The Weatherbee Kindergarten Team was rewarded with a special whiz-bang, whatcha-ma-doodle, thing-a-ma-jiggity prize for having the most participation and most Seussical attire during the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss event on Friday, March 1st. Way to go Kindergarten Team!
Child Nutrition Services was invited to Village Green Environmental Studies School by the Kindergarten class to assist in the harvesting and cleaning of radishes grown by the students in the school garden.
After the harvest, the students participated in a kitchen tour given by Ms. Deanna Kinder, cafeteria manager, including a stop by the freezer!
Ms. Dawn Davila showed students how to wash and trim the radishes and explained how the roots bring nutrients to the plant to help it grow into the food we eat.
After the harvest and kitchen tour, students enjoyed a farm to school salad which included, lettuce from Belle Glade, cherry tomatoes from Boca Raton, zucchini from Indiantown and freshly harvested school grown radishes!
On Friday November 9, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented our nation’s colors for a Veterans Day ceremony at the independent and assisted living retirement community Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie.
Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as state guard, and Cadet Private First- Class Emma Lewiston as National Guard.
Members of the community were thankful to have a color guard present for the duration of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
The aroma of baked goods fills the air as families and friends gather for the holidays. The same thing is taking place in our schools as our staff and students teach and learn about the season’s traditions. We find many schools participating in food drives, hosting concerts, and enjoying special luncheons to welcome the season of Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 21st is an early release day for students. Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th are days designated as holidays for observance of the Thanksgiving Break. (Please note: 12-month personnel work on November 22nd.)
Allapattah Flats administrators carve turkeys to serve their students and staff a feast.
F. K. Sweet second graders prepare for a “Let’s Be Thankful Program.”
Weatherbee Elementary hosted a Turkey Trot Reading Challenge.
Students in Mrs. Harris’ class at Village Green Elementary learned about the First Thanksgiving and the origin of the celebration/holiday. The students wrote opinion pieces about various people and things they are thankful for and explained why. They also made turkey placemats for their pals who are elderly residents of the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Home in Jensen Beach.
Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC, cadets from Unit FL-2008, in collaboration with Angel Robertson, the Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Brian Mast, took time out of their class to write letters dedicated to individual troops stationed overseas. The Christmas letters will arrive in time to deployed troops to wish them Happy Holidays! Hopefully these letters will make them feel less distant from home, and let them know that the cadets of Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC wish them all the best in the upcoming holiday season.
Last week students from clubs across the TCHS campus participated in Halloween for the Homeless. Students went door to door in their neighborhoods collecting non-perishable items for donation to our school’s food pantry, and the Salvation Army. In total, the students collected 1,170 lbs of food, 1/2 a ton, for families in need this holiday season!! The feedback from the students and community has been amazing, and we are looking forward to making this an annual tradition. This was a true example of the extraordinary amount of good that our students are capable of when they work together! #TitanBornTitanBred #TitanPride
Dorothy Hall, St. Lucie County’s School Related Employee of the Year, took to the field at the Digital Domain Stadium. She made her way to the mound and threw the first pitch to start the evening’s game. Also, Westgate student Jaden Baxter called, “Let’s play ball” at the game. Congratulations, Mrs. Hall and Jaden Baxter!!
Sak Pase Host Maggie Remy speaks with Superintendent E. Wayne Gent about the referendum and how it supports teachers, school security, mental health, and essential programs. The Superintendent also enjoyed speaking with community members at the April Hatian-American Advisory Council, a community-based organization that supports networking and community projects.
Twelve guitars were donated by the Port St. Lucie Police Department to St. Lucie Public Schools at the school board meeting on September 23, 2014. These instruments will benefit the music programs at Manatee Academy, Fort Pierce Central High School, and Southport Middle School.
Pictured are, PSL Chief John Bolduc, City Attorney Milton Collins, Principal Nicole Telese, Music Teacher James LeBon, Principal Todd Smith, Principal Lillian Beauchamp, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Music Teacher Kelsey Chinn, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated Reading Across America recently with many fun activities. Many community members came to the school to read to different classes. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade read all week and documented their hours. Students exceeded last year’s reading total by logging in over 500,000 minutes of reading compared to close to 400,000 last year. The school also participated in a school wide event with buddy reading, where a class buddied up with another class and read together. The week was filled with reading and fun. Pictured is guest Andrew Favata reading to his daughter Isabella’s third grade class.
St. Lucie County School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, who also serves as chairman for the TCUS (Treasure Coast University Schools) board is pictured reading to kindergartners in Jenny Clancy’s class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently at the Read Across Palm Pointe event. She read the book, “There’s A Wocket in My Pocket” by Dr. Seuss. The students enjoyed the book she read and gave Mrs. Hawley one of their headbands to take home.
Bayshore Elementary School invited community and school district members to read to students during Celebrate Literacy Week. Students in Annette Hawkins’ kindergarten classroom were excited to have St. Lucie County School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley visit their classroom to read.
Guest Reader Day at White City Elementary was a great success. Community Members readHave You Filled a Bucket Todayby Carol McCloud. Students enjoyed the heartwarming book which encourages positive behavior through kindness, appreciation, and friendship.
Can you guess the beautiful babies in Room 306? Every year the students in Barbara Whellams’ third grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary bring in baby pictures for the February bulletin board. Students Stoney Braynen, Olivia Sperber, and Will Nelson are having fun trying to guess their classmates and the one with the most correct matches, receives a surprise treat. It is not as easy as it might appear, so you must look closely.
Growing with Canvas registration opens in Frontline on September 3rd, and the course starts in Canvas on September 16th. This is a great opportunity for teachers to learn the best strategies for utilizing Canvas in the classroom. Contact Jessica.Gutierrez@stlucieschools.org or Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org with any questions.