The Jaguars did an outstanding job and will be training hard for the Florida State Final Drill Competition in Lakeland, FL on April 15th-16th.
The Jaguars did an outstanding job and will be training hard for the Florida State Final Drill Competition in Lakeland, FL on April 15th-16th.
The Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion had its first car wash of the year at the Auto Zone on US1, on August 27, 2016. The car washes help the Battalion raise money for field trips, competitions, and numerous other things. We had lots of people show up and support us. The cadets were out volunteering for 6 hours, and received community service hours. The cadets raised almost $300.
Port St. Lucie High School’s Jaguar ROTC Battalion hosted its 16thannual award ceremony where various awards were presented to deserving cadets. The awardees are selected based on exceptional JROTC performance and superior physical fitness, but a prerequisite for each award is academic excellence. The entire battalion gathered in the auditorium, anxious to learn who earned one or more of the various awards presented at the ceremony, such as the Sons of the American Revolution award, presented to cadet Captain Alex Seipel. Following the ceremony, the JROTC Booster Club hosted a reception for cadets who received an award and special guests that participated in the ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Jay Wise from The Sons of the American Revolution, St. Lucie River Chapter, and Cadet Seipel.
Jaguars First 2017 Drill Meet at Jupiter Community High School
By: Sarai Narvaez
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Drill Team competed in Jupiter Community High School’s Drill Competition against nine other schools on February 11th. The competition consisted of Armed Squad, Unarmed Squad, Armed Platoon, Unarmed Platoon, and Color Guard. The Jaguars did incredibly well for their first competition. Male Unarmed Squad earned 2nd place, Male Armed Squad achieved 3rd place, and Male Color Guard placed 1st. Male Unarmed Platoon came in with a 1st place finish and Male Armed Platoon took 3rd place. Female Armed Squad ranked 3rd place, Female Armed and Unarmed Platoon took 2nd place. The Jaguar Drill Team received 2nd place overall.
We are very proud of all the cadets who worked hard and took home nine trophies. All of the cadets are excited and look forward to a more impressive performance at the next meet which is the Area 3 Regional Drill competition, scheduled for March 11th, 2017 at Port St. Lucie High School.
The Jaguar Battalion began the drill season with an amazing start. They earned first place overall at the first meet held at Jupiter High School. Our drill team competed against 7 other schools. The Jaguars placed in the following events: First place- Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, Second place- Female Armed Squad commanded by Ashlee Seipel, Third place- Female Unarmed Squad commanded by Jamie Triplett, Third place- Male Unarmed Platoon commanded by Tyler Lynn, First place- Male Armed Platoon commanded by Anson Rivera, Third place- Male Armed Squad commanded by Jaffrey Murankus, and First Place- Dual Exhibition, executed by Ashlee Seipel and Zac St. John.
The Jaguar Battalion did an amazing job, congratulations to all the cadets.
The (J)aguar (A)thletes (G)etting (S)tronger, or JAGS, donated money, time, enthusiasm, and support for breast cancer research at the recent Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, held at the Port St. Lucie Civc Center. Port St. Lucie High School had representation from basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball, along with teachers, clerical staff, and family members and friends of the Jaguar Nation.
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Back-to-School Non-profit Expo at Grace Way Village.
When: Thursday, August 1, from 11 am to 3 pm.
Grace Way Village is one of many non-profits looking forward to supporting teachers in their efforts to care for our community’s children!
There are many non-profit organizations in the area that can help with the needs of your students.
It’s time to Boggle again for third graders at F.K. Sweet Elementary. Approximately 20 students meet each Tuesday morning to play the popular word game Boggle with their peers, and sponsors,Barbara Whellams and Morgan Haupt. Danielle Murray and Janyla Rolle are pictured having fun creating words.
First grade students in Ann Hartman’s class at Allapattah Flats K8 have been practicing the rules and expectations in learning areas, and one of the most favorite is the reading area. Jacob Garcia is pictured reading one of his favorite books, “Egad, Alligator” to the classroom alligator. First graders are off to a fabulous start with demonstrating their love of reading on a daily basis!
Office Max store manager Katrina Dannon, pictured left, and her team surprised fifth grade teacher Vincent Scotto, right, at Manatee Academy recently. Scotto was the recipient of the 2012 “A Day Made Better,” an award comprised of generous donations of school supplies! Principal Lillian Beauchamp nominated Mr. Scotto for maintaining high expectations in all students, modeling the belief that all children are capable of success, using his own money to buy student supplies, and his willingness to go beyond his classroom to help his colleagues.
Science experiments are underway during Angella Bennett’s science resource class at Gaines Academy. Fifth grade students took a sixteen ounce bottle and put baking soda and vinegar in it, added a balloon on the top of the bottle which inflated due to the chemical reaction. Pictured, from left, are students from Saphir St. Louis class Hope Johnson, Daisy Covarrubias, Samantha White, Destiny Richardson, and Gabrielle Harris.
FORT PIERCE, FL — The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., awarded its highest honor, the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, to Indian River State College. The award is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
IRSC was selected from more than 1,000 state and community colleges following a rigorous review of data, strategies, and outcomes related to student learning, degree and certificate completion, high rates of graduate employment, earnings for graduates, and exceptional access and success for minority and low-income students.
“The 2019 Aspen Prize is a credit to the people of Indian River State College and the outstanding communities we serve,” said Dr. Edwin Massey, President of IRSC. “From our Trustees, to our community partners, to our employees, to our dedicated students, IRSC is enriched with some of the most incredible people supporting our college mission, and this distinct honor validates their commitment on a national level. Bringing home the Aspen Prize is truly a celebration of their hard work.”
According to the Aspen Institute, Indian River State College stands out as one of the nation’s top community colleges for many reasons, including:
• IRSC has a 56 percent transfer rate, compared to the national average of 32 percent;
• IRSC has a 52 percent Bachelor’s attainment rate for students who go on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree, compared to the national average transfer rate of 42 percent; and
• IRSC alumni earn $41,492 on average five years after graduation, compared to the $38,714 average salary of all regional workers.
Additional factors underscore IRSC’s commitment to student success:
• During the 2017-2018 academic year, IRSC’s graduating class—3,951 students—was the largest in the College’s 58-year history;
• 94% of IRSC graduates find employment or continue their education, typically earning more than twice the average entry wage in the four-county area; and
• IRSC is designated as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the U.S. by the Department of Education, with no tuition increase in six years.
The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is awarded every two years and is generously funded by ECMC Foundation, Joyce Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and Siemens Foundation. IRSC has been selected as a top ten finalist for the award in each of the past three program cycles. In 2017, the College advanced to the Aspen Prize Top 3 as a Finalist with Distinction.
Indian River State College Volleyball Team volunteered to read with kindergarten students at C.A. Moore Elementary thanks to Head Coach Stephanie Skidmore and Assistant Coach Aubree Parker. Coach Aubree Parker is also the P.E. Teacher at C.A. Moore Elementary.
Indian River State College (IRSC) has a long-standing collaboration with St. Lucie County School District through which school district employees are given
tuition assistance. The tuition voucher allows employees to only pay for the first credit of each three-credit course. IRSC provides a tuition scholarship for the remaining two credits.
I am pleased to announce that IRSC has established a defined scholarship allocation for the school district for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 which
will include Associate and Bachelor level courses.
The District has been authorized to begin issuing vouchers per the normal process, effective now. The school district is responsible for authorizing our
employees to “draw against” the allocation through the issuance of tuition vouchers. Employees then take the tuition vouchers to IRSC cashiers along with the portion of the tuition due from the employee.
In order to be issued a tuition voucher, you must bring a copy of your registration form to the School Board Human Resources Office. Tuition vouchers are
available for full-time employees.
Samples of acceptable registration forms are attached to this email. Please do not pay for your course(s) prior to receiving your tuition voucher from the school district.
Please note that if your student ID number does not print on your registration, you will need to provide the number to the Human Resources Department when you receive the tuition voucher.
Office hours for the Human Resources Department:
Summer Hours through August 1: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Regular Hours beginning August 5: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
**********IMPORTANT NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR IRSC**********
IRSC has a new registration process that is being implemented this year, what is referred to as a Rolling Purge. All Fall 2019 fees are due by August 1st or
the student will be dropped for non-payment. Any student who is purged can attempt to register again on August 2nd
pending availability of the course, and will have to pay the same day. IRSC will continue purging for non-payment each night between August 1st
and August 16th.
The graduating Eagles earned a visit from Mrs. Michelle Cuba, Coordinator of the Health Professions Department at Indian River State College. Mrs. Cuba spoke to the students in their classrooms about career options that are currently available and in high demand in the health professions, the salaries, and the required course work. She applauded the students for having an interest in the health professions; however, they have to take their current school work seriously in order to be successful academically in high school and college. Students were provided with pamphlets with information in careers such as, registered nursing, practical nursing, nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, radiology, physical therapist assistant, dental hygiene, and many more.
Pictured: Mrs. Michelle Cuba, students in Dr. Pierre’s U.S. History class
Into the Woods, Jr. will be shown at the Southport Middle School cafetorium to the public on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) and Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 2:30pm (doors open at 2:00pm).
Tickets will cost $6.00.
Southport Middle School is located at 2420 SE Morningside Blvd. behind the Morningside Library.
Lincoln Park Academy senior, Luke Muller, has been selected as one of twelve to compete in the 2014 International Sailing Federation Youth World Championship Team Regatta in Tavira, Portugal, on July 12-19, 2014. Luke is a member of the Lincoln Park Academy International Baccalaureate program, has been nominated and appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and has been accepted for admission to Stanford University. Pictured from left are, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Parents George Muller & Ann Huff, LPA Senior Luke Muller, School Board Chair Debbie Hawley, Principal Pam Dampier, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell.
St. Lucie Public Schools is providing information and hiring opportunities for qualified individuals interested in teaching and substitute teaching.
Mark your calendar for August 1st!
St. Lucie West Centennial High School
On November 1st, 2014 the Interact Club of Treasure Coast High School, the Rotary Clubs from the Treasure Coast and Fort Pierce Area, and other volunteers came together to Stop Hunger Now! Treasure Coast Hospice hosted a meal-packaging event, which was an immensely fun, hands-on, and rewarding experience for everyone. The dedicated volunteers packaged 13,000 meals in just two hours!
Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly.
Empowering Young Minds
Working with programs like this helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skill development, and health care while also receiving much needed nutrition.
Young people like the Interact Club members of Treasure Coast High School benefit from this experience by learning more about events around the world and developing teamwork with leaders within their community. These community leaders from the Rotary Club (“Rotarians’), donate their time and effort to be a part of this and other service events within the community. The 77 members of TCHS’s Interact have already learned so much from projects with the Rotarians, and look forward to participating in future events like SHN with them.
Treasure Coast High School Interact Club
(Top Left): President Chloe Amedee, Isabel Tapanes, Angel Hayle, Esther Artica, Ivon Tamarit, Andrea Gonzales, Christian Hayes, Josephine Cuoco, Taylor Kelly, Yasmin White, Albert Zemsky
(Bottom Left): Stephanie Jagmohan, Geraldine Jean-Charles, David Martinez, Rene Mirucki, Riley Smith, Megan Wichern, Ms.Choppa Interact Sponsor and International Business Academy Instructor.
What is Stop Hunger Now?
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.
The packaging operation is mobile enough to go wherever volunteers are located, and can be adapted to accommodate as few as 25 and as many as 500 volunteers at a time. One SHN packaging event can result in the packaging of more than 1,000,000 meals. The use of volunteers for product packaging has resulted in an extremely cost-effective operation while, at the same time, increasing awareness of global hunger and food insecurity issues across the world. Stop Hunger Now provides over 70% of its meals to support transformational development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics.
Spread the Word and become a voice for the Hunger Now
You can join in the fight to eliminate hunger by spreading the word about Stop Hunger Now and the vision to end hunger within our lifetime. Tell your friends about Stop Hunger Now and invite them to visit our website at www.stophungernow.org to learn more about what we do. Go viral – invite friends to join the Stop Hunger Now Facebook Fan page or to follow us on Twitter to get updates about packaging events, recent crisis responses and to chat with other supporters.