Students contribute original art to gallery at Palm Pointe

Students contribute original art to gallery at Palm Pointe

Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition investigated, examined and studied various artists and their work.  After creating their own original works of art based on the artist they researched, students digitized their work and then used Adobe Photoshop to enhance their images. The work was framed and hung in the newest gallery at the school.

Students create interactive hallways at Allpattah Flats

Students create interactive hallways at Allpattah Flats

Seventh grade students in Christine King’s class at Allapattah Flats K-8 School created an interactive bulletin board of the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. The board gives other students, through the use of a flip chart, the opportunity to get a synopsis of the short story that will encourage them to seek Poe’s entire classic work out and read it on their own. The learning goal was for students to understand that text has meaning and students should be able to use dominant strategies and skills to construct that meaning.  Pictured, from left, are Ahlyissa Hicks, Zachary Grundstrom, Joshua Bailey, Jesus Paz, Jayson Tabora, and Haley Roberson.

Students dress alike for fundraiser at Palm Pointe

Students dress alike for fundraiser at Palm Pointe

Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently had a “Twin Day” to raise money for Relay for Life. This organization raises money for cancer awareness and for different services for cancer patients. Each year Palm Pointe participates and several activities are planned to help raise money.  Pictured are third grade students from Rosary Polanco’s class that wanted to all dress alike. Back row, Casandra Isaac, left, and Alyssa Dwyer. Front row, from left, Cara Lents, Brooklyn Lyons, Allison Kohler, Emily Rabich, Kacy Zdenek and Haylynn Tate.

Students Earn and Learn

Students Earn and Learn

Students learn about the economy in a fun and creative way by participating in the FCEE annual Economic Poster Contest. Each year, approximately 300 students gain a better understanding of our economic system through their participation in this exciting competition.

Students learn a basic economic concept and then use their creativity and art skills to demonstrate their understanding of the concept in a colorful drawing. Teachers submit their entries in both the fall and spring semester, after which 12 winners are selected (each term). Entries are judged on originality, creativity, and accuracy of concept.

Each winning entry receive $25 and a copy of the calendar/poster, and a surprise gift card.

Students ECONOMIC CONCEPT DEFINITIONS

  • ASSETS: Things that have earning power or some other value to their owner.
  • BUDGET:  The amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose.
  • CONSUMERS & PRODUCERS: Consumers are people who buy goods and services. Producers are people who make goods or provide services. Producers supply goods and services and consumers demand them.
  • DEBT: Something, typically money, that is owed or due. The state of owing money.
  • ENTREPRENEUR: An entrepreneur is someone who recognizes an opportunity, marshals the productive resources, and takes the risk to develop or improve a product or start a new business.
  • GOODS & SERVICES: A Good is an object people want that they can touch or hold. A Service is an action that a person does for someone else. Goods are items you buy such as food, clothing, toys, furniture, and toothpaste. Services are actions such as haircuts, medical check-ups, mail delivery, car repair, and teaching.
  • INCENTIVES: Factors that motivate and influence the behavior of households and businesses. Prices, profits, and losses act as incentives for participants to take action in a market economy.
  • SAVINGS: The amount left over when a person’s expenses are subtracted from the amount of disposable income that he or she earns in a given period of time. This occurs when individuals, businesses, or the economy as a whole do not consume all of the current income.
  • SUBSTITUTE GOODS: Two goods that could be used for the same purpose. If the price of one good increases, then demand for the substitute is likely to rise.
  • TRADE: The voluntary exchange of goods and services for money or other goods and services. When trade is voluntary, both people benefit. Trade without money is called barter.

 

St. Lucie Elementary Winners:

Jaden Carey – Consumer & Producers (Calendar)

Jata Khan – Saving (Poster)

Village Green Environmental Studies School Winners:

Gracious Ianniccheri (Poster)

Jennavie Porteous (Poster)

     

 

Students earn books at Rivers Edge Elementary family event

Students earn books at Rivers Edge Elementary family event

Rivers Edge Elementary hosted an exciting family event recently to put books in to the hands of students, Bingo for Books. Pictured is third grade student Kayla Filippini from Barbara Ditrapani’s with her dad enjoying a robust game of Bingo mixed with science trivia questions. Every student went home a winner!

Students earn lunch with the principal at Windmill Point

Students earn lunch with the principal at Windmill Point

Christian Baca and Adrian Colon, students from Kelita Singleton’s third grade class at Windmill Point Elementary recently enjoyed lunch with Principal Jonetha Maness. Christian saved up his Wildcat Cash for an opportunity to bring a friend and enjoy lunch in the principal’s conference room. Pictured, from left, are Principal maness, Christian and Adrian.

Students earn special tee shirts for reading gains

Students earn special tee shirts for reading gains

Students Willie Whitehead, Julian Nunez, Kayla Jungjohan, Morgan Busby, Olivia Sperber, Stoney Braynen, James Coriolan, Justin Adrian, and Wes Varn are just a few of the students who earned Star Reader shirts at F.K. Sweet Elementary. Jeanie DuPell, media specialist, awards students who have either grown a hundred points, or, are reading at least one grade level above their current grade. This program is sponsored by Scholastic, Reading Counts.
Students encouraged to visit the Savannas park

Students encouraged to visit the Savannas park

A student led organization out of the Savannas State Park Preserve on Walton Road organized an event to encourage teens out of the house on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy the park. Students from the tri-county area attended and activities included a scavenger hunt, nature hike, minute to win it games, and live musical acts from Lincoln Park Academy’s Jazz ensemble, Port Saint Lucie High School duo Nick Vinson and Skyler Jacobson, and alternative rock band also from PSLHS, The Waking Theory.  Thanks to generous donations from the Walmart Distribution Center, give-a-ways included a 37inch flat screen TV and a combo grill as well as several outdoor/survival supplies. Pictured is Michael Weir from Northport K8 School who went home with a brand new TV!

 

Students enjoy annual Water Day

Students enjoy annual Water Day

Don’t tell these F.K. Sweet Elementary kindergartners that they aren’t at the beach. They probably wouldn’t believe you because so much fun was had by all at the school’s annual Water Day recently. Fom left, Kierstyn Zinter, Brayden Adams, Antianna Mills, Alexia Moxley, and Keilah Magloire are taking a break from the water to enjoy building sand castles on the playground.

Students enjoy humorous books about real characters

Students enjoy humorous books about real characters

Ask just about any intermediate student at F.K. Sweet Elementary about their favorite books, and you will hear Nate the Great quite often. This series is written by Lincoln Peirce, and focues on Nate, a sixth grade genius. These hilarious illustrated novels are certainly on Kayla Jungjohan, left, and Willie Whitehead’s reading list.
Students enjoy inquiry labs at F. K. Sweet

Students enjoy inquiry labs at F. K. Sweet

The students in Betty Mayberry’s fifth grade science class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School performed an exciting inquiry lab to determine ways to separate mixtures by magnetic force, filtration, and boiling. Pictured are Allen Lin, left, and Taina Chery examining one of their mixtures.

Students enjoy making fair booths about St. Lucie County history

Students enjoy making fair booths about St. Lucie County history

The students in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary were very excited about the recent St. Lucie County Fair. Students worked cooperatively or individually, to create visual representations of what Ft. Pierce looked like long ago. Riley Mullins, pictured, was very creative and constructed a Seminole Chickee Hut for her school’s fair booth.

Students enjoy math trails at Palm Pointe

Students enjoy math trails at Palm Pointe

Rachelle Rudzinski, a fifth grade student at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, teaches a second grade class a math lesson with the Math Trail Lessons that  Michelle Powers and Lindsey Hudson’s fifth grade classes created throughout the school hallways at Palm Pointe. Students enjoyed solving math problems that were posted throughout the school. 

Students enjoy Science Day at Palm Pointe

Students enjoy Science Day at Palm Pointe

Jennifer Sterling, Casey Bentley and Isaiah Vidal in Laurie Boyer and Melissa Efron’s third grade classes at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition take part in a light energy science experiment.  This was one of the experiments that the classes did as part of third grade’s Science Day.

Students enjoy the sweet taste of success

Students enjoy the sweet taste of success

After the recent FCAT writing exam for fourth grade students, at F.K. Sweet Elementary the PTO treated all of the wonderful writers to an ice cream sundae party. The celebration was a delicious way of saying thank you to the students for their hard work on the test and the many days of writing preparation. Relaxing and enjoying special made sundaes are, from left, Jacob Yannucci, Wesley Hinds, Aaron Beauchamp, and Christian Yoder.

Students Find Opportunities to Serve Their Community Through Humane Society Partnership

A team of students from Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts (FPMSA) is working hand in paw with the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, Inc. According to Mrs. Jacqueline Lynch, principal of FPMSA, the students involved in this community service based project are members of a leadership cohort at the school. “They are so excited to be involved and support the Humane Society’s mission to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and to support finding safe homes for animals in our area.”

 

The team of student leaders enjoyed the first school visit from the Humane Society where they learned first-hand about the organization, its day-to-day operations, and the challenges of locating safe and secure homes for each animal.   The students met Odie, a two-year-old Blue Nose Pit who landed in the shelter after his owners moved and housing regulations restricted dogs. Odie, a gentle and friendly canine who is also taken to local nursing homes for visits, immediately captured the hearts of the students. They brainstormed and exercised their problem solving skills to share ways of supporting Odie’s adoption.

 

As the students continue to partner with the Humane Society, they will learn and understand the importance of responsible pet ownership and why adopting pets is important for their community.

 

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.