Autism Awareness

April Is Autism Awareness Month. What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?   “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. Children and adults with ASD have difficulty with social communication/interaction and exhibit restrictive and/or repetitive patterns of behavior. There is a wide range of ability among people with ASD. Some people with ASD are gifted and…

Kids at Hope Celebrates 10 Years in SLC

Kids at Hope Founder Rick Miller and staff members from St. Lucie Elementary and Weatherbee Elementary celebrate 10 years of Kids at Hope in St. Lucie County. The Roundtable of St. Lucie County and Miller recently facilitated a Kids at Hope symposium in the District where it was proudly announced that 36 schools are trained and…

Manatee Hosts Chamber

Principal Lilly Beauchamp, students, and staff welcomed members of business and community organizations to Manatee Academy as they gathered for the Chamber of Commerce’s Education & Business Breakfast. This event, sponsored by the Education Foundation, provided opportunities for participants to experience first-hand SLPS’s middle school Vet Tech Program, z-space (an interactive virtual reality learning experience),…

Southport Girls Basketball Champions

SPMS extends congratulations to Southport Middle School Girls’ Basketball team who won the championship!!! “We are so proud of you!” Jailene Velez #1 Tsai Brown #24 Laney Bannon #55 Naliyah Queen #22 Klarissa Madera #2 Allysha Lillard #21 Amari Crenshaw #23 Jaden Beem #3 A’yania Jackson #33 Chasiana Wright #31 Great job, Coach Bonner, Jessica…

Northport Speakers Bureau Praiseworthy!

Northport has been so proud to play a role in the Speakers Bureau this year. The program has achieved astounding success through a series of community leaders and role models who have visited the school. With the collaboration of SLPS Board Vice Chairman Dr. Donna Mills, Northport Principal Glenn Rustay, Northport Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka,…

Summer Internships

Preparing St. Lucie County’s students with valuable internship experiences and supporting local businesses with summer workforce candidates creates a win-win program that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is happy to support.  Career Source Research Coast has once again organized the Summer of Success Summer Youth Internship Program providing paid internships for 130 youth residing in…

Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Oak Hammock

Norman Frajman, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and President of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust group, traveled from Boynton Beach to Oak Hammock K – 8 in Port St. Lucie with 20 members of the organization for what has become an annual commemorative event – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frajman and others, shared their emotional…

Jaguar Battalion Hosts Drill Meet

Area Three Drill Meet 2017 By: Sarai Narvaez The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Drill Team hosted the 23rd Annual Area Three Drill Meet. The Best School Overall was determined by the combined scores of the male and female drill teams.  The Jaguar Battalion Drill Team competed against 18 other schools and earned…

Shark Chefs in Final 4

The SLWK-8 Shark Chefs have been working hard all year preparing dishes for the Gridiron Challenge and they have qualified for the 2017 FINAL FOUR! The competition takes place April 22 in Davie FL, at the NFL Training Facility. The Chefs have perfected their Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli recipe and are ready for the competition!…

FKS Water Conservation Poster Contest Winner

Christopher Gomez at Frances K. Sweet was surprised to find out he won the 2017 Drop Savers Water Conservation Poster Contest for fifth grade. The City of Port St. Lucie Utility Systems, in conjunction with Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA), held the contest for all St. Lucie County students in order for them…

Efficacy Program at Bayshore

Third grade students from Bayshore Elementary School were recently recognized for completing the Efficacy for Students Program.  Throughout the program students learned strategies to empower their learning, such as using data to create meaningful feedback and strategies for success.  They also developed a greater sense of self-confidence by learning to choose their strong side to…

PSL Jaguar Battalion 20th Annual Award Ceremony

Jaguars Award Ceremony 2017 By: Sarai Narvaez The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion held its 20th Annual Army JROTC Awards Ceremony. This ceremony awards cadets for their outstanding excellence both inside and outside of the program. This ceremony could not be possible without the support of local civic organizations like the American Legion…

Art on Display in NY

Students’ ceramic art pieces from Art Instructor Katherine Avra’s classes at Fort Pierce Central High School are on their way to the New York City National Art Education Conference this month.  These selections join other entries from across the United States as showcase pieces by Skutt Ceramics. Students were challenged to create functional peep hole…

Student Art On Display In New York

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Students’ ceramic art pieces from Art Instructor Katherine Avra’s classes at Fort Pierce Central High School are on their way to the New York City National Art Education Conference this month.  These selections join other entries from across the United States as showcase pieces by Skutt Ceramics. Students were challenged to…