Students at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently enjoyed an after school dance sponsored by the PBS Team. The proceeds from the dance will be used to purchase award items for each classroom teacher. This conga line is enjoying one of many different kinds of dances.
F.K. Sweet fourth grade students enjoyed a gorgeous Saturday in St. Augustine to relive and experience history. The day included Castillo de San Marcos, Spanish Hospital, free time on St. George Street, an hour trolley ride through the historic district, and the Old Florida Museum. The students were also treated to a reenactment of a canon fired by the “Spanish”.
Three students from Frances K. Sweet Elementary were excited after participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. spelling bee at C. A. Moore Elementary. Pictured, from left, are Ajeya Adams, Kamion Williams, and Christian Yoder. Since Ajeya is just a fourth grader, she says she’s going to come back next year and win.
Fourth grade students at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School celebrated their hard work on the recent FCAT Writes test with an ice cream party provided by the school’s PTO. Pictured is Katriel Budwah enjoying her reward.
Students in Stacey Johnson’s third grade gifted class at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School proudly display their mummy and sarcophagus projects created during a study of the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Pictured, from left, are Jacob Andreacchio, Alexis McEwen, and Quinn Stephenson.
F. K. Sweet Elementary fifth grade science Donald Logue gives students last minute tips and instructions before Joey Yannucci, left, and Ethan Yarberry launch their rocket. The highlight of the entire year for fifth grade students is always rocket launch day when they are given an opportunity to demonstrate the power of their self designed plastic bottle rockets.
Students in Barbara Whellams third grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently rolled coins and counted bills totaling over $300.00. The money will be awarded to the St. Lucie County Humane Society to help defray costs of feeding homeless animals currently in their shelter. “Pennies for Pets” is a yearly tradition and children begin in August bringing in loose change, allowance money, and many times part of their birthday and holiday monies, to fill the two large pink piggy banks. Pictured, from left, Justin Adrian, Morgan Busby, and Kayla Ceaser are having fun during a math lesson counting and rolling money.
F. K. Sweet Elementary second grade students Lion Belcher, left, and Chandler Miller, are anxiously awaiting Santa’s visit to the school a little early. The school’s student council sponsored its annual Breakfast with Santa, and there was a large turnout. Parents and students enjoyed breakfast and crafts and then the long anticipated visit and picture with Santa.
Fifth graders at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School got an in depth look inside the ear. Students enjoyed a lesson presented by Joe Mutter from Mutter’s Hearing Center on the anatomy of the ear and the benefits of taking steps now to prevent hearing loss later in life. In this picture, Mr. Mutter is showing students Allaysia Miller’s auditory canal and eardrum. Students also took hearing tests and experienced what life would be like with moderate hearing loss.
Fifth grade students in Donald Logue’s science class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School recently completed an investigation to determine which objects would create the biggest impact crater when dropped from a height of one meter. Students used two different types of marbles and one piece of sandstone as their variables. Students first found the mass, then the volume, and finally the density of the objects to use as a basis for their hypothesis. Then students measured the width and depth of each crater and found the average size after three trials of each object. Pictured, from left, are Nate Baker, Justice Anderson, and Lance Fleschner.
Captain Citrus visited F.K. Sweet Elementary to inform second graders about the importance of the citrus industry and the healthful benefits of Florida’s orange juice and other citrus products. Students Mya Baptiste, pictured right, and Trevor Gill won gift cards for correctly answering questions asked by Captain Citrus.
Frances K. Sweet Elementary School third graders are busily working on math. They all participated a Math-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The students happily completed their Funbooks knowing that they were doing the math for a good cause.
Brett Adams, owner and veterinarian of Midway Veterinary Hospital, visited Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary to speak with students about Pet Awareness Week. Students learned about the basics of taking care of their pets and what types of animals are good pets to have. Featured in the photograph are Brett Adams and his daughter, Brooke Adams, acting as his assistant.
F.K. Sweet students from grades kindergarten through fifth participated in a three day cheer camp held by Lincoln Park Academy varsity cheerleaders. The students were taught cheers, jumps, and dances. Students ended camp with a performance at the high school varsity basketball half-time show.
Jar’Breanna Frierson and Samuel Villalobos from Dorian Newbern’s first grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary are busy creating their own gingerbread houses. Students were allowed to express their creativity and decorate the outside to suit their own tastes.
Students in Marla Liberatore’s third grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School recently sang to their grandparents in honor of Grandparents Day. The boys and girls created cards and small gifts to present to their grandparents as well. Grandparents are invited to the school for lunch on September 7th to see the videos and receive their gifts.
Recently third grade students in Barbara Whellams’ class at F.K. Sweet Elementary celebrated with a how-to event. Students were given a how-to book of their choice to read. Upon completion, students were asked to write down the directions sequentially and in their own words. Kayla Jungjohan, Julian Nunez, and Ajeya Adams take a break to enjoy punch and snacks before getting back to work.
Students in Cara Ackenbrack’s third grade class at F. K. Sweet Elementary, have been doing a unit of study on penguins. They concluded this unit by making “Pet Penguins” out of recycled soda bottles. Each child painted their own pet penguin, named it and wrote an imaginative narrative story that included both themselves and their new pet. Pictured from left, are Samia Ahmed, Madison Hendry, Adriana Varn, and Donavyn Jackson.
It’s no wonder why brothers, fourth grade student Grayson, left, and second grade student Noah DiBernardo, have earned Star Reader shirts from the Media Center at Frances K. Sweet Elementary. They obviously practice reading as much as they can. Star Reader shirts are awarded to students who show academic growth on the SRI test or is already reading above grade level.
Students in Nardi Routten’s fourth grade class at F.K. Sweet Elementary School presented a check for over $500 to the mosquito control and marine and coastal management services to buy a sensor machine to help track sea turtles at the February 14, 2012 St. Lucie County School Board meeting. The students had entered into the Disney Planet Challenge. The local environmental issue they focused on was the restoration of marine habitats with a focus on sea turtles. Their activities included beach clean-ups, planting and measuring various species of mangroves, seining and water testing. The students also wrote a book about two baby sea turtles struggling to get back to their ocean home. Their story is based on research about specific species of sea turtles. The books have been selling for $5-$6 each, and proceeds from the sale of the books were represented by the mock check. Pictured, behind the students in the back row, from left, are F. K. Sweet Elementary principal Juanita Wright and assistant principal Kisha Bellande-Hinds, County Commissioner Tod Mowery, Mosquito Control Coordinator John Tucker, Deputy Superintendent Sandy Wolfe, and School Board chairman Carol Hilson.