Weatherbee Student Places First In 2016 MLK Youth Essay and Oratorical Contest

Weatherbee Student Places First In 2016 MLK Youth Essay and Oratorical Contest

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.

Jaguars Show Their Pride

Jaguars Show Their Pride

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King, Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High.

The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard and was commanded by Cadet Sergeant Major Travis Cetin carrying the National Flag. Cadet Captain Savannah Cymbal carried the State Flag. Cadet Private first Class Marco Nadar and Cadet Staff Sergeant Damilola Jolaogun posted as Guards.

Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the company formations. Beginning with Alpha Company formation then Bravo, Charlie and lastly Delta. The cadets preformed with the utmost excellence showing the heart and pride of the Jaguar Battalion. Way to go Jags!

History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair at Palm Pointe

History Fair is in the air at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  Students prepare to share their performance as Steve Jobs and Steve Wosniak.  Other students chose to make project boards to showcase Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.  Pictured from left are Vincent Majors and Cristian Del Rosario.

Teachers Learning from Teachers at Palm Pointe

Teachers Learning from Teachers at Palm Pointe

Teachers learning from teachers how they can teach students to find their errors through supporting their claim was the recent workshop for Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition.  This collaborative training was very informative and helpful to all those that attended.

Palm Pointe Oratorical Contest Winners

Palm Pointe Oratorical Contest Winners

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest that was a district event.  The theme this year was “Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change.  Students wrote their essays about this theme and recited their speeches before a panel of judges.  The school would like to congratulate eighth grade student Sarah Wouters for winning first place, sixth grader Kiahra Wood for placing third, and fourth grader Alexia Morgan for placing third.  Pictured from left is Sarah Wouters, Kiahra Wood and Alexia Morgan.  Great job Rockets!

VPK/Title 1 Registration

VPK/Title 1 Registration

2016-2017 VPK/Title I School Year Program

Free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program

(Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2016.)

vpk

FULL DAY PROGRAM WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS

TRANSPORTATION, BREAKFAST & LUNCH AVAILABLE

(Some restrictions may apply.)

For registration information visit: 

http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/our-programs/voluntary-pre-k/

Contact: Karen Crosby at (772) 429-4634 or Cassandra Dillard at (772) 429-3945

National Beta School of Distinction

National Beta School of Distinction

Fort Pierce Central High School received the honor of being recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction. This national award speaks highly of the school’s commitment to academic excellence and illustrates dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness.beta

White City Kindergarteners Discover Turtles

White City Kindergarteners Discover Turtles

IMG_2759

 

Kindergarten students at White City Elementary dove deep to extend their learning of sea turtles. Students in Mr. Capozzoli’s science resource classes discussed traits of a sea turtle, measured length of a turtle model, and examined models for damage caused by humans. Our kindergarten students are “surfing to excellence.”

St. Lucie Elementary VPK Students Celebrate Their First Harvest

St. Lucie Elementary VPK Students Celebrate Their First Harvest

Through the creation of a class garden, Ms. White, Mrs. Hines, and the classroom volunteer Mrs. Snyder, led their VPK students through a multi-sensory learning experience with outcomes that connected both school and home environments. By utilizing the senses of touching, smelling, hearing, tasting, and seeing as well as drawing on background knowledge, the students were fully engaged in all steps of the planting and growing process. As a result, all of the students reaped an abundant harvest of green beans that they were able to take home and share with their families.

SLE2

 

 

5 Levels of Leadership Book Study

5 Levels of Leadership Book Study

Administrators recently completed a book study to support on-going professional growth: John C. Maxwell’s The 5 Levels of Leadership.

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”

–John C. Maxwell

Poetry Slam Auditions at FPW

Poetry Slam Auditions at FPW

Friday, January 8, 2016, FPW hosted its first Poetry Slam. This slam was an audition for the Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam Competition that will be held in April 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The judges selected 10 students to compete. They will meet once a week after school to learn how to write and perform their poetry.

SLC Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

SLC Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

St. Lucie County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

MLK

32nd Anniversary January 8 – 18, 2016

Theme:

“Dream Forward: Choose Peace, Equality, and Change”

2016 Officers

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee

 Chairperson – Dianne Williams Johnson

1st Vice Chairperson – Mary Butler

2nd Vice Chairperson – Ruth Davis

Recording Secretary – Twonnett Brunson

Corresponding Secretary – Andrew McIntosh

Assistant Corresponding Secretary – Delores Hines

Treasurer – Cheryl McCrary

Financial Secretary – Rashandia Johnson

Assistant Financial Secretary – Patricia Gascoigne

Parliamentarian – LaShonda Henderson

Chaplain – Reverend Delores Williams

Immediate Past Chairperson – Andrew McIntosh

Scholarship Chairperson – Gertrude Walker

IRSC Liaison – André Hawkins

SLC School Board Liaison – Dr. Kevin Perry

Lincoln Theater Chairperson – Margaret Benton

Advisory Board Members

Simmie Burns

Rudy Howard

Roderick Johnson

Gloria Johnson-Scott

Alice Lee

Arlena Lee

Larry Lee, Jr

Dr. Chris Taylor

Queen Townsend

Gertrude Walker

Jessye Walker

MLK Activities

January 8 – 15, 2016

“Week of Kindness”

Treasure Coast Chapter of Charmettes, Inc.

Delores Hines § (772) 461-1709

 

Friday, January 8

“Opening Reception”

Indian River State College, Koblegard Student Union

3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Chris Taylor § (772) 466-4800

 

Saturday, January 9

“Youth Symposium”

Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

1806 Avenue I, Fort Pierce

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Bonita Williams § (772) 879-4761

 

Saturday, January 9

“Blood Drive & Voter Registration”

Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

1806 Avenue I, Fort Pierce

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Roderick Johnson § (772) 359-5651

Saturday, January 9

“Youth Essay & Oratorical Contest”

Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium

1806 Avenue I, Fort Pierce

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Kahari Wood § (772) 834-7656

Sunday, January 10

“Ecumenical Service”

Notre Dame Catholic Mission

217 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

MLK Commemorative Committee

Ruth Davis § (772) 812-9078

Monday, January 11

“Candlelight March”

Starting from Lincoln Theater

1132 Avenue D

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Simmie Burns § (772) 971-5898

Monday, January 11

“MLK NAACP Ceremony”

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

800 Avenue C, Fort Pierce

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SLC Branch of NAACP

Tony Barnes § (772) 905-7185

Friday, January 15

“MLK Spelling Bee”

White City Elementary School

905 West 2nd Street, Fort Pierce

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

LaShonda Henderson § (772) 333-6488

Saturday, January 16

“Awards Breakfast”

Indian River State College

Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex

4600 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce

Time: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Gloria Johnson-Scott § (772) 332-7193

Monday, January 18

“Grand Parade”

Avenue I and Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Lineup at 9:00 a.m. *Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.

MLK Commemorative Committee

Cheryl McCrary § (772) 672-4439

Monday, January 18

“Festival in the Park”

Lawnwood Stadium

1302 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce

Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

MLK Commemorative Committee

LaShonda Henderson § (772) 333-6488

Monday, January 18

Health Fair @ “Festival in the Park”

Lawnwood Stadium

Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

St. Lucie County Health Department

Arlease Hall § (772) 370-1391

Twonnett Brunson § (772) 579-6162

SLW Centennial Medical Academy Students Participate in Mock Disaster Drill

SLW Centennial Medical Academy Students Participate in Mock Disaster Drill

Ms. Higgin’s and Mrs. Durkee’s Saint Lucie West Centennial Medical Academy students participated in a mock disaster drill at Tradition Medical Center and Martin Emergency at St. Lucie West. They were requested to participate as victims —  all 24 went to Tradition Medical Center first to be “moulaged” by specialized makeup volunteers.

Twelve of the students stayed at Tradition Medical Center in the Emergency Room, the other 12 were transported to Martin Emergency at St. Lucie West. Every student was given a script to memorize. They all did a fantastic job portraying themselves as injured victims; they took it very seriously and had a lot of fun.

After the mock drill was complete, all students were treated to a great pizza lunch at Tradition Medical Center.

 

 

F. K. Sweet’s Challenge Program Awarded a Grant

F. K. Sweet’s Challenge Program Awarded a Grant

Mrs. Stacey Johnson was awarded a $100.00 classroom grant from the Retired Florida Education Association.  Mrs. Barbara Kaste presented the award which will be  used to  purchase rocket engines for building model rockets from recycled materials with students in the Challenge Program. Pictured with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Kaste are second grade challenge students and Mrs. Juanita Wright, principal.

Graduation Rates Continue to Climb in SLPS

Graduation Rates Continue to Climb in SLPS

Graduation rates continue to climb in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) with a reported 75.5 percent rate for the 2014-2015 academic year. According to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), SLPS realized a 2.3 percent increase from last year’s rate of 73.2 percent and an increase over the last six years of more than 10 percent.