St. Lucie Education Channel added to U-verse lineup

All subscribers to AT&T U-verse service in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Palm Beach counties can now view programming on the St. Lucie Education Channel, WLX-TV. This advancement adds thousands of viewers to the school district programming to those already watching on Comcast Channels 13, 19 and Hometown Cable 19 covering St. Lucie County. Connectivity to the AT&T network utilizes V-Brick technology that has been in place in the school district for five years through Media Services; there is no cost to the school district to be added to the AT&T U-verse lineup. St. Lucie Public Schools joins the … Read More

School Board votes to extend superintendent search

The St. Lucie County School Board today decided to extend the search for a successor to retiring Superintendent Michael Lannon during a meeting with search consultant Jim Huge. Huge began the meeting by announcing that finalist Scott Bailey withdrew his candidacy due to personal health issues. Board members could come to no clear consensus in selecting a new superintendent, so they discussed several options suggested by Huge, from selecting one of the finalists, to beginning the process anew later in the year. Board members named their top three candidates — Agnella Perera, Mark Rendell and Darci Mohr — whom Huge … Read More

Jaguar Battalion presents colors for graduating seniors

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion supported the Port St. Lucie High’s graduation ceremony with the Presentation of the Colors. Leading the color guard was C/CPL Lily Durst, C/2LT Ashlee Seipel carrying the State Flag followed by the two guards, C/1LT James Williams and C/SSG Tyrone Salazar. Afterwards, the band played the National Anthem, led by John McGallagher, and senior class president Jemima Thermidor led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Senior Class of 2013 played a major role in leading the Jaguar Battalion to success. Pictured, from left, C/1LT James Williams, C/CPL Lily Durst, C/2LT Ashlee Seipel, and C/SSG … Read More

Northport celebrates graduates and honors DDay heroes

Northport K-8 School celebrated the annual formal eighth grade graduation ceremony recently with several hundred parents, grandparents and family members present in the school gymnasium. Instructor Angel Bracero, who is also the pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Port St. Lucie, gave a moving and funny imparting of words and advice as guest speaker, referencing George Jefferson and “Moving on Up,” encouraging students to always move forward and choose the right friends. The school community also honored the Northport K-8 School Veteran Partners In Education by beginning the program with an Honor Guard of all branches of the military and … Read More

Eighth grade 2013 mural complete at Palm Pointe

Eighth grade students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition recently celebrated their graduation from middle school and are getting ready to embark on new challenges at the high school level. Each year the graduating class designs a mural depicting something special about their last year at Palm Pointe.  This year, the design team’s theme was “The End Is A New Beginning”. With the NASA space program coming to a close, and the students leaving Palm Pointe, the students decided to use the rocket as this year’s theme.  Pictured is the design team, from left, Anna Cardenal, Dharic LaGrandeur, Alexander Emmert, … Read More

Palm Pointe students learn about summer programs

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition promoted Ticket to Read and VMath Live Summermania to the students at the school.  During morning announcements, the Ticket to Read character told all the students about the summer programs and how they could participate on their computers during the summer. Top participants in the program will win Toys R Us gift cards, Barnes and Noble gift cards, and Apple Shuffle MP3 players. The students were very excited to begin these awesome programs. Pictured are Juliette Murray’s fifth grade students, Principal Debra Snyder, back left, and the Ticket to Read character.

Northport students and families celebrate accomplishments

Northport K-8 kindergartners, fifth, and eighth grade students are celebrating their accomplishments with “Moving Up” ceremonies, dances, picnics and parties. Parents and grandparents, as well as teachers and administrators, are proud of the students’ progress at Northport. Kindergartneners celebrated with classroom ceremonies, fifth graders will host a formal celebration, and eighth graders will celebrate with a formal ceremony in the evening with a host of Veteran partners serving as flag bearers for an honor color guard to kick off the ceremony. Students will also honor Sgt. Ray Carter of the United States Army, who participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy Beach … Read More

St. Lucie students’ percentage of proficiency scores on FCAT science test improve

Fort Pierce, FL — The percentage of St. Lucie Public Schools fifth and eighth grade students who scored proficiency, or passing, scores on the science section of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 went up two percentage points this year compared to last, from 43% to 45%, according to results released today by the Florida Department of Education. White City Elementary fifth grade students led the district in increased level of proficiency on this year’s FCAT 2.0 science test compared to last year with an increase of 25 percentage points. F. K. Sweet Elementary fifth grade students and … Read More

Students at five St. Lucie schools have 100% passing rates on Geometry test

Fort Pierce, FL — Students in five St. Lucie County public schools had 100% passing rates on the End-of-Course Geometry exam, according to results released today by the Florida Department of Education. These included Southern Oaks and Forest Grove middle schools, Allapattah Flats and Westgate K-8 schools, and Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts. Out of 2,409 St. Lucie students participating in the 2013 Geometry End-of Course exam, 45% scored at the level designated as proficient or passing, according to results released today by the Florida Department of Education. Other highlights of the results show: • Southern Oaks had … Read More

Students enjoy math trails at Palm Pointe

Rachelle Rudzinski, a fifth grade student at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, teaches a second grade class a math lesson with the Math Trail Lessons that  Michelle Powers and Lindsey Hudson’s fifth grade classes created throughout the school hallways at Palm Pointe. Students enjoyed solving math problems that were posted throughout the school. 

More Central High student athletes sign to play college athletics

An additional 12 student athletes at Fort Pierce Central High School signed letters of intent to play athletics in college this coming season. A celebration was recently held by the students, staff and families for the occasion. Athletes and their schools are: Jonathan Marcelin, football, Bethany College; Jonathan Marsailles, wrestling, Central Baptist College; Maurice Campbell, football, Southern University; Jameel Jackson, football, Grambling State University; Tyler Gaskin, football, Benedict College; Deion Robinson, football, Graceland University; Eugene Jacobs, football, Ave Maria University; Nikko Crespo, baseball, SUNY Canton; Roneisha Jordan, volleyball/basketball, Rainy River Community College; Ebony Joseph, basketball, Rainy River Community College; Nic … Read More

Treasure Coast High students launch water balloons to study algebra

Students in Robby Green’s math classes at Treasure Coast High School participated in an exciting activity where they launched water balloons on a large slingshot to reinforce Algebra concepts. The release point was used as the coordinate (0, 0), the point where it passed through the slingshot as a second fixed point. Students used a trundle wheel to measure the total distance their balloon traveled, this was their third coordinate. Using the three coordinates each student will calculate the quadratic equation that models their launched balloon. Using the aforementioned information, students created their own equation to calculate the height of … Read More

Weatherbee Elementary safety patrol visits Sea World as reward

In appreciation of their tireless commitment to maintaining a safe learning environment for their peers, a group of Weatherbee Elementary fifth graders recently enjoyed a day at Sea World. Members of the safety patrol, supervised by Roberta Weil, and the Weatherbee morning news crew, directed by Robyn Wright, worked daily throughout the school year to be positive role models and help the entire student body exhibit Mariner SAIL behavior expectations. Pictured are the Mariners who visited the park.

Former Miami Dolphin Cross visits Oak Hammock to encourage reading

Former Miami Dolphins NFL football player Jeff Cross recently visited Oak Hammock K8 School. Meeting and talking with Cross was an incentive for students to be among the school’s top readers for Sunshine State Books. Pictured is Cross with, from left, Sydnee, Hailey, Jennifer, Cassidy, and Julianna.