Frances K Sweet girls cheer for LPA

Frances K Sweet girls cheer for LPA

Varsity cheerleaders from Lincoln Park Academy hosted cheer camp at Frances K. Sweet Elementary recently. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade had the opportunity to learn cheers, chants, and enjoy a dance. The students then performed for a packed crowd at an LPA’s boys’ basketball game.

Frances K. Sweet Fourth Graders Go Bananas

Frances K. Sweet Fourth Graders Go Bananas

Fourth grade students at Frances K. Sweet explored the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts by finding the percentage of a banana that is edible.  Pictured are from the left, Aidan Herrera and Christopher Gomez.

Frances K. Sweet Fourth Grader Wins the Race for St. Jude

Frances K. Sweet Fourth Grader Wins the Race for St. Jude

Frances K. Sweet staff held their annual Sunrise Stampede 5K/Kid Fun Run in beautiful Fort Pierce on February 27th.  Dorian Newbern was thrilled to award the first place overall prize to fourth grader Raymond Coburn.  He completed the course, which included running over South Beach Bridge twice, in 24 minutes and 17 seconds.  All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Frances K. Sweet First Graders Make Butter

Frances K. Sweet First Graders Make Butter

Students from Mrs. Cindy Langel’s 1st grade class are comparing life now with life in the past.  After learning about how people in the past prepared food, the students used heavy whipping cream to create homemade butter. The students were then able to share their butter with their families during their classroom feast. Pictured from left to right are Luis Rivera, Denzel Wright, Kyra Burton, and Nancy Thomas.

FPWHS Welcomes New Chef

FPWHS Welcomes New Chef

Fort Pierce Westwood High School students welcomed their new culinary instructor Chef Jeanne Gray! The students and Chef Gray baked sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.

 

FPWHS Agriscience Hosts Virtual Field Trip

FPWHS Agriscience Hosts Virtual Field Trip

Fort Pierce Westwood High School agriscience students and their instructor Jenna Blankenbaker hosted a virtual field trip for middle schools.  Using the virtual meeting platform Skype, classrooms from Northport K-8, Manatee K-8, and Allapattah Flats K-8 connected with the Westwood FFA Officers to see animals, technology, tools, and highlights of the program.

FPWHS Teachers Eager To Learn

FPWHS Teachers Eager To Learn

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s faculty and staff returned to work a week early to attend multiple training sessions all week for technology and instruction. We are geared up and ready to start the school year.

FPWHS Students Visit St. Lucie County Emergency Operation Center

FPWHS Students Visit St. Lucie County Emergency Operation Center

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Criminal Justice students toured the St. Lucie County Emergency Operation center. This tour was hosted by St. Lucie County Officials and the Human Resources Department. Students gained insight on potential careers and how to utilize their industry certification starting this summer! Students were excited and look forward to the many opportunities right here in St. Lucie County.

FPWHS Students Begin “START with Hello” Initiative

FPWHS Students Begin “START with Hello” Initiative

The Key Club, Student Government, and Senior Class Officers kicked off the “START with Hello” initiative to address social isolation. Their goal is to help create a school where everyone feels connected and included.

Students wore identifying t-shirts and gave bracelets to those with whom they interacted.

To learn more about “START with Hello,” visit: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/startwithhelloweek .

FPWHS Speakers Bureau

FPWHS Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau Special Guest Speakers at Ft. Pierce Westwood High School this month were Mr. Randy Roundtree, Mr. Darcy McFolley, Mr. Thernell Mills, and Mrs. Shaniek Maynard.
 
All the speakers expressed to the students the importance of making the right choices as they journey through life. The central theme that was expressed by all the speakers was, “It’s okay to be different and not follow the crowd.”
FPWHS’ Senior Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

FPWHS’ Senior Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

FPWHS could not be prouder of our senior student athletes today. Many THANK YOUs to parents, friends, family, teachers and staff members who have supported these students on their journey as they fulfill their dreams.
Pictured left to right are: Ramadrae Adams who signed intent for Reedley College, Juwan Jeune who signed intent for Wilmington College, Rashard Rucker who signed intent for Fresno City College, Madison Taylor who signed intent for Florida College, Dontavious Williams who signed intent for Fresno City College, and Johnathan Tucker and Zach Brown who are undecided at this time.

FPWHS FFA Students Breed Champions

FPWHS FFA Students Breed Champions

St. Lucie County Fair 2017 Steer Show Results:
Kiana Green (Chapter calf) 1st in class
Aaron Jackson 2nd in class
Bryce Deans 4th in class
Rhett Baumann 3rd in class
Arielle Fountain Reserve Grand Champion County Bred Calf!

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Westwood is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

“We’re honored by this recognition and are proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Principal Joseph Lezeau. “We’re committed to continuing to provide our female students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a more diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Fort Pierce Westwood has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in Program history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of AP computer science in high schools. AP computer science course participation increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented minority students taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses contributes to gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and drives innovation, creativity, and competition. According to UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women; in North America and Western Europe, it’s just 32%. Research shows women are more likely to pursue computer science if they’re given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Westwood is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

“We’re honored by this recognition and are proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Principal Joseph Lezeau. “We’re committed to continuing to provide our female students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a more diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Fort Pierce Westwood has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in Program history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of AP computer science in high schools. AP computer science course participation increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented minority students taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses contributes to gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and drives innovation, creativity, and competition. According to UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women; in North America and Western Europe, it’s just 32%. Research shows women are more likely to pursue computer science if they’re given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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FPW Teachers Attend LDC Conference

FPW Teachers Attend LDC Conference

Transforming Teacher Practice and Student Learning in Florida

 “Such a wonderful workshop: just enough talk, just enough collaboration, perfect atmosphere!”

These words sum up the experience of nearly 50 educators from Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas who gathered in Orlando last month for The LDC Workshop: Transforming Teacher Practice and Student Learning. Designed as an introduction to LDC, the three-day workshop gave teachers, administrators, and instructional leaders at the state and district levels the opportunity to learn about the LDC Framework, design their own modules, and collaborate with their colleagues around literacy instruction.

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FPW Cadet Unique Rosario Awarded Heroism Award

FPW Cadet Unique Rosario Awarded Heroism Award

In a recent Medal of Heroism Ceremony hosted by Westwood High School Panther Battalion, Cadet First Sergeant Unique Rosario received the prestigious Medal of Heroism award. Unique leaped into a river after Hurricane Hermine to save a young boy who had fallen out of his family’s raft. She risked her life thinking only of that young boy and his safety. Unique Rosario is the epitome of heroism, and the Panther Battalion was proud to honor her with this award.

FPMSA Proudly Welcomes Guests from South Africa

FPMSA Proudly Welcomes Guests from South Africa

Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts fourth and fifth graders were pleased to host special guests from South Africa on Friday, March 18.

The South Africa team shared about the culture, wildlife, economy, and schools of South Africa. Students enjoyed this opportunity to learn about another culture and even sang and danced!

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FPMSA FSA Fun

FPMSA FSA Fun

Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts 7th grade students had some fun with FSA math review.  Students used beach balls with problems written on them to practice circumference and area of circles.