Founding Father’s Day at SLWK8

St. Lucie West K-8’s 4th/5th grade Gifted classes completed a jigsaw activity using the required Social Studies Curriculum on Founding Fathers. Each student had a different founding father that they researched as a group (x4) and then broke out into “teaching groups” where they each spoke to the others in their new group about their assigned historical figure as the expert on the topic. WAY TO GO SHARKS! 

SLWK8’s Track and Field Team Place in Top Three

St. Lucie West K-8 School’s boys and girls Track & Field members did a phenomenal job Saturday through their efforts, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Both teams placed 3rd overall. The following athletes earned points for their team: Takyri Andrews- 1st in High Jump Cora Keester- 5th High Jump Jayden Wallace- 4th High Jump Giovani Sotomayor- 3rd Long Jump Natalie Reed- 6th Shot Put Mile Medley (Takyri, Keira, Jada, Cora) 4th place. Mile Medley (Elam, Gio, Kam, Raul) 2nd place. Alicia Shanks- 800 5th place 4×100 Relay- (Sophia, Keira, Amy, Natalie) 5th place. 4×100 Relay (Daniel, Titus, Noah, Gio) 4th place. Deneve … Read More

A Night in Paris at SLWK8 School

Over 200 students and parents attended this year’s A Night in Paris child/family dance at St. Lucie West K-8 School. Students and their families danced the night away to DJ Louie’s tunes while enjoying French-inspired culinary treats. All proceeds went to support our Student Council. A BIG JAWSOME THANK YOU to all the students, parents, teachers, and staff who supported this event!

PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival a Success at SLWK8 School

St. Lucie West K-8 students, teachers, staff, and volunteers enjoyed a warm, breezy, spring day at the annual PTO sponsored Spring Carnival! Everyone enjoyed a variety of bounce houses, fun and competitive games, a petting zoo, train rides, a dunk tank, and delicious treats. All reveled in the camaraderie and friendships that have been built throughout the year before culminating with the end-of-the-year assessments. A BIG THANK YOU to SLWK 8’s PTO for planning such a memorable event for our Shark family.  

SLWK8 Inducts National Junior Honor Society Students

A BIG SHARK CONGRATULATIONS goes to St. Lucie West K-8’s newly inducted National Junior Honor Society students Neveah Baker, Keira Bell, Mattison Bennett, Janiya Benning, Cadyn Brown, Ava Gordon, Irma Hernandez-Fuentes, Nyiema Hudson, Kevin Jean, Synail Jean Marie, Amiah Kiffen, Chase Koehler, Azzi Lemma, Maria Lopez, Michaela May, Darren Ochoa, Jason Orellana, Lilia Portuondo, Terrence Pullen, Aidan Randolph, Rudy Robinson, Jalyn Sullo, Celeste Swanson, Dainelis Velez, Lily Belden, Lilliana Boham, Mikaela Caron, Aaliyah Dunkley, Arhabella Esperance, Payton Faria, Jasmine Gabriel, Pricilla Hossain, Ava Jacques, Kaitlin Johnson, Joshua Jones, Kate Latham, Anabella Mazzo, Pricilla McCormack, Reagan McDonald, Ariadna Nunez, Michaela Talbott, … Read More

SLWK8 8th Grader Headed to State History Fair

A BIG SHARK CONGRATULATIONS goes to 8th grade student, Aiden Triana from St. Lucie West K-8 School for qualifying for his History Fair project. Only eleven students were chosen throughout the District, and Aiden’s documentary about the Bay of Pigs Invasion will now be in the running for a State History Fair Project award. JAWSOME JOB, AIDEN! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!  

Sharks’ Got Talent at SLWK8 School!

On March 3rd, St. Lucie West K-8 School’s Drama Department, led by teachers Shannon Case and Lindsey Harris, kicked off our first annual Sharks’ Got Talent show! Students from all grades shared their amazing talents with a packed crowd of parents, friends, and the community. A BIG thank you to everyone who performed as well as all of our amazing adult and student volunteers. JAWESOME JOB, SHARKS!    

SLWK8’s Kindness Club “Delivers” on Random Acts of Kindness Day

In honor of National Women’s Physicians’ Day and Certified Nurses Day, St. Lucie West K-8 School’s Kindness Club, headed up by School Counselor Ava Pupuhi, delivered kindness flower baskets on Random Acts of Kindness Day to physicians and nurses at Tradition Hospital. Each student wrote a special thank you and decorated each heart-shaped note that was organized into a beautiful bouquet. The physicians and nurses were very surprised and thankful for such a recognition. JAWSOME JOB, SHARKS!

SLWK8 Students Celebrate Americans in History through Wax Museum

Our JAWSOME third-grade students and teachers at St. Lucie West K-8 School participated in a drive-through wax museum where they depicted influential Americans. Students have been learning all about Americans that have made a significant impact in our country. Students then picked their own important American to research, wrote a biography, created a poster, and presented their chosen American to their classmates. The wax museum was a way to celebrate all of our fantastic learning!!! WAY TO GO, SHARKS!

SLWK8 Students Use Math Skills to Become City Planners

St. Lucie West K-8 students in Ms. Lynch’s 5th-grade math classes became city planners. Each student was assigned to build a city block by fulfilling one of the following buildings: restaurant, municipality, residential, shopping, and entertainment. The students made nets and then determined the volume of each building, decorated, and later confirmed each other’s recorded volume. The creative results were amazing to see. JAWSOME JOB, SHARKS!  

Interactive Notebooks are Everywhere at SLWK8 School!

Learning to read and write is always fun and engaging in Ms. Torres’ First Grade class at St. Lucie West K-8 School! By using Interactive Notebooks, these students are able to systematically organize their notes and thoughts while they learn! JAWSOME JOB, SHARKS!  

Literature Circles Help Students Understand Point Of View At SLWK8

St. Lucie West K-8 School students in Ms. Scavone’s 8th grade Gifted English Language Arts class have been reading “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton during Literature Circles. While reading, students have been focusing on learning about characters’ Point of View and completed a character chart during small group time. Each character chart included Point of View, an analysis of symbolism while citing textual evidence and identifying character traits. SUPER JAWSOME, SHARKS!  

SLWK8 Sharks Interview United States Navy Officer

St. Lucie West K-8’s First Grade teacher, Ms. Torres, arranged a Teams call for all First Graders to interview one of her students’ dads who is serving in the United States Navy. As students took turns asking questions, he answered and then spoke about his job and what it is like to live on a Navy base in Guam. What a JAWSOME opportunity! Way to go, Sharks!    

SLWK8 Students Learn All About Electric Potential

St. Lucie West K-8 students in Dr. Wardwell’s 8th grade Science classes had a “hair-raising” experience by learning all about electrostatic energy! They used the Van de Graaff generator which is an electrostatic generator that uses a moving belt to accumulate an electric charge on a hollow metal globe on the top of an insulated column, creating very high electric potentials. It produces a high voltage direct current (DC) electricity at low current levels. SUPER JAWSOME, SHARKS!

Sharks Express Themselves During Social Emotional Learning

St. Lucie West K-8 students in Mrs. Ballenger’s 4th and 5th grade class created an “I Am…” board to help express self-awareness during their Social Emotional Learning (SEL) time. Each day they choose a word to help describe themselves, place it under their picture, and then share with their classmates and teachers. JAWSOME JOB SHARKS!

Sharks Learn About Myoglobin Through “Diving Dolphin” Experiment

Students at St. Lucie West K-8 School in Mrs. Binns, Mrs. Dahms, and Mrs. Morales’ 4th and 5th-grade classes did an experiment during Science Resource with Mrs. Ramonas entitled “Diving Dolphin” in which they learned all about myoglobin stored in our muscles. After processing the information, they made connections to their learning of whales, seals, and dolphins. The Scientific Method was used and the comparison of data was shared between groups. JAWESOME JOB, SHARKS!                        

SLWK8 “Runs” to the Finish Line

Congratulations to St. Lucie West K-8’s 2020-2021 Track Team! Overall, the girls’ team finished 3rd place and the boys’ team finished 2nd place. We are very proud of each students’ determination and excellent sportsmanship! JAWSOME JOB SHARKS!

SLWK8 Artist Spotlight

At St. Lucie West K-8 School, Mrs. Denise Eldridge’s Art classes have been focusing on Renaissance Art, Impressionism, Op Art, warm/cool movement, and the color wheel. Students have been emulating famous pictures and creating originals to learn the proper techniques. (Pictured below: 8th Grader Ava Van’s version of Renaissance “Creation of Adam.” 5th Grader Ella-Christina Artwell’s color wheel interpretation; 8th grader Kassie Lebel’s color wheel interpretation; and 5th grader Amber Williams warm/cool movement piece.)