In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
We are excited to announce the launch of Kids Tag Art in St. Lucie Public Schools for the 2016 – 2017 school year!
This program is no ordinary fundraiser, as it allows ﬁfth grade students to apply thinking and creative skills to create their own personal license plate in their art class. The fun twist is that all proceeds from purchased plates will return to your student’s school. They may even win a county award and be recognized at the inaugural Kids Tag Art awards ceremony in the spring!
Every plate will be available to purchase once the designs are ﬁnalized.
Please be on the lookout for upcoming announcements!
President of the Classified Teachers Association/Classified Unit (CTA/CU) Retirees Chapter Ms. Barbara Kaste presented a plaque to the Board Members and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent to express appreciation for the support that has been given to the Chapter, to New Teacher Orientation, and to the New Teacher Supply Depot.
Mr. Luke Hall was the recipient of a STAR Award at the September Board Meeting based upon the recommendation of one of his students’ parents who lauded his efforts to support her son as well as the other members of the positive band program. Mr. Hall’s high expectations for success with built-in factors for a safe and respectful environment were key attributes highlighted for this exceptional educator’s recognition.
Mrs. Cary Schott enthusiastically shares her love of the arts and her artistic talents with others. When asked if she and her students could provide art for District Office visitors and staff to appreciate, she readily provided three beautiful pieces to adorn the walls in the Community Room for all to enjoy.
Thank you for helping to keep the arts alive in St. Lucie!