Students at Lakewood Park Elementary had an opportunity to use their Falcon Bucks today for a Holiday Cookie Decorating and Movie Party. Mrs. Keim, former LWP teacher, and our volunteer, baked all of the cookies for students to decorate. Students decorated their cookies with icing and sprinkles. While they were decorating they watched a holiday movie and at the end played holiday games. We are so proud of our Falcons for being Responsible, Respectful, and Safe.
WEST Prep celebrated their faculty and staff by having a PopUp Spa party for self-care and relaxation before they left for the winter break. There were several stations that panthers could choose from to tailor their self-care wishes. Station set ups included vision boards, coloring, sensory, stretch/yoga, massage, infused water and facials.
On Wednesday, December 15th, the Fort Pierce Central High School Culinary Department provided staff with a four-star dining experience. This year’s holiday banquet was a warm and innovative celebration in the Cobra Café. As staff walked through the doors of the café, the sound of Bing Crosby singing Christmas carols greeted our ears. Then, we walked into a festival of lights where we were greeted by Chef Swertfager in her signature uniform. Our eyes were then immediately transfixed to a bright fireplace with a Christmas tree displayed from the projector in the room’s background, with an assortment of colorful lights
On December 13th, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion made a two-day visit to Southport Middle school. Our cadets there conducted gym class and did many activities such as tug of war, motivation checks, and rotations that involved exercising with the students at Southport. The cadets also informed them about our program and what involves JROTC. It was a good chance for our program to connect with some of our future high schoolers.
The FPC Sunshine Committee, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Cobra Nation came together to honor the true meaning of giving this season. Thank you to the entire Cobra Family for your generous donations to local children and families during the holidays!
SLW Centennial’s HOSA students made holiday cards for hospitalized kids. They will be sent to “Cards for Hospitalized Kids” and distributed in Hospitals & Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. HOSA and the medical academy will be donating cards every holiday.
A guest reader from Mid-Florida Credit Union read 𝑃𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝐵𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑏𝑦 𝐷𝑜𝑔 written by Michael Relth to our Kindergarten this week. All students were able to take home their very own copy of this book! Thank you, Mid-Florida Credit Union, for this gift of reading!
Student Government Association (SGA) of Fort Pierce Central High School hosted a staff door decorating contest to spread holiday cheer! The Santa on the left is Mr. Coughlin’s creation from room 1-123. The snow friend on the right is Mrs. Baechle’s from room 1-122. Thanks to all who participated as well as Mrs. Becht (SGA Sponsor) and SGA for this fun holiday event!
Last week the Treasure Coast Titan Ambassadors hosted their 3rd Annual Shop with a Titan event at Target in Tradition. This year the Ambassadors raised over $3,000 and took almost 30 St. Lucie Public School students holiday shopping.
All K-5 students shared their academic data, achievement goals, and their action plan with a parent or caring adult. Lawnwood Leopards are tracking their progress and making learning gains. WAY TO GO!
The Good Samaritan Shoe Drive at Frances K. Sweet was a huge success! Thank you to the families and volunteers for coming out to this special event! A special thank you to our local Walmart and The Fort Pierce Elks Lodge.
LPA Theatre- Troupe 6958 stole the show at the Individual Event Festival this weekend! Bringing home 21 superior ratings and 8 critics’ choice trophies. In addition, 2 scholarships were awarded to Jonathan Edwards and Kailee Larmon, and the overall best technical theatre event of the weekend was awarded to Tyler Daniel. This means that we have 6 individual events, an overall critics choice piece, and our One Act Play that will be moving on to the State Festival in March! We can’t wait to rock State Festival!
Last week, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, accompanied by School Board Chair Dr. Donna Mills, School Board Vice Chair Troy Ingersoll, Board Members Debbie Hawley and Jennifer Richardson, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince, Thom Jones from the Education Foundation, and Assistant to the Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Perry, paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year and Outstanding First Year Teacher. School Related Employee of the Year Finalists School Related Employee of the Year is a program that is supported by the Florida Department of Education in which outstanding education support personnel are recognized for the
Learning to read and write is always fun and engaging in Ms. Torres’ First Grade class at St. Lucie West K-8 School! By using Interactive Notebooks, these students are able to systematically organize their notes and thoughts while they learn! JAWSOME JOB, SHARKS!
St. Lucie West K-8 School students in Ms. Scavone’s 8th grade Gifted English Language Arts class have been reading “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton during Literature Circles. While reading, students have been focusing on learning about characters’ Point of View and completed a character chart during small group time. Each character chart included Point of View, an analysis of symbolism while citing textual evidence and identifying character traits. SUPER JAWSOME, SHARKS!
MIDFLORIDA Community Credit Union is hosting the Gift of Reading program throughout Kindergarten classrooms and elementary media centers. Every Kindergarten student and teacher will receive a copy of the book Picture book by Dog written by Michael Relth and a bookmark. If their parents open a youth savings account, MIDFLORIDA will deposit the first $5. The savings account is paying 1% interest on the first $5000 in deposits.
First Grade students from Lawnwood Elementary enjoyed a yummy snack as they explored place value and the properties of operation for addition and subtraction. Students used marshmallows and gummy worms as concrete models to deepen their understanding of place value concepts. GO LEOPARDS!
Mariposa Elementary PBIS event recently had students voting for who they wanted to wear a turkey costume. We had one nominee from each grade level and resource, along with Mrs. Whitaker and Mrs. Patton. Students were allowed to use the butterfly bucks they earned performing the I CAN expectations of Act Responsibly, Be Respectful, Create Safety, and Do My Best. The nominees were Ms. Buck, Ms. Dimeglio, Ms. Auciello, Ms. Biegner, Mr. Evans, Ms. Guntow, and Ms. Nunez. The winner of the costume was Mr. Evans! The students loved seeing their music teacher dressed as a turkey!
Every year, the Port Saint Lucie JROTC program has the privilege to work with Guardians for New Futures and Communities Connected for Kids, to collect toys for kids during the holiday season. Port Saint Lucie High School staff and JROTC cadets sponsored many kids to make sure they have a memorable holiday season. We were able to collect over 100 gifts this year.
Nursing Assistant students from Port St. Lucie High School and St. Lucie West Centennial High School participated in the Indian River State College’s (IRSC) Health Science and Nursing programs’ tour and simulation day! Students worked with the IRSC Nursing students and faculty to get hands-on demonstrations and simulated learning. Students rotated through various presentations to include skill lab training and learning, admission process, opportunities after high school graduation, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and more! This event was a result of the collaboration between St. Lucie Public School’s Career and Technical Education department and Indian River State College’s Health Science and