Allapattah Flats first graders celebrate Literacy Week

Allapattah Flats first graders celebrate Literacy Week

Students in Pamela Owens’ and Ann Hartman’s first grade classes celebrated Literacy Week with a special guest reader, Principal Jonetha Maness.  Mrs. Maness read “Giraffes Can’t Dance”  to first graders in the special “gator” reading room.  Students giggled hysterically as the giraffe learned how to dance, they also shared connections they made to the story and their lives.  What a great way to foster the love of reading.  Students featured in the photo are, first row from right, Angelica Maldonado and Parkyr Saylor, second row Jayden Torello and Jaydin White, third row,  Samantha Roeder and Emily Dale, Mrs. Owens, Ariana Lenoir, and Justin Meyer, fourth row Isabelle Veloz, Mia Horowitz, and Jamie Huchez, back row, Nicholas Wilson, Darren Bertrand, Ari-Annah Julien, and Najelez Rivera.

Allapattah Flats first graders become gardeners

Allapattah Flats first graders become gardeners

First grade students in Ann Hartman’s class at Allapattah Flats K8 are excited to explore their garden in the warm sun. Students are checking the progress of their peppers, cucumbers, carrots, peas, and many other plants. Each child has a “plot” to grow their plant of choice, beginning with just a seed that has resulted in beautiful plants! The students are responsible for watering and weeding the plants, too.  The garden is a huge hit at Allapattah Flats K8! Pictured, from top left, are Jacob Garcia, Marc Cohen, Henos Yonas, Caylie Harris, Jordan Fernandez, Claudia Jolivert, Chinhayi Evans, Kaleb Whitehouse, Maximo Mendoza, and Daezhane Calvo.

Allapattah Flats students test household items for fire safety

Allapattah Flats students test household items for fire safety

Allapattah Flats fifth grade students use the steps of the scientific method to determine which household items, such as nail polish remover, vinegar, and tiki torch fluid, would continue to burn when put in water. This activity enhanced students’ learning about scientific inquiry and also prepared them for creating their own scientific investigations. Pictured is a demonstration by fifth grade teacher Kenya McGriff.

Allapattah Flats fifth graders learn about fire safety

Allapattah Flats fifth graders learn about fire safety

Allapattah fifth graders have been learning and identifying different natural disasters. Students were recently visited by fire-medic Josh O’Brien from Martin County Fire Rescue. Students learned about fire extinguishers, how to plan for an emergency at home, how to exit a smoke filled room safely, and the special equipment needed for a firefighter to stay safe during a fire. They were also given the opportunity to solve mock emergency situations. Fire-Medic O’Brien spoke to the students about the importance of fire safety and the dangers of not taking the issue seriously. Pictured from left are Felix Valentin Jr., Adam Iacisfoli, Fire-Medic Josh O’Brien, Cuis Flores, Felix Roberts, Jordan Jones, and Tyrec Thompson.

Allapattah Flats fifth graders learn about conservation at Oxbow

Allapattah Flats fifth graders learn about conservation at Oxbow

Fifth grade students from Allapattah Flats K8 School recently visited the Oxbow Eco-center in Port Saint Lucie. The Oxbow staff presentations provided students with information about the importance of water-conservation, nature preservation and the maintenance of “natural Florida”. During their visit, students had the unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of Florida’s complex eco-system through the use of hands-on activities and animated presentations. Pictured are students enjoying the staff presentation.

Allapattah Flats elementary students learn to play recorders karate style

Allapattah Flats elementary students learn to play recorders karate style

Students in Danya Etter’s music class at Allapattah Flats K8 are currently working towards their “black belt” in recorder for Recorder Karate. Recorder Karate is a fun and exciting way to learn all about the instrument and after playing each song, one can earn a different belt color as in karate. This week the fifth graders focused on the popular classic “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Once they master the art of the song, they will begin to test for their black belt. Students are eager to practice in and out of the classroom. Pictured, from left, are Daniel Broland, Jordan Jones, Tahni Vasquez, Frank Smith, Thomas Castillo-Ponce, and Mina Sang.

Allapattah Flats congratulates middle school spelling bee winners

Allapattah Flats congratulates middle school spelling bee winners

The Allapattah Flats school familycongratulates the top two students in the Middle School Spelling Bee.  The competition was strenuous as the students were extraordinary spellers, full of the competitive spirit. Gabrielle Bather and Jaime Hilaire were the top two middle school competitors with Jaime Hilaire staking his claim as first place winner. Congratulations to all students who participated, you did a fantastic job! Good luck to Jaime who will go on to participate in the district spelling bee. Pictured are Jaime, right, and Gabrielle.

Allapattah Flats concert band prepares for year’s final concert

Allapattah Flats concert band prepares for year’s final concert

The concert band of Allapattah Flats K-8 School is preparing for its end of the year concert under the direction of Elyse Larkins.  In class, band members are working diligently to produce a good tone on their instrument by using air support.  With this technique, students will develop a high quality sound.  Along with learning the characteristics of tone of their instrument, band members are learning how to play their music expressively by using dynamics and phrasing.  Pictured, from left, Brenda Villarroel, Scott Barnhart, and Lindsey Allgire.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allapattah Flats celebrates Hispanic heritage

Allapattah Flats celebrates Hispanic heritage

Allapattah Flats K8 recently held its annual Hispanic Heritage Night. Guests who attended were treated to an authentic Hispanic dish, student performances from band and chorus, a student dance performance that crossed grade levels, and a student PowerPoint presentation on a notable Hispanic figure. Guests were also taught how to create a PowerPoint in 12 simple steps from technology instructor John Koch.  The event was very student-oriented, as behind the scenes students were video recording the performances and running the lights and sound. Pictured are students and families enjoy the musical performance.

Allapattah Flats 8th Graders Attend College

Allapattah Flats 8th Graders Attend College

Allapattah Flats’ eighth grade students recently went on a tour of IRSC. They were able to speak to advisors, college professors, and even were given a planetarium show. It was an motivational and eye opening experience for aspiring college students.

Allapattah Flats’ 2nd Graders Measure Up!

Allapattah Flats’ 2nd Graders Measure Up!

Ms. Mellion’s 2nd graders used rulers they created to measure all around their classroom. Students worked in groups to create a list of classroom objects along with height (inches) in their Math Interactive Notebooks. They are currently working on measuring the length of objects by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape.

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Allapattah first graders join in healthy movement

Allapattah first graders join in healthy movement

First grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 recently enjoyed a visit from the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. Students learned about the food pyramid, healthy eating habits, and the importance of exercise. Pictured, from left, are Maximo Mendoza eagerly awaiting his turn to make a yogurt parfait, with classmates Claudia Jolivert and Chinhayi Evans.

Allapattah elementary students give one last performance

Allapattah elementary students give one last performance

Selected third through fifth grade students from Danya Etter’s music class at Allapattah Flats K-8 participated in the end of the year, “An Adventure in Music,” spring concert. The program consisted of  a variety of songs from “You Raise Me Up” and Somewhere Over the Rainbow to  Boogie Woogie, and “Beethoven’s Wig”. The concert was a success. Pictured left to right, back row: Zoey Van Etten, Jai-Marcia Williams, Alyssa Hartman, Aidan Atkinson, Kaminee Edmondson, Raeanne Anderson, Jerusalen Figueroa, and Jensen Erbe. Middle Row: Alexis Allen, Riley Franklin, Melanie Lynn, Brittany Braessler, Tori Braessler, Jacqueline Sebastian, Isabella Iarriccio, and Alec Boxer. Bottom Row: Jacob Barbour, Nicholas Kennedy, and Katherine Hassell.

All the World’s a Stage!

All the World’s a Stage!

The Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) was thrilled to spotlight the school’s programs as the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce offered community leaders the opportunity to participate in an Executive Academy Leadership Day.

Student ambassadors served as school history narrators and tour guides of the historic auditorium, the black box theater, and the dance studio.

All-State Chorus

All-State Chorus

Three Forest Grove Middle School Chorus students have been selected to participate in the 2019 Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) All-State Choruses.  They are:

Sebastian Spence (8th Grade) –  Tenor – Florida All-State 7/8 Mixed Chorus

Alvin Lyons, Jr. (7th Grade) –  Tenor – Florida All-State 7/8 Mixed Chorus

Ella Gagliardi (8th Grade) –  Alto – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus

 

Also congratulations to two additional All-State Candidates who earned Honorable Mention are::

Honorable Mention – Catalina Black – Soprano 1 – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus

Honorable Mention – Caila Calhoun – Soprano 2 – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus

These students will join more than 800 students throughout Florida for three days of vocal workshops and rehearsals, culminating in performances that are the highlight of the FMEA conference in Tampa, January 10 – 12, 2019.  The All-State Choruses are highly select groups of choral students from Florida’s middle and high schools who are brought together for the purposes of rehearsing and performing selected music with guest conductors. Students are selected based on competitive scoring on a written music theory test, vocal performance, and sight reading.

These All-State students are not only blessed with exceptional vocal talent, but also possess the mental focus and perseverance necessary to rise to the top through a rigorous selection process that began in September. We are so proud of them!

All-Star Game at Mets Stadium

All-Star Game at Mets Stadium

 Don’t Miss the SLPS vs SLC Firefighters All-Star Game

Prior to the Mets Game on May 12th!

3-4PM Vendor Booths

4 – 5PM  Game

$8.00 Ticket Includes All-Star Game and Mets Game

Proceeds Benefit St. Lucie Public Schools Educators and Students

Buy Tickets online @ www.EFSLC.org

 

 

 

 

All-Star Game at Mets Stadium

All-Star Game

Save the Date

All-Star Softball Game – May 12

SLPS vs SLC Firefighters

3-4 PM Vendor Booths

4 – 5 PM Game

$8.00 Ticket Includes All-Star Game and Mets Game

Proceeds Benefit St. Lucie Public Schools Educators and Students

Buy Tickets online @ www.EFSLC.org

 

All In Good Taste

All In Good Taste

SHELDON RILEY AND JAMES WEICHMANN of Fort Pierce Westwood High School captured 3rd place in the Fresh from Florida Student Chef Cook-off Finale in Tallahassee, FL.

Sheldon and James prepared their Raw Kale Pasta Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette and Chipotle Chicken. The trip to Tallahassee was a great learning experience for the entrepreneurial chefs. The day was highlighted with a tour of the capital and Ag Day Exhibit with Chef Paula.

All County Chorus on the air again

All County Chorus on the air again

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, over 120 elementary students from st. Lucie County public schools descended on the WLX Education Channel tv studio to record the annual Elementary All County Chorus. This year’s theme was Agents of Change! Songs included Agents of Change, Live Well, I’ll Be There, Big Heart, Kindness, and Think on These Things. The concert will be up on the WLX Video on Demand site on the district web site at www.stlucieschools.org soon for all to view. Tune in and take a look – Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with the 2013 All County Chorus.

All Children Are Capable of Success – No Exceptions!

All Children Are Capable of Success – No Exceptions!

Kids at Hope embodies the ideal that All Children Are Capable of Success — No Exceptions! As a Kids at Hope Community, schools throughout the county have the support of numerous community groups and organizations to welcome students back to school with a Tunnel of Hope. The tunnel symbolizes the affirmation and inspiration for students’ success in school.