Centennial High allied health teacher awarded grant

Centennial High allied health teacher awarded grant

St. Lucie West Centennial High School allied health teacher Elizabeth Durkee was presented a $3,000 classroom mini-grant from the Technology Education Resource and Redesign Alliance, Inc. (TERRA) at the February 25, 2014, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. TERRA is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors whose mission is to mobilize the resources, knowledge, and capacity of individuals, foundations, business, and industry in shaping and facilitating educational policy, practice and research for increased achievement in a global environment. Ms. Durkee was awarded the grant due to her utilizing curriculum to create engaging, interactive activities for all levels of learners, which allows students to take responsibility for their learning success. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Genelle Yost, Durkee, St. Lucie Public Schools teacher and TERRA board member Colleen Peterson, and School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley.

F.K. Sweet families come out and race for a cure

F.K. Sweet families come out and race for a cure

Frances K. Sweet Elementary School hosted its fifth annual Sunrise Stampede 5K recently to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Racers ranged in age from the youngest at four years old, to the eldest at 72. Families and the community came out and had a great time raising money for a cure. Pictured is a racing family, clockwise from top left, Robin Williams, Sarai Major (second in her age division), Ariel Major, and Elijah Major (first in his age division). Complete race results are available at www.itsperfecttiming.net

 

STAR employees recognized

STAR employees recognized

The St. Lucie County School Board supports the district’s STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) Program to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the district vision, to reward employees on the results of their behaviors and outcomes by clarifying what we value most as an organization, and to reclaim passive employees by rewarding those who exemplify our core values. Port St. Lucie High School’s Lucinda Reeder, center, was one of two employees recognized at the February 25, 2014, school board meeting as a STAR. Pictured, from left, are School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Reeder, and Superintendent Genelle Yost.

STAR employees recognized

STAR employees recognized

The St. Lucie County School Board supports the district’s STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) Program to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the district vision, to reward employees on the results of their behaviors and outcomes by clarifying what we value most as an organization, and to reclaim passive employees by rewarding those who exemplify our core values. Media Services’ Debbie McAnelly, second from right, was one of two employees recognized at the February 25, 2014, school board meeting as a STAR. Pictured, from left, are program coordinator Michelle Jerger, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, McAnelly, and Superintendent Genelle Yost.

Volunteers of the Year honored at school board meeting

Volunteers of the Year honored at school board meeting

The St. Lucie Public Schools 2014 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were recognized at the February 25, 2014, St. Lucie County School Board meeting, following a reception sponsored by the St. Lucie County Education Fooundation for all of the nominees and their families. Applications for nominees in the three categories of youth, adult and senior volunteers are submitted by schools to a six-member review committee, which ranks the applicants on a rubric scale. Leslie Young, Manatee Academy K8 volunteer coordinator and committee member, presented the three district winners, who received plaques and congratulations from the school board and Superintendent Genelle Yost. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Yost, School Board member Troy Ingersoll, Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year Mr. Peter Popolizio from Northport K8 School, School Board member Kathryn Hensley, Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year Mr. Carl Andor from Mariposa Elementry School, School Board member Carol Hilson, Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year Ms. Callie Frizzle from Southern Oaks Middle School, School Board member Dr. Donna Mills, presenter Leslie Young, and School Board chairman Debbie Hawley.