Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Hosts Vero Beach Film Festival Founder

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie Hosts Vero Beach Film Festival Founder

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) students learned the history of the Vero Beach Film Festival (VBFF) as well as how they may be the next scholarship prize winner.
Earlier this month, CAST members were delighted to meet and experience Jerusha Stewart, Founder and Executive Director of the acclaimed VBFF. Ms. Stewart shared with the middle school filmmaking students how they could submit their films to be considered for the VBFF 2019 Festival coming up on June 6 – 9 and urged them to submit early and correctly for their chance to win an all-expense paid trip to shadow an acclaimed director on set.
Northport Welcomes Families and SLPS Superintendent!

Northport Welcomes Families and SLPS Superintendent!

A big congratulations goes to the Northstar and Marlin teams for the second nine weeks Honor Roll celebration. There were a record number of Perfect Attendance and Principal’s Honor Roll students for the entire sixth, seventh and eighth grade teams. There was also a sterling number of B and A Honor Roll recipients on the teams. We are so proud of the record achievements of our students. We are so grateful for the parental support and the continued celebration of all the wonderful things our students accomplish. Great job to all and many, many thanks for your support.

We were also very honored to have our SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent visit with our parents, students and teachers to discuss the referendum that the community will vote on in April.  We will hear much more about the referendum in the coming days and months.

Again, a huge thanks to all who support our school and our students.

Win an AED for Your School

Win an AED for Your School

Purchase a Valentine Cookie at Panera between now and February 14th.  You will be supporting the Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, and you could win an AED for your school.  See the flyer for details.

Hawley Receives Honor

Hawley Receives Honor

Debbie Hawley, Chairman of the St. Lucie County School Board, was honored at this month’s Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon.  Ms. Hawley is a staunch advocate for children and public education.  As a three-term School Board member, Chief Operating Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and involved community member, she is a catalyst for the acceleration of literacy, expansion of mental health services, and improvements in safety and security.

Congratulations, Ms. Hawley!

 

 

Celebrating African American History Month

Celebrating African American History Month

African American History Month is celebrated every February and is a time to learn about the accomplishments, culture, and contributions of African Americans.
The website below provides a variety of resources to gather first-hand facts, data, and evidence from a variety of primary sources such as letters, reports, notes, memos, and photographs.  This link provides activities that can be used to enhance lessons.

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/

Musical Strides

Musical Strides

SLPS Medici Project held its first “Rehearsal Clinic” to help prepare students and directors for their upcoming Music Performance Assessments. On the podium is Mr. James Sammons, Vero Beach High School (retired), working with the students at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. The kids did a GREAT job and made impressive improvements.

#SLPSMedici

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

Week 4 of the 2020 Teacher of the Year Interviews is now airing. We will also feature the 2019 Academic Challenge and an all new University of Florida IFAS show hosted by Ed Skvarch. You don’t want to miss these!
 
We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.
 
 
Teacher of the Year Interviews
 
UF/IFAS

Thank you,

WLX-TV Media Services Team

Northport Media Center Delights With Valentines!

Northport Media Center Delights With Valentines!

Northport kindergarten students from Mrs.Ceville’s class, Toore Chester and Abigail Reid, took the very first Valentine picture in the media center Valentine Picture Booth. The little girls were thrilled to take their first Valentine photo together. The picture booth will be open until Valentines Day for pictures with students and teachers as well as parents, grandparents and families. Simply PRECIOUS!

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Fort Pierce Westwood High School and St. Lucie West Centennial High School Criminal Justice students attended the District Court of Appeals Oral Arguments hosted by Indian River State College.  This event afforded the students the opportunity to hear cases and participate in a question and answer segment with the judges.
Lincoln Park Academy Peace Poster Show

Lincoln Park Academy Peace Poster Show

The Hurston Branch Library will display the artwork of Lincoln Park Academy students grades 6th– 8th from January 15th – February 15th.  The Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce, Florida, just west of 29th Street. The student artwork represents individual expressions of peace and justifies why kindness matters in a global sense.  For over three decades, Lions Clubs around the globe have sponsored this “peace” themed art contest for schools and youth groups.

Featured winners include Regina Macias (7th), Breanna Ferber (6th), Nachbi Pierre (7th), and Quinn Stephenson (8th).  Lincoln Park Academy would like to extend our gratitude to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for donating materials, providing awards, and setting up the show! Special thanks to Crystal Samuel, President/Sight Chair of the Fort Pierce Lions Club, for all her hard work and continued dedication to the youth in our community.

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!

 

Mariposa Elementary’s VPK Explores Patterns

Mariposa Elementary’s VPK Explores Patterns

At Mariposa Elementary,  Mrs. Bonilla’s VPK is working on learning about patterns. They have already learned about AB patterns and now they have moved to working on ABB patterns. Arianna Lopez, Charles Sloan, Hunter Schultz, Annahisha Charles, and Cristian Gomez were provided with visuals and hands on examples. Then they were given counting squares so that they could work on making an ABB pattern individually.

 

Northport Media Center Volunteers Serve With Love!

Northport Media Center Volunteers Serve With Love!

Northport Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka is celebrating with two of the school’s fantastic volunteers from PSL Church — Stephanie Sakowski and Northport Senior Volunteer of the Year, Jean Lindo. These great ladies serve Northport with love and care ❤.

Happy Valentines Day from some of the school’s library staff.

Palm Pointe Jazz Bands Achieve Superior Rating at District 13 Jazz Band Festival

Palm Pointe Jazz Bands Achieve Superior Rating at District 13 Jazz Band Festival

On Thursday, January 31st, the Jazz Bands from Palm Pointe participated in the Florida Bandmasters District 13 Jazz Band Performance Music Assessment at St. Lucie West Centennial High School where they were evaluated by a panel of three state certified Jazz Adjudicators.

We are proud to announce that both bands achieved straight superior ratings, which is the highest possible rating. Congratulations to the Palm Pointe students and staff on this awesome achievement.

SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC Has Annual Military Inspection (AMI)

SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC Has Annual Military Inspection (AMI)

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the SLW Centennial HS NAVY JROTC had its Annual Military Inspection (AMI).  The Inspecting officer was Commander Patrick Thurman, USN (retired).  CDR Thurman is the Area 7 Manager of the NJROTC program and oversees the NJROTC program for the entire state of Florida and over 60 NJRTOC units.  CDR Thurman was truly impressed with the professionalism and military bearing that the Black Talon Cadets possessed.  The inspection verifies that all NJROTC requirements are being met to include academics, marching and drill, physical fitness and personnel inspection.

The AMI, also known as Navy Day at SLW Centennial High School, is conducted yearly.  The inspection begins with personnel inspections of all the cadets in uniform, followed by a ceremonial Pass-In-Review of the entire company marching in formation in front of the inspecting officer.  The Pass-in-Review is a military tradition that stems from showing proper respect to the senior officer as well as demonstrating the attention to detail and professionalism that our cadets and military members in the armed services train for.  The AMI concludes with a tour of all NJROTC spaces and a Command Brief that details what the unit has accomplished since the last inspection.  The brief is conducted by the NJROTC cadet leadership.

 

Military Ball

Military Ball

On Saturday February 2nd, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion attended its 25th Annual Military Ball at the Santa Lucia River Club. Male Cadets wore their Dress Cadet Formal uniform, and female cadets came in formal gowns. Our Jaguar Battalion Color Guard posted the colors to begin the formal portion of the ceremony. Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon-Matthews, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant Shane Canady as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Sergeant James Mikovsky as National Guard, and Cadet Corporal Alex Nangle as State Guard. We proceeded to go through numerous traditions our JROTC program has conducted over the years before and during dinner; we also added our newest tradition called the “not so Oscars.” After dinner the Color Guard retrieved the colors and we began the informal portion of military ball — the dance. All cadets who attended enjoyed their Military Ball experience and are excited to see what next year brings. Photography and this article was written by Cadet Captain Alexis Morris.