Wilke and Luckey Honored for School Leadership

Wilke and Luckey Honored for School Leadership

Congratulations to Principal Traci Wilke and Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey!

Both are outstanding administrators recognized for their strong leadership. Traci Wilke, who proudly serves as the principal of Lawnwood Elementary, was greeted by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Dr. Kevin G. Perry, and Lydia Martin to hear the news that she will represent St. Lucie County as this year’s Principal of the Year.  Marci Luckey was greeted by the team and her Executive Director Dan Frank at St. Lucie Elementary.  She was thrilled to find out that she will represent the District as the Assistant Principal of the Year.


The Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership was established in 1988 to recognize Florida principals for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award was established in 1997 to honor assistant principals that have utilized teamwork and leadership to increase student achievement and greatly improved school environments.


Marching Band Showcase

Marching Band Showcase

This year’s inaugural Marching Band Showcase was a spectacular event that highlighted the talents and skills of students and directors.  Fans crowded Lawnwood Stadium on Saturday evening (October 14) for an exciting evening of music as middle school and high school marching bands performed selections independently and (in a special performance) together under the direction of special guest conductor Dr. Kevin G. Perry.

The Education Foundation, a huge supporter of Arts in Education, was also instrumental in supporting this event through its Matching Teacher Grant.

Middle School:

Joe Colombo                    Forest Grove MS

Karen Crocco                   St. Lucie West K8

William Cromer                 Allapattah Flats K8

Ashley Egan                     Manatee Academy

Amy Isenhower                Oak Hammock   K8

Joann Kinder                   Southern Oaks MS

Jim LeBon                        Southport MS

James LeBon                   Westgate K8


High School:

Jason Albert                     Lincoln Park Academy

Jean Auguste                    Ft. Pierce Westwood  HS

Ian Crumpton                    Ft. Pierce Central HS

Luke Hall                          Treasure Coast HS

Brian Hoce                        St. Lucie West Centennial HS

Troy Wiley                         Port St. Lucie HS



Oct. 25 – National Unity Day

Oct. 25 – National Unity Day

St. Lucie Public Schools is planning a celebration to honor National Unity Day on October 25th. On this day, we are asking everyone to wear ORANGE to send a message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Ed Foundation Heralds Successes of District

Ed Foundation Heralds Successes of District

During the October School Board meeting President of the Education Foundation Thom Jones launched “Working Together for Success,”  the Education Foundation’s theme to support all of the advances recently made by the School District in ranking and graduation rates. Jones shared the fact that The Foundation had obtained Resolutions of support from the City of Fort Pierce, the City of Port St. Lucie, and St. Lucie County to support naming the first week of November (1-7), 2017, as “Public Education Week” in recognition of the School District’s advances.


First United Methodist Church Supports Northport Teachers!

First United Methodist Church Supports Northport Teachers!

Northport community is thankful and grateful for the wonderful partnership with First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie. Not only do many members of the congregation serve in the school as volunteers and mentors and Rev. Dr. Rad Orlandi has been tapped as NP Volunteer of the Year, but the church and the Pastor, Brian Carr, offered fellowship and good will to the staff with platters of food for the Northport teachers’ Professional Development day.

Many thanks to our first-rate partners from First United Methodist Church for always supporting the schools’ efforts and for “having our back!” Without community support, our job would be so much more difficult. Pictured are Northport Principal Glenn Rustay, Assistant Principal Lisa Cash, Media Specialist Lynne Gruszka, Pastor Carr, Rev. Dr. Orlandi and a group of Northport instructors.