SLWCHS Criminal Justice Students Learn About Emergency Management Systems

SLWCHS Criminal Justice Students Learn About Emergency Management Systems

SLW Centennial High School Criminal Justice Students in Ms. Baumgarten’s and Ms. Oliveira’s classes had the opportunity to learn about Emergency Management Systems in St. Lucie County.  Speakers included: Frank Amandro, Assistant Director for the Public Safety Department; Billy Weinshank, Emergency Management Safety Planner; Karen Kozac, Radiological Coordinator Assistant; and Sue McNichol, Human Resource Coordinator.  Students learned about different types of emergencies and how to respond to them, emergency planning and preparedness, career opportunities in emergency management, and how criminal  justice degrees and careers fit in with emergency management.

 

 

SLWCHS Dance Team Competes

SLWCHS Dance Team Competes

SLWCHS Dance Team competed in the solo/ensemble competition. Congratulations!
Giulia Mastronicola (solo) – superior rating
Giulia Mastronicola, Elizbeth Acosta, Jady Gonzalez, and Kendra Basiliere (small group ensemble) – superior rating
Eagles Dance Team (large ensemble) – excellent rating
Go Eagles!

SLWCHS Drama Production

SLWCHS Drama Production

St. Lucie West Centennial High School Drama proudly presents For What It’s Worth, an original, full length musical Oct 20, 21, 22 at 7:00 pm and Oct 23 at 2:00 pm in the SLWCHS Auditorium.

Follow the courageous journey of Katrina who discovers that integrity and virtue are more important than a cheap promise of success, and in the process changes the lives of all around her as they slowly discover their own self-worth.

Tickets are only $15 and can be bought at slwch.booktix.com or by calling 772-236-4515. A limited number of seats will be available one hour before the performances as well.

Come see the world premiere of this brand new musical as it is performed with live music. You don’t want to miss this!
SLWCHS Elects New HOSA Officers

SLWCHS Elects New HOSA Officers

St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s HOSA chapter proudly present its new officers for the 2015-2016 school year. We’re all very excited and can’t wait to begin our officer duties!  “The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.”

Further information click on http://www.hosa.org/node/115

From left to right, Jessica Janvier (competition co-chair), Nick Gomez (vice president), Ximena Paz (president), Allison Nerenberg (co-historian), Nathan Greelish (co-historian), Jalisa Smith (secretary), Ruth Dumond (community service chair), Yolie Cius (treasurer), Daphkar Rene (fundraiser chair), and Ashley Torres (competition co-chair).

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SLWCHS HOSA Elects 2014-2015 Officers

SLWCHS HOSA Elects 2014-2015 Officers

We are excited to announce the new Saint Lucie West Centennial High School HOSA officers. We welcomed the new officers in an induction ceremony and also had an ice cream social with prizes! The officers from the 2013-2014 school year had to step down and “pass the torch” to the new officers for the 2014-2015 year in a candle lighting ceremony to symbolize the changes in office from former officers to the present officers. The new President is Lindsey Harris, Vice President is Rachel Cormier, Secretary is Ximena Paz, Historian Dalia Mejia, Treasurer Nathalia Gomez, and Competition Co-chair is Jose Ortiz.  We are all excited to embark on a new journey for the 2014 and 2015 school year!

SLWCHS HOSA-Making Christmas Bright 2017

SLWCHS HOSA-Making Christmas Bright 2017

During the months of November and December, HOSA invited the faculty, staff, and students of SLWCHS to participate in a toy drive for the children on the caseload of Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast.  These children are in protective custody due to unfortunate circumstances in their own homes.  They are often placed with foster families or relatives during this difficult time.

 

Eagle faculty, staff and students banded together and collected more than 175 gifts for these special children.  Members of our HOSA chapter and Allied Health classes helped load Devereux’s ‘sleigh’ last week.  Merry Christmas to all!

SLWCHS HOSA News

SLWCHS HOSA News

On April 3 – 6, 2014 Saint Lucie West Centennial HOSA traveled to their State Leadership Conference at Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World. Over the course of the four days, two students qualified to attend HOSA’s National Leadership Conference. Alexia Stewart placed in the recognition event for Outstanding HOSA Chapter competing against twelve other regions with hundreds of other HOSA chapters. In addition, we also had another student qualify; Michael Riley who was elected as a State Officer from over 40 other candidates. He was elected as State Parliamentarian and will be serving over 13,000 HOSA members in the 2014 – 2015 school year. We are proud of Alexia and Michael for their hard work and dedication to HOSA. We would also like to say how proud we are of all other competitors who went to States with Centennial. National Leadership Conference will be held from June 25-29 also at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Good luck and congratulations again to Alexia and Michael.

In addition, the Saint Lucie West Centennial HOSA Chapter Advisor and Florida HOSA Region IX Advisor, Elizabeth Durkee was honored with a FL HOSA Lifetime Achievement and Membership award for her years of dedication to this organization. Congrats Mrs. Durkee and thank you for all that you do.

SLWCHS HOSA Students Attend Spring Leadership Conference

SLWCHS HOSA Students Attend Spring Leadership Conference

Eight lucky St. Lucie West Centennial HOSA students started their Spring break a little early attending the 2015 HOSA Spring Leadership Conference March 26-29, 2015 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The students participated in competitions that enhance their high school education while improving self-confidence and building professionalism. There are over 55 competitions which include Medical Innovation, Biomedical Debate, Sports Medicine, Clinical Nursing, Barbara James Service Award, National Service Project, and Job Seeking Skills.  Students also volunteered their time to assist in conference headquarters, judging middle school events, and counting pennies for HOSA’s National Service Project-Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

SLWCHS Senior Nathalia Gomez shows off her HOSA medals

SLWCHS Senior Nathalia Gomez shows off her HOSA medals

One member of our team was called to the award stage three times Friday night.  Senior Nathalia Gomez earned a medal for her role in our National Service Project earning over $500 in donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Nathalia also works tirelessly outside of our school community as an ER volunteer at Martin Health Systems-SLW, as well as with several organizations such as Treasure Coast Hospice and SWAT.  For that, Nathalia was awarded a Bronze Level Barbara James Service Award.  And finally, she was awarded a $1000 college scholarship from HOEAF-Health Occupations Educators Association of Florida.  Nathalia is now qualified to advance onto the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA in June.

SLWCHS HOSA Students Earn Top Fundraising Award for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SLWCHS HOSA Students Earn Top Fundraising Award for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Penny Wars winners

SLWCHS HOSA Chapter is thrilled to announce the results of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising for the 2015-2016 school year has been posted.  LLS is the HOSA National Service Project and all HOSA chapters participate in raising funds and raising awareness each year for the chosen charity.

During this year’s Student Series Programs, nearly 26,000 schools—-a quarter of all schools across the country—engaged in meaningful service, leadership and helped save lives!

Thanks to these efforts and to the teachers, parents, and communities that support these extraordinary students, LLS is able to help blood cancer patients and their families. A world without blood cancers is the LLS goal,   and the millions of students who participated in this year’s programs are making an impact.

SLWCHS was listed in the LLS newsletter (Penny Times) as the Top Fundraising school on the Treasure Coast and Central South Florida with a grand total of $3,541.66 for LLS.

Great Job, Eagles!!!

https://llsdata.app.box.com/v/2016PennyTimes

 

SLWCHS Medical Students Learn Hands-Only CPR

SLWCHS Medical Students Learn Hands-Only CPR

More than 150 Health Science 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR. These students were taught by Mary Higgins, Elizabeth Durkee, and their Certified Nursing Assistant students.

Students learned how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR method at this beat can more than double a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.  Each student received an American Heart Association personal use CPR Anytime Kit to take home and keep so that they can train additional family and friends in Hands-Only CPR.  The American Heart Association expects hundreds more will be trained to save a life by the 10th and 11th grade participants.

This event is part of the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR for Schools training program and is supported by an educational grant.

 

SLWCHS NAVY JROTC Mentors at West Gate K-8

SLWCHS NAVY JROTC Mentors at West Gate K-8

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC continues to mentor the West Gate K-8 middle school students through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club.  This week, the Centennial Black Talon Cadets demonstrated physical training stretches and exercises and had the Boys and Girls Club children participate as well.

Part of the mentoring process for the Centennial Black Talon unit is not only instilling principles of leadership, but showing the students the importance of physical fitness.

 

SLWCHS Navy JROTC Mentors Students

SLWCHS Navy JROTC Mentors Students

The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC unit continues its mentoring program with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie West K-8 by educating their students regarding respect when performing Color Guard duties.  The students were educated in proper rifleman and flagman procedures as well as shown proper Color Guard drill commands and procedures.  The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC mentor the St. Lucie West K-8 Boys and Girls Club students every Tuesday each week.

SLWCHS Navy JROTC provides Color Guard for Northport K-8

SLWCHS Navy JROTC provides Color Guard for Northport K-8

The SLW Centennial High School Navy JROTC was proud to provide a Color Guard to open the Black History Month Celebration at Northport K-8 on February 14th.  The Color Guard Unit consisted of Cadet Chief Petty Officer Michael Parnass (Right Rifleman), Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Damien Cooper (Ensign Flagman), Cadet Lieutenant Commander Matthew Ciolino (Unit Flagman), and Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Alek Yatsushkevech (Left Rifleman).

 

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Student Health Fair

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Student Health Fair

On March 16th, 2016, the Nursing Assistant students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School held their annual health fair.

The purpose of the Health Fair is to invite community partners who have health topics of interest to the teen population onto campus to present that information. They provided information for the teens on different ways for them to become a better and healthy person.

The presenters included: Project X Fitness, Parent Academy of SLC, Parent Teen Community Connection, Sexual Assault Assistance Program, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Teen Choices, Protect the Heart, the Jessica Clinton MVP foundation, 211 Teens, and Keiser University. Keiser University had many of their educational programs attend and present a wide variety of topics for the students.

Each student was handed a passport with the names of the programs present as they entered the gym. The purpose of the passport was to encourage the student to go around to each program and get their information on health. At each exhibit, the community partners would stamp the student’s passport.

The Nursing Assistant students did an amazing job planning and organizing the event which was attended by classrooms of students and their teachers throughout the day. They definitely demonstrated their leadership skills and their teamwork effort by communicating with walkie-talkies to smooth out any problems or to simply help other students find the program that they had an interest in. The class would kindly like to thank Keiser University for sponsoring their event and everyone who participated in it.

Submitted by Maricela Cazares

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Students Hold Successful Health Fair

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Students Hold Successful Health Fair

On March 18th, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School Nursing Assistant students held their Annual Health Fair. They had a magnificent turn out. The presenters included: Project X Fitness, the Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, 211 Teens, Treasure Coast Hospice, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Parent Teen Community Connection, Sexual Assault Assistance Program, American Red Cross, The Inner Truth Project, Students Working Against Tobacco, Teen Choices, Protect the Heart/ CareNet, and Keiser University. Keiser University had many of their educational programs attend and present a wide variety of topics for the students to learn about along with all of the other community partners that attended. The SLC Sheriff’s Department sent K9 handlers Deputy Benjamin Deblieck and Deputy Chris Hill and decoy Deputy David McKeever over with K9 Thor and K9 Goose to demonstrate their skills to the students. Their demo is always a favorite.

The goal of the Health Fair was to inform the students and help them become aware their own health, and different ways to better themselves. Each student that attended was given a passport with the names of the tables/programs that attended. Students visited each table in the gym and had to participate or get information to get their passport stamped. This encouraged each student to learn about the topic the community partners were presenting.
The CNA class did a great job planning the event. They demonstrated leadership skills and teamwork organizing and supervising this event. The class would all like to thank Keiser University for sponsoring their event and everyone that participated in it.

SLWCHS Parli Pro Team Places 2nd

SLWCHS Parli Pro Team Places 2nd

SLWCH Parli Pro Team (11th grade) placed 2nd at the HOSA District IX Winter Leadership Conference (WLC).

The purpose of the parliamentary procedure was to develop leadership skills in HOSA members by conducting a simulated business meeting. This event was based on team competition; therefore, members learned the importance of cooperation and working together through competitive performance.

This event involved two rounds of competition. Round One consisted of a written test to evaluate the team’s understanding of parliamentary procedure.

The written test measured knowledge and understanding at the recall, application or analysis levels.

Higher-order thinking skills were incorporated as appropriate.

The top scoring teams advanced to Round Two and were given a secret problem with motions to perform during the meeting. The team had twelve (12) minutes preparation time prior to the nine (9) minute demonstration of the meeting.

Catherine Miller, Marissa Powell, Briana Farrell, Elianna Ramos and Yulitza Perez

SLWCHS Presented with $6,000 Check

SLWCHS Presented with $6,000 Check

Mrs. Sheila Cash from Garber Buick GMC presented St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Principal Andrea Popwell with a check for over $6,000.00 during this month’s School Board Meeting.  The money raised came from Garber’s  Drive for Education campaign to support our community’s students.

Community partners in education are vital to the overall success of the District.  From volunteer support to financial support, the wide array of contributions is greatly appreciated.

#stlucieproud

#stluciestrong

SLWCHS Student Wins Outstanding Youth Award

SLWCHS Student Wins Outstanding Youth Award

Albert Morgan is a rising junior in the Allied Health program at SLWCHS. He is an excellent student, always attending school, on time for class, and always well-prepared. He is an active member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

Albert is a member of the Boys & Girls Club, belonging to the Chuck Hill Unit. He has been an active member since summer 2007 when he was ten years old. Ever since joining Albert has improved his social skills with kids younger and older than him. He’s also developed his desire to help others; if there is an event where help is needed, he’s one of the first to show up and one of the last to leave. This is why every year he’s chosen to be a junior staff member. As part of his job as a junior staff member, he is to help the other staff supervise Boy’s and Girl’s Club members, distribute snacks, and when the day is over, he helps clean up the clubhouse. He is excellent at performing these tasks and was recently nominated for the Outstanding Youth Award which is given by the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. Albert accepted the award on May 16, 2016. Along with the award he also received a $1,000 scholarship to any college he chooses. With this money, Albert plans to attend IRSC and gain his Bachelor’s degree in nursing.