Poetry Alive Comes to Visit Morningside Elementary

Poetry Alive, an interactive program that puts actions to poetry and makes it “come alive”  for students K-5th grade was presented on Monday, February 23, 2015.  The students clapped, yelled, listened quietly and responded with gestures.  They have contests and other fun things for students at www.poetryalive.com

Northport Celebrates Black History with Home Town Hero!

With much pomp, circumstance and practice, Northport students gave local hero, Attorney Willie Gary a welcome fit for a “Giant Killer!” Cheerleaders, flags, Northport band and student ambassadors led Attorney Gary to the school gymnasium to be seated on the dias along with Saint Lucie County School Board chairwoman Dr. Donna Mills, principal Glenn Rustay, program coordinator Diane Reynolds Crumpton, program emcee DeLacy Brown, and student speakers. After a beautifully orchestrated Northport jazz band performance and cheer, student speakers gave examples of the accomplishments of famous Black Americans. Attorney Willie Gary, guest speaker, held the middle grades students in the … Read More

The Number of PBIS Model Schools Doubles in St. Lucie Public Schools

SLPS is pleased to announce the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Model Schools for the 2013-14 School Year. This week, notification of the PBIS Model Schools was provided from the University Of South Florida (USF). USF manages the PBIS project for the state of Florida, and PBIS Model School status is for the prior school year. The Model Schools have worked diligently with their outstanding staff, students, PBIS coaches and PBIS technical consultants to meet the criteria for Model School Status.  Congratulations is also extended to Robert O’Neill, PBIS coordinator for the district.   Congratulations to the following schools … Read More

Mayor Joins Westwood Cadets at their Military Ball

Ft Pierce Mayor, Linda Hudson, joined the Panther Battalion Cadets for the Annual Military Ball held on Friday, February 13th. Mayor Hudson was the key note speaker for this year’s ball which was held at the Ft Pierce National Guard Armory. Cadets honored traditions such as the posting of the colors, military toasts and the grog bowl ceremony. The Panthers also let their hair down with a catered dinner and lively dancing. District 1 City Commissioner, Reginald Sessions also attended and rewarded the Cadets with an inspiring speech about “Achieving Your Dreams.” Ft Pierce 19th Judicial Circuit Drug Court Manager, … Read More

Dan McCarty Student Council Representatives Attend Breakfast with the Mayor

On February 20, 2015, Dan McCarty School’s Student Council President Tiferne Jean, along with Student Council Sponsors Dr. Christopher Pierre and Ms. Rhoda Butler, and treasurer Ladarious Burk,  attended the monthly social: Breakfast with the Mayor of the City of Fort Pierce. Mr. Jean had the opportunity to speak in front of some very prominent community leaders and business owners such as City Representative Larry Lee, Executive Director of Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Doug Coward, and Mayor Linda Hudson. The crowd commended Mr. Jean on his ability to speak so articulately and with such poise. He received favorable remarks … Read More

Northport Students Learn about Cancer and Relay For Life

Northport K-8 students are preparing to participate in the annual Relay for Life to benefit cancer research this year with a variety of activities. Students in grades K- five participated in a Valentine’s dance with music, food and their finest dress up clothes recently. A wonderful time was had by all students, parents and staff that attended the evening dance. Students in grades K-2 were visited by representatives from the American Cancer Society. Lori Finkel and Robyn Young discussed cancer and what it means to have cancer and several things that can be done to protect against the dangers of … Read More

F.K. Sweet Kindergarten and First Graders Experimenting

Kindergarten and 1st grade Challenge students at Frances K Sweet enjoyed a science experiment testing Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students loved doing the investigation and seeing the science in action. Pictured from left, Travis Walker, Charlotte Sellers, and Samantha Leonard.

American Heart Association National Wear Red Day

On February 6th, students and staff of St. Lucie County were dressed in red in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness about heart disease in women. Pictured are Treasure Coast High School dance class, under the organization of their teacher and Wellness Champion, Ana Bolt-Turrall, and Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts staff, under the organization of their Wellness Champion, Heather Ricksecker.

White City Elementary is Implementing Grace Packs

White City Elementary is a school which has 100% of its students receiving both free breakfast and free lunch based on the poverty level of our families. But often, when they go home, there is little or no food to eat. These families have been impacted by loss of jobs, illness or choosing to pay a utility bill over a food bill because of necessity. We are trying to help our students by instituting Grace Packs, a program whose goal is to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner food items at the end of each school week to students whose families … Read More

Maryann Umile Recognized as Senior Volunteer of the Year in Florida

Maryann Umile was recognized at Bayshore Elementary by Superintendent Genelle Yost as Florida’s Senior Volunteer of the year in Florida for zone 3.   Mrs. Umile’s patience and dedication are evident in the over 15,000 hours of volunteering that she has given throughout the past fifteen years at Bayshore.   Pictured (from left to right) are Principal Lori Anne Reid, Superintendent of St. Lucie Public Schools Genelle Yost, Maryann Umile, District Volunteer Coordinator Martha Underwood and kindergarten teacher Annette Hawkins.

St. Lucie Elementary Celebrates Families and Fun!

Students, Families, and Staff came together to celebrate our annual Valentine’s Dance!  The dance was a success with a photo booth, face painting, and tasty treats!  The DJ played hit after hit and everyone danced the night away!

Frances K Sweet Students have Visitors on Chess Day

Dr. Kevin Perry and Mrs. Genelle Yost spent time observing Mrs. Lisa McGuire’s third grade class playing chess.  The chess program called “First Move” was implemented this school year for all Second and Third grade classes at Frances K. Sweet Magnet School.  The children are learning how to use and deepen their critical thinking skills through this program. Students pictured with Dr. Kevin Perry are Brie Gould and Christopher Gomez.

Tryouts for Summer Musical Seussical

Do you know a child who can act, sing & dance? Talented St. Lucie County school students are invited to try-out for the 19th annual St. Lucie County School Board Summer Musical on Wednesday, March 4th in the Port St. Lucie High school auditorium at 1201 SE Lennard Road, beginning at 6 pm. This year’s show is the rollicking hit musical Seussical, to be performed June 17th- June 21st, with roles available for children ages 8-18.  Students must currently attend a St. Lucie County school, but no experience is required.  No prepared material is required for audition, but students should … Read More

Fort Pierce Central BETA Club Qualifies for Nationals

Fort Pierce Central (FPC) High’s BETA Club celebrated a winning performance January 16-17 in Orlando at the State BETA Conference. They placed 3rd out of 17 teams in the Quiz Bowl Competition and qualified to compete at National BETA Convention this summer in Nashville, TN. Since this was the first time they participated at State Convention the team was thrilled with their results! Congratulations Cobras! The winning team is pictured: from left Cody Nichoson, Sara Ramkissoon, Bryce Starr, Riley Kicker, Andrew Caputo and Andrew Collins. Look for more great things to come from BETA Club at FPC!

Our STAR Recipient

Barbara Ricks, the Business Education teacher at St. Lucie West K-8, accepted the STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award at the School Board Meeting on February 10, 2015. Mrs. Ricks is one dedicated teacher and employee. She is the Business Partner Coordinator, member of the School Advisory Council, member of the District Advisory Council, Step Team Coach, FBLA Advisor, Facilitator for Title I tutoring, STEM Rap Battle Coordinator, and the former MLK Committee Coordinator. Mrs. Ricks did all these activities while completing her MBA and ED Leadership degrees. She embodies what it means to be a lifelong learner. To say … Read More

Village Green Teacher Wins Third Award from Governor Rick Scott

Jacqueline was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in Education Award for the elementary (K-5) category. This award was accompanied by a check for $1500. During his announcement of this year’s award program Governor Scott said, “This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring African-American innovators who have helped make Florida a great place to work, live and visit…Ann and I are also looking forward to recognizing some of the many great African American educators who are helping prepare our students for future success.” Mrs. Harris is no stranger to Governor Scott’s commendations. In … Read More

Skyping with Guest Readers at Savanna Ridge Elementary!

James Dean from Thinking Maps Skyped students in Mrs. de la Cruz Kindergarten class at Savanna Ridge Elementary and read the book, Tough Boris by Mem Fox.  Students in VPK through fifth grade enjoyed special guest readers from the community, district personnel and volunteers that came to read their favorite stories to students in classrooms.

Palm Pointe Middle School Soccer Champions

Palm Pointe Educational Research School won the St. Lucie County Middle School Soccer Championship on Saturday, February 7.  The coach of the team was Mr. Robert Santoro, Physical Education teacher and athletic director at the school.  “It was truly a team effort throughout the day as both the offense and defense had outstanding performances,”  said  Mrs. Santoro. This was their first soccer championship.  Ms. Debra Snyder, principal at Palm Pointe, and Mr. Santoro, are very proud of the athletes who worked so hard.  Congratulations, Rockets on this outstanding accomplishment. Pictured from left is: Back Row (standing) – Nemuel Robinson, Nicholas Gebert, Michael … Read More

Jags Take the Lead

The Jaguar Battalion began the drill season with an amazing start. They earned first place overall at the first meet held at Jupiter High School. Our drill team competed against 7 other schools. The Jaguars placed in the following events: First place- Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, Second place- Female Armed Squad commanded by Ashlee Seipel, Third place- Female Unarmed Squad commanded by Jamie Triplett, Third place- Male Unarmed Platoon commanded by Tyler Lynn, First place- Male Armed Platoon commanded by Anson Rivera,  Third place- Male Armed Squad commanded by Jaffrey Murankus, and First Place- Dual Exhibition, executed … Read More