Meteorologist Vanessa Vinet from WPBF Channel 25 brought weather lessons to life for 5th graders at Village Green Environmental Studies School. First Alert Weather Classes provide students with an opportunity to interact with local meteorologists, learning more about weather systems and how these professionals use science to predict the weather. So much to learn! Thank you, WPBF!
The NED Show is an innovative, character education assembly. Using humor, storytelling, audience participation, and amazing object lessons including yo-yo and magic tricks, Village Green students learned through the adventures of NED, a character kids (and adults) can relate to. His name is an acronym for: (N)ever Give Up (E)ncourage Others (D)o Your Best The NED Program used a multi-sensory learning model to motivate, encourage, and inspire our students to become champions at school and in life.
Fourth graders competed in glow games last week with hands-on math activities planned by their teachers! Everyone had a great time in preparation and review for the FSA math assessment with some FUN!
Village Green Environmental Studies School was proud to participate in a Fun Run to benefit St. Lucie County Public Schools and the Education Foundation on Saturday, April 30th. We had over 90 students participate in weekly practice leading up to the event with 71 registered for the event. We are proud of the students and their families that attended! A special thank you goes out to Coach Copeland and Coach Saadah for taking on this venture for our school.
Village Green Media Specialist, Janet Sievers is excited to be hosting the Mel Fisher Maritime Pop-Up Museum again this year. This year the Museum is titled Overcoming Outbreaks. The students can easily relate to the topic on Covid-19 as they have lived through it. They are learning how this is not the first outbreak in history. Through their Media Class, the other topics in the museum included Bubonic Plague, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Smallpox, Tuberculosis, and Hog Cholera.
BREAKING NEWS!! Village Green won THIRD place at the St. Lucie County Schools Fair Booth Display. The booth was a collective effort of artwork from all K-5 students through our PBIS Committee. Special THANKS to Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ankiel, for coordinating and designing the booth with all of the wonderful entries! Pictured here is the VGESS fair booth and representatives of the Robert K. Davis Construction Corporation awarding a $250 check to Principal Lehman!
Village Green Environmental Studies School launched into literacy by hearing the excitement of students playing a game of BINGO for BOOKS. The Literacy Committee received 60 donated books from the Children Services Council, through the St. Lucie Reads Initiative Program to help support the love of reading! Every student had an opportunity to play BINGO for a chance to win a book!
On November 8th, Village Green Environmental Studies School’s own 4th Grader Brianna Bodo recognized several ‘Hometown Heroes’ through her service as a Girls Scout. She presented each honoree with a gift bag including several goodies from the Girls Scouts Fall Product Program. Pictured are Brianna Bodo with several St. Lucie County Firefighter/Paramedics, our own School Resource Deputy Lopez, Ms. Baptiste-Harris (1st Grade teacher at Village Green), and her current teacher Dr. Venzen (4th Grade teacher at Village Green). We are proud of Brianna and her dedication to service through the Girls Scouts of America. Way to go!
Village Green’s PBIS hosted the school’s 1st Annual Spooky Walk on Friday, October 29th. This creative activity involved specific grade-level activities for all students. VPK-2nd grade students read, “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything”, prior to going outside. Students were able to retell the events of the story while looking for clues out on the trail. 3rd-5th grade students participated in a Math & Word Scavenger Hunt. All students were thoroughly entertained throughout the entire day!
Village Green Environmental Studies School is excited to announce that we’re partnering with our friends at the Whole Kids Foundation for their Growing Healthy Kids campaign. Due to this generous grant, we will be able to maintain our school garden where our students have the opportunity to learn about growing healthy foods. Learn more about the amazing ways Whole Kids Foundation is #growinghealthykids at www.wholekidsfoundation.org ?
Traditional and virtual students were able to celebrate and exercise through a school-wide Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart activity. Village Green Environmental Studies School did an AMAZING job and at last count, the school has raised $11,808.00, with donations still coming in. Our top fundraiser was kindergartner, Miliana Gorman, who earned all the prizes including a gold medal and a cape! We are so proud of our students.
Media Specialist, Janet Sievers is excited to host the Mel Fisher Maritime Pop-Up Museum in the Media Center at VGESS. The topic of this year’s museum is While the World Waited-Florida and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students in 3rd-5th grade will read and discuss the eight panels of the museum while learning new vocabulary. Accompanying PowerPoints are also provided to provide students with real news footage from the events.
During the week of January 11-15th students at the Village Green Environmental Studies School participated in Kindness Week to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Various weeklong activities included an in-school field trip of the MLK Monument in Washington D.C., historic videos about the life of MLK, songs, and read-alouds about Dr. King as well as writing and drawing activities that highlighted Dr. King and his historic I Have a Dream speech. Student work from the week was selected and placed in the main hallway of VGESS.
Congratulations to 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Susan Chenoweth who is the recipient of the Retired Educators of St. Lucie County (CTA/CU) Innovative Grant! With the money awarded, Mrs. Chenoweth will purchase anti-blue light screens for every student laptop in her classroom. Mrs. Chenoweth is pictured centered along with her very proud administrators, Ms. Avellino and Principal Lehman.
Students at Village Green took part in Anti Bullying Week by promoting positive anti-bullying messages with a poster contest and participating in a wide range of anti-bullying programs coordinated by school counselor, Nicole Jakubiak. Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Winners each received a $5 Gift Card and a VGESS Spirit Shirt MySchool Virtual Students: Grades 3-5: Jubilee Borges- Mrs. Thrasher’s Class Grades K-2: Norah Vaughn- Mrs. Aushnemer’s Class Traditional: Kindergarten: Morgan Umbaugh- Mrs. Ankiel’s Class 1st Grade: Naomi Harden- Mrs. Millard’s Class 2nd: Elise Neff – Mrs. Price’s Class 3rd: Genesis Neston – Mrs. Johnson’s Class 4th. Alease Hall – Mrs. Pelayo’s
Village Green students in PreK-fifth grade watched an energy efficiency program, Kilowatt Kitchen Livestream Special, by the National Theatre for Children. Students watched entertaining sketches featuring a variety of characters discussing electricity and energy conservation. This was followed by an interactive Q&A as well as an exciting shout out to our school!
Village Green Environmental Studies School would like to congratulate the first recipients of their Digital Manatee of the Week award. This new award will be given each week to recognize the students who continually exhibit the traits of Responsibility, Communication and Effort towards their virtual learning. Village Green looks forward to the continued success of all students during these difficult times.
Students at Village Green Environmental Studies School respect and cherish the Earth so, it was just natural that they celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Earth Day with a spirit week dedicated to saving the Earth. Students had fun each day participating in a different Earth Day theme as a reminder to their commitment to keeping the Earth clean.