CAST Communique Cafe Makeover

The STEAM Advocates of CAST have been busy giving our Communique Cafe a makeover! This year, our cafeteria will display a LEGO brick theme entitled “Building Leaders.” Inspired by our LEGO Makerspace, we also included several posters reminding our student leaders of the 7 Habits and we can’t wait to feature some of our incredible students’ work on the walls too!  

CAST 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

CAST Members held a Drive-Thru 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. Students were welcomed by staff members. Dr. Reid presented promotion certificates and Assistant Principal Mrs. Gavoni gave students a CAST cup filled with treats and CAST memorabilia. Dr. Reid shared, “We are truly lucky to have such an outstanding group of young ladies and gentlemen in the CAST class of 2020, we truly miss them here on campus, but we know they will come a visit when the time is right. It was great to see them in person if only for a few minutes.”

CAST Sends a Special Thank You to Essential Workers

The fine arts department at the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie worked together to create the “Thank You Project” with their students soon after on-line learning began. All of our fine arts teachers had class discussions with their students identifying essential workers and what each of them has done for us during these challenging times. Our students wanted to thank our community using their talents in the arts. Our media arts teacher, Ms. Feldman, was able to take all of the videos and artwork submitted to make a video that truly shows our gratitude and love for our community. … Read More

CAST Student Wins Sunrise Theatre Contest

We are so proud to announce that CAST Kindergartner, Gia Grasso, has won the Sunrise Theatre Coloring Contest for the 5 & under category. Gia worked on this “extra project” while keeping up with her core classes online (including: Dance, Drama, Music, PE, and Visual Art). Congratulations Gia.

K-5 Art is Thriving at CAST

Ms. Swabon’s elementary visual art students at CAST have been submitting their art for various projects.  Some included here are: leaf rubbings, creating a “found object” color wheel, drawing and photography of everyday life and documentary photography.

CAST Performs Virtually

Creative Arts Academy, K-5 Drama teacher, Mary Roti has been working with her students as they create and perform virtually.  Third-grader, Alex Sosta, performed a duet scene with his brother, 6th grader, Jace Sosta. Alex created his superhero character through a variety of activities such as acting objectives, character creation, and performance. He collaborated with his brother who is a middle school Media Arts student. These scenes are included in the weekly announcements uploaded to CANVAS and YouTube.

Virtual CAST Leader of the Month

CAST hosted its premier virtual Leader of the Month ceremony to recognize students nominated for exhibiting the leadership trait of being “balanced,” part of Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Though we weren’t able to meet in person, we organized a ceremony in our virtual auditorium which included a musical performance by one of our students and each leader was individually recognized by Dr. Reid. Certificates were also mailed home. Congratulations again to all of our Leaders of the Month!

PBIS Fun Friday Kahoot at CAST

Middle school students at CAST look forward to their weekly community-building activity with their teachers and administrators, Fun Friday Kahoot! After a week of hard work in their distance learning classes, students face off against their peers and their favorite teachers each Friday to earn the title of Kahoot champion. Questions cover a wide variety of academic areas, as well as some fun pop culture trivia and our Leader in Me curriculum. A special grand prize is dropped off at the weekly winner’s doorstep.

CAST Students Win Peace Poster Contest

The students at CAST participated in the international peace poster contest held by the Ft. Pierce Lions Club.   The theme for this year was “Journey of Peace”.  Our students were able to express their vision and interpretation of peace through their drawings.  Their artistic interpretations were remarkable!  All of our students’ artwork were displayed in the Zora Neale Hurston Library and winners were announced at the Lions Club December meeting. 1st place -Angelina Miller 2nd place-Jessica Perez 3rd place -Andrew Peters Honorable Mention-Naomi Kazama Congratulations to all of our participants and our winners!

Cowboys Cares Community Affairs Initiative supports CAST

From the kitchen to the community, Cowboys Cares is helping to grow and unite our diverse community through collective outreach and activities. Their first community event included hosting the Kindergarten pumpkin carving contest on Wednesday at Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie.   Cowboys was happy to donate the pumpkins for this event. There was also a Cowboys catered lunch for all kindergarten teaching staff on Wednesday. CAST appreciates the commitment from Cowboys and giving back to our school.  

CAST Students Win Peacock Arts District Banner Contest

After much anticipation and excitement, the Peacock Arts District team selected the winning artwork for the “PAD Banner Contest” which is displayed throughout the Peacock Arts District in downtown Ft. Pierce. Over 100 entries were received from all ages sharing their own unique design for the PAD.  The contest highlighted the incredible talent in our community, including young aspiring artists from our public schools. Out of 14 elementary and middle school finalists, ten were CAST students. Winners of the 2019 PAD Banner Contest: Amaya Cordero Ben Shahan Brian Nava Caren Akers Chris Allison Darly Mersier Emily Giron Ortiz Marquis Fields … Read More

CAST Kindergartners Share American Symbols

Kindergarten shared their artistic representation of the American Flag with Mr. Whitaker’s 7th grade Civics class. Kindergarten has been learning all about different American symbols and were thrilled to share their knowledge with 7th grade. The 7th graders were prepared with different questions to enhance the learning of their kindergarten buddy!

CAST’s August Stop and STEAM Day

On Wednesday, August 28th, CAST held their first Stop and STEAM day of the year! This month’s school-wide event focused on the first letter of STEAM, “S”, for science. Teachers in grades K-8 designed and facilitated hands-on activities for their students to study and apply the scientific method in a variety of ways from investigations of color and shape to hypothesizing about changes in particles. Stay tuned for next month’s Stop and STEAM event highlighting technology.  

Dear Edwina Jr. Shines At The Creative Arts Academy Historic Auditorium

On May 23 and 24, 2019, 13 Creative Arts Academy musical theatre students presented the musical comedy “Dear Edwina Jr” in the historic CAST auditorium. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, the musical follows the story of Edwina Spoonapple who seeks to impress a talent agent in order to feel success comparable to the success of her siblings. Performed with spectacular lights and sound, the show was applauded by both adults and students alike.

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Debuts Arts Week

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie proudly showcased their talented students during the debut of Arts Week. Fine arts teachers collaborated to create and put on nightly performances. “Scenes and Sounds,” was the premiere of this year’s inaugural annual student film festival presented by The Media Arts Department which included transcendent music from The CAST Band. The Dance Department dazzled the stage with a showcase of various dance styles and techniques. The Elementary Music & Drama Department presented a lyrical and theatrical evening filled with tales from the animal kingdom and Florida history. The CAST Vocal Arts Department showcased their … Read More

CAST Science Teacher Chosen for Summer G-Camp Through Texas A & M

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie’s eighth grade science teacher, Aaron Barnes, was just selected to represent CAST at Texas A & M University’s G-Camp through their College of Geosciences. The acceptance into this program is an extreme honor as only 50 teachers in the United States are chosen for this exciting opportunity! G-Camp is a 20-day field camp for teachers that provides first-hand experience with the principles of geology in the field. It helps develop new curriculum and virtual field trips for classrooms and makes learning outdoors fun and exciting. This field experience puts participants on an outcrop, on … Read More