Community Supports Celebrate Literacy Week

Community Supports Celebrate Literacy Week

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Literacy efforts continue to grow through collaborative support with community members. In classrooms throughout SLPS, business and civic leaders read to students and participated in literacy events as part of the Celebrate Literacy Week.

 

“Parents, business leaders, neighbors, and mentors play a crucial role in helping children learn to read and foster the lifelong love of reading,” said Mandy Rowland, literacy curriculum specialist for the District. “Schools welcomed volunteers to support as participants in literacy night events, read-a-thons, vocabulary parades, and guest readers.  Beyond Celebrate Literacy Week, we invite our volunteers to stay connected throughout the entire year. Working together as a community, we can have a greater impact on helping every student read at or above grade level.”

 

As an example of Literacy Week activities, students at White City Elementary (WCE) participated in a “Read-a-Thon,” and community members poured into classrooms for “Guest Reader Day.”  Special guests included: Mayor Linda Hudson, Sheriff Ken Mascara, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Port St. Lucie Police officers, and Fire Department officials.  Each read a heartwarming book about showing kindness entitled, Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? To foster the love of reading, staff members distributed “I Was Caught Reading” coupons along with special books and prizes.  Throughout the week, staff and students alike always had a book close at hand awaiting the surprise announcement for — DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), and the culminating event occurred for all of WCE families with Literacy Night.  Attendees enjoyed an evening that included two Readers Theater plays: The Three Little Pigs and 12 Angry Pigs.

 

To find out how you can volunteer or mentor in SLPS, visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Volunteer link.

 

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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Community Supports Celebrate Literacy Week

Community Supports Celebrate Literacy Week

Literacy efforts continue to grow through collaborative support with community members. In classrooms throughout SLPS, business and civic leaders read to students and participated in literacy events as part of the Celebrate Literacy Week.

“Parents, business leaders, neighbors, and mentors play a crucial role in helping children learn to read and foster the lifelong love of reading,” said Mandy Rowland, literacy curriculum specialist for the District. “Schools welcomed volunteers to support as participants in literacy night events, read-a-thons, vocabulary parades, and guest readers.  Beyond Celebrate Literacy Week, we invite our volunteers to stay connected throughout the entire year. Working together as a community, we can have a greater impact on helping every student read at or above grade level.”

As an example of Literacy Week activities, students at White City Elementary (WCE) participated in a “Read-a-Thon,” and community members poured into classrooms for “Guest Reader Day.”  Special guests included: Mayor Linda Hudson, Sheriff Ken Mascara, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Port St. Lucie Police officers, and Fire Department officials.  Each read a heartwarming book about showing kindness entitled, Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? To foster the love of reading, staff members distributed “I Was Caught Reading” coupons along with special books and prizes.  Throughout the week, staff and students alike always had a book close at hand awaiting the surprise announcement for — DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), and the culminating event occurred for all of WCE families with Literacy Night.  Attendees enjoyed an evening that included two Readers Theater plays: The Three Little Pigs and 12 Angry Pigs.

To find out how you can volunteer or mentor in SLPS, visit www.stlucieschools.org and click on the Volunteer link.

MSE Motivation Monday!

MSE Motivation Monday!

Teachers at MSE dressed up in their favorite decade outfit and wonderful conversations with children happened.  We had representatives from 1940’s through the 1990’s.

   

Celebrate Literacy Week

Celebrate Literacy Week

Bayshore Elementary School students participated in many events during Celebrate Literacy Week.  Students had the opportunity to learn about folktales and then watch them come to life with the actors from Riverside Theatre.  Students also celebrated their favorite books by dressing up as their favorite characters and vocabulary words and then participating in a school-wide parade.  Pictured are some students from Ms. Budhram’s VPK class sharing their favorite books.

College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) seniors are still buzzing with excitement about the college opportunities that are open to them as a result of the recent Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair. To date, students have been awarded scholarships worth nearly six million dollars to pursue their goals and dreams. One proud recipient, Treasure Coast Senior Aaliyah Brown, said, “I am so happy this amazing opportunity was provided to us.  Where else could you go and have all of these resources and all of these schools willing to invest in us and our education?”

Secondary Program Coordinator Lynda Octavi and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry united 18 college and university advisor groups from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia; the Coast Guard and Army National Guard; SLPS’s A Promise Is a Promise Team; Greek Fraternities and Sororities; and financial coaches from the Department of Education and Wells Fargo.   Over 600 public school seniors attended the College Fair at Samuel S. Gaines Academy dressed for success and prepared with college entrance documentation to discuss program options and career goals. Three hundred forty-three college admittances were offered and, in many cases, on-the-spot scholarship awards were granted to candidates brightening futures and sparking dreams.

“Twenty-two of our talented seniors signed A Promise Is a Promise contracts at the Fair which means that once they have earned their credentials in education, they are guaranteed jobs as instructors in St. Lucie Public Schools,” explained SLPS Director of Recruitment and Retention Patricia Galloway.

With such a positive launch for SLPS, college and university recruiters have already made commitments to return to next year’s event which promises to be even more beneficial as a gateway opportunity for students.

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.