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…

Lawnwood Elementary students rewarded for reading challenge

Lawnwood Elementary students who met their reading goal were recently treated to a special spring activity and Easter egg hunt.  Pictured top row, from left, Michelle Tamayo, Vanessa Dubberly, Ferlie Fabre, Nadia Dimitroff, Gariyana Avant, Karla Ponce, Jonathan Aguilar, and Cynthia Thompson.  Bottom row, from left, Sharell Lack, Macey Allan, Kacey Fackler, Mucola Reed, Zachary Lightsey, and Nathaniel Nichols.

Northport K8 celebrates national library week

Northport K-8 fifth graders in Valerie Niewieroski’s class helped celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2012, at the school by visiting the Media Center and checking out new library books and playaways, which are books with a matching audio reader.  Students are voraciously reading books utilizing the playaways. Sixth grade instructor Amanda Sartain commented that the students…

Students’ painted bowls support local charity

Cary Schott, Art Specialist at Frances K. Sweet Elementary, and Janey MacArthur, retired from Westwood High School, volunteered for an Empty Bowls program event recently at the Downtown Farmers’ Market of Fort Pierce. Students from several schools made and painted bowls to sell and raise money for the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Pictured, from left, are…

Jaguar Battalion cadets earn excellence awards

Port St. Lucie High School’s Jaguar ROTC Battalion hosted its 16thannual award ceremony where various awards were presented to deserving cadets. The awardees are selected based on exceptional JROTC performance and superior physical fitness, but a prerequisite for each award is academic excellence. The entire battalion gathered in the auditorium, anxious to learn who earned…

Students rewarded by bunny hopping

Pictured from left, Grayson DiBernardo, Will Nelson, Wesley Varn, and Cedrick Magloire are enjoying a “bunny hop”at F.K.Sweet Elementary. The event was sponsored by the PBS team and rewarded children who met their goals by displaying excellent behavior, positve attitudes, and good manners every day.

C.A. Moore students celebrate family at Kids at Hope event

C.A. Moore students celebrated their parents and guardians at Kids at Hope Night. The students presented their parents with Very Important Parent certificates and wrote letters explaining why they loved them. It was obvious the letters came right from the heart!  Said one student, ” I love you because you brought me into this world.…

Jaguar cadets present colors for courthouse opening

Four cadets from Port St. Lucie High School’s Jaguar Battalion presented the flags for the dedication ceremony of the United States Federal Courthouse in Ft. Pierce. The ceremony was a major event in our community whose audience included prominent public figures like Senator Bill Nelson and various congressmen, including Honorable Thomas Rooney. Participating in the Color…