Allapattah Flats middle school students spread holiday cheer with letter writing

Stacey Mulder’s sixth grade students at Allapattah Flats are sending out New Year’s letters to friends and family members across the states and many different countries.  Students used the correct form to write a friendly letter. Students included words of cheer, encouragement and even expressed holiday wishes. Letters were  mailed in hopes of sharing the holiday spirit. Pictured are students…

Floresta Elementary students attend Rotary Club holiday party

Nine Floresta Elementary School students recently participated in the Rotary Club Children’s Christmas Party.  This is the Port St Lucie Rotary Club’s most important annual charitable event.  Contributors to this worthwhile event include Big Apple Pizza, Wal-Mart, PSL Police Department, PSL Athletic League, PSL Parks and Recreation Department, and the Blue Angels. Students enjoyed a delicious…

Allapattah Flats K8 paperback library enjoyed by enthusiastic students ready to read

Allapattah Flats middle grades students are very excited as they celebrated their paperback library’s reopening this school year.  It is now home to over 1,300 books with multiple copies of most titles.  New additions also include comfortable furniture and rugs so that students can relish in this comfortable, inviting setting while we stay committed to fostering…

Northport K8 students welcome wildlife experts

Northport K-8 third graders welcomed representatives of  Treasure Coast Wildlife Sanctuary into their outdoor classroom area to learn all about saving wildlife.  Students were introduced to several types of owls including One Feather, a great horned owl. Students learned that One Feather was stolen from his nest in Ocala National forest in Florida 33 years…

Northport K8 fourth graders participate in group science fair project

Northport K-8 fourth graders in Juliette Thelusma’s class participated in a group science fair project called Pop Rock Science.  Students learned the meaning of the words purpose, hypothesis, data, constant variable, results, conclusion and research.  Students and instructor then applied the knowledge gained to a fun and informational science fair project.  After understanding the meaning…

Northport K8 kindergartners celebrate cultures with holiday foods

Kindergartners in Northport K-8 RTI classes are learning all about holidays around the world.  Students and instructors  cooked and experienced the many flavorful foods that different cultures enjoy.  Students made and enjoyed latkes for Hannakkuh, cheese Quesadillas for Las Posades, mini pizzas for La Bafona and delightfully hand decorated sugar cookies to celebrate Christmas.  Kindergarten…

St. Lucie West Centennial High cadets shine in review

The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy Junior ROTC Black Talon Company celebrated its annual Navy Day Pass-in-Review ceremony.  All 140 cadets came out to show Commander Dirk Herbert, the Florida Area 7 Manager, Admiral Jenkins, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), Mr. Michael Lannon, Superintendent of Schools, Vice Mayor Linda Bartz of the City of Port St.…

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…