SLW Centennial HS Navy JROTC Participates in Do-You-Give-A-Ruck “Battle of the Branches” Obstacle Course Event

  The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC “Black Talon” Company participated in the Do-You-Give-A-Ruck “Battle of the Branches” Veteran’s Benefit Obstacle Course on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. The event benefits veterans by donating non-perishable food items as well as provide housing for homeless veterans in the area. There were four “Black Talon” teams that participated. Alpha Team consisted of Sean Stewart, Jade Sikorski, Justin Lotak, and Peyton Mangine. Bravo Team consisted of Nikolas Raia, Daniel Sharpe, Ahlyis Medrano, and D’Andre Bramwell. Charlie Team consisted of Zachary Columbia, Kristian Claudio, Athaniel Morales, and Alesha Alexandre. Delta Team consisted of Mayreeana … Read More

SOMS Math Boot Camp

Southern Oaks Middle School Math Boot Camp was a success! We had 72 students attend on Saturday, April 29th. Our SOMS’s math experts provided our students with short and focused math workshops to help our students improve their F.A.S.T. math skills. In addition, our students enjoyed grilled hotdogs, compliments of administration, to end the day with a celebration of their efforts and success on the upcoming state assessments. Thank you to all of our SOMS math experts for supporting our students. Hawks Soar!

FPC, NHS, & Earth Day!

FPC’s National Honor Society Honors Earth Day! The natural treasure of St. Lucie County, the Oxbow Eco Center proudly celebrated Earth Day 2023. With volunteers from all corners of the county, including Fort Pierce Central High School’s National Honor Society members, the event was a true tribute to caring for our corner of the globe. From set up to clean-up, volunteers took the time to do more than was asked by doing what was needed. Beyond giving back, NHS sets the example for our community to join in and do their part to keep St. Lucie County beautiful.

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Performs Honor Guard for Senator Scott

  The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC “Black Talon” Company provided a Full Service Honor Guard for a Senator Scott event that was hosted and held at the Meadowood Golf and Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  The event took place on Friday, April 28th, 2023.   The Honor Guard consisted of c/Lieutenant Jade Sikorski (Left Rifleman), c/Lieutenant Commander Aidan Rossell (Ensign Flagman and Color Guard Commander), c/Lieutenant Commander Nikolas Ramirez (Army Flagman), c/Senior Chief Petty Officer Sean Stewart (Marine Corps Flagman), c/Chief Petty Officer Justin Lotak (Navy Flagman), c/Petty Officer First Class Zachary Columbia (Air Force Flagman), … Read More

FPWA Students Celebrate Agriculture Week

FFA members organized a spirit week filled with fun and festivities! Students sold ice cream treats during lunches to highlight the Florida Dairy Industry. FFA members also decked themselves out in blue & yellow to show their love for their club! They participated in “Ag-Olympics” to end the celebratory week!  

Manatee Academy K-8 Taylor’s Teddy Bear Drive

Students and staff at Manatee Academy hosted a Taylor’s Teddy Bear Drive. The students collected 1,733 Teddy Bears that were dispersed to our local agencies: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department, St. Lucie County Fire District, Port St. Lucie Police Department, and Fort Pierce Police Department. Taylor’s Teddy Bear, Inc. is a non-profit organization started by Taylor’s mother, Megan Bishop. Taylor was a 4-year-old boy who passed away two years ago near North Perry Airport during an airplane accident. The organization collects teddy bears donated by the public, which are then given to first responders to give to children to help … Read More

LPA Chorus Wraps up the Year with another “SUPERIOR” Rated Concert Season!

On April 25th, the Lincoln Park Academy Chorus participated in the Florida Vocal Association’s South State Choral Music Performance Assessments in North Palm Beach. The Women’s Chorale and the Women’s Advanced Choir, “Belle Voix” both received “SUPERIOR” ratings for their outstanding performances.  These performances concluded the FVA concert season and once again, the LPA Choral Department had a perfect “Superior” rated season with all of their performing ensembles. Congratulations to the following groups: LPA Women’s Ensemble “Rhapsody” (Superior Rating – District & State) LPA Women’s Chorale (Superior Rating – District & State) LPA “Belle Voix” (Superior Rating – District & State) … Read More

Pink, Poised, and Legally Blonde

For its spring performance, Fort Pierce Central High School drama department proudly presented Harvard bound Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical. Ms. Browning and her students make theater more than a class, performing arts credit, or scheduled elective. Students learn all aspects of stage performance, technical, and backstage craft. The Arts draw students into new opportunities to build skills and interests while revealing personal talents. The Arts have a place for everyone. FPC is proud to have talented artists on every stage, at every level pursuing their performance dreams. Backstage the fun was perfectly balanced with poise and purpose!

FPWA JROTC Win “Battle of the Branches” Run

Cadets from the Westwood Army JROTC Raider Team travelled to the Florida Tech Challenge Course in Fellsmere, to compete in the annual “Battle of the Branches” Obstacle Course Run, which pits teams from all branches of the military against each other to see who can finish the 3.1 Mile/18-Obstacle Challenge Course the fastest. This year, the Westwood Team had the honor of winning the award for the Fastest JROTC Team. They received a team award of a hand-crafted wooden flag and trophy and a $1000 donation from the DYGAR organization. Huge praise to the following Cadets for toughing this course … Read More

SOMS Rock the Test!

Southern Oaks Middle School faculty and staff kicked off with a “Rock the Test” celebration to encourage our students as they begin the testing season. The SOMS family wore rock attire, wrote inspiring messages for our students located at the entrance of each building, and cheered our students throughout the entire day. We also had our SOMS band play the “HAWK chant” as students entered campus. It is a great day to be a HAWK! HAWKS SOAR!  

Lincoln Park Academy Wind Symphony Bids Farewell to Graduating Seniors

The Lincoln Park Academy Wind Symphony bids farewell to the graduating seniors as they participate in their April 2023 Finale Concert. Congratulations to our graduates: Jacob Andreacchio (Oboe), Anaiah Armah (Bass Trombone), Aaron Ash (Rhythm Guitar), Kieren Brown (Percussion), Nathaniel Castor (Steel Drums), Farzeen Chagani (Steel Drums), Daniela Gudino-Rios (Steel Drums), Garrett Hawley (Flute), Ian Hunter (Lead Trombone), Rhegan Jones (Clarinet/Saxophone), Eduardo Miranda (Saxophone), Aarya Patel (Bass Clarinet), and Luke Retutal (Flute/Piccolo). We wish you all the best on the next chapter of your journey. MAN I LOVE THIS BAND!

Lawnwood Leopards Love MATH

Ms. Henski’s kindergarten students are using manipulatives to represent addition and subtraction. They are also learning how to use their fingers and drawings to share their mathematical thinking.

Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars Help Clean the Beaches!

On Saturday, April 22nd, students from the Port St. Lucie High School student government hosted a beach cleanup day, while inviting students from throughout campus to participate. Clean beaches and fun in the sun were had by all. This event was made possible by Mr. Austin, Mrs. Duenas, and Mrs. Martin.

FPWA JROTC End of the Year Awards

The Westwood Army JROTC Program held its End of the Year Awards Ceremony to recognize the stellar performances of multiple Cadets.  10 external organizations attended the event to present awards to selected Cadets for their achievements in Leadership and Academics. Two of the awards given were scholarships. Congrats to the following young leaders from the Panther Battalion for winning the awards listed below: Military Officers Association of America Scholarship Award: Cadet Daisy Wartenberg Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Award: Cadet Nicholas Hammett. AMVETS Award: Nathaniel Haney Korean War Veterans Association Award: Nathaniel Haney Special Forces Association Award: Ayden Gardner … Read More

Two St. Lucie Public Schools Teams Are Advancing to The Odyssey of the Minds Worlds Competition

Congratulations to Morningside Elementary (Coach Julie Moore)  – Problem 1 – Pirates and the Treasure – Division 1 – 1st place and Windmill Point Elementary (Coaches Lacey Black and Sean Caroglanian) – Problem 4 – Where’s The Structure?  – Division 1 – 2nd place Additionally, Morningside Elementary (Coaches Brittany and Martin LaChance) – Problem 4 – Where’s The Structure? – Division 1 – 5th Place and Rivers Edge (Coach Eric Redding) – Problem 5 – The Most Dramatic Problem Ever – Division 1 – 5th Place are ranked in the top 5 in the state! Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) … Read More

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Highlighted at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Criminal Justice & Law Academy Students

St. Lucie West Centennial High School students from Mrs. Baumgarten and Mr. Nichol’s classes were introduced to a few local heroes.  The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit came out to meet and speak with students about working in law enforcement.  Students were well engaged and enjoyed observing the demonstrations provided by the unit.  Thank you to Deputy Randy Hunter, Deputy Steve Wise, and Sergeant Ben Deblieck; and the Career & Technical Educators for organizing this event for students in Criminal Justice/ Law Academy at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

Treasure Coast High Students Visit Local Manufacturers

Mr. Phil Depuy and his Treasure Coast High School Manufacturing and Engineering students visited Bill Wilcox at Phoenix Metal Products Inc, and Tim Fischer at Southeast Elevator in Fort Pierce. At the first stop, the students were welding to get a hands-on taste of the job. At the second stop students saw what goes on behind the scenes of building an elevator. The business partners shared the skills needed for entry-level jobs and the students were making plans for what comes next after graduation.

Westwood Jr ROTC Visits Lakewood Park 3rd Graders

Major Godfrey, Ms.Benton  and Ms. Witkamp joined ‘forces’ to bring Lakewood Park Elementary third graders and the Westwood JrROTC cadets together. Third graders planned for the visit by investigating what makes a good interview and preparing interview questions along with selecting books to ‘buddy read’ with the cadet he/she was paired with during their time together. After the ‘buddy read’ round robin, which gave students and cadets multiple opportunities to interview and ‘buddy read’, everyone came back for a debrief and Q&A. Third graders heard how important it is to be able to read and comprehend and cadets volunteered their … Read More

FPC Fond Fairwells

Once a Cobra, Always a Cobra Retirement in any typical circumstance can be a mixture of joy and bittersweetness. True to Cobra style, parades celebrating Ms. Loretta Rolle and Mr. Roszon Lawrence celebrated from every corner of Cobra nation’s courtyard. Students, staff, and our entire Cobra community could be heard cheering amongst the marching Cobras percussionists from near to far. Each honoree had their own parade decked out in our proudest Purple and Gold. For Ms. Loretta Rolle, a Cobra alum and 35-year veteran custodian, the school motto “Once a Cobra Always a Cobra” is more than a catch phrase … Read More

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