Students buddy up for science at St. Lucie West K8

Students in Melissa Dixon’s seventh grade science classes at St. Lucie West K8 School regularly buddy up with students in Sarah Rivas’s fifth grade classes to discuss science and conduct scientific investigations. Recently, the students conducted an investigation on thermal energy. Pictured, from left, are seventh grader Danny Varon, fifth grader Sallvador Italia, and fifth…

Palm Pointe first graders are super scientists

Palm Pointe first graders are Super Scientists! Students from Glenna Sigmon’s first grade class generated and tested hypotheses and used their super science skills to observe matter. Fort Pierce’s Manatee Observation Center’s Super Science Day presentations gave these first grade scientists the opportunity to make lava lamps and flubber. Students watched the matter change before their eyes.  Students…

Northport students and community prepare for science fair season

Northport K-8 middle grades students are diligently planning, organizing and researching for the Northport K-8 School Annual Science Fair. Students in grades six through eight follow a timeline, beginning with getting special certification forms completed, checking and completing logbooks that include purpose, hypothesis, procedures, analysis, conclusion and much more. Students also are collecting data, completing…

Treasure Coast High criminal justice students visit hosted by police department

Treasure Coast High School instructor Leinitia Robinson and students in the school’s Criminal Justice Academy participated in the inaugural Hometown Lunch Fest and Port St. Lucie Police Department Open House.  While there, students received tours of the police department and were informed by detectives, crime scene investigators, the Chief of Police and other key personnel…

Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High School instructor Jack Clark chaperoned 28 students from the school’s Manufacturing/Pre-Engineering program to visit area manufacturing companies in accordance with the state’s Manufacturing Day. The first visit was to PAC Seating Systems in Palm City, where students received a tour from CEO Chuck Tufano. PAC Seating designs and creates state of the art airline…

Manatee Academy turns out crowd for Walk to School Day

On the morning of October 11, some 147 students and their families from Manatee Academy K8 School participated in the third annual International Walk to School Day sponsored and promoted regionally by the South Florida Commuter Services by walking from nearby McChesney park to the school. School staff promoted the activity through morning announcements, PE…

Palm Pointe science buddies learn together

Recently, sixth graders from Michell Powers’ science class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition shared their expertise to their second grade “science buddies” from Melissa Bonet’s class. Together, students explored density in a hands-on inquiry activity. Both groups of students enjoyed the experience. Pictured, from left, are second grader Bradley Holtzclaw, with sixth graders Pasquale Giallongo and…

Palm Pointe students investigate types of matter

Eighth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition have been working recently on deepening their knowledge of matter and its behavior by interactively looking at the properties and changes of atoms in different types of matter. Students focused their efforts on becoming experts in matter, mass, weight, volume and density. Students worked to calculate…

Gaines Academy supports worthwhile event

The recent county-wide Bowl for Kids Sake event was great fun for an important cause, as funds raised are used to help support such worthwhile programs as the AmeriCorps volunteer reading program. A big Gaines Academy K8 thank you to, from left pictured, Lisa Bollinger, Traci Wilke, Christen McCray, Mike Clarke and Duane Turner for…