The Works of Jim Dine

The Works of Jim Dine

A collection of artworks from twelve young Lincoln Park Academy artists are being displayed at Art Connection Gallery in the Arcade Building, 101 US-1 (and Orange Ave.) in Ft Pierce.  The students from Lisa Steffens-Smith class have been studying the contemporary artist Jim Dine.  All student work is a representation of the artist.

An opening reception has taken place in the gallery.  Exhibitions will be open to the public until November 30th.

Students participating in the St. Lucie County Teen Art have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.  All winners of the   two-week segment will have their art on display for the month of December. The grand prize winner, chosen by the judges, will receive four hours of instruction from a local professional artist. Artists specializing in different mediums will be available for students to choose.  The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards for art supplies at Michaels. All finalists will receive certificates for participation.  Last, winners will have their art displayed at Seacoast Bank.

Make sure stop in to the Art Connection Gallery.

Participating artists from LPA Studio Art:

Malaica Ashley

Amira Barajas

Evemita Brisenold

Keila Cuartas

Kayla Dyer

Alondra Lopez

Isabelle McConville

Danielle Mejias

Rafella Milla

Isabella Moreno

Chloe Padon

Addel Shaler

Theatre Group Performs at Manatee Academy

Theatre Group Performs at Manatee Academy

Manatee Academy 4th and 5th grades were enraptured by the performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by The Riverside Children’s Theatre professional group this week. Students and teachers have been reading the Narnia books for the last month and thought this interactive interpretation was “Awesome!

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There Is Still Time To Hand Deliver Your Ballot

There Is Still Time To Hand Deliver Your Ballot

Have you made your voice heard on this very important school funding referendum?  With the Tuesday, April 23rd deadline upon us, you can hand deliver your ballot to one of the Supervisor of Elections Office locations to ensure that your vote counts.

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE LOCATIONS:

  • 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie
  • 1664 SE Walton Road, Port St. Lucie
  • 4132 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce
  • Tax Collector 10264 SW Village Parkway Drive, Port St. Lucie

You can track your ballot here:

https://www.slcelections.com/VOTE-BY-MAIL/Absentee-Request-Form-Lookup/Vote-By-Mail

If you have questions about your ballot or need additional information, please contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 772-462-1500.

The funds from this referendum will be used to:

  • 70% Raise teacher pay in order to recruit and retain high quality teachers
  • 25% Improve school safety and security
  • 4%   Expand mental health services
  • 1%   Preserve important school programs

Every dollar will be spent as stated above, and all funds will be reviewed by a Citizens Advisory Committee which will include a CTA representative.

There’s a ‘Battle of the Books’ in middle school at Allapattah Flats K8

There’s a ‘Battle of the Books’ in middle school at Allapattah Flats K8

Allapattah Flats middle school staff and students recently competed in Battle of the Books. Each grade group had their own battle which was conducted as a game show. Sixth grade students read Freak the Mighty.  Sixth grade students were victorious and won the battle clearly showing their superior reading efforts. Seventh and eighth grade students and teachers read “The Hunger Games”. After a heated round of bonus questions in both the seventh and eighth grade battles, the staff finally reigned as victors!  Stay tuned for next year’s battle with the most anticipated sequel, “Catching Fire.” From left, Cedric McCutchen, Markens Paul, Ximena Paz, Brinklee Locrotondo and Austin Tabor debate one of their final answers.

Things get ‘slimy’ at Garden City family day

Things get ‘slimy’ at Garden City family day

Families learned about chemical reactions, density and Newtonian and Non-Newtonian liquids at a recent family activity day at Garden City Early Learning Academy sponsored by The Parent Academy. Everyone left with snow, slime, and a lava lamp. Pictured, from left, are kindergartner Kari’sma Buchanon and pre-kindergartner Gabriella Mele.

Think Tank Talk at Palm Pointe

Think Tank Talk at Palm Pointe

Teachers at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition spent time after school recently learning another strategy to use in their classrooms. Socratic Seminars…presented by our fabulous instructional coaches, Amy Fazzalaro, Rachel Koenig and Jenny Clancy.

Thinking Maps utilized at Palm Pointe

Thinking Maps utilized at Palm Pointe

Lorri Rudzinski’s second grade class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition completed a Thinking Map flee map using the Common Core standard of demonstrating understanding of characters, setting and plot using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. They were excited to share their group effort with James Dean the representative of Thinking Maps.
Pictured from left is Karie Dyer, Naje’ Carter Evans, Jacob Eichenlaub, Alaysia Jackson, Nicolas Tovar, Nikko Lopez, Cianna Lents, Jack Lopez, Jasmine Duarte-Garcia, Cooper Kuba, Joshua Volcin, Zion Sanguinetti, Kenzie Kemerson, Breanna Sylvain, Madison Kohn and Luptia Vargus

Thinking Pink at Fairlawn

Thinking Pink at Fairlawn

The Fairlawn Elementary students and staff held their second annual “Think Pink” Day to raise money and awareness for cancer on October 2nd. Students enjoyed wearing pink clothing items for $1.00 each while supporting an important cause, raising almost $800.  All funds raised by Fairlawn will be presented to local organizations at the Pink Heals Tour event on October 11th in Tradition’s downtown area.

Third grade at Allapattah Flats moves full speed ahead with PBS

Third grade at Allapattah Flats moves full speed ahead with PBS

Third grade classes at Allapattah Flats are excited about Positive Behavior Support! The students that have earned 10 Gator Bucks are looking forward to a movie and popcorn party.  Students are working hard to show their best behavior and earn Gator Bucks. They also try to be good role models for other students and work their way towards becoming “Gator of the Month”.  In order to accomplish this, students must remember to follow the school wide PBS expectations of: Responsible, Respectful and Safe.  Way to go third grade. Pictured are Rhianna Sheehan, Jeremy Auguste, Heather Granjean, Gabriel Vernon, Jaida Haynes, Nevlee Litton, Lauren Bishop, Mariana Trujillo Naranjo, Madison Garcia, Connor Cook, Kahmyrah Greene

Third Grade ELA Scores On the Rise

The Florida Department of Education released the Grade 3 ELA Scores, and the percent of Grade 3 students in St. Lucie Public Schools scoring satisfactory rose by two percent this year exceeding the State of Florida’s one percent gain.

Seventeen schools had a higher percentage of students with satisfactory scores over last year’s results, and some schools made significant gains.  Floresta Elementary realized an 11 percent gain, and two schools (Allapattah Flats and Oak Hammock) saw an eight percent gain. In addition to these gains, Morningside Elementary grew by seven percent.

“We recognize the significant impact early literacy has on our students’ overall success in school, college, and the world of work.  Therefore, St. Lucie Public Schools is heavily focused on improving the proficiency rates for our students.  We are excited to see that our positive trend in Grade 3 ELA aligns to our continuing improvements in our graduation rates. These results are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our administrators, teachers, and staff,” said Deputy Superintendent Jon Prince.

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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Third grade students compete in spelling bee

Third grade students compete in spelling bee

Twenty one F.K .Sweet Elementary third graders students participated in the recent spelling bee. After 18 rounds of challenging words, the winners were finally declared. Pictured is Principal Juanita Wright applauding, from left, Shellanda Pierre, third place, De’ Jaunte Timothy, second place, and Caleb Cobb, first place.  Congratulations on a job well done.

Third graders enjoy yummy math lesson

Third graders enjoy yummy math lesson

Third grade students Ajeya Adams and Julian Nunez in Barbara Whellams’ class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoyed a yummy math lesson on fractions using M & Ms. The students had several exercises on understanding that fractions can be a part of a whole, or part of a group. Afterwards, the M & Ms mysteriouly disappeared off each student’s desk.
Third graders’ favorite book features unsavory character

Third graders’ favorite book features unsavory character

“Fly Guy” is a favorite read of third grade students at F.K. Sweet Elementary. Fly Guy is a character created by Tedd Arnold, author of more than 50 children’s books. Fly Guy can be found hanging out in garbage cans and eating his favorite foods, anything brown, oozy and smelly. These books are bound to make you smile and students Kayla Jungjohan, Justin Adrian, and Stoney Braynen are proof!
Third Graders Garden at Frances K Sweet

Third Graders Garden at Frances K Sweet

Students in Barbara Bennett’s third grade class at Frances K Sweet had wonderful time learning while gardening. The students came to school on Saturday to gain some extra knowledge about plants, in preparation for their upcoming curriculum about plants and animals. Not only did the students come, but their parents also came and participated in this exciting learning experience. The students had an awesome time gardening and sharing their experiences with each other.

Third graders rack up reading

Third graders rack up reading

How many kids does it take to read 20,979,863 words and rack up 8,490 points since the beginning of school in August? Well, it only took 17 third graders in Barbara Whellams’ class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School to accomplish such a task! To reward the students for reaching and surpassing their goal of 300 points each, the students will be treated to a movie matinee and concessions before the end of the school year. Reading Counts is a district wide program that encourages children to read and provides the classroom teacher with an array of information that can target  individual strengths and weaknesses.
Third graders study Greek civilization

Third graders study Greek civilization

Kamryn Gardner and Morgan Busby show off their laurel wreaths while studying ancient Greece. Students in Stacey Johnson’s third grade RTI Enrichment group at F.K. Sweet Elementary are learning about the contributions of this ancient civilization to our modern society. Students discovered the roots of democracy and the Olympic Games. They enjoyed learning about the gods and goddesses and the myths that were told to explain the world around them, practiced writing letters of the Greek alphabet and learned where they are still in use today in our fraternal organizations.

Thirteen! The Musical – Lincoln Park Academy Theater

Thirteen! The Musical – Lincoln Park Academy Theater

The first weekend of November, Lincoln Park Academy Theater presented 13! The Musical.

Over the course of seven months, the students worked diligently to learn a plethora of lines, harmonies, and choreography that resulted in an immensely fun and honest performance and a close family bond between cast and crew. This heartwarming show of friendship and morals brought the audience to their feet in applause. It’s safe to say, this hilarious piece of theater was a tremendous toe-tapping success!