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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.