Media Specialist PJ Price goes over and above to make learning fun at Rivers Edge Elementary. Turning science questions into a live Jeopardy game, 4th graders at REE did not even realize they were learning as they answered questions about animals, physical science, energy, geology, and matter.
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21, 2016, Ms. Woodard, the mother of one of our 1st grade students, Emily Tustin, came to St. Lucie Elementary this week to read to the students a story where the main character is a boy who has Down Syndrome. It was an engaging way in which students could see how we are all the same despite out differences.
Article and Photo by Alex Whitman
Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts fourth and fifth graders were pleased to host special guests from South Africa on Friday, March 18.
The South Africa team shared about the culture, wildlife, economy, and schools of South Africa. Students enjoyed this opportunity to learn about another culture and even sang and danced!
Mrs. Ridle, media specialist, explained to Shirley Gomez that when reading graphic novels, it’s important to ‘read’ the pictures AND the words. The picture of the map shows that the location of the popular graphic novel, Sunny Side Up, takes place in our hometown!
If we hadn’t looked closely, we would have missed that really cool detail!
Ms. Strunk’s 2nd grade class drew clock faces on their desks with white board markers. The students used licorice hands to show the times that Ms.Strunk wrote on the board. The students had so much fun!
Allapattah Flats K-8 Second Graders are bursting with text features in informational texts! Students are paired with partners to rotate around the room with non-fiction texts. Students took turns answering questions about specific text features such as captions, subheadings, and bold key words. Students gave examples of each text feature, how it helped them, and where they found them within the text.
The Microsoft IT Academy teaches students a greater mastery of Microsoft products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Students increase personal productivity and technical skills by earning Industry Certification as Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS). Technology skills and certification taught lead students to be college and career ready for today’s technology-centered job market. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)
These choir members participated in the All County Honors Choir held March 15th. We are very proud of them!
Treasure Coast High School Junior Aaliyah Brown is competing in the community service division of the Florida Public Service Association. Autism has peaked her interest, and she has begun to work alongside autistic children of all age groups. She is working on the correlation between autism and reading. Reading has been shown to improve brain connectivity within students of autism, and she has been making strides in incorporating this into their curriculum. She believes that making reading a fun experience is the biggest step in progress. To put this theory to the test, she has begun reading to autistic children within her own school environment. Aaliyah has worked with Mr. Wiebenga, Mrs. Swieter, Mrs. Hammel, and Mrs. Maldonando. Through interactive activities, and books geared toward their general level of comprehension; she hopes to gradually extend learning.
On Saturday March 12th, St. Lucie Elementary held its first beautification session, “Redress for School Progress” campaign. It was a success, not only because of the work done, but because of the combined efforts of the community to see this campaign through. Present were community leaders, caring parents, supportive students, and a believing administration and staff. St. Lucie County’s Commissioner, Kim Johnson, an advocate of this movement, has played an important role in the planning with administration. We are grateful for his input, presence, and due diligence of the “Redress for School Progress” campaign.
St. Lucie Elementary desires to build on this experience and remain hopeful in gaining positive attention throughout this campaign.
Article by Jerrime Shells and photo by Rosa Myles
Gaines Academy Vice Principal Alex “Batman” Oge exciting the 5th grade students about the science expo and plans to make them Super Hero Scientists. For the next four weeks the students will have guest scientists conducting hands-on experiments and all fifth grade students will attend a science resource class each day.
Gaines Academy is Powered Up about science!
Bayshore hosted its 5th annual Community Resource Night! Families that attended had the opportunity to learn about community and school resources. Valuable information was shared from Children’s Services Council, Kids at Hope, St. Lucie County Health Department, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many more local organizations. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department also provided fingerprinting services and hosted the Bike Rodeo to teach students about safety rules when riding a bike.
Pictured, from left to right, is Officer Estrada with third-grader Robert Rodriquez and second-grader Amaris Rodriguez, after completing the Bike Rodeo.
FGMS Chorus sang beautifully in their first choral festival (MPAs) earning an overall ‘Excellent’ rating. A great start for these talented students!
Oak Hammock K-8 School – Belkis Madera and the 6th grade students of Oak Hammock School hosts the Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Child Survivors of the Holocaust from Palm Beach County were their very special guests and speakers. Thirty child survivors attended the Remembrance Day to share their stories and experiences with students.