Weight Watchers is launching a new program called Weight Watchers Free Style. This program encourages members to move for fun and will teach skills for a different mind set.
If you are interested in having a Weight Watchers meeting at your school site or work location, contact SLPS’s Wellness Manager:
Stacy Jacobson Donnelly
D: (772) 429-3974
F: (772) 429-5522
2018 is your year! Do something with it.
WeatherSTEM was recognized at the board meeting on June 9th for their donation of the Weather Compass to Southport Middle School. WeatherSTEM is a fun and educational program that benefits the entire community. WeatherSTEM CEO, Ed Mansouri, is donating a program called Weather Compass that combines a number of products and services to create a well-rounded weather experience. The components are: a full service weather station including agricultural sensors; cloud camera; custom web portal that displays weather data and images along with a host of useful engaging weather-related educational resources; and customized Facebook and Twitter pages updated by the weather station. The value of products and services is approximately $5,000, this is 100% donation and there are no costs to the school.
Pictured are, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Peter Birtoli from WeatherSTEM, SPM Assistant Principal Tari Sexton, and Board Chairman Dr. Donna Mills.
Once a month, Weatherbee Elementary will host guest speakers who are positive and powerful role models to come in and speak for one hour to students who will benefit from this event.
We started October 30th with Dr. Perry as our first guest speaker!
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 motivated by successful African American males from the community. For the month of January, Commissioner Kim Johnson exceeded all expectations as he used his life story to inspire our Peer Leaders. Before he was elected Commissioner of district 5 in St Lucie County, Mr. Kim Johnson was Outstanding Teacher of the year in St. Lucie County and a winner of the Golden Apple Award in Missouri. In addition, he gave more than 1,000 speeches to more than 1 million teachers and students nationally. Therefore, it was an honor to have such a motivational speaker for the Peer Leadership Program. This program, coordinate by Dr. Jennifer Nelson and Guermithe Ogé, is one of the strategies used to promote Kids At Hope at Weatherbee Elementary, where ALL CHILDREN ARE CAPABLE OF SUCCESS. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Dr. Kevin Perry was the guest speaker today at Weatherbee Elementary School’s first Leadership Luncheon for this school year.
Weatherbee had hundreds of guests participate in the making of our classroom quilts as well as eating a scrumptious lunch. Featured here are mother and daughter, Mrs. Amel Yousfi and Shams Yousfi.
Weatherbee Elementary invited fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On September 30, fathers and male caregivers were encouraged to take their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education. It was a BANNER DAY at Weatherbee! Pictured are Jahson Nelson and his grandfather.
Students in the Peer Leadership Program at Weatherbee Elementary had the honor of meeting Mr. John Arnett, a former Marine, police officer, and teacher. He encouraged the students by sharing how he grew up, fought in Vietnam, and then served as a police officer in various states before retiring. He told students not to get involved in gangs and to keep their noses in the books! Every month, the students get together at lunch and are motivated by successful African American male role models. Featured with Mr. Arnett are Weatherbee’s Administration and the two young women responsible for the program, Mrs. Oge and Dr. Nelson.
Weatherbee Elementary placed 3rd in the St. Lucie County Fair’s Education Display. Way to go Mariners! Thanks to Ms. Katelyn Donovan for planning our fair booth and to our Weatherbee students for their awesome art work!
On April 27th, Weatherbee’s VPK classes were able to go on one of three field trips to the Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach. It was a wonderful experience for our students to be able to share and learn with other children. They were able to dress up and look towards what future might await them. We had some doctor’s, nurses, fire-fighters, mechanics and grocery store clerks, we also had artists, architects and many other community little helpers present. We are a Kids at hope school so the trip only reinforced many of the conversations that we have daily with our children. We look forward to our next adventure to LaPorte Farms.
This summer Weatherbee encouraged their students to read a variety of books. The school was open to take quizzes on their books and they were required to complete a summer reading packet. Students who returned their packets were treated to a pizza luncheon in the Media Center. Three of our students appear here; Zamorah Owens, Casey Chilton, and Melissa Francois.
Gracie Morris, 5th grade student at Weatherbee Elementary School, recently placed first in the 2016 MLK Youth Essay and Oratorical Contest, “Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change.” Shown in the photo with Gracie and her parents are Weatherbee teachers Mrs. Guermithe Ogé and Dr. Jennifer Nelson, Assistant Principal Jen Avellino, and Principal Mike Hitsman.
On October 23rd and 24th parents and other caring adults were given the opportunity to listen to their student express their academic and behavioral goals and give encouragement as they learn to monitor their own progress and feel a sense of accomplishment. We thank all parents and caring adults for their participation and support! While Asst. Principal Jennifer Avellino looks on Coast Guard Representative, Gary Bowerman and first grade student, Damion Chavez discuss his goals.
The families, faculty, and staff of Weatherbee Elementary recently collected and filled over 100 shoeboxes with much needed health care supplies for our neighbors in hurricane stricken Haiti and Bahamas. Mrs. Guermithe Ogé and Mrs. Darlene Sydné coordinated the collection drive.
The faculty and staff at Weatherbee Elementary are “Happy” to begin a new school year. Here they are putting on their best smiles.
Weatherbee Elementary School has once again achieved Gold Level Model PBS School status. Recently, Dr. Lurana Hillard presented the PBIS team with a certificate of success for the 2013-14 school year along with gold pins for all faculty and staff. Pictured is the PBIS team accepting the award.
The Holy Family Church Council of Catholic Women presented Weatherbee Principal Kim Cain with a generous donation of Blessings In Bags which will assist in making the holidays bright for our Mariners.
Weatherbee Elementary has just completed their book fair. The name of every student who made a purchase, was put into a jar to draw for a series of free books. The winners were: Dominick Baily, Ronald Cantarero, and Jyssel Nunez.
The Weatherbee administration recently staged “Prep Rallies” for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students prepared for the high stakes testing by showing off their math and reading skills. Here, Bobby Lloyd is being put to the test by Principal Hitsman, AP Avellino, and Reading Coach Terrie Norris.
Students at Weatherbee Elementary School are applying literacy and STEAM skills during weekly visits to the media center. Students create in the new Maker Space, read in the Library Living Room, practice fluency in the George Washington Readers’ Theater, and work on computer-based learning in addition to checking out their favorite books.