Gaines Super Hero Scientists

Gaines Academy Vice Principal Alex “Batman” Oge exciting the 5th grade students about the science expo and plans to make them Super Hero Scientists. For the next four weeks the students will have guest scientists conducting hands-on experiments and all fifth grade students will attend a science resource class each day. Gaines Academy is Powered Up about science!

Bayshore’s 5th Annual Community Resource Night

Bayshore hosted its 5th annual Community Resource Night! Families that attended had the opportunity to learn about community and school resources. Valuable information was shared from Children’s Services Council, Kids at Hope, St. Lucie County Health Department, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many more local organizations. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department also provided fingerprinting services and hosted the Bike Rodeo to teach students about safety rules when riding a bike. Pictured, from left to right, is Officer Estrada with third-grader Robert Rodriquez and second-grader Amaris Rodriguez, after completing the Bike Rodeo.

Forest Grove Middle Chorus

FGMS Chorus sang beautifully in their first choral festival (MPAs) earning an overall ‘Excellent’ rating. A great start for these talented students!

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Oak Hammock K-8 School – Belkis Madera and the 6th grade students of Oak Hammock School hosts the Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Child Survivors of the Holocaust from Palm Beach County were their very special guests and speakers. Thirty child survivors attended the Remembrance Day to share their stories and experiences with students. 

Naviance – College and Career Readiness Tool

St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to launch Naviance, a web-based comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes. Stay up-to-date with your student and support his/her college and career goals. For login information, please contact your school’s guidance counselor.

Accounting Operations

The accounting field is very diverse.  Bookkeepers and accountants work in a variety of industries including fashion, law, government, entertainment, sports, telecommunications, and marketing.  Students learn about manual and computerized accounting systems.  After graduating, students are ready to work in record keeping or go on to advanced training at the college level. (St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Engineering Technology

Engineering is the creative application of scientific and mathematical principles to design, build, and maintain structure, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.  The discipline of engineering is extremely broad including aeronautical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical.  Engineering Technology studies incorporates foundational concepts that apply to all of these areas. (Lincoln Park Academy, Treasure Coast High School)

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts means “the art of cooking.” Culinary Arts is much more than simply cooking to those involved in the industry. Those working on an education in Culinary Arts can become chefs at small establishments or large, fine-dining restaurants. If you’re comfortable in the kitchen and enjoy the art of cooking, a career in culinary arts could be right for you. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High, School, Treasure Coast High School)  

Allied Health

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 1 and Health Science 2 may be substituted for one science credit in Anatomy and Physiology (2000350).   However, this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an … Read More


Technological and economic factors have changed the way people around the world perceive the importance of agriculture.  Agritechnology is the teaching of agricultural sciences, natural resources, land management, and the 21st Century tools and technologies used in the field.  The curriculum includes horticulture, livestock management, agricultural science, and more.   It is taught through hands-on experiences that prepare students for both entry-level jobs and/or higher-level education. (Fort Pierce Westwood High School)

Early Childhood Education

The field of Early Childhood Education includes teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and others who assist young children in education and development. Specific responsibilities vary based on the job and the age of the children.  Hands-on learning allows students to explore this career field and work with young children in educational facilities. (Fort Pierce Central High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School)

Digital Media / Multimedia Design

Digital media production is the study of media creation and display through media outlets such as the Internet. This includes audio and video streaming and hybrids of the two. Interactive media or rich media combines video, audio, and user participation. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Treasure Coast High School)

Microsoft IT Academy

The Microsoft IT Academy teaches students a greater mastery of Microsoft products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Students increase personal productivity and technical skills by earning Industry Certification as Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS). Technology skills and certification taught lead students to be college and career ready for today’s technology-centered job market. (Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood School, Port St. Lucie High School, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Treasure Coast High School)

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.

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Dan McCarty Singing Eagles Earn Superior Rating For Inspiring Performance

The Singing Eagles Choir from Dan McCarty Middle School recently participated in the District 13 Music Performance Assessment earning straight “Superior” ratings. The choir received an “A” rating from all four judges in performance and sight-reading. In addition, the students were highly praised for their performance. The chorus is directed by Dr. Rolanda A. Jones.

Windmill Point Elementary FSA Family Trivia Night

Windmill Point families enjoyed learning important information about the upcoming FSA assessments through a fun night of family trivia! Families worked together to solve problems like the ones their children will see on FSA. Three families were crowned as FSA Family Trivia royalty! 1st Place – Team Justice – Finnegan O’Brien 2nd Place – The Gators – Sophie Pasciotty 3rd Place – Jensen Family – Aiden Allen-Jensen 1st Place – Finnegan O’Brien 2nd Place – Sophie Pasciotty 3rd Place – Aiden Allen-Jensen

Jaguar Battalion Drill Team – First Place

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Drill Team hosted the 22nd Annual Area Three Drill Meet. Best school overall was determined by the combined scores of the male and female drill teams. Our drill team competed against 18 other schools, and earned First Place overall. The Jaguars did an outstanding job and will be training hard for the Florida State Final Drill Competition in Lakeland, FL on April 15th-16th. Congratulations to all of the cadets.