Maryann Umile Recognized as Senior Volunteer of the Year in Florida

Maryann Umile was recognized at Bayshore Elementary by Superintendent Genelle Yost as Florida’s Senior Volunteer of the year in Florida for zone 3.   Mrs. Umile’s patience and dedication are evident in the over 15,000 hours of volunteering that she has given throughout the past fifteen years at Bayshore.   Pictured (from left to right) are Principal Lori Anne Reid, Superintendent of St. Lucie Public…

Palm Pointe Middle School Soccer Champions

Palm Pointe Educational Research School won the St. Lucie County Middle School Soccer Championship on Saturday, February 7.  The coach of the team was Mr. Robert Santoro, Physical Education teacher and athletic director at the school.  “It was truly a team effort throughout the day as both the offense and defense had outstanding performances,”  said  Mrs.…

Jags Take the Lead

The Jaguar Battalion began the drill season with an amazing start. They earned first place overall at the first meet held at Jupiter High School. Our drill team competed against 7 other schools. The Jaguars placed in the following events: First place- Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, Second place- Female Armed Squad commanded…

Literacy Week at Weatherbee Elementary

Literacy Week was a huge success at Weatherbee Elementary.  We had several planned events that helped promote literacy and get the students excited about reading.  To start the week off, students participated in the “Million Minute Marathon” where WBE read 17,421 minutes!  Another powerful activity was the “Buddy Reading” between different grade levels.  It was…

Author Michael Anthony Steele Visits Bayshore

Bayshore Elementary School students participated in Celebrate Literacy Week!  Fourth and fifth grade students had a visit from author Michael Anthony Steele who shared his experiences as a writer and screenwriter.  Pictured is Alana Edwards, fourth grade student from Ms. Duprey’s class, with Michael Anthony Steele after signing a poster of his latest release, the novelization of Night at the Museum: Secret of…

Books and Blankets a Success at APF

Allapattah Flats K8 hosted a fun-filled literacy event called Books and Blankets, January 15th. Reading stations included the integration of math and science. Families rotated through stations led by teachers and staff. Some stations were set up outside and teachers read to students with flashlights and lanterns. We also had a visit from some nocturnal…

Mariposa Teacher receives the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary annually recognize the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively.  Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. The local VFW’s of Martin…

Weatherbee’s Peer Leadership Luncheon

For 36 male students at Weatherbee Elementary, It was an exciting lunch. Indeed, Commissioner Kim Johnson was the guest of honor at the Peer Leadership Luncheon. This luncheon is special program targeting African American male students with low reading proficiency or social/emotional challenges. Every month, these students get together for lunch as they are being…