Treasure Coast High School graduate, Bailer Magers ’17, received notification this week from Cambridge that he achieved the ‘Top in Country’ award for the Economics AS Exam.
‘Top in Country’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the United States for the AICE Economics AS level exams in June 2017.
Congratulations to Bailey! Bailey is currently studying engineering and is a member of the Honors Program at the University of Florida.
On Saturday, October 27th, the Treasure Coast High School National Honor Society sponsored two exhibits at the Indian River Lagoon Festival. The Ladybug Ninjas taught students about the benefits of ladybugs as biological controls, while our Pi-Pirates helped kids solve the mystery of the lost treasure using Pi. Together, they provided over 600 engaging STEM lessons to children in the community.
On Sept. 27th thirty-one TCHS HOSA Club members traveled from TCHS to Jupiter to participate in HOSA’s Regional Fall Leadership Conference. During the conference, HOSA students had the opportunity to observe the parliamentary process by listening to campaign speeches and voting for different candidates running for their prospective offices at the regional level. Members also voted on this year’s HOSA t-shirt design as well as learning about the HOSA national service project: National Pediatric Cancer Project. Our Club will participate with this effort by raising awareness and funds to support this foundation in research and development for a cure for pediatric cancer!
Our HOSA Club was part of 400 other HOSA members which allowed our students to collaborate with other schools and learn more about future leadership opportunities as they strive toward their own personal healthcare academic and career goals. Our club will travel to West Palm Beach in January of 2019 to participate in the HOSA Regional Winter Conference and various competitions. TCHS HOSA club members who rank first, second or third in their competition category will then have an opportunity to compete at a State level.
The Interact Club from Treasure Coast High School reads the book Josh the Baby Otter to kindergarten students at Windmill Point Elementary School. This story is part of a water safety program that teaches children what to do if they fall into a pool.
On May 17th, 2018 Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC participated in the first annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Fort Pierce, alongside many other organizations. They supplied items such as sleeping bags, care bags, food, boots, and many other helpful items to veterans in need. This is the first of many veterans outreach events for upcoming years, making it one of their unit goals to continue to help struggling veterans. None of this could have been possible without the help of the Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC cadets, culinary, and Care Bags Inc. We interviewed a homeless veteran who said “They’re not there by choice.” A lot of them deal with substance abuse, PTSD, and loneliness. They really love all the things the people do for them and they greatly appreciate it.
C/2nd LT Mark Doucette
C/ SSgt Shah Hosein
TCHS Key Club had their first event on Sept. 18. This was an orientation of the St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Students learned about the Gardens, how they are kept, and how to volunteer.
The Botanical Gardens hosts a variety of events, but have always welcomed TCHS!
International Business Students from Treasure Coast High School attended the 11th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) — the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience for International Business Academy students to meet business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships for internships, volunteer opportunities, and connections with local sponsors.
Each year, the Florida Council for the Social Studies honors educators across the state at their annual conference. 11th grade US History teacher at Treasure Coast High School, Joe Curatolo, was recognized at the 61st annual conference as the Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year for St. Lucie County. Administrators across the district nominated teachers from their schools to be considered for this honor. Mr. Curatolo’s leadership and drive to bring quality lessons to his students made him a great choice for our high school winner.
Treasure Coast High School’s Criminal Justice and Biotechnology students competed at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Lakeland, Florida. Students pictured, competed in a range of events from Career Pathways Showcase (Science and Public Safety) to Community Service.
Students competing in Community Service, designed a fun way for everyone to get involved in a recycling program. The group had a problem and came up with a solution that is innovative and good for the environment. Students in Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety developed a Crime Prevention Program. The students addressed the problem within our community involving at-risk youth and the problem of rising crime rates. Students in the biotechnology academy showcased how to genetically transform bacteria, with a gene from a jellyfish, to produce a green fluorescent protein. The bacterial transformation method is a well-known procedure that has been used in countless biotechnology products. A great example is the insulin we use today to treat diabetes.
All of these students are applying knowledge gained in the classroom and taking it to the next step through innovation! Which is a great way for our next generation to be leaders in the classroom and within our community!
Wendy Williams from The Container Store, along with some of our support teachers, offer realistic job interview practice for Mr. Williams’ English IV classes.
The interview is one of the components for the Senior Portfolio Project.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The Florida Department of Education has invited Treasure Coast High School Principal Susan Seal to the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment Task Development Meeting. The purpose of this meeting, held in June at Florida Atlantic University, is to develop performance tasks aligned to the competencies and skills finalized as part of the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment development process. It is an honor to be invited to participate.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.
On February 3, 2016, six TCHS senior athletes committed to colleges.
Kayla Zaffrullah intently listens as presentations begin. Kayla signed with Hollins for Volleyball.
Hykeem Spencer waits anxiously as they begin to announce colleges. Hykeem signed with Weber for football.
Jeanette Soricelli sits quietly and waits… Jeanette signed with Malone for soccer.
Alejandro Santos committed to Weber on a Football Scholarship.
Olivia Thomas proudly sports a t-shirt of her selected college. She committed to a scholarship for soccer at Daytona State .
Adriana Carreno, left, committed to Albany University on a Volleyball Scholarship.
Omari Cobb poses proudly with his mother. Omari signed on with Marshall on a football scholarship and was featured on TCPalm.
Congratulations to Treasure Coast High School Senior Gustavo Delgado on his early admission to the University of Chicago. In addition to gaining early admission to the prestigious university, he was also awarded a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, room and board and other expenses. University of Chicago is ranked number three in National Universities by US News and World Report in 2018.
Gustavo moved to Port Saint Lucie in 2016 and quickly established himself as a leader academically. He was awarded the AICE diploma with distinction at the end of his junior year. The AICE Diploma is a distinguished award requiring passing scores on seven college level exams. Gustavo is active in both National Honor Society organizations and the Spanish Honor Society. He plans to study neuroscience at the University of Chicago.
The students from the photo competed in SkillsUSA Regional Competition in Orlando, FL last week, Thursday, February 18. Students were in the Community Service Competition and won 1st Place for Region 3.
Student Names: Olivia Wallman, Arielly Dias, and Arthur Waddell
Students in this competition had the following purpose:
To evaluate local chapter activities that benefit the community and to recognize excellence and professionalism in the area of community service. This event also enables the community to become aware of the outstanding work being performed by career and technical education students.
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Treasure Coast Senior Ryan Lu as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. As a talented High School Senior, Ryan has an opportunity to continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Ryan must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. Pictured with Ryan are Treasure Coast teachers Mr. Hall (left) and Mr. Maxwell (right).
Students from Ms. Nelson’s class help plant seeds for our very first Tower Garden! A Tower Garden is a general vertical hydroponic growing system, which require less space and water to grow the plants than traditional systems.
We are pleased to announce the outcome of the Florida Public Service Association 2017 state conference/competition.
Treasure Coast High School Criminal Justice Academy students placed in the following events:
· 1st Place – Evidence Packaging, Selina Velazquez
· 2nd Place – Evidence Packaging, Layla Labish
· 3rd Place – Latent Fingerprinting, Chari Rivera
· 5th Place – High Risk (felony) Traffic Stops, Matthew and Timothy Ferreira
· 3rd Place – Brain Bowl
· 1st Place – Prepared Marketing Poster, Selina Velazquez
· 3rd Place – Use of Force Novice, Matthew Ferreira
In addition, the following six students received eight ($1000, and $500) partial scholarships from Johnson and Wales University:
· Selina Velazquez
· Brooke Santino
· Lara Calzana
· Jaqueline Castro
· Logan Lowery
· Kyrah Carter
On 04/04/18, TCHS’s Criminal Justice Department took a group of six students to the Federal Courthouse located in Fort Pierce. Judge Maynard and Judge Rosenberg put together a case about online threats made by an individual. Students were divided into three groups: prosecution, defense, and jury. All three groups worked with true professionals in the field such as lawyers, public defenders, and court staff members. As soon as TCHS was prepared for the mock trial, they went into a real courtroom and performed.
The two judges and all other professionals (a total of eight) guided our students all of the time while providing them with feedback and coaching them.
It was just phenomenal. These people went above and beyond.
On Monday, December 16th, the Titan Ambassadors from TCHS took several Windmill Point Elementary students to Target to spread holiday cheer and help them shop for gifts for themselves and their family. The students were gifted a $100 gift card, and the students were paired up with a Titan Ambassador to help them shop. The students were treated to a fun bus ride to and from the event, where they sang holiday songs and bonded with the high schoolers. They also enjoyed lunch from Chick-Fil-A! The Titan Ambassadors worked hard to fundraise for the event, and the students of Windmill Point made life long memories, made new friends, and with the presents they purchased are now sure that their family will have a wonderful holiday!
On April 10, 2019 Career Source Research Center hosted the 4th Annual Treasure Coast Homeless Veteran Stand down. The Stand Down brings together government agencies, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and local businesses to connect homeless veterans with permanent and supportive housing, intensive case management, benefits eligibility screening, employment, legal assistance, and mental health services. Veterans are provided with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, hygiene kits, shoes and blankets.
This year Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC unit participated in the event donating different items such as first-aid kits, food, and toiletries. The unit sent three cadets to distribute the items collected by the cadet corps to the homeless veterans. The event helped 41 homeless veterans as well as 23 homeless citizens. There were over 28 community partners involved in this worthy annual event.