Dwyer High School Drill Meet

Dwyer High School Drill Meet

The Port St. Lucie High School’s Drill Team competed in the W. T. Dwyer High School Drill Meet on Saturday February 3rd.  Competing in platoon, squad, and exhibition drill and winning in several categories, the Jaguars placed in the top three. The Jaguars will continue to practice for their next meet at Seminole Ridge High School Drill meet.

Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle student-athletes showed their team and community spirit by working together to lend helping hands to assist others in putting up shutters and aiding in other pre-storm preparations.  Athletes from the football, basketball, baseball, and soccer teams worked with their coaches to help others prepare for Irma.

After a full day doing something nice for others, the young gentlemen received a kindness in return.  Golden Corral in St. Lucie West honored them with discount for lunch!!!

Eagles Color Guard

Eagles Color Guard

St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles are proud partners in the community.  The high school’s JROTC Color Guard participated in the opening ceremonies of the Port Saint Lucie Athletic League (PSLAA) Jamboree on Saturday, August 25th.

Pictured carrying the American Flag is Cadet Julian Ortiz, carrying the Navy Flag is Cadet Damien Cooper, the Left Rifleman is Cadet Alek Yatushkevech, and the Right Rifleman is Cadet Dominic Casiano.

Eagle Scout Project Directly Impacts Students At Mosaic Digital Academy!

Eagle Scout Project Directly Impacts Students At Mosaic Digital Academy!

Congratulations to Adam Morgan (11th Grader) at Mosaic Digital Academy for earning the prestigious Eagle Scout accomplishment! As a full time public virtual school student, Adam served on Mosaic Digital Academy’s School Advisory Council and kept up with his online courses as well as his dual enrollment coursework. Serving on the School Advisory Council provided Adam with a keen understanding of not only the successes of our school program, but he also came to know some of the struggles students sometimes experience when separated from their peers as they school from home. Knowing that students at Mosaic Digital Academy can attend live classes on campus, Adam got to thinking that maybe his Eagle Scout project could bring his classmates together to make them feel less isolated. Adam approached Principal Ziemba after a School Advisory Council meeting in March 2019 and asked what kind of project ideas she might have that could positively impact the student body at Mosaic Digital Academy. After much brainstorming, Principal Ziemba and Adam Morgan settled on a set of hands-on experiences that students would engage in while on campus. These hands-on experiences are organized in 25 “Project boxes” and are intended for students of all ages and designed to encourage students to build, experiment, and collaborate as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. On November 4, 2019,  Adam presented Principal Ziemba with the 25 Project boxes and introduced students to the projects. The response to the project boxes was super positive and students look forward to more opportunities to come together to enjoy the hands-on experiences with their peers. Adam Morgan was recognized at the December 10th School Board Meeting and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Principal Ziemba. Thank you, Adam Morgan, for choosing to give back to your school and for making such a big impact in your community through your Eagle Scout Project!!

Eagles’ Nest – Enrollment Opportunities

Eagles’ Nest – Enrollment Opportunities

Enrollment Opportunities are available at Eagles’ Nest Preschool located on the campus of SLW Centennial High School.

1485 SW Cashmere Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 344-4460
(772) 344-4446

At Eagles’ Nest Preschool our goal is to provide an enriching and safe learning environment that is filled with motivating experiences so that all children will develop a strong foundation on which to build future educational success.

Eagles’ Nest Preschool is accredited by:

*NAEYC- National Association for the Education of Young Children

*Gold Seal Quality of Care from DCF

 

Eagles Sign Letters of Intent

Eagles Sign Letters of Intent

George Bento and Nepoleon Pringle, two of St. Lucie West Centennial senior football players, signed letters of intent to play football at the next level.  Congratulations, Eagles!

George Bento: Palmetto Prep Academy (Columbia, South Carolina)
Nepoleon Pringle: Independence Community College (Kansas)

 

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The field of Early Childhood Education includes teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and others who assist young children in education and development. Specific responsibilities vary based on the job and the age of the children.  Hands-on learning allows students to explore this career field and work with young children in educational facilities. (Fort Pierce Central High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Earn and Learn

Earn and Learn

The School Board recognized the following students who won calendar and poster art contests from the Florida Council on Economic Education:

Jayden Carey – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary

Jata Kahn – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary

Jennavie Porteous – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School

Gracious Ianniccheri – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School

The students used art to express economic concepts such as trade, savings, entrepreneur, and more. Students also presented Board Members with a Florida Council on Economic Education calendar in which Jayden’s artwork was displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Earning reading points can be rewarding for students

Fifth grade students Adriana Edmond, Julia Pacek, and Jakiah Webb in Christy Nuccio’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary are enjoying ice cream sundaes for earning reading points. Students at F. K. Sweet are all involved in the Scholastic Counts program and are enjoying reading, testing, and earning points. Teachers may set individual or class goals for students.

ECET2 Conference Celebrates Quality Teachers

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A select group of teacher leaders have been invited to participate in a two-day conference event Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2).  This is the second annual ECET2 conference brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation.

Event organizers Didi Campbell, Allison Barajas, and Natasha Rodriguez explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.

This year’s invitation-only conference begins on Friday, May 13th at 6:00 PM in Fort Pierce at the historic City Hall.  It continues on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 AM with a full day of professional break-out sessions at the St. Lucie Public Schools District Office.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

 

ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead

ECET2 – Grow, Collaborate, Lead


The second annual ECET2 conference was brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation. ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Event organizers explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network and build professional relationships with like-minded educators.

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Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Training

Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Training

Social studies and ELA educators from St. Lucie participated in the Echoes and Reflections Holocaust training.  The training was provided by the Holocaust Task Force organized by Linda Medvin, Director of the FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.  The engaging presentation was lead by Stephanie McMahon Kaye from Yad Vashem.

“I found this training to be an eye opening and engaging experience. I am excited to implement the curriculum side by side with the language arts department at the end of the school year. I truly feel that the students will gain a greater understanding of the tragedy that was the Holocaust. At times emotional, this powerful presentation left me with a sense of my importance as an educator and a responsibility to share with my students.”

-Rebecca Dumont (Dan McCarty Middle School)

 

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Economics Award

Economics Award

For 38 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom. Frances K. Sweet is proud to have Mrs. Alice Parks win 1st Place in the Econ 101 Category.

 

Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

Ed Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Education Foundation of St. Lucie County awarded over 60 scholarships to graduating seniors at the Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Night.

Congratulations to our seniors who are attending colleges and universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Berkley College of Music, Boston University, Citadel, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Johnson and Whales, New York Film Academy, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, University of West Florida.

 

Ed Foundation Gala

Ed Foundation Gala

Thank you, St. Lucie Education Foundation! The 17th Annual Evening for Education Fundraising event at the Pelican Yacht Club was a great success.
 
The Education Foundation believes that public education is essential to the well-being of our community, and its mission is “to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.”