PSLHS Spirit Mural Donated to Jaguars

PSLHS Spirit Mural Donated to Jaguars

Thanks to the generous donation of an alumni, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars have a lot to cheer about as homecoming week festivities kick off on Monday, October 10.    A supersize spirit mural featuring the Jaguar mascot in an 18’ x 144.5’ display will send a roar of school pride across the campus in a ceremonial unveiling on October 14 at 6:55 pm before the homecoming game crowd.

The custom mural, valued at $18,900.00, was designed and will be painted by Douglas Hancock, Vice President of Sign Pro of North Florida, Inc.  Hancock is a 1995 graduate of Port St. Lucie High School who wanted to give something special back to his alma mater.  When talking about the design of the jaguar in mural, Hancock said, “I wanted a powerful and strong look without it being menacing.  After many revisions I think we nailed it.”  He added that the lettering was also unique and completely hand rendered for this project.

“Our students and staff have a vested interest in this as well.  When we received word of the generous offer, excitement spread and questions poured in asking what was needed to support the project.  The cost of the paint is $1,400; we will continue to collect donations to cover the materials cost, and we are hoping that this starts a trend towards painting additional murals throughout the school,” explained Principal Adrian Ocampo.  Financial support for this project can be sent to Port St. Lucie High School, c/o Frances Millar, 1201 SE Jaguar Lane, PSL 34952.

The mural will be featured on the high school’s athletic building greeting fans as they approach the school’s on-site athletic fields.  Spanning 2,619 square feet, it is perhaps the largest high school mural in the area. 
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Port St. Lucie High School Students Race 3D Printed Cars

Port St. Lucie High School Students Race 3D Printed Cars

Faculty, staff, students and invited guests were witnesses to an event dubbed the CO2 Races at Port St. Lucie High School. Students in Mr. John Picchiarini’s class designed the cars using AutoCAD 2018.

The designs were then 3D printed on site. Two by two, the cars were lined up at the starting line and powered along fishing lines by CO2 cartridges.

Port St. Lucie High School Students Tour GL Homes at Valencia Cay

Port St. Lucie High School Students Tour GL Homes at Valencia Cay

Students in the Carpentry and Drafting Programs at Port St. Lucie High School were provided an overview of constructing a home from land prep to closing. The students were educated by Joe Stein and Richard Bukowski, both construction managers from GL Homes. Joel Dramis, Building Code Administrator for the City of Port St Lucie, provided expertise on the permitting process while Jim Brann of the Porch Factory talked about the traits he desires in employees, as well as scholarships provided by the Treasure Coast Business Association.

 

Port St. Lucie High School’s Homecoming Game against Okeechobee

Port St. Lucie High School’s Homecoming Game against Okeechobee

On 10/11/19 the Port St. Lucie Jaguars faced off against the Okeechobee Bulls. The Port St. Lucie Jaguar Battalion accomplished many tasks to see that the game went smoothly.

Honor Guard: Cadet First Lieutenant Lila Meade

Directing Traffic: Cadet Command Sargent Major Lawrence Moleon- Mathews,Cadet Major Alexis Morris, Cadet Sergeant First Class Alexis Wilson

Presentation of Colors: Cadet First Sergeant Isaiah Hilton

Saber Guard: Cadet Sergeant Major Lawrence Moleon- Matthews,  Cadet First Lieutenant Mayoliv Hernandez, Cadet First Sergeant Isaiah Hylton, Cadet Sergeant First Class Alexis Wilson, Cadet Major Alexis Morris, and Cadet Second Lieutenant Noah Cook

Battalion Commander:  Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Simmons

Homecoming Court:  Emmalyne Lewiston

 

Produced by Cadet Major Alexis Morris and Cadet Sergeant Seaira Swain.

Port St. Lucie High School’s Second Game of the Season!

Port St. Lucie High School’s Second Game of the Season!

Port St. Lucie High School had its second game of the season at 7pm, Friday night on August 24, 2018. Our Cadets set out for the parking lots around 5pm to collect fees and welcome our guests. Our Jaguar Battalion’s JROTC Color Guard kicked off the night with the presentation of the colors commanded by Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon-Mathews, with Sergeant Justin Bennett as the state flag, Corporal Alex Nangle as state guard, and Sergeant Justin Locklar as national guard. Our Jaguars went head-to-head in a heated game with the Lake Placid Dragons. The score was 21 to 28. Pictured are: Cadet Sergeant Nangle, Cadet Sergent Bennett, and our color   guard for this event.

Port St. Lucie High seniors honored at Scholarship Night

Port St. Lucie High seniors honored at Scholarship Night

Port St. Lucie High School honored its graduating seniors at the recent Senior Scholarship Night event. Collectively, the graduating Jaguars earned over $2,971,934 dollars in scholarships from colleges and universities. From left, Ponce Oliver Montejo, Katelyn Lambert, Nickolas Vinson, Sheneen Soares, Skyler Jacobson, Matthew Jacobson, Alyssa Hedrick, Robert Fritz, Micky Braga, and Tyler Beauregard.

Port St. Lucie High students explore the Everglades

Port St. Lucie High students explore the Everglades

Students from several science classes at Port Saint Lucie High School recently ventured into the Everglades to explore this fragile ecosystem and learn about the history of Florida’s water flow and its effects on native flora and fauna.  Students began the morning with an airboat tour through the river of grass and concluded with lectures and exhibits on the Florida alligator, panther, a variety of turtle species and many others.

Port St. Lucie High students study animal evolutionary adaptations

Port St. Lucie High students study animal evolutionary adaptations

Biology students from Port Saint Lucie High School recently visited the Brevard Zoo to expand their Florida history and evolution curriculum.  Students started the morning with a presentation on Florida’s fossil past and then spent the rest of the day exploring different evolutionary adaptations animals have that allows them to be successful in their environments.  Comparisons of different biomes and animals that occupy them were embedded in the day. For many students, this was their first trip to a zoo.

Port St. Lucie High students sweep regional career skills competition

Port St. Lucie High students sweep regional career skills competition

Port St. Lucie High School recently hosted the Region III Skills USA carpentry competition, in which three students from Port St. Lucie High School took top honors. Cody Gosa won first place, Diamond Salazar finished second, and Christian Nowacki completed the sweep for the Jaguars with a third place finish.  Cody, who is a senior, will represent the region at the state competition next month.  Skills USA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. Pictured is automotive technology teacher Bob Rosbury who also serves as a SkillsUSA state advisor trainer, with Cody Gosa, Diamond Salazer and Christian Nowacki.

Port St. Lucie High team wins staff intramural competition

Port St. Lucie High team wins staff intramural competition

The co-ed staff volleyball team from Port St. Lucie High School was recognized at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting as the winning team in the districtwide intramural competition sponsored by Wellness Coordinator Carlye Fabrikant. Pictured, from left, are St. Lucie School Board member Troy Ingersoll, Port St. Lucie High assistant principal April Rogers, St. Lucie School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, teacher Shea Lodes, assistant principal Brooke Wigginton, Fabrikant, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.

Port St. Lucie High teammates bring home first place in HOSA contest

Port St. Lucie High teammates bring home first place in HOSA contest

Two students in the Health Occupations program at Port St. Lucie High School won first place in the team event of Career Health Display at the recent regional SkillsUSA competition. Pictured are Kathy Cher-Aime, left, and Faneshka Charite. They will go on the state competition the end of March in Jacksonville.

 

Port St. Lucie High’s Culinary Arts Serves Jamaica-Me-Crazy Lunch

Port St. Lucie High’s Culinary Arts Serves Jamaica-Me-Crazy Lunch

Port St Lucie High’s Culinary Arts hosted their Jamaica-Me-Crazy Teacher Lunch in early April.  The students and Chef Roland Foerster prepared and served teachers a taste of Negril, The West End!  The recipes included “Irie” conch soup, ackee and saltfish (national dish of Jamaica), oxtail stew, curry goat, smoked chicken and pork basted with Jazzy’s own jerk seasoning and served with pigeon peas and rice, homemade fried plantains, and “Blue Drawers” sweet coconut and cornmeal cooked in banana leaf.  All meals were served with a smile and traditional “Johnnycakes.”  There were Jaguar smiles all around!

Port St. Lucie High’s James Williams to compete in state academic games

Port St. Lucie High’s James Williams to compete in state academic games

James Williams, a member of the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion, recently took first place in the Academic A-Team district competition recently held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. The competition was designed similar to the television game show “Jeopardy.” Six schools with a five man team competed using their knowledge on academic subjects. Williams will now go to state competition in April at Disney World in Orlando. Pictured is cadet James Williams.

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs. John Carroll Rams

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs. John Carroll Rams

After the break from school, the Port St. Lucie Jaguars start off strong with their first varsity home game against the John Carroll Rams on Tuesday, September 19.

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Color Guard starts the game off by presenting the colors: c/ MAJ Tesa May, c/ CPT Allison Wilhoit c/SFC Dominic Casianio , and c/ SSG Andre Hannon show their school and nation pride by respectfully displaying the colors.

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs Okeechobee Brahman Bulls

Port St. Lucie Jaguars vs Okeechobee Brahman Bulls

After the Jaguars take the win on Tuesday, September 19, with a score of 23-14 against the John Carroll Rams, they play again on September 22 against the Okeechobee Brahman Bulls.

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Color Guard (c/MAJ Tesa May  and c/ MSG Hayley Pollard as the flag bearers and c/CPT Morgan Emerson and c/SFC Dominic Casianio as the guards) start the game with the presentation of colors.

Port St. Lucie Police Department and Kids at Hope to host family forum

The Port St. Lucie Police Department and Kids at Hope will present a free family forum on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the City of Port St. Lucie Municipal Complex, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., from 1 to 3 PM. This forum will address social, academic and career success in a child’s future. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are suggested. Refreshments will be provided. A variety of special guests will present information on how to plan for success for children. For additional information or to reserve a seat, contact Alice Kenyon at the Juvenile Restorative Justice Initiative 772-344-4087 or akenyon@cityofpsl.com.

Port St. Lucie Practice Meet

Port St. Lucie Practice Meet

On Saturday, October 14, the Jaguar Battalion hosted a practice meet for the Area 3 Regional competition. With Westwood and Central also participating, the Jaguars still dominated the competition. Although it was the first competition experience of the season, all teams put in their hard work.

The Raiders will compete next Saturday at South Fork for the first Raider meet before Area 3.

Port St. Lucie vs. Space Coast

Port St. Lucie vs. Space Coast

On Monday October 9th, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars went up against the Space Coast Vipers.

To kick off the game, the Jaguar Color Guard presented the Colors with Damilola Jolugan and Joleen Kalonaski serving as flag bearers and Hayley Pollard and Marco Narder serving as guards.