Manatee K-8 Academy showed up with a spirited team to support Autism Awareness during April’s Charity Flag Football event. Go team!
EVERYONE, including children of all ages, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to SLPS graduation ceremonies.
Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to your child’s SLPS graduation start time.
All ceremonies will be broadcast live on “The St. Lucie Education Channel” and streamed on YouTube.
In keeping with the academic significance of the SLPS graduations, refrain from posting signs, distributing literature, flying balloons, or undertaking any activity including air horns, whistles, bells, or loud sounding objects that might interfere with the dignity of the program.
Follow SLPS on social media for parking and traffic flow updates.
Bring the whole family out to Tradition Field for the annual Family Reading Festival and Safety Festival.
9 AM – 2 PM
Scholastic Book Fair
Read to a VIP
Free Goodie Bags
By Renee Adderly-Clark
On Friday, April 21, Allapattah Flats welcomed motivation speaker and author Joseph Dillard of the Speakers Bureau. Mr. Dillard has a passion for reaching young people with a message of realizing that the battle is “ME VS. ME”!
From birth until now, there are many factors in our lives that we cannot control. For example, you cannot control the environment into which you are born. Some of us feel deep down inside that our present situations are not the best. Is that the underlying reason that you chose to disrespect your teachers, administrators, and others around you?
Mr. Dillard really broke the ice as he delved into his personal testimony and shared the following and more: “I do what I do, because I was left behind, I was forgotten about. I was empty and void of love and understanding what life was all about. I was hurting, but the cry was silent.” By this time, the students sat in awe! Mr. Dillard continued sharing some of his past that unfortunately left him with many obstacles to overcome. He then explained that his choice of making a meaningful connection with his creator is the reason why he has overcome many obstacles and has learned how to use wisdom to address all others.
Mr. Dillard concluded with the following: “Have purpose and vision in your life concerning all things, especially your education. You pay for every decision you make, so love yourself enough to make good ones. All things are learnable, so learn. Know what you want, why you want it, and spend the rest of your life going to get it!” Thus, the battle of ME VS. ME!
Fifth grade students at Mariposa Elementary observed the life cycle of a butterfly during their science unit on living organisms. They learned about plant and animal adaptations, including complete and incomplete metamorphosis. The students finished off this unit by releasing the butterflies into their natural environment.
Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Zoie Griffiths, releases a butterfly as Travis Nimal looks on.