Allapattah Flats first graders celebrate Literacy Week

Students in Pamela Owens’ and Ann Hartman’s first grade classes celebrated Literacy Week with a special guest reader, Principal Jonetha Maness.  Mrs. Maness read “Giraffes Can’t Dance”  to first graders in the special “gator” reading room.  Students giggled hysterically as the giraffe learned how to dance, they also shared connections they made to the story and their lives.  What a great way…

Southern Oaks students become Egyptologists

 Students in Kate Kennedy’s sixth grade World Cultures classes at Southern Oaks Middle School have been studying about the fascinating civilization of Ancient Egypt. Students were asked to choose a topic in which they were particularly interested in of the ancient culture and become SOMS “Egyptologists”. The assignment included  the opportunity for students to choose the medium by which…

Bayshore Elementary families attend FCAT night

Bayshore Elementary families had a wonderful night of learning during the FCAT Information Night.  The families started the night with a delicious dinner of baked ziti, salad and garlic bread cooked by business partner Big Apple Pizza.  Families then learned ways to help their children be successful on the FCAT.  Pictured are Michael Giachetti, center, enjoying…

Readers Theater delights literacy event Palm Pointe

Students performed a Reader’s Theater selection at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition during the Literacy & Linguini Night.  The performance was for the book, Hansel and Gretel: The True Story.  Pictured, from left, are Marisa Spicuzza, Kyerra Gordon, Dejon Lawrence, Tatyana Williamson, teacher Emily Bokhart, Kennedi Brissett, Bryan Burgos and Alberto Torres.

Jaguar Drill Team sweeps drill meet

What does it mean to be a winner? For the Jaguar Battalion Drill Team, it’s the pride of knowing that hard work and dedication pay off.  Port St. Lucie High School hosted the annual Treasure Coast Drill Meet, with four other schools competing.  There were eight different events, and the Jaguar Battalion took first place in…

Garden City Early Learning Academy students see stars

The Mobile Planetarium Tour “Growing Up Great Together Under One Big Sky” visited GCELA with an inflatable dome that introduced children to the night sky while forging cross-cultural connections.  Inside the dome, the children viewed a special planetarium show – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (created by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street and…

Northport honors Presidents Day

Northport K-8 administration, instructors, staff and students commemorate Presidents Day on February 20 by honoring all 44 American presidents. Students are learning information about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and are celebrating the lives and contributions of US presidents.  It is vital that students remember the history of the country, remember the names of those who worked…

Mayor Benton proclaims new crest for Westwood ROTC

Fort Pierce Mayor Robert Benton recently presented a special proclamation from the city to the Westwood High School administration and ROTC battalion for the new unit patch and crest to recognize their “pride in the past, dedication in the present and confidence in their future.” The school colors of maroon and grey are present in…

Fort Pierce Central health occupations students move on to state competition

The Fort Pierce Central health occupations students competed recently at the regional HOSA Conference. Eleven students from Central competed against students from across the region which includes Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. Pictured, from left, are the students who will advance to state level competition, Ruth Martinez, first place Healthy Life Style, Sara…