St. Lucie Mets baseball team pitchers Adam Kolareck and Chase Huchingson and team mascot Slider recently visited WestGate K8 to read to students in first and second grade classes. The Mets program “Slide Into Reading” rewards students who read a required number of books by giving them two free passes to a summer ball game. This year at…Details
Food and Nutrition Services school staff recently attended the Florida School Nutrition Association Conference to receive training in all areas of its Child Nutrition Program. Two St. Lucie Schools employees were recognized for their efforts in improving the nutrition environment at their schools. Eileen Kielbasa, second from the right on the front row, kneeling, at Southport…Details
Through the creation of a class garden, Ms. White, Mrs. Hines, and the classroom volunteer Mrs. Snyder, led their VPK students through a multi-sensory learning experience with outcomes that connected both school and home environments. By utilizing the senses of touching, smelling, hearing, tasting, and seeing as well as drawing on background knowledge, the students…Details
Kinde3rgartners at St. Lucie Elementary School recently wrote thank you notes and made paper doll soldiers for members of unit 1-44 AMD in Fort Hood, Texas. Kindergarten teacher Suzanne Burke hand-delivered the notes personally to her daughter’s unit over Veteran’s Day weekend.
Students from Leigh Bretherick’s fifth grade class at St. Lucie Elementary School recognized Earth Day by making bird feeders using recycled milk cartons. Displaying their creations, from left, are Maria Ramirez, Hakem Jean-Baptiste, Blanca Escobar, Cecilio Ramirez, and Salvador Leon.
The First Grade students at Saint Lucie Elementary and their teacher, Ms. Tasha Otto, were excited to show off their Action 100 Reading strategies at St. Lucie Elementary during a recent visit from Orange County Public School Leaders. Action 100 has students actively engaged in reading at their “Fun, Fast and Easy” independent reading level…Details
Students in Andrea Porte’s third grade class at St. Lucie Elementary had a good time reading their favorite books in their pajamas at the Positive Behavior Support Reading Camp-In. Enjoying their books, from left, are Lizbet Venegas, Ryan Maldonado, Kendrick Bailey, Henry Jones, and Isabel Maldonado.
Fifth grade students at St. Lucie Elementary have been working on many science lab projects this year. Warren Wiley, Pedro Escobedo, and Salvador Leon in Leigh Bretherick’s class are shown working on an assignment using tools that represent different bird beaks and the types of food they would be able to eat.
The student council of St. Lucie Elementary recently held a food drive to benefit the Harvest Food and Outreach Center. Jakob Warren, Ramon Aguilar and Yasmin Enriquez from Holly Stephen’s first grade class proudly display canned goods their class collected.
St. Lucie Elementary sponsored an ELL Parent Council Workshop and family spaghetti dinner. Parents and students participated in “make and take” activities in reading, writing, and math. Fifth grade student Kaylee Cendejas, pictured at left, is working on a project as teachers Leigh Bretherick and Theresa Brown, and Kaylee’s sister Stacy, watch her progress.