Honor Roll Season Northport K-8

Honor Roll Season Northport K-8

Northport community is so proud of our sixth grade Sharks and our seventh grade Stingrays who earned the Principal’s Honor Roll, A Honor Roll, B Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance. The third nine weeks is always the most difficult, and these students worked hard to achieve. We congratulate all teachers, students and parents for working as a team and ensuring success and forward progress. Great job everyone!

Honor Band

Honor Band

Congratulations to Gaines Academy students: Lorena Ramirez-Garcia, Sedre Wright, Brandon Davis, and Nira Troublefield for being selected to the Indian River State College’s Four County Honor Band.  The Four County Honor Band is comprised of students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties.  These students will spend roughly 15 hours over the course of three days in rehearsal with guest clinician Dr. Shelby Chipman, Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M University, and perform a concert at the end of the clinic.

Homework Help Workshop Held at Palm Pointe

Homework Help Workshop Held at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently held a workshop “Homework Help” for parents. St Lucie County’s Parent Academy came to Palm Pointe to provide parents with the tools to help them deal with common homework problems such as: refusing to do homework, talking, or waiting until the last minute. All parents with students in grades K-8 were invited to come to the event. This workshop was very informative for the parents and was well attended. Pictured is Craig Perry and Nancy Brown from the Parent Academy as they present information at the workshop.

Homecoming Reunion At Southport

Homecoming Reunion At Southport

We were extremely honored to help Private First Class Kimberly Foulk, United States Army, to surprise her children after being deployed for the past seven months. Her children were in class when they were called to the office. Her son William was little anxious when he was called, but when he walked into the attendance office and saw the badge on her arm, he was overwhelmed with joy! What a great reunion and the children were filled with so much happiness to see mom.

We thank you for your service and dedication to our country. Enjoy this time with your family!

Home Depot Supports PSLHS

Home Depot Supports PSLHS

The PSLHS 9th Grade Academy was awarded a grant from the Home Depot in Ft. Pierce!

They supplied us with paint and all the supplies to paint all the classrooms in our academy. They even provided volunteers to help us paint! We also had special guests there to help us. School board member, Troy Ingersoll, and Marty Sanders, the executive director over facilities for our district, came out to help too. We painted 11 classrooms, and we’re looking forward to our next painting day!

 

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Holocaust Survivors Recount History for Students at Oak Hammock K-8

Holocaust Survivors Recount History for Students at Oak Hammock K-8

PORT ST. LUCIE – Norman Frajman, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and President of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust group, traveled from Boynton Beach to Oak Hammock K – 8 in Port St. Lucie with 20 members of the organization for what has become an annual commemorative event – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frajman and others, shared their emotional and moving stories of concentration camp survival during World War II with sixth graders who linked their classroom studies to the authentic experiences of their campus guests.

 

According to Belkis Madera, event organizer and veteran educator, “Honoring children of the Holocaust has grown into a highly anticipated event each year.  It is an opportunity to connect living history with our students so they may learn, understand, appreciate, and carry forth the message of survivors for future generations.”

 

Frajman is a welcome speaker on school and college campuses. He shares his childhood memories of the concentration camps, Death March, and ultimate liberation at age 15 in an effort to educate. His story is one of survival, determination, and appreciation.

 

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.

 

 

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Oak Hammock K8 hosted their annual commemorative event (Uncovering Stories: A Jewish Family Album) in which heroic Holocaust survivors shared their emotional and moving stories of survival with students in an effort to recount history for future generations. When survivor Norm Frajman spoke, his message was clear.  “Never forget what evil and hate can do – don’t be a bystander.”

Holocaust Survivor Visits Palm Pointe

Holocaust Survivor Visits Palm Pointe

On Monday, May 22, 2017 at Palm Pointe Educational Research School in Tradition, Holocaust survivor Bernie Shore shared his story of survival with over 150 sixth grade scholars.  With Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Member Debbie Hawley in attendance, Mr. Shore spoke of his experience at Auschwitz and the tragic story of his family’s oppression at the hands of the Nazi’s.  Over 60 of Bernie’s extended family perished during World War II.

Mr. Shore took individual questions of students while acknowledging their study of history and the important events that shaped our society.  The students were inquisitive and respectful, and were able to receive a personal source confirming what they were learning as part of their Holocaust curriculum.

Mr. Shore closed his time with a message of hope for the future.  Principal Kathleen Perez remarked that, “This was an opportunity for our Palm Pointe scholars to learn firsthand from someone who was there.  It was a pleasure to have Mr. Shore talk to our students.” Pictured are students from sixth grade listening to Mr. Bernie Shore talk about the Holocaust.

 

Holocaust survivor shares story with Fort Pierce Central students

Holocaust survivor shares story with Fort Pierce Central students

Holocaust survivor Peter Feigl spoke to the sophomore class at Fort Pierce Central High recently about his experiences as a child during World War II.  Mr. Feigl, 83, described the unfortunate events he experienced to an audience of over 700 students and staff in the school auditorium, and spoke about how more than once people put their lives in danger in order to protect him. After sharing his emotional journey, Mr. Feigl answered questions and greeted students, who presented Mr. Feigl with a certificate and a gift. “It is very rare to meet someone that is as tenacious as Mr. Feigl,” one student remarked.                                                       

                                                                                                                  

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Oak Hammock K-8 School – Belkis Madera and the 6th grade students of Oak Hammock School hosts the Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Child Survivors of the Holocaust from Palm Beach County were their very special guests and speakers. Thirty child survivors attended the Remembrance Day to share their stories and experiences with students. 

Holocaust Professional Development

Holocaust Professional Development

 

Manatee Academy’s Language Arts Teacher Maggie King and Media Specialist Debbie Remington along with Maureen Carter, Palm Beach county’s Holocaust Program Planner, attended FAU’s “Holocaust: Using Visual Arts” professional development seminar in West Palm Beach. They received four books, a DVD with numerous lesson plans, Holocaust art lessons, dinner, and were able to network with many great teachers in Palm Beach County.

Holocaust Lesson Extends Beyond Textbook at Westwood

Holocaust Lesson Extends Beyond Textbook at Westwood

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.

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Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Oak Hammock

Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Oak Hammock

Norman Frajman, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and President of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust group, traveled from Boynton Beach to Oak Hammock K – 8 in Port St. Lucie with 20 members of the organization for what has become an annual commemorative event – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frajman and others, shared their emotional and moving stories of concentration camp survival during World War II with sixth graders who linked their classroom studies to the authentic experiences of their campus guests.

According to Belkis Madera, event organizer and veteran educator, “Honoring children of the Holocaust has grown into a highly anticipated event each year.  It is an opportunity to connect living history with our students so they may learn, understand, appreciate, and carry forth the message of survivors for future generations.”

Frajman is a welcome speaker on school and college campuses. He shares his childhood memories of the concentration camps, Death March, and ultimate liberation at age 15 in an effort to educate. His story is one of survival, determination, and appreciation.

86-year-old Norm Frajman shares his moving story as a Child of the Holocaust survivor with students at Oak Hammock K – 8.

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

Bayshore Elementary School’s kindergarten team received a very special visit from Mrs. Mullan who teaches VPK at the school.  Mrs. Mullan participated in kindergarten’s celebration of Holidays Around the World. She shared the special story of Diwali, brought interesting artifacts, and wore a beautiful cultural dress.

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

For more information about Diwali, click on the link below.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/diwali/…

 

Holiday Parades

Holiday Parades

St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members enjoyed participating in the festive holiday parades in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce.  The Festival of Lights and Sights and Sounds helped ring in the season with parade floats, bands, and characters to delight the crowds.

The St. Lucie County School Board consists of a veteran team of ambassadors for education: Troy Ingersoll (chair), Dr. Donna Mills (vice-chair), Deborah Hawley, Kathryn Hensley, and Carol A. Hilson.

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Allapattah Flats K-8             

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Bayshore Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Dan McCarty Middle School

Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m.

Fairlawn Elementary School

Monday, Dec. 11 – 15 – Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 5:00-6:00 – Family STEAM Night

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 4:30-5:00 and 5:45-6:30 – Holiday Shop Open

Thursday, Dec. 14 – 20 – Canned Food Drive

Floresta Elementary

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Santa Shop Is Open During School Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Cookies and Milk with Santa and Santa Shop from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Chorus Concert at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 Band Concert at Forest Grove in the Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m.

Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Spectacular (Student Performances) at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Fort Pierce Central High School

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Sounds of The Season Holiday Concert – 7:00 p.m. $5 per person

Frances K. Sweet Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Art Fair from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Student Council from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $5 per person (Includes Craft and Picture with Santa)

Lakewood Park Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 11 – Penguin Patch Holiday Store Opens

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – VPK Holiday Program at 1:45 p.m.

Lawnwood Elementary

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Show at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Academy

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Orchestra Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Homecoming Dance, Arabian Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 18 – Middle School Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – High Wind Symphony Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Theatre Superior Showcase at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Manatee Academy

Thursday, Dec. 2 – “Fall into Winter Festival” in the Manatee Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 –  Band Winter Concert in the Centennial High School Auditorium – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Chorus Concert in the Manatee Academy Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m.

Mariposa Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Chorus/Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (3001 NW Fed. Hwy, Jensen) – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Instrumental Ensemble Performance at School Board Meeting (Allapattah Flats – 12051 Copper Creek Dr., PSL) – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Instrumental Ensemble/Chorus at Mariposa in Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m. – Approx. 6:45 p.m.

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Elementary Rocket Chorus and 6th Grade Band Young Musicians Holiday Concert at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 – 8th Grade Jazz Band and Rocket Chorus Performance at Tradition Square – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Palm Pointe Holiday Fine Arts Extravaganza at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Rivers Edge Elementary

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 4th Grade Chorus Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Giving Tree Assembly from 9:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Southern Oaks Middle School

Friday, Dec. 8 – SOMS Band Presents an Old-Fashioned Country Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the SOMS Cafeteria. Admission is FREE, but new, unwrapped toys as Toys for Tots donations are welcomed.

Southport Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Winter Band Concert in Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Winter Drama Production Evening Show (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Winter Drama Production Matinee (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 2:00 p.m.

St. Lucie Elementary

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Publix Math Night from 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Publix

St. Lucie West K-8

Friday Dec. 1 – Monday, Dec. 11 – PTO Holiday Shoppe

Monday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Student Council Giving Tree

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Band Concert – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Science Fair and Game Night – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – S.A.G.E. Expo – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 1st Grade Winter Tea – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 1st Grade Polar Express Day – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – PBiS Neon Dance – Time TBD

Treasure Coast HS IB Academy & FBLA will be volunteering at the TC Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of their Annual Helping Hand Focus

Tuesday, Dec. 5 FBLA Holiday Fundraiser at Big Apple Pizza from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Treasure Coast High School Band and Chorus Prism Concert (Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door.)

Friday, Dec. 15 –  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

White City Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Allapattah Flats K-8 

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Breakfast 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. $3.00 per person

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Night of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Bayshore Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Grades 3-5 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Grades K-2 Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Dan McCarty Middle School

Wednesday, Dec. 13 -“A Joyful Night” Holiday Concert featuring Dan McCarty Middle School Singing Eagles and Westwood High School Concert Choir at Dan McCarty Middle School in the Cafeteria – 7:00 p.m.

Floresta Elementary

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 – Santa Shop Is Open During School Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Cookies and Milk with Santa and Santa Shop from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Grove Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 Chorus Concert at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Spectacular (Student Performances) at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Frances K. Sweet Elementary

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Art Fair from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Student Council from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. $5 per person (Includes Craft and Picture with Santa)

Lakewood Park Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

Monday, Dec. 11 – Penguin Patch Holiday Store Opens

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – VPK Holiday Program at 1:45 p.m.

Lawnwood Elementary

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Holiday Show at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Academy

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Orchestra Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Homecoming Dance, Arabian Nights at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Chorus Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 18 – Middle School Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – High Wind Symphony Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Theatre Superior Showcase at 6:30 p.m. in the LPA Auditorium

Manatee Academy

Thursday, Dec. 2 – “Fall into Winter Festival” in the Manatee Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 –  Band Winter Concert in the Centennial High School Auditorium – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 Chorus Concert in the Manatee Academy Cafeteria – 6:30 p.m

Mariposa Elementary

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Chorus/Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (3001 NW Fed. Hwy, Jensen) – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Instrumental Ensemble Performance at School Bd. Mtg. (Allapattah Flats – 12051 Copper Creek Dr., PSL) – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Instrumental Ensemble/Chorus at Mariposa in Cafeteria – 6:00 p.m. – Approx. 6:45 p.m.

Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Elementary Rocket Chorus and 6th Grade Band Young Musicians Holiday Concert at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8 – 8th Grade Jazz Band and Rocket Chorus Performance at Tradition Square – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9 – Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. – 11a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Palm Pointe Holiday Fine Arts Extravaganza at Palm Pointe – 6:30 p.m.

Rivers Edge Elementary

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 4th Grade Chorus Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – Giving Tree Assembly from 9:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Samuel S. Gaines Academy

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Winter Concert from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Southern Oaks Middle School

Friday, Dec. 8 – SOMS Band Presents an Old-Fashioned Country Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the SOMS Cafeteria. Admission is FREE, but new, unwrapped toys as Toys for Tots donations are welcomed.

Southport Middle School

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Winter Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Winter Drama Production Evening Show (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Winter Drama Production Matinee (Legally Blonde Jr.) at 2:00 p.m.

St. Lucie Elementary

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Publix Math Night from 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Taylor Creek Publix

St. Lucie West K-8

Friday Dec. 1 – Monday, Dec. 11 – PTO Holiday Shoppe

Monday, Dec. 4 – Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Student Council Giving Tree

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Band Concert – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Science Fair and Game Night – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – S.A.G.E. Expo – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 1st Grade Winter Tea – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 – 1st Grade Polar Express Day – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – PBiS Neon Dance – Time TBD

Treasure Coast HS IB Academy & FBLA will be volunteering at the TC Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of their Annual Helping Hand Focus

Tuesday, Dec. 5 FBLA Holiday Fundraiser at Big Apple Pizza from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

White City Elementary

Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

 

Holiday for All – September 23, 2015

Holiday for All – September 23, 2015

Greetings to our St. Lucie Public School family.

We want to remind you that Wednesday, September 23 is a holiday, and schools will not be in session.

Students and staff will resume a regular schedule on Thursday, September 24.

Thank you.