Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast Partners with Wing Stop

Treasure Coast High School boasts of many business partners throughout the community.  One such business partner is Wing Stop. During their grand opening, TCHS was there in full force to support and celebrate with them. From the step team to our musicians, TCHS was there.  Wings never tasted so good!

 

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Treasure Coast Literacy Association’s Young Authors

Each year St. Lucie Public Schools commends its Young Authors with a celebration. This year’s event will be at Oak Hammock School and the guest author will be Lois McGuire, author of Don’t Be That Kid At School! and her latest book, Don’t be that Kid at Home! Dr. McGuire’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

Want to get involved?  Contact Ilyse.Brainin@stlucieschools.org

Treasure Coast Literacy Association – Upcoming Events

Treasure Coast Literacy Association – Upcoming Events

Interested in what’s happening in October?

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 20th and don’t miss the Fall Into Literacy Celebration!  This event is for the whole community.  The Treasure Coast Literacy Association will be there with our puppet theatre and fairy tale books helping families to understand the benefits of reading and play.

 

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Treasure Coast Literacy Association

Ilyse Brainin and members of the Treasure Coast Literacy Association, formerly known as the St. Lucie County Reading Council, shared a proclamation with the St. Lucie County School Board entitled, “Promoting a Passion for Literacy.”

The organization’s mission is to provide resources and ideas to help inspire educators to provide skills and techniques through events and professional development that will enable students to be successful learners and life long readers as well as supporting the community with literacy events.

 

 

 

Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High School instructor Jack Clark chaperoned 28 students from the school’s Manufacturing/Pre-Engineering program to visit area manufacturing companies in accordance with the state’s Manufacturing Day. The first visit was to PAC Seating Systems in Palm City, where students received a tour from CEO Chuck Tufano. PAC Seating designs and creates state of the art airline seating for corporate and private jets. The visit was a huge eye-opener for students as they were very impressed with the quality working environment at PAC, which reinforced the OSHA safety standards students are learning in the classroom.  Students also visited Phoenix Metal in Ft. Pierce, also in the airline industry, which is well known for the metal stair used to access planes. Owners Bill Wilcox and Brooks Price, longtime supporters of the TCHS manufacturing program, were on hand to provide tours of their facility.  Again, students were amazed at the variety and options available to them upon completion of the high school program. As you travel or see Air Force One, take a close look at the stairs and you will notice the Phoenix logo, as they were created right here in St. Lucie County. Pictured are students at the entrance to Phoenix Metal.

Treasure Coast High students launch water balloons to study algebra

Treasure Coast High students launch water balloons to study algebra

Students in Robby Green’s math classes at Treasure Coast High School participated in an exciting activity where they launched water balloons on a large slingshot to reinforce Algebra concepts. The release point was used as the coordinate (0, 0), the point where it passed through the slingshot as a second fixed point. Students used a trundle wheel to measure the total distance their balloon traveled, this was their third coordinate. Using the three coordinates each student will calculate the quadratic equation that models their launched balloon. Using the aforementioned information, students created their own equation to calculate the height of the trajectory. Pictured is Joseph Driscoll preparing to launch a balloon.

Treasure Coast High student selected for elite academic competition

Treasure Coast High student selected for elite academic competition

Congratulations to Treasure Coast High School junior Will Barr, a member of St. Lucie Public Schools’ Academic A Team and one of six students selected for the State of Florida’s Academic A Team (Team Florida). Will also received a $1,000 scholarship for his participation with the local team, which placed fourth in the state competition, just shy of advancing to the final stage of the competition.

Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Supports PSL Blue Star Moms

Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Supports PSL Blue Star Moms

TCHS AFJROTC spent a recent afternoon removing the stars from properly and ceremoniously retired American Flags.  Blue Star Moms are mothers of US Service members who undertake this annual project  to support and encourage service members, especially those overseas. The stars are packaged with a note of support and sent to military members to provide them a token that they can carry in their pocket to remind them that US Citizens at home support them and are thinking about them.

 

Treasure Coast High School Student Wins Top Honors on Algebra Wall (and an iPad mini)

Treasure Coast High School Student Wins Top Honors on Algebra Wall (and an iPad mini)

Students at Treasure Coast High School are making use of ‘Algebra Nation,’ an intensive, free, online learning Algebra End-of-Course (EOC) exam preparation resource. Triniti Wimbs won top honors on the Algebra Wall, an interactive discussion forum that allows students from around the state to ask algebra questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Study Experts monitor the wall and award students karma points when they help other students. Each month, the middle and high school student with the highest total number of karma points in the state wins an iPad mini. Triniti earned the award in October for the High School student with the most karma points. On Thurday, November 6, 2014, Algebra Nation awarded Triniti her iPad.

Algebra Nation visited Treasure Coast High School to deliver this well-deserved prize. Triniti is always on Algebra Nation afterschool, learning and helping other students from across the state of Florida with their algebra questions. Now Triniti can answer questions just by drawing out her answers on her new iPad!

Triniti WimbsteachAlgebra Nation began as a collaborative effort between the University of Florida and Study Edge. UF professors, master teachers and Study Edge experts have dissected the material tested on the End-of- Course exam and aligned Algebra Nation with the latest state standards. Algebra Nation delivers dynamic concept videos, corresponding study guides, an online practice tool that emulates the EOC testing environment, and an interactive discussion forum (the Algebra Wall) where students, teachers, and parents across the state of Florida can ask and answer questions about algebra. Algebra Nation is being used in over 1,300 schools across Florida.

Mrs. Mannion (above), Triniti’s teacher was very proud of Triniti and her activity on the Algebra Wall, and she encourages all of her students to use Algebra Nation to prepared for the End-of-Course exam

Students, parents, and teachers can access Algebra Nation’s free resources 24/7 through their computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. To learn more about Algebra Nation, go to www.AlgebraNation.com.

 

Treasure Coast High School Student Leaders Participate in Penny’s Band Camp

Treasure Coast High School Student Leaders Participate in Penny’s Band Camp

Treasure Coast Titans marched into this summer’s Penny’s Band Camp with a strong student leadership team. The long-standing annual camp, held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, was host to numerous bands seeking to hone leadership skills, refine fundamentals, and enhance specialized techniques.

During the four-day camp experience, students studied with recognized music educators and professionals from the southeastern United States. They learned from Florida Bandmasters’ Association Adjudicators and collegiate band directors. Students received group as well as one-on-one instruction in leadership, colorguard techniques, drum major conducting, and drumline techniques.

Guard Captains Alyssa Aultman and Samantha Ferrara earned superior ratings on their evaluations at the end of camp. Likewise, Drum Majors Aishani Kalluri and Andres Gonzalez earned superior ratings on their evaluations at the end of camp. The mighty Titans’ Second Lieutenant Bran Kiernan earned first place for the marching routine he created, and Band Captain Zoe Horne won the silver for most outstanding female leadership. First Lieutenants Alvino DiCarlo and Jordan Ragland both earned an award for outstanding leader, and Drum Captain Brent McFarland earned the outstanding percussion award. Guard Captain Alyssa Aultman also earned the outstanding camper award for colorguard, and wrapping up the Titan accolades was First Lieutenant Alvino DiCarlo who earned outstanding leadership camper for the second day of the camp.

As a team, the Titan band leaders also made their mark on the event. The camp spirit stick was bestowed upon the team two out of the four days of the camp. This award is noted for recognizing the school student leadership team with the most school spirit and pride. Together, the student leadership team earned the 2015 Penny’s Award which recognizes the overall outstanding school for the entire leadership camp. This award recognizes the school with the most participation, good citizenship, great leaders, and most spirit at the camp.

The Treasure Coast High School Band is beginning its 10th year and boasts a 174 member marching band, three full concert bands, a jazz band, percussion ensembles, and an 18 member colorguard. In addition, the Titans have an active parent organization that is logging several thousand volunteer hours each year.

Pictured:   Brian Kiernan, Jordan Ragland, Alvino Dicarlo, Brent McFarland, Andres Gonzalez, Alyssa Aultman, Zoe Horne, Aishani Kalluri, Nora Monval, Samantha Ferrara, and Jesus Paz

Pictured: Brian Kiernan, Jordan Ragland, Alvino Dicarlo, Brent McFarland, Andres Gonzalez, Alyssa Aultman, Zoe Horne, Aishani Kalluri, Nora Monval, Samantha Ferrara, and Jesus Paz

Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

Hard work has paid off for Alexandra Artiles, a community-minded and academically involved graduate of Treasure Coast High School.  Artiles has been named as one of 300 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program.  She was selected from more than 25,000 applicants and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

This accomplished high honors graduate received her St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) high school diploma in May.  As a Treasure Coast Titan and dedicated member of the National Honor Society chapter, she participated in the Cambridge University Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program.  She earned her AICE diploma for passing six international education exams during her high school career, and she also earned her Associates Degree in Political Science from IRSC. Her leadership skills and interests also propelled her into roles of Captain of the Varsity Swim and Dive Team, member of the Varsity Track and Field Team, and representative in TCHS student government.

Driven by a passion to serve, Artiles is also active in her community. She has earned over 230 community service hours in organizations including the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Sarah’s Kitchen, Wounded Warriors, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ardalan Dentistry, Town Park Community Center, and the Republican Party of Florida. She has served as Executive Director of the Florida Federation of Teenage Republicans and Chairman of the St. Lucie County Teenage Republicans.

This fall, Artiles plans to attend Florida State University to pursue a double major in political science and international affairs. She is a focused and thankful student who is especially appreciative of the support she received from one of her high school teachers, Ms. Monica Mills.  “My enrollment in her AICE History course is what changed my academic career, and I believe she is the best teacher TCHS will ever witness.  Finally, I want to thank my parents for all of their sacrifice and dedication to my success,” said Artiles.

Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Hard work has paid off for Alexandra Artiles, a community-minded and academically involved graduate of Treasure Coast High School.  Artiles has been named as one of 300 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program.  She was selected from more than 25,000 applicants and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

 

This accomplished high honors graduate received her St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) high school diploma in May.  As a Treasure Coast Titan and dedicated member of the National Honor Society chapter, she participated in the Cambridge University Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program.  She earned her AICE diploma for passing six international education exams during her high school career, and she also earned her Associates Degree in Political Science from IRSC. Her leadership skills and interests also propelled her into roles of Captain of the Varsity Swim and Dive Team, member of the Varsity Track and Field Team, and representative in TCHS student government.

 

Driven by a passion to serve, Artiles is also active in her community. She has earned over 230 community service hours in organizations including the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Sarah’s Kitchen, Wounded Warriors, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ardalan Dentistry, Town Park Community Center, and the Republican Party of Florida. She has served as Executive Director of the Florida Federation of Teenage Republicans and Chairman of the St. Lucie County Teenage Republicans.

 

This fall, Artiles plans to attend Florida State University to pursue a double major in political science and international affairs. She is a focused and thankful student who is especially appreciative of the support she received from one of her high school teachers, Ms. Monica Mills.  “My enrollment in her AICE History course is what changed my academic career, and I believe she is the best teacher TCHS will ever witness.  Finally, I want to thank my parents for all of their sacrifice and dedication to my success,” said Artiles.

 

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.

Alexandra Artiles

Alexandra Artiles, 2016 TCHS graduate, receives national scholarship from National Honor Society Scholarship program.

 

Treasure Coast High School girls hoops team honored at school board meeting

Treasure Coast High School girls hoops team honored at school board meeting

The Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) girls varsity Titans basketball team was recognized at the March 11, 2014, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for their being the first TCHS athletic team to participate in a state championship. Pictured, front kneeling, are Gabriel Bather, left, and Justine Kolb. Standing, from left, are Assistant Principal Eldrique Gardner, School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Assistant Principal Henry Sanabria, Aly Kolb, TCHS Principal Denise Rodriguez, Alexa Sucato, Evelyn Sagner, Assistant Principal Nikki Poole, Rosemarie Julien, Jade Visser, Yasmine Queen, Alexis Romano, Coach Coach John Picchiarini, Asia Jones, Coach Roger Dorio, Superintendent Genelle Yost, Coach Marvin Brady, and TCHS Athletic Directior Daniel Comeau. The team was runner-up to the state champion in their division.

Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

Treasure Coast High School – Bowling for Bahamas

The Treasure Coast High School National Honor Society partnered with SuperPlay USA to host a fundraiser for Bahamas relief efforts.  A total of 112 Titans showed up to support this event, and funds raised went to Missionary Flights International to help with the cost of shipping the goods they collected.  #TitanBornTitanBred
Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC Hosts Inaugural Patriot’s Day Event

On September 11th, 2019, Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC shared their pride with Patriot’s Day Ceremony at the high school.  The ceremony honored our nation’s flag with a flag folding  and flag retirement ceremony.  Additionally, Blue Star Moms and Gold Star Moms were in attendance and honored as well. TCHS students, faculty, and staff attended the event as well as many guests from the local community.

Treasure Coast High junior recognized for community service

Treasure Coast High junior recognized for community service

Congratulations to Rae Duvert for his outstanding volunteerism through St. Lucie County Parks and Recreation.  Rae, a junior at Treasure Coast High School has been recognized as Minsky Gym “Volunteer of the Quarter” for his hard work and dedication as well as his talents and commitment to working with the Junior basketball players. Rae joins the long list of Titans who are making a difference in the community!

Treasure Coast High criminal justice students visit hosted by police department

Treasure Coast High criminal justice students visit hosted by police department

Treasure Coast High School instructor Leinitia Robinson and students in the school’s Criminal Justice Academy participated in the inaugural Hometown Lunch Fest and Port St. Lucie Police Department Open House.  While there, students received tours of the police department and were informed by detectives, crime scene investigators, the Chief of Police and other key personnel about careers in law enforcement. Two of the most memorable were the police dog and SWAT demonstrations. Overall, the students enjoyed the visit, felt more connected to the police department and appreciative of the safety and security they provide. Most important, the visit reinforced for many the curriculum in the classroom and provided a renewed sense of purpose for students interested in the criminal justice field. Pictured are students during the police dog demonstration with Officer Colin Duncombe and K9 officer Zoran.