8th Grade Vet Prep students with Save the Chimps staff at IRL Science Festival

amedstcstaffirlsf2016Anne Marie McDearmont and Exene Dreyer, both 8th grade Vet Prep students at Manatee Academy, pose with Save the Chimps staff at their booth at this past weekend’s Indian River Lagoon Science Festival. Vet Prep students launched a school-wide supply drive from 10/24/16-11/4/16 for Save the Chimps, collecting 4 much needed items for the rescued chimpanzees; nuts in the shell, new or gently used blankets, dried fruits and stuffed toys (without beans or beads). Vet prep is offering a banana split ice cream sundae party to the top three classes with the most donated items. Great job students!


Meet the Teacher!

open-house2AUGUST 11, 2016 – 4:30-6:30 pm

You should receive a postcard in the mail with your child’s homeroom teacher and room number. Please report to the designated room number during open house to meet your teachers. If you do not receive the postcard prior to open house, representatives will be available to assist you in the front office. We look forward to seeing you there!

Manatee Academy Students Win First Place in State Project Citizen

Manatee Academy students in Ms. Shaver’s 1st period civics won first place in the state finals of the Project Citizen for their portfolio. Additionally they won 2nd place for the oral competition which was scored on their presentation and question responses. Representatives from Ms. Shaver’s class participated in the state finals of Project Citizen on May 20th. Students presented their project to a panel of two different sets of judges comprised of Nova faculty, the League of Women Voters, and Florida Law Related Association staff. The competition had a total of 6 middle schools, 3 from St. Lucie Public Schools and 3 from Miami Dade. Because of this win, Manatee Academy’s board and binder will be traveling to Los Angeles for the Project Citizen national competition.



2nd Grade Field Day

On Wednesday May 18, 2nd grade students at Manatee Academy celebrated field day. Luckily, the field was dry from the previous night’s deluge, and Wednesday’s downpour did not start until after field day was over. The moisture in the atmosphere made for some pretty muggy conditions but the students stayed well hydrated with 3 water stations set up (thanks, Mr. Robinson!). With the fun activities the coaches had planned such as relay races, water bucket fill up, and egg/spoon contests, the students would have had a blast no matter the weather conditions!

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