It’s a Three-Peat!
Lincoln Park Academy is sending an Odyssey of the Mind Team to World Finals for the third year in a row!
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition that includes learning communities from all over the world. The abilities to cooperate, communicate and share talents acquired while on an Odyssey Team are just what the next generation needs to meet the challenges of our future.
The Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team’s excellent performance at the State Competition has earned them the honor of representing the state of Florida at the World Finals held at the University of Iowa. This is an honor that requires raising the funds needed to get there! The team of seven students is working hard to meet this challenge. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/mvr4gty to add your 100% tax deductible support to this endeavor!
Students, left to right; Hamza Razuman, Rachael Howard, Brenden Rouse, William Clarizio, Samantha Strong, Baylie Cainas, Samreen Razuman
Please come out and support the Lincoln Park Academy Bowling Team that has qualified to participate in the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana in June. Bowlers will be outside the St. James Publix on May 16th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Any donations and support are welcomed.
Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team, in conjunction with Five Guys of SLW, will be hosting a “Community Night” on 5/17 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. When making your purchase, please mention Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team so the team can receive a percentage of your purchase. Funds raised will be used to send the team to the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Don’t miss LPA’s Seussical the Musical this Friday and Saturday.
Friday, March 31st
Saturday, April 1st
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Mrs. Jamie Spooner‘s Honors English classes participated in the Great Thanksgiving Listen between the Thanksgiving and Winter Break. This project, developed by NPR and StoryCorps, allowed the students to interview friends, family, and important role models to allow their memory and voice to be saved to the Library of Congress. It helped the students to continue to grow as communicators during their study of American literature.
The Odyssey of the Mind Team represented LPA on Saturday, March 10th in the Regional competition in West Palm Beach and will be moving on to the State competition on Saturday, April 14th in Orlando. The Team won first place and was additionally awarded an “Omer Award,” which is given to teams “for meeting and exceeding the goals of the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition.”
We are proud to announce that the Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team’s performance at the 2014 World Finals ranked 8th in the world! The students are to be commended for their hard work and exceptional creativity.
Congratulations to the team: S. Razuman, H. Razuman, R. Howard, B. Cainas, S. Strong, B. Rouse, W. Clarizio and their coach, Judith Hueter.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, 26 select 8th grade students from Lincoln Park Academy toured several programs at Indian River State College during Middle School Great Explorations. These students spent the day gaining valuable hands-on experience in the robotics, photonics, medical services, and computer animation/digital media fields. The purpose of the trip centered on the connection between secondary education and the world of work, cementing the learning which took place during the 8th grade Naviance activities completed throughout the school year. Feedback from the students was very encouraging and we can’t wait for next year’s trip!
On Friday, September 27, 2019, Lincoln Park Academy Middle School students participated in the annual Commitment to Graduate “C2G” ceremony. This ceremony reminds students of the caring adults who support them and why they are in school, which is to graduate!
After the students shook Mr. Sanabria’s hand, signed a graduate silhouette, and received a keepsake to commemorate the celebration.
This is their declaration that they are their commitment to graduate from high school. Their commitment silhouette will be proudly displayed on campus.
Great job, Greyhounds!
On Tuesday November 22, 2016, Lincoln Park Academy Middle School students participated in the annual Pathway to Success ceremony. Whether it’s the youngest Greyhounds in the class of 2024 or the voting-age seniors who graduate in May, all students deserve to know they inspire adults around them.
The students received a keepsake to commemorate the ceremony and signed a graduate silhouette ensuring their commitment to be successful at LPA which is displayed proudly on campus.
Great job, Greyhounds…and keep up the hard work!
Lincoln Park Academy elected new middle school officers on Friday, September 27th. Candidates campaigned throughout the week, garnering votes for the election. Middle school students voted in their social studies classroom after listening to candidates speeches during the morning announcements.
The winners are:
President Emma Rizzo
Vice President Amani Mohd
Secretary Camille Annos
Treasurer Alexis Bentinganan
Historian Kanosha Hartwell
Public Relations Carmela Bustamante
On Saturday, March 18, the LPA Key Club provided assistance to the Main Street Fort Pierce program by sponsoring and promoting the Coloring Wall during the Taste of the Sea and Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival in downtown Fort Pierce. Designed as a means to recruit festival participants in an entertaining and creative activity, the Coloring Wall was very successful.
Throughout the day, several Key Club members were able to entice young and old alike to express themselves with crayons, paints, chalk and markers. As the pictures show, the wall drew many children and adults alike to paint pictures, express their emotions and convey messages for others to read.
Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage economic development in conjunction with historic preservation. Established in 1988, Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation) is a local, public-private partnership funded by memberships, fund-raising projects and city government.
The LPA Key Club’s next civic activity is scheduled for April 1 when it will join with the Fort Pierce Central Key Club, the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club and the Public Works Department of the City of Fort Pierce in the Lott Insurance Beach Cleanup. It will begin at 9:30 am at the Kimberly Bergalis Beach Park. A lunch of Jambalaya and drinks will be prepared and provided by Lott Insurance Services.
The Lincoln Park Academy Key Club participated for the first time in the City of Fort Pierce “A Cattleman’s Christmas Parade.” The Sunrise Kiwanis Club sponsored and provided a small trailer along with a 1949 vintage tractor. The members worked very hard to build a float. Forty-two students walked behind the float and represented the newly reinstated club and our Greyhound pride.
Congratulations to the Lincoln Park Odyssey of the Mind teams! On February 29, Lincoln Park Academy’s two Division 2 teams competed in the Regional Tournament at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach. Both teams were outright winners in their respective long-term problems in a region represented by St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Martin, Highlands, Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems in a competitive environment that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretations of literary classics.
The 7th Grade Team, with a strong showing in the long-term problem and style categories, left the second-place team behind by 108 points, brought home gold medals and an automatic slot in the state tournament. Pictured here, shortly before receiving their gold medals, from left to right, are Bryce Myers, Toby Miller, Mika Blakeman, Aniya Maldonado, Lillian Porter, Derek Boyer and Coach Plasencia.
The 8th Grade Team faced some stiff competition. The strong showing on the long-term problem and style were important as the team’s excellent performance in Spontaneous (96 points) was matched by the second-place team. Eventually, LPA prevailed by 87 points. Pictured here, shortly after the long-term problem performance, from left to right, are Bryan Arias, Coach Plasencia, John Jenkins, Aaron Briggs, Steve Dwyer, Tiffany Campbell, Zoya Mukhamedov, and Jayden Weil.
The LPA support staff includes Mr. Nosley Plasencia (Head and Long-Term Coach), Mr. Stephen Windhaus (Spontaneous Coach), and Mrs. Myra Windhaus (Assistant Coach). Appreciation is extended to the students’ families for their support, with special recognition to Iva Campbell, Janet Cazanas and Melissa Porter for their many hours of volunteer efforts.
We are very proud of our Odyssey of the Mind teams and wish all the team members the best of good fortune at the State Tournament, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on April 11, 2020. Go Greyhounds.
The Lincoln Park Academy Adobe CAPE Academy team made it into the final round of judging for another global digital video competition! Kid Witness News (KWN) is a global video education program supported by Panasonic, with the aim of boosting creativity and communication skills and fostering teamwork through video production by children at the elementary and secondary school levels. There are currently 553 schools in 19 countries participating in the program worldwide, of which 53 of those schools are enrolled in the U.S. Although KWN represents students from schools across the country and around the world, the messages in their videos have common themes that cannot be ignored. They reflect the world they live in and what affects their everyday lives. Through these videos, we are able to see “The World Through Their Eyes.”
Members of the LPA Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA Club, attended the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Orlando between April 7th and April 9th. The Club was represented by Kassandra Sanz (senior), Adriana Sanz (sophomore), Diana Ion (senior), Catiana Romain (senior) , and Club Advisor Mr. Sadlocha. While there, Kassandra Sanz was recognized as a bronze recipient of the Barbara James Service Award for community service and for placing 10th overall in the Healthcare Issues exam. In addition, Adriana Sanz placed 2nd overall in the Courtesy Corps volunteer category and received recognition for her contributions to HOSA Happenings, which serves as a Club newsletter. Due to their success in the Healthcare Issues exam and HOSA Happenings respectively, Kassandra and Adriana Sanz have qualified for the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando June 21-24, 2017.
Way to go Greyhounds!
Congratulations to the Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind team! On March 9, 2019, LPA competed in the regional tournament at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach. It was the first time in five years a Division 2 team entered the competitions. The team members are headed to the Florida State Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on April 6, 2019.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K through 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
The Problem 5 team captured first place in its category. Pictured above just after receiving their gold medals, from left to right, are Bryce Myers, Madison Carpenter, Madeline Chiong, Avery Greer, Aniya Maldonado, Coach Plasencia, Tobias Miller and Derek Boyer.
The problem-solving performance of Opposites Distract received much praise for the colorful costumes reflecting the emotions represented, great voice projection, stage presence, and exceptional creativity. Their performance in the Spontaneous Program Challenge was another team highlight. The program is worth a maximum of 100 points, but the judges exercised their power to award additional points, raising the bar to 130.66 points for their construction project.
We are very proud of our Odyssey of the Mind team and wish the team members the best of luck at the state tournament!
The girls tennis team at
Lincoln Park Academy recently won the All-State Academic Team Award from
the FHSAA with a combined 3.912 GPA. Congratulations to the coaches
From left to right: Coach Lisa
Hevner, Camila Alarcon, Jaclyn Dyer, Jasmine Cortez, Juliana Ball,
Shreya Reddy, Rheanna Vaughan and Coach Nicole Erickson
On December 19th, Coach Wendell Adams was honored for winning his 400th girls basketball game. Coach Adams is in his 20th season, and in February 2018 he became the girls basketball all-time wins leader on the Treasure Coast. Pictured with Coach Adams are his long-time assistants, Nicole Erickson and Veryl Moore. Congratulations to Coach Adams!
LPA Freshman are Committed to Graduate “C2G”
Lincoln Park Academy Freshman had their first freshman meeting. During the meeting, several things were discussed by their class sponsor, Ms. Erickson. Mr. Sanabria, school principal, spoke to the students and shook the hand of every freshman to ensure their commitment to graduate during 2020. The freshman received a bracelet as a symbol of their commitment!
Lincoln Park Academy’s Middle School Student Council is grateful to be assisting the effort to eliminate hunger within the community. With the tremendous outpouring of effort from students and staff, LPA was able to donate 2 1/2 wagons of non-perishable food items to the Mustard Seed Ministry.