Lincoln Park Academy’s 3-dimmensional art classes worked collaboratively to create a red, white, and blue Floridian inspired booth. The students each formed an individual red, white, or blue flower to contribute to a large hanging garden mural. The main focal point of the booth was a large eagle relief that read, “Art can change people and people change the world.”
Ms. Duran’s advanced classes produced large “Big Head” sculptures inspired by influential Floridians and characters such as Tim Tebow, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck. In order to recreate Florida’s famous beaches, sand and sandcastles were lined along the floor space. Lincoln Park Academy’s booth received 1,037 votes of the total 7,136 votes cast to become this year’s $1,000.00 People’s Choice Award recipient. This award was in conjunction with the Out-of-the-Box Award which provided Lincoln Park Academy with a total of $1,250.00 from their 2017 St. Lucie County Fair School Display.
Lincoln Park Academy would like to thank the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club, the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, and our wonderful surrounding community who supported our fair booth. Ms. Duran and her 3D classes plan to use a portion of the reward to fund a community service project in the future.
For the 8th consecutive year, the LPA Chorale has been selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Candlelight Processional. The Candlelight Processional held in the Epcot Center at the American Gardens Theater is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50 piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrators read the Christmas story and interspersed are favorite carols of the season.
The Lincoln Park Academy Chorale will perform on Friday, December 11th at 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm. The celebrity guest narrator for the evening will be Ana Gasteyer.
FHSAA State Champion!!
On Friday May 6th, Caleb Pottorff of Lincoln Park Academy won the 3200 meter run at the State Championship event in Bradenton.
On Saturday May 7th, Caleb also ran the 1600 meter run and finished second.
Congratulations to Caleb and his coaches for becoming a State Champion.
Lincoln Park sophomore Jonathan Geraghty out-performed 17 other divers to capture his first as well as Lincoln Park Academy’s first ever state champion gold medal.
Jonathan took control beginning with his first dive and by his sixth dive knew he was on pace for the gold.
Two groups led by Civics teachers Alaina Moise and Tamara Lindo represented Lincoln Park Academy in the Project Citizen Showcase at IRSC on February 14, 2019. The first project entitled “Stop Human Trafficking” was presented by Molly Gillard, Alexis Bentinganan, Jaimy Ponceti, and Dalita Decambre. The second project entitled “Food Inspection Correction” was presented by
Raul Pozniak, Ricardo Ramirez, Autumn Thomas, and Gabriel Vandermude. Of the three top spots, both projects placed in the top three to advance to the state competition. Congratulations on your success!
Fort Pierce, FL – Sebastian Suarez, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce, earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal. Established into law in 1979, the Congressional Award was created to honor, encourage, and inspire America’s youth. To earn the Gold Medal, Suarez completed 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, and 200 hours of Physical Fitness. Additionally, he planned a trip to and explored New York City over a five-day period to better understand the cultures that shaped the metropolitan area.
Through the Congressional Award, Congress urges young people to challenge themselves. Any interested, motivated student, aged 14 through 24 years old, may participate in the Congressional Award by setting and achieving individually challenging goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration. The Congressional Award adapts to meet the needs of every participant as they set goals according to their own interests and level of abilities. The Award is geared toward youth who set their own personally challenging goals and activities. These are students who want to stand out for the goals they set for themselves on their own time.
Suarez did not “win” the award – he EARNED it! He will be recognized at the national Gold Medal ceremony along with other distinguished award recipients next summer.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.
The LPA boys tennis team has been awarded the top Academic All-State Team Award for having the highest combined GPA of all schools in our classification at 3.906. Congratulations to our team and coaches. From left to right: Coach Lisa Hevner, Khalil Jackson, Sean Frank, Cameron Slack, Andrew King, Simon Coroza, Andrew Priest and Coach Nicole Erickson
Lincoln Park Academy senior Todd Condon is one of only six students statewide selected for the prestigious honor to speak at the opening ceremony of the 57th State Science and Engineering Fair in April in Lakeland, Florida. Todd will speak in front of 850 science fair participants, their parents and coordinators. Todd was selected because of his ability to communicate his science research in a manner that suits scientists and lay persons alike. Todd has participated in Science Fair every year since sixth grade, he has been to state competition four times and international competition twice. He has been a role model to numerous younger students and they all look to his project for inspiration.
During the month of April and culminating with FCAT week, students at Lincoln Park Academy raised over $5,700 in which all proceeds went to the American Heart Association. The monies raised far exceeded the school’s original goal of $2,000 and proved LPA is a school that cares about health and community! Pictured, from left, are Adrian Ortiz, Kristina Novotny, Jennifer Ketcham, Kaylee Colley and rope turner Tache Vidal during one of the jumping rope events.
Two Lincoln Park Academy students won four-year scholarships at the recent Intel ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona, for their projects. The students were able to attend the International Fair with support from the St. Lucie County Education Foundation’s Fund A Project, and were able to solicit and raise the funding needed to participate. Junior Neha Kambam Reddy presented her project, “Sustaining Ecological Biodiversity with Highly Specific RNA Interference (RNAi),” and won a four year scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, valued at $60,000.00. Robert Bacchus, also a junior, presented his project, “CancAARS: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Melanoma Tumorigenesis,” and also won a four year scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, valued at $60,000.00. Robert also placed fourth in the grand awards for Biochemistry, and was presented a check for $500.00. University of the Sciences awards five $15,000 scholarships to students whose research and academic interests align with the USciences mission. Scholarships become effective upon enrollment in the incoming class of Fall 2014. Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. Each year more than 1,500 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories display their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
Two Lincoln Park Academy students won four-year scholarships at the recent Intel ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona, for their projects. The students were able to attend the International Fair with support from the St. Lucie County Education Foundation’s Fund A Project, and were able to solicit and raise the funding needed to participate. Junior Robert Bacchus presented his project, “CancAARS: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Melanoma Tumorigenesis,” and won a special award, a four year scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, valued at $60,000.00. Robert also placed fourth in the grand awards for Biochemistry, and was presented a check for $500.00. Neha Kambam Reddy, also a junior, presented her project, “Sustaining Ecological Biodiversity with Highly Specific RNA Interference (RNAi),” and Neha also won a four year scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, valued at $60,000.00. University of the Sciences awards five $15,000 scholarships to students whose research and academic interests align with the USciences mission. Scholarships become effective upon enrollment in the incoming class of Fall 2014. Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. Each year more than 1,500 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories display their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
The Lions Club of Saint Lucie West visited Weatherbee Elementary School to provide all second graders with a beautiful dictionary. Shown here with Lions Club members are second grade teachers Chloe Thrasher, Joan Goldson, Rebecca Perez, Lisa Wilkins, and Autumn Stone.
These students were part of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest with the Fort Pierce Lions Club. Ferlie Fabre (LPA), with her sister, took first place in the international Peace Poster Contest. Muabohn Dahn (LPA), with her father, won third place. A student from Southern Oaks, Emily Barkheimer, no pics, received second place. The First place entry will go on to represent our area in the regional portion of the competition. Teacher Judi Hueter hope that the wonderful accomplishments of her young artists will spark other St. Lucie students to participate in future events!
Parent Academy Lip Sync Battle 2: Battle For The Belt
Presented By Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: bit.ly/PALSB2
The 2nd occurrence of the Parent Academy Lip Sync Battle is to take place Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the gorgeous Sunrise Theatre of downtown Fort Pierce, FL.
Seven contestants will duke it out in hopes of rising to victory in 1 of 3 categories: Audience Favorite, Judges Favorite, and Fundraising Champion.
YOU will bear witness to their efforts, and YOU will decide who deserves glory.
You don’t want to miss this.
For more information on the Parent Academy of St. Lucie County, visit us our website, message us directly through Facebook, or call our office during regular business hours.
Literacy Week was a success! Students participated in daily Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) time. Students got cozy with a good book! Pictured are Cameron Wright, Josue Ajucum, and Abigail Santiago.
We also had first grade teddy bear picnics, a third grade vocabulary parade, fourth grade guest readers, as well as “Going Bananas for Reading” and book exchanges at Mariposa.
Mrs. Delancy’s third grade class also met up with Mrs. Smith’s second graders to read books and create bookmarks for literacy week! Students in those classes communicate with each other regularly through pen pal letters and activities each month. “Having older students to mentor my second graders is wonderful! My students are more motivated to check their work and make sure it includes adjectives and details! We are so thankful for Mrs. Delancy and her amazing class,” said Mrs. Michelle Smith, second grade teacher.
Community Leaders read to the students at White City Elementary (WCE). Students enjoyed listening to the book entitled,
Wilford Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. It was another awesome literacy event at WCE.
Weatherbee Elementary hosted a “Families Building Better Readers Night” to teach parents how to help their child become the best reader they can be. The VPK started things off with a performance of songs and dance. Later, the parents rotated through sessions on how to help their child become a better reader, while students rotated through some engaging activities to help them become excited about reading.
Bring on the Fall FUN! From games to a photo booth, Lakewood Park had a blast at this year’s Fall Festival and Literacy Night.
Thank you to PTO, teachers, staff, and all the volunteers who helped to make this event a HUGE success.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, students, parents, and staff at St. Lucie Elementary participated in Literacy Night. In addition to the many other events SLE hosts to promote and support family involvement, teachers and staff lovingly served dinner and provided a variety of skill-based literacy activities for parents and children to partake.
Literacy Night is an innovative way to provide children and parents with various reading techniques. Participants were involved in the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonic, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary development). Students and parents were engaged in literacy rich activities that were challenging, meaningful, and respectful. The literacy activities were geared towards students in grades K-5. Students learned various reading strategies, and they were given materials to take home. Parents were able to observe teachers modeling effective teaching techniques and instructional strategies.
SLPS received the Celebrate Literacy Week Proclamation from Mayor Linda Hudson at the City of Fort Pierce Commission Meeting on January 17th. Celebrate Literacy Week is slated for January 23 – 27, 2017.
Coordinator of Curriculum Jane Whitaker and Coordinator of Talent Development Didi Campbell spoke about upcoming events and thanked the City for its support of literacy throughout the District.