100 Book Challenge Celebration

100 Book Challenge Celebration

Averi Sams-Wilson and Micaela Goulet  from Mr. Zakrajsek’s kindergarten class reached their winter reading goal for the 100 Book Challenge.  Five hundred sixty-eight students from Allapattah Flats celebrated reaching their goals with hot chocolate, cookies, and a movie.  Students also received bracelets to mark their steps.

10 Tips for Good Attendance

10 Tips for Good Attendance

1. Get your child to school on time, every day, and make sure homework assignments are completed on time.
2. Absences due to car trouble, an unverified late bus, and bad weather are considered Unexcused and will go on your child’s permanent record.
3. Extended vacations, long weekends, and frequent doctor appointments scheduled during school hours will cause your child to fall behind in class.
4. Being in school every day raises your child’s chances for scoring well on important tests throughout the year.
5. Follow the proper school guidelines for reporting Excused absences in a timely manner.
6. Allow your child to stay home only when he/she has a contagious illness or is too sick to be comfortable.
7. Make sure your child exercises, eats a balanced diet, and gets plenty of sleep. This will help him/her to be mentally and physically ready to learn, and strengthen the immune system.
8. Read all information sent home by the school. Post important dates on a family bulletin board or on the refrigerator.
9. Give your child enough time to get ready for school in the morning. Prepare lunches, pack school bags, and lay out clothing the night before.
10. Monitor your child’s attendance.
Resources are available to help with parenting skills, communicating with your child, and encouraging him/her to take school seriously. Contact your school principal or counselor for helpful information.
​TCHS International Business Students Present in Shark Tank

​TCHS International Business Students Present in Shark Tank

​TCHS International Business students presented in a Shark Tank adult presentation format in between adult presenters seeking millions of dollars!  Students presented their business ideas or concepts and were questioned. The opportunity was open to all SLC students after extensive after school work and winning the semi finals.  Those who made it to the finals presented at the Business Opportunity Showcase on April 23, and all 9 finalists were TCHS International Business Students.

Presentations consisted of the following:

Commander On the Go Auto – Auto maintenance mobile application created by Andrew Commander

Neil Conrad Littman Designs – Timeless class for sophisticated youth created by Neil Littman

Travel Tracker – Individual tracking for anything created by Juan Rivera

College Bound Success Bound – Care packaging with purpose created by Virginia Frazier

Rise Up – Social Empowerment application partnership to achieve goals created by Camilio Tamayo and Dominik Kehoe

Rollie Ravioli-  Tasty Handheld Ravioli Food Truck with a fun flair created by Renee Miruki and Sophia Iannoitti

Somos Unidos (United We Are One)-  Education and Training for Hispanic females  created by Daniella Vargas

Four students walked away a $1,000 check made out to them. Some are Sophomores – who do not even have a bank account yet!

Camilio Tamayo
Dominik Kehoe
Renee Miruki
Sophia Iannoitti

 

Manatee Students Enjoy Being in the Media Center!

Manatee Students Enjoy Being in the Media Center!

Boy, do we have fun in the library!

Miss Alicia and Miss Victoria from the SLC Public Library brought cool books and library cards for all of the first grade students at Manatee Academy. Mrs. Remington invited county librarians to visit Manatee Academy as part of “Library Card Sign-up Month.” Students enjoyed listening, interacting, and being a part of the story telling with the county librarians.

Southport Students Connecting with the Community

Southport Students Connecting with the Community

The sixth-grade students at Southport Middle School extended their thanks to residents in our Port St. Lucie community with hand-crafted cards, bookmarks and blankets as part of a school-wide service project. The celebration began outside the media center where students welcomed the residents of Harbor Place Assisted Living, residents of Ballentrae and members of Holy Family Church with an “Appreciation Tunnel.”  Once they arrived to their destination, the students enjoyed conversation with their guests and gave their personalized gifts of kindness to them. 
Everyone enjoyed the entertainment the students provided through skits and a musical ensemble. These caring groups have generously donated school supplies and sponsored various programs, including Grace Packs.

  

Southport Middle School Students Receive a Healthy Treat and Nutritious Lesson

Southport Middle School Students Receive a Healthy Treat and Nutritious Lesson

Southport’s cafeteria staff delivered a healthy treat to Mrs. Sharon Dudash’s students along with a nutritious lesson on how plants grow. After finishing up a project on seeds in their class, Cafeteria Manager Eileen Kielbasa presented a lesson on how plants grow using Florida grown vegetables from the Farm to School initiative. The students got to see the seeds inside the vegetables, and enjoyed a healthy snack later in the afternoon. According to the project’s website, “Florida’s Farm to School initiative allows students to gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while enhancing the connection that communities have with local grower.”  The initiative aims to increase children’s consumption of nutritious foods in their diets and inform how healthy food plays a vital role in their present and future health.

Celebrating Successes!

Celebrating Successes!

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Keiser University in partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools Career and Technical Education Department hosted the Criminal Justice Academy Completers Awards Breakfast.  More than one hundred seniors from Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, and Treasure Coast High School kicked off the graduation season by being honored along with their parents and teachers.

Special guests Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Shannon Martin, St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Port St. Lucie Police Assistant Chief Richard DelToro, and St. Lucie Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Hardman addressed the future leaders with congratulations, encouragement, and words of wisdom.

Keiser University President Leslie Kristof and her staff highlighted the beautiful Keiser campus in Tradition and announced up to 25% tuition discount offered to the Criminal Justice senior completers in the audience.  Following the ceremony, Treasure Coast High School’s Culinary Arts students served a delicious breakfast!

 

Ja’ Marcus Bartley FPWHS, Mary Gemino SLWCHS, Jaymi Rigg SLWCHS are shown here with industry certification shirts. #StLucieProud