The Speakers Bureau Special Guest Speakers at Ft. Pierce Westwood High School this month were Mr. Nick Mimms, Ft. Pierce City Manager, and Mr. Joseph Smith, St. Lucie Count Clerk of Courts. Mr. Mimms and Mr. Smith encouraged the students by letting them know that despite road blocks and opposition, continue to work hard and dream big. Dr. Donna Mills also spoke to the students about the importance of paying it forward.
The Speakers Bureau Special Guest Speaker at Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8 this month was Mr. Alex Oge, where he is also the Assistant Principal. Mr. Oge’s presentation and personal reflections of his path to success captivated the students and gave help to inspire students to work hard to achieve their goals in life. “Nothing is impossible if you work hard and get a good education” – Mr. Alex Oge
Ms. Valerie Arendas a teacher at Port St. Lucie High in Fort Pierce was among 23 teachers selected to be a Behring Teacher Ambassador for National History Day® during the 2016-2017 school year. To be selected recipients must show outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students’ interest in history education. Candidates must be excellent classroom teachers who are past winners of the Behring Teacher Award in their state or affiliate program. Arendas was awarded the Florida Behring Teacher Award for classroom excellence in National History Day’s Senior division in 2012. The 2016–2017 National History Day theme is Taking a
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Celebrate Music in Our Schools with area bands and choral ensembles as they fill the Fenn Center with the sound of music on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools. With over 500 students from across the District performing, audiences will enjoy a wide range of musical selections as students showcase their talents for their community. The concert, hosted by Jane Whitaker, will be presented in round robin style. The theme for this year’s celebration is Music Inspires! According to Whitaker, “Music is a
Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector. St. Lucie County’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in Healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level. Note: Completion of Health Science Anatomy and Physiology and Health Science Foundations may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350). However, this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for
Mariposa Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind team led by Mrs. Jennifer Scipioni competed in the Palms Regional tournament in Riviera Beach, Florida. They competed in Division 1 for problem number 5 titled “Furs, Fins, Feathers and Friends.” They were one out of eight teams that decided to solve this problem. To solve this problem they created a comedic play about three animal friends (a hummingbird, a black panther, and a puffer fish) that helped a stranger get new pants, helped each other think positively with an adventure song, and helped all animals survive by finding King Arthur the Ant and
Fourth and Fifth Grade students in 21st CCLC received donated “Walk-Its” from The Walking Classroom. Students walk three times per week, while listening to content related pod-casts. Students track their heart rate and total steps. Floresta students LOVE getting fit while learning!
Students in Mrs. Kasey Ascani’s second grade class at Frances K. Sweet had a visitor from UF USDA lab. Sean Reif, parent of Arianne Reif, came in to do a presentation about plants and afterwards the class enjoyed some of the delicious fruit that grows on them. Pictured from left to right: Sean Reif, Jeffery Stephens, Tyleb Phinzee, Arianne Reif, Danny Parrish
Treasure Coast High School brought home many awards (and had a lot of fun, too) from their recent FPSA event. Take a look at the awards! Our Criminal Justice Academy is on a ROLL! Look at the awards they brought home! Marketing Poster – 5th Place: Kyrah Carter and 1st Place: Selina Velazquez Community Service Project – 2nd Place: Aaliyah Brown Use of Force Novice – 2nd Place: Tim Ferriera Use of Force Advanced Team – 5th Place: (Tim Ferriera, Alexis Bednarcik , Noah Duren, & Matthew Ferriera) Job Seeking Skills – 1st Place: Ariana Ramos Miss Public Service –
St. Lucie Public Schools Spring 2016 Commencement Schedule Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Port St. Lucie High School Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Treasure Coast High School Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – Lincoln Park Academy Friday, May 20, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – St. Lucie West Centennial High School Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. – Ft. Pierce Westwood High School Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. – Ft. Pierce Central High School Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. – Mosaic Digital Academy Tuesday, May 24,
During Spring Break, thirty Home Depot employees and volunteers enhanced the Samuel S. Gaines Academy campus with a Kids at Hope Garden. Volunteers installed an irrigation system, built plant boxes and fences, transplanted trees, and beautified the garden area with new sod and mulch. This garden will be a school-wide, student-managed initiative to learn how to plant, grow, and maintain a variety of crops. The SGA Kids at Hope Committee, in partnership with the St. Lucie Education Foundation Inc., applied for and was awarded a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to fund construction of this vegetable and herb garden.
Celebrate Music in Our Schools with area bands and choral ensembles as they fill the Fenn Center with the sound of music on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools. With over 500 students from across the District performing, audiences will enjoy a wide range of musical selections as students showcase their talents for their community. The concert, hosted by Jane Whitaker, will be presented in round robin style. The theme for this year’s celebration is Music Inspires! According to Whitaker, “Music is a creative process that serves
Every leader has to start somewhere and Girls State has been the starting point for many successful young students. The Girls State program is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion for High School students between their junior and senior years. Port Saint Lucie High Jaguar Battalion’s Cadet Captain Kaylee Zuidema was one of this year’s representatives. During the program, the participants are first divided up into subgroups referred to as cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. The cadets get the opportunity to
Sixty Forest Grove students got the experience of a lifetime on March 17 when they got to see the Miami Heat play at the American Airlines Arena. After the game, students were able to go on the court and take a shot from the free throw line just like the players do! This elite group of Bulldogs were nominated by their teachers for doing well in school academically and behaviorally. Students also won a spot on the trip through PBIS events. All of these well-deserving students will write about their experience at the game to share with the rest
#MosaicStudentsLoveScience Mosaic Digital Academy congratulates Joseph B. for his accomplishment at the 2016 St. Lucie County Regional Science Fair. Joseph placed 2nd in his category: Intelligent Machines, Robotics, and System Software.
St. Lucie Public Schools offers advanced learning opportunities for students as they prepare for college and the world of work. Advanced Placement, Advanced International Education Certificate (AICE), Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate
Career and Technical Education Programs expand students’ opportunities for college and career readiness. As the world gets more and more competitive, it’s imperative that we provide the opportunity for students to continue their education beyond high school and train them in the skills that our businesses need today. Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a range of opportunities in everything from engineering technologies to culinary arts to automotive repair to accounting and finance. Take a closer look at the CTE Programs SLPS has to offer. You will like what you see. http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/cte/
In today’s global economy, the study of cross border transactions of good, services, and resources between two or more nations is increasingly important. International Business includes the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations, and related problems, monetary issues, international business policies, and applications to doing business in other countries and markets. (Treasure Coast High School)
Graphic designers develop and create designs for a variety of media including print publications, websites, and computer animation projects. Motion picture, computer, and video game companies also employ 3D animators and graphic designers due to increasing demand for high-quality visual effects, interactive media, and multi-player gaming solutions. These artists and designers also work in less high-profile industries including research and scientific interests. (St. Lucie West Centennial High School)