F. K. Sweet third graders enjoy trip to planetarium

F.K. Sweet Elementary third grade students recently visited the IRSC Planetarium. Teacher Marla Liberatore had earned a field trip grant that provided enough funding for students in all seven third grade classes could attend. Waiting to enter the planetarium, from left, are students Angelica Villalobos, Jessie Rezac, Timothy Chaill, Jacon Bartkowiak, and Darnisha Forestal.

F. K. Sweet kindergartners feast on fairy tales

Kindergartners at F.K. Sweet Elementary wrapped up their unit on fairy tales by having a Fairy Tale Feast.  Students loved tasting delicious treats as they engaged in lessons on several of their favorite stories.  Classes enjoyed snacks such as pigs in a blanket for the Three Little Pigs, Snow White’s applesauce, and gingerbread cookies for the…

Everyone enjoys Spirit Week at Lawnwood Elementary

Lawnwood Elementary recently celebrated Spirit Week.  Students, faculty, and staff had a blast with the different daily themes.  Pictured here are some silly students from Colleen Hawkes’ third grade class on Wacky Day. Bottom row, from left, Nicarus Smith, Jennelius Albury, Ana Cardenas, Orion Hall, and Agustin Sanchez. Top row, from left, Demetra Nicholson, Maria Mendez, Lesli Andaracua, Colleen…

Mariposa Elementary students study magnetism

Students in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class at Mariposa Elementary are studying magnetism by exploring the properties of various materials that respond to a magnetic field.  As part of their experiment, students were given magnets, a compass, string and paper clips to investigate magnetism. The activity included magnetizing a paperclip by scratching the surface of a…

Northport K8 celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Northport K-8 third graders celebrated Cinco de Mayo and integrated Positive Behavior Support into their day by giving students who earned SAIL Notes a choice of activities as a reward.  Students chose between viewing The Three Caballeros, eating chips and salsa, dancing to fiesta music or making confetti pinatas.  Students worked together using tissue paper…

First math bowl for grades three to five a big success!

St. Lucie Schools held its first Math Bowl for students in grades three through five recently at Fort Pierce Central High School. Students from C. A. Moore Elementary, Weatherbee Elementary, Northport K8, Samuel S. Gaines Academy K8, and Dan McCarty School participated in this inaugural yet successful event. Several parents, teachers, math coaches, and principals…

Jaguar Battalion supports Relay for Life

Every year, the  Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducts service learning event designed to serve the community and teach the cadets valuable life skills. This year’s Service Learning Project supported the Relay for Life, which is an organization that supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against all cancers. Cadets set up luminaries around…

Southport Middle has unique guest for Young Authors event

Southport Middle School’s Young Authors celebration included a video conference with author Douglas Quinn.  With the help of grandson, Southport Middle sixth grade student Quinn Coleson,  Quinn has written four adventure series novels featuring his grandson as the main character.  St. Lucie County’s ITS department supported  Southport’s media center to set up the video conference with Mr. Quinn,…

Allapattah Flats students share in instruction duties

Students Myron Varn’s eighth grade American History classes just completed a Student Teaching Module (STM) which divided the class into five groups, each responsible for  part of a chapter covering the inventions and early industry from 1740-1790.  They planned lessons to include learning goals and assessments.  Some lessons were as intricate as PowerPoint slide shows with a Jeopardy quiz.…

Family Reading Night another hit at F. K. Sweet

The annual Family Reading Night Celebration at F.K. Sweet Elementary was another huge success with over 100 students, parents, and community members in attendance. Children were allowed to rotate from reader to reader and listen to teachers and community members reading lots of their favorite stories. Students filled goodie bags with pencils, pens, bookmarks, and books. Concessions,…