Kiwanis Club makes donations to school media centers

The Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Fort Pierce made its annual contributions to school media centers at the April 10, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Members of the club annually participate in reading during the Read Across America Day, which is around the birthday of the author of Dr. Seuss books, at local elementary schools.…

Local Kiwanis Club makes annual donation to Education Foundation

The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club presented its annual $1,000 donation to the St. Lucie County Education Foundation at the April 10, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. The donation will further support the Foundation’s mission of providing scholarships to graduating seniors in St. Lucie County, as well as grants for classroom and school-wide grants…

Southport Middle junior honor society members thankful for support

The Southport Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently inducted new members for the 2012-2013 school year.  Society members wanted to show their appreciation for all that guidance counselor Kristen Alvarez has done for them to coordinate NJHS events and community activities, and surprised her with a small party!  The students put together a team effort and presented…

Southern Oaks Middle students focus on reading

Southern Oaks Middle School sixth grade students recently received small group instruction for reading in preparation for the upcoming FCAT.  Southern Oaks media center’s Cathy Odom and Kim Johnson organized the event for the students.  Sixth grade students from Cathy Ciccarelli’s and Kevin McInerney’s classes participated in the rotation.  Students were placed in groups of five…

Local students win awards at state science fair

Thirteen  students from St. Lucie County participated in the recent 57th Annual State Science Fair in Lakeland, the largest academic competition in the State of Florida.  Over 820 students statewide  participated in the event hosted by  the Florida Foundation for Future Scientists (FFFS).  FFFS  is a statewide, non-profit organization authorized by the 1957 Legislature of…

Centennial junior publishes novel

St. Lucie West Centennial High School junior Lauren King has published her first novel entitled  A Flower Named Rose. It is a teen romance in which the protagonist, a princess, flees to escape an arranged marriage. Her hope is that on her journey she will find happiness. The publisher is createspace.com, and the book may be…

School district reinforces no tolerance policy on bullying and harassment

The St. Lucie County School District does not tolerate acts of bullying or harassment, including bullying or harassment based on disability. The following descriptions describe those behaviors: BULLYING means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees.  HARASSMENT means any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, use of…

Centennial cadets visit Coast Guard station

 Fifty two cadets from the St. Lucie West Centennial High School JROTC visited the Fort Pierce Coast Guard station recently.  The cadets saw the  facilities, toured the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Blue Fin, got “underway” aboard the forty-five foot high speed patrol boat for a ride out to the Atlantic, and toured the other patrol craft the…