Forest Grove Middle School students recently traveled to Medieval Times in Kissimmee, FL for a day of information, entertainment and lunch. Students viewed medieval artifacts and then watched medieval games, sword-fighting, and jousting while feasting on a hearty lunch. Shown in the photo are participants from FGMS.
Education Foundation, St. Lucie County will be hosting a celebrity softball game to raise money for public school teachers and students.
The game will feature an all-star lineup of St. Lucie County firefighters vs. St. Lucie County public school educators.
The first annual All-Star Softball game will be at First Data Field on May 12. Activities will begin at 3 p.m. with a variety of sponsors and vendors who support education. The softball game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a St. Lucie Mets game at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks after the game.
“We’re excited to bring St. Lucie County fans the first annual softball game between local firefighters and educators,” said Thom Jones, president of the Education Foundation. “The money we raise from the game will be used to fund student scholarships and provide grants to public school teachers.”
St. Lucie County Public Schools, St. Lucie Fire District, St. Lucie Mets and the Education Foundation have teamed up to create this fun and exciting new event.
“We hope the community will come out and support this event,” said county Fire Chief Nate Spera. “The more money we raise, the more that will be available to fund scholarships for our students and to help teachers with classroom expenses.”
Education Foundation, St. Lucie was created in 1990, to support the St. Lucie County School Board. Its mission is to advance public K-12 education through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.
It sprang from legislation that was passed in 1984 allowing school districts to create local foundations to raise money for programs to support students, teachers and public schools. Since its beginning, Education Foundation, St. Lucie, has provided millions of dollars in student scholarships and teacher grants. The grants allow educators to increase and create opportunities for student success by providing the funds to support innovative teaching methods and programs.
Education Foundation, St. Lucie is a community wide organization. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or supporter, contact Jones at 772-429-5505 or visit www.efslc.org.
On April 26th at 6PM, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Change of Command ceremony. Relieving the current Battalion Commander of his duty c/LTC Travis Cetin welcomes c/LTC Veronika Patti to command and led the Battalion on a successful path.
Pictured below is Mr. Jerry Earley as the Commander performing the tradition of “Passing of the Colors.” The Change of Command is a simple, traditional event that is rich with symbolism and heritage. The distinguished guest for the ceremony was Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro, of the Port St. Lucie Police Department.
Mrs. Ciufo’s and Ms. Rovendro’s 4th Grade classes are participating in an embryology program with the 4H Club and we are incubating eggs in our classrooms. It will take 21 days for the eggs to hatch.
“Candling” the chicken eggs is the way that you visually inspect the development and integrity of each egg using a bright beam of light. In the past, when there was no electricity, farmers used a candle to check the egg. Now we use flashlights!
Southport’s Heart & Sole team had a fabulous time as they completed their 2018 Girls on the Run 5K this past weekend. After completing a 10-week course, you could see the sense of accomplishment as the girls made it through to the finish line alongside their running buddy.
Heart & Sole is a transformational physical activity based program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. “The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event.”
A special thank you to the running buddies, teachers, parents and community members, who ran along with the girls and cheered them on throughout the 3.1 mile run.
Ms. Cirocco’s Geometry Class is creating roller coasters! The students are finally in the building stages of the framework and some are even starting to put the tracks on! .
The purpose of the project is to bring science and math from the classroom into the real world. Class discussions have been about how the engineers and builders have to create a design and then build.
Get your tickets for another amazing show brought to you by the students in Mr. AJ Quinn’s Drama Department.
Shrek JR The Musical is about everyone’s favorite ogre leading the way to adventures to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Southport students can use their Cane Cash and $3 to see the In School Shows on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The public performances will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, 2018 at the Southport Middle School Cafetorium. Doors open at 6:30PM for Friday’s 7:00PM performance and Saturday’s show begins at 2:00PM, with doors opening at 1:30PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost is $6.
It is the pleasure of Northport, in partnership with Giveback2kids, Inc. to invite our students to a special banquet at the Port Saint Lucie Community Center at 2195 Airoso Blvd. on Monday evening May 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. These students were selected throughout the year to represent kindness, good citizenship, leadership, growth and maturity and perhaps for being an overcomer!
We thank our community partners, David Gornitzky and James Monds who make up the Giveback2kids, Inc. partnership for hosting this special evening.
Our Northport Giveback2kids for the 2017-18 school year are:
These are wonderful children who have given their best to Northport this year!
It is the pleasure of Northport to announce our Young Authors “Best in the School” representatives. Each school in SLPS is allowed a specific number of students to represent their school. Northport was able to choose only SEVEN books from our entire school population of student writers.
Emmanuel Serpas Funes
The SLPS Young Author celebration is Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 -11:30 am at Oak Hammock K-8. Author Lois McGuire will speak.
Continue to encourage your children to write with joy and abandon! This is how they develop courage to be good writers.
Northport eighth grade drama students are working and learning from IRSC drama students and having a good conversation with college president, Dr. Massey. Thanks Mrs. Barajas for getting our students involved! ❤
Seventh and eighth grade students in Northstars STEM class are working on finishing their PLTW Medical Detectives unit ending in a “murder mystery.” Students have calculated time of death, dusted for prints, analyzed hair samples, and compared shoe-print patterns among other things to determine which suspects they would question. Today students interrogated their suspects. Next, students will act as lawyers, judge and jury to determine the guilt of one of the fictitious suspects.
Students in these classes have learned a great deal about the human body, as well as the methods that doctors and criminal investigators use to solve many kinds of medical mysteries.
Second Lieutenant, Army Ranger, Xiovani Guanill dedicated his 53rd parachute jump to NPK* students. Xiovani attended school at Northport and graduated from our Landsharks team. He was just a regular funny kid with a sarcastic and witty sense of humor. Xiovani Guanill wanted in some way to make his parents proud because he grew up with his mom in a wheelchair. He floated around a little then joined the United States Army. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He even visited Northport children one time and his helmet still had Iraqi sand in it. He pushed and trained and persevered in the face of many dangers. Today, Xiovani is an officer and an Army Ranger who has been all over the world. He wants to make sure that the children understand that it was hard work and perseverance that enabled him to accomplish his goals. JUMP #53 to the children of Northport…. OORAH! Much love and thanks to Xiovani for being a great role model.
Child Nutrition Services was invited to Village Green Environmental Studies School by the Kindergarten class to assist in the harvesting and cleaning of radishes grown by the students in the school garden.
After the harvest, the students participated in a kitchen tour given by Ms. Deanna Kinder, cafeteria manager, including a stop by the freezer!
Ms. Dawn Davila showed students how to wash and trim the radishes and explained how the roots bring nutrients to the plant to help it grow into the food we eat.
After the harvest and kitchen tour, students enjoyed a farm to school salad which included, lettuce from Belle Glade, cherry tomatoes from Boca Raton, zucchini from Indiantown and freshly harvested school grown radishes!
A yummy time was had by all!
Are you interested in increasing your use of technology in your classroom to help engage students? The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to provide Online Learning Pathways that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. If you would like to learn to use Microsoft tools to enhance your classroom, then choose the online learning pathway that best meets your needs. We offer a beginner, intermediate and advanced track. Pathways open in May and close July 20th. Register online via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com
Northport is a very lucky school, and our children are well thought of throughout our community. One of our community partners, First Baptist Church of Port Saint Lucie or 1 PSL Church, collaborated with another Northport community partner, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie, to bring a fabulous summer reading program to our students. Both churches have collected books at each service since February. The total books collected by both community churches is over 2,468 for VPK – 8. ⛪ ❤ 😃 🌞 📚 Both churches have taken the school and the children under their wings to make sure that the kids and teachers in their own community are well cared for and books are in the hands of children over the summer.
Pictured are congregation members from 1 PSL Church, Ben Rowell, Children’s Pastor Danny Martinez, Youth Pastor Stephanie Sakowski, Jean Lindo , Linda Grego and Ruby Daniels. The Northport Summer Reading Program “Faith In Literacy” is well underway and students will select their free take home summer reading books beginning next week.
Many thanks and much 💘 ❤ 💘 to our church partners! Stay tuned for more pictures of this tremendous undertaking by both churches.
Come join us for REE’s Third Annual Spring Musical “Willy Wonka Kids”
Location: Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts
Date: Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Both Days)
Tickets are $10 adult (ages 16+), $7 student (to age 15), children 3 and under are free
We hope you can join us for this sweet show!
Northport student, Carl Schumacher and his teacher, Jennifer Carey, would like us all to help celebrate the month of May as Better Speech and Hearing month. It would mean alot to acknowledge the difficult work accomplished by students with speech or hearing difficulties. ❤ ❤ 😃 🌞 ❤ 👂 👂 The teacher rocks!
Principal Jamison is proud to announce that Senior Shantal Mitchell of Performance Based Preparatory Academy placed first in the High School Division of the Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest.
Shantal aspires to attend Florida A&M University in the fall, and this accolade will will serve as a positive addition to her resume.
Northport eighth graders Lily Swantic and Rebekah Papsidero from Andrew Mackenzie’s history class will participate in the state of Florida History Fair in Tallahassee this weekend. The girl’s project was titled “Asylum Reform of 1840.”
Congratulations to our girls and best wishes ❤
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) just announced yet another enhancement to the See Something, Say Something safety and security measures. SLPS has added an emergency alert button to the St. Lucie Public Schools app. The app is FREE for everyone and is available in your favorite app store. The added feature allows users to submit anonymous tips to school and district officials anytime, anywhere.
The new app feature comes on the heels of a comprehensive review of security and safety measures on school campuses. “The ability to include mass texting software support for instantly relaying information to authorities is valuable to the overall safety of students and staff. Our Board remains committed to the continued security enhancements of our schools,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.
To keep parents and guardians informed, SLPS will continue to use the School Messenger robo-call system as a means of communicating via phone calls, emails, and text messages to mobile devices. To support timely and accurate reporting, the District encourages parents and guardians to make sure their contact information is up-to-date. If families have had a phone number or address change or are not receiving calls from their child’s school or the District, contact the school’s data specialist to make changes or make changes directly by logging into the Skylert parent portal.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.