Students and staff were “Feelin’ Groovy” at our Rockin’ Family Night. Parents learned about websites they can use with their children at home. We also had Deputy Lopez from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department talk to parents and students about Internet safety. Students were also able to shop for books with their families in our Scholastic Book Fair. Other highlights of the evening were performances by our administrators singing “Feelin’ Groovy” and Mrs. Remington and Mrs. Valinote performing as Sonny and Cher.
Manatee Academy is currently promoting family literacy by encouraging families to read together for 20 minutes per day for the next 20 days. Families have the opportunity to participate in a contest in which they send in a 20 second video reading together or talking about reading as a family. Reading counts at Manatee Academy!
Teachers Glenna Sigmon and Nardi Routten are in Tallahassee at a conference of distinction – Florida Teacher Leader Fellowship #FLTLFellows
The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites parents and students to Bookfest – a March 5, 2016, literacy event hosted by C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce. This free reading festival is scheduled from 10 AM to noon and is designed to provide attendees with a wide variety of literacy resources and information. Activities and resource stations include: Read to a VIP, Community Resource Information Station, Literacy Games and Prizes, Free Literacy Resource Center, Book Exchange, Mother Goose, and much more!
Ms. Ferris’ class went on a field trip to the waste water plant. Great hands-on science lesson!
We are Bulldogs!
VIP readers visited several classes for our Dr. Seuss Day on March 2nd. Media Specialist Debbie Remington organized this event in which our “VIPs” read to our students and engaged in meaningful conversations about what they read. Students and staff were appreciative of the VIP guests who took time to read with them and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Fairlawn Elementary School made the SWEET 16 for TTM’s National Contest – The March Math Madness.
This means that across the entire country, Fairlawn is in the final 16 schools!
This contest allows schools to compete against schools around the country to decide who has the highest average of passed lessons per active student!
This is a National Contest with thousands of schools participating!
REE’s PBIS committee hosted a Winter Dance this past month! Students paid 20 Otter Bucks to attend the dance during their resource time. Dancing and fun overflowed as students jammed to the DJ and enjoyed being able to hang out with their friends. Our fabulous PTO decorated and gave out candy. An event sure to be held again and again.
Embry Riddle students represented FPCHS and SLPS at the Fort Pierce Utility Authority Board.
Frances K. Sweet staff held their annual Sunrise Stampede 5K/Kid Fun Run in beautiful Fort Pierce on February 27th. Dorian Newbern was thrilled to award the first place overall prize to fourth grader Raymond Coburn. He completed the course, which included running over South Beach Bridge twice, in 24 minutes and 17 seconds. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Students in Mrs. Irby’s and Mr. Tuner’s Kindergarten classes got a special visit in honor of World Read Aloud Day (February 24, 2016). Using Skype video calling technology, picture book author Stacy McAnulty read aloud from her newest book Excellent Ed. Students were able to ask questions and have them answered by the author. She then gave book recommendations to the students. A fun, engaging, time was had by all!
On Friday February 25, 2016, White City Elementary recognized students for the character trait of the month: Perseverance. When you persevere, you continue trying to do your best even though something is difficult.
Wildcats, we are so very proud of you and know you will continue to do great things!
The Saint Lucie County Fair Association invited local schools to participate in themed displays. Following the theme, “Preserve the Fun, Recycle When Done,” Lincoln Park Academy received the first place award in the high school division which included a generous $1,000 cash prize. In a class discussion about why recycling is important for our planet and its inhabitant, the students came up with the idea that nature cannot be manufactured. It is a gift from the earth and its beauty cannot be fabricated. Ms. Duran’s 3D high school students (grades 9-12) collaborated in creating a large tree which read, “We Cannot Manufacture Nature.”
Students created sculptures out of recycled materials such as newspaper, empty bottles, fabric, and machine parts. These sculptures were placed around the fallen tree. The goal of the scene was to juxtapose the subtlety of the beauty of nature with bright and colorful manufactured objects. There were several large, featured projects including Katrina Wu’s (9th) large bird sculpture produced from recycled cardboard and Terrance Bea’s (12th) elegant and life-like baby elephant.
Fort Pierce Central High School Team A was recently crowned the regional champion of the 19th Annual National Ocean Science Bowl. The “Florida Manatee Bowl” attracted 20 teams from across Florida in a competition that tests students’ knowledge on a wide range of chemical, physical, biological, environmental, and social issues of the ocean. The competition took place at FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and on the campus of the Marine Oceanographic Academy in Ft. Pierce.
Ft. Pierce Central High School’s team consisted of Andrew Caputo, Cody Nichoson, Bryce Starr, Victor Alterizio and Riley Kicker. The team was coached by Steven Shotola. The Team now advances to the National Championship in Morehead City, North Carolina, April 21-24 to compete against 25 other regional champion high school teams from across the Country.
Pictured left to right: Dennis Hanisak, Regional Coordinator NOSB-HBOI, Andrew Caputo, Riley Kicker, Victor Alterizio, Cody Nichoson, Bryce Starr, Coach Shotola
From left to right: Mr. Allen Osteen (Rotary Club Member), Cyndiana Edmond, and Mr. Stanley Edmond (Father)
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club recognized LPA Senior Cyndiana Edmond as the “Student of the Month” for February at a luncheon held at the Pelican Club on February 25, 2016. Cyndiana was acknowledged for her accomplishments and presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift card. Cyndiana also had the opportunity to meet Rotary Club members and share her high school experiences and community involvement.
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club established this recognition in honor of US Army Captain Adam P. Snyder who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2007. Captain Snyder was a Fort Pierce native and graduate of Lincoln Park Academy.
The whole school participated in a PBIS event for making great choices at a PBIS celebration on February 26th. The students all danced and sang to their favorite songs and had a great time. These students followed the S.W.I.M. expectations at Floresta. Show respect, Work to keep our school clean and safe, Illustrate responsibility, and Maintain a positive attitude!
Northport proudly celebrates our very diverse culture every day, and Thursday, February 25, 2016, was especially special at the school. On this day, Northport included a program that hosted pioneers from our county and also all the Northport past principals. Dr. Sam Gaines, first African American school board member, Gloria Johnson-Scott, first female African American high school principal, Dr. Donna Mills, first female African American school board member, Joseph Smith, first African American Clerk of the Court, Officer Carl Toppin, first African American PSL police officer, as well as Queen Townsend, first SLC African American Interim Superintendent.
We were also thrilled to host every principal who helmed Northport. Mr. John Townsend, Mrs. Gloria Johnson-Scott, Mrs. Jane Summa, Mr. Eric Seymour and presently, Glenn Rustay. Two former assistant principals, Barbara Kelly and Maizie Epps were also honored as part of the Northport legacy. It was a wonderful and all encompassing program richly filled with the tapestry that makes up the Northport leadership family.
Thanks to Counselor Diane Crumpton for organizing such a wonderful program. We are all so proud of the Northport family! This was a richly deserved birthday celebration for the school as we celebrate 30 years of stellar educational experiences.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kourtney Burton’s class at Frances K. Sweet have been learning about Dr. Seuss and completing various activities to celebrate his many books. Students sampled green eggs and ham and then graphed whether or not they liked them. Students also wore silly socks for “Fox in Socks” and crazy hats for “Cat in the Hat.”
Pictured are from the left are Haylee Madden, Brooke Atkinson, and Gabriella Navas Ayala.
Klutch from the St. Lucie Mets visited the County Office to say hello to fans at a recent luncheon hosted by the Instructional Technology team. A positive time was had by all as the event was a home run in the eyes of participants.
Dr. McEwen and Mrs. Barr organized a celebration of Black History Month with an assembly for students and staff at the Education Center of St. Lucie County’s Juvenile Detention Center. The assembly followed the national theme for Black History Month, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. In attendance were 38 students, all teaching staff and DJJ staff members. Dr. McEwen presented the assembly, six students recited poetry, Mrs. Barr reviewed and explained the theme, Mr. Hinder shared moments in Black History, and Mr. Small presented the historical sites of Ft. Pierce.
Thank you to all staff, great job by all!
A select group of 8th grade students from Lincoln Park Academy participated in the 1st Middle School Great Explorations event in conjunction with Indian River State College. Students were able to get hands-on experience with Green Room technology and video production, as well as laser, Allied Health, and Robotics fields, while speaking with professors and students about the school-college-work connection. The all day event was intended to provide a “spark” for these students who will soon be entering high school and beginning their college exploration journey.