Guest readers visit Bayshore Elementary

Guest readers visit Bayshore Elementary

Bayshore Elementary School invited community and school district members to read to students during Celebrate Literacy Week.  Students in Annette Hawkins’ kindergarten classroom were excited to have St. Lucie County School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley visit their classroom to read.

Guests enjoy reading event at Palm Pointe

Guests enjoy reading event at Palm Pointe

St. Lucie County School Board vice chairman Debbie Hawley, who also serves as chairman for the TCUS (Treasure Coast University Schools) board is pictured reading to kindergartners in Jenny Clancy’s class at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently at the Read Across Palm Pointe event.  She read the book, “There’s A Wocket in My Pocket” by Dr. Seuss.  The students enjoyed the book she read and gave Mrs. Hawley one of their headbands to take home.

Guests read to students at Palm Pointe

Guests read to students at Palm Pointe

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition celebrated Reading Across America recently with many fun activities. Many community members came to the school to read to different classes. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade read all week and documented their hours. Students exceeded last year’s reading total by logging in over 500,000 minutes of reading compared to close to 400,000 last year. The school also participated in a school wide event with buddy reading, where a class buddied up with another class and read together. The week was filled with reading and fun. Pictured is guest Andrew Favata reading to his daughter Isabella’s third grade class. 

Guitars Donated to Schools

Guitars Donated to Schools

Twelve guitars were donated by the Port St. Lucie Police Department to St. Lucie Public Schools at the school board meeting on September 23, 2014. These instruments will benefit the music programs at Manatee Academy, Fort Pierce Central High School, and Southport Middle School.

Pictured are, PSL Chief John Bolduc, City Attorney Milton Collins, Principal Nicole Telese, Music Teacher James LeBon, Principal Todd Smith, Principal Lillian Beauchamp, Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Music Teacher Kelsey Chinn, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry.

Guys and Dolls Tickets On Sale Now

Guys and Dolls Tickets On Sale Now

The Port St. Lucie High School Drama Department is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for Guys and Dolls!

Show Times:

Thursday, January 26th – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 27th – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 28th – 2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

Saturday, January 28th – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 29th – 2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 2nd – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 3rd – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4th – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 4th – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 5th – 2:00 p.m.

Get your tickets early as this show will probably sell out quickly.
All the ticket information can be found here: www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets

Haitian-American Advisory Council

Haitian-American Advisory Council

Sak Pase Host Maggie Remy speaks with Superintendent E. Wayne Gent about the referendum and how it supports teachers, school security, mental health, and essential programs.  The Superintendent also enjoyed speaking with community members at the April Hatian-American Advisory Council, a community-based organization that supports networking and community projects.

Check out the show on WLX-TV – The Education Channel:  https://youtu.be/z9AGVU0g-nw

and on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Haitian-American-Council-633269410471437/

 

 

 

Hall Fires in the First Pitch

Hall Fires in the First Pitch

Dorothy Hall, St. Lucie County’s School Related Employee of the Year, took to the field at the Digital Domain Stadium. She made her way to the mound and threw the first pitch to start the evening’s game. Also, Westgate student Jaden Baxter called, “Let’s play ball” at the game. Congratulations, Mrs. Hall and Jaden Baxter!!

Jayden Baxter on the Mets field.
Dorothy Hall throws the first pitch.
Hall Places at State Wrestling Tournament

Hall Places at State Wrestling Tournament

St. Lucie Public Schools congratulates David Hall who represented Fort Pierce Westwood and the District in the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend.

David upset a number one seed in the first round in an unbelievable match; he then went on to win 6th place in the State Meet!  David was the only wrestler from St. Lucie County to place at the meet.

Congratulations to David, Coach Torres, Coach Bama, and the entire wrestling team for a great season and for representing Westwood with Panther Pride!

Halloween for the Homeless

Halloween for the Homeless

Last week students from clubs across the TCHS campus participated in Halloween for the Homeless. Students went door to door in their neighborhoods collecting non-perishable items for donation to our school’s food pantry, and the Salvation Army. In total, the students collected 1,170 lbs of food, 1/2 a ton, for families in need this holiday season!!  The feedback from the students and community has been amazing, and we are looking forward to making this an annual tradition.  This was a true example of the extraordinary amount of good that our students are capable of when they work together!  #TitanBornTitanBred #TitanPride

 

“Halloweengo” a Hit at REE!

“Halloweengo” a Hit at REE!

REE hosted their annual Bingo for Books with a Halloween twist thrown in.

Coupling it with a Title 1 presentation, the students then paraded by grade level across the stage in their costumes. Bingo then ensued with students winning a book every time they achieved BINGO!

Our ever fabulous PTO handily decorated the cafeteria and gave out creepy treats!

Everyone went home with a book and a smile!

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Happy Holidays from JROTC -TCHS

Happy Holidays from JROTC -TCHS

Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC, cadets from Unit FL-2008,  in collaboration with Angel Robertson, the Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Brian Mast, took time out of their class to write letters dedicated to individual troops stationed overseas.  The Christmas letters will arrive in time to deployed troops to wish them Happy Holidays!   Hopefully these letters will make them feel less distant from home, and let them know that the cadets of Treasure Coast High School AFJROTC wish them all the best in the upcoming holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The aroma of baked goods fills the air as families and friends gather for the holidays. The same thing is taking place in our schools as our staff and students teach and learn about the season’s traditions.  We find many schools participating in food drives, hosting concerts, and enjoying special luncheons to welcome the season of Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 21st is an early release day for students. Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th are days designated as holidays for observance of the Thanksgiving Break. (Please note: 12-month personnel work on November 22nd.)

Allapattah Flats administrators carve turkeys to serve their students and staff a feast.

F. K. Sweet second graders prepare for a “Let’s Be Thankful Program.”

 

Weatherbee Elementary hosted a Turkey Trot Reading Challenge.

Students in Mrs. Harris’ class at Village Green Elementary learned about the First Thanksgiving and the origin of the celebration/holiday. The students wrote opinion pieces about various people and things they are thankful for and explained why. They also made turkey placemats for their pals who are elderly residents of the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Home in Jensen Beach.

 

 

Harbor Place Color Guard

Harbor Place Color Guard

On Friday November 9, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented our nation’s colors for a Veterans Day ceremony at the independent and assisted living retirement community Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie.

Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as state guard, and Cadet Private First- Class Emma Lewiston as National Guard.

Members of the community were thankful to have a color guard present for the duration of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

 

Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Harvesting Radishes at Village Green Environmental School

Child Nutrition Services was invited to Village Green Environmental Studies School by the Kindergarten class to assist in the harvesting and cleaning of radishes grown by the students in the school garden.

After the harvest, the students participated in a kitchen tour given by Ms. Deanna Kinder, cafeteria manager, including a stop by the freezer!

Ms. Dawn Davila showed students how to wash and trim the radishes and explained how the roots bring nutrients to the plant to help it grow into the food we eat.

After the harvest and kitchen tour, students enjoyed a farm to school salad which included, lettuce from Belle Glade, cherry tomatoes from Boca Raton, zucchini from Indiantown and freshly harvested school grown radishes!

A yummy time was had by all!

Ms. Davila

Enjoying farm to school salad. Yummy!

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

Hats Off to Reading… Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

The Weatherbee Kindergarten Team was rewarded with a special whiz-bang, whatcha-ma-doodle, thing-a-ma-jiggity prize for having the most participation and most Seussical attire during the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss event on Friday, March 1st.  Way to go Kindergarten Team!

Hats On for Weatherbee Elementary reading challenge

Hats On for Weatherbee Elementary reading challenge

Students at Weatherbee Elementary are rising to the reading challenge set forth by the school’s Literacy Committee and we say, “Hats On” to them!  Pictured with Principal Michael Hitsman are students who have earned their Reading Challenge cap, which is worn on Fridays, as well as students who have continued on to earn shoe laces and buttons that they proudly display along with their hats each Friday.  Students are recognized on the Friday edition of the Weatherbee Morning Show so that the entire Weatherbee family can celebrate this milestone in reading for all students.  Way to go Mariners!

Hawley Receives Honor

Hawley Receives Honor

Debbie Hawley, Chairman of the St. Lucie County School Board, was honored at this month’s Chamber of Commerce Ladies Luncheon.  Ms. Hawley is a staunch advocate for children and public education.  As a three-term School Board member, Chief Operating Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and involved community member, she is a catalyst for the acceleration of literacy, expansion of mental health services, and improvements in safety and security.

Congratulations, Ms. Hawley!

 

 

HBCU/HSI College Fair a Tremendous Success!

HBCU/HSI College Fair a Tremendous Success!

Over 400 high school students attended the 2020 Historically Black College and Universities/Hispanic Serving Institutions (HBCU/HSI) College Fair on January 23rd held at Sam Gaines Academy for Emerging Technologies.  Twenty-one colleges were in attendance including Bethune-Cookman University, Indian River State College and FAMU.  Over 250 students were offered admittance at the fair and over $7.4 million in scholarships was extended to the students who attended.