Southport Middle School volunteers honored

Outstanding volunteers were honored recently at Southport Middle School. Pictured is Youth Volunteer of the Year Jervana Graham-Record with her parents Ansel Graham-Record, left, Ann Graham-Record, center, with volunteer coordinator Pat Christian-McFadden.  Not pictured are senior Volunteer of the Year Kathy Pritchard, Senior Volunteer of the Year, and Adult Volunteer of the Year Ruth Altvater.

Maintenance department intern program funds seven scholarships this year

The St Lucie County Schools Facilities and Maintenance Department has identified seven scholarship winners from 2011 Summer Youth Internship Program.  They include John McDonald, Ft. Pierce Westwood, $2,000; Sandra Luxama, Ft. Pierce Central, $1,500; Tedra Turner, Port St. Lucie High, $1,000; Austin Fountain, Ft. Pierce Central, $500; La’Metria Bivens, Ft. Pierce Central, $500; Iman Hall, Ft. Pierce Central, $500;…


Bayshore Elementary Odyssey team places second at competition

Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bayshore Elementary School recently competed in regional competitions.  Odyssey of the Mind is an international education program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students. The Problem 4 Team, led by fifth grade teacher Heather McWilliams and volunteer Gerry Waugh, earned second place.  Pictured, from left, are Gerry Waugh, Kara Godown, Camber Adams,…


Parkway Elementary hosts engaging Black History Month program

The Parkway Elementary School community enjoyed a remarkable Black History Program that included poems, skits and songs that reflected the contributions of African Americans to society.  The program was capped with Dr. Owen Roberts delivering a motivating presentation that encouraged Parkway students to “keep your goal in sight” by overcoming obstacles of misbehavior, skipping school,…


Northport K-8 celebrates Dr. Seuss

Northport K-8 kindergarten students in Nancy Yost, Megan Castiglia, Melody Nieves and student intern Amanda Bean’s classes celebrated the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss by listening to a dramatic storytelling of the beloved Seuss  classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka.  Students were thrilled to hear the story of the Grinch’s heart…


Edible manipulatives are fun in math

First grade students Willdarion Adams, Anaiah Armah, Lorraine Zimmerman, Ariel Major, and Makia Cooper in Deanna Scotto’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary enjoy working within their small math group. This  lesson consisted of using candy hearts to reinforce graphing skills. Edible treats are always a favorite manipulative for young learners.