On Monday, December 16th, the Titan Ambassadors from TCHS took several Windmill Point Elementary students to Target to spread holiday cheer and help them shop for gifts for themselves and their family. The students were gifted a $100 gift card, and the students were paired up with a Titan Ambassador to help them shop. The students were treated to a fun bus ride to and from the event, where they sang holiday songs and bonded with the high schoolers. They also enjoyed lunch from Chick-Fil-A! The Titan Ambassadors worked hard to fundraise for the event, and the students of Windmill Point made life long memories, made new friends, and with the presents they purchased are now sure that their family will have a wonderful holiday!
Students from Ms. Nelson’s class help plant seeds for our very first Tower Garden! A Tower Garden is a general vertical hydroponic growing system, which require less space and water to grow the plants than traditional systems.
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Treasure Coast Senior Ryan Lu as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. As a talented High School Senior, Ryan has an opportunity to continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Ryan must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. Pictured with Ryan are Treasure Coast teachers Mr. Hall (left) and Mr. Maxwell (right).
Congratulations to Treasure Coast High School Senior Gustavo Delgado on his early admission to the University of Chicago. In addition to gaining early admission to the prestigious university, he was also awarded a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, room and board and other expenses. University of Chicago is ranked number three in National Universities by US News and World Report in 2018.
Gustavo moved to Port Saint Lucie in 2016 and quickly established himself as a leader academically. He was awarded the AICE diploma with distinction at the end of his junior year. The AICE Diploma is a distinguished award requiring passing scores on seven college level exams. Gustavo is active in both National Honor Society organizations and the Spanish Honor Society. He plans to study neuroscience at the University of Chicago.
On February 3, 2016, six TCHS senior athletes committed to colleges.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The Florida Department of Education has invited Treasure Coast High School Principal Susan Seal to the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment Task Development Meeting. The purpose of this meeting, held in June at Florida Atlantic University, is to develop performance tasks aligned to the competencies and skills finalized as part of the Level 2 School Principal Performance Assessment development process. It is an honor to be invited to participate.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.
Wendy Williams from The Container Store, along with some of our support teachers, offer realistic job interview practice for Mr. Williams’ English IV classes. The interview is one of the components for the Senior Portfolio Project.
Treasure Coast High School’s Criminal Justice and Biotechnology students competed at the SkillsUSA State Conference in Lakeland, Florida. Students pictured, competed in a range of events from Career Pathways Showcase (Science and Public Safety) to Community Service.
Students competing in Community Service, designed a fun way for everyone to get involved in a recycling program. The group had a problem and came up with a solution that is innovative and good for the environment. Students in Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety developed a Crime Prevention Program. The students addressed the problem within our community involving at-risk youth and the problem of rising crime rates. Students in the biotechnology academy showcased how to genetically transform bacteria, with a gene from a jellyfish, to produce a green fluorescent protein. The bacterial transformation method is a well-known procedure that has been used in countless biotechnology products. A great example is the insulin we use today to treat diabetes.
All of these students are applying knowledge gained in the classroom and taking it to the next step through innovation! Which is a great way for our next generation to be leaders in the classroom and within our community!
Each year, the Florida Council for the Social Studies honors educators across the state at their annual conference. 11th grade US History teacher at Treasure Coast High School, Joe Curatolo, was recognized at the 61st annual conference as the Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year for St. Lucie County. Administrators across the district nominated teachers from their schools to be considered for this honor. Mr. Curatolo’s leadership and drive to bring quality lessons to his students made him a great choice for our high school winner.
International Business Students from Treasure Coast High School attended the 11th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) — the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience for International Business Academy students to meet business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships for internships, volunteer opportunities, and connections with local sponsors.
TCHS Key Club had their first event on Sept. 18. This was an orientation of the St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Students learned about the Gardens, how they are kept, and how to volunteer.
The Botanical Gardens hosts a variety of events, but have always welcomed TCHS!
On May 17th, 2018 Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC participated in the first annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Fort Pierce, alongside many other organizations. They supplied items such as sleeping bags, care bags, food, boots, and many other helpful items to veterans in need. This is the first of many veterans outreach events for upcoming years, making it one of their unit goals to continue to help struggling veterans. None of this could have been possible without the help of the Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC cadets, culinary, and Care Bags Inc. We interviewed a homeless veteran who said “They’re not there by choice.” A lot of them deal with substance abuse, PTSD, and loneliness. They really love all the things the people do for them and they greatly appreciate it.
C/2nd LT Mark Doucette
C/ SSgt Shah Hosein
The Interact Club from Treasure Coast High School reads the book Josh the Baby Otter to kindergarten students at Windmill Point Elementary School. This story is part of a water safety program that teaches children what to do if they fall into a pool.
On Saturday, October 27th, the Treasure Coast High School National Honor Society sponsored two exhibits at the Indian River Lagoon Festival. The Ladybug Ninjas taught students about the benefits of ladybugs as biological controls, while our Pi-Pirates helped kids solve the mystery of the lost treasure using Pi. Together, they provided over 600 engaging STEM lessons to children in the community.
Treasure Coast High School graduate, Bailer Magers ’17, received notification this week from Cambridge that he achieved the ‘Top in Country’ award for the Economics AS Exam.
‘Top in Country’ refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the United States for the AICE Economics AS level exams in June 2017.
Congratulations to Bailey! Bailey is currently studying engineering and is a member of the Honors Program at the University of Florida.