O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

With a strong history of innovative leadership and a positive record of advancing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) technology infrastructure and technology support system, Chief Information Officer Terence O’Leary, will serve a two-year term on the Microsoft’s K12 Advisory Board.  This prestigious Board is made up of 30 members from across the United States representing both large and small districts.

O’Leary said, “Having our voice at the table is of great importance to our school centers.  The opportunity to serve on this Board will help ensure we are delivering a valuable service as well as help shape the service and relationship needs of our partnering organization.”

As a member of the Advisory Board, O’Leary will be working with other like-minded individuals to discuss and address school challenges, develop product solutions, and advocate for priorities to Microsoft leadership.

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – With a strong history of innovative leadership and a positive record of advancing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) technology infrastructure and technology support system, Chief Information Officer Terence O’Leary, will serve a two-year term on the Microsoft’s K12 Advisory Board.  This prestigious Board is made up of 30 members from across the United States representing both large and small districts.

 

O’Leary said, “Having our voice at the table is of great importance to our school centers.  The opportunity to serve on this Board will help ensure we are delivering a valuable service as well as help shape the service and relationship needs of our partnering organization.”

 

As a member of the Advisory Board, O’Leary will be working with other like-minded individuals to discuss and address school challenges, develop product solutions, and advocate for priorities to Microsoft leadership.

 

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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O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

History Fair Projects Judged This Thursday

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Two hundred history fair projects focused on this year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center this Thursday. Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic. Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites.  Doors will open at 8 AM for a day-long vetting of entries in two divisions — junior (grades 6–8) and senior (grades 9–12).

 

According to Kate Ems, event organizer for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Fair advance to the state contest in Tallahassee in May.  In addition, first- and second-place state winners in each category and division earn the right to represent Florida at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June.

 

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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O’Leary to Serve On Microsoft K12 Advisory Committee

INAUGURAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR A BIG DRAW

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to bring opportunities to students for college and career success. On January 23, the School District will launch its premier Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to participate in prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Events such as this have the potential to change lives for our students, and we are committed to doing everything we can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this premier event to the District’s highly motivated secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Lynda Octavi have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance at this year’s College Fair.

 

“The idea is to help as many students as we can. This Career Fair is about students having options, and our students are definitely motivated to attend,” explained Perry. Students will attend the Career Fair with their high schools and are coming to this event well prepared with completed FASA forms, awareness of interview techniques, and dress for success tips.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

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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Panther Cadets at Dog Agility Show

Panther Cadets at Dog Agility Show

On January 7th and January 8th, Westwood’s Panther Battalion volunteered to assist at the Dog Agility Show held at the Fair Grounds. Cadets learned the basics of hosting and running a professional dog show while also becoming familiar with different breeds of dogs. The cadets hard work helped  when it came to getting everything set up and assuring that the show ran smoothly. When the Dog Agility Show is back in town, the Panther Battalion looks forward to helping again.