The annual Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference was held in Orlando on October 20-22, 2016. Six sessions boasted presenters representing professionals from St. Lucie Public Schools. The Area Model for Whole Numbers and Beyond (Christina Worley and Jason Bragg) The Productive Struggle is Real (Michele Schucher, Laurie Boyer, and Adrianne Mendoza) Operations with Fraction Blocks (Elizabeth Pruitt and Zoie Griffiths) Making Math Meaningful for All: Transforming your instructional practices to increase student achievement for every student every day! (LaTanya Greene and Samantha Piscopo) Differentiating Math through Daily 3 Framework (Victoria Pease) Fluency: Beyond Flashcards and Rote Memorization (Kimberly
Treasure Coast High School’s Guidance Team initiated monthly Counselors’ Corner gatherings. These meetings are designed for parents and guardians to meet the counselors of TCHS as well as have their voices heard and allow them to learn about some of the programs, resources, logistics, and roles of individuals at TCHS and the District. The kick-off meeting served as a meet-and-greet with coffee, tea, and tasty breakfast items prepared by the chefs-in-training from the Titan Culinary Arts Academy. Data Specialist Sheila Nobel went over basic Skyward accessibility, and Principal Susan Seal along with all the seven school counselors socialized with parents
Students in grades K through 5 hosted conferences on October 20th and 21st. The students were thrilled to share their hard work with their family members and their families were equally elated to see what their children have been learning.
The Florida Art Educators Association bestowed the prestigious Career Service Award upon Mrs. Heather Sullivan, a most deserving and outstanding fine arts educator. Mrs. Sullivan represents a generation of artists and intellectuals with an unprecedented dedication to knowledge and the learning process, accuracy, exploration, and accomplishment. She embodies exceptional artistic vision and leadership. That is why this year she was awarded the Career Service Award for her lifelong dedication to art, art education, and students. Congratulations, Mrs. Sullivan!
Teachers and students at Morningside Elementary dressed in pink shirts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bayshore students and families recently collected relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Matthew. All supplies collected were donated to Missionary Flights International to provide relief and hope to Haiti in this time of crisis.
Grade 5 students at White City Elementary are learning about different forms of energy. Mr. Lewis provides hands-on learning opportunities for his students as they investigate and generate a hypothesis.
At White City Elementary classes researched and created display boards highlighting key facts about their country. Students were able to compare and contrast information as they conducted research using print and digital sources to extend their learning.
All White City Elementary parents and students were invited to book fair night. Students enjoyed shopping, selecting popular titles, and searching for Sunshine Readers.
Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition’s third grade students had a special visit from Port Saint Lucie’s Mayor, Greg Oravec. Mayor Oravec talked to the students about what government means and how the different levels interact with each other. He supported their learning by having discussions regarding the different branches of government along with how citizens can make a difference.
Students had the opportunity to engage in the Captain Wattage performance. Students learned about energy and electricity. Students also learned about the uses of energy, ways energy is wasted, and how to conserve energy.
5th graders at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts visited the SLC Aquarium on October 14th. Students were able to learn about the habitats of the Indian River Lagoon as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Students also had the opportunity to dissect oysters! Who knew learning could be so fun?
Dr. Judi Miller presented St. Lucie Public Schools with certificates and awards for participation in this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event. One hundred percent of SLPS participated in this unique glow bowl opportunity to have fun and raise money to support the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters in our community. 1st Place: Floresta Elementary 2nd Place: Rivers Edge Elementary 3rd Place: F. K. Sweet Elementary
Under the direction of Dr. Rolanda Jones, Dan McCarty Middle School students performed musical selections to open the October School Board Meeting.
St. Lucie Public Schools was proud to honor the following individuals for demonstrating exemplary customer service: Alan Lisansky (Transportation), Ruby Bowman and Zahadia Ceballos (Rivers Edge Elementary), Jacqueline Baptiste-Harris (Village Green Elementary) Congratulations for going above and beyond to provide exceptional service!
Sponsors for this year’s 4th Annual STEAM Rap Battle fully support what STEAM stands for: S (Science) SLPS Career and Technical Education Programs T (Technology) Florida Institute of Technology E (Engineering) Florida Power & Light A (Arts) St. Lucie County Education Foundation M (Mathematics) PNC Bank This year’s awards are provided by Big Boyz Barbershop. A sincere thank you to all of our sponsors!
Dr. Donna Mills was recognized as a distinguished honoree at this year’s NAACP 29th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. She currently serves as a SLPS Board Member and has been a staunch advocate for children as well as a community activist for the past thirty years. With unwavering dedication, she has continued to propel positive momentum in the community by working to support organizations and efforts including The Bible Way Soul Saving Station, Save Our Children Center, and Kids at Hope to name a few. Dr. Mills leads by example and believes that All Children Are Capable of Success – No
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The fifth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 26th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors will open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item donated to
At PACE Center for Girls, the Speakers Bureau’s first guest speaker of the year was Ms. Denise Sirmons, Treasure Hunter and Kids at Hope Coordinator. She captivated the students with her life story. Although she made several wrong choices as a youth, Ms. Sirmons eventually learned from her mistakes. The most important thing she learned in life was the importance of surrounding herself with successful people, walking with integrity, and working hard.
St. Lucie Elementary students received a special presentation from the National Theatre for Children. During the presentation, the students learned from Captain Wattage the importance of energy conservation and how they can reduce energy consumption at home. Since 1978, The National Theatre for Children has dedicated itself to teaching young students about important and timely issues. As the largest touring theatre company in the world, the group reaches two million students every year. http://nationaltheatre.com/Program/captain-wattage/