St. Lucie Public Schools Names New Principals

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – According to St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, “Effective school leadership is paramount to the overall success of a school and to the success of a thriving school district.  That is why we take such care in identifying leaders who have a strong belief system that fosters support for high quality instruction and high expectations that all students can learn at high levels.”  Gent named the following individuals as new St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) principals for the coming school year:  Keith Davis (Performance Based Preparatory Academy), Adrian Ocampo (Port St. Lucie High School), and Ana Rodriguez-Oronoz (Allapattah Flats K-8).  Joseph Lezeau will serve as Intern Principal (Fort Pierce Westwood High School). While not new to principalships in SLPS, the following current principals will assume the leadership of new schools for the 2016-2017 academic year: Roberto Bonsenor (Samuel S. Gaines Academy K-8), Bridgette Hargadine (Southern Oaks Middle School), D’Jion Jackson (Savanna Ridge Elementary School), Felicia Nixon (White City Elementary School), Lisa Sullivan (Dan McCarty Middle School), and Traci Wilke (Lawnwood Elementary School).

“SLPS is showing positive growth as our trends indicate – our graduation rate is projected to surpass the state average, and we are making gains in third grade reading. However, we recognize the urgency to accelerate these growth trends and all of our leaders are committed to focusing on accelerating progress with the support of our great teachers through their quality instruction,” stated Gent.  He added, “We will continue to support a strong focus on graduation while also concentrating on early literacy efforts for our youngest learners.”

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 Is Recognized as a Florida Healthy School District

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent received notification from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) that the District is recognized as a Florida Healthy School District for the period of 2016-2018. The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) and Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK) congratulated St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) for its continued efforts to support the physical, mental and social health of students and staff.

“In keeping with Florida’s vision for our children to be healthy, fit, and ready to learn, we strive to be exceptional in creating healthy teaching and learning environments to support our students and our staff,” said Gent.  The esteemed recognition of being a Florida Healthy School District is broad in scope and encompasses an array of components ranging from student services, health and physical education, to employee wellness and nutrition services.  With regard to nutrition services, SLPS is a leader in supporting students and staff with well-balanced nutritional choices and in providing healthy choices through programs such as Farm to Table and Summer Meals.

As a Florida Healthy School District, SLPS looks forward to continuing its efforts to promote health and wellness in St. Lucie County.

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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Florida Healthy School District

Florida Healthy School District

St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent received notification from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) that the District is recognized as a Florida Healthy School District for the period of 2016-2018. The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) and Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK) congratulated St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) for its continued efforts to support the physical, mental and social health of students and staff.

“In keeping with Florida’s vision for our children to be healthy, fit, and ready to learn, we strive to be exceptional in creating healthy teaching and learning environments to support our students and our staff,” said Gent.  The esteemed recognition of being a Florida Healthy School District is broad in scope and encompasses an array of components ranging from student services, health and physical education, to employee wellness and nutrition services.  With regard to nutrition services, SLPS is a leader in supporting students and staff with well-balanced nutritional choices and in providing healthy choices through programs such as Farm to Table and Summer Meals.

As a Florida Healthy School District, SLPS looks forward to continuing its efforts to promote health and wellness in St. Lucie County.