Fairlawn Elementary Odyssey Team goes on to state competition

Fairlawn Elementary competed in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition recently in Palm Beach County.  Four teams, which included 28 Fairlawn Elementary students, competed in four different problems.  Odyssey of the Mind challenges students to write a play, design costumes, props and sets, and perform the play to an audience of judges.  Then, they are evaluated based on the creativity and quality of their performance.  While all the teams performed well, Fairlawn’s “To Be or Not To Be” team placed first and will be heading to the state competition in Orlando, and, in a separate problem, Fairlawn’s “Weird Science” team placed second.

Fairlawn Elementary students design magnet powered boats

As a part of their study of how magnets can be used to move objects without touching them, Jennifer Ingersoll’s second grade students at Fairlawn Elementary School designed, constructed, and raced magnetically powered boats.   After studying the effects of magnets on different materials, the students were asked to draw and label a boat design that could be pulled with a magnetic wand.  Then, the students were provided building materials and were able to test their designs by participating in boat races with their fellow students.

Fairlawn Elementary food drive benefits local pantry

As part of their continuing outreach to members of the St. Lucie County community, Fairlawn Elementary Student Council sponsored a food drive to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.  In this amazing effort, Fairlawn students, staff, and families collected over 1,700 pounds of food.  Without a doubt, many local families will benefit from this gracious outpouring.  Pictured, from left, are Luke White, Ava Ingersoll, Ansley Browning, and Daisy Chavarria.