Mariposa Elementary Compares and Contrasts in Kindergarten

Mariposa Elementary Compares and Contrasts in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Team at Mariposa Elementary showed their amazing collaborative planning abilities as they put together an extremely engaging end-of-unit Gingerbread Day. After a week-long unit that involved comparing and contrasting different versions of the Gingerbread Man stories, the students illustrated their own gingerbread characters. The week ended with the students decorating gingerbread cookies and building Gingerbread houses of their own. The fun projects helped bring the stories to life. Mariposa’s Kindergarten Team pictured from left to right are Camelia Lebron, Sue Caldwell, Kari McIntyre, Laura Wollff, Greta Hyatt, and Linda Auciello.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Young Authors

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Young Authors

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!

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates the 100 Mile Club®

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates the 100 Mile Club®

At Mariposa Elementary, students in grades 2-5 joined in our 100 Mile Club® which was organized by our PE teacher, Mrs. Adriana Roberts. Whether the students ran, jogged, or walked towards their personal goals, the 100 Mile Club® inspired students of all abilities to be active in an accepting, positive, and inclusive environment.

Michael Resendiz-Torres, Gabriel Barahona, Yadiel Tavarez and Jaistyn Thurston ran or walked more than 100 miles each.  This year, Mariposa Elementary students walked more than 8,000 miles.  This was a great achievement for all of the students.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Storybook Character Day

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Storybook Character Day

Mariposa Elementary celebrated Storybook Character Day. It was a huge success and culminated with a character parade featuring Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades. Many of our teachers and staff participated as superheroes including our very own Principal R. Craig Logue and Assistant Principal Angela Patton.

Pictured Above: R. Craig Logue, Angela Patton, Claudia Bonilla, William Spies, Mindy Satawa, and Monica Almeida.

It was fun for all.

Pictured:  Arianna Lopez, Cristian Gomez, and Charles Sloan


Pictured: Teacher, Alicia Swink, with Angel Vittanueva, Aria Campbell, and Daniel Hernandez.

Pictured as Batman is William Spies, ESE Chair.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates our Military

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates our Military

On November 28, Mariposa Elementary had an assembly to honor men and women who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States Military.  Our students were encouraged to invite a family member or friend who is a Veteran or currently serving to attend this assembly.

During the program, a group of Veterans came to speak to the students. Mr. Chad Guess had his Mariposa Marching Band Drumline put on an amazing performance. Also, fifth grader Arbenz Jocelyn shared his essay about Veterans. Students truly enjoyed learning about patriotism and service and were extra excited when they found out that Amvets Post 15 donated a U.S flag to every student at Mariposa Elementary!

In February, the Veterans will be returning to Mariposa Elementary to present in individual classes. Students love to hear the Veterans’ life stories and the students have so much to learn from them.

 

Mariposa Elementary celebrates new outdoor amphitheater built by special volunteers

Mariposa Elementary celebrates new outdoor amphitheater built by special volunteers

A dual purpose ceremony was enjoyed at Mariposa Elementary School recently to honor Carl Andor, the St. Lucie County School District Adult Volunteer of the Year nominated by mariposa Elementary, as well as formally dedicate the school’s new outdoor amphitheater which Andor and his son, Logan, built during the summer with materials from Lowe’s purchased with a grant from the school’s music teacher Mary McCartney. During the ceremony, students sang a song written by Ms. McCartney for Mr. Andor’s efforts. Pictured are the celebrants.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrated Empowerment

Mariposa Elementary Celebrated Empowerment

Mariposa Elementary celebrated “Empowerment” which is a Social and Emotional Learning theme. Third grade teacher Ms. Mikki Watson is with Tajmore Cooper, Lauren Rocha, Rosalyn Lesesne, Jaden Salazar-Taveras, Anthony Narducci, Blake McKoy, Cooper Yates, Justin Garcia, Ariana Albuquerque, Jocelyn Erwin,  Macy Bierbach, and Tanner Feick. Everyone pictured is wearing yellow to celebrate empowerment.

 

Mariposa Elementary Brothers Help Fellow Students Go Home with Books

Mariposa Elementary Brothers Help Fellow Students Go Home with Books

At Mariposa Elementary’s book fair, many students benefited from a special donation from two brothers, Antonio Delatorre and Alejandro Delatorre. The brothers each donated $10 along with a letter they individually wrote indicating that they would like the money to benefit students who cannot afford a book. It was a very special donation indeed and many students went home with books because of their generous donation!

Also, the book fair hosted a “Books and Bubbly” event for teachers and staff. It included homemade appetizers and sparkling cider with a performance from Mr. Guess’ fifth grade students. This spectacular musical performance revolved around three books: Ghosts, Took, and The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade! which were highlighted at the book fair.

Thank you to all who supported the book fair. It was a huge success. Plus, many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers.

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Mariposa Elementary Attends All County Chorus

Mariposa Elementary Attends All County Chorus

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Mr. Chad Guess took a group of Mariposa students to the All County Chorus which was held at Lincoln Park Academy.  Radley Yackamouih, Alexis Whyms, Karina Arocho, Nathalie Carrion, Szofi Viskolcz, and Celeste Swanson sang with students from other St. Lucie Public Schools during the annual All County Chorus event.

Marine and Oceanographic Academy Promotes Anti-bullying with Lakewood Park Elementary

Marine and Oceanographic Academy Promotes Anti-bullying with Lakewood Park Elementary

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On Friday, November 6th, seniors from the Marine and Oceanographic Academy traveled to Lakewood Park Elementary to put on an anti-bullying skit for the students.

The skits, which were to created by the seniors, were meant to highlight different types of bullying that could take place in school and the resulting side effects.  In a day and age where bullying is becoming ever more prevalent, the seniors felt it was important to get the message out to the younger generation.

The seniors were thankful to Mrs. Young for allowing them to take time out of their day to meet with the students.

Marching Band Showcase Returns to Lawnwood Stadium

Marching Band Showcase Returns to Lawnwood Stadium

The 2nd Annual Marching Band Showcase is slated for October 20, 2018 at Lawnwood Stadium.  This year’s event promises to entertain all ages as middle and high school bands take the field to perform musical selections spanning Broadway hits to toe-tapping oldies.

Performances will highlight the talents and skills of students and directors.  The gates open at 6 PM for fans who will enjoy an exciting evening of music.  As a grand finale, middle and high school marching bands will unite for a collaborative performance under the direction of special guest conductor St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

The Education Foundation, a tremendous supporter of Arts in Education, is instrumental in supporting this event through its Matching Teacher Grant.

Participating Middle School Directors and Bands

Joe Colombo                   Forest Grove Middle

Charles Lukkari               St. Lucie West K-8

William Cromer               Allapattah Flats K-8

Ashley Egan                     Manatee Academy K-8

Amy Isenhower               Oak Hammock K-8

Joann Kinder                   Southern Oaks Middle

Jim LeBon                        Southport Middle

James LeBon                   Westgate K-8

High School Directors and Bands

Jason Albert                     Lincoln Park Academy

Jean Auguste                   Ft. Pierce Westwood High

Ian Crumpton                   Ft. Pierce Central High

Luke Hall                           Treasure Coast High

Brian Hoce                        St. Lucie West Centennial High

Troy Wiley                         Port St. Lucie High

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Marching Band Showcase Returns to Lawnwood Stadium

Marching Band Showcase Returns to Lawnwood Stadium

St. Lucie County, FL – The 2nd Annual Marching Band Showcase is slated for October 20, 2018 at Lawnwood Stadium.  This year’s event promises to entertain all ages as middle and high school bands take the field to perform musical selections spanning Broadway hits to toe-tapping oldies.

Performances will highlight the talents and skills of students and directors.  The gates open at 6 PM for fans who will enjoy an exciting evening of music.  As a grand finale, middle and high school marching bands will unite for a collaborative performance under the direction of special guest conductor St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

The Education Foundation, a tremendous supporter of Arts in Education, is instrumental in supporting this event through its Matching Teacher Grant.

Participating Middle School Directors and Bands

Joe Colombo                   Forest Grove Middle

Charles Lukkari               St. Lucie West K-8

William Cromer              Allapattah Flats K-8

Ashley Egan                     Manatee Academy K-8

Amy Isenhower              Oak Hammock K-8

Joann Kinder                   Southern Oaks Middle

Jim LeBon                        Southport Middle

James LeBon                   Westgate K-8

High School Directors and Bands

Jason Albert                     Lincoln Park Academy

Jean Auguste                   Ft. Pierce Westwood High

Ian Crumpton                   Ft. Pierce Central High

Luke Hall                           Treasure Coast High

Brian Hoce                        St. Lucie West Centennial High

Troy Wiley                         Port St. Lucie High

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

Marching Band Showcase Draws Music Enthusiasts

Marching Band Showcase Draws Music Enthusiasts

Bands from across the District took to the field at Lawnwood Stadium on Saturday, October 20th for the 2nd Annual Marching Band Showcase.

Audience members were entertained as students performed a wide array of tunes as individual school bands and as a collective group of musicians for the grand finale under the direction of special guest conductor, St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.

Marching Band Showcase

Marching Band Showcase

This year’s inaugural Marching Band Showcase was a spectacular event that highlighted the talents and skills of students and directors.  Fans crowded Lawnwood Stadium on Saturday evening (October 14) for an exciting evening of music as middle school and high school marching bands performed selections independently and (in a special performance) together under the direction of special guest conductor Dr. Kevin G. Perry.

The Education Foundation, a huge supporter of Arts in Education, was also instrumental in supporting this event through its Matching Teacher Grant.

Middle School:

Joe Colombo                    Forest Grove MS

Karen Crocco                   St. Lucie West K8

William Cromer                 Allapattah Flats K8

Ashley Egan                     Manatee Academy

Amy Isenhower                Oak Hammock   K8

Joann Kinder                   Southern Oaks MS

Jim LeBon                        Southport MS

James LeBon                   Westgate K8

 

High School:

Jason Albert                     Lincoln Park Academy

Jean Auguste                    Ft. Pierce Westwood  HS

Ian Crumpton                    Ft. Pierce Central HS

Luke Hall                          Treasure Coast HS

Brian Hoce                        St. Lucie West Centennial HS

Troy Wiley                         Port St. Lucie HS

 

 

Marching Band Music Performance Assessment

Marching Band Music Performance Assessment

Saturday, November 5th was a great day for the marching bands of SLPS as they performed in the District 13 Marching Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA)! The MPA is equal to FSA for classroom assessment. Band performances are assessed by critical experts in the field, and bands receive ratings in five categories by six judges. The highest two ratings are Superior (1) and Excellent (2).

SLPS always strives for its bands to score at a 2 or higher.  The following ratings were achieved from this year’s Marching MPAs:

Fort Pierce Central High School –  1 –  Superior

Fort Pierce Westwood High School –  1 –  Superior

Port St. Lucie High School –  2 –  Excellent

St. Lucie West Centennial High School – 2 –  Excellent

Treasure Coast High School -1 –  Superior  

Congratulations to all of our fine musicians!

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