsa challenge where each added a secret ingredient that was then judged by the school staff! The winning salsas were served at their school-wide Hispanic Heritage month event.
It’s wild out there! First-grade students met St. Lucie’s backyard wildlife. They compared local native, exotic, and invasive animals and learned how they behave in ecosystems. Are they friends or foes? The Oxbow Ambassador also brought an assortment of taxidermy, bones, and pelts for investigation. The students enjoyed the Oxbow Eco-Center bringing the field trip to us and had so much fun making a few new animal friends!
Medical Detective Students at St. Lucie West K8 use microscopes for their protozoan classification lesson. Students also participated in the St. Lucie County Regional STEM Fair!
The Palm Pointe Jazz Band performed at the MPA festival. They received a superior rating (the highest rating you can achieve) for their performances. Congratulations to all of the band students and Mr. Hatfield!
On Wednesday, February 8th at Port St. Lucie High School, the Senior Class of 2023 celebrated their final year in High School with a senior pinning event. During this year’s ceremony, the auditorium was filled with parents and supporters. Port St. Lucie High School was honored to include guest speaker, Dr. Adrian Ocampo. The Jaguar Battalion presented the Colors for the senior class of 2023. Cadet Captain Michael Coccaro as National Flag Bearer, Cadet First Sergeant Eathan Clayton as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Captain Isaac Mendez as the Right Guard, and Cadet First Sergeant Jeremiah Davis as the Left Guard.
Congratulations to the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC “Navy Eagles Black Talon” Drill Competition Team! They competed on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at Flanagan High School and earned multiple trophies during the Flanagan “Stars and Stripes” Competition Drill Meet in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Comp Team earned the following awards: 1st Place Personal Inspection (Trophy) 2nd Place 100m Relay (Trophy) 3rd Place Color Guard (Trophy) 3rd Place Team Push-Ups (Trophy) 5th Place Overall Athletics (Trophy) 5th Place Overall Competition (Trophy) 5th Place Armed Exhibition 5th Place Unarmed Exhibition Drill 5th Place Team Sit-Ups 5th Place Overall Academics And please congratulate Cadet
Mosaic Digital Academy K-5 students traveled back in time on a fun, interactive historical journey through the Oxbow Eco-center Preserve. Students experienced events from Florida’s history from both a human and wildlife perspective while learning about Florida’s abundant natural resources. A deep look at how humans have altered Florida’s watersheds gave students an opportunity to think deeply about how they can protect this fragile ecosystem they call home for the future.
Frontiers in History Social Studies Department Chairperson Sharon Ortiz celebrates with the 2023 FPC National History Day honorees. Exhibits: Valerie Andre: The First Woman to Fly a Helicopter in Combat by Valentina Catu, District Candidate. The Enigma of World War II by Elizabeth Mason, District Candidate. 1968 East LA Walkouts by Gabriella Scozzafava, Tiara Johnson, and Gabriela St. Hilaire, District Candidates. War of the Spanish Succession by Alonzo Mendoza and Armando Campos. A Brave New World: Ellis Island by Valentina Niederhofer. Mexican American War by Rebecca Mendez. The Berlin Wall by Tyler Reid and Christine Stoyanova. The Victorian Era by Dania Jean-Philippe. Research Papers: The California Gold Rush by Alana Rivera, District Candidate. Haitian Revolution: How did it Affect Haiti by Rossini Janvier. Websites: Stone Wall Riots by Matthew
Students from Lincoln Park Academy competed in the 35th Annual St. Lucie County STEM Fair on January 13, 2023. Below is the list of winners. WAY TO GO GREYHOUNDS! Category Name of Award Student Name(s) Senior Physics & Astronomy 2nd Place Jayden Nargen 10th grade Ms. McGoon Senior Physics & Astronomy 1st Place Nachbi Pierre 10th grade Ms. McGoon Junior State Junior State Qualifier Amani Webb 6th grade Mr. Logue Junior Physics & Astronomy 2nd Place Amani Webb 6th grade Mr. Logue Junior Physics & Astronomy 1st Place Jonathan V. Beam 8th grade Mrs. Gearhart Junior Chemistry 1st Place