9/11 Heroes Tribute

On September 11th, SGA paid tribute to our heroes by hosting a grandparents breakfast and dedicating a mural to law enforcement and firefighters. Art Teacher Jordan Emerson along with SGA students created the mural, SGA Stands United, to let first responders know that we appreciate and support them. (Pictured are: Principal Wilke, Assistant Principal Smith, SRD Horowitz and SRO Captain Scavuzzo)

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Named From St. Lucie Public Schools

“Geoffrey Zheng, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy (LPA) in Fort Pierce has been named as one of the semifinalists for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program,” announced Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “This is a prestigious honor, and I am very proud of Geoffrey’s achievement and the instructional support he has received. He is a fine representative of students in our schools.” LPA Principal Henry Sanabria had the pleasure of sharing the news with Zeng who said, “I am honored to have been selected as a semi-finalist.  I realize that all of my hard work throughout high school has paid … Read More

Bayshore students and staff stand united in the Circle of Hope

On September 15, Bayshore students and staff members participated in the Circle of Hope.  The Circle of Hope is a cancer awareness event that honors those who have gone on a journey battling cancer.  On the third Tuesday of September of every year, members of the St. Lucie Public Schools stand united for hope and a cure for cancer.

Mariposa Elementary Receives a Grant

At Mariposa Elementary, our very own first grade teacher, Ms. Toni Baptiste, recently received a grant from PetCo for their Pets in the Classroom program! Her class now has a special addition, Sebastian, a hermit crab, that will help the students learn about animals and their environment. Students will understand that living things have needs to help them grow. This will also provide students a great experience for careful observation to better understand the natural world. Congratulations Ms. Baptiste!

Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Westwood High Schools to Pilot Learning Innovation

Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Westwood High Schools to Pilot Learning Innovation ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) launches Access Now, a pilot program to support anytime/anywhere learning and access to content which supports students’ college and career readiness skills. This initiative includes a laptop distributed to every student and teacher at Port St. Lucie High School and Fort Pierce Westwood High School. With distribution slated to begin on September 8th, there is tremendous excitement in the air. According to Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, “Supporting teaching and learning through these workforce tools and networks is a … Read More

School District Receives $300,000.00 Grant

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced the District was awarded a Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant from the State of Florida for over $300,000. The goal of this grant is to improve content knowledge tied directly to the Florida Standards for the purpose of creating quality educators and increasing student achievement. Through the funding of the grant, 27 SLPS 4th-8th grade teachers will be enrolled in the         U-FUTuRES Certificate Program with the University of Florida. This program consists of five, 8-week courses that will be offered sequentially online using state-of-the-art … Read More

Family Night at C.A. Moore Elementary

C. A. Moore Elementary, Parent Academy, and 21st Century partnered for a Family Night. The families ate dinner together and had conversation cards at each table to generate family discussions. After dinner, the students remained in the cafeteria for science activities and the parents transitioned to the media center for parent activities facilitated by Donna Gibson from Parent Academy. These sessions will be held monthly at CAM.

Morningside grandparents are center stage!

Morningside Elementary celebrated Grandparents’ Day a little early.  The grandparents were invited to join their students for lunch on the stage, in front of the stage, and throughout the cafe to celebrate the importance of family supporting education and their students!

Southern Oaks Middle School Students Visit the Media Center

The students at Southern Oaks Middle School began their weekly visit to the Media Center in September.  The students will come to the media center each week for 15 minutes through Science, Social Studies and Language Arts classes to check out books.  Each week, the students will come to the media center with a different class.  During this time, Ms. Odom (Media Specialist) and Mr. Knight (Media Clerk) will read from a variety of  books to help the students venture out of their reading preference to something a little different.  Eighth grade student Sebastian Lippard has started reading his book. … Read More

Northport VPK-8 School Educates and Commemorates on 9/11

Each school year, Northport is pleased and proud to present to our students many different educational experiences about the tragedy of September 11, 2001. This year has been no different. Students in Melanie Polascak’s fifth grade class learned about the Survivor’s Tree which withstood the fall of the Twin Towers. Students made their own quilt to display in the school hallway to remember the Survivor’s Tree. Students also signed a “Northport American Children’s Pledge” to be great citizens of the United States of America. Those pledges line the hallways of Northport. The “Northport American Children’s Pledge” was recited over the … Read More

St. Lucie Reading Council

During Tuesday’s (9/8/15) School Board Meeting (also International Literacy Day), St. Lucie County’s Reading Council read a proclamation stating that each Wednesday during the 2015-2016 school year will be recognized as a day to promote a passion for literacy.

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

A Committee of school and community leaders brought forth a proclamation at the September 8 School Board Meeting — Dads Bring Your Child to School Day. St. Lucie Public Schools, along with other school districts in Florida, will recognize this initiative on September 30, 2015. St. Lucie sees this as a movement rather than a moment to promote involvement of dads and male care givers in the lives of their students.

STAR Awards – Exceptional Customer Service

STAR Awards St. Lucie Public Schools recognizes its team members for exceptional customer service each month. T his month’s recipients were: West Gate K – 8 Team (Jennifer Harris, Ron Noble, Dana Buehrig, Christopher Calvo, Natalie Collis, Sean McInerney, and Andrea Malin): With approximately 600 students being picked up daily, this team has implemented a safe and organized pan to ensure that all students get to their parents’ cars safely – rain or shine. Finance Team (Barbara Audette as a representative for the Payroll Department): With an eye toward the needs of the SLPS staff during the recent weather event … Read More

Learn About @ccess Now

@ccess Now is a fundamental shift in teaching and learning to support the mission of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS): to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Students will have access to a digital learning device and personalized, blended, interactive curriculum to support their acquisition of personal learning goals. Teachers to more effectively facilitate instruction, manage curriculum, collaborate with their peers, and engage today’s digitally wired students. This initiative is not about a device per se; it is about providing 24/7 access to content. This is about learning … Read More

Operation Stoplifting at Southport Middle School

Students from each Social Studies class at Southport Middle School were invited to a visit the media center for a presentation by the Port Saint Lucie Police Department for a program initiative called Operation Stoplifting. The program led by Stacy Paton, Crime Prevention Specialist for the PSLPD, and Officer Frank Borges who updated students on the hazards of shoplifting. Students learned about the technical camera systems that are now in retail stores and spent time discussing the consequences of shoplifting.  Ms. Paton showed students examples of job, college and  military applications, and the reality of background checks. The children learned … Read More