The Southport Middle School Drama Department presents THE MUSIC MAN JUNIOR, a part of THE BROADWAY JUNIOR COLLECTION TM Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. This amazing, fun show, starring a talented cast of Southport Middle School students, was enjoyed by everyone who has attended so far. Outstanding First Year Teacher and Drama Director A. J. Quinn has done a remarkable job motivating his students to perform and delight the adults and kids of all ages who have attended thus far.
Please tell your neighbors, friends, and second cousins twice removed to skip the movies this weekend and instead fill up Southport’s cafetorium to enjoy a superb performance by some of St. Lucie County’s finest students and actors. Tickets for the public performances on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 5th at 2:30 PM are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Technology Education is alive and thriving at Northport! As part of the National Hour of Code celebrated worldwide each December, Kevin Fess and his technology classes are trying their hand at coding pictures, animations, and character movements. Students as young as first grade are engaging in coding enterprises at Northport this month. The National Hour of Code is an initiative by Code.org, which aims to get students of all ages interested in computer science.
Pictured is 6th grade student Riley Orr from the Northstar Team.
Great job Mr. Fess by sparking innovation within our student population.
In early October, Lincoln Park Academy middle school art students participated in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest which is sponsored by Lions Clubs around the world. This art contest encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2015-2016 Peace Poster Contest was “Share Peace.” Thirty-three students, ages 11, 12 or 13, were selected to showcase their work in Art Mundo, a local gallery/workshop located in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce, 111 Orange Avenue. The opening reception will be during Art Walk on December 9th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will run throughout the month of December. Please join us in celebrating the students’ hard work and achievements!
Additionally, several of Ms. Duran’s students will be honored for their work at the Lion’s Club’s December 3rd meeting at 2nd Street Bistro. Diego Luna won 1st Place and will be the LPA candidate for the Lion’s International Peace Poster Contest at the District level. Our local Lions Club Sponsor, Crystal Samuel stated, “The melting of the national flags to form the candle and then the overwhelming candlelight spoke volumes about what countries can do to ‘share peace’ if we all come together! It is brilliant! It stood out immediately from the rest.” Christen McCann and Samira Bowman were awarded second and third place. The Lion’s Club will honor each winner with a certificate, ribbon, and small cash award and give each of them a chance to briefly explain the creative process behind their art piece.
Westwood HS is excited to take part in Special Olympics-Project Unify!
Students from Mrs. Cooper’s class are ready and rearing to go!!!
Pictured from left to right with the students are: Dwayne Chapman (ESE School Based Specialist), Jill Willette (District Athletic Director), Lucresha Reeves-Robinson (Head Coach), Anne Cooper (Teacher), Lisa Bailey (ESE School Based Specialist) & John Lynch (Westwood HS Principal)
The Lincoln Park Academy Jazz Ensemble collaborated with renowned Latin percussion artist and Grammy nominee Sammy Figueroa and his Sally’s Tomato ensemble at the Sunrise Theater Black Box. The students enjoyed an engaging workshop with Mr. Figueroa on Afro-Cuban stylistic techniques followed by the performance at the Black Box. Sponsored by Bluebird Educational Foundation, the event was an enormous success!
The Sophomore Class at Fort Pierce Central sponsored a Fall Food Drive to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank on November 20-24. Freshmen class members collected the most with 127lbs of the 387lbs of food collected.
The SLWK-8 Jr. Thespian Troupe wowed the audience at their 4th annual Thespian Showcase performance on November 19th.
In addition, they performed at the District 3 Junior Thespian Festival on December 5th and brought home 11 scores of EXCELLENT and 6 scores of SUPERIOR.
Great job, Ms. Tsunoda and our talented thespians!
Northport Principal Glenn Rustay shook off his Santa suit one more time to bring joy and good wishes to the entire Northport community at the Annual Breakfast With Santa held recently in the school cafeteria. On a Saturday morning, Assistant Principal Lisa Cash and Assistant Principal Lorie Monroe suited up to play Mrs. Claus and an elf to bring joy to all as a pancake breakfast was served by Northport’s PTO. Besides Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elf, crafts, games and pictures were available to everyone. It was a wonderful, family-oriented morning with joy and good cheer abounding. Thanks to everyone who participated to make the morning festive for the children and families.
On Saturday, December 5, the Jazz Band under the direction of Band Director Jason Hatfield from Palm Pointe Educational Research Center @ Tradition participated in All County Music’s Star Wars Day celebration in Tamarac, Florida. Students dressed in Star Wars shirts and played themed music in a benefit concert for children in need.
Pictured are students in the Jazz Band and Director Jason Hatfield in the back left corner. Great job, Rockets!
Principal Michael Hitsman and Assistant Principal Jen Avellino welcome Santa Claus to Weatherbee on Saturday, December 5th. Students and their families who attended the annual Breakfast with Santa event enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast, face painting, shopping at the PTO Holiday Shoppe, and getting their picture taken with the jolly old elf himself!
The 5th graders at Rivers Edge Elementary were honored to have Cris Martinez of Channel 25 News Weather Team host his Weather School on Wednesday, December 3. He used our very own students to explain how a tornado works and what happens when a cold and warm front collide. Our 5th graders welcomed Mr. Martinez with a song they had written about hurricanes.
Village Green Environmental Studies School administration was honored to attend a banquet celebrating the dedication, hard-work, and care the foster grandparents provide each day to students in St. Lucie County. We love our grandparents!
Floresta families enjoy an evening of FSA fun!
Third grade students in Mrs. Shukri’s class enjoyed working with Keiser University students who were previously in the military. The Keiser University students read a children’s book to the class that was created by a soldier. It explained why military parents may seem different when they get home to their families due to PTSD. They also explained their jobs and where they have traveled while serving in the military. Students worked with the Keiser students to make Christmas cards for the soldiers overseas for the upcoming holiday season.
Ms. Kim Singley and Fairlawn Elementary Magnet School’s Student Council volunteered their time on Saturday to help The Treasure Coast Food Bank pack food for families to receive during the holidays. Ms. Singley who leads Fairlawn’s Student Council wanted students to understand where the food goes when families bring it to the school to donate it. Students were able to pack grace packs for students of St. Lucie County and they helped sort donations that have come in during this busy time. Pictured are Ms. Kim Singley, Blake Gascoigne, Ricardo Ramirez, Julisa Gil, Gavin Jay, Brandon Miranda, Lilly Herndon, Haley Hawkins, Catie Lincoln, and Zara Chowdhury.
The Thanksgiving Feast is an annual event sponsored by Fort Pierce Central High School JROTC battalion and the Fort Pierce Central Culinary Program students that allows the students to meet and have a meal with the residents of the Lake Forest Park senior living home. This year, the Cobra Battalion cadets also partnered with the Fort Pierce Central High School Student Government Association and Fort Pierce Central High School Chorus students to provide the seniors with an even greater event than last year. Before starting the feast, Dr. Bugaki, a Lake Forest Park resident and World War II Navy veteran, talked to the students about his life in the military and public service and gave words of wisdom for a successful life. Following the talk, the students greeted and served the other residents attending the event. The chorus sang a few songs for the residents and the Cadets and Samuel Gaines Academy (SGA) students served the excellent lunch prepared by the award winning Cobra Culinary Program. Cadets and SGA students dined with the Lake Forest Park residents and had friendly conversations. The chorus closed the event with another great Christmas song that warmed the hearts of the all of the guests.
Cadet Captain Trevor Alexander, Cobra Battalion Public Affairs Officer
Students in Mrs. Warren’s Kindergarten classroom are learning about “People and Events of Now and Long Ago.” Students compared and contrasted what school was like long ago versus now. Then they had an opportunity to practice writing their name and drawing a picture with a quill feather and paint to replicate the tools used by students long ago.
Seacoast’s Relationship Manager Maryann Matteo and Stephanie Jenkin, bank teller, visited Mrs. Robinson’s Business Class to reinforce what the sixth grade students have learned about banking, writing checks, and checking accounts.
At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s first grade class used dice to practice adding three addends together. Jayden Timmons is working hard on the engaging lesson to help him build his fact fluency.
Mosaic Digital Academy presents their first Teacher of the Year Award to Mrs. Kahr. We are thrilled to have Carrie Kahr represent our staff as a trailblazer in our virtual instruction program here in St. Lucie County. Mrs. Kahr teaches secondary science offering hands-on lab exploration experiences for students in grades 4-12. Mrs. Kahr serves as our Science Fair Coordinator and recently hosted our annual science fair event with the theme, “The STEAM of Water Pollution.” Congratulations, Mrs. Kahr!