Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle student-athletes showed their team and community spirit by working together to lend helping hands to assist others in putting up shutters and aiding in other pre-storm preparations.  Athletes from the football, basketball, baseball, and soccer teams worked with their coaches to help others prepare for Irma.

After a full day doing something nice for others, the young gentlemen received a kindness in return.  Golden Corral in St. Lucie West honored them with discount for lunch!!!

Dwyer High School Drill Meet

Dwyer High School Drill Meet

The Port St. Lucie High School’s Drill Team competed in the W. T. Dwyer High School Drill Meet on Saturday February 3rd.  Competing in platoon, squad, and exhibition drill and winning in several categories, the Jaguars placed in the top three. The Jaguars will continue to practice for their next meet at Seminole Ridge High School Drill meet.

Drones Take Flight to Support Education Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – An innovative partnership that has been in development for several months is literally taking off on Wednesday, May 11 at Adams Arena in Fort Pierce as middle school students compete for top honors by navigating drones through a maze.  In a joint venture with the Treasure Coast Research Park, AT&T, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), 18 drones were donated to support inquiry programs at Dan McCarty Middle School, Samuel S. Gaines K – 8 Academy, and West Gate K – 8 School.

Benefits of this skill development opportunity include students’ ability to write code, program, and operate drones.  According to Paul Reif, science instructional support specialist for SLPS, “This partnership provides students with an amazing opportunity to explore aeronautical technologies and the wide range of applications drones have for agriculture, engineering, tourism, and so much more.”

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent lauds the program for the opportunities it provides students to venture into career pathways leading to industry certifications and post-secondary credits.  “Innovative programs such as these provide our students opportunities to collaborate and challenge their thinking to support their future readiness.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

Driving project takes the prize at Allapattah Flats showcase

Driving project takes the prize at Allapattah Flats showcase

Four students from Russel Bolig’s civics class earn first place in the Allapattah Flats K8 Project Citizen showcase. The winning project Driving Miss Daisy, discussed the topic of placing driving restrictions on drivers 70 and older. Nathan Hinkley, Brianna Cumberbatch, Janeliz Torres and Laura Carvalho presented a convincing case as to why they thought these restrictions would be beneficial to society. The two top projects advanced to the district Project Citizen Showcase held at Samuel Gaines Academy. Russell Bolig, Nathan Hinkley and Brianna Cumberbatch take a moment after the school event to show off their winning project. Congratulations to all!

Drive for Education at PSLHS

Drive for Education at PSLHS

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Drive for Education at PSLHS

Drive for Education

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting is the act of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.  Also known as “technical drawing,” it is essential in industry and engineering for communicating ideas using common symbols, perspectives, units of measure, and page layout.   This type of drawing is extremely precise vs. the forms of expressive drawing known as “visual arts.” Individuals who choose a career in Drafting and Illustrative Design work in construction, architecture, and engineering.  (Lincoln Park Academy, Port St. Lucie High School)
Dr. Vigianno Visits MSE and Brings Body Systems to “Life”!

Dr. Vigianno Visits MSE and Brings Body Systems to “Life”!

 

Fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary learned all about body systems with hands-on activities including viewing how air expands real pig lungs, touching and seeing real animal organs, and learning where all the inner body systems are located.  Finally, the students were shown how by tapping on the body, they could tell whether the body part was solid or hollow.  The head sounded hollow much to the students’ surprise!

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Dr. Seuss Reading Buddies

Dr. Seuss Reading Buddies

Mrs. Glidden’s first graders enjoyed celebrating the memory of Dr. Seuss by buddy reading many of his treasured and beloved books with Mrs. Rudzinski’s second graders. Students asked and answered story element questions, modeled fluency and expression while reading, and shared a few laughs along the way with their new friends.

Dr. Seuss on the loose at Mariposa Elementary

Dr. Seuss on the loose at Mariposa Elementary

To honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss, students in Lisa Green’s second grade class at Mariposa Elementary School invited parents to read stories created by the famous author. When the parents arrived , the students were very surprised to see one of the parents dressed as The Cat in the Hat.  His costume made the celebration come alive. The day turned out to be a great success as the students listened, read, and shared their projects on Dr. Seuss with their classmates and visitors. Parent Robert Harrod is pictured reading as The Cat in the Hat.
Dr. Seuss Days Donations Made to Media Centers

Dr. Seuss Days Donations Made to Media Centers

On April 8, 2014 at the School Board Meeting, Jimmie Burchard, President of the Sunrise Kiwanis presented a check for $250 for the school media centers to Fairlawn Elementary and FK Sweet Elementary. Pictured are Superintendent Genelle Yost, FK Sweet Assistant Principal Jane Cox, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Fairlawn Assistant Principal Patricia Gascoigne, Fairlawn Principal Jennifer Hedeen, and President of Sunrise Kiwanis Jimmie Burchard.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Northport and Big Brothers Big Sisters invites parents, police officers, firefighters, veterans along with our school and business community to hop on our schedule and come on over to NP to read some Dr. Seuss books to kids in our VPK through third grade classrooms. It’s going to be a great time. Our Title I school needs YOU! It’s a BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY!

 

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Kevin Perry, Assistant to the Superintendent, presented awards to the student winners of the 2015 Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest at the school board meeting on April 28th. Students from third grade to twelfth grade wrote essays on an African American who has made a difference. The Morganti Group sponsors this essay contest each year with monetary awards to each winner in each category. The High School winners were; 1st Place- Aide Aguilar (Fort Pierce Central); 2nd Place- Cheyenne Nixon (Lincoln Park); and 3rd Place- Angie Khan (Fort Pierce Central). The Middle School winners were: 1st Place- Athresha Kalluri (Palm Pointe); 2nd Place- Sara Aube (Manatee); and 3rd Place- Annaelise Swanson (Forest Grove). The Elementary School winners were: 1st Place- Annarose Hilhorst (Palm Pointe); 2nd Place- Riley Holtzclaw (Palm Pointe); and 3rd Place- Laney Keys (Palm Pointe). Congratulations to all.

Pictured in the back row, Dr. Donna Mills, Genelle Yost, Brian Garcia from the Morganti Group, and Dr. Samuel Gaines. In the middle row are, Sara Aube, Athresha Kalluri, Cheyenne Nixon, and Aide Aguilar. In the front row are, Laney Keys, Riley Holtzclaw, and Annarose Hilhorst.

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Middle School Winners

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Middle School Winners

At the April 8th School Board Meeting, the winners of the Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest were announced.

The First Place award was presented to Grishma Patel, Manatee Academy K-8.

The Second Place Award was presented to Jewel Edwards, Lincoln Park Academy.

The Third Place Award was presented to Alyssa Fernandez, Forest Grove Middle School.

Congratulations!

Pictured on back row, David Foxx (LPA Assistant Principal), Terry Davis (FGM Principal), Debbie Hawley (Board Chairman), Genelle Yost (Superintendent), Dr. Samual S. Gaines; on the second row, Jewel Edwards (LPA), Katina Barriner (FGM Teacher), Lillian Beachamp (MANK-8 Principal), Peggy Chase (MANK-8 Assistant Principal), Melissa Hutchings (MANK-8 Assistant Principal), Chuck Kearns (Morganti Group), and on front row, Alyssa Fernandez (FGM), and Grishma Patel (MANK-8).

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest

Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest

The Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest in observance of African American History Month is something our students look forward to each year.

Topic

Describe a person/an African American in St. Lucie County (not a family member), who has impacted your life, and explain what this person has done to make such a difference.

Eligibility

All students in St. Lucie County / Grades 3-12

Requirements

  1. Essays must be the original work of the student.
  2. Essay word count must be included and must be a minimum length of the following:

*250 words for grades 3-5

*500 words for grades 6-8

*750 words for grades 9-12

  1. Essays should be typed or neatly handwritten with minimal or no errors.
  2. Submissions must include a completed registration form attached to the essay.

Deadline

All submissions must be received in School Operations no later than Friday, March 8, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

 

Please submit all essays to the attention of Annette Jackson / Superintendent’s Suite @ AFK8.

 

As in year’s past, we are asking each school to send THE TOP 5 ESSAYS FROM EACH GRADE LEVEL.

Essays that do not adhere to the guidelines and due date indicated on the flyer will not be considered.

Dr. Rendell Visits the First Grade Class at Oak Hammock

Dr. Rendell Visits the First Grade Class at Oak Hammock

Mrs. West’s First Grade Class had the privilege of another visit from Dr. Rendell, our Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources. This was his 3rd year coming into their classroom and reading to the boys and girls. Dr. Rendell brought in the book “Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus.” The students loved Dr. Rendell’s interactive method where he would read and the boys and girls would join and sing along.
2This school year, there were more than just these two fine educators in the classroom. Dr. Rendell got to meet Janice Aleixo, Mrs. West’s student teacher from Florida Atlantic University. With the whole class engaged in this reading environment the students were off to a great school year and cannot wait for another visit and another story from Dr. Rendell!

Dr. Rendell Presents Thought Provoking Question to Oak Hammock First Grade Students

Dr. Rendell Presents Thought Provoking Question to Oak Hammock First Grade Students

SLPS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell presented Mrs. Joy West’s first grade students with some thought-provoking questions that inspired some important discussion after he read the story “Hey, Little Ant.” To squish or not to squish? What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? After Dr. Rendell left, students became real life authors and wrote opinion pieces identifying the reasons they gave to support their text.