PSLHS Student, Joseph Locklar, Promoted to Eagle Scout

PSLHS Student, Joseph Locklar, Promoted to Eagle Scout

PSLHS’s Battalion Honor Guard Sergeant Major Locklar was recently promoted to an Eagle Scout with his Boy Scout Troop 499. Becoming an Eagle Scout is a major accomplishment that is recognized by the military.  Joseph can enter any branch of the military he desires as an Private First Class, which is two ranks higher then everyone else. He is actively involved with JROTC, Scouts of America, and his local church/ youth group. His ceremony will be held this November. During his time in the program he went on many camping trips and completed many requirements on his pathway to becoming an Eagle Scout.

Port St. Lucie High School Hosts Practice Raider Meet

Port St. Lucie High School Hosts Practice Raider Meet

 

On Saturday October 5, 2019, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion hosted a practice Raider meet.  This meet is a warm-up for the upcoming Raider season.  The teams got the chance to work together efficiently and effectively while also seeing how well each teammate performed under pressure. The competition consisted of different physical and mental challenges. Teams all started with the relay race and moved on to other sections of the competition such as a rope bridge, tire flip, cross country rescue, and a team obstacle course.  Although it was just a practice meet, every team worked their hardest to perform their best. Port St. Lucie High School will also host two other regional level events on October 26 and November 9.  Please come out and support the Jaguar Battalion. This article and photography were produced by Cadet Sergeant Seaira Swain and Cadet Major Alexis Morris.

 

 

C.S.I. visits Treasure Coast High’s Criminal Justice Classes

C.S.I. visits Treasure Coast High’s Criminal Justice Classes

Students from Mr. Rios’ Criminal Justice classes participated in a mock crime scene investigation.  The demonstration was set up by the Port St. Lucie Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Team.  Students observed the process from securing the scene to the physical collection of evidence.  This mock investigation provided hands-on opportunities for all of the students.

PBPA Hosts Community Connection Luncheon

PBPA Hosts Community Connection Luncheon

Community members attended PBPA’s first Community Connection Luncheon on Oct. 8th.  Students were able to hear success stories and interact with different community members. They were also able to learn about some interests that our community members have and how those interests helped them experience success in their careers.

Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Supports PSL Blue Star Moms

Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Supports PSL Blue Star Moms

TCHS AFJROTC spent a recent afternoon removing the stars from properly and ceremoniously retired American Flags.  Blue Star Moms are mothers of US Service members who undertake this annual project  to support and encourage service members, especially those overseas. The stars are packaged with a note of support and sent to military members to provide them a token that they can carry in their pocket to remind them that US Citizens at home support them and are thinking about them.

 

Forest Grove Supports our Caribbean Neighbors

Forest Grove Supports our Caribbean Neighbors

Forest Grove Middle School students and staff recently raised $800 for Bahamas Relief.  Furthermore, the students donated over 550 items to be transported to the Bahamas via Missionary Flights International. Pictured here accepting the check are Ray Oostdyk, Kay Hall, Emma Espinal and Principal Dr. Arthur Jamison.  The schoolwide fundraiser was organized by seventh grader Emma Espinal.  Supporting the effort were her classmates, Sarah Galvin, Lorilai Coto and Lilly Keim.  The team distributed flyers and collection boxes to all the school’s homeroom classes. The homeroom that brought in the greatest number of items was Mrs. Hall’s class with 22 students donating 129 items. Second place went to Ms. Nicole Collins’ homeroom, which donated 77 items. Some students also wrote heartfelt letters to the Dorian survivors. One of them stated, “I, along with others in my school, donated money to help you rebuild. We can only imagine what you’re going through, and we were so close to experiencing it, too. May God bless you.”

KidMania Event

KidMania Event

St. Lucie Public Schools engaged the entire family in learning at the KidMania event on Sunday, October 20th. Families learned how to help their child improve their reading through a variety of activities.

Lincoln Park Academy Theater Presents…

Lincoln Park Academy Theater Presents…

During the first weekend of October, Lincoln Park Academy produced the musical James and the Giant Peach! This production was a resounding success, attracting audience members of all ages. This fun filled production is full of magic, family and songs that make you want to sing along. The students involved performed with such heart and energy.  It was a beautiful way to spend an evening. The following Monday, October 7th, over 700 students from across St. Lucie County came to the Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium to enjoy this show. The young students brought so much life and joy and it was a lovely time had by all.

 

 

 

 

Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Supports PSL Blue Star Moms

Happy Holidays from JROTC -TCHS

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC, cadets from Unit FL-2008,  in collaboration with Angel Robertson, the Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Brian Mast, took time out of their class to write letters dedicated to individual troops stationed overseas.  The Christmas letters will arrive in time to deployed troops to wish them Happy Holidays!   Hopefully these letters will make them feel less distant from home, and let them know that the cadets of Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC wish them all the best in the upcoming holiday season.

“Disability Employment Awareness Month” Proclamation

“Disability Employment Awareness Month” Proclamation

Students from Port St. Lucie High School and St. Lucie West Centennial High School were joined by their principals and District Student Services Personnel to read a resolution proclaiming the month of October as “Disability Employment Awareness Month” in St. Lucie County.   The proclamation was read at the October Board of County Commissioners Meeting.

Lincoln Park Academy Students Participate in Unity Day

Lincoln Park Academy Students Participate in Unity Day

Lincoln Park Academy students, teachers, and staff participated with millions of people across the country in Unity Day on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, to take a stand against bullying.  By wearing orange, Lincoln Park Academy showed that we believe that no student should be subjected to bullying.

 

Northport Hosts Community Leaders to Lead on Stress Response!

Northport Hosts Community Leaders to Lead on Stress Response!

Northport Northstar students hosted Port St. Lucie Mayor, Greg Oravec and Major Chris Cicio, Director of Detention for the Sheriff’s Department, in the media center recently. Both men initiated conversations with students about how they handle stress.

In order for young people to achieve their potential, we need to recognize that social and emotional learning is a critical element in the educational process. Both men gave their own career experiences with stress and provided students with real life experiences on how they each handle the stress reaction.
Mayor Oravec spoke about recognizing emotional states, and how he copes such as working out, fishing, surfing and staying off social media. He spoke about recognizing and handling stress before the stress turns into more than what can be handled alone.

Major Cicio spoke about the stress response and how to stop the feelings of stress before it becomes dangerous. He spoke about recognizing the “here and now, what’s right in front of you and dealing with each step and not trying to attack and sweat over the big picture life problems.” Major Cicio gave students tips about breathing techniques that officers use when in stressful situations, better communications skills, and never to respond out of anger. Both men spoke about finding “passion and life purpose.” Both spoke about investing their time in other people.
When students learn critical social and emotional skills not only from their parents and teachers, but also community members, they learn to embrace the value of service and can better learn. They become better citizens and that makes stronger communities. We are definitely on the right track at Northport.