Southport Middle School Students Get Career Ready!

Southport Middle School Students Get Career Ready!

Southport Middle School had its first Career Day event on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Volunteers throughout the community came to present their careers to our 7th and 8th grade students. Presentations were job-fair style and  volunteers each had a designated table or assigned area where they spoke about their area of expertise. Students were able to walk through and view each of the displays. They were given advice and learned what educational training and personal skills are necessary in each field, and what a typical day is like through games and presentations.

Picture: Students look on as pilot Tony Richardson explains his background, education, and his daily life in this career. This event was just one of the exciting activities planned for Career Week in order to prepare students to be college bound and career ready.

Disability Awareness Month – JTV Chats Topic

Disability Awareness Month – JTV Chats Topic

Students in Port St. Lucie High School’s TV Production program exercised their technical, creative, collaborative, and communication skills as they took full responsibility for the production of the high schools’ first in a series of informative segments known as “JTV Chats.”

The inaugural show was hosted by Sarah El Khoury, senior at PSLHS, and featured Mr. Bill Tomlinson, Executive Director of Student Services and Exceptional Student Education. Technical direction behind the scenes was attributed to Javid Khan and Tyrik Coleman, also seniors at PSLHS.

Jaguars Dominate at South Fork

Jaguars Dominate at South Fork

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Raider team competed in South Fork’s Raider Competition against 17 teams from 7 other schools. The competition consisted of five events: 3 mile team run, Cross Country Rescue, The Raider Fitness Challenge, 200lb tire flip over a 100 meter course, and the One-Rope Bridge event.  Before the Cross Country Rescue everyone takes a written first aid test, during the event the team simulates a casualty by carrying an 80-120lb stretcher over a mile long course while wearing three 30lb ruck sacks.  To complete the Raider Fitness Challenge the team must go through a course consisting of a 10 yard low crawl, a 40 yard 20-30lb sandbag carry, an obstacle to either go over or under, a speed agility maze, an 120lb object to carry around 50’ length, and a turnaround point to repeat the course in reverse.  The Jaguars dominated the competition, the male team and the female team won first place Over All winning four out of the five events.  Males and females placed first place in the 3 mile team run, cross country rescue, the raider fitness challenge, and the One-Rope Bridge.  We are very proud of all the cadets’ who work hard and took home 10 first place trophies.

 

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First Graders at F. K. Sweet Have Fun With Shapes

First Graders at F. K. Sweet Have Fun With Shapes

Students in Mrs. Alice Parks’ first grade class at Frances K. Sweet worked on composing two-dimensional shapes.  The shapes were: rectangles, squares, trapezoids, and triangles.  The students created a composite shape using pretzels and marshmallows as their manipulatives.  The students enjoyed eating their shapes after making them. Students from left to right: Mia Delara and Rain Bailey

Bayshore Welcomes Dads

Bayshore Welcomes Dads

On September 30, Bayshore Elementary welcomed fathers and male role models to observe the Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The media center received 120 fathers and male role models representing 146 students, or 20% of the student body, who were greeted by the school administrators and teachers. During the event, fathers and male role models participated in the signing of the pledge as a demonstration of their commitment to their children’s education. Fathers were also invited and encouraged to participate in future Dads Take Your Child to School Day events.

SGA Visits the Community

SGA Visits the Community

Hear the Good News of Gaines. Join us for a School Advisory Council/PTO meeting at New Destiny Family Worship Center on Thursday, October 15th at 6PM.
New Destiny is located at 1801 North 27th Street in Fort Pierce. 

 

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REE Stomps Out Bullying!

REE Stomps Out Bullying!

One of the 5th grade classes at Rivers Edge Elementary celebrated World of Bullying Prevention Day by defining characteristics of a bully, what measures students can take to prevent bullying, and what students can do if they see bullying within their school and community. Each student took a stand against bullying by sharing one way they can “STOMP OUT BULLYING.”

Cobra Adopt-a-Road

Cobra Adopt-a-Road

On Wednesday, September 20, 2015, the Fort Pierce Central High JROTC Cobra Battalion continued their commitment to a cleaner environment. More than 70 students headed out with pokers and garbage bags to clean up on South 25th Street. The Cobra Battalion has participated in the “Adopt-A-Road” program for many years cleaning up the section of South 25th Street between Midway Road north to Bell Avenue. After picking-up numerous bags of garbage and making the road cleaner, the Cobra Battalion headed back to the school to enjoy an afternoon bar-b-que and fellowship.

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STEM Takes Over in a Rivers Edge 5th Grade Class

STEM Takes Over in a Rivers Edge 5th Grade Class

Earning the highest scores in the county on the 5th Grade Science portion of the FCAT last year is not slowing down Rivers Edge from striving to continue their long tradition in the study of science. Recently, one of Rivers Edge Elementary’s 5th grade classes explored how sound energy can be transferred to different objects.

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St. Lucie Turns On Lights for Afterschool on October 22nd

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools unites with other communities across the nation on October 22nd to turn the lights on for afterschool programs and activities. During this rally for afterschool program awareness, more than twenty-five area afterschool programs are expected to participate in the 16th annual Lights On Afterschool.

Two locations are earmarked for the rally in St. Lucie County according to organizers Terrance Platt and Kimberly Roberts. The PALS Center in Fort Pierce and the Port St. Lucie Community Center in Port St. Lucie will open their doors from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM in order for parents, students, and community members to become familiar with afterschool opportunities.   Representatives from a host of organizations including library services, area churches, tutorial services, sports programs, mentoring services, service organizations, parks and recreation programs, and much more will man booths in an expo-style setting. Students will perform, attendees will have opportunities to win door prizes, and hands-on activities will be available.

Roberts said, “We want this to be a community event. We want everyone in our community to see this as an opportunity to showcase all the programs and activities in our community, because this can have a positive impact on our children.”

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent agrees with afterschool programs’ positive impact on students. He said, “Quality afterschool programs refine students’ skills and broaden their perspectives on opportunities available to them.” Gent also affirmed the fact that afterschool activity involvement contributes to improvements in attendance, behavior, academic achievement, and more.

For more information about Lights on Afterschool, contact Terrence Platt or Kimberly Roberts at    772.429.3617 or 772.429.3957 respectively.

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 St. Lucie Public Schools’ website www.stlucieschools.org ; Facebook www.facebook.com/stlucieschools; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The fourth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 28th at Fort Pierce Central High School in the auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by choral director, Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend backpack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Grace Packs.

The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Northport K-8 School, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

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 St. Lucie Public Schools’ website www.stlucieschools.org ; Facebook www.facebook.com/stlucieschools; Twitter@StLucieSchools; or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

Centennial Baseball Players Read to SLWK-8 1st Graders

Centennial Baseball Players Read to SLWK-8 1st Graders

SLWK81St. Lucie West Centennial High School baseball players visited Mrs. Yancy’s first grade class at St. Lucie West K-8 School recently. The players introduced themselves to the students and read a book to them. Afterward, students asked questions about being a baseball player and what it was like over at the “big school” (SLWCHS). The players seemed to enjoy themselves and our first graders were ecstatic to meet the “big boys”! The baseball players will be returning next month for an interview session, where the first graders will interview the players.

SLPS Educators Attend, Present, and Are Honored at Florida’s Council for the Social Studies Conference

SLPS Educators Attend, Present, and Are Honored at Florida’s Council for the Social Studies Conference

Nineteen educators from St. Lucie Public Schools recently attended the 58th Annual Florida Council for the Social Studies Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Dr. Susan Taboada of Treasure Coast High School and Dr. Karen Garcia-Rinelli of Oak Hammock K-8 presented three sessions at the conference introducing a variety of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) applications that can be utilized in social studies classrooms.

Terrance Barriner of Forest Grove Middle School, Ronald Frazer of Port St. Lucie High School, and Sandra Frapart of Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition were recognized at the awards dinner as the Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year for St. Lucie County.  This year’s Keynote Speaker was Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Activist, who told her story and connected the struggles of the 1960s to those of today. Teachers learned a tremendous amount of information and participated in various content-specific activities that they can take back to their classrooms immediately. Participants enjoyed the collegial conversations with teachers from around the state and were mesmerized by the Keynote Speaker’s personal tale.

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The Giving Concert Benefits Students

The Giving Concert Benefits Students

The fourth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 28th at Fort Pierce Central High School in the auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by choral director, Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend backpack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.

Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Grace Packs. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy, Northport K-8 School, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School.