Morningside Elementary’s fifth grade student-led conferences received high marks on evaluation forms. Write-in comments included feedback such as “very informative” and “it was great.” During the 30-minute conference, parents and students were shown how to access the St. Lucie Public Schools website; the MSE website; the Skyward site; and lastly, the 5th grade 2017 t-shirt, “Think Outside the Box,” was revealed. Then students shared their work, scores on Reading Counts, goals, and interactive notebooks with their parents and grandparents. Finally, all the students and parents signed garden pots as our 2017 contribution to the 5th grade garden. Students also took home seeds that were donated by a parent.
The City of Port St. Lucie welcomed a group of bright and inquisitive local fifth grade students to participate in a field trip to City Hall as part of Florida City Government Week. Check out a quick recap of students’ experiences.
FL City Government Week
Last month, we welcomed a group of bright and inquisitive local fifth grade students to participate in a field trip to City Hall as part of Florida City Goverment Week. Check out a quick recap, and we thank St. Lucie Public Schools and several local private schools for helping us make this happen!#FLCityWeek Florida League of Cities, Inc.
Posted by City of Port St. Lucie – City Hall on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Youth Leadership St. Lucie, under the Roundtable of St. Lucie, in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie’s F.R.R.I. (Forum on Race Relations & Inclusion) has organized a FREE event primarily for teens entitled “A.N.D.?” which stands for ”Acceptance Not Discrimination.”
Please see the flyer for more information. Anyone interested may also go directly to www.a-n-d.eventbrite.com to register and learn more about the event.
Fort Pierce Central High School student council co-presidents and future business owners Terrence McQueen, left, and Tatiana Peterkin, right, are shown with former and long term St. Lucie County School Board chairman and local business leader Dr. Samuel S. Gaines during the recent All About Black Businesses of the Treasure Coast event. Participants displayed their spirit for the Black History Month celebrated in February. The students were treated to breakfast, heard advice from some of the top local businesses owners, and enjoyed a book signing by former 104.7 WFLM morning show host and ESPN analyst Vera Jones.
Students in St. Lucie County schools have been learning about bullying in their classrooms. At FK Sweet Elementary, Joe the Biker talked with students at a recent assembly on how to recognize bullying and strategies for dealing with this type of behavior. The children listened intently as Joe talked about his elementary experiences of being bullied. Pictured, DeEra Nelson and Elijah Major both feel better equiped to handle any bullying incidents that might arise in the future.
Northport K-8 students in Karen Nystrom’s seventh grade civics classes are tackling some tough issues this year as students delve into the affairs of community government. Students use Media Center resources, classroom text and guest speaker information to look at issues from all sides to process new information and to be able to elaborate on important issues. Important guest speakers who will impart vital information this month are School Board member Troy Ingersoll who will discuss student homelessness in St. Lucie County and SLC School Safety Specialist Robert Berk who will discuss student behavior on busses and safety.
Northport K-8 kindergarten students who are enrolled in the school’s 21st Century after school program received a special visitor recently to confirm their belief that Santa does really exist. Students were thrilled to visit with Santa Claus who gave each child the gift of a coloring book and crayons and did indeed confirm the belief that “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!” Santa listened as each child express wishes and instilled in each child the real meaning of the holiday season. Local Civil War re-enacter Alyn Bryant played the role of Santa.
Students from St. Lucie Public Schools visited the Norvell Ranch to clean up after Hurricane Irma. They worked all day removing debris and loading it onto trailers. Such a great representation of our future!
Pictured from left to right: Gavin Jay (Lincoln Park Academy), Hunter Miller (St. Lucie West K-8), Clark Emerson (Lincoln Park Academy), Landon Miller (Rivers Edge Elemntary), Kelsey Grace (Allapattah Flats K-8), Debbie Norvell, Alicia Miller (St. Lucie West K-8 Teacher), Brooke Miller (Ft. Pierce Central High School), Konner Grace (Allapattah Flats K-8), Rylan Jay (Ft. Pierce Central High School).
Eighth grade students in Kip Wright’s Language Arts classes at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition have been focusing on their writing. Students were privately provided their benchmark test writing scores, and correlated their score to an FCAT equivalent on a data wall in the back of their class, and can personally monitor their progress and growth over the next couple of months. Students worked diligently on the revisions of their essays with help and assistance from other student writers. Mr. Wright remarked that seeing his students share information for the betterment of the writing process and self is amazing. Pictured are Jordan Hodges, left, and Rachely Cruz as they work on improving their essays.
Third graders at F.K. Sweet Elementary are busy exploring geometry in math with the use of pattern blocks. How many shapes can you create using a triangle and a trapezoid? Jayla Flagg and Wesley Varn are working together to make as many different shapes as possible.
A team of students from Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts (FPMSA) is working hand in paw with the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, Inc. According to Mrs. Jacqueline Lynch, principal of FPMSA, the students involved in this community service based project are members of a leadership cohort at the school. “They are so excited to be involved and support the Humane Society’s mission to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and to support finding safe homes for animals in our area.”
The team of student leaders enjoyed the first school visit from the Humane Society where they learned first-hand about the organization, its day-to-day operations, and the challenges of locating safe and secure homes for each animal. The students met Odie, a two-year-old Blue Nose Pit who landed in the shelter after his owners moved and housing regulations restricted dogs. Odie, a gentle and friendly canine who is also taken to local nursing homes for visits, immediately captured the hearts of the students. They brainstormed and exercised their problem solving skills to share ways of supporting Odie’s adoption.
As the students continue to partner with the Humane Society, they will learn and understand the importance of responsible pet ownership and why adopting pets is important for their community.
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Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition enjoyed “Twin Day” to help raise money for Relay for Life. The students paid a dollar to dress up as a twin with a friend. Pictured here are a group of third graders who participated and helped raise money for a worthy cause.
After the recent FCAT writing exam for fourth grade students, at F.K. Sweet Elementary the PTO treated all of the wonderful writers to an ice cream sundae party. The celebration was a delicious way of saying thank you to the students for their hard work on the test and the many days of writing preparation. Relaxing and enjoying special made sundaes are, from left, Jacob Yannucci, Wesley Hinds, Aaron Beauchamp, and Christian Yoder.
Jennifer Sterling, Casey Bentley and Isaiah Vidal in Laurie Boyer and Melissa Efron’s third grade classes at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition take part in a light energy science experiment. This was one of the experiments that the classes did as part of third grade’s Science Day.
Rachelle Rudzinski, a fifth grade student at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, teaches a second grade class a math lesson with the Math Trail Lessons that Michelle Powers and Lindsey Hudson’s fifth grade classes created throughout the school hallways at Palm Pointe. Students enjoyed solving math problems that were posted throughout the school.
Third grade students at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently enjoyed making volcanoes, naming them, and then watching them erupt. This was a culminating activity for their story of the week, “Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves.” Bradyn Moxley, left, and Harry Guerrier watch as “Mount Smurf” erupts.
The students in Traci Lott’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary were very excited about the recent St. Lucie County Fair. Students worked cooperatively or individually, to create visual representations of what Ft. Pierce looked like long ago. Riley Mullins, pictured, was very creative and constructed a Seminole Chickee Hut for her school’s fair booth.
The students in Betty Mayberry’s fifth grade science class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School performed an exciting inquiry lab to determine ways to separate mixtures by magnetic force, filtration, and boiling. Pictured are Allen Lin, left, and Taina Chery examining one of their mixtures.
Ask just about any intermediate student at F.K. Sweet Elementary about their favorite books, and you will hear Nate the Great quite often. This series is written by Lincoln Peirce, and focues on Nate, a sixth grade genius. These hilarious illustrated novels are certainly on Kayla Jungjohan, left, and Willie Whitehead’s reading list.
It has been a fun week for students at Gaines Academy with field days and the many activities Coach Camarotti and Coach Ellinger prepared. Students from Andrea Blackburn’s fourth grade class are pictured preparing for the beach day relay. Pictured with beach gear in hand ready to begin the race are Ledarius Sirmons and Elijah Similien.