Mrs. Minden’s Creative Photography students are working on the Element of Art, Shape in Photography. In their lesson, the students have been instructed to use people as their subjects and to “think outside the box.” The students enjoy working outside using their creativity to meet the requirements of the assignment. Each student is responsible for orchestrating their subjects to create the perfect shape for their photo composition.
Cobra Nation had another great week, especially in the 9th grade. Students had the opportunity to receive valuable information from IRSC’s Take Stock in Children on scholarship opportunities awarded to freshmen as they meet qualifications. Also, we wrapped up the topic “Building a Rapport with Teachers.” Ms. Brown’s students asked thoughtful questions to our amazing guests, who were able to provide valuable input, experience, and feedback. Thank you to all the Cobra guest speakers: Ms. Artega, Mr. Guillaume, Ms. Devries, Ms. Parker, and Ms. Alanis for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share with our future leaders.
Fort Pierce Central High School students enjoyed sampling the possibilities of their academic futures this week at the district’s college fair. Dozens of universities and colleges came out to introduce our students to their academic institutions and their program offerings. Students filled out interest cards, talked about admission expectations, and scholarship opportunities. Cobras left the fair feeling more informed and ready to make plans towards their post-high school success. Thank you to Mrs. Armada, 12th grade Assistant Principal, and Mrs. Herbert, Counseling Director for coordinating our student participation.
Mrs. Avra’s Ceramics II students started off the year by sampling a dozen textures. Texture is an Element of Art that describes and interprets the perceived or actual surface feeling of an object. Students were encouraged to investigate textures from nature by taking a walk outside, exploring their homes from garage to kitchen, and observing textures during their day-to-day lives while filling up a sketchbook page of 12 texture thumbnails, some in color, exploring high contrast, overlapping, depth, and the four qualities of line: thin to thick, light to dark, straight to undulating, and continuous to interrupted. After compiling their
Gardening Club President, Senior Jessica Aguilera tends to the newly planted and sprouting microgreens and gourds in the hydroponics unit. The FPC Gardening Club is operating in its second year. Students have been planting fall season seeds and germinating Florida-hearty plants. From adding to the collective compost and churning new soil, Gardening Club members get the full experience of planting and growing from the ground up. The club is looking forward to planting the donated palm tree from Principal Gardner (name coincidence), harvesting from the hydroponics unit, and applying for a grant through SLC Child Nutrition Services to create planter
A Cobra Tradition Another wonderful FPC Senior Breakfast for the 23-24 Graduating Class! Thank you to the Senior Class Sponsors Ami Foreman and Marian Davis. A special thank you to Mrs. Santoro for the celebratory balloons. All students enjoyed the outing with their classmates. Experiences and moments like Senior Breakfast make senior year the most memorable time in young lives!
Students in Ms. Darlene Brown’s class welcomed honored guests into their class for the day. Cobra staff members took time from their busy schedules to speak with students in Leadership Techniques classes. The lesson was focused on Building a Rapport with Teachers. “Students came up with some great questions to interview our guest speakers,” shared Ms. Brown. “During the interview, guests spoke about their job and what a typical day looks like for them, as well as offered tips for ninth-grade success. Building rapport with their teachers pays huge dividends for students as they advance in school, in life, and
Students in Mrs. Donnelly’s AICE Language class completed a Rhetorical Devices Scavenger Hunt to figure out what Dr. King used to make his “I Have a Dream” speech so memorable.
Commemorating Heroes from 9/11 Saturday 9/9/2023, Patriots from across the Treasure Coast gathered to commemorate 9/11, first responders, and America’s Veterans. Ft. Pierce Central High School’s Raider team provided 10 volunteers and 6 competitors in the first Cadet Challenge physical fitness competition. Cadets from four JROTC programs and the Sea Cadets participated in a 3.43 mile ruck march and then the competitors each did as many push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups as they could in 2 minutes in each event. In the end, the Ft. Pierce Central team came out victorious. They received a plaque and a donation of $250. The
Goody Bags & Relationships are Keys to AP Testing Success at Fort Pierce Central High School! Donuts and flowers among other icons were laid out as future name tags to be decorated by students in Mrs. Coffer’s AP Spanish class. “We were not sure exactly what the name tags were going to be used for, but we liked decorating them,” explains Senior Astrid Ayala-Arevalo, pictured above with Mrs. Coffer. Astrid chose a donut design on which to decorate her first name and initial of her last name. Mrs. Ela Coffer, a veteran Spanish teacher started making goody bags for her
A Zine a Day Fort Pierce Central High School Visual Art teacher Ms. Emily Royo hosted a recent artist talk with Florida Designer Naomi Taher and her drawing students. Aligned with Florida’s Sunshine State Standards, Ms. Royo infuses relevant context, and contemporary practices, and introduces local artists. Taher and Royo are FAU alumni and former classmates. Currently a Senior Graphic Designer at FAU, Taher frequently works with Zines, 2D collages that combine text and imagery layered on folded papers. Zines are mini-collections of art and visual journals that collect personal thoughts for visual expression. Taher trades her Zines with
Friends, Fun, & Cobra Community FPC held its annual fall Club Rush or student involvement fair on Friday, September 8th. During both lunches, Cobra Nation’s courtyard was flooded with students being welcomed and introduced to over 20 student organizations, clubs, and unique interest groups. Club Rush is where new Cobras become part of the Cobra family and returning Cobras sample new groups to join. Fort Pierce Central has something for everyone. From athletics, health sciences, dance, military-service, faith-based groups, fashion, gaming, outdoors, and academic-focused clubs, to special interest, competitions, social clubs, debate, and community service organizations, Fort Pierce Central offers
Senior & Freshmen Breakfast One honored tradition at Fort Pierce Central is our annual senior & freshmen breakfast. To support the milestone transition of elevating to high school, FPC brings 12th and 9th graders together for a time to connect, plant roots, and form bonds that support new friendships. A campus becomes a community–a home away from home, and a family when traditions bring us together while differences fade away. Common interests paired seniors and freshmen with interesting ice-breaker activities followed by sharing high school experiences. Though these conversations can start out tailor-made, the exchanges quickly become filled with light-hearted
Congratulations to the Fort Pierce Central High School volleyball team on their victory against South Fork 3 sets to 2. After being down 2 sets to 0 midway through the third set, our Cobras mounted their comeback. Their dynamic resiliency resulted in winning the last 3 sets. Our team exhibited FPC pride during their home opener defending Cobra Nation!
Camp Orlando is an elite 4-day journalism workshop geared toward Yearbook and Newspaper programs in high schools. The program offers multiple, interest-based tracks for students and advisors. Ms. Emily Royo attended the Experienced Advisor Academy and collaborated with other advisors in the area. Advisors shared best academic practices along with suggestions for classroom conditions and structure in order to maximize work efficiency while balancing strict deadline management with compassion. Co-Editor in Chief Gabriella Scozzafava (above) attended the Theme Development and Editorial Leadership classes to absorb leadership strategies for creative teams along with creating a themed package for the upcoming school
The countdown is over and football season is here! Gathering at the game starts at the heart of Cobra Nation. FPC Boosters give a grand send-off to our Cobra football team by sharing their game-winning enthusiasm and filling their plates with a hearty spaghetti dinner! Cobra Nation staff are spotted supporting their team with another fun-filled and food-filled time before kick-off. Cobra Nation fans are ready for another great season! Go Cobras!
The first pep rally of the year brings a sense of energy, enthusiasm, and celebration to Cobra Nation! In a way that only Cobras can, students at both lunches showed up and showed off their purple and gold pride. Band, Flag Core, Cheerleaders, SGA, and Dance Team dialed up the spirit for our Cobra Football team. More than ever, school spirit takes on new meaning, new purpose, and new direction for a school with over 3,200 students. Cobra Nation is a community of its own–one heart, one spirit, many voices!
One Office Has It All! FPC Assistant Principal Jesus Rivera has an eclectic office. Upon walking in, immediately on your left, you are welcomed by a Cobra graduation cap and gown. Each person on this campus is here with the same goal, to get every student to graduate. Starting in 9th grade, Cobras know that graduation is their destination. Looking beyond the purple and gold is a 6 layered shelving unit full of wrestling memorabilia and action figures with Mr. Rivera posing with his wrestling championship belt. Following your footsteps to the right are a collection like no other in
Move over Wheel of Fortune and Price is Right, Central’s PBIS Prize Wheel is spinning in action! Cobras are spinning the prize wheel at lunches every Monday and Wednesday for a myriad of prizes. Rewarding positive behaviors reinforces Cobra Nation’s expectations for a successful year. Teachers nominate students demonstrating expectations with a ticket to win. Students spin the prize wheel with a winner at every turn. Students get to enjoy a refreshment, prize, or Cobra perk! Keep up the positive choices Cobras!
Congratulations to Ivy Cooper who committed to play volleyball at Virginia Tech! Once a Cobra, always a Cobra!