Congratulations to members of the SLPS family for demonstrating outstanding customer service. This month’s STAR Award recipients are:
Daphne Anderson, Trencia Scott (Transportation)
Jennifer Del Carpio (Personnel)
Jeff Diefendorf (Maintenance)
Nile Gentry (ITS)
Joanie Marquez (Rivers Edge Elementary – 3rd grade teacher)
Craig Jerome, Kevin Perry, Elker Harris, Pam Hazelief, Thom Jones, Emily McNutt, Henry Sanabria, Candace Stone, Jane Whitaker (Night of the Stars Committee)
George Petroff, Mark Woods (Security)
A Proclamation read by Christine Hill designated the month of March, 2016 as Music In Our Schools Month, and Dr. Kevin Perry recognized students and teachers for their musical accomplishments.
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation and The Aaron Project (honoring the memory of Aaron Beauchamp) presented two grants to schools from the Aaron Project Arts in Education grant program. Thom Jones, Education Foundation Executive Director, introduced Vicki Rodriguez, board member of the Aaron Project, to present the grants.
Tad Fisher of the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance presented St. Lucie Public Schools with the Silver Level Recognition for the Worksite Wellness Award for Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Benefits. Stacy Jacobson, Wellness Manager and champion for healthy choices, submitted the application on behalf of SLPS. The award is based upon the Public Health Services Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence to effect cessation treatments.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools were announced at this evening’s Board Meeting. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards were provided to 13 schools in the District. (Throughout the entire state, there are only 150 model schools. St. Lucie is proud to celebrate 13 of these schools.)
The model schools have met specific criteria as established through the University of South Florida’s PBIS project and have reported innovative, creative and functional ways of supporting PBIS/MTSS in their respective schools.