Three Area Schools Distinguished

Three Area Schools Distinguished

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Lincoln Park Academy, Palm Point Research School at Tradition, and West Gate K-8, have been distinguished by the Florida’s State Board of Education as Schools of Excellence. To be eligible, schools must have an A or a B for each of the last three years and rank in the 80th percentile in their school type or grade grouping for at least two of the most recent three years.

“All three schools boast rigorous academic programs and cater to multi-age groups,” explained Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild. “Lincoln Park serves grades 6 – 12 and both Palm Point and West Gate serve grades K – 8.”

As a school principal, Henry Sanabria indicated that he is proud to include this as one of the Greyhound’s points of pride.  Palm Point’s Kathy Perez and Melissa Hutchings of West Gate agree that the distinction is a mark of excellence for their respective schools. All three school leaders attribute the positive qualities of each staff’s professional culture to on-going talent development and to the focus on student achievement.

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.

 

 

Outstanding School Leaders of the Year Named

Outstanding School Leaders of the Year Named

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Wide eyes, smiles and tributes to the efforts of school staffs were the common threads that bound Principal Traci Wilke and Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey as they were surprised with the news that they are this year’s Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS). Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and an entourage of well-wishers visited Wilke at Lawnwood Elementary and Luckey at St. Lucie Elementary to share the accolades.

“Outstanding school leaders set the pace for school achievement,” said Superintendent Gent.  “They are definitely focused on creating learning environments in which every child succeeds.”

Wilke and Luckey are both veteran educators in St. Lucie Public Schools and have been recognized for outstanding achievement and service throughout their careers. They are also not strangers to professional learning as they have a passion for being on the forefront of the latest educational research and best practices.

Both nominations from St. Lucie Public Schools will be shared with the Florida Department of Education’s statewide pool of nominees.  State winners will be announced later this 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.

 

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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.

Dr. Kevin Perry, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, Principal Traci Wilke, and Lydia Martin celebrate the announcement of Wilke being named Outstanding Principal of the Year for SLPS.

St. Lucie Elementary’s Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey is surprised by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent as he announces that she is St. Lucie Public Schools’ Assistant Principal of the Year.

 

 

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

Sunrise Theatre Supports Schooltime Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017/18 school time performances!

Space is limited, so please plan early with your school administrator’s approval for your class or grade group participation. Confirm Theatre space and bus availability with the Sunrise, and ensure that all  District field trip procedures are followed.

For the 11th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances free of charge.

The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life.


 

 

National Acrobats and Martial Artists of Tianjin The People’s

Republic of China Presents – China Soul 

Friday, December 1 at 10:30am
Recommended  All Grades


The Tianjin Acrobats and Martial Artists bring joy to audiences through their delightful gymnastics, towering human pyramids, precise Kung Fu maneuvers, and more in the debut tour of China Soul. Glittering costumes, breathtaking tricks, and magnificent feats of athletic daring splendidly create a tour de force when this magnetic, award-winning troupe takes to international stages. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by the audiences all over the world. First formed in 1957, but with a legacy stretching back thousands of years.

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St. Lucie Ballet Presents

The Nutcracker

Friday, December 8 at 10:30am
Recommended All Grades 


Children of all ages will marvel at Clara’s adventures with the Rat King, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and all of the wonderful characters she finds in the Land of Sweets. St. Lucie Ballet opened its pre-professional dance academy in August of 2004. Since then they have gained a reputation of quality and professionalism in the education of dance. Students are taught by professionals that still have or have had successful careers in the dance world. Join us for an enchanted performance.

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Jest In Time – Let’s Go Science Show

Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades 4-8 


The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show you and children will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

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Steve Trash

Ecology Is Awesome!

Thursday, May 3 at 10:30am
Recommended Grades K-8


STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show) focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! And lots of new funny stuff. It’s a whole new show with the same ecological theme but different content! Woohoo. This show has almost exactly the same technical requirements as The Science of Ecology. It’s a one-man/solo show suitable for 500 – 1500 seat performing arts theatres. It’s a terrific eco-educational show that’s specifically tailored to the school audience. Steve’s shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new shows and kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.

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For additional information or questions, please contact Sharon Engle at the Sunrise Theatre sengle@sunrisetheatre.com or 772.467.4122.

Two St. Lucie Reading Council Events You Will NOT Want to Miss!

Two St. Lucie Reading Council Events You Will NOT Want to Miss!

Ready to FALL into a good book?
How about Learn an Effective Strategy to Teach Your 3rd – 5th grade Students? “Color Your Way to the FSA Writing Prompt”
These are 2 events you’ll not want to miss!

Wednesday, October 25th – Fall Into a Good Book, with Good Friends at our first SLCRC Social!

The event is FREE to members and $5.00 for non-members. Bring your favorite book, read aloud or poem to share. Of course you can sign up to become a member at the event and learn more about the council.
Where – Applebee’s Restaurant 10501 S. US 1 in PSL
When – 5:00 – 7:00
Light snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, November 8th – “Color Your Way to the FSA Writing Prompt”

Where – Keiser University
Time – 5:00 – 7:00
What will we learn? – Are you in need of a sure fire strategy to teach your students how to write to an FSA style writing prompt? How to PAT the prompt? How to collect evidence that is relevant and cite it correctly in a flowing multi-paragraph essay? This strategy is for YOU (and your students)!
Bring your team, or grab a colleague and join us at Keiser University in PSL for dinner provided by the Education Foundation and a night of learning!
Cost: FREE to members – $12.00 for non-members, or become a member for $15.00 at the door and get in FREE!