Local businessman and philanthropist Larry Lee was recognized at the January 10, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for his Lighthouse Foundation’s contributions, particularly a specific event where 250 students, 25 teachers and 25 other chaperones and principal D. David Washington from Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts were able to go to…Details
Students Zarah Gampp and Taylor Brennan in Ms. Portillo’s sixth grade reading class at Allapattah Flats K-8 read in a cozy corner of the room. Students are encouraged to routinely read independently upon completion of their classwork. Way to go Zarah and Taylor!
Fourth graders at Allapattah Flats K8 have been working together on Social Studies projects based on Florida history. They spent time researching their topic, as well as creating a timeline and poster board, complete with a description, pictures and an oral presentation. From left, Riley Franklin, Gabriella Maimone, Alexis Allen, and Chyna Nazario proudly display their…Details
The St. Lucie County Nutrition and Food Services department has been the driving force for eight local schools to earn grants from the Florida Dairy Council and the NFL’s Play 60 initiatives. The schools must be committed to healthy eating plus activity promoting exercise. The schools include Mariposa, Lakewood Park, F. K. Sweet elementary schools,…Details
Congratulations to Jonathan Burgos, eighth grade St. Lucie West K8 student who was selected as a recipient of the 2012 President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarship. The Deerbrook Charitable Trust, St. Lucie County Education Foundation, Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Indian River State College Foundation and many other local businesses and organizations sponsor this program…Details
Students visiting the media center at Mariposa Elementary School are learning how to use Powerpoint to help present their research projects. Students are taught by media specialist Charlotte Pennington on how to create powerful slide presentations by using photos, clipart, music, audio recordings, text, and animation to help make their research project come alive. Many of the…Details
Gifted teachers in St. Lucie County schools went to Saturday school recently at Morningside Elementary to learn how to solve the Rubik cube and utilize it in their classrooms. Morningside Elementary teacher Brad Culbertson, whose lessons have been featured in US News and World Report magazine, shared the engaging standards-based curriculum with 10 fellow teachers…Details
Eight St. Lucie Public Schools have been recently recognized by the University of South Florida and Florida Department of Education as outstanding Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Response to Intervention B model schools by meeting specific criteria and utilizing innovative, creative, and functional ways of supporting PBS behavior approaches in their respective school. The PBS process…Details
The Windmill Point Elementary School kindergarten classes enjoyed holidays from around the world. Each class “traveled” to a different teacher so that they could learn about a specific country. Shown in the photo are students from Carmela Innamorato’s class, from left, Adrian Andrade, John Paul Gorman, Thomas Coleman, Omari Fenn, and Nirayana Rodriguez.
Second graders in Lisa Green’s class at Mariposa Elementary School invited parents and family members in for an annual Multi-Cultural Feast. After students presented a reader’s theatre, recipes from across the globe were shared by all. It provided the unique experience of trying foods from other cultures without actually going anywhere! It was fantastic to see…Details