Morningside 5th Graders Launch Rockets

Morningside 5th Graders Launch Rockets

Fifth Grade students at Morningside Elementary learned lessons in motion and energy. They designed, built and launched rockets along with their teachers and former Morningside teacher, Tom Filipkowski. The students enjoyed their experience and gained a deeper understanding of science standards.

More parents graduate from Title I basic computer classes

More parents graduate from Title I basic computer classes

Parents from St. Lucie County Title I Schools have finished a Basic Computer Class at the Title I Parent Resource Center at Garden City Annex. Parents attended classes each week for seven weeks to learn basic computer skills, Internet Safety, how to use Skyward to monitor their child’s progress and learn to use Microsoft Word. The goal of the program is to help parents have the skills needed to help their child with their school work and to enhance the parents’ computer skills. Information about upcoming computer sessions is sent out to all parents in Title I schools through an outbound phone message before the classes begin. More classes are being planned at this time and information will be sent out through ConnectEd.

More Central High student athletes sign to play college athletics

More Central High student athletes sign to play college athletics

An additional 12 student athletes at Fort Pierce Central High School signed letters of intent to play athletics in college this coming season. A celebration was recently held by the students, staff and families for the occasion. Athletes and their schools are: Jonathan Marcelin, football, Bethany College; Jonathan Marsailles, wrestling, Central Baptist College; Maurice Campbell, football, Southern University; Jameel Jackson, football, Grambling State University; Tyler Gaskin, football, Benedict College; Deion Robinson, football, Graceland University; Eugene Jacobs, football, Ave Maria University; Nikko Crespo, baseball, SUNY Canton; Roneisha Jordan, volleyball/basketball, Rainy River Community College; Ebony Joseph, basketball, Rainy River Community College; Nic Padrick, football, Mount Union College; Demarcus Semer, football, Elmhurst College; and Shanessa Rees, softball, Benedict College. Congratulations to all.

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Moment of Silence/Reflection

Port St. Lucie High School students take time during organized school-wide events such as the recent flag football game to reflect in remembrance of victims of violence.  Student leaders work with school administrators to plan school events and opportunities for students to voice thoughts, share ideas, and exercise positive civic responsibilities.

Mock Trial at Palm Pointe

Mock Trial at Palm Pointe

Seventh grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, along with The Honorable Judge Smartt of the St. Lucie County Court, held a mock trial for their Civics Class.  This was a great learning experience for everyone who participated.

The students standing participated in the trial as the prosecutor, the defense, the witnesses, and the defendant along with their teacher Mrs. Anne Lulkin and Judge Smartt.

The students seated made up the jury.

Great job students.

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MOA students amaze showcase guests on scientific results

MOA students amaze showcase guests on scientific results

Student scientists Riley Kicker, from left, Shayne Nurse, David Todd, Kassidy Allie Stephenson, and Kaylee Andrews are joined by Kaylee’s younger sister Sara as they prepare to time the rate of sinking for various “plankton” creations designed by attendees of the recent Environmental Perspectives showcase of Arts and Sciences at Fort Pierce Westwood’s Marine & Oceanographic Academy. Students and guests alike were amazed at the scientific results!

MOA Senior Aneesa Dial Announced as Finalist in Florida’s  Leader 4 Life Fellowship Program

MOA Senior Aneesa Dial Announced as Finalist in Florida’s Leader 4 Life Fellowship Program

In a surprise announcement, Aneesa Dial of Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Marine and Oceanographic Academy (MOA), learned that she is one of 14 finalists for the Leaders 4 Life (L4L) Fellowship Program offered through the Take Stock in Children program at Indian River State College (IRSC). This is a prestigious statewide fellowship which is designed to provide highly motivated Take Stock in Children scholars who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, moral character, and academic success with the financial resources, services, and support needed to ensure student success throughout college. Six students will become “fellows” as winners of the L4L Fellowship. Fellows will be announced in January 2016.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and other members of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) joined Take Stock in Children program administrators along with other IRSC dignitaries including Dr. Edwin R. Massey for the announcement celebration at the Fort Pierce Westwood MOA campus. As a finalist for the L4L Fellowship, Aneesa received a certificate for a laptop and a certificate honoring her as a finalist. The high school senior is currently ranked 16 out of 311 students in her graduating class. She excels in her MOA and Dual Enrollment classes and participates in numerous school-based activities including National Honor Society, Environmental Club, and Aquarium Club among others. In the community, Aneesa is also active in supporting children’s ministries and Students Working Against Tobacco. She plans to continue her studies at the university level in marine biology.

Superintendent Gent stated that he is confident in her ability to continue to shine as a leader among her peers. “Aneesa represents the quality of students we have in St. Lucie Public Schools who will continue their learning and leadership to positively impact our community. I look forward to hearing about her many successes-to-come over the years,” he added.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

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Left to Right: John Lynch, Dr. Edwin R. Massey, James Sloan, Deborah Hawley, Aneesa Dial, Dominick Clayton, E. Wayne Gent, Joseph Lezeau, Leslie Taylor

MOA freshmen help art fair attendees create fish prints

MOA freshmen help art fair attendees create fish prints

At the recent Environmental Perspectives showcase of Arts and Sciences at Fort Pierce Westwood’s Marine & Oceanographic Academy, freshmen Lauren Martinez, from left, Caitlyn Richardson, and Aneesa Dial guided attendees in creating fish prints of various inhabitants of our south Florida waterways.

MLK Parade Winners Recognized

MLK Parade Winners Recognized

The Grand Parade is the capstone event of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Once again this year, all of our schools participated in the parade. Representatives from the Commemorative Celebration Committee honored the schools who won awards in the parade.

MLK Parade Winners

MLK Parade Winners

Congratulations to the following schools that received special recognition for their Martin Luther King, Jr. Grand Parade entries:

Elementary Schools

1st Place – Lawnwood Elementary

2nd Place – Rivers Edge Elementary

3rd Place – Savanna Ridge Elementary

Middle Schools

1st Place – Forest Grove Middle

2nd Place – Southern Oaks Middle

3rd Place – Dan McCarty Middle

K-8 Schools

1st Place – Northport K-8

2nd Place – Samuel Gaines K-8

3rd Place – Oak Hammock K-8

High Schools – Floating – Westwood High

Overall Participation and Creativity – St. Lucie West K – 8

 

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 AM on Monday, January 15 (Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Pierce).
The Festival in the Park and Health Fair @ Festival in the Park will follow the Parade at Lawnwood Stadium (Noon to 5 PM).
Awards Breakfast
Saturday, January 13
IRSC, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
8-11 AM
Sponsor: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
5K Marathon
Sunday, January 14
Old Fort Park
975 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
6:30 – 10 AM
Sponsor: SLW Lions Club/ Fort Pierce Lions Club / MLK Commemorative Committee
Grand Parade
Monday, January 15
Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Pierce
10 AM
Sponsor: MLK Commemorative Committee
Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
Health Fair @ Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
MLK Grand Parade Winners

MLK Grand Parade Winners

2018 MLK Grand Parade Results for School Entries

Elementary

1st Place: Frances K. Sweet Elementary

2nd Place: Village Green Elementary

3rd Place: Rivers Edge Elementary

 

K-8

1st Place: Northport K-8

2nd Place: Fort Pierce Magnet Arts

3rd Place: St. Lucie West K-8

 

Middle

1st Place: Forest Grove Middle

2nd Place: Southport Middle

3rd Place: Dan McCarty Middle

 

High

1st Place: St. Lucie West Centennial High

2nd Place: Fort Pierce Central High

3rd Place: Port St. Lucie High

View the parade by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AZs5cipxNg&t=164s

Week of Kindness

1st Place Morningside Elementary

2nd Place Dan McCarty Middle

3rd Place F. K. Sweet Elementary

Certificate of Participation: Windmill Point Elementary

MLK Grand Parade

MLK Grand Parade

St. Lucie Public Schools proudly participated in the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade.  This year’s theme “Renewing a Spirit of Empowerment, Engagement, and Non-violence” was reflected in schools’ parade entries which included float designs, band performances, cheer and dance presentations, and more.  This year’s commentators were the District’s own Dr. Donna Mills and Dr. Kevin Perry.

MLK Calendar Of Events

MLK Calendar Of Events

This year holds many opportunities to participate in the St. Lucie County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 35th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration.

LEGACY OF JUSTICE PEACE & EQUALITY

JANUARY 11 – 19, 2019

“WEEK OF KINDNESS”

TREASURE COAST CHAPTER OF CHARMETTES, INC.
LUVENIA H. MORGAN / (772) 577-0060

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019
“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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

“DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WREATH LAYING CEREMONY”

DREAMLAND PARK SOUTH 25TH ST. AND
ATLANTIC AVENUE
TIME: 1:00 PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
REGINALD FLOYD / (772) 971-2396

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“GRAND PARADE”
AVENUE I AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. LINEUP AT 9:00 A.M. PARADE AT 10:00 A.M.
MLK COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
CHERYL McCRARY / (772) 985-7012

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“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) 242-3298 TWONNETT BRUNSON // (772) 579-6162

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
HEALTH FAIR @ FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
LAWNWOOD STADIUM
TIME: 12:00 NOON – 5:00 P.M.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT HEALTH IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY ARLEASE HALL // (772) 370-1391
DAWN JONES /(772) 201-3357

 

For More Information: Contact: Dr. Danny M. Hoey, Jr., at (832) 589-8862 or mlkofslc@gmail.com

MLK Calendar Of Events

MLK CALENDAR OF EVENTS

LEGACY OF JUSTICE PEACE & EQUALITY

JANUARY 11 – 19, 2019

“WEEK OF KINDNESS”

TREASURE COAST CHAPTER OF CHARMETTES, INC.
LUVENIA H. MORGAN / (772) 577-0060

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
“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. MELISSA NEWTON / (772) 334-0738

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
“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.
DR. TAMIA McEWEN / (832) 309-5662

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
“MLK SPELLING BEE”
LINCOLN PARK ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
1806 AVENUE I, FORT PIERCE
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.
KATHERINE CHRISTOPHER / (772) 242-3298

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
“MLK ADULT SPELLING BEE”
LINCOLN PARK ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
1806 AVENUE I, FORT PIERCE
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CALETA SCOTT / CALETASCOTT@GMAIL.COM

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

“MLK INTERFAITH SERVICE”

RESURRECTION LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER 405 IXORIA AVE FORT PIERCE, FL 34982

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
LINCOLN PARK COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, INC. REV. DR. KENNY MILLS / (772) 370-5420

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
“CANDLELIGHT UNITY MARCH”
HISTORICAL LINCOLN THEATER
AVENUE D CORRIDOR
TIME: 6:00-6:45 P.M.
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC.
SIMMIE BURNS / (772) 971-5898

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
“MLK NAACP CEREMONY”
MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 800 AVENUE C, FORT PIERCE FL 34950
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
SLC BRANCH OF NAACP
BETTY BARNES / (772) 528-2774

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019
“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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

“DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WREATH LAYING CEREMONY”

DREAMLAND PARK SOUTH 25TH ST. AND
ATLANTIC AVENUE
TIME: 1:00 PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
REGINALD FLOYD / (772) 971-2396

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“GRAND PARADE”
AVENUE I AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. LINEUP AT 9:00 A.M. PARADE AT 10:00 A.M.
MLK COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE
CHERYL McCRARY / (772) 985-7012

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
“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) 242-3298 TWONNETT BRUNSON // (772) 579-6162

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019
HEALTH FAIR @ FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
LAWNWOOD STADIUM
TIME: 12:00 NOON – 5:00 P.M.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT HEALTH IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY ARLEASE HALL // (772) 370-1391
DAWN JONES /(772) 201-3357

 

For More Information: Contact: Dr. Danny M. Hoey, Jr., at (832) 589-8862 or mlkofslc@gmail.com

Mixing it up at Allapattah Flats K8

Mixing it up at Allapattah Flats K8

As Allapattah Flats middle school students wrapped up science fair, sixth grade moved into learning about magnetic forces.  The class has been using electric charges and magnetic charges within a lab setting for hands on learning.  Eighth grade has just finished studying various kinds of mixtures as well as matter and the energy cycle. Bailey McCall is pictured intently studying his work as he conducts an experiment on mixtures.