Allapattah Flats K8 Rad Recyclers

Allapattah Flats K8 Rad Recyclers

Ms. Marino’s RTI group of 2nd graders learned about recycling with Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful last week by finding and picking up items that could be recycled from their school grounds.

Thank you to #KPSLB for lending us the grabbers to be used in this lesson.

St. Lucie Reading Council

St. Lucie Reading Council

President Ilyse Braini, Vice President Nicole Eak, and members of the St. Lucie Reading Council shared the Council’s proclamation at the October School Board meeting.  Promoting the love of literacy, encouraging membership, and celebrating the benefits of life-long learning and reading were included in the message.

The audience was all ears as the announcement was made for the school with the highest percentage of Reading Council members! Principal Wilkins of Parkway Elementary and her team proudly stepped up when their name was called. As the winning school, Parkway will receive an author visit from Louis McGuire, author of Don’t Be That Kid and the Don’t Be That Kid School Resource Guide!



Shining Stars

Shining Stars

This month’s STAR Award nomination comes from the Office of Teaching and Learning in support of their colleagues who support the technical side of education.


Congratulations to:

Tammy Pinkston, Susanne (Sue) Smith, and Gloriann Villalpando


Many people do not know what goes on behind the scenes to get all of our technology and software programs up and running in St. Lucie.  

These three amazing ladies are the heart of the process when we adopt a new program in SLPS.  They begin the conversations, find out the schematics, and then program to meet our needs.  This tireless effort from Tammy, Sue, and Gloria to ensure students and teachers have access to our many products K-12 should be recognized.  They patiently seek answers, provide insight, and support decisions on how students can best access curriculum.  Without these three dedicated SLPS ITS personnel, we could not achieve all that we do in our Core Subject Areas.

From the bottom of our hearts,

The Office of Teaching and Learning


Art In The Capitol

Art In The Capitol

Student artwork from around the district was amazing, and the decision was difficult for the judges.  Artists demonstrated depth, movement, brush strokes, detail, and flow in their work.  Comments from the judges also focused on dynamic contrasts within art selections that included delicacy and boldness, as well as vibrancy and stillness.


Congratulations are extended to all participants.  The following submissions were recognized at the October School Board meeting with the first place winner’s artwork being presented to Representative Larry Lee’s office.  This piece will hang in the State Capitol for the entire Legislative session.


Congratulations to the winners of the Art in the Capitol Contest!


Honorable Mention

Luis Marriquin – 7th Grade – Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts

“Jungle King”

Gerard Saltus – Teacher

3rd place

Alana Edwards – 7th Grade -Northport K-8

“The Bloom”

Valarie Kirk – Teacher

2nd Place

Brooklyn Warens – 7th Grade – Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition

“Intelligent Design”

Diane Turner – Teacher

1st Place

Kiera Natta –  7th Grade – Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition

“Autumn’s Last Leaf”

Diane Turner – Teacher


Dr. Sanchez Honored

Dr. Sanchez Honored

Dr. Rafael Sanchez, Director of Human Resources for St. Lucie Public Schools, was recognized by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members for his distinguished recognition and receipt of the Capella University Business Leaders Award. Recipients of this leadership honor are stand-outs among their peers as demonstrated by their ambition, academic excellence, and comprehensive understanding of the current business environment. In addition, as a result of earning this distinction, Sanchez has the opportunity to ring the closing bell for NASDAQ in New York City on October 25, 2017.