Gaines Academy students awarded Take Stock scholarships

Take Stock in Children scholarships are awarded to middle grades students after a selection process through the Indian River State College Education Foundation. The recipients will receive mentoring throughout high school, and then will have all four years of college tuition paid!  There were hundreds of applications, and only 10 students were selected county-wide.  Please join in…

MLK parade enjoyed by thousands

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., parade drew thousands on Monday, January 16, lining 25th Street and Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. Annie Kate Jackson, pictured at left, and Jay Lundy were the emcees of the televised presentation of the parade which is airing on WLX The Education Channel. Click on the link to the…

White City Elementary kindergartners learn from a special visitor

White City Elementary kindergartners had a special visitor from the community share about her cultural heritage.  Mrs. Yatabe grew up in Japan near Tokyo.  The students learned about Japanese customs and traditions and compared and contrasted them with American customs and traditions.  The students  also learned about origami and made their own samurai helmet! They tried the origami…

St. Lucie West K8 student earns scholarship

Congratulations to Jonathan Burgos, eighth grade St. Lucie West K8 student who was selected as a recipient of the 2012 President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarship. The Deerbrook Charitable Trust, St. Lucie County Education Foundation, Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Indian River State College Foundation and many other local businesses and organizations sponsor this program…

Students learn to use PowerPoint at Mariposa Elementary media center

Students visiting the media center at Mariposa Elementary School are learning how to use Powerpoint to help present their research projects.  Students are taught by media specialist Charlotte Pennington on how to create powerful slide presentations by using photos, clipart, music, audio recordings, text, and animation to help make their research project come alive.  Many of the…

Teachers go to Saturday school

Gifted teachers in St. Lucie County schools went to Saturday school recently at Morningside Elementary to learn how to solve the Rubik cube and utilize it in their classrooms. Morningside Elementary teacher Brad Culbertson, whose lessons have been featured in US News and World Report magazine, shared the engaging standards-based curriculum with 10 fellow teachers…

Eight recognized as model PBS schools at school board meeting

Eight St. Lucie Public Schools have been recently recognized by the University of South Florida and Florida Department of Education as outstanding Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Response to Intervention B model schools by meeting specific criteria and utilizing innovative, creative, and functional ways of supporting PBS behavior approaches in their respective school. The PBS process…