LPA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH IS HONORED

LPA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH IS HONORED

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 – “C2G”

LPA Freshman – “C2G”

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!

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LPA Food Drive

LPA Food Drive

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.

 

 

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LPA Creative Writers Win Honors in IRSC Contest

LPA Creative Writers Win Honors in IRSC Contest

Congratulations to our Lincoln Park Academy students who placed in the annual Indian River State College Creative Writing Contest!

Molly Thomas won 2nd place in the 10th grade category for her short story, “Bermuda Love Triangle.”

Justin Heath won 3rd place in the 11th grade category for his short story, “Leviathan.”

Lindsey Allgire won 2nd place for in the 11th grade category for her untitled story.

Maya Donnell won 1st place in the 11th grade category for her short story “A Thousand Unwritten Pages.”

Lincoln Park is very proud of our authors. Congratulations!

Pictured from left to right: Maya Donnell, Lindsey Allgire, Mrs. Merritt, Justin Heath, Molly Thomas

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

LPA Creative Writers Achieve Top Honors

Students in Ms. Merritt’s Creative Writing Class at Lincoln Park Academy earned several awards in the Indian River State College Annual Creative Writing Contest. Students submitted one original work of writing in the poetry, drama, or short story category. The students’ work was judged by IRSC faculty members, and the awards were received on March 29th at the 2018 Creative Writing Contest Award Ceremony held at IRSC.

Casarah Dickson- 2nd Place Freshman Award

Marissa Ward- 1st Place Sophomore Award

Ryan Dakin- 3rd Place Junior Award

Isabelle McConville- 2nd Place Junior Award

The students are pictured with their teacher, Ms. Merritt.

LPA Creative Writer Wins at IRSC

LPA Creative Writer Wins at IRSC

Isabelle McConville represented Lincoln Park Academy in IRSC’s annual Creative Writing Contest. She won 1st place in the 10th grade category with her short story titled “When We Fall.” The award was presented at IRSC’s main campus during a reception for writers on March 30th.

Isabelle is pictured with her Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Merritt. Congratulations to Isabelle!

LPA – College Success Award Winner

LPA – College Success Award Winner

A high-quality public education should empower today’s young people with the skills they need to forge a path to bright futures. With this in mind, GreatSchools is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 College Success Award. This honor recognizes 814 high schools across nine states that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there.

The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. This data tells us whether students enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year. The award-winning schools are located in nine states where this postsecondary data is available: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa-winners/#florida

 

LPA Chorus Sweeps Worldstrides Orlando National Choral Festival

LPA Chorus Sweeps Worldstrides Orlando National Choral Festival

In March, the Lincoln Park Academy Choral Department participated in the Worldstrides OnStage Orlando National Choral Festival. Choirs participating in this festival were from Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, and Maryland. Although Lincoln Park was one of the smallest choral programs in attendance, they were very competitive and came away from the festival with an unprecedented nine awards including the coveted “Sweepstakes” award which was awarded to the most outstanding choral program. Other awards presented to LPA were as follows:

Women’s Chorale – Gold Award (Superior)

Concert Chorale – Gold Award (Superior) and 1st Place Ranking

Rhapsody Concert Choir – Gold Award (Superior) and 1st Place Ranking

Rhapsody Show Choir – Gold Award (Superior) and 1st Place Ranking

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The Adjudicators award is presented to those choirs that have the highest average score of 96% or above with 100% being the highest score. There were only four Adjudicators awarded and LPA won three of them! Those choirs were the Concert Chorale, Rhapsody Concert Choir, and Rhapsody Show Choir.

Lincoln Park Academy Chorus has been invited to perform at the Festival of Gold in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City next year.

Lastly, the Most Outstanding Chorus Award was presented to the LPA Rhapsody Show Choir who had the highest performance score of the festival.

Congratulations to the Lincoln Park Academy Choral Department and Mr. George Rahming, Jr.

 

LPA Chorale Performs at Disney Candlelight Processional for the 10th Consecutive Year

LPA Chorale Performs at Disney Candlelight Processional for the 10th Consecutive Year

On Friday, December 9th, the Lincoln Park Academy Concert Chorale participated in Disney’s Candlelight Processional which was held at Epcot Center. The Candlelight Processional tells the story of Christmas in words and music including a mass choir joined by a 50-piece live orchestra and a guest celebrity narrator. The guest celebrity narrator for this evening was Anthony Mackie who played the Marvel Superhero Falcon in the movie Captain America: Civil War.

This is the Lincoln Park Academy Concert Chorale’s 10th consecutive year being selected to participate in this very prestigious event.

 

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LPA Band Student Cameron Slack to All-State

LPA Band Student Cameron Slack to All-State

Lincoln Park Academy senior band student Cameron Slack has been selected to perform in the Florida Music Education Association All-State Symphony Orchestra. He will be performing at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Saturday, January 12th. Congratulations!

 

LPA Attends State Thespian Festival

LPA Attends State Thespian Festival

During Spring Break of 2019, the Lincoln Park Academy Theater attended the 2019 State Thespian Festival. The level of accomplishment of the students that represented this theater department was the most impressive that it has ever been. Students were awarded with three superior rated scholarship auditions, all of which yielded interviews for colleges with the applicants for scholarships and training programs.  An additional three were superior rated performance pieces, two excellent ratings, and a straight superior rated Top Honors award on the Large Group Musical Performance. During the festival, students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops led by professional actors, producers, choreographers, technicians, and dancers. These workshops taught students how to rehearse, perform, manage, and maintain a theater in the professional world, and better prepare them for opportunities in the future. As always, we look forward to attending the State Festival next year and are grateful to have been able to attend this year!
LPA and Dads: Combo for Success!

LPA and Dads: Combo for Success!

On Wed. Sept. 26, we were privileged to host LPA dads as they brought their children to school, showing their committed support in their children’s education and social and emotional well-being. During our time together, we recognized, appreciated, and encouraged dads to continue partnering with LPA and together we will equip “our children” with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed.

LPA is proud of our dads!

LPA Advances in Digital Video Competition

LPA Advances in Digital Video Competition

FORT PIERCE, FL –  Lincoln Park Academy’s Adobe CAPE Academy team moves to the final round of judging for the Kid Witness News (KWN) global digital video competition.  KWN is a global video education program supported by Panasonic, with the aim of boosting creativity, enhancing 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.”

 

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.

LPA Administrative Team Congratulates their Winners

LPA Administrative Team Congratulates their Winners

Congratulations to our wonderful teachers and staff who have been recognized by their peers for their amazing influence on our school,  students, and community they care so much about. Stellar job!
Shown here are:   Jennifer Newcomb, Outstanding First Year Teacher; Maria Coello-Mays, School Related Employee of the Year; Stephen Windhaus , Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year; Vanessa Ross, Teacher of the Year.

 

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Teacher of the Year – Vanessa Ross and the LPA Administrative Team

 

 

School Related Employee of the Year – Maria Coello-Mays and the LPA Administrative Team

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year – Stephen Windhaus and the LPA Administrative Team

 

 

 

Outtanding First Year Teacher – Mrs. Jennifer Newcomb and  the LPA Administrative Team

 

Love’s Travel Stops Donate $2,000 to SLC Public Schools

Love’s Travel Stops Donate $2,000 to SLC Public Schools

Love’s makes a donation of $2,000 to a local school or nonprofit at the grand opening of each new store. The Fort Pierce location at 200 South Kings Highway just opened on May 8, 2014. At the June 10th School Board Meeting, General Manager Eric Wolf was recognized for the donation that will go to the St. Lucie County Public Schools by way of the Education Foundation. Through a grant matching funds, the St. Lucie Education Foundation will match this amount for a total of $4,000 for our public schools. We welcome Love’s Travel Stop as a new business partner.

Pictured are, Carissa Zerga (SLC Education Foundation), Genelle Yost (Superintendent), Eric Wolf (Love’s Travel Stops), Debbie Hawley (School Board Chairman), Dr. Mark Rendell (Deputy Superintendent).

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam

Fort Pierce Central’s “Poison Pens” spoken word poetry team won Semi Finals in Jason Taylor’s 4th Annual Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam. As one of the final four winning teams in the state of Florida, they move on to Team finals Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Nova Southeastern University. Congratulations!

Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Award Winners

Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Award Winners

On October 14, 2014 the Loretta Adams and Sam Andrianoff Awards were presented in conjunction with the declaration of Disability History and Awareness Month. These two exceptional people left a great legacy. Loretta Adams was the forefront of the inclusion movement and was an advocate for students with disabilities. This years awards were presented to Megan Guyer, Assistant Principal at Fort Pierce Central High School and Kathy Nobel, Transportation Area Manager ESE. These ladies represent what it means to be an advocate for students with disabilities. They make a difference in the lives of the people they work with each and everyday.

Sam Andrianoff was a student who overcame many challenges and obstacles to realize success. This years awards were presented to Michael Bean from Port St. Lucie High School and Aaron Hanna from St. Lucie West Centennial High School. These young men have worked to be an active part of their community through volunteer activities as well as employment. Both Michael and Aaron have developed and used skills to advocate for themselves as they transition from school to adult life.

Pictured are, Bill Tomlinson, Debbie Hawley, Aaron Hanna, Michael Bean, Megan Guyer, Lesa Kitzmiller, Kathy Nobel, Betty Jean and John Andrianoff, and Genelle Yost.

 

 

Looking For Ways to Support Students in Need?

Looking For Ways to Support Students in Need?

Below is a letter from Grace Way Village that shares ways in which students in need can be assisted with school clothing and nutrition needs:

Dear St. Lucie County School Teachers and Guidance Counselors:

For the sake of those who do not know about Grace Way Village, a well-established nonprofit serving those in need for the last 9 years, here is a brief rundown of all that we do:

  • Provide free clothing for all children in need thru the age of 18
    (If student is still enrolled in HS, thru the age of 20)
  • Provide free a hot lunch on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 and a hot dinner on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Provide free nonperishable food for all Sunday dinner guests to take home
  • Provide free basic life workshops on Wednesdays
  • Provide free the “Getting Ahead” class for adults striving to get out of poverty

Yearly, we host a summer expo for teachers to come and meet with over 20 local nonprofits that can assist them in helping their students in need. It is very important that you know the following:

  • Grace Way Village appreciates greatly all that you do for your students
  • Grace Way Village wants to assist you whenever there is a need
  • All the local nonprofits feel the same. You are not alone in your efforts!

Grace Way Village can help you with immediate needs of clothing and food. Here is how:

  • Call 772.529.7860 (cell phone, do not give to parents), leaving the following information:
  • Child’s clothing information: sex, size (child’s or teen’s) for shirt, pants, & shoes
  • If food is needed, provide the # of family members
  • Your name, school, & cell number. You will be contacted as soon as the items have been gathered for you to pick up.
  • If it is on a Wednesday when the clothing program, Hope’s Closet, is open, you may stop by to either shop yourself or to pick up the items if you have previously called in the information noted above. Please arrive no later than 4:45 p.m.

All of us at Grace Way Village care deeply for our neighbors in need, appreciating the truth of all that teachers do. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. You will not be disappointed!

Sincerely,

Cathie Mouring
Executive Director

1780 Hartman Rd.                                          772.925.3074
Fort Pierce, FL 34947                     info@gracewayvillage.com             www.gracewayvillage.com            

 

 

This advertisement meets school board policy 9.40 for distribution of the advertisement.  However, this acknowledgement does not represent an endorsement or recommendation of the product/service advertised.

Look For Your Ballot This Week

Look For Your Ballot This Week

Every registered voter in St. Lucie County will receive a postage paid mail-in ballot on or about April 3rd.  This is a very important referendum to raise teacher pay, keep a school resource officer on every campus, and enhance mental health services for our children. A Citizens Advisory Committee will have oversight to guarantee every dollar goes where it is intended.

Please cast your ballot and make your voice heard. Return your ballot on or before April 23 in the postage-paid envelope.