The Samuel Gaines Academy soccer team competed at the recent district tournament at Fort Pierce Central High School. The Colts proudly represented their school as they shut out two of their opponents on their way to the semi-finals for a second straight year. Led by Captains Jesus Gil, Pablo Luna, and Gustavo Salgado, the Colts were eliminated just one…Details
Gaines Academy kindergartners recently went on a field trip to Fire Station # 1 in Fort Pierce. Pictured are Luis Guerrero-Rivas and Alejandro Cano from Jennifer Denise’s class exploring Engine # 1, getting the feel of what it would be like to have a career as a fireman.
Gaines Academy cheerleaders and student council members participated in the Sights and Sounds Parade on Second Street in Fort Pierce recently, and despite the rain fun was had by all. Pictured from left are Taylor Peebles, Storm Santana, A’Treyanna Moore, Principal Carolyn Wilkins, and Asia Jones.
Northport K-8 third graders in Melanie Polascak’s class wrote letters to veterans to commemorate Veteran’s Day. The teacher and students discussed bravery, Americanism, patriotism and the love of America. After the class discussions, Ms. Polascak and her students decided to extend their efforts and work with the Red Cross Holiday Mail For Heroes program and get…Details
Community leaders, businesses, and churches recently joined forces to ensure that children and their families could share a meal this past Thanksgiving. Meals were distributed from Garden City Early Learning Academy to 1207 families, feeding approximately 5,400 individuals. Making the event possible were The Roundtable of Saint Lucie County, Kids at Hope, Garden City Early Learning Academy, Calvary…Details
Fifth grade students in Donald Logue’s science class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School, pictured from left Ethan Yarberry, Taylor Roop, and Ciara Ackenbrack, can explain all about the various body systems, such as digestive, skeletal, resipiratory, and circulatory. Each student created a poster with original drawings and explained the work of that system on…Details
Fifth grade student China Whitehead from Christy Nuccio’s class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School recently won second prize for her essay on the Statue of Liberty. The local VFW sponsored the contest open to all fifth grade students in St. Lucie County.
Students Everett Braynen, Isabelle Storck, and Rita Ahmed from Jodie Steele’s fifth grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School are pointing out their completed poster projects on the Everglades. Students researched information of the past and present conditions of the Everglades, and offered suggestions that might lead to restoration in the future.
Carey Schott, art teacher at F.K. Sweet Elementary School, has been busy teaching third grade students the differences between warm and cool colors. After finishing their paintings, students then cut them into strips and wove patterns creating a totally different look. From left, Jonathan Tan, Jayla Flagg, Morgan Busby, and Stoney Braynen are pleased with…Details
The Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Raider Team finished the season strong by “surviving” the recent annual Raider campout. The Jaguar Battalion Raider team spent a hardy night out at Camp Ah-Ba-Lu-Fa in Fort Pierce. Throughout the over night campout, the Raiders exhibited their mastery of survival sills. On the first day, the primary…Details