Fort Pierce Westwood High School junior Helga Vega, a 17-year old junior in the Marine Oceanographic Academy, has been named the Florida Department of Education Distinguished Sunshine State Scholar for St. Lucie County for the 2011-2012 school year. Pictured, from the recent school board meeting where Ms. Vega was recognized, are, from left, Westwood High…Details
Rivers Edge Elementary School leadership class students visited a local nursing home to spread some joy for the holidays. They sang carols, and served punch and cookies, along with distributing gifts to all the residents. The students were encouraged to chat with the residents and left with stories, full hearts and a few new friends! …Details
Students in fifth and seventh grades in St. Lucie County Public Schools will continue this school year with a program begun last year with Vaccine Gene Therapy Institute called Saturdays with Scientists. Approximately 200 students will meet with the VGTI scientists at three different high schools during the school year to work on real scienitific…Details
The holiday season is usually thought of as a magical time, full of opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends, and a time for giving to others. In keeping with that theme, Floresta Elementary School students participated in the fifth annual 2011 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Students from K-5…Details
Students in Fairlawn Elementary kindergarten classes recently visited St. Lucie County’s Central Fire Station. The students toured the fire station and explored the fire trucks. Some children were able to spray a real fire hose! Pictured is kindergartner Mason Cohen and a new friend.
Northport K-8 students welcomed two St. Lucie County School Board members recently to discuss the school boards views on the issue of homelessness in St. Lucie County. The students heard much information about the issue for their seventh grade required Project Citizen research class. Pictured is school board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, who along with board…Details
Staff from the Hobe Sound Nature Center recently visited the fifth grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition and did a presentation on animal adaptations and food webs. They demonstrated with their Birds of Prey animal collection. The students got to dissect owl pellets. The discussion showed the different things that were…Details
First and second grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition enjoy shopping for books in the library in the Rocket Reader Store. Students can use 20 rocket fuel dollars to purchase books in the store. This is for all students in grades K-8 and is open different days for different age groups. Pictured, from left,…Details
Third grade students in Janet Baraniak’s class performed a readers theater during Bayshore Elementary’s Barnes and Noble Bookfair and Family Day. Alicia Roberts, left, and Thomas Papakalodoukas act out a scene from The True Story of Kamishiba.
Bayshore Elementary School students in third, fourth and fifth grade are participating in the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards Program. This is a statewide program that is designed to motivate students to read high interest, contemporary literature. Pictured is Cassandra Fess’ third grade student Sergio Miranda showing off the sunshine he earned after reading Beastologist.