Many, many thanks to First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie on Prima Vista Blvd. from the entire Northport community.
The children are in awe of all the 1,005 books, the many choices of books, and the idea of starting their summer reading. You have done a magical and wonderful thing for all the children. You REALLY made a difference! You all really have walked the walk!!!!!!!
It was a wonderful morning of real learning and listening when James English visited select students at Northport. Students from Boys to Men and Girls to Women clubs learned a lot about how to deal with the really stressful events that happen in their lives without turning to drug, alcohol and other things that cause them to bring pain to themselves. Learning how to deal with emotions is paramount to being a healthy student ready to learn. Some kids just have too many stressors for their young minds to handle and turn to unhealthy outlets. This halts the learning process. It was a real pleasure to host Mr. English from Ambrosia Treatment Center in Port Saint Lucie. He shared many golden nuggets, but one that stands out was, “We are only as sick as our secrets, and our secrets keep us sick!” We urge our kids to talk to an adult, mentor, or counselor to learn coping skills and go into young adulthood with a healthy attitude, ready to accomplish goals. Thanks to Coach Daryn Ploeckelman for finding Mr. English for the kids!
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Florida Department of Education released the Grade 3 ELA Scores, and the percent of Grade 3 students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to rise with scores increasing another three percent this year.
Eighteen SLPS had a higher percentage of students with satisfactory scores over last year’s results. Allapattah Flats K-8, Floresta Elementary, Lawnwood Elementary, Mariposa Elementary, and Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition realized double-digit gains, and almost half of the schools exceeded the State average with students scoring in the satisfactory range.
“The gauge is moving in the right direction for early literacy, and we recognize the significant impact it has on our students’ overall success in school, college, and the world of work. St. Lucie Public Schools’ dedicated teachers and administrators are committed to the continued improvement of proficiency rates for all students, and we will maintain this as a priority area for progress,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent.
Floresta Elementary had the greatest gain in the District over last year with a 15 percent gain in satisfactory range scores. Other schools with large increases in the area included Lawnwood Elementary and Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition with 13 percent increases; Allapattah Flats K-8 and Mariposa with 12 percent increases; and St. Lucie Elementary, Windmill Point Elementary, and Mosaic Digital Academy with eight percent increases. Following these schools, St. Lucie West K-8 increased by seven percentage points, and five schools increased by six percentage points. These include Bayshore Elementary, Westgate K-8, CA Moore Elementary, Fairlawn Elementary, and Manatee K-8. Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts and Rivers Edge Elementary each increased by five percentage points. Samuel S. Gaines Academy and Savanna Ridge Elementary also showed increases with a three and two percent gain respectively.
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