Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle Athletes Support Their Community

Eagle student-athletes showed their team and community spirit by working together to lend helping hands to assist others in putting up shutters and aiding in other pre-storm preparations.  Athletes from the football, basketball, baseball, and soccer teams worked with their coaches to help others prepare for Irma.

After a full day doing something nice for others, the young gentlemen received a kindness in return.  Golden Corral in St. Lucie West honored them with discount for lunch!!!

Students Receive Free Meals in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Students Receive Free Meals in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Every St. Lucie Public School (SLPS) student, regardless of previous lunch eligibility status, has the option to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day they attend school from September 18 through October 20, 2017.  This, according to St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Director Deborah Wuest, is to accommodate displaced Floridians and resume operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness is working with USDA child nutrition programs such as the one in SLPS with information and support during recovery efforts.  St. Lucie was one of 37 counties named to receive benefits of free meals.

 

“No additional paperwork needs to be filled out,” said Wuest.  “We just want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive nutritional meals as families and communities rebuild.”

 

After October 20, food service operations will return to normal.

Students Receive Free Meals in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Students Receive Free Meals in Wake of Hurricane Irma

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Every St. Lucie Public School (SLPS) student, regardless of previous lunch eligibility status, has the option to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day they attend school from September 18 through October 20, 2017. This, according to St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Director Deborah Wuest, is to accommodate displaced Floridians and resume operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness is working with USDA child nutrition programs such as the one in SLPS with information and support during recovery efforts.  St. Lucie was one of 37 counties named to receive benefits of free meals.

“No additional paperwork needs to be filled out,” said Wuest.  “We just want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to receive nutritional meals as families and communities rebuild.”

After October 20, food service operations will return to normal.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

It has been said that every cloud has a silver lining.

If a cloud can produce a silver lining, just think what a hurricane like Irma can do. New friendships are formed, care for others is demonstrated, a chance to calm the nerves of those who are frightened is taken, food is provided, help is given, laughter becomes common language among those who come to seek shelter, and finally, sometimes even romance blossoms!

As the winds blew and the rain poured outside the Lakewood Park Elementary Shelter, the flood water began rising. Inside, a flood of a different kind was sweeping the campus — a flood of caring as residents and staff sought ways to help one another. Mrs. White, retired and ready to volunteer in any way, entertained the children during the day and walked the floor with a tiny baby in the early morning so the mother could sleep. Hallway neighbors began to look out for those who were not always able to care for themselves, seeking out the help of staff when their newfound friends were in need. So many stories, so much laughter, and compliments about the amazing efforts of the staff sent reassurances to them that what they do in times of crisis does indeed make a difference in the lives of others.

The Lakewood Park team also learned of a special couple whose relationship began when they met at the shelter during Hurricane Matthew just one year earlier.  The two walked and talked their way through one blustery night and when the shelter doors opened at Lakewood Park Elementary one year later to once again host shelter residents from Hurricane Irma, the two returned.  This time, they returned celebrating their one year anniversary as a married couple.

In 2016, both were fairly new to St. Lucie County.  Doris was from Kentucky and Rick was from Pennsylvania. Now, they both call St. Lucie their home, and for them, Hurricane Irma offered a bit of a nostalgic spirit to celebrate.

ESE DAC Meeting Cancelled

ESE DAC Meeting Cancelled

The ESE DAC Meeting scheduled for September 19th has been cancelled.

This meeting will be re-scheduled and re-advertised as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.