Students in Andrea Logue’s fifth grade class at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts combined science and engineering as they learned how and why scientists identify a control. In this STEM lesson they generated hypotheses and tested them by filtering pond water through filters they designed and built in teams. Following three trials with their filter, the students analyzed and compared results with other teams of scientists. Pictured, from left, are Wilfrance Jean-Baptiste, Moya Badawi, and Mayleene Nimblette.
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.
From left to right: Mr. Allen Osteen (Rotary Club Member), Cyndiana Edmond, and Mr. Stanley Edmond (Father)
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club recognized LPA Senior Cyndiana Edmond as the “Student of the Month” for February at a luncheon held at the Pelican Club on February 25, 2016. Cyndiana was acknowledged for her accomplishments and presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift card. Cyndiana also had the opportunity to meet Rotary Club members and share her high school experiences and community involvement.
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club established this recognition in honor of US Army Captain Adam P. Snyder who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2007. Captain Snyder was a Fort Pierce native and graduate of Lincoln Park Academy.
Students from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy’s Allied Health and Health Unit Coordinator Program participated in their first clinical training for the year. These students are pursuing an industry certification in either Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC). This group is led by Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Montgomery and Ms. Danielle Garcia (CHUC).
Fort Pierce Westwood High School culinary arts students prepared and served a holiday themed hot buffet lunch to school and district leaders recently at the district offices. The lunch was sponsored by St. Lucie Education Foundation executive director Jim McKenzie, who was pleased with the quality of the meal and service. Chef Maureen Greenberg assisted the students who cooked, baked, transported, plated, served, decorated, and cleared the lunch. Pictured, from left, are Ciara May, Alexis Lloyd, Blanca Morales, Joseph Noble, Joseph Gilmore, Eric Smith, Ken Adams, Jeron Evans, Jose Garcia and Jamal Laing. The students handled the crowd with efficiency and grace as they fed more than 60 people in less than one hour.
Today our teachers wore supportive t-shirts and cheered the students on as they headed to their classes to take the Algebra II FSA Exam. Panther spirit is alive and well at FPWHS!
From left to right: Mr. Session, Mr. Woltjen, Mrs. Phillips-Hill, Mrs. Harris, Ms. Woods, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Latortue, Mrs. Frazier, Mr. Weicks, Mr. Neil, Ms. Cuevas
Cadet Diana Soto was recently awarded the “Pushed to My Max” Award for displaying exceptional physical courage during the 5k Team Run at the Port St. Lucie JROTC Raider meet last weekend. Diana is a member of the Elite Westwood Raider Team. She was congratulated in front of her JROTC class by her instructor, CSM Federico Dottin, and Westwood Raider Team Co-Captains Brandon Payen and Nathan Andrews. The Westwood Raiders took first place in the fitness challenge, second in the Tire Flip and Rope Bridge and were the 3rd Place Mixed Team overall. The Panther Battalion will host the next Raider meet on Saturday, October 29th.
ART MUNDO downtown Fort Pierce has a beautiful collection of amazing artistic talent of our St. Lucie County Public School high school students. Artwork is on display until May 4 and all are invited to vote for the People’s Choice award recipient.
Fort Pierce Westwood has ten on display from our own student artists Chelsea Merville, Carlos Succes, Kimberly Laguerre, Tatyana Alfred, Liliana Aquilar, Kirsten Bighom, Jarred Carver, Alex Burns, J.J. Hale, Jacques Julceus.
We are proud to announce that one of our seniors, Tatyana Alfred, has won the distinction of the Director’s Choice award. This award is for the one piece of artwork that stands out among all of the other submissions. Not only did Tatyana win but this is her second year winning this distinction. We are told that her painting has sold.
Thank you to our Art teacher, Ms. Conklin, for all you do for our artistic talent on campus.
The Speaker’s Bureau for November included Fort Pierce City Commissioner Reggie Sessions and FPWHS Assistant Principal Dominick Clayton. The Bureau is organized by Dr. Donna Mills.
A member of the Fort Pierce High School wrestling team placed fourth in recent regional competition and is advancing to state competition. Pictured, from left, is Jarvis Gamble, district champion in the 195-pound weight class who is now preparing for the statewide meet, Coach Michael Torres, and Errol Pottinger, district champion in the 120-pound weight class.
Fort Pierce Westwood was this quarter’s highlight location for the Chamber of Commerce Education and Business Committee Breakfast. Principal John Lynch and a team of Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors shared the innovative learning opportunities in which students participate.
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Mr. Jesus Rivera recorded and edited the holiday greeting for Fort Pierce Westwood this year. Faculty, staff and students sang to Feliz Navidad and Mr. Rivera created a video to highlight the best (or worst) of our campus talent. Please visit the following link to view our holiday greetings for you and your families. Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season.
WFLM 104.5 radio station has selected our student – Tiara Evans as their Young Superstar of the week. This
selection is based upon academic grades, primarily A and B ratings. She has earned $50 cash, along with name and school recognition announced during broadcasting.
Nicole Thomas, a senior at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, received a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant from the National Future Farmers Association (FFA) for a Breeding gilt (a female pig that has not yet given birth). Nicole applied for the grant because she is starting to breed gilt’s for the local FFA and 4-H. She hopes to provide a service to 4-H and FFA students to be able to purchase their show pigs from a local breeder for the County Fair.
The $1,000.00 grant that she received will offset the funds associated with breeding and the purchase of a farrowing crate that the pig will be placed in when it is time for her to have her piglets.
Nicole is the first person in Florida to be interviewed by Matt Brechwald from Off Farm Income Podcast for FFA. She is also the only FFA member in Florida to be selected to receive a SAE grant.
Celestine Dorsey, a local teacher from Fort Pierce Westwood High school, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 21 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.
Celestine Dorsey will participate in a workshop entitled “Forever Wild, The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” The one-week program will be held twice this summer in Upstate New York at Camp Huntington, the first “Great Camp” of the Adirondacks, now owned and operated by SUNY Cortland. The program will be directed by Drs. Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets of SUNY Cortland’s History Department.
The 72 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
To learn about this and other NEH Landmarks Workshops being offered this summer, visit http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs. The approximately 1,512 teachers who participate in these programs will teach more than 189,000 American students the following year.
Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, the W.E.S.T. Prep Magnet’s Brittany Shoun along with Westwood Administration and District CTE Program Specialists met with local veterinarians and veterinary technicians to plan hands-on labs for the Westwood Vet Assisting students. The Veterinary Assisting facility is revamping the surgical suite and laboratory areas. Pictured from left is Assistant Principal Leslie Taylor, Veterinary Assisting Instructor Brittany Shoun, Dr Cindy Wasserman, Jessica Hawkins, Dr.
Brett Adams, Principal Joe Lezeau and Meri Hall. Not pictured is Tessa Wines, Lei’Nitia Robinson and Dana Caputo.
Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary students were at the St. Lucie International Airport on October 5th to support in the arrival of a plane from Puerto Rico carrying animals in need of homes and care. The veterinary students along with their teacher, Whitney Uribe, helped to unload the animals from the plane, unload them from their carriers for examination, as well as support the veterinarian with their examinations. That support included completing paperwork, getting the medication requested by the vet ready, as well as the vaccines as requested by the vet.
The students earned volunteer hours as well as invaluable experience working along with the community of people involved in the support and rescue of animals in need. The following students were part of the tremendous response from our community: Maria Zuniga, Alejandra Russelburg, Alexis Mecham, Logan Ankiel, Amanda Birch, Unique Rosario, Sabrina Cardenas, Noah Ortiz, Grace Ramos, Otis Ward, and Hannah Mitchelltree. #fpwpantherpride #moalife1 @fpwhs
Well done, Panthers! We are very proud of you.
The news did an article on the rescue effort of the community for these animals. It can be found here at this link.
Fort Pierce Westwood’s Tuesday Leadership Club (TLC) met for their first 2017/18 service project. TLC members stuffed 50 donated backpacks with school supplies for Panther students in need. TLC is a student driven group which develops positive leadership and characteristics to enhance themselves, their school and their community at large.
The students involved with this service project are Trey Doilvien, Kenneshia Murriel, Matilde Mendez, Vanessa Vazquez, Kristina Thomas, Alvin Paschal, and Pharah St. Louis. Well done, Panthers! #fpwpantherpride #moalife1 @fpwhs
FortifyFL – a new safety app is LIVE. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or www.getfortifyfl.com. The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to spread the word about this new app and the opportunity it affords users for yet another enhancement to the See Something, Say Something safety and security measures. Students, educators, parents, and community members in the District now have opportunities to anonymously report through the new FortifyFL app, its See Something Say Something predecessor on the St. Lucie Public Schools app, and through Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers.
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 update information or make changes directly by logging into the Skylert parent portal.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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.