MSE Spelling Bee Winner Buzzes to the Top

Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students competed in the MSE Spelling Bee on January 12, 2015.  After 14 rounds of words, Aaron Nieves, a third grader buzzes to the top and wins the competition.  Congratulation Aaron!!           

Southport Middle School Literacy Pow Wow

Southport Middle School had a wonderful turn out for their very first Literacy Pow Wow Night. Over 100 students, parents, faculty, and staff enjoyed the Hitchiti dancers who put on an amazing show, giving everyone a glimpse of their authentic Native American culture. It was a great night for singing, dancing, eating Native American food and making crafts around the bonfire.

Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High. The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard was commanded by Cadet Sergeant First Class Jamie Triplett carrying the National Flag. Cadet Second Lieutenant Jonathan Steiner carried the State Flag. Cadet Sergeant First Class Adam Pagan and Cadet Staff Sergeant Seth Taylor posted as Guards. Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the company … Read More

Take Your Parent to School for Kids at Hope Day at Chester A. Moore Elementary

CA Moore had a Take Your Parent to School Day on November 12th for parents to go to their child’s classroom for 30 minutes and observe the teacher conferencing with students.  The teachers also gave strategies for parents to assist their children at home with reading.  We hope to continue these events, rotating math and reading.  We embrace the Kids at Hope philosophy along with the Treasure Hunter’s Pledge and student pledge that is recited daily on our morning show.  We utilize the caring adult as well, as it is critical that our students know that they have a caring … Read More

F K Sweet Kindergarten Circus at LPA on February 5th

F K Sweet kindergarteners would like to invite YOU to their circus. You can watch the fearless Lion Tamer and the daredevils on the high-wire! Laugh at the whimsical clowns and be amazed at the acrobats. All preformed by our talented and amazing kindergarten students. It is free to all! It’s fantastic, fun, and FREE. Be at Lincoln Park Academy, Thursday, February 5th at 6:00 pm. You don’t want to miss it.

Teacher of the Year Finalists

St Lucie Public Schools is a venerable and grand institution, home to exemplary educators whose passion and commitment to the students they serve knows no bounds.  Each year the district has the privilege of recognizing teachers selected to represent their individual schools as Teacher of the Year. Given there are so many highly qualified educators found at each school, the selection process is arduous and this year is no exception.  Superintendent Genelle Yost and members of the Saint Lucie County School Board are honored to announce the finalists for Saint Lucie County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016. … Read More

Northport K-8 School Submits Spelling Bee Champion to Scripps!

Northport K-8 School is pleased that we can announce our 2015 Spelling Bee champion. Our first place winner is eighth grade Northstar student, Ashley Quijada who was submitted by instructor, Nick Carey. Ashley will represent Northport at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on March 14 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The competition went five rounds with the winning word as “epoch.” Students withstood intense pressure as the words became increasingly more difficult. Students who participated in the bee were: Hailey Wrench, Destiny Diaz, Claudio Quant, Maya Kurasawa, Giselle Fernandez-Cerda, Anthony Otero, Kahlani Walk, Blake boyer, Dudley Olibrice, Miles … Read More

P.B.I.S. Mismatch Day at Palm Pointe

Students at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition participated in a Mismatch Day sponsored by the P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) program. Students used their earned rocket fuel for good behavior in the classroom to be able to dress mismatched. Pictured from left is sixth grade student Nadia Mihajlovski, fifth grader Sara Al-Turk and fifth grader Kailee Larmon.

Lakewood Park Elementary Receives Grant From Southeast Petro Distributors, Exxon Mobil

Lakewood Park Elementary was nominated and awarded a $500.00 grant from the local Exxon/Mobil location. The award was presented to the faculty by JP Snead Brand, Manager for Southeast Petro Distributors, Inc., which is a part of Exxon Mobil. This money is provided to enhance instruction in the areas of math and science. Lakewood Park Elementary would like to say thanks for this great honor and the funds will be used wisely. Go Falcons!!

BBBS National Mentoring Month Recognition

Dr. Judi Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director, and Ms. Sabrina Seme, Volunteer Recruiter, presented the School Board with a Certificate of Appreciation for their continued support. January is National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to observe the month by honoring its valued partners. Pictured are, Dr. Judi MIller, Board Chair Dr. Donna Mills, Superintendent Genelle Yost and Sabrina Seme.  

Pilot Club Presentation

Pilot Club members presented a check to the School Board on January 13th for the 2014-2015 Pilot Club Grant. The check in the amount of $1,500 is to be used for the Best Buddies Program at Fort Pierce Central High School. Best Buddies International is a non-profit 501 organization. It consists of volunteers that create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies High Schools foster one-to-one friendships between students with and without IDD. The high school years are a time of heightened social and emotional development and can be difficult even for those without IDD. Best Buddies High Schools helps break through social barriers at an important time in a young person’s life. Pictured in the back row are, Kristi Pacocha, Megan Guyer, Joseph Lezeau … Read More

Ms. Robinson is a STAR!

Claretha Robinson was recognized at the School Board Meeting on January 13th as a STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) recipient. Ms. Robinson is the front office clerk for Fort Pierce Westwood High School. Because of the nature of what she does, many times she receives the brunt of those that come in and may be upset, however she always remains true to form. She listens to the needs of our students and parents and is slow to pass judgment. Ms. Robinson has taken on more tasks that have put her out of her comfort zone and she continues to stretch … Read More

Mariposa Elementary First Graders Help UNICEF

At Mariposa, Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes, first grade teacher, volunteered to serve as the Unicef Coordinator.  She turned this into a learning experience for her students.  She had enough coins to allow her first graders to sort, count, make patterns, and even count by 5’s and 10’s.  What an opportunity!  So now these first graders know their coins! First graders at Mariposa helped count change during the school’s UNICEF drive. From Left to Right are Sofia Delgado-Ortiz, Juliana Gutierrez-Garcia, Dominic Delancy, and Taylor Wildes.

Farm to School in All St. Lucie Public School Cafeterias

Child Nutrition Services launches a Farm to School Program in all school cafeterias.  Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables such as romaine lettuce, oranges, peppers, strawberries and cucumbers will be served to all students starting on Wednesday January 14th. This is just the beginning of many locally grown produce items that will be offered to our students. Students will also learn the nutritional value of the wholesome items that are being offered.  This locally grown produce is delivered within 24 hours of harvest to the schools, straight from the farm to the plate!  It has been the Child Nutrition Service Program’s goal … Read More

Palm Pointe Students Attend Saturday with a Scientist

These four fifth grade students from Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition were selected to  attend “Saturday with a Scientist” on Saturday, 10, 2015 at V.G.T.I. (Vaccine Gene Therapy Institute). Students were able to do several hands on science experiments. The students all learned valuable lessons and enjoyed the experiments that they did. Pictured from left is one of the V.G.T.I. Scientists, Bernol Roache, Matthew Tucker, Kate Barcelona, Aryan Vashishta and another V.G.T.I. Scientist.

Mariposa Elementary Compares and Contrasts in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Team at Mariposa Elementary showed their amazing collaborative planning abilities as they put together an extremely engaging end-of-unit Gingerbread Day. After a week-long unit that involved comparing and contrasting different versions of the Gingerbread Man stories, the students illustrated their own gingerbread characters. The week ended with the students decorating gingerbread cookies and building Gingerbread houses of their own. The fun projects helped bring the stories to life. Mariposa’s Kindergarten Team pictured from left to right are Camelia Lebron, Sue Caldwell, Kari McIntyre, Laura Wollff, Greta Hyatt, and Linda Auciello.

Northport K-8 School Scientists Integrate Scientific Thinking

Northport K-8 students in grades six through eight participated in the Northport Science Fair recently. The young scientists entered projects in eight categories. The projects integrated scientific thinking and processes with literacy, writing and mathematics. Students researched and developed a problem statement which had real world applications, wrote cited background research reports, formulated a testable and quantifiable hypothesis based on their understanding of the background information, designed and performed their controlled experiment, made statistical calculations to analyze the data and stated their findings in a conclusion. The four judges selected the following students for awards in their entered categories: 1st … Read More

Westwood Holiday Gift

Students from Fort Pierce Westwood Marine and Oceanographic Academy had a holiday celebration before Winter Break where they shared various food and activities from all over the world. As part of the festivities, money was collected to aide the Hibiscus Children’s Center of the Treasure Coast. Westwood MOA students raised a total of $580, all of which was donated.

St. Lucie Teacher Nardi Routten Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award for Educational Excellence

Ft. Pierce, Fla., January 9, 2015 – Film has the Oscar™, music has the Grammy™, science has the Nobel and sports has its gold medals, but what about the true unsung heroes on the frontlines of shaping our future? Where is the recognition for our nation’s educators? Enter Lowell Milken and the Milken Educator Awards. Nardi Routten, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Lucie County’s Frances K. Sweet Elementary School was surprised with this coveted $25,000 Milken Award this morning during a school-wide assembly in the cafeteria. Presenting the award was Dr. Jane Foley, Senior Vice President of the Milken Family … Read More