Storybook Character Day at St. Lucie West K8

Kindergarten and first grade Character Day at St. Lucie West K8 was fantastic! Students were encouraged to let their imaginations soar as they read a book of their choice, created an inspired book report, and dressed up as an unforgettable character from their book. It was a truly magical day for students and teachers!    

Boom, Snap, Clap at St. Lucie West K8

Fifth-grade students in Mrs. Portee’s class played a game of Boom, Snap, Clap to sharpen their mathematical skills. Partners sat across from one another with a set of cards in between them. The teacher boomed, snapped, clapped and gave a rule for what to do with a decimal! Students quickly raced their partner to match the card in their set to the operation the teacher was referring to. They had a blast! \

St. Lucie West K8 Escapes from Planet Emoji

Third-grade students in Ms. Balfe’s and Mrs. Schettini’s classes were trapped on Planet Emoji! They had to work together in teams to solve reading challenges to escape. Students read poems, used context clues, and identified character traits, the central idea, and text structures. It was a stellar way to prepare for their upcoming FAST assessment!     

Collaborative Creations Through CTE at St. Lucie West K8

Through a collaborative CTE training with local high schools, measuring was a skill identified to focus on to prepare middle school students for high school CTE courses. Ms. Boham’s class learned about rulers, markings, fractions, and how to use tools safely to cut and sand wood. Students measured and used a drill press to make holes needed to complete a Mother’s Day napkin holder. Students were eager to put their skills to the test to complete their creations!

St. Lucie West K8 Sharks Spin the Wheel

Students in Ms. Paries’ class were pumped to play Zoink and spin the wheel! They worked in teams to read passages and answer questions. Along with other skills, they focused on identifying the author’s claim and finding the evidence that supports it!

St. Lucie West K8 PBIS Glow Dance

Ready, Set, GLOW! SharkNation students had a blast at our PBIS Glow Dance. Their neon energy and smiles illuminated the gym as they danced and enjoyed time with their friends and teachers!

SharkNation is Grateful for Our Jaw-some PTO

PTO volunteers spent time preparing and stuffing goodie bags for our students to show their support and encouragement before testing begins. Thank you for all you do to support our students and St. Lucie West K8!     

Forces and Changes in Motion at SLWK8

Fifth graders in Mrs. Portee’s class prepared for their upcoming science assessment on Forces and Changes in Motion through an interactive and collaborative review. The microphone ball was tossed from one classmate to another as they broadcasted their answers to complete the review!  

SLWK8 Third Graders Conquer Academic Challenges as a Team

Third-grade students in Ms. Paries’ class were fully immersed in a dynamic Fear Factor style test prep activity. They collaborated in teams to complete academic challenges! Their enthusiasm peaked as they completed each challenge with their teams. They eagerly reached into the mystery bags for surprise rewards. It was a joy to witness their enthusiasm and hard work throughout the activity!  

Delicious Two-Dimensional Designs at SLWK8

Ms. Roberts’s second grade class learned about two-dimensional figures and their attributes. During their geometry lesson they used toothpicks and marshmallows to make their own 2-dimensional shapes. They found the perimeter and how many vertices each shape has!

SharkNation Strong at The Macy’s Believers Annual T1D Walk

Mrs. Quiles, Mr. Steckler (aka Mr. Jesse), and some of our jawsome students represented St. Lucie West K8’s SharkNation to support one of our very own T1D warriors, Isabella at the Macy’s Believers Annual T1D Walk today! We are so honored to have Isabella as part of our Shark family. Her fight is our fight! #SharkNationStrong  

Solar Eclipse View from St. Lucie West K8

Students in Mrs. Quiles & Ms. Lane’s 3rd-grade classes were excited to see a partial view of the solar eclipse. We had a special guest, our amazing Assistant Principal, Ms. Sexton. She showed us the pinhole method to safely view the solar eclipse!  

SLWK8 Sharks Scoot to Solve Liquid Word Problems

Third graders in Ms. Pepe’s class solved real-world problems using liquid volume by completing a scoot around the room! Students were given a multi-step word problem involving liquid volume. They had to fill a 140-liter fish tank using the liter amounts of 9,5, and 2. Each group elected one spokesperson to explain their thinking to the class, then they were challenged to solve the same problem using a different method!

St. Lucie West K8 Business Project Competition Finalists Win 1st and 2nd Place!

Business project competition finalists went to the district office and won first and second place in two categories. Ms. Tremblay’s culinary career students competed in the New Food Truck concept division and both teams earned first and second place! Jake Askew and Angel Castillo won first place with Juanito’s Latin Cuisine. Oscar Sanchez won second place with Mandos, a Mexican – African American fusion restaurant. Naaman Rolle and Denauli Scott won first place in the MS entrepreneurship category with an app to ease communications when gaming in different platforms. Kaylin Hilaire won second place in the same category with her … Read More

St. Lucie West K8 Annual Spring Carnival

Shark Nation kicked off spring with our annual Carnival! Student Council did an extraordinary job planning this incredible event! Clubs and grade levels set up fantastic booths with games, raffles, food, and fun. The foam party, bounce houses, dunk tank, and petting zoo were a hit!    

Strategic Sharks at St. Lucie West K8

Man Your Battle Stations! Fifth graders in Mrs. Portee’s class put their mathematical skills to the test. Students strategically placed their ships on the battlefield and took turns firing at their opponent’s fleet by naming their coordinates. Awesome strategies, Sharks!  

St. Lucie West K8 Scientific Sharks

Students in Mrs. D’Andrea’s 3rd grade Gifted Class discovered and investigated real-world examples of the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. Students identified the characteristics of each item and compared the item’s masses. Way to go, scientific Sharks!