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).
Mariposa Elementary celebrated “Empowerment” which is a Social and Emotional Learning theme. Third grade teacher Ms. Mikki Watson is with Tajmore Cooper, Lauren Rocha, Rosalyn Lesesne, Jaden Salazar-Taveras, Anthony Narducci, Blake McKoy, Cooper Yates, Justin Garcia, Ariana Albuquerque, Jocelyn Erwin, Macy Bierbach, and Tanner Feick. Everyone pictured is wearing yellow to celebrate empowerment.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, Lincoln Park Academy Middle School students participated in the annual Commitment to Graduate “C2G” ceremony. This ceremony reminds students of the caring adults who support them and why they are in school, which is to graduate!
After the students shook Mr. Sanabria’s hand, signed a graduate silhouette, and received a keepsake to commemorate the celebration.
This is their declaration that they are their commitment to graduate from high school. Their commitment silhouette will be proudly displayed on campus.
Great job, Greyhounds!
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2019
Contact: Lydia Martin
The Giving Concert Benefits Students in St. Lucie County
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The eighth annual Giving Concert is planned for Thursday, October 17th at Ft. Pierce Central High School’s Auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need.
Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item (Chef Boyardee products are suggested) donation. The concert will feature choruses from Allapattah Flats K-8, Dan McCarty Middle School, Forest Grove Middle School, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Lincoln Park Academy and Port St. Lucie High School
For more information about the Giving Concert, contact Dr. Rolanda Jones at Rolanda.email@example.com .
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 91.8 percent. As a high ranked 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.
Lincoln Park Academy elected new middle school officers on Friday, September 27th. Candidates campaigned throughout the week, garnering votes for the election. Middle school students voted in their social studies classroom after listening to candidates speeches during the morning announcements.
The winners are:
President Emma Rizzo
Vice President Amani Mohd
Secretary Camille Annos
Treasurer Alexis Bentinganan
Historian Kanosha Hartwell
Public Relations Carmela Bustamante
The TCHS Boys Bowling Team placed 6th out of 15 teams at the Kegel Bowling Center Tournament! The Kegel Training Center offers bowling training and is where many Bowling pros offer their expertise to young, aspiring bowlers. TCHS had the highest score for the St Lucie District!
Weatherbee staff and students wore yellow and caught the wave to empowerment on Friday, September 27th. Each class designed a surfboard illustrating ways they feel empowered or can empower others. Weatherbee’s motto this year is “Catch the Wave to Success” and the surfboards tie into that theme.
Sixth grade students enjoyed an engaging, positive, and busy time at Southport’s annual Student Retreat. This year the Marlins and the Bobcats each had their own day for students to participate. There were activities and games throughout each day, as well as small group discussions where students learned about each other’s likes and dislikes.
The day began in the gym and students were later split into small groups with adult team leaders to take part in various team building activities. In Building Bridges, students held PVC pipes to make a bridge for their team members to walk across. The students had to continue to build the bridge in front of the person walking across it without letting them fall. The Giant Jenga game had motivational messages on the blocks for important topics such as respect, self-esteem, and anti-bullying.
In addition to writing motivational letters to themselves, students received Palanca letters at the end of their day. These hand written letters of encouragement from teachers, staff, and family members are a very powerful and emotional part of the Retreat. The goal of the retreat is to foster student connections with Southport faculty and staff, and encourage individual emotional development, a positive self-image, and empathy among sixth grade students.
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Treasure Coast Senior Ryan Lu as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. As a talented High School Senior, Ryan has an opportunity to continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Ryan must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of competition. Pictured with Ryan are Treasure Coast teachers Mr. Hall (left) and Mr. Maxwell (right).
Over 100 Dads attended this annual event. Dads and students enjoyed a healthy breakfast while Mr. Chambers provided words of encouragement.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Port Saint Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion conducted their first car wash of the year. Approximately 30 cadets from the program volunteered to wash cars from 8A.M. to 12P.M. Money raised at the carwash went towards the Raider team and miscellaneous JROTC activities/events. This was a fun event that brought the cadets out to the community and helped to teach the cadets the value of teamwork and communication. Overall the event had a great turnout and was full of positive energy throughout the day.
The middle school art program, under the instruction of Mrs. Susan Wessel, studied the work of Mark Jenkins, who is an installation artist from Washington D.C. Students created sculptural pieces resembling Jenkin’s work. Artists used packaging tape to construct the life size sculptures. They planned their sculpture’s location and purpose throughout the campus including the buddy bench, school library, common areas, and school garden. The Palm Pointe artists’ objective was to make their fellow students stop, look and think about the art they see. It is so exciting to see the impact the sculptures are having around campus. Artists definitely met their objective.
During the month of September, Palm Pointe students participated in social emotional learning (SEL) activities, discussions, and community circles focused around the theme of Empowerment. On Friday, September 27th, students and staff wore yellow to show that they support the empowerment of others. Empowerment is defined as, “…the belief that people, and more specifically our youth, have the ability to implement positive change in their own lives and the lives of others, and contribute to something larger than themselves.” When we promote empowerment we can cultivate each others’ ability to share their gifts, talents, and abilities, and develop their voices that will allow them to flourish today and in the future. We know the students of today will be the leaders of tomorrow and that their voices for positive change will be heard.
Fairlawn Elementary students represented the Bahamas by wearing either the colors of the flag (gold, black, and aqua) or the actual flag itself. The students were thrilled to continue the support for Hurricane Dorian relief. All together the students raised over $670 dollars.
Fort Pierce Central’s Allied Health students participated in a guest speaker presentation by Indian River State College (IRSC) arranged by Ms. Barbera Charles. IRSC representatives discussed multiple career options in healthcare, along with criteria for enrollment. Students gained meaningful knowledge for continuing opportunities beyond high school.
Morningside staff and students enjoyed a morning of bowling to support the Big Brother Big Sister Event held at Superplay USA on Saturday, September 21st.
Pictured is the winning team for the Sunshine Kitchen Scholarship Cook Off. Congratulations to Evelyn Miranda from Treasure Coast High School and Jorge Carrillo from Indian River State College. Their winning creation was a delicious lemon honey mustard buer blanc chicken with sautéed vegetables. Congratulations!
In Mrs. Clarke’s eighth grade Earth and Space Science class, students apply knowledge they have acquired about atomic theory to create models of atoms using marshmallows and toothpicks! Students had to select an element of their choice form the periodic table, identify and calculate the amount of subatomic particles, select specific colors of marshmallows for each particle and create the atomic nucleus with orbiting electrons likened to the Bohr model. The best part of course was in the end when they got to enjoy them as a tasty treat!