FPCHS Presents The Music Man

FPCHS Presents The Music Man

Fort Pierce Central presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 PM; Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Tickets are available at the Fort Pierce Central High School Box Office. For more information, contact 772-468-5888 or email lst0122@stlucieschools.org.

The Fort Pierce Central Theatre Department, which is located at 4101 South 25th Street in Fort Pierce, Florida, performs mystery dinner theatre, fall, and spring productions for the public. As International Thespian Troupe #4618, Fort Pierce Central participates and has earned, Best in Show and Superior Ratings in theatrical competitions at the District and State levels.

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FPCHS Students Use Drone Technology For Safety

FPCHS Students Use Drone Technology For Safety

Fort Pierce Central High School students use drone technology to keep fellow students safe.

Students in Fort Pierce Central High School’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University program are working in collaboration with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. These amazing students are using drone technology to improve safety on our campus. This is an ongoing project and we are excited to see the next phase. Thank you to WPTV for featuring these wonderful students! Central Can!

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/fort-pierce/students-use-drone-technology-to-keep-fellow-students-safe

FPCHS – The Art Space

FPCHS – The Art Space

This exhibit showcases the work of the Creative Photography students from Fort Pierce Central High School. The school added photography courses four years ago, and in that time Heather Blackmon-Gordon’s students have grown in both skill and scope. With photography as their commonality, they search for their own creative style and vision.

The students have spent the last few months documenting, critiquing and reflecting on physical and mental places in their lives. The photographs are of people and places, with a focus on utilizing lighting to portray moods. Many of the photos are pieces of seniors’ portfolios that they are submitting to visual arts colleges and universities for Portfolio Day, or to the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition.

 

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FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

Fort Pierce Central High School’s Wrestling Team won its first Regional Wrestling Title since 1995. The 3A Region 3 Champs qualified 11 athletes for the state tournament. That is the most qualifiers in school’s 49-year history, and it ties for the most in St. Lucie County History.  Coach Seidel said, “It’s well deserved for the athletes that put their blood, sweat, and tears into it.  I am so proud of what they have accomplished so far.”  The Cobras will travel to the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL on Friday and Saturday for the state tournament. Go Cobras!

Pictured:  Kevin Finn, Jacob Fleitas, Jared Fleitas, Anthony Gibson, Cameron Golden, Lance Harris, Isaiah Herrington, Ryan Hester, Berlens Jean- Louis, Henry Jones, Steven Krantz, Zaine Parlor, Russell Raabe, Travon Ross, Head Coach Seidel, Assistant Coach Rocky, Coach Martinez, Coach George, Coach Glenn

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

Fort Pierce Central’s Culinary Academy and administration feed the football team!

Not only do culinary students gain hospitality experience and volunteer hours while supporting our football team but they were also visited by Brandon Parks, FPC Culinary Academy graduate (farthest left in picture). Brandon is currently attending Valencia College in Orlando and just landed a job with Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant as a 2nd line cook! Disney hired him based on his work experiences in the Cobra Cafe and the St. Lucie CookOff (winning team member) as he never worked in the restaurant industry.

Congratulations, Brandon Parks! Go Cobras!

FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

On Tuesday, October 4, The National Theatre for Children came to our school and performed for our K-2 students. They performed an energy show sponsored by FPL titled Captain Wattage. Captain Wattage solved the mystery about who was stealing energy. (It was Vivica Voltage!) The boys and girls (and teachers) loved it!

FPMSA 5th Grade Scientists at Work

FPMSA 5th Grade Scientists at Work

Students in Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade classes at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts used a variety of science tools to measure length, temperature, mass, force, volume, and time. They had a great time and learned firsthand how scientists measure in the real world!

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Animal Adaptations

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Animal Adaptations

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Logue’s science class at FPMSA explored how when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

Students had 10 seconds to pick up as many beans as possible. They discovered that they picked up more beans of the color that contrasted with the paper they were on. The beans similar in color to the paper represented the animals that have a better chance of survival due to the physical adaptation of camouflage.

Pictured are Jarvis Jerger and Cindy Hernandez

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Chemical Reactions

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore Chemical Reactions

Students in Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade science class at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts investigated four different chemical reactions during a class lab.  Students were able to describe the basic physical properties of matter, make careful observations, and identify common signals that a chemical reaction had occurred including a color change, an endothermic reaction, an exothermic reaction, and a gas release.

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore the Food Chain

FPMSA Fifth Grade Scientists Explore the Food Chain

Mrs. Logue’s fifth grade students at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts got to take a closer look at the food chain earlier this week as they dissected owl pellets to discover what prey the owl had consumed. Students had a great time and even got to take the bones they found home with them when they finished!

 

FPMSA Fifth Graders Work as Marine Biologists in Science Class

FPMSA Fifth Graders Work as Marine Biologists in Science Class

Students in Mrs. Logue’s science classes got to be marine biologists last week in science class! Students “captured” a sea turtle and had to collect data on the turtle including its species, weight, straight carapace length and width, and curved carapace length and width.

Students also had to assess the turtle’s overall health condition and decide if the turtle was healthy enough for release or if or needed to be sent to rehab.

The students enjoyed being able to work like real scientists and learned a lot about Florida’s sea turtles! Thank you to Inwater Research Group for making this experience possible for our students!

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FPMSA FSA Fun

FPMSA FSA Fun

Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts 7th grade students had some fun with FSA math review.  Students used beach balls with problems written on them to practice circumference and area of circles.

FPMSA Proudly Welcomes Guests from South Africa

FPMSA Proudly Welcomes Guests from South Africa

Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts fourth and fifth graders were pleased to host special guests from South Africa on Friday, March 18.

The South Africa team shared about the culture, wildlife, economy, and schools of South Africa. Students enjoyed this opportunity to learn about another culture and even sang and danced!

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FPW Cadet Unique Rosario Awarded Heroism Award

FPW Cadet Unique Rosario Awarded Heroism Award

In a recent Medal of Heroism Ceremony hosted by Westwood High School Panther Battalion, Cadet First Sergeant Unique Rosario received the prestigious Medal of Heroism award. Unique leaped into a river after Hurricane Hermine to save a young boy who had fallen out of his family’s raft. She risked her life thinking only of that young boy and his safety. Unique Rosario is the epitome of heroism, and the Panther Battalion was proud to honor her with this award.

FPW Teachers Attend LDC Conference

FPW Teachers Attend LDC Conference

Transforming Teacher Practice and Student Learning in Florida

 “Such a wonderful workshop: just enough talk, just enough collaboration, perfect atmosphere!”

These words sum up the experience of nearly 50 educators from Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas who gathered in Orlando last month for The LDC Workshop: Transforming Teacher Practice and Student Learning. Designed as an introduction to LDC, the three-day workshop gave teachers, administrators, and instructional leaders at the state and district levels the opportunity to learn about the LDC Framework, design their own modules, and collaborate with their colleagues around literacy instruction.

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FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Westwood is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

“We’re honored by this recognition and are proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Principal Joseph Lezeau. “We’re committed to continuing to provide our female students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a more diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Fort Pierce Westwood has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in Program history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of AP computer science in high schools. AP computer science course participation increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented minority students taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses contributes to gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and drives innovation, creativity, and competition. According to UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women; in North America and Western Europe, it’s just 32%. Research shows women are more likely to pursue computer science if they’re given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Westwood is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

“We’re honored by this recognition and are proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Principal Joseph Lezeau. “We’re committed to continuing to provide our female students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a more diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Fort Pierce Westwood has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in Program history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of AP computer science in high schools. AP computer science course participation increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented minority students taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses contributes to gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and drives innovation, creativity, and competition. According to UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women; in North America and Western Europe, it’s just 32%. Research shows women are more likely to pursue computer science if they’re given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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