Westwood High School student named state scholar

Fort Pierce Westwood High School junior Helga Vega, a 17-year old junior in the Marine Oceanographic Academy, has been named the Florida Department of Education Distinguished Sunshine State Scholar for St. Lucie County for the 2011-2012 school year. Pictured, from the recent school board meeting where Ms. Vega was recognized, are, from left, Westwood High…

Rivers Edge Elementary students spread holiday cheer

 Rivers Edge Elementary School leadership class students visited a local nursing home to spread some joy for the holidays.  They sang carols, and served punch and cookies, along with distributing gifts to all the residents.  The students were encouraged to chat with the residents and left with stories, full hearts and a few new friends! …

First Saturdays with Scientists rewarding for students

Students in fifth and seventh grades in St. Lucie County Public Schools will continue this school year with a program begun last year with Vaccine Gene Therapy Institute called Saturdays with Scientists. Approximately 200 students will meet with the VGTI scientists at three different high schools during the school year to work on real scienitific…

Carolers bring holiday spirit to school district offices

 A talented group of district staff carolers roamed the halls at the school district offices recently spreading holiday cheer. Pictured, kneeling, are Wanda Wilson, left, IT, and Toni Thompson, Human Resources. Standing, from left, are Allison Romero-Michel, Student Records, Janice Williams, Human Resources, John Earnhardt, ESE, Rowena McGallagher and Ronald Barr, Human Resources.    …

Gaines Academy first grade students experiment with volcanos

First grade students from Lyndsey Matheny’s class at Gaines Academy built a volcano during Angella Bennett’s science resource class.  Miranda Resendiz explained the experiment of creating a volcano using modeling clay, adding baking soda and red food coloring, and lastly vinegar, which caused the liquid to come out of the volcano! Pictured, from left, are Miranda Resendiz,…

Four Gaines Academy students winners at Fort Pierce Elk hoop shoot

Four Gaines Academy students participated in the recent Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 Basketball Hoop Shoot free throw contest, all of whom “placed” and received a trophy!  Three of these students will have the opportunity to participate in the District Hoop Shoot Contest on January 7th in Lake Placid.  Scholarship money may be awarded to these students because of their participation.  Pictured, from…

Southport Middle sixth graders learn how to study culture

Dielma Eusibeo-Zuvich’s sixth grade students learned how to study culture by identifying the Eight Elements of Culture, Religion, Economy, Government, History, Beliefs /Practices, Art, Social Groups (religion, social classes, education, and sports), and Communication.  Culture is a way of life which people learn from their parents and ancestors.  The students’ project identified the culture of a country of…