SLW Centennial’s Eagles Nest Preschool is Awarded $1000 Grant Through Wells Fargo

SLW Centennial’s Eagles Nest Preschool is Awarded $1000 Grant Through Wells Fargo

The Eagles Nest Preschool is the recipient of $1000 grant awarded by Wells Fargo Bank.

Wells Fargo’s Community Connection Grant Program is an annual program where each of the company’s retail banking stores and Business Banking teams explore the needs of their local communities and select a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant.  This year, Wells Fargo will award more than $600,000 in grants to 600-plus nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Florida.

The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2015, Wells Fargo invested more than $12 million in nonprofit organizations and schools, and team members volunteered 90,000 hours across the state.

 

 

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.