Mariposa Supports the American Heart Association

A note from the American Heart Association to Mariposa Elementary: On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school’s donation. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you. Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school’s contribution will significantly impact our fight … Read More

SLWK-8 Student’s Artwork Selected for Exhibit

Tama Jeanchery’s artwork entitled “Rooted Heart” was recently entered in The Dali Museum’s 2016 Florida statewide Student Surrealist Art Exhibit: Between Dream and Reality. We are proud to announce that it was chosen to be exhibited at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL this summer. Tama is an 8th grade student at SLWK-8. Her art teacher is Mrs. Jaime Mazzo. Great work, Tama!

Fort Pierce Westwood High School: Algebra II FSA Cheering Squad

Today our teachers wore supportive t-shirts and cheered the students on as they headed to their classes to take the Algebra II FSA Exam. Panther spirit is alive and well at FPWHS! From left to right: Mr. Session, Mr. Woltjen, Mrs. Phillips-Hill, Mrs. Harris, Ms. Woods, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Latortue, Mrs. Frazier, Mr. Weicks, Mr. Neil, Ms. Cuevas

Centennial Honors Retiring Athletic Director

St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Baseball Program honored outgoing Athletic Director John Messina prior to their last scheduled regular season contest against Port St. Lucie High School. The longtime AD/coach threw out the first pitch to his former catcher, Johnnie Rhoden, who is now the Head Coach at PSLHS. Messina’s resume as a head coach includes over 400 victories, State Championships, multiple Major League players and countless collegiate scholarships at Monsignor Pace in Miami, Port St. Lucie High School, and Jensen Beach High School. As an Athletic Director, Messina brought the State Sportsmanship Award to SLW Centennial a record … Read More

LPA Spring Senior Athlete Signings

On Friday, April 15th at Lincoln Park Academy, we had the honor of congratulating four more of our seniors.   Each student athlete has committed to their college and/or university to further their education and continuing their sport of choice. They are as follows:  Taylor Sukmana: Golf – Palm Beach Atlantic University; Brooke Johnson: Swimming – Florida Atlantic University; Anthony Marian: Soccer – Florida Southern University; and Aidas Kavaliauskas:Swimming – Florida Atlantic University.  

SGA Recycle Program

7th grade students at Samuel Gaines have started a recycling program. While conducting Project Citizen research, students discovered that Samuel Gaines did not have a recycling program and realized the effects on the environment.  Through the help of 7th and 8th grade teachers, they were able to start a recycling program partnering with Fort Pierce Recycling. Every Thursday students pick up recycling items from teachers classroom. Currently the program only accepts paper, but students hope to expand to all recyclable items. In just the first few weeks of the program, the students were able to fill four recycling bins full … Read More

Northport Media Center Encourages Summer Reading!

Northport VPK-8 School Media Center is working with the Saint Lucie County Public Library System to help students and families achieve reading success, assist in helping to promote summer reading and to make reading and public library programming easily accessible while the school is closed for summer break. The Saint Lucie County Public Library offers a variety of programming including tablet tutoring, movie matinees all summer long, family game nights, Lego learning activities, and a plethora of books that will  make a child thrilled to check out the action. The public library will be offering summer reading activities. Stay tuned … Read More

Drones Take Flight to Support Education Innovation

FORT PIERCE, FL – An innovative partnership that has been in development for several months is literally taking off on Wednesday, May 11 at Adams Arena in Fort Pierce as middle school students compete for top honors by navigating drones through a maze.  In a joint venture with the Treasure Coast Research Park, AT&T, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), 18 drones were donated to support inquiry programs at Dan McCarty Middle School, Samuel S. Gaines K – 8 Academy, and West Gate K – 8 School. Benefits of this skill development opportunity include students’ ability to write code, program, … Read More

ECET2 Conference Celebrates Quality Teachers

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A select group of teacher leaders have been invited to participate in a two-day conference event Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2).  This is the second annual ECET2 conference brought to educational professionals in St. Lucie County via a partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools and the Gates Foundation. Event organizers Didi Campbell, Allison Barajas, and Natasha Rodriguez explained that this year’s theme entitled Teachers Are Innovators: Grow, Collaborate, Lead blossomed from the positive feedback received from last year’s event in which participants were catapulted into deeper collaborative efforts through their opportunities to network … Read More

Perez to Lead Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL -Currently an assistant principal at Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition, Ms. Kathleen Perez will step into a new role as principal for the school as the new school year opens.  No stranger to education, this 24-year veteran is looking forward to leading this learning community and continuing its tradition of excellence. “Palm Pointe has been my home for the past six years.  I consider the staff and students my family, and I will continue to build and nurture the positive climate for student achievement.” St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “There … Read More

Jaguars State Drill Meet

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion traveled to Lakeland, FL to compete in the Florida State Final Drill Competition on April 16th.  Out of the 396 Army JROTC programs in the state of FL 108 schools qualified to compete at the state finals. The Jaguars competed in the following events: Female Color Guard, commanded by Cadet Major Jamie Triplett; Female Platoon Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Major Catherine Zukowski; Female Squad Armed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Second Lieutenant Syanna Graham; and Female Squad Armed Exhibition, commanded by Cadet Staff Sergeant Kaycee Rhodes. Male/Mixed Squad Unarmed Regulation, commanded by … Read More

Congratulations to West Gate K – 8

Seventh graders in Mrs. Lauren Kappler’s West Gate K-8 Civics class won first place accolades in the St. Lucie Public Schools Project Citizen Showcase.  Their project entitled Don’t Panic will compete at the State level and is currently on display at the Capital where legislators will serve on judging panels for a final evaluation of all projects by late May.

Family Reading Festival This Saturday at Tradition Field

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The 7th annual Family Reading Festival is slated for Saturday, April 23 from 9 AM – 1 PM at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.  Families are invited to bring their children to this free event and experience the many joys of literacy.  Meet Mother Goose, read with VIPs, receive free books, and enjoy interactive puppet shows.  And there is more. Bring your gently used books for a book trade, browse the Scholastic Book Fair, visit with authors, and try your hand at a variety of literacy-themed games and activities. “We look forward to bringing … Read More

Kindergartners at Savanna Ridge Track Their Sight Words

Kindergartners in Mrs. Warren’s class proudly show off their sight word progress by tracking their achievement.  The teacher then conferences with students individually about where they are, and they set new sight word goals.  What a fun, interactive way to show what you know as you learn and grow.

West Gate K-8 Project on Display at the Capital

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Seventh graders in Mrs. Lauren Kappler’s West Gate K-8 Civics class won first place accolades in the St. Lucie Public Schools Project Citizen Showcase.  Their project entitled Don’t Panic will compete at the State level and is currently on display at the Capital where legislators will serve on judging panels for a final evaluation of all projects by late May. We the People: Project Citizen is organized by Florida Law Related Education, Inc. which explains the annual project as “a curricular program for upper elementary and secondary students designed and published by the Center for … Read More

LPA Creative Writers Win Honors in IRSC Contest

Congratulations to our Lincoln Park Academy students who placed in the annual Indian River State College Creative Writing Contest! Molly Thomas won 2nd place in the 10th grade category for her short story, “Bermuda Love Triangle.” Justin Heath won 3rd place in the 11th grade category for his short story, “Leviathan.” Lindsey Allgire won 2nd place for in the 11th grade category for her untitled story. Maya Donnell won 1st place in the 11th grade category for her short story “A Thousand Unwritten Pages.” Lincoln Park is very proud of our authors. Congratulations! Pictured from left to right: Maya Donnell, Lindsey Allgire, … 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

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