Sixth grade students in Mrs. Howard’s class showed support for their amazing classmates by wearing blue in recognition of World Diabetes Day. Way to go, Sharks!
Students from CAST participated in the Fort Pierce Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. These students won first, second, third, and honorable mention. We are so proud! Congratulations to Mr. Cruz and his students!
Congratulations to West Prep FFA students who swept the local FFA contests in Okeechobee, winning every category! 1st place Creed- Laila Chastine 1st place Prepared Public Speaking- Berkley Barnes 1st place Extemporaneous Speaking- Anna Paige Cruse 1st place Safe Tractor Driving- Reed Blankenbaker 1st place Parliamentary Procedure- Lilly Revels, Berkley Barnes, Elizabeth Rufo, Laila Chastine, Jayden Weil and Alyssa Coppock Best wishes as these students move on to district competitions in late January.
Every year, the Port Saint Lucie JROTC program has the privilege to work with Guardians for New Futures and Communities Connected for Kids, to collect toys for kids during the holiday season. Port Saint Lucie High School staff and JROTC cadets sponsored 20 kids to make sure they have a memorable holiday season. Thanks to the efforts of our teachers, staff, and booster club parents, we were able to collect 60 gifts this year.
During Spirit Week at Oak Hammock K8 School, students dressed up as workers from different careers. Career Day encourages students to focus on their future and prepare for a world of possibilities. Among the students are our future doctors, businessmen and women, public service workers, soldiers, teachers, scientists, and politicians. They are the professionals who Level Up Learning! Level up Success.
Our first graders have a green thumb and are now able to enjoy the fruits (herbs) of their labor! Village Green’s first graders planted basil and cilantro seeds back in September and are now able to enjoy their first harvest. The students really enjoyed watching how a seed they planted can grow and thrive under the right conditions. We are very impressed by our little gardeners!
On December 6, 2023, the Legal Eagles Club from SLW Centennial High School went on a tour of the United States District Court in Fort Pierce. Hosted by Judge Shaniek Maynard, the students went from Intake, to the holding cells, to the Grand Jury room, to the Courtroom, and heard from a variety of speakers, including: U.S. Marshals, a Federal Prosecutor, a Federal Civil Attorney, Federal Public Defenders, Probation Officers, Court Deputies, a Law Clerk, and Judge Maynard herself. Speakers provided information about their backgrounds and the requirements of their jobs, as well as their “heart story”. It was an
Palm Pointe 3rd graders had a blast at their family and parent engagement event! They enjoyed pizza with their families, learned about grade-level curriculum and expectations, and used their puzzle-solving skills to crack the mystery code!
The Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalions Male Team attended the States Raider meet at Hudson High School on December 2nd. The Raider competition consisted of 5 events: a 3-mile run, 1.25 -mile litter carry, Kettle bell carry, an obstacle course as well as constructing and crossing a rope bridge. The Jaguar Battalion Males brought home a 3rd place trophy in rope bridge and placed 5th overall in the state. In the end, the Male team had a great time participating in such an honorable event such as states. Lastly, congratulations Males for such an amazing raider season.
Over Thanksgiving break Makayla Megnauth decided to take on the challenge of not only playing way up in 17U as a 12-year-old, but to help a small-town Puerto Rico team (Salinas) as they faced the best of the best that flew in from all over the United States to play on an AllStar team. In 7 games while playing with the team Makayla batted an amazing team high .714. Makayla also got 2 starts pitching as she got the win both times. She did not allow a single earned run as she dominated these older girls. Her outstanding overall performance
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.