FPWHS Welcomes New Chef

FPWHS Welcomes New Chef

Fort Pierce Westwood High School students welcomed their new culinary instructor Chef Jeanne Gray! The students and Chef Gray baked sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.

 

FPWHS Agriscience Hosts Virtual Field Trip

FPWHS Agriscience Hosts Virtual Field Trip

Fort Pierce Westwood High School agriscience students and their instructor Jenna Blankenbaker hosted a virtual field trip for middle schools.  Using the virtual meeting platform Skype, classrooms from Northport K-8, Manatee K-8, and Allapattah Flats K-8 connected with the Westwood FFA Officers to see animals, technology, tools, and highlights of the program.

Palm Pointe K-8 Kids Heart Challenge

Palm Pointe K-8 Kids Heart Challenge

The Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) event was held last Friday, February 15th at Palm Pointe K-8.  Coach Piscopo and Coach Santoro were amazing volunteers and do so much to support the American Heart Association mission. This year, the students raised $4,431 to help further the mission of the AHA.  Great work!

SLWCHS Navy JROTC Mentors Students

SLWCHS Navy JROTC Mentors Students

The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC unit continues its mentoring program with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie West K-8 by educating their students regarding respect when performing Color Guard duties.  The students were educated in proper rifleman and flagman procedures as well as shown proper Color Guard drill commands and procedures.  The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC mentor the St. Lucie West K-8 Boys and Girls Club students every Tuesday each week.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

February 28, 2019

9:30am-2:30pm

South County Compound

329 NW Commerce Park Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34986

  • The Education Foundation will receive $25 per donor to be used for scholarships; every donor counts!
  • Make an appointment on their website; Walk-ins always welcome!
SLWCHS Medical Students Learn Hands-Only CPR

SLWCHS Medical Students Learn Hands-Only CPR

More than 150 Health Science 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR. These students were taught by Mary Higgins, Elizabeth Durkee, and their Certified Nursing Assistant students.

Students learned how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR method at this beat can more than double a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.  Each student received an American Heart Association personal use CPR Anytime Kit to take home and keep so that they can train additional family and friends in Hands-Only CPR.  The American Heart Association expects hundreds more will be trained to save a life by the 10th and 11th grade participants.

This event is part of the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR for Schools training program and is supported by an educational grant.

 

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) Program

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) Program

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble.

SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program.  Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their parents how to effectively manage their emotions and “keep problems small.”

For more information on the program, please see the attached SNAP Brochure or contact:

Children’s Homes Society
Treasure Coast
772.460.9752

Student Enrollment April 1-30

Student Enrollment April 1-30

Kindergarten, Middle School, and New Student Open Enrollment has been moved to April 1st -30th to prepare for our new online registration system. The new online registration system will save parents time and allow you to apply for a school in the comfort of your home. No more long lines, no long waits, and quick electronic notifications.  Please visit the www.stlucieschools.org to stay informed on updates regarding registration information.

Farm to Table at FPWHS

Farm to Table at FPWHS

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Agriculture program is growing a beautiful crop of cabbage. The cabbage will be put on the lunch lines in the cafeterias for students to taste and have a part of their meals.

CTE Teachers Visit Piper Aircraft

CTE Teachers Visit Piper Aircraft

As part of the Piper Apprenticeship kickoff, Mark Hueter, Engineering Pathways and Technical Design instructor at Lincoln Park Academy and Rafael Ordonez, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering instructor at Treasure Coast High School, toured Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach. They are pictured here with John Bowman, Senior Manager for Piper Aircraft. Piper Aircraft is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft.

Lincoln Park Academy’s Project Citizen Finalists

Lincoln Park Academy’s Project Citizen Finalists

Two groups led by Civics teachers  Alaina Moise and Tamara Lindo represented Lincoln Park Academy in the Project Citizen Showcase at IRSC on February 14, 2019. The first project entitled “Stop Human Trafficking” was presented by Molly Gillard, Alexis Bentinganan, Jaimy Ponceti, and Dalita Decambre. The second project entitled “Food Inspection Correction” was presented by

Raul Pozniak, Ricardo Ramirez, Autumn Thomas, and Gabriel Vandermude. Of the three top spots, both projects placed in the top three to advance to the state competition. Congratulations on your success!

Northport K-8 Honors Good Citizens

Northport K-8 Honors Good Citizens

Northport is so thrilled to present our February Students of the Month. Students are selected for good citizenship, being a good friend, stopping a bully, or following the Northport K-8 Positive Behavior Supports. Students are rewarded with certificates, cookies, juice, and a celebration! A wonderful job to students and thank you to all parents and grandparents who attended the event.

Northport K-8 Wins Historic First Place

Northport K-8 Wins Historic First Place

For the very first time in the 33-year history of Northport K-8, the school won First Place for the Educational Display at the St. Lucie County Fair! If you visit the fair, please make sure to visit the School Display Building and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

 

SLWCHS Navy JROTC provides Color Guard for Northport K-8

SLWCHS Navy JROTC provides Color Guard for Northport K-8

The SLW Centennial High School Navy JROTC was proud to provide a Color Guard to open the Black History Month Celebration at Northport K-8 on February 14th.  The Color Guard Unit consisted of Cadet Chief Petty Officer Michael Parnass (Right Rifleman), Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Damien Cooper (Ensign Flagman), Cadet Lieutenant Commander Matthew Ciolino (Unit Flagman), and Cadet Third Class Petty Officer Alek Yatsushkevech (Left Rifleman).

 

WLX – TV

WLX – TV

We have a big lineup of new shows this week! An all new Notebook hosted by Jane Whitaker will feature our very own Superintendent, Mr. E. Wayne Gent. Also featured on our lineup is the Project Citizen Showcase, the 31st Annual Science Fair Competition, Que Pasa, and more. Be sure to check them out!
 
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.
 
 

Project Citizen

 
Science Fair
 
Que Pasa
 
Southport Middle School Project Citizen

Southport Middle School Project Citizen

In the 9th annual Project Citizen District Showcase, Southport Middle School students Johnathan Almeida, Abigail Ward, and Makenzie Fairchild presented their project entitled “The Overuse of Plastics in St. Lucie County” which created public policy on reducing plastic usage. The students worked hard for weeks after school to create and implement an action plan.  For their presentation, they explained how they would carry out their plan. Project Citizen is a county-wide initiative that helps to deepen students’ understanding of their Civics content. It teaches seventh grade students about legislation and promotes responsible participation in local and state government.

CBS 12 Tools for Teachers Recipient

CBS 12 Tools for Teachers Recipient

Geometry teacher Brandon Comeau at Treasure Coast High School is this week’s CBS 12 Tools For Teachers winner!

“I feel like that’s my calling this is where I’m supposed to be,” said Brandon about teaching.  For Brandon, watching his students learn and knowing the ‘why’ behind the lessons is what it’s all about.

To watch the full interview, click here.