Treasured Turtles at SGA

Treasured Turtles at SGA

Rebecca and Cody Mott from the Inwater Research group conducted a Treasured Turtles program with Gaines Academy 6th grade science classes. The program engaged, educated, and stimulated the students into thinking about the world of marine science and ocean conservation. The students especially enjoyed the hands-on artifacts and specimens.

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Middle School Transition Meeting

Middle School Transition Meeting

What: Transition Meeting to support 7th and 8th Grade Families of Students with Disabilities

When: Tuesday, March 15th – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: SLPS  Board Office – Community Room

Focus: Diploma Pathways, Graduation Requirements, Legislative Changes

Transition Meeting

2015-2016 St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering STEM Fair Competition Winners Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In a recent awards ceremony, students, parents, teachers, and community members from across the county gathered to celebrate the winners in the various categories of this year’s Science and Engineering STEM Fair competition. Students were judged on their challenging scientific questions, their research practices, and their problem solving procedures. From this elite group, 14 students were selected to compete this March in Lakeland at the State level competition, and three students will take their projects to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) this coming May in Phoenix, Arizona.

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the State and International Science and Engineering STEM Fairs:

State Science Fair Qualifiers

Junior Division

Jillian Markle, LPA

Callie Zheng, LPA

Jack Krasulak, STA

Emily Ebner, FGM

Asha Budhai, OAK

Senior Division

Koushal  Rao, LPA

Haniya Shareef, LPA

Shreya Reddy, LPA

Kevin Duan, LPA

Christopher Swinford, FPC

Anthony Oreo, FPC

Haley Jezewski, Olivet

Peter Jones, Olivet

Alexis Beans, FPC

International Science Fair Qualifiers

Koushal  Rao, LPA

Haniya Shareef, LPA

Shreya Reddy, LPA

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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St. Lucie Public Schools Human Resources Executive Director Announced

St. LUCIE COUNTY — Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced Rafael Sanchez as the new executive director of Human Resources for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) which is St. Lucie County’s largest employer. Sanchez will relocate from his role as Human Resources Assistant Director of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland to assume his new position in April. “The recruitment and retention of quality educators and support staff is critical to the quality education all students deserve,” said Gent.  “Hiring the best and the brightest is our goal for our schools and our community. We recognize the need to maintain a more consistent workforce for the sake of continuing our growth as a premier center for education.  With Sanchez’s notable achievements, I am confident we will see positive changes to support our schools and our community.”

No stranger to the Sunshine State, Sanchez is looking forward to returning to Florida where he spent six years as a human resources manager for Orange County Public Schools guiding transformation, increasing efficiency, and enhancing customer service ratings.  Sanchez said that he is looking forward to serving the community, employees, and students of St. Lucie Public Schools.

He feels a strong connection to the SLPS mission statement which is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed. He said, “This coincides and resonates with my own personal core values and beliefs of a Human Resources professional working in public education.”  Sanchez is committed to his work in public education and indicated that is one of the most significant careers a person can choose to pursue.   “I am committed to ensuring our students, teachers and staff have all the resources, service, and knowledge my role and team can provide.  Like our mission statement, I am guided by making sure all of our Human Resources decisions directly impact both student and employee safety and enhance academic success.”

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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