Wildcats are Authors

Wildcats are Authors

Students at White City Elementary wrote and published their own books for Young Authors. Every student started with an idea, narrowed the focus and wrote a story. After editing and revising their work, the students published their work, including illustrations, in a Bare Book. Four students’ books were chosen as representatives from each grade level. Pictured are the 24 representatives with their certificates and medals.

 

White City Wildcats are Roaring Readers!

White City Wildcats are Roaring Readers!

White City Wildcats are roaring readers! They took on the Action 100 program with amazing ambition and the results show their success. Students read at least one hour every school day and 30 minutes on non school days. The program was completed with the fidelity of steps being recorded daily and ongoing conferencing throughout the year. Congratulations to all!
 

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White City Students Explore Science

White City Students Explore Science

Students in Mr. Lewis’s class were building  circuits.  They were given batteries, copper wire and a light bulb and had to figure out how to use the materials to make a connection.
Also, students were experimenting using M&M’s with the question “would all of the colors merge or separate”?

 

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White City Recognizes Top Staff of 2015-16

White City Recognizes Top Staff of 2015-16

White City Elementary School 2015 Employee Recognition goes to:

Shawn Lewis, Teacher of the Year; Gabrielle Gross, School Related Employee of the Year; Dawn Dukes, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year; and Alyssa FitzGerald, Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year.

White City Recognizes Students of the Month

White City Recognizes Students of the Month

On Friday February 25, 2016,  White City Elementary recognized students for the character trait of the month: Perseverance.  When you persevere, you continue trying to do your best even though something is difficult.

Wildcats, we are so very proud of you and know you will continue to do great things!

 

White City Learns Electrical Safety

White City Learns Electrical Safety

The kindergarten classes at White City Elementary have been studying community helpers. To culminate their units, students were visited by Leland Karlson, a Fort Pierce Utilities Authority employee. Mr. Karlson visited each classroom, and explained the dangers of playing with kites by electrical wires. He also told the students that they should report any wires that are on the ground to an adult and not touch them. Mr. Karlson brought with him a giant display. Students were able to see up close the dangers of playing on or around power lines.

White City Kindergarteners Discover Turtles

White City Kindergarteners Discover Turtles

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Kindergarten students at White City Elementary dove deep to extend their learning of sea turtles. Students in Mr. Capozzoli’s science resource classes discussed traits of a sea turtle, measured length of a turtle model, and examined models for damage caused by humans. Our kindergarten students are “surfing to excellence.”

White City First Graders Learns about Fire Safety

White City First Graders Learns about Fire Safety

“First Grade students at White City Elementary learned all about Fire Safety from the Fire Safety Trailer. ​Among other things, students were trained on what to do in an emergency, how to prevent fires, how to establish a safe meeting place after an emergency and practiced the proper way to exit a burning structure.  The Fire Safety Trailer comes from the Public Education Division of the St Lucie County Fire District.

 

White City Elementary JBN club spreads cheer

White City Elementary JBN club spreads cheer

White City Elementary School’s JBN Society (“Just Be Nice”) spread some happiness a little further down the street recently. JBN’s seven members and two chaperones took a walking field trip from White City’s campus about a half-mile
down Oleander Avenue to Divine Senior Care, an assisted living facility that is set up like a cozy home for its nine residents. The students spent about an hour with their new friends, learning about their families, hometowns, and memories from elementary school years ago. Beatriz Ortega, a fifth grader at White City Elementary and one of the founding members of the JBN Society, chatted with a sweet friend named Rosalee who has lived in Florida since she was a baby, and who used to play the saxophone and dance for extra money.  Third grade JBN member Patrick Rodriguez
met a man named Paul, who moved to Florida from California, after retiring from the cattle farming industry there. The visit ended with a long game of Bingo, followed by lunch for the JBN members at White City Elementary business partner Frank and Al’s restaurant. Without a doubt,  JBN students and Divine Senior Care’s residents all had smiles on their faces after having spent this valuable time together.

White City Elementary with 7-Eleven

White City Elementary with 7-Eleven

White City Elementary School received a monetary donation of $711.00 from the 7-Eleven Store located on Midway and US1.  White City appreciates 7-Eleven for being a business partner and supporting the staff and students of WCE.

White City Elementary VPK Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day

White City Elementary VPK Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day

VPK celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by reading The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham  and One Fish two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish .  We had Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast thanks to our Cafeteria Staff.  Each student turned themselves into a “THING” by making a hat and picking out their THING Number.  In math we practiced counting by rolling a dice and placing the correct number of “Goldfish Crackers” into the fishbowl.  Students practiced pattering by placing the sliced strawberries and bananas in a row to make a Dr. Seuss hat pattern on a stick before enjoying a yummy snack.  WE had a FUN SEUESSICAL day LEARNING!!

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White City Elementary VPK and Kindergarten visit the Pumpkin Patch

White City Elementary VPK and Kindergarten visit the Pumpkin Patch

The Kindergarten and VPK students at White City ES enjoyed their annual trip to the White City United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch.  The community and school joined together to show the Kindergarten students at WCE a fun fall experience.  Students listened to a story about pumpkins while watching the reader carve a real pumpkin to go along with the story.  The students  toured  the pumpkin patch and compared how the pumpkins were the same and different using their five senses.  Everyone got to bring home their very own pumpkin to remember our fun day!

White City Elementary students spend their riches to decorate cookies

White City Elementary students spend their riches to decorate cookies

White City Elementary students enjoyed a recent schoolwide PBS activity. Students earn ROARing Riches whenever they demonstrate our schoolwide expectations: Respectful to Others, Always safe, and Responsible. For a cost of 10 ROARing Riches per cookie, students were able to choose from a variety of toppings to decorate their cookies including icing, M&Ms, cinnamon red hots, and hearts. What a “sweet” way to celebrate excellent behavior!

White City Elementary Students Pay Tribute to Armed Forces

White City Elementary Students Pay Tribute to Armed Forces

White City students are paying tribute to the members of the Armed Forces.  As a part of their writing instruction, students wrote letters and made cards to send to the members of our Armed Forces. Students took time to express their care, concern, and gratitude for those who serve and protect this great nation.

   

White City Elementary students have a ‘whopper’ of a time

White City Elementary students have a ‘whopper’ of a time

A local Burger King restaurant recently helped White City Elementary fourth grade students celebrate their hard work in preparation of FCAT Writes. The store manager has donated this treat to White City Elementary for three years and the students of Karen Maxwell, Brenda Newman, Heather Ricksecker, and Adam Seal show their appreciation!