The Windmill Point Elementary School Relay for Life Committee organized a cancer walk to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Shown walking are fifth grade students, from left, Savannah Morlock, Isabella Castillo, and Kiara Santos.
The teachers of Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts took time to work at the McDonalds Restaurant on Delaware Avenue as a fundraiser for the school. Teachers worked from 4 to 7 PM, with all proceeds going to the school. Pictured, from left, are third grade teacher Kelly Gersh, and guidance counselor Angela Flynn learning to take customer orders. A special thanks to the management and staff of this McDonalds for making this an enjoyable and profitable experience for the school.
Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts’ new VPK students prepare for their first performance as part of the annual Holiday Spectacular. The students danced the “Penguin Dance” while the junior band played “I’m a Little Penguin”, written by sixth grade student Jessica Lopez.
Fort Pierce Central JROTC Cobra Battalion hosted its annual Angel Tree project which reaches out to the community and gives assistance to many families in the area who are struggling in today’s economy. Annually the Cobra Battalion help put smiles on children’s faces for Christmas and gives them something positive to remember. Mr. Todd Smith the school Principal and Mr. Arthur Jamison one of FPC’s Assistant Principal’s attended the special event. The Angel Tree Project consists of Cadets and School Staff and several organizations such as Cheyne Family Chiropractic which helped make this event a great success with their contributions to the angel tree. Cadets, Faculty and local families volunteered to buy the gifts for the children, and gifts were giving to Children’s home society and to local children, who don’t have a home or who has not yet been adopted. This Article was written by the FPC Battalion Public Affairs Officer, Cadet Captain Gene Moore Jr.
The annual Giving Tree program at Rivers Edge Elementary made the season a little brighter for six local organizations. Each grade group decorates a tree and collects gifts and much needed items for a chosen organization. Represented this year were the Humane Society, Castle, Care-Net, Quantum House, Sarah’s Kitchen and the U.S. Military. Pictured is Lt.Col. Cavallaro from the Air Force and Johann Robey from Melinda White’s fifth grade class presenting their gifts. Each organization had a representative that explained their organization and what it meant to them to receive such an outpouring from our students and families. Music teacher Amy Martinkovic lead the students in Christmas Carols and Levear Andrews read The Giving Tree. Lessons about giving were cheerfully learned by all.
Thanks to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8058, students had the opportunity to enter an essay contest and win cash prizes. Students who enter can win at various levels, excel to the national competition, and possibly win $30,000 and a free trip to Washington D.C. Voice of Democracy is the theme of these essays. This year, the prompt asked, “Is there pride in serving in our military?” Cadet Sergeant Kayla Figueroa, left, and cadet PFC Courtney Neve, both from Port St. Lucie High JROTC, placed first and second respectively. Sergeant Figueroa earned $250.00 and a gold medal, and PFC Neve won $150.00 and a silver medal. The cadets greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this contest hosted by VFW Post 8058. Pict
Morningside Elementary fifth grade students Grace Kukielka,
Kaylyn Redway, Emily Walker, and Janelys Ojeda show off their musical talents
while performing during the “Around the World at Christmas Time” program.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion held its second quarter Outstanding Cadet Board recently. The Outstanding Cadet Board is a competition between cadets on two different levels. One level contains junior cadets, and the other is comprised of the program’s NCO corps. Throughout the competition, the cadets are asked various questions pertaining to JROTC, the Army, the JROTC curriculum, and current events. The winners of the board were cadet Private First Class Zhane Simmonds, pictured right, and cadet Sergeant Arlene Mabry. Congratulations to the two cadets, and good luck to cadets during the third Outstanding Cadet Board!
Morningside Elementary students Vyanna Prendergast, Ethan
Hernandez, Lisette Peralta, Skyler Crocker-Hanna, and Jessica Moore from
Katherine Robinson’s fourth grade class show off their new books they purchased at the school’s book fair.
A third grade class at Osceola Magnet School in Vero Beach adopted HeatherNesbitt’s first grade classroom for a “give back” Christmas. The Osceola students all wrote two letters, wrapped a book and tied a holiday pencil on each package. It was truly amazing to watch the students open their gifts, read their letters and get really excited about a new book! As part of a writing lesson, GCELA students wrote thank you letters to the Osceola Magnet School students.
On the last day of school prior to winter break, Floresta Elementary School students participated in the Positive Behavior Support Chance Opportunities to Win. Students used their Dolphin Dollars to purchase opportunities to win a variety of great prizes to reinforce and reward students for making good choices. Floresta t-shirts, class pizza parties, lunch with a friend on stage, and tickets to Lion Country Safari, Chuck E. Cheese, and Super-Play, were just a sampling of the items that were donated and awarded to the following student winners: Mallory Sweitzer, Alon Batista, Ella Nunnaly, Tyler Parchment, Austin Fowler, Dylan Shaver, Anthony Martins, Keeshawn Robinson, Lena Shingeldecker, Abigail Coker, Jonathan Nunez, Celine Leger, Angie Denvall, Xavier Long, Taylor Lovejoy, Shellby Garron, Yaisa Valencia-Argueta, Bella Gadio, and Javon Perkins. From our Floresta family to yours, “Have a wonderful, safe, and restful Holiday Season!”
Northport K-8 middle grades science instructor and science fair program leader,
Dr. Laura Woodworth, escorted groups of students through the school science fair
exhibits recently. The exhibits are a culmination of the school based science
fair programming. The program is an authentic assessment of classroom learning
and an excellent demonstration of student knowledge of science in action. Dr.
Woodworth monitored student learning using critique charts and journaling as
students considered how graphs were utilized to reveal trends in data, how to
identify variables in experiments, and made suggestions for possible
improvements in student research and how to better the experiment and the
Northport K-8 instructors are pleased to begin literary instruction in a new
and fresh arena for 2012. Northport teachers Jennifer Babcock Carey and Deb
Mock completed a grant to begin work on a literacy plaza, an outdoor classroom
setting for Northport K-8 School. Instructor Valerie Niewieroski
began work hand painting the four seasons display which will include literary
quotes to inspire young students to read. The literacy plaza will be completed
on January 21 and an Open House will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Pictured from left are instructors, Juliette Thelusma, Jill Staggs, Jennifer
Gomez, Carissa Provencher, Valerie Niewieroski, LynneGruszka and Judy Fowler.
Fifth grade students at St. Lucie Elementary have been working on many science lab projects this year. Warren Wiley, Pedro Escobedo, and Salvador Leon in Leigh Bretherick’s class are shown working on an assignment using tools that represent different bird beaks and the types of food they would be able to eat.
Bayshore Elementary School kindergarten students participated in Snowman Day. Zachary Comperchio (left) and Katheryn Arguelles (right) from Nicole Alvigi’s kindergarten class work to create a pattern necklace.
Bayshore Elementary School students participated in a PBS winter raffle. Students earn jazzy cash by showing their SPOTS! They were able to purchase raffle tickets to try and win a basketball, camera, art set, ripstik skateboard or a twister game. Zachary De Aguiar (left) and Camber Adams (right) put their raffle tickets into the bags.
Bayshore Elementary School pre-K students in Greta Wester’s class had a guest reader. Students were excited when Michael J. Lannon, Superintendent of St. Lucie County Schools, stopped by to support literacy and read to the students.
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.
Bayshore Elementary kindergarten student Lukas Siminski gets ready for the holiday show. Lukas was dressed as an elf during Bayshore’s Rock ‘n Roll Holiday Show.
Twenty students were invited to attend this game based on the highest amount of sales for the Fall Fundraiser. Pictured are students Samuel McKay, Jada Dawkins, Rayahah Goodso-Stone, Corban Hampe, James Spaulding, Joshua Thibodeau, Elizabeth Korpon, Ally Opolin, Kyle Dutton, Brandon Meadows, Krystal Dakson, Antonio Williams, Joshua Villalobos, Evan Delgado and Wiley Willis