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.

FPMSA Fifth Graders Work as Marine Biologists in Science Class

FPMSA Fifth Graders Work as Marine Biologists in Science Class

Students in Mrs. Logue’s science classes got to be marine biologists last week in science class! Students “captured” a sea turtle and had to collect data on the turtle including its species, weight, straight carapace length and width, and curved carapace length and width.

Students also had to assess the turtle’s overall health condition and decide if the turtle was healthy enough for release or if or needed to be sent to rehab.

The students enjoyed being able to work like real scientists and learned a lot about Florida’s sea turtles! Thank you to Inwater Research Group for making this experience possible for our students!

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FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore the Food Chain

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore the Food Chain

Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade students at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts got to take a closer look at the food chain earlier this week as they dissected owl pellets to discover what prey the owl had consumed. Students had a great time and even got to take the bones they found home with them when they finished!

 

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Chemical Reactions

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Chemical Reactions

Students in Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade science class at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts investigated four different chemical reactions during a class lab.  Students were able to describe the basic physical properties of matter, make careful observations, and identify common signals that a chemical reaction had occurred including a color change, an endothermic reaction, an exothermic reaction, and a gas release.

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Animal Adaptations

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Animal Adaptations

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Logue’s science class at FPMSA explored how when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

Students had 10 seconds to pick up as many beans as possible. They discovered that they picked up more beans of the color that contrasted with the paper they were on. The beans similar in color to the paper represented the animals that have a better chance of survival due to the physical adaptation of camouflage.

Pictured are Jarvis Jerger and Cindy Hernandez