Dan McCarty families celebrate Hispanic heritage

Dan McCarty families celebrate Hispanic heritage

During October, students and staff at Dan McCarty School celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with music, food, cultural displays and more. On October 30, Dan McCarty School parents and students participated in a special Hispanic Heritage celebration. Visitors were entertained with Latin music, dance, and customs, as well as a special performance by the St. Lucie Ballet Company and their production of the “Nutcracker” with a Hispanic flair. Pictured during the Quinceanera Showcase are students Gabriella Lascanos, from left, Jennifer Guerrero, Noemi Diaz, and Antonio Farfan.

Dan McCarty Eagles Shine at Track and Field Competition

Dan McCarty Eagles Shine at Track and Field Competition

The Dan McCarty Eagles proved to have an abundance of talent on the track & field.  At this year’s annual St. Lucie County Schools Track & Field competition, the Eagles proudly brought home several metals.

Girls

1st Place – Shot PA

2nd Place – 4×100 m Relay

3rd Place – Mile Medley

 

4th Place – 100 m & 800 m

Boys

1st Place – Shot PA

1st Place –  200 m

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place – 100 m

 

3rd Place – 4×100 m Relay

3rd Place – 4×400 m Relay

3rd Place – Mile Medley Relay

Congratulations Eagles: Jermecia Rolle, Noemi Diaz, Jeaniela, Cazimy, Chyna McCormick, Latracia Washington, Zaira Auguste, Vanessa Flores, Angela Miranda, Brandon Fore, Terrence Rivers, Shawn Brown, Michael McRae, Daniel Enciso, Luis Lopez, Adan Melendez, Akeem Richards, Marcus Holbert, & Jocelyn Jocirin.

Pictured: Adan Melendez

Pictured: Adan Melendez

 

Dan McCarty Eagles Celebrate TOY, DME, OFYT, and SRE

Dan McCarty Eagles Celebrate TOY, DME, OFYT, and SRE

Principal Felicia Nixon and Assistant Principal Heather Stanford-Clark announced the Teacher of the Year, Distinguished Minority Educator, Outstanding First Year Teacher, and School Related Employee nominees during the Eagle News Morning Show.

The entire school campus celebrated the phenomenal instructional/behavioral contributions of Ms. Dumont (TOY), Ms. Dennis (DME), Ms. Thiery (OFYT-not pictured), and Ms. Tucker (SRE).

The Eagles wish them the best as they compete at the district level!

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Dan McCarty civics class team in Project Citizen state finals

Dan McCarty civics class team in Project Citizen state finals

Project Citizen is designed to help students learn how public policy is initiated and implemented at the various government levels. A significant portion of the Civics curriculum is allotted to this project. Students are responsible for identifying a community problem, examine alternative policies, develop a policy, and develop an action plan as a solution. The students in John Hett’s Civics class felt the problem of senior citizen (age 65 and over) depression is largely overlooked. Their research indicated 20% of seniors nationwide could be classified as clinically depressed. According to verifiable data the largest contributor was isolation. After investigating available alternative policies, the students realized there were very few. Part of their “Action Plan” was to form a non-profit organization named Students 4 Seniors. The entity would initially be formed and funded at the local level, with the intent of it being a model which could be replicated nationally. The basis of the plan would be to have available students adopt designated seniors. This would be similar to how older students adopt younger people in the Big Sister/Big Brother programs. Students 4 Seniors is the one of six projects being considered to represent Florida in the national competition to be held later this year. “Obviously the students are honored and excited about what they have accomplished as they should be. Regardless of whether they advance or not, we should all be proud of what they have already done in raising awareness for this problem.” Pictured, front row from left, are Emmanuel Riggins, Abigail Solorzano, Jeaniela Cazimy, and Jasmine Kennedy. Second row from left, are David Stephens, Michael Reich, Antonio Farfan, Ariana Mendoza, and Andrew Fenn. Third row from left, are Barneshia Tindall, Ladarren Johnson, Desire Creel, Antonique Scavella, Brandon Fore, Terrence Rivers, Jacob Klump, and Gabriela Lezcano Gamas. Teacher John Hett is in the back.

Dan McCarty Chorus Participates in Music in Our Schools Concert

Dan McCarty Chorus Participates in Music in Our Schools Concert

Sixteen students representing Dan McCarty Middle School chorus recently joined their voices with other middle school singers to participate in Music in Our Schools Concert. The event was held at the Fenn Center. Each year, elementary middle and high school band and chorus students come together to rehearse, perform, and promote music advocacy in St. Lucie County. Dan McCarty students included Graceline Jean Baptiste, Latracia Washington, Jaquicia Green, Jahari Bethea, Daijah Greene, Shekinah Hyman, Britney Eliassaint, Alisha Aldona, Desire Creel, Laura Williams, Qudalupe Moreno, Christine Michaud, Francesca St. Tellien, Alana Jones, Janicia Larcher, and Krishnan Valdes. The Dan McCarty Middle School Chorus is directed by Dr. Rolanda A. Jones.

Dan McCarty anticipates 60th anniversary celebration

Dan McCarty anticipates 60th anniversary celebration

During the weekend of November 9th, 2013, the staff and families of Dan McCarty School will celebrate its 60th anniversary. There are many enjoyable activities planned that will start at 2PM Saturday, November 9, in the school’s gym. Remember to wear green! The school is located at Mississippi Avenue and 13th Street north of Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce.

Dads Take Your Child To School Day Proclamation

Dads Take Your Child To School Day Proclamation

Dr. Rafael Sanchez (pictured with his son, daughter and wife) read the 2018 Dads Take Your Child to School Day Proclamation during the September School Board Meeting.  Dr. Sanchez and thousands of other dads and male caregivers will accompany their children to school on Wednesday, September 26 in support of the state-wide movement.

“The continuum of research, policy development and program implementation related to family involvement supports emphasis on engaging fathers as a means of increasing student achievement.

More than 30 years of research findings maintains the belief that a positive relationship exists between increased family engagement and student academic success. Although specific research into the impact of the father’s role in a child’s academic development is growing, findings[1] suggest that when fathers are actively involved in their child’s education, students:

  • Perform better academically;
  • Have fewer discipline problems; and
  • Become more responsible adults.”

[1] A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning. (2000, June 1). Retrieved April 14, 2015, from http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/calltocommit/index.html.

 

*Each school will share specific plans with parents about activities scheduled for September 26, 2018.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will be celebrating Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.

 

 

 

Dads, Take Your Child to School Day

Dads, Take Your Child to School Day

The Dads of White City Elementary enjoyed spending time on campus.  Our Dads ate breakfast, watched the morning show and learned about the grade level expectations.  It was a magnificent morning well spent with the Dads of White City Elementary.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Lakewood Park Elementary dads participated in Dads Take Your Child to School Day.    Fathers and male caregivers brought their child to school, signed a pledge of involvement, and truly demonstrated the value of their involvement in their child’s education. Student were thrilled to have their dads bring them to school, eat breakfast with them in the cafeteria, and walk them to class.  Thank you to all who participated.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

White City Elementary celebrates “Dad Take your Child to School Day” as we welcomed over 100 dads.  Dads ate breakfast with their child, visited classrooms, and followed morning routines.  Then Dads were able to meet in the Media Center to gather information on the White City Elementary sight words expectations, I-Ready, and sign their Dad’s Pledge.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

We  invite all of our families to our DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY event!

On September 27, 2017, we encourage all fathers to take their children to school and stay for any activities your child’s school may have planned.  All father figures are welcomed, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also welcome.

The intent of this initiative is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience.

When fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, children perform better academically; have fewer discipline problems; and become more responsible adults. We hope all fathers will take this opportunity to become more familiar with our school and staff and that you will return often.

What about moms? Moms are vital in the lives of their children and are often the parent who is more involved in their children’s education. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is just one chance for us to shine the spotlight on dads and encourage men to get involved.

 

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

 

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school!  On September 28, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS. He explained, “The movement in SLPS began two years ago and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students.”  A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.  Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates.  Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest.  As one goes up, the other goes down.  When you accentuate and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction.  Dads, Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children.  It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men.  For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 2,700 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS.  This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT!  Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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.

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On September 30, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to take their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

The movement in SLPS began last year and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates. Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest. (As one goes up, the other goes down. When you accent and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.)

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children. It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men to children. For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS. This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT! Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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.

 

 

Dads Take Your Child To School Day at Lakewood Park Elementary!

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On September 30, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

The movement in SLPS began last year and grew out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable. Statistics from the National Fatherhood Initiative support findings that show when fathers and men are regularly and substantially involved in the education and social development of children, those children have higher standardized test scores, higher grade point averages, higher attendance rates and higher graduation rates. Those children also have lower rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest. (As one goes up, the other goes down. When you accent and improve the positive, you decrease or eliminate the negative.)

While there is no magic solution to solve the concerns we face in education today, getting fathers highly engaged is a huge step in the right direction. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of children. It also marks the beginning of a year-long commitment by men to children. For this reason, the movement is an influential and celebrated event.

Last year, approximately 3,000 fathers and male caregivers participated in activities in SLPS. This special event in honor of dads and their support of the educational process is implemented as a MOVEMENT, not just a MOMENT! Schools will continue to have a series of father centered activities throughout the school year.

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

WCE Dads enjoyed breakfast with their students.  WCE Dads signed a pledge to support the staff, students, and the overall school community by staying involved and ensuring that education remains a top priority.