SLPS Donates to Grace Packs

On behalf of the SLPS District Office Events Committee, $500 was donated to Grace Packs.  Laura Klosterman and Lisa Ferrick from Grace Packs accepted the gift on behalf of the nonprofit organization that provides students and their families with weekend food source packages.  

Northport Thanks Community Partners!

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!!!!!!!

Northport Students Learn Coping Skills to Become Better Students!

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. … Read More

Positive Trends Continue for Third Grade ELA Scores

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 … Read More

Economics Award

For 38 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom. Frances K. Sweet is proud to have Mrs. Alice Parks win 1st Place in the Econ 101 Category.  

Westwood Culinary Student Has Recipe for Success

FORT PIERCE, FL – The 2017 “Fresh from Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off champions announcement from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services brought cheers from students and staff at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.  ProStart student Sheldon Riley placed second with his Southwestern Chicken and Orzo Salad.   The competition included students in grades nine through 12 from across the state who were challenged to prepare original dishes featuring at least one Florida-grown fruit or vegetable for a panel of judges. Recipes from the top five finalists will be converted into school meal service portions and accessible to sponsors throughout … Read More

Into the Woods Jr.

Into the Woods, Jr. will be shown at the Southport Middle School cafetorium to the public on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) and Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 2:30pm (doors open at 2:00pm). Tickets will cost $6.00. Southport Middle School is located at 2420 SE Morningside Blvd. behind the Morningside Library.  

Mariposa’s Second Graders Study Antarctica

At Mariposa Elementary, Ms. Humphrey‘s second grade class recently created informational books on Antarctica and Emperor Penguins. The students created 3-dimensional penguins with baby chicks and a penguin rookery. Prior to this, they had a two-week unit and did research on the topic.  Cheyenne Anderson, Mia Avila, Gage Blaszka, Leonardo Calvillo, Arielle Cobb, Journey Davis, Bella Downs, Alexandria Eckel, Beverly Garay, Tristen Hinchcliff, Braden Hughes, Skyla Ignace, Evan Marino, Steven Ortiz, Sebastion Rivero-Camay, Victoria Rojas, Jahnelle Schaeffer, Malik Smith, Cristofer Veitia, and Kody Tuhey are showing off their finished projects.

Better Speech and Hearing Month

During the month of May, Northport celebrates Better Speech and Hearing month.  We are so thankful for our very own speech and language therapists, Jennifer Carey and Nicole Sedan.  Speech and Language therapists are some of the unsung heroes that make a school a successful learning environment. School based Speech and Language Therapy addresses sound articulations, stuttering issues, reading comprehension, vocabulary, syntax problems as well as pragmatic issues such as eye contact, turn-taking and coping strategies and many other integral aspects of speech and hearing. Helen Keller once noted that of all of her impairments, she was perhaps troubled most by her lack … Read More

Thank You for Our Books!

Northport K-8 School has been the fortunate recipient of the assistance and support of the First United Methodist Church of Port Saint Lucie.  The church and the school have joined mission statements and worked together for the good of the children of Northport and to benefit the community.  Northport is a Title I school with a 100% free lunch population.  The support and good will from church members has been phenomenal and has truly brought community services directly into the school.  Not only have church volunteers helped out in classrooms, but they have also kick-started the Northport Summer Reading Program. At each and … Read More

2017 Graduations

2017 Graduations Live Streamed: Ft. Pierce Central High School 8:30 am on May 23, 2017 from the Fair Grounds Treasure Coast High School 2:00 pm on May 23, 2017 from the Fair Grounds Lincoln Park Academy 8:30 am on May 25, 2017 from the Fenn Center Ft. Pierce Westwood High School 1:30 pm on May 25, 2017 from the Fenn Center St. Lucie West Centennial High School 8:30 am on May 26, 2017 from the Fenn Center Port St. Lucie High School 1:30 pm on May 26, 2017 from the Fenn Center Acceleration Academy 8:30 am on May 31, 2017 from Lincoln … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools: A Winning Mindset

In each of the St. Lucie Public Schools, a Statue of Liberty replica serves as a constant reminder that public schools were created to strengthen democracy, and our public schools remain the main channel through which our country makes good on its fundamental promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As such, St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) commitment first and foremost is to ensure that all of our students have equal access to a high quality and rigorous education and graduate college and/or career ready, as informed and engaged citizens. Every child who walks onto any of our … Read More

LPA Creative Writer Wins at IRSC

Isabelle McConville represented Lincoln Park Academy in IRSC’s annual Creative Writing Contest. She won 1st place in the 10th grade category with her short story titled “When We Fall.” The award was presented at IRSC’s main campus during a reception for writers on March 30th. Isabelle is pictured with her Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Merritt. Congratulations to Isabelle!

Clear Skies for Mariners

There’s no drought when it comes to exploring science at Weatherbee. This week, fourth grade classes were excited to receive a visit from WPBF 25 First Alert Weather’s Mike Lyons who talked to them about weather. Clear skies ahead, Mariners!

Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The winners of the ninth annual Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest were recognized at the May 9th, 2017, St. Lucie County School Board Meeting. The contest, sponsored by Proctor Construction Company which provides cash prizes for the winning entries, is part of the district’s recognition and celebration of African American history. Local students in grades three to 12 may write an essay describing a person of African American descent in St. Lucie County who has made a difference in the student’s life, explaining what the person did to make such an impact. The contest … Read More

Mental Health Awareness

As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. What to Look For It is important to be aware of warning signs that your child may be struggling. You can play a critical role in knowing when your child may need help. Consult with a school counselor, school nurse, mental health provider, or another health care professional if your child shows one or more of the following behaviors: Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than … Read More

May ArtSpace Features Cobras

The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s ArtSpace features works by students from Fort Pierce Central High School on display during May. Showcasing two-dimensional works from students, several of these pieces were part of their senior portfolio. Inspired by contemporary and classical artists, the students’ work experiments with various lines, values and movements, creating incredibly intricate designs and sophisticated compositions. The Fort Pierce Branch Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays from          9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PSL Jaguar Battalion Field Day

Jaguar Battalion Field Day   Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted their own field day on May 6, 2017. The JROTC unit uses field day as a way to reward the cadets for their hard work and achievements, as well as, to use the teamwork and leadership skills they learned in the program. Activities consist of ultimate Jag – a form of no tackle football, soccer, kickball, dodge ball, Tug O’ War and pedal car races. The pedal car race was our new event this year. It was introduced and supplied by the Florida National Guard. Each of … Read More

Positive Partner for Vet Tech

Fort Pierce Westwood’s Veterinary Tech program welcomes CORE Contents Restoration’s partnership and support.  The company’s generous donation of supplies will support various activities within the Veterinary Tech program and will contribute to the fund raising efforts of an anesthesia machine. This purchase will help achieve the goal of opening a surgery center on campus to expand student opportunities for learning and growth. The donation will also support offering a vaccine clinic for pets with the help of a veterinarian. The Vet Tech Program has successfully adopted out 14 cats and 9 puppies this year. Please join us in thanking our … Read More