Britley Ritz Causes A Storm Of Excitement

Britley Ritz Causes A Storm Of Excitement

WPBF Meteorologist Britley Ritz did it again! She brought a storm of excitement to students at St. Lucie West K-8 during a special weather lesson.  Britley  helped students understand weather systems and answered the many interesting questions ranging from what it takes to be a meteorologist to detailed inquiries about hurricanes.

Thank you, WPBF, for your continued partnership!

 

Gracepacks Donations

Gracepacks Donations

St. Lucie Public Schools is a proud sponsor for Gracepacks this Holiday season!

Please consider donating food items to this organization in support of the weekend food backpack program.

With your support and generosity, the goal this Holiday season is to provide over 1,000 pounds of food items!

Food collections will run through December 12th.

The District will coordinate donation pick-up from each participating school/department.

 

Recycle and Create Buddy Benches

Recycle and Create Buddy Benches

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful and the City of Port St. Lucie in partnership with several City departments (Communications Department, Neighborhood Services Department, the Port St. Lucie Police Department, and the Utilities Department), Waste Pro, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and St. Lucie Public Schools kicked off the Buddy Bench project!

Three local schools are participating in this initial phase: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock and West Gate K-8 Elementary. The Boys & Girls Club kids at these locations are the project’s Ambassadors. They will be assisting with promoting and with the sorting and weighing of the caps collected.

Each school will need to attain a goal of 200 pounds of caps for their Buddy Bench. Once the goal has been reached, the caps will be shipped to Green Tree Plastics where they will be exchanged for the Buddy Benches. These first three Buddy Benches are sponsored by Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful, Neighborhood Services Department, and the Port St. Lucie Police Department.

For each Buddy Bench placed, we will conduct a ceremony and this project will conclude at our Caring Community Cleanup & Celebration Day scheduled for April 20, 2019 where the success of the project’s journey will be celebrated.

 

 

 

 

WLX-TV The Education Channel

WLX-TV The Education Channel

Tune in to The Education Channel (WLX-TV) where you can watch an all new Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick on YouTube. Also, you can watch a new Que Pasa hosted by Linda Tapia along with a new Community Connections hosted by Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock on YouTube and television.

While you’re there subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV.

Weekly Programming Guide

WLX-TV

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GKMqcIjbgqXb7XDy27uYw

Que Pasa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIUJT-i09h4

Community Connections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI2xsX6r0EE

Thank you,

WLX-TV Media Services Team

 

Celebrate Literacy Week – Early Literacy

Celebrate Literacy Week – Early Literacy

Celebrate Literacy Week: January 28 – February 1, 2019

The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, the Office of Early Learning
(OEL), school districts, early learning coalitions and numerous other state agencies, are pleased to announce the 11th annual statewide Celebrate
Literacy Week, Florida! (CLW). The event will take place the week of January 28 – February 1, 2019.

The 2019 CLW theme is Spreading Literacy, One View at a Time, which OEL has chosen to expand into a garden-focused theme as we Spread Literacy, One Book at Time. With this theme in mind, we are encouraging all schools to help spread the love of reading and the importance of literacy
by participating in a garden-themed approach. As educators, we are spreading seeds, growing readers and harvesting the love of reading every
day with the young children we serve.

Please join us in this year’s simultaneous reading activity on Wednesday, January 30, at 9 a.m. (EST). Providers will spread the love of literacy in their homes, centers and schools by reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault to infants and toddlers (birth to 3-year-olds), and Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert to preschoolers (3 to 5-year-olds). We have included in this notice several supporting resources (suggested books, expansion activities and targeted standards) which you may find useful as you plan for this year’s CLW activities.

The foundation for reading begins at infancy, as a child’s early experiences with books and language lay the groundwork for future success in learning to read. When you read, talk or play with children, their brains are stimulated and build the connections that become the building blocks for reading. Brain development research shows that the development of language and literacy skills begins at birth and reading aloud to children every day increases their brains’ capacity for language and literacy skills.

Reading a book to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills, but it also builds motivation for reading along with curiosity and memory. The more words parents use when speaking to an infant, the greater the size of their infant’s vocabulary.

Expansion Activities for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Infant/Toddler (Birth to 3-year-olds). Following the simultaneous reading, teachers may want to provide one of the following activities for the children in their class.

• Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sing-Along – Play the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom song located at the link below and provide children with musical instruments to play while singing and dancing to this fun and happy song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDTPHZO-xo

(Standards: Creative Expression Through the Arts/Sensory Art Experience – Discover and engages in creative music experiences; Physical Development/Fine Motor Development – Gains control of hands and fingers)

• Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree – After reading the story, talk about the parts of the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree (tunk, leaves, coconuts). Provide children with finger paint paper and green (leaves) and brown (trunk) finger paint. Allow children to explore the paint and create their very own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree.

(Standards: Creative Expression Through the Arts/Sensory Art Experience – combine a variety of open-ended, process-oriented and diverse art materials to explore techniques with intention; Physical Development/Fine Motor Development – Uses handeye coordination with participating in routines, play and activities)

 

• Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Snack – Create an edible snack using a banana/trunk, kiwi slices/leaves, raisins/coconuts and alphabet cereal. Allow children to construct their tree and place letters on the plate as you read the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom or sing an alphabet song. Talk with children about the tree parts (trunk, leaves, fruit) and the letters they have on their plate. Provide time for the children to enjoy eating the snack.

(Standards: Scientific Inquiry/Life Science – Explores the needs of living things; Phy sical Development/Fine Motor- coordinates the use of hands and fingers)

• Climb the Coconut Tree – After reading the story, talk about the directional words, sharing how the letters went up the tree and fell down. Make a coconut tree on a bulletin board (at child’s level) or poster board and give each child a plastic, felt or magnetic letter. Ask each child to make their letter go up the tree, down the tree, to the top of the tree and to the bottom of the tree. Give each child a cut-out first letter of their name and let them use different colors of finger-paint to paint the letter. When the letters are dry, help the children glue the letters to the trunk of the coconut tree.

(Standards: Mathematical Thinking/Spatial Relations – begins to use body to demonstrate an understanding of basic spatial directions; Language and Literacy/Vocabulary – Uses increased vocabulary to describe objects, actions and events)

• Coconut Senses – Sit on the rug or at a table with the children in a circle and place a coconut in the middle (or have a coconut for each child).Tell the children to use their hands and eyes to look at and feel the coconut. Ask them: Is the coconut rough, smooth or bumpy, hard or soft, flat or round? Ask them to shake the coconut and listen for any sounds. Ask them, “Do you hear any sounds? What do you think is making that sound?” Cut a coconut open and show them the coconut milk inside the coconut. Give each child some coconut milk and some coconut meat or flakes for them to taste. Ask how it tastes and if they like the taste of the milk or the meat/flakes.

(Standards: Language and Literacy/Vocabulary – Uses increased vocabulary to describe objects, actions and events; Scientific Inquiry/Exploration and Discovery – uses senses to explore and understand their social and physical environment)

Expansion Activities for Planting a Rainbow Preschool (3 to 5-year-olds)
Following the simultaneous reading, teachers may want to provide one of the following activities for the children in their class. Planting a Rainbow read aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sti3PXBeVag

• Children Rainbow – Read the story Planting a Rainbow. Ask children to identify the color of their shirt or dress. Direct all the children wearing one specific color to stand and line up next to each other. Share that these children are the first color in the children rainbow. Follow this process with additional colors until all the children are in the line, grouped by color and part of the children rainbow. Take a picture of the children rainbow and then share with the children to show the children rainbow they created. You may also do this with various colors of construction paper and ask the
children to line up holding the color paper they are holding.

(Standards: Mathematical Thinking/Measurement and Data – participates in group sorting and data collection; Language
and Literacy/Conversation – Uses verbal and nonverbal communication and language to express needs and feelings, share
experiences and resolve problems)

• Celery Rainbow – Prepare five to six stalks of celery (with leaves still attached) by trimming the base of the celery and placing one stalk each in individual jars. Fill each jar ¾ full with water. Add eight to ten drops of one shade of food coloring in each jar (red in one jar, blue in another jar). Ask the children to predict what they think will happen to the celery and talk with them about their predictions. Create a class chart with comments and possible illustrations. Ask them: “What do you think is going to happen to the celery?” “Why?” “How?”

Return to the celery after several hours to note any changes. Discuss further. Ask them: “What do you see that happened?” “ How do you think it happened?” “What can we assume?” “What does this tell us about plants?”

(Standards: Scientific Inquiry/ Life Science – Demonstrates knowledge related to living things and their environment; Language
and Literacy/Vocabulary – describes what objects are used for and is able to express ideas (e.g., names some colors,
shapes and says full name)

• Letter Garden – Plant a class letter garden using some or all of the following plants or seeds:
A – avocado
B – beans
C – carrot seeds
D – daisy
E – egg plant
F – flower
G – garlic
H – huckleberry
I – iceburg lettuce
J – jasmine
K – kale
L – lima beans
M – melons
N – create a noise maker to keep the birds away
O – okra
P – pineapple Q – use a quilt in the winter to keep plants warm during cold nights
R – radish
S – squash
T – tomatoes
U – an umbrella for the shade plants
V – violets
W – watermelon
X – use your x-ray vision to make sure plants are well cared for (binoculars, magnifying glasses)
Y – yukon potatoes
Z – zinnias

• Allow children to plant, grow and harvest any fruit or flowers. During this project, teachers can share the many and various needs of plants, types of plants, why some survived better than others and the climate. This garden can vary in size from a terrarium or window box to a large plot of soil on school property depending on the needs and resources available.

(Standards: Physical Development/Fine Motor- coordinates the use of hands and fingers; Scientific Inquiry/Exploration and Discovery – demonstrates the use of simple tools and equipment for observing and investigating)

• Rainbow Graph – Provide children with a small cup with approximately 20 color candies or cereal pieces (e.g., M&Ms, Skittles, Fruit Loops) and one sheet of plain paper. Ask the children to sort candies or cereal into groups based on their color. Teacher may say, “I would like you to pick out all the green pieces and put them in a row on your paper.” Children would pick out the green candies or cereal pieces and place them in a row. Teacher will continue the process until the children have sorted all the colors on their paper. Talk with the children about the different colors of candy or cereal and compare them to the colors in Planting a Rainbow book.

Ask the children to count all of the yellow pieces and then direct them to eat one piece from the yellow row. Ask the children to recount their pieces and share how many yellow pieces they now have. Here are some suggested comments or questions:  “Let’s count the yellow ones. How many do you have?”

“Eat one of the yellow pieces. Now how many do you have?” “Doy ou have more or less?” “Is 4 more than 3?” etc.

(Standards: Language and Literacy/Vocabulary – describes what objects are used for and is able to express ideas (e.g., names some colors, shapes and says full name; Mathematical Thinking/Measurement and Data – Participates in sorting and data collection)

2019 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! January 28 – February 1, 2019 Supporting Book List:
• Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert
• The Magnificent Sunflower, by Lee Haydn Straight
• The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle
• The Carrot Seed, By Ruth Krauss
• Isabella’s Garden, by Glenda Millard
• Ten Read Apples, by Pat Hutchins
• If You Plant a Seed, by Kadir Nelson
• Flower Garden, by Eve Bunting

 

Breakfast With Santa Is Coming To Town

Breakfast With Santa Is Coming To Town

This is a FREE event for children in the community to visit with the big guy in the red suit, who brings good cheer and fun activities to local children in need.

Presented by the St. Lucie Mets, children are treated to an awesome all-you-can-eat breakfast, they decorate holiday cookies, make Christmas cards, and go home with photos of themselves with Santa.

There are few things more gratifying than to watch a child’s face light up with joy and wondrous excitement — particularly children served by New Horizons and other area agencies assisting youth who have experienced trauma, loss and other hardships. If they have a family, often resources are stretched thin to take care of medical bills, housing and special services. Too often, Christmas festivities are just not an option.

The goal for New Horizons is to help children create wholesome memories that will last a lifetime.

 

 

Sheriff Commendations

Sheriff Commendations

Congratulations to Allison Goldsmith from Fairlawn Elementary who was recognized by the Sheriff for her quick action in coming to the aid of her fellow classmate and to the members of the School Security Work Group, a collaborative team working to support safe schools.
Allison Goldsmith (7:48)
School Security Work Group (39:20)

 

Awards Ceremony

Stream Begins at 10:30 A.M.

Posted by St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Carmen Ortiz, Risk Management Specialist for St. Lucie Public Schools, bears the distinction of this year’s Outstanding Risk Manager in the Employer category. The news came at the 7th annual IN TOUCH Excellence Awards Gala.

The award recognizes outstanding performance in the workers’ compensation industry. “I’m just so honored,” said Ortiz. “I love what I do.  I work with a wonderful team, and I’m able to focus my energies on helping people.  When they come to me, they have questions and I want to instill confidence in them knowing that I’m there to help.”

Ortiz began her career in risk management nine years ago as a safety specialist and has worked in her current role for the past five years.  According to Susan Carver, Director of Risk Management for the District, “Carmen exemplifies the values the District holds as paramount for service and professionalism. She demonstrates outstanding commitment, shows care in working with individuals, and understands the importance of quality and timely customer service.”

The Excellence Awards were created established by IN TOUCH as a platform on which to recognize the best-of-the-best performance of professionals working within the workers’ compensation industry through a nomination process resulting in a formal awards celebration.

Physicians, providers of health services, and others in the workers compensation industry are formally recognized by IN TOUCH.  Colleagues, clients, and others submit nominations based on outstanding performance, excellence in customer service, and field-of-work expertise.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Local Airport – A Great Landing for Skilled Trades

Local Airport – A Great Landing for Skilled Trades

Exciting projects are underway at St. Lucie County’s Airport. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and others participated in a groundbreaking event for the MRO (Maintenance, Rehab, and Overhaul) Hangar.  This facility will have the capability to house full-size jetliners for maintenance and overhaul — very positive for our county and for students working toward aligned industry certifications.

County MRO Hangar Facts

  • The last new commercial construction at the airport was two manufacturing buildings on Industrial 33rd in 1980. The last new building constructed by the County was Fire Station 4 in 2008. The last new hangar was constructed by our fixed base operator in 2008 – a 12,000 sq. foot aircraft storage hangar.
  • The hangar and site has been carefully designed to house a 737 or A320 and an Embraer 175 undergoing maintenance activities at the same time.
  • The hangar will be the 2nd tallest structure on the airport at 59.5 feet – the tallest being the Air Traffic Control Tower at over 60 feet. It will feature over 32,000 sq. /ft. of space including more than 27,000 sq. /ft. of hangar area, 3,000 square feet of office space, 1,600 square feet of shops space, and a 600 sq. /ft. fire room. The adjacent apron is large (150 ft. x 190 ft) and a perfect complement to the hangar.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median salary for an aircraft mechanic is over $60k per year.
Palm Pointe Middle School Escape Room Event

Palm Pointe Middle School Escape Room Event

Students and families at Palm Pointe Educational Research School came out to participate in an Escape Room Event.  This event was designed to allow students to work together in solving various academic tasks that led them to clues.  These clues revealed special codes to lock boxes that revealed their next tasks.  Escape room tasks included different types of government systems, FSA Mathematical questions, language and editing tasks, and research on the inventions of Benjamin Franklin.  Students had to use black lights and QR codes to assist them in revealing the correct answers.  Both students and families had a terrific time trying to escape their rooms by completing the challenges set for them.  Additionally, this event was tied to a reading gamification students are participating in based off of the novel, The Eureka Key by Sarah Thomson.

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

Carmen Ortiz, Risk Management Specialist for St. Lucie Public Schools, bears the distinction of this year’s Outstanding Risk Manager in the Employer category. The news came at the 7th annual IN TOUCH Excellence Awards Gala.

The award recognizes outstanding performance in the workers’ compensation industry. “I’m just so honored,” said Ortiz. “I love what I do.  I work with a wonderful team, and I’m able to focus my energies on helping people.  When they come to me, they have questions and I want to instill confidence in them knowing that I’m there to help.”

Ortiz began her career in risk management nine years ago as a safety specialist and has worked in her current role for the past five years.  According to Susan Carver, Director of Risk Management for the District, “Carmen exemplifies the values the District holds as paramount for service and professionalism. She demonstrates outstanding commitment, shows care in working with individuals, and understands the importance of quality and timely customer service.”

The Excellence Awards were created established by IN TOUCH as a platform on which to recognize the best-of-the-best performance of professionals working within the workers’ compensation industry through a nomination process resulting in a formal awards celebration.

Physicians, providers of health services, and others in the workers compensation industry are formally recognized by IN TOUCH.  Colleagues, clients, and others submit nominations based on outstanding performance, excellence in customer service, and field-of-work expertise.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Student Art, 3D, Photography, and Video Contest

Student Art, 3D, Photography, and Video Contest

RULES, GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS

STUDENTS PARTICIPATING MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
THEME: All artwork, 3D sculptures, photographs or video should focus on the corner-stones of representative government, Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society and how these rights ensure “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.“

Artwork needs to be on colored construction paper or white/colored poster board, no larger than 22 x 28 inches. Only original artwork from individual students will be considered. Cutouts from news or media publications are not permitted and will disqualify the entry! Please clearly print your full name, school grade, name of teacher (for contact purposes) and name of school on the back of your artwork.

3D sculptures may be submitted in any medium, but should not be larger than 12 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 18 inches high, and should not weigh more than 20 pounds.

Photographs must be taken by the student. Photographs may not be larger than 11 x 14 inches. Photographs may be enhanced, edited or photoshopped. Please attach all photos to colored construction paper or white/colored poster board, no larger than 22 x 28 inches along with a type written summary in a large print font attached to the front of the poster board. Please also attach an unedited 4 inch by 6 inch reference copy of the original unedited photograph to the front or back. Also, the student is free to decorate the poster board, but it should not be the primary focus of the submission.

Videos submitted must be either a 30 second public service announcement, or an informational piece not exceeding 2 minutes in length with focus on the Law Day theme. Students will provide a copy of the video on either a CD/DVD or thumb drive.

All submissions are the property of the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library. Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, technical use of the materials chosen and how well the theme is incorporated into the work. Please be sure to include the student’s name and contact information with their submission or it may be disqualified.

 

Submissions must be delivered to the Rupert J. Smith Law Library located at: 221South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida, 34950 between Monday through Thurs-day: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (772) 462-2370.
Entries must be turned in no later than March 22, 2019.
Award winners will receive their prize and certificate during an award ceremony held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 beginning at 5:00pm at the Paula A. Lewis Branch Library, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Please join us in celebration of Law Day. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions about Law Day 2019 rules & guidelines? Please call Kim A. Cunzo, Esq.:(772) 409-4353.

 

Law Day 2019 – Final Revision – Rules

Harbor Place Color Guard

Harbor Place Color Guard

On Friday November 9, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented our nation’s colors for a Veterans Day ceremony at the independent and assisted living retirement community Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie.

Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as state guard, and Cadet Private First- Class Emma Lewiston as National Guard.

Members of the community were thankful to have a color guard present for the duration of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

 

Port St. Lucie Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion in Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

Port St. Lucie Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion in Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday November 11, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. All cadets who attended demonstrated reverence and gratitude towards veterans and those we lost. Overall, the ceremony was a great learning experience for cadets, and students were moved by various speeches given by known members of our community.

The guests included in the pictures below are Gregg Mann with his Jack Ivy Detachment 666 Marine Corps League, Mayor Gregory J. Oravec, Vincent LaValle from Air Force Sergeants Association Elmer Andrews Chapter 56, and Thomas Matteo, United States Marine Corps Veteran.

The Lions Club Donates to Mariposa Elementary

The Lions Club Donates to Mariposa Elementary

Mariposa Elementary 2nd grade students received the generous donation of free dictionaries from The Lions Club.

The students love their dictionaries, and they are putting them to good use. Thank you for such a useful and appreciated donation.

      

Palm Pointe Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Palm Pointe Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Palm Pointe students and parents really enjoyed our Fall Book Fair.  The theme this year is the Enchanted Forest.  Many dedicated parent volunteers gave of their time and talents to transform our the Media Center into a magical land filled with books and surprises.  Gnomes, fairies, and unicorns were hiding around every corner.  The fair ran from November the 5th through November the 15th.

 

PSLHS Jaguar Battalion Honors Veterans by Presenting the Colors at St. Andrews

PSLHS Jaguar Battalion Honors Veterans by Presenting the Colors at St. Andrews

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion had the honor of presenting the colors to pay homage to veterans at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church located at 295 SW Prima Vista Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Pastor David Dangerfield appreciated the Port St. High School Jaguar Battalion coming out and displaying their professionalism in drill and ceremony along with bringing the attitude of patriotism and service to his congregation.

The color guard was commanded by Cadet Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon-Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Major Joleen Kalinowski as State Flag Bearer, Cadet Second Lieutenant Justin Locklar as Right Guard and Cadet Sergeant Joseph Locklar as Left Guard. 

Thirteen! The Musical – Lincoln Park Academy Theater

Thirteen! The Musical – Lincoln Park Academy Theater

The first weekend of November, Lincoln Park Academy Theater presented 13! The Musical.

Over the course of seven months, the students worked diligently to learn a plethora of lines, harmonies, and choreography that resulted in an immensely fun and honest performance and a close family bond between cast and crew. This heartwarming show of friendship and morals brought the audience to their feet in applause. It’s safe to say, this hilarious piece of theater was a tremendous toe-tapping success!

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes the arrival of an innovative mobile classroom scheduled to stop by four school sites so students, teachers, and community members can discover how hundreds of K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools are effectively incorporating virtual reality into their lesson plans and curriculum. On Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, the zSpace bus rolls into town with its virtual stations set up and ready for use.

 

Students and teachers are using zSpace to globally transform education with hundreds of thousands of students using the technology in their classrooms and labs for STEM learning. Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

 

zSpace enables fearless learning. Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit – medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers.

 

zSpace Schedule

Date Time School Address
November 29, 2018 8 AM – 10 AM Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther Lane

Fort Pierce, FL 34947

November 29, 2018 Noon – 2:30 PM Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 2250 S. Jenkins Road

Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

       
November 30, 2018 9 AM – 11 AM Oak Hammock K-8 1251 S.W. California Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

November 30, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM Windmill Point Elementary 700 Darwin Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes the arrival of an innovative mobile classroom scheduled to stop by four school sites so students, teachers, and community members can discover how hundreds of K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools are effectively incorporating virtual reality into their lesson plans and curriculum. On Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, the zSpace bus rolls into town with its virtual stations set up and ready for use.

 

Students and teachers are using zSpace to globally transform education with hundreds of thousands of students using the technology in their classrooms and labs for STEM learning. Students can dissect organs, dive into volcanoes and more – all in a virtual reality world. No headsets are required, just simple 3D glasses so students and teachers can work collaboratively.

 

zSpace enables fearless learning. Students learn by trying and doing without the fear of breaking materials, spilling chemicals, making a wrong incision or blowing up a circuit – medical students and doctors can even practice surgeries and organ dissections without the messiness of working on real cadavers.

 

zSpace Schedule

Date Time School Address
November 29, 2018 8 AM – 10 AM Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther Lane

Fort Pierce, FL 34947

November 29, 2018 Noon – 2:30 PM Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 2250 S. Jenkins Road

Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

       
November 30, 2018 9 AM – 11 AM Oak Hammock K-8 1251 S.W. California Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

November 30, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM Windmill Point Elementary 700 Darwin Blvd.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked 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. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.