PSLHS JROTC Accreditation Inspection

PSLHS JROTC Accreditation Inspection

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion achieved a score of 98.25% on its JPA inspection, allowing them to maintain Honor Unit with Distinction Award, represented with a yellow star worn above the name plate on the right-hand side. The day began with a Continuous Improvement and Service Learning briefing. Directly after each briefing, the Platoon and Color Guard drill evaluation was conducted followed by Cadet and Instructor Portfolios. The last event was the out brief where guest Mr. Denniston disclosed scores. The Continuous Improvement briefing scored a 32.75/35, the Service Learning briefing scored a 20/20, Platoon Drill scored a 14.75/15, Color Guard Drill scored a 14/15, Cadet Portfolios scored a 20/20, and Instructor portfolios scored a 60/60. The JPA Inspection is conducted every three years, and the PSLHS JROTC has been an Honor Unit with Distinction for the past 25 years.

PSLHS JROTC Participates in American Legion Match

PSLHS JROTC Participates in American Legion Match

On Saturday March 30, 2019, the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Marksmanship Team competed at Sebastian River High School in the inaugural American Legion 12th District 3P Air Rifle Match.  Our cadets: Cadet Major Joleen Kalinowski, Cadet Captain Mathew Simmons, Cadet Corporal Emmalyne Lewiston, and Cadet Sergeant First Class Edward Cook competed against 12 other schools from three counties.  The match was to help prepare cadets for the Area 3 South Regional Air Rifle Meet on April 6th at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, FL. Cadet Corporal Emmalyne Lewiston scored a 431 and received a medal for Best Shooter at Port St. Lucie High School!

PSLHS JROTC Participates in State Championship Drill Competition

PSLHS JROTC Participates in State Championship Drill Competition

On Saturday April 13, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s drill team took 32 cadets to compete at the State Drill Meet at George W. Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Florida. The drill team competed in five regulation events: Female Armed and Unarmed Platoon, Male Unarmed and Armed Squad, and Male Unarmed Platoon. The Jaguar Battalion Drill team also competed in six exhibitions: Female Exhibition Squad and Platoon along with Male Exhibition Squad and Platoon. Cadet Sergeant Alex Nangle placed 14th in the state in the Individual Category while Cadet Captain Alexis Morris and 2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Moleon Mathews placed 16th in the Dual Category. The Jaguar Battalion Drill team’s hard work, effort, and precision in drill and ceremonies culminated in a great showing for the final drill meet of the year!

 

PSLHS JROTC Teach Southport Students PT

PSLHS JROTC Teach Southport Students PT

On Thursday March 7th, 2019, select cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Raider Team went to Southport Middle School. Seven Cadets: Cadet Corporal Mayoliv Hernandez, Cadet Captain Mathew Simmons, Cadet Sergeant First- Class Edward Cook, Cadet Corporal Alexis Wilson, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennet, Cadet Major Joleen Kalinowski, and Cadet Corporal Emma Lewiston joined Southport’s gym class periods 5, 6, and 7. Cadets showed students how to stretch and do 4-square exercises. To conclude the physical training, cadets and students played tug-of-war. At the end of each period, students gathered around the middle of the gym to talk about healthy eating habitats. The student that showed the most motivation won a $10 Tropical Smoothie gift card!

PSLHS Marching Jaguar Band at 33rd Annual Crown Jewel

PSLHS Marching Jaguar Band at 33rd Annual Crown Jewel

The PSLHS Marching Jaguar Band, under the direction of Band Director Mr. John McGallagher,  recently competed in the 33rd Annual Crown Jewel Marching Festival in Vero Beach.  They marched away with the following trophies in the Bronze Division:  Best in Class Overall, Best in Class General Effect, Best in Class Music, Best in Class Marching, Best in Class Auxiliary, Superior Drum Major, and  Outstanding Participation,  After competing in Finals, they also took 2nd runner up in the Ruby Division.

The band executive leadership team is pictured, with trophies.  From left to right are Jose Salazar. Drum Captain; Cole Herndon, Band Captain; Sonia Rivera, Woodwind Lieutenant;  Sascha Gorbach, Brass Lieutenant; Maddie Krekelberg, Junior Drum Major; Alyshia Hogan, Guard Captain; and Steve Tobias, Senior Drum Major.

PSLHS Parent Collaboration Night

PSLHS Parent Collaboration Night

Parent Agency Collaboration Night

Please plan to join with others at

Port St. Lucie High School in the Media Center

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Information and Resources: Students with Disabilities

 

PSLHS Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

PSLHS Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Port St. Lucie High School is excited to present 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘺’𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 as its Winter Show.

This is is PSLHS’s 30th Anniversary, and that makes this show even more special!

For ticket locations: www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets.
Here are the dates and the times:
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 * 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 * 12 Noon
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 * 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2919 * 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 * 2:00 p.m.

PSLHS Raider Meet

PSLHS Raider Meet

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted a Raider competition at Port St. Lucie High School. Volunteer cadets for each company assisted in running the competition’s five events.  The cadets performed tasks such as running scores back to H22 (the JROTC classroom), working the concession stand, and making sure tents posted around the school had water for anyone who needed it. There were 11 schools from  four different counties with over 25 separate teams competing in three separate categories (Male, Female, and Mixed).

The teams participated in: Relay Run, Tire Flip, Cross Country Rescue, Humvee Push, and Rope Bridge.   The Jaguar Battalion came in first and second place in the Male category and first place in the Female category and Jupiter HS won the Mixed category.  The regional competition to determine who qualifies for the Florida State Raider Meet is on November 10, 2018, at South Fork High School.   

PSLHS Service Learning:  Flag Retirement Ceremony

PSLHS Service Learning: Flag Retirement Ceremony

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in its annual Service Learning Project of retiring unserviceable American flags. Cadets collected worn, torn, and frayed flags donated from various public places to be properly retired. In the class periods leading to the event, cadets cut the flags by the stripes to prepare them for the ceremony. The Cadets who spoke were Battalion XO Cadet Major Molly Sullivan, serving as Master of Ceremonies, and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz. The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar band director Mr. Troy Wiley brought a small ensemble of eighteen students to play the National Anthem. The lead trumpet, Mathew Marquez, played Taps, Retreat, and Reveille.  Cadets formed a single file line by company and received a portion of the flag to dispose of into the fire. To conclude the ceremony, PSLHS Assistant Principal Gerald Early addressed the battalion and thanked the cadets for a beautiful ceremony. The Jaguar Battalion takes pride in retiring the flags as mandated by the United States Congress.

PSLHS Student, Joseph Locklar, Promoted to Eagle Scout

PSLHS Student, Joseph Locklar, Promoted to Eagle Scout

PSLHS’s Battalion Honor Guard Sergeant Major Locklar was recently promoted to an Eagle Scout with his Boy Scout Troop 499. Becoming an Eagle Scout is a major accomplishment that is recognized by the military.  Joseph can enter any branch of the military he desires as an Private First Class, which is two ranks higher then everyone else. He is actively involved with JROTC, Scouts of America, and his local church/ youth group. His ceremony will be held this November. During his time in the program he went on many camping trips and completed many requirements on his pathway to becoming an Eagle Scout.

PSLHS Wins AREA 3 Regional Drill Competition

PSLHS Wins AREA 3 Regional Drill Competition

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Port St Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Drill Team competed in its AREA 3 Regional Drill Meet at Jupiter High School. This is the most important drill meet of the season because it determines if the team can advance to the state competition. Cadets participated in fourteen group events, and we are so proud to say the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion won 1st place overall and will be moving forward to compete at the state level on April 13th! The teams proceeding on to the state competition are Male Armed Squad, Male Unarmed Squad, Male Unarmed Platoon, Female Unarmed Platoon, Male Platoon Exhibition, Male Squad Exhibition, Female Platoon Exhibition, Female Squad Exhibition, an Exhibition Solo performed by Cadet Corporal Alex Nangle, and a Duel Exhibition performed by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris and Cadet 1st Lieutenant Lawrence Moleon Mathews.

 

PSLHS’s Army JROTC Cadets Hold Car Wash Fundraiser!

PSLHS’s Army JROTC Cadets Hold Car Wash Fundraiser!

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion cadets participated in a car wash held at O’Rielly’s Auto Parts. Cadets put together and took part in this fundraiser to support our award-winning Raider Team. Cadets spent four hours cleaning vehicles and building esprit de corps. Donations were given because of hard work and dedication to our Jaguar Battalion. Cadet Sergeant Shane Canady was the main coordinator in charge of this annual proceeding. 

PTO holiday food baskets prepared at Southport Middle School

PTO holiday food baskets prepared at Southport Middle School

Southport’s PTO Vice President, Ruth Altvater and PTO Treasurer, Colleen Korpon pictured here are helping organize and wrap holiday baskets of food.  There were 10 baskets made available to our Southport Middle families for the holidays.  All the food was available through the PTO Food Bank and was courtesy of community donations and students and families of Southport.

PTO Offers Fantastic Services @Northport!

PTO Offers Fantastic Services @Northport!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Northport PTO! Northport community has been blessed with a robust and dynamic Parent and Teacher organization. PTO recently honored teachers and staff with a beautifully orchestrated holiday luncheon. The ladies served teachers and staff a lovely chicken parmesan dinner that included ziti, salad, rolls, and desserts catered by Big Apple Pizza.

The ladies from right to left are Denise Suarez, Kimberly Rydzewski, Stephanie Hoffman-Zuniga, Christine Hunsicker, Kathy Hoffman, and Christina Fernandez. The Northport PTO brings dedication and exemplary service and care to the children and staff at Northport. The dedicated group helps to make the school a shining star in the community. The PTO and their caring services make student and teacher celebrations more authentic and special. Many thanks and Merry Christmas for services rendered and their blank check of care and concern made out to the children of Northport!

Public Defense Attorneys Support Leadership at Gaines Academy

Public Defense Attorneys Support Leadership at Gaines Academy

The St. Lucie Public Defense Office is sponsoring a tie drive to support SGA’s Leadership Days. All middle school students participate in a Successful Scholar elective focusing on goal setting, organizational, study and communication skills needed for success in college and careers. Each Thursday, students are encouraged to wear “Professional Dress”. Seventy ties have been donated for our young men to wear. Featured in the photo from left to right are, Defense Attorneys Steven Couzens and Mark Packard and Supervising Attorney, Stanley Glenn. ties

Pull Apart the Post-It

Pull Apart the Post-It

Frances K. Sweet 5th grade students were guided in a positive direction by rising senior Haniya Shareef of Lincoln Park Academy.  She conducted a motivational and career-oriented seminar for students by facilitating discussions about their potential career paths, presumed weaknesses, and identified strengths. Students were encouraged to recognize their weaknesses but refuse to accept them. Additionally, they were encouraged to emphasize and develop their strengths in order to utilize them as they explore and develop their potential career path.

During a seminar exercise, students wrote their weaknesses on one Post-it Note and their strengths on another Post-it Note. After the seminar, all 5th graders ripped up their weaknesses Post-it Note and saved their strengths Post-it Note. Shareef said this will serve as a symbol to remind students what they should be thinking and doing to support their future career pathways.

 

Pumpkin Fun at F. K. Sweet

Pumpkin Fun at F. K. Sweet

Kindergarten students in Melanie Francisco’s class enjoyed a unit on pumpkins.  The students charted their schema and used their five senses to investigate the physical attributes of a pumpkin.  After some awesome predictions of  what they thought might be inside the pumpkin, they opened it up to find squishy, gooey, strings, and seeds.  Julian Wright loved being the first one to check it out!

Pumpkin Patch – WCE

Pumpkin Patch – WCE

Students from White City Elementary in Mrs. Buescher’s kindergarten class were able to observe various types of pumpkins and gourds.  Miss Kitty read them a story and students were able to tell the events that happened in the correct order.  She then cut a pumpkin open and the students could explore the inside.  The students were able to understand the properties of matter and categorize the pumpkin using their five senses.  Each student brought a pumpkin home. pp2 pp5 pp1