Dr. Seuss on the loose at Mariposa Elementary

Dr. Seuss on the loose at Mariposa Elementary

To honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss, students in Lisa Green’s second grade class at Mariposa Elementary School invited parents to read stories created by the famous author. When the parents arrived , the students were very surprised to see one of the parents dressed as The Cat in the Hat.  His costume made the celebration come alive. The day turned out to be a great success as the students listened, read, and shared their projects on Dr. Seuss with their classmates and visitors. Parent Robert Harrod is pictured reading as The Cat in the Hat.
Dr. Vigianno Visits MSE and Brings Body Systems to “Life”!

Dr. Vigianno Visits MSE and Brings Body Systems to “Life”!

 

Fifth grade students at Morningside Elementary learned all about body systems with hands-on activities including viewing how air expands real pig lungs, touching and seeing real animal organs, and learning where all the inner body systems are located.  Finally, the students were shown how by tapping on the body, they could tell whether the body part was solid or hollow.  The head sounded hollow much to the students’ surprise!

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Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting / Illustrative Design

Drafting is the act of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or is to be constructed.  Also known as “technical drawing,” it is essential in industry and engineering for communicating ideas using common symbols, perspectives, units of measure, and page layout.   This type of drawing is extremely precise vs. the forms of expressive drawing known as “visual arts.” Individuals who choose a career in Drafting and Illustrative Design work in construction, architecture, and engineering.  (Lincoln Park Academy, Port St. Lucie High School)
Drive for Education

Drive for Education

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Drive for Education

Drive for Education at PSLHS

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.

 

Driving project takes the prize at Allapattah Flats showcase

Driving project takes the prize at Allapattah Flats showcase

Four students from Russel Bolig’s civics class earn first place in the Allapattah Flats K8 Project Citizen showcase. The winning project Driving Miss Daisy, discussed the topic of placing driving restrictions on drivers 70 and older. Nathan Hinkley, Brianna Cumberbatch, Janeliz Torres and Laura Carvalho presented a convincing case as to why they thought these restrictions would be beneficial to society. The two top projects advanced to the district Project Citizen Showcase held at Samuel Gaines Academy. Russell Bolig, Nathan Hinkley and Brianna Cumberbatch take a moment after the school event to show off their winning project. Congratulations to all!

Drones Take Flight to Support Education Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – An innovative partnership that has been in development for several months is literally taking off on Wednesday, May 11 at Adams Arena in Fort Pierce as middle school students compete for top honors by navigating drones through a maze.  In a joint venture with the Treasure Coast Research Park, AT&T, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), 18 drones were donated to support inquiry programs at Dan McCarty Middle School, Samuel S. Gaines K – 8 Academy, and West Gate K – 8 School.

Benefits of this skill development opportunity include students’ ability to write code, program, and operate drones.  According to Paul Reif, science instructional support specialist for SLPS, “This partnership provides students with an amazing opportunity to explore aeronautical technologies and the wide range of applications drones have for agriculture, engineering, tourism, and so much more.”

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent lauds the program for the opportunities it provides students to venture into career pathways leading to industry certifications and post-secondary credits.  “Innovative programs such as these provide our students opportunities to collaborate and challenge their thinking to support their future readiness.”

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.

 

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.