For 38 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom. Frances K. Sweet is proud to have Mrs. Alice Parks win 1st Place in the Econ 101 Category.
Assistant Principal Jane Cox dances with kindergarten students for their monthly PBIS event. Students who earned enough Class Dojo points through positive behavior, attended a dance and enjoyed showing off their best moves.
Christopher Gomez at Frances K. Sweet was surprised to find out he won the 2017 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest for fifth grade. The City of Port St. Lucie Utility Systems, in conjunction with Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA), held the contest for all St. Lucie County students in order for them to better understand the importance of water conservation. Grade level county winners now have their posters submitted for the state contest. Christopher was excited they made his poster into a bag, a window cling, a magnet, and his poster will be on display in the
Students in the fourth and fifth grade Challenge Program at Frances K. Sweet participated in the Stock Market Challenge sponsored by the Florida Council on Economic Education. Teams were competing to win first, second, or third place for the Elementary Division in our region. Members of the first place team (Josiah Fullwood, Yazmin Sosa, and Carmela Bustamante) each earned a $50.00 Papa John’s gift card and shared a $100.00 cash prize.
WPEC News Channel 12 Anchor Suzanne Boyd visited Mrs. Melanie Francisco’s kindergarten class at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School. The students made a tree map and asked great questions about Suzanne Boyd’s job. She read them a book, How Santa Got His Job, and then they drew pictures and discussed what they would like to be when they grow up.
Students in Mrs. Christy Nuccio’s fifth grade class work diligently comparing and contrasting characters from a realistic fiction story. Pictured from the left are: Zoey Zurita, Savana McKenzie, and Jenna Simmons.
Students in Mrs. Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F. K. Sweet have no problems writing and talking about themselves. They were also very excited to share their All About Me backpacks with their classmates. Pictured are Ariana Morrison and America Escobedo sharing their backpacks with Curious George.
Frances K. Sweet had their Shining Readers celebration to honor the fourth and fifth grade students that read 15 Sunshine Books and have earned 500 or more Reading Counts points.
Jonah DiCuia, Lauren McEwen, Jordan Hunt, and Jenna Franklin were treated to the movies this Saturday by their third grade teacher, Ms. Marla Liberatore for exceeding 200 Reading Counts points in third grade. Great job! Keep on reading!
Ruben Medina, second grader at Frances K Sweet, won $75.00 for his law poster, for the 12th Annual Law Day Reception and Art Contest. Mrs. Cary Schott is so proud of her art students.
Students in Mr. Donald Logue’s fifth grade class were marine biologists for the week studying sea turtles. Thanks to the Inwater Research Group’s Traveling Turtle Trunk, they measured, weighed, and inspected “captured” sea turtles for signs of distress. Then they decided to either release their sea turtle or send it to a rehabilitation facility to receive treatment based on the evidence they collected.
Frances K. Sweet teachers and staff support Light it Up Blue for Autism by wearing blue on April 1st.
Students in Mrs. Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at Frances K. Sweet had a visitor from UF USDA lab. Sean Reif, parent of Arianne Reif, came in to do a presentation about plants and afterwards the class enjoyed some of the delicious fruit that grows on them. Pictured from left to right: Sean Reif, Jeffery Stephens, Tyleb Phinzee, Arianne Reif, Danny Parrish
Five fifth graders from Frances K. Sweet had their Highwaymen-inspired art on display at the Highwaymen Heritage Festival. Alexis McEwen took the first place prize, winning a medal and money for art supplies for the school.
Frances K. Sweet staff held their annual Sunrise Stampede 5K/Kid Fun Run in beautiful Fort Pierce on February 27th. Dorian Newbern was thrilled to award the first place overall prize to fourth grader Raymond Coburn. He completed the course, which included running over South Beach Bridge twice, in 24 minutes and 17 seconds. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kourtney Burton’s class at Frances K. Sweet have been learning about Dr. Seuss and completing various activities to celebrate his many books. Students sampled green eggs and ham and then graphed whether or not they liked them. Students also wore silly socks for “Fox in Socks” and crazy hats for “Cat in the Hat.” Pictured are from the left are Haylee Madden, Brooke Atkinson, and Gabriella Navas Ayala.
Kindergarten students at Frances K. Sweet loved having employees from the City of Fort Pierce volunteer in the classrooms. Morgan Haupt’s students: Carter Stokes, Tyler Li, and Sienna Mills enjoyed listening to a story and playing a game of sight word Bingo with Kevin Browning.
Fathers at Frances K. Sweet had the opportunity to come out for our Second Annual Father Daughter Ball. All of the girls and dads were dressed in their fanciest clothes and danced the night away. Pictured are many of the girls showing their dads how it should be done.
Students in Melanie Francisco’s kindergarten class had a blast playing “Teacher For a Minute” while practicing addition/subtraction. Jadia Tate used counters to solve the problem on Lyla St. Hilaire’s card. This was a great activity including movement and communication skills with classmates.
Students in Ms. Marla Liberatore’s third grade class at Frances K. Sweet are honing their chess skills after their “First Move” lesson. Pictured from the left are Wilkens Michaud and Jonah DiCuia.