The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County awarded over 60 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Night.
Congratulations to our seniors who are attending colleges and universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Berkley College of Music, Boston University, Citadel, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Johnson and Whales, New York Film Academy, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, University of West Florida.
During the months of April and May, Mariposa students have been writing and publishing their own books as a part of the annual celebration of writers — Young Authors. Students from grades kindergarten to fifth wrote, illustrated, edited, and published original stories. These books were shared and celebrated through several classroom and school-wide activities.
Four writers were chosen to represent Mariposa at the Young Authors Celebration. The students are Zane Barszcz (K, Mrs. Kari McIntyre), Irie Phillips (1st, Mrs. Toni Baptiste), Alonzo Cabral (2nd, Ms. Loretta Humprey), and Autumn Thomas (4th, Mrs. Michelle Williams).
In the Picture, Jacob McCallum is having an original Young Authors book read to him while Jeremiah Brewster is watching.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful authors for their hard work!
The second annual ECET2 conference was brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation. ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Event organizers explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.
The St. Lucie Public Schools Summer Musical presents Bye Bye Birdie at the Port St. Lucie High School auditorium.
Showtimes: Wednesday, June 15th through Sunday, June 19th with matinee and evening shows available.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the following locations:
Jay’s Fine Jewelry in St. Lucie West, Honey Baked Ham in Stuart, Joy’s Ice Cream and Joy’s Ice Cream Plus in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, Perkins in Port Saint Lucie, Tin Fish in Port St. Lucie, and the Port St. Lucie High School office.
For more information, call 337-6768 or visit our website at www.PSLHSDRAMA.com
St. Lucie Public Schools will host a Career Fair to hire exceptional teachers for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The two-day fair will be held on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 from 10 am until 2 pm on both days. The host site will be West Gate K-8 School which is located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, are dedicated to the process of continuous improvement in student achievement, and bring a strong sense of enthusiasm and connection to the philosophy that Failure Is Not an Option – No Exceptions, please join us and explore the possibilities. Have a resume in hand, and be prepared to interview—an on-line application is appreciated.
St. Lucie County is a great place to live, work, learn, play, and grow. To apply on-line, visit our webpage at www.stlucieschools.org. For detailed information about the career fair, contact the Human Resources Department of St. Lucie Public Schools at 772-429-7500.
Fourth graders at Savanna Ridge Elementary took part in a math fluency fact challenge. Those who met the math fluency expectations in each class got to eat their lunch outside with the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Melrose, and were treated to cupcakes. Way to go fourth grade math superstars!
Savanna Ridge Elementary Young Author class winners in Kindergarten through fifth grade were recognized and celebrated at an ice cream sundae social. Students enjoyed sharing a special treat with fellow Young Author winners and talking about their winning books they wrote. They were presented with a certificate from Mrs. Melrose, Assistant Principal, on behalf of the Literacy Committee. The following students are representing Savanna Ridge at the 2016 St. Lucie County Reading Council’s Young Authors Celebration on May 21st!
On Wednesday, May 18, a group of graduating seniors from St. Lucie West Centennial High School walked through the halls of Manatee Academy for the first ever high school clap out. Each year our 8th grade students participate in a clap out on their way to their middle school graduation ceremonies but this was the first time with high school seniors.
It was special for the seniors as some of them had once attended Manatee and had the opportunity to come back one last time to see the teachers and staff who helped them get to this point. It was a memorable experience. For the Manatee students, seeing the seniors in their caps and gowns provided excitement and understanding that with hard work, one day they too will graduate high school and get to have an entire school celebrating their accomplishments.
Mr. Kurt Wallach, a Holocaust survivor, visited Fort Pierce Westwood High School for a presentation for the junior class. He told his personal story and shared accounts and artifacts of his time in Nazi Germany. Mr. Wallach followed with taking questions from our student body. This was a somber, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience for our school and we are grateful for this opportunity.
A sincere thank you goes out to one of our history teacher, Ms. Tara Clark, for organizing this for our students and faculty.
Manatee Academy students in Ms. Shaver’s 1st period Civics class won first place in the state finals of the Project Citizen for their portfolio. Additionally, they won 2nd place for the oral competition which was scored on their presentation and question responses. Representatives from Ms. Shaver’s class participated in the state finals of Project Citizen on May 20th. Students presented their project to a panel of two different sets of judges comprised of Nova faculty, the League of Women Voters, and Florida Law Related Association staff. The competition had a total of 6 middle schools, three from St. Lucie Public Schools and three from Miami Dade. Because of this win, Manatee Academy’s board and binder will be traveling to Los Angeles for the Project Citizen national competition.
VPK Wildcats in Ms. Buescher’s class have worked hard all year! Students have learned letters, sounds, beginning reading strategies, numbers, addition and subtraction, science, social skills and more! We are so proud to move you up to Kindergarten next year!
Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade students at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts got to take a closer look at the food chain earlier this week as they dissected owl pellets to discover what prey the owl had consumed. Students had a great time and even got to take the bones they found home with them when they finished!
The Speakers Bureau Special Guest Speakers at Dan McCarty Middle School this month were Representative Larry Lee, Mr. Jerome Rhyant, Reverend Kenny Mills, and Mr. Lafayette Ashley. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students had the opportunity to hear the authentic testimonials of their guest speakers. Three separate sessions were held to accommodate each grade group and each session began with a musical presentation from Dr. Rolanda Jones and her students playing their African Drums.
Jonah DiCuia, Lauren McEwen, Jordan Hunt, and Jenna Franklin were treated to the movies this Saturday by their third grade teacher, Ms. Marla Liberatore for exceeding 200 Reading Counts points in third grade. Great job! Keep on reading!