Lightin’ It Up For Andrew 2019

Lightin’ It Up For Andrew 2019

The Andrew Schmeer Foundation honors the memory of Andrew Schmeer who, on September 8, 2014, was tragically killed in a car accident.  Funds raised will help to recognize well-rounded students, along the Treasure Coast, each year by providing college scholarships for those in need and with donations to animal rescues as well as children’s charities. Proceeds from this event will benefit the student scholarship program and local families in need.

CTE visits Embry-Riddle for Gaetz Aerospace Leadership Conference

CTE visits Embry-Riddle for Gaetz Aerospace Leadership Conference

The Career and Technical Education department traveled to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to attend the Gaetz Aerospace Institute’s District and School Leadership Conference.  Our very own Professor of Aerospace Technologies at Fort Pierce Central High School, Dr. Bispham, was one of the panelists for the conference.  Dr. Bispham was discussed the growing demand for the sUAS certification, and took students to the next level by working on drone security projects!

Bayshore Elementary 5th Graders Demonstrate Separation of Mixtures

Bayshore Elementary 5th Graders Demonstrate Separation of Mixtures

Mrs. Logue’s 5th grade students made mixtures and then practiced using different tools to separate them by their properties.

First, they combined gravel and sand and then separated it by particle size using a sieve.

Then, students mixed iron filings into the sand and discussed how to separate them. They decided on using a magnet to get the iron out of the sand.

Finally, they mixed salt into the sand and discovered that the only way to separate the salt out was with the property of solubility. Students poured water into the mixture and stirred to dissolve the salt. Then they poured the saltwater mixture through a filter to remove any sand.

Once the sand was out they needed to figure out how to get the salt out of the water. They learned that if they boiled the saltwater then the water would change to water vapor and the salt particles would be left behind, thus separating the salt from the mixture.

Standard:  Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of solids can be separated based on observable properties of their parts such as particle size, shape, color, and magnetic attraction.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Support Northport Students!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Support Northport Students!

What a pleasure and a real help to have Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) tutors on campus. With their love and support we have gone from a “C” school to a strong “B.” Thank you so much for your powerful assistance with some of our neediest children. Pictured are Esther Ruppel, Samantha Taylor, Bruce Kitson, Johanna Kitson and Leroy Cohen. Best Wishes BBBS for a wonderful year of assisting children.

Northport September 11, 2001 Remembrance Educational Project!

Northport September 11, 2001 Remembrance Educational Project!

It was an amazing morning of intense learning and even more intense emotions. Northport students were enthralled by Mrs. Tiffany Tredor who played The National Anthem on her violin. Five Northstar 7th grade students served as “Instructional Coaches” and gave students five guiding questions using the 5 W’s of Who, What, Where, When and Why. The drama instructor, Ms. Kim Fields, and her middle school students used a special poem to portray and honor the eight children who perished on 9/11. Band director, Mr. Ricardo Renelus and a beautiful ensemble of students played “We Shall Overcome” and a solemn rendition of “America the Beautiful.” Eighth grade instructor, Ms. Sandra Tyndale Harvey sang like a nightingale using her voice like an instrument as she sang “Be Kind and Be Tender!’ Jayden Diago, Northport Northstar 8th grader, put together a very informative powerpoint which she narrated herself. The Primary Source guest speaker was NYC Detective Albert Hickey. Detective Hickey was a first responder during the weeks, months and years following 9/11. He was so moving and authentic that many of the students were overcome with emotion by his powerful message. He was amazing and strong and a real American Hero for students to see and hear. Many veterans were present during the program and were heartily honored. We honor our veterans, police, firefighters and first responders at Northport and we constantly promote their goodness to our students. As we closed the program, the flights were called and the eight children who perished had names called and honored with a flag. So many thanks to Ms. Josie Bailey who worked with our technology and to Ms. Maryanne Warren for her videography, and to all those that performed and participated in the project. We also wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all the teachers who took part in their classrooms by providing lessons and portraying their student’s artwork. STUNNING UNITY AT NORTHPORT!

St. Lucie Culinary Arts Instructors Participated in the Second Kitchen Krawl!

St. Lucie Culinary Arts Instructors Participated in the Second Kitchen Krawl!

The teachers visited restaurants in Tradition including PGA Golf Club, Longhorn Steakhouse, HopCat, The Great Greek, Panera, and Pop Stroke. The Krawls establish collaboration and partnerships to enhance job opportunities and enrich classrooms with relevant industry needs. Along the way, they saw several St. Lucie Public Schools Culinary graduates working in the local restaurants.   We are very poud of our culinary students!
SLPS Medici Project

SLPS Medici Project

This past weekend, the SLPS Medici Project held its first “Beginning Band A Palooza” at Ft. Pierce Central H.S.  165 beginning band students from APK8, CAST, SGAET, SOMS, SPM, WGK8, PPREK8, MAK8, SLWK8 participated in a group workshop to learn how to put their instruments together, and learn to make their first note on their instruments! High school directors and their leadership students from FPC, TCHS, PSL, and FPWA lead the workshops and helped each musician get off to a successful start. 
 
Thank you to  Music Man, Inc. who provided “Swag” for all participants.
Palm Pointe Summer Reading Carnival

Palm Pointe Summer Reading Carnival

Palm Pointe Educational Research School held a reward Carnival for students who participated in the Summer Reading Program.  In order for students to attend, they had to read a minimum of two chapter books, one of them being a Sunshine State Reader book.  Additionally, students had to create thinking maps that demonstrated they comprehended what they read.  At the carnival, students participated in activities including ski ball, bowling, basketball, dancing, and a variety of other carnival games.  Students also enjoyed snacks and prizes as they participated in the activities.  The carnival was filled with smiles, as students celebrated their reading success.  Way to go Reading Rockets!

 

 

CAST’s August Stop and STEAM Day

CAST’s August Stop and STEAM Day

On Wednesday, August 28th, CAST held their first Stop and STEAM day of the year! This month’s school-wide event focused on the first letter of STEAM, “S”, for science. Teachers in grades K-8 designed and facilitated hands-on activities for their students to study and apply the scientific method in a variety of ways from investigations of color and shape to hypothesizing about changes in particles. Stay tuned for next month’s Stop and STEAM event highlighting technology.

 

SLPS Announces Recipients of Social Studies Teacher of the Year

SLPS Announces Recipients of Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the three recipients of the Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award!

Elementary School: Diane Eibl, Morningside Elementary

Middle School: Wendy Portillo, Allapattah Flats K8

High School: Luca Bradley, Ft. Pierce Central High School

Teachers were nominated by their school administrators and will be recognized by The Florida Council for the Social Studies at their annual conference on October 19th.