Staff members from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary visited the Bobcats team at Southport Middle School. The presentation was part of a conservation unit with the student teacher in Christine Richards’ sixth grade reading classes.
Allapattah Flats K8 first graders were treated to a special event after studying animals in science. Cheryl Wise from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary educated first graders about Florida wildlife and habitats. First graders were able to touch an alligator, opossum, bofu frog, king snake and a skunk. Students beam, anxiously awaiting their turn to touch the bofu frog. Pictured, from left, are Andre Hayle, Angelica Maldonado, Jaydin White, Enrique Mojica, and Courtney Waithe. They were also able to see an owl, compare and contrast features of an alligator to a crocodile, and visit with a tortoise. What a great day to be in first grade at Allapattah Flats K-8!
This year’s 34th Annual Business & Industry Awards, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, was an evening to celebrate businesses and organizations in St. Lucie County that positively contribute to the area’s economic well-being and quality of life.
Nominees for the award were submitted to the Chamber and each was judged on criteria including community involvement, economic impact, Chamber participation, and environmental responsibility.
St. Lucie Public Schools and the Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Academy are proud to have been recognized as finalists in their respective categories of Subsidized Organizations and Animal Services.
Congratulations to the overall winners in each category:
- Animal Services: North Port St. Lucie Animal Hospital
- Auto Services: St. Lucie Battery & Tire
- Financial Services: IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union
- Food & Beverage: St. Lucie Draft House
- Health Services: Tradition Family Chiropractic
- Insurance Services: GEICO Local Office
- Legal Services: Carroll Collins Bail Bonds
- New Business: HopLife Brewing Company
- Non-Profit Organizations: Grace Way Village
- PR/Media Services: All Things Treasure Coast
- Professional Services: Aycock Funeral Home
- Real Estate Services: Realtor® Association of the Palm Beaches & Greater Fort Lauderdale
- Retail Services: Swig of Color
- Subsidized Organizations: Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
- Tourism: St. Lucie Mets
- Trades: AApex Electric
Fort Pierce Central High School’s culinary chefs prepared and served area business leaders a delicious breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce Business & Education Breakfast sponsored by the St. Lucie County Education Foundation!
At this quarterly breakfast, attendees also enjoyed tours of Fort Pierce Central’s career and technical academies,thus providing a closer look at what students are learning in preparation for their next step into college and/or career opportunities.
These events are available throughout the year at various school sites, and we invite you to join. For more information and upcoming opportunities, visit:
Chamber website: http://stluciechamber.org/…/education-business-breakfast-a…/
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
Recently at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, an annual breakfast was hosted to recognize its Business Partners and Volunteers. Pictured, from left, are Karol Carvelli-Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Yeager-Senior Volunteer of the Year, Diana Hight-Adult Volunteer of the Year, Natisha Burch-Adult Volunteer of the Year, Stephen LePore-Male Youth Volunteer of the Year, Ariana Marie Ramos-Female Youth Volunteer of the Year, and Debra Snyder-Principal.
The two 2013 Business Partners of the Year for St. Lucie Public Schools were recognized at the May 28, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. The 26th Annual Commissioner’s Business Partner recognition reception, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, will be held June 13, 2013, in Tampa where the state winner will be named. School districts throughout the state may nominate one, two or three businesses, depending on student population, for the state honor. St. Lucie Public Schools selected the school district’s Facilities and Maintenance Department (with FLDOE approval) for its annual summer student internship and scholarship program, which since 2007 has awarded $30,000 to St. Lucie students. Pictured with the recognition plaque is department bookkeeper Cindy Hill, who has been the driving force behind the project, along with the late Regina Chesser. With Ms. Hill, from left, are School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, Hill, Delores Austell from the Career and Technical Education department, which nominated the internship program, and Superintendent Michael Lannon. The other Business Partner of the Year is Martin Health Systems – St. Lucie West and site manager Debbie Markey. This company provides internships for medical academy students from St. Lucie West Centennial. Teachers Elizabeth Durkee and Mary Higgins nominated Martin Health Systems for their unwavering commitment to providing the requisite clinical experiences for medical academy students to earn certification.
On Monday, September 17th, the Business Services team moved to its forever location within the new District office. You can find all their teams on the third floor, section 500. The Business Services Team is ready to serve their customers, host trainings and meet with employees. The Business Services team includes Payroll, Risk Management, Finance, Purchasing and Accounts Payable. For more information, please visit them on the web at: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/finance/.
St. Lucie County Retired Educators visited St. Lucie Elementary. The Retired Educators of St. Lucie County donated all items needed to start a butterfly garden on campus to the classes of Ms. Kurtti and Ms. Lewis.
Principal Woulard along with the entire staff and student body of St. Lucie Elementary are thankful for the beautiful addition to their campus.
Fifth grade students at Mariposa Elementary observed the life cycle of a butterfly during their science unit on living organisms. They learned about plant and animal adaptations, including complete and incomplete metamorphosis. The students finished off this unit by releasing the butterflies into their natural environment.
Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Zoie Griffiths, releases a butterfly as Travis Nimal looks on.
C.A. Moore Elementary School Kickball Team: A. Parker, M. Tozer, J. Davis, R. Spivey, A. Hamilton, W. Smith, S. Rick, L Camacho, K. Spence, R. Williams
C.A. Moore Elementary School participated in Celebrate Literacy, Florida Week by community members coming into the school to read. Each classroom had a community person read to the students. The guest readers read the book, The Giving Tree and each class now has a copy of the book. Ms. Felicia Nixon, principal made a special presentation on morning announcements. Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll donated a book about Florida. Her message to the students was to keep reading their 800 minutes per quarter and that she is proud of all of them. The students are good readers now and are working to become better readers. Pictured is St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara reading to Julie Luneburg’s fourth grade students.
Ms. Spivey and students showing their school spirit on Jersey Day
C.A. Moore Elementary hosted a parent night – a wonderful opportunity for the school and home partnership to grow stronger.
Kindergartners at C.A. Moore Elementary School in Fort Pierce recently celebrated 100 days of school with a myriad of activities. Students had fun counting to 100 as they popped 100 balloons, in “I am 100 Days Smarter,” students colored a graph as they counted each shape to match the number of shapes, and during word work, the students wrote 100 words that they use in the classroom. Students counted out 10 groups of 10 snacks to equal 100, during writing, students responded to, “If I had 100 dollars, I would buy…” and used their creativity to see what they could build with 100 Dixie cups. By the end of the day, the students were 100 days smarter! Pictured, kindergarten teacher Sabrina Faniel and her students parade in the hall.
C.A. Moore students celebrated their parents and guardians at Kids at Hope Night. The students presented their parents with Very Important Parent certificates and wrote letters explaining why they loved them. It was obvious the letters came right from the heart! Said one student, ” I love you because you brought me into this world. You are my mom and my dad. You are the only ones I have in this world. You work hard to give me what I need. You will always be in my heart no matter what. I love you very, very much. God bless you for what you do for me.” Pictured with the students and parents is third grade teacher Kanika Williams.
Thanks to Albert Wilson, running back for the Miami Dolphins, Chester A. Moore Elementary students scoring a level 3 or higher on FSA were treated to a trip to the Hard Rock Stadium for the Dolphins versus Raiders football game.
C. A. Moore Elementary School held a swearing in ceremony for the team of student leaders who were selected to be on the 2016-2017 Safety Patrol Battalion.
Principal Hedeen welcomed parents and special guests Chief Deputy Garry Wilson of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Chief Kenny Norris of the Fort Pierce Police Department, and Chief Brian Reuther of St. Lucie Public Schools to the event to honor the fifth grade students for the important role they will fulfill this year on campus as they lead, model, and support school safety.
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.