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.  … Read More

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 … Read More

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.        

Schools Open Monday and Student Assignment Stands Ready to Serve

 ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will resume normal operations on Monday, September 18. The bells will sound on time, normal transportation will pick back up, before- and after-school activities will continue, and the District’s Student Assignment Office will be open and prepared to support families from this community and from other areas who need to enroll students.  The Student Assignment Office’s temporarily location is on the Fort Pierce Westwood campus (1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce). Office hours are from 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday. “Making sure that we could open schools as quickly as possible … Read More

Schools Open – Student Assignment Stands Ready to Serve

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will resume normal operations on Monday, September 18. The bells will sound on time, normal transportation will pick back up, before- and after-school activities will continue, and the District’s Student Assignment Office will be open and prepared to support families from this community and from other areas who need to enroll students.  The Student Assignment Office’s temporarily location is on the Fort Pierce Westwood campus (1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce). Office hours are from 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday. “Making sure that we could open schools as quickly as possible for the safe return … Read More

Temporary Relocation Sites for District Offices

Due to flooding at the Orange Blossom Business Center where St. Lucie Public Schools District offices were located, all District offices will relocate to school and District annex facilities throughout the county. The list below indicates the temporary host sites:   21st Century Program                                          Northport K-8 Alternative Education                                          Dale Cassens Educational Complex Assessment                                                         South County Complex Business Services                                               Parkway Elementary Career and Technical Education                         St. Lucie West Centennial High School Child Nutrition Services                                      Garden City Curriculum                                                          Allapattah Flats K-8 Education Foundation                                         Fairlawn Elementary Exceptional Student Education                          Dan McCarty Middle School and … Read More

After Hurricane Irma Hits, Florida Schools Work to Get Back in Business

School Districts in Florida are working to get running again after Hurricane Irma caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding.  Schools closed last week to prepare for the storm, which made landfall in south Florida on Sunday and swept through the state. Hurricane Irma flooded St. Lucie Public Schools’ central office (seen in the background), which is expected to be uninhabitable for months. As was the case in Texas during Hurricane Harvey, school bus operations pitched in for Hurricane Irma evacuations in Florida. At St. Lucie Public Schools on the Atlantic coast, several neighborhoods were flooded and became uninhabitable. … Read More

Students Help Clean Up After Hurricane Irma

Students from St. Lucie Public Schools visited the Norvell Ranch to clean up after Hurricane Irma. They worked all day removing debris and loading it onto trailers. Such a great representation of our future! Pictured from left to right: Gavin Jay (Lincoln Park Academy), Hunter Miller (St. Lucie West K-8), Clark Emerson (Lincoln Park Academy), Landon Miller (Rivers Edge Elemntary), Kelsey Grace (Allapattah Flats K-8), Debbie Norvell, Alicia Miller (St. Lucie West K-8 Teacher), Brooke Miller (Ft. Pierce Central High School), Konner Grace (Allapattah Flats K-8), Rylan Jay (Ft. Pierce Central High School).

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS SERVED MEALS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) remains dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of students. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students (pre-K through age 18) on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at the following school locations: Bayshore Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary, Northport K–8, Samuel S. Gaines K-8 Academy, St. Lucie Elementary, Village Green Elementary, Weatherbee Elementary, and Windmill Point Elementary. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on both days. The meals are free, and students may go to … Read More

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS SERVED MEALS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) remains dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of students. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students (pre-K through age 18) on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at the following school locations: Bayshore Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary, Northport K–8, Samuel S. Gaines K-8 Academy, St. Lucie Elementary, Village Green Elementary, Weatherbee Elementary, and Windmill Point Elementary. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on both days. The meals are free, and students may go to any location.  They are … Read More

Mariposa Elementary Showcases Math Scoot and Identity Boxes in Fourth Grade

Ms. Erica Morales’ fourth grade students at Mariposa Elementary have been enjoying partnering with one another to complete their Math Scoot center. The Math Scoot center encourages students to deepen their knowledge with place value. Evan Lamb is discussing his findings at the center with his partner. Also in Ms. Erica Morales’ class, students created Identity Boxes. Jeffrey Campion enjoyed creating his identity box which showcased how he feels he is as a person. The students were very excited to share their personalities and projects with their classmates.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic-Americans helped shape Florida’s rich history. From art to music to engineering, the contributions of many individuals continue to influence us today. Featured Artist Carmen Sasieta Carmen Sasieta is a Social Realism artist, born in Peru.  She graduated in 1994 with honors from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taken classes with renowned artists like Hernan Miranda and Baruj Salinas. Carmen has traveled extensively to fulfill her desire to explore and understand different cultures and people. These journeys have given her the opportunity to experience life in all its splendor and struggles, enriching and allowing her to her … Read More

Hurricane Irma – Unified Messages

St. Lucie Public Schools will continue to share information to support awareness of Hurricane Irma’s progression, provide updates to aid residents in preparedness, and contribute to the unification of messages disseminated from the emergency operations channels of St. Lucie County.      Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 News Release #224-17   St. Lucie County 2300 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982 www.stlucieco.gov   For more information, contact: Erick Gill, Communications Division Director                            772-462-1791 / gille@stlucieco.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Lucie County Makes Plans for Hurricane Irma, Urges Residents To Do the Same ST. LUCIE COUNTY – While the exact impact … Read More

Windmill Point student throws out first pitch!

Windmill Point Elementary 4th Grader Joshua Jones threw out the first pitch at Friday evening’s St. Lucie Mets game!  Money from tickets sold to Windmill Point Elementary students will benefit the 4th grade St. Augustine trip and other 4th grade activities!

ESE DAC Meeting

You are invited to attend. ESE DAC Meeting September 19th 9 AM – 11 AM Virginia College 2820 S. Federal Hwy. Fort Pierce    

First Grade Centers at Mariposa Elementary

At Mariposa Elementary, Mrs. Linda Auciello’s 1st grade students Abigail Negron, Sophia Manson and Rashard Alston are busy working on their “listen to read” reading center. Reading center rotations are practiced to ensure students stay engaged and gain a variety of different learning opportunities within their classroom.

Baptiste-Harris Receives John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Award

Jacqueline Baptiste-Harris, a first grade teacher at Village Green Environmental Studies School, is making a difference that “exemplifies the importance of economic and financial education critical to students’ future success,” according to the Council for Economic Education. This accolade was paired with the announcement that she is a recipient of the John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Award at the elementary school level.   Principal Terry Davis affirmed the Council’s nomination.  “Mrs. Baptiste-Harris is an outstanding educator who pours her creative talents into her lessons to help her students achieve their personal best,” said Davis.   As a recipient … Read More

Local Educator Receives Elementary Economics Teaching Award And Is Invited to Present Best…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Jacqueline Baptiste-Harris, a first grade teacher at Village Green Environmental Studies School, is making a difference that “exemplifies the importance of economic and financial education critical to students’ future success,” according to the Council for Economic Education. This accolade was paired with the announcement that she is a recipient of the John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Award at the elementary school level.   Principal Terry Davis affirmed the Council’s nomination.  “Mrs. Baptiste-Harris is an outstanding educator who pours her creative talents into her lessons to help her students achieve their personal best,” said Davis. … Read More