Literacy Week at Weatherbee Elementary

Literacy Week was a huge success at Weatherbee Elementary.  We had several planned events that helped promote literacy and get the students excited about reading.  To start the week off, students participated in the “Million Minute Marathon” where WBE read 17,421 minutes!  Another powerful activity was the “Buddy Reading” between different grade levels.  It was great to see the older students teaching the younger ones and the little ones sharing their fluency with older students who they look up to.  The week ended with our wonderful community members sharing their favorite book with the students.  The students really enjoyed hearing from … Read More

Savanna Ridge Students celebrate Literacy Week with Bingo for Books

Students at Savanna Ridge Elementary enjoyed celebrating Literacy Week 2015 with Books, Bingo and Baked Ziti night.  Students and families came out for a delicious baked ziti dinner and played multiple rounds of Bingo.  There were many smiling faces as students were able to come up on stage and pick a book of their choice after winning!

Reading with Dads at F.K. Sweet!

Frances K Sweet celebrated Literacy Week by inviting dads in to read to classes.  The students in Melanie Francisco’s kindergarten class enjoyed being read to by Reverend Ham.  His son, Thomas, was beyond thrilled  to have his dad read one of his favorite books to his class. 

Author Michael Anthony Steele Visits Bayshore

Bayshore Elementary School students participated in Celebrate Literacy Week!  Fourth and fifth grade students had a visit from author Michael Anthony Steele who shared his experiences as a writer and screenwriter.  Pictured is Alana Edwards, fourth grade student from Ms. Duprey’s class, with Michael Anthony Steele after signing a poster of his latest release, the novelization of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.  

SLPS Supports March of Dimes March for Babies

Students and teachers from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) along with private pre-kindergarten partners rallied in the month of January to collect dimes in support of March of Dimes March for Babies. On Wednesday, students and teachers convened at Lawnwood Stadium to run the track in segments. Collectively, the segments represented the distance of the total number of dimes collected if they were to be placed side-by-side. 58,880 dimes were collected! In distance, that equates to approximately 2.5 miles; in dollars, that equates to $5,880.00. As children populated the track, they were greeted by Curious George and each participating school … Read More

New School Visitor System

In an effort to continually improve the safety and security of your children, St. Lucie Public Schools will be using a new visitor management system called Raptor beginning February 17th. All campus visitors, including parents and alumni, will need to have their driver’s license or military ID available. The Raptor system accesses a national database, preventing anyone who should not be on our campus from gaining access. No one will be allowed to be on campus without a picture ID badge printed up by the Raptor system. The first time you submit your ID, this sophisticated system takes about one … Read More

Southport Middle School Celebrates Literacy

Southport students celebrated Literacy Week with a giant book swap, popcorn, raffles, and a beautiful afternoon in the courtyard. Students were asked to bring in a gently used book  they have read and enjoyed, and would recommend to a friend. There were plenty of wonderful books to choose from. The book exchange was just one of the fun ways students had the chance to celebrate literacy with their fellow classmates.

Books and Blankets a Success at APF

Allapattah Flats K8 hosted a fun-filled literacy event called Books and Blankets, January 15th. Reading stations included the integration of math and science. Families rotated through stations led by teachers and staff. Some stations were set up outside and teachers read to students with flashlights and lanterns. We also had a visit from some nocturnal animals. Families enjoyed reading under the stars, making crafts, and gazing into the sky with telescopes.

Mariposa Teacher receives the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary annually recognize the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively.  Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. The local VFW’s of Martin County, St Lucie County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, Glades, and Hendry County are proud to elect Michelle Smith, second grade teacher at Mariposa Elementary School in St Lucie County, this year for the elementary award. Michelle was first nominated by Rosemary Ayers, Veterans and … Read More

Weatherbee’s Peer Leadership Luncheon

For 36 male students at Weatherbee Elementary, It was an exciting lunch. Indeed, Commissioner Kim Johnson was the guest of honor at the Peer Leadership Luncheon. This luncheon is special program targeting African American male students with low reading proficiency or social/emotional challenges. Every month, these students get together for lunch as they are being motivated by successful African American males from the community. For the month of January, Commissioner Kim Johnson exceeded all expectations as he used his life story to inspire our Peer Leaders.  Before he was elected Commissioner of district 5 in St Lucie County, Mr. Kim … Read More

Fun-run, Fund-raising, Fitness and Fundamental Life Skills Combine at MSE

Students in Grades K-5 ran laps to raise funds for Morningside PTO.  Throughout the previous week Boosterthon personnel ( and the PTO conducted a pep rally, sent out information, and presented fitness, leadership and character lessons as the students participated.  Sponsors and parents pledged per lap or a set amount to help the students,  and each students goal was to walk, dance, hop, or run 35 mini laps.

5th Graders at APF Make STEAM

Fifth grade students, Jaden Finch, Levi Jackson and Liliana Rivera, worked together as a group to complete their STEAM design challenge. Their goal was to create a water slide that was tall and safe by bringing a marble to the bottom and landing in a cup. In this design challenge the students incorporated their knowledge of force, motion, friction, building, measuring and creating prototypes!

Northport Participates in Celebrate Literacy Florida!

Northport K-8 School was so pleased to participate with hundreds of other schools across Saint Lucie County and the state of Florida in the annual “Celebrate Literacy, Florida” initiative. Northport students were able to participate in a wide array of events including, “Buddy Reading Day” where students partnered with younger or older children to read, “Reading Rocks, Crazy Socks Day”, “Drop Everything and Read Day”, “Buddy Bear Reading Day” and “Community Reading Day.” The school welcomed twelve local veterans from the “Northport Veterans Partners in Education Program”, Superintendent, Genelle Yost and school board member, Deborah Hawley to read to our … Read More

SLE Lynx Leaders: PBS for Great Character Traits

On January 22, 2015 students that were selected as Lynx Leader (student of the month)  at St. Lucie Elementary were honored at a special ceremony. They were awarded student of the month for showing the character trait of HONESTY in class and on campus.  Here, 5th grade student, Javier Carrera, shows off his Lynx Leader certificate!

F K Sweet DAR Essay Winners

Cora Stickney Harper Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution was proud to announce the winners of the DAR American History Essay Contest. The contest was open to all public and private schools 5-8th grade.  Frances K Sweet Magnet School was proud that all three place holders for fifth grade were from our school. The title for this year’s contest was:  “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island”. First Place  Adriana Varn, Second Place Brooke Adams, and Third Place Mackenzie Kenney. Pictured left to right, Mackenzie, Brooke, and Adriana.

Jaguars at Morningside CSI Night

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion went to Morningside Elementary School to take part in the school’s CSI night. The leaders of the night were the School Resource Officers from Morningside and Port Saint Lucie, Officer White (Morningside). The objective was to use investigative skills taught by the SRO’s to find clues and evidence that they could use to capture the thief of the children’s gifts. The cadets acted as the arresting officers and the students from Morningside Elementary were the investigators. This was a great experience for the students and cadets to further their knowledge of law … Read More

Palm Pointe winners of MLK Week of Kindness Contest

Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition is so honored to win first place for the Martin Luther King Jr. “Week of Kindness”. The school did several activities during that week. Students in all grade levels K-8 decorated their doors with the Kindness theme. A school wide Diversity of Kindness wall was created by students who submitted kindness drawings and sayings. Teachers were given Kindness Coins to pass out to students and teachers for random acts of kindness throughout the week. To end the week students and staff dressed in one of the Kindness Colors for our Diversity of Kindness … Read More

Dan McCarty Middle School Chorus Participates in Four County Honors Choir Concert

Seventeen students representing Dan McCarty Middle School recently joined their voices with other middle school singers from around the Treasure Coast area to participate in the Four County Middle School Honors Choir at Indian River State College. Each year, middle and high school choruses from Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties come together to rehearse and perform a concert with guest clinicians. The students are selected based on their musicianship skills and the recommendation of their chorus director. Dr. Rolanda Jones directs the Dan McCarty Middle School chorus.

Northport Media Center Hosts Fifth Leadership Summit

Middle grades students at Northport K-8 School have been working diligently on learning how to build strong leadership skills. Through a series of guest community leaders, students are learning to generate and pose deeper level questions about a variety of topics and to dig deeper and get into a more provocative atmosphere of questioning. Students have asked extended, well thought out questions of each guest and then have been learning to respond to those questions with follow up questions. The platform allows students to get out of their comfort zone, stand up and pose questions on serious issues and to … Read More