Read for the Record

In a united effort, St. Lucie Public Schools and PNC Bank spread the joy of literacy by participating with others around the world in Read for the Record. Guest readers from PNC Bank thrilled children in pre-kindergarten classrooms across the district by reading the book Quackers. #GrowUpGreat #StLucieProud

Golf Tournament Raises Awareness and Funds for Homeless Children

“Timing is everything.”  Never before has a statement uttered been more true.  This week, Soraya Rooney and an outreach team from First United Methodist Church presented St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) with a $2,000 check to support the needs of homeless children in St. Lucie County (SLC).  This windfall came from a golf tournament fundraiser held for just that purpose in August prior to the storms.   According to Kandiss Davis, Choice Program Specialist for SLPS, “Sixty percent of our inventory to aid homeless children registering for school was lost due to the flooding we experienced in our District offices.  … Read More

SLWK-8 Speakers Bureau

St. Lucie West K8 (SLWK8) is excited to welcome our first monthly Speakers Bureau speaker in partnership with Dr. Donna Mills, SLPS School Board Vice-Chairperson. Each month, SLWK8 along with other schools, hosts guest speakers who encourage and motivate students to make good choices, use positive role models and learn to find their passion and purpose in life. SLWK8’s guest speaker was Mr. Samuel McDuffie, basketball coach and motivational speaker. Mr. McDuffie spoke insightfully to our eighth grade Sharks. He gave background information about himself and about his youth. He encouraged students to think bigger and to be resolved and … Read More

Educators Helping Educators

Educators coming together to help educators is the underlying theme of this year’s annual West Gate K8 Hispanic Heritage Festival and Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, November 18th on the school’s campus located at 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie.  Community members are invited to enjoy music, games, live performances, and a variety of food from 1PM to 5PM. Many schools in Puerto Rico were left in ruins as a result of the devastating winds and rain from Hurricane Maria.  Event organizer, Assistant Principal Esther Muniz-Guzman, explained that donated items such as paper, pencils, glue sticks, and other school … Read More

First Graders at Mariposa Elementary Discover 3D Shapes

Students in Mrs. Auciello’s first grade class at Mariposa Elementary used Play-Doh and toothpicks to create a 3-dimensional cube! The students figured out that they needed 6 Play-Doh vertices and 12 toothpick edges. Pictured are Andrew Newhouse, Jaxson Plantier, Malia Johnson, Jaistyn Thurston, and Madelyn Farrell. What a great way to learn about the defining attributes of 3D shapes!

Elks Care and Share

Ft. Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 has a heart for caring and sharing, especially when it comes to the youngest members in this community.  The organization’s Pantry and Backpack Program has made a positive difference in the lives of many SLPS children. On hand at a recent event were members of Chester A. Moore’s Administrative Team: Lauren Gieseler, Alisha Kennedy, and Terrance Barriner.  According to Mrs. Gieseler, the Elks Pantry and Backpack Program has made a tremendous difference in the lives of over 250 children on weekends.  At the event, the school was presented with 30 new backpacks and school supplies.  … Read More

The Giving Concert – October 25th

The sixth annual Giving Concert is planned for October 25th at Lincoln Park Academy in the auditorium located at 1806 Avenue I in Fort Pierce. The doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups begins at 7:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will support Grace Packs which, in turn, benefits students.  Grace Packs is a weekly weekend back pack program that provides necessary food items to students in need. Admission to the concert is a non-perishable food item to be … Read More

Hispanic Heritage Night at White City Elementary

All families of White City Elementary were invited to attend Hispanic Heritage Night.  Students and parents shopped at the book fair, toured the Hispanic Heritage Gallery, and munched on tacos.  It was a fabulous, well attended parent night at WCE.  

2017-2018 Senior Pinning

On Wednesday, October 18th at Port St. Lucie High, the Senior Class of 2018 came together to commemorate their last year as seniors in a senior pinning ceremony. At this year’s ceremony, the graduating class broke the record for having the auditorium brimming with students and supportive parents. St. Lucie County’s Sheriff was the honored guest speaker for this event, and the Jaguar Color guard presented the colors for the Senior Class of 2018.

FREE Heart Screening

Register for FREE Heart Screening Saturday, November 4, 2017 Appointments from 8AM to 5PM Location: Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County Larry J. Lee Public Health Building 5150 NW Milner Drive (Off of Midway Road) Port St. Lucie Online Registration Available: or call 772-215-1912  

Three Area Schools Distinguished

Lincoln Park Academy, Palm Point Research School at Tradition, and West Gate K-8, have been distinguished by 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 … Read More


Northport always commemorates the tragedy of 9/11. Each year, we invite local veterans, first responders, police officers and guest speakers to bring the tragedy of September 11 alive for sixth grade students in a meaningful way. This year, due to Hurricane Irma, our program needed to be rescheduled a month and a half later. However, its importance was not diminished. Students listened to testimonials from Bill Arnold (local veteran and Northport Veteran Partner in Education), John McIntosh (Director of Operations for the American Security Council), and one of our business partners; viewed a movie by Maryanne Warren educating students about … Read More

Flip Flop Facts

Mrs. Glidden’s first grade class tests the order of their addends in their addition sentences to find out if it changes the sum. The students quickly found out that it did not and engaged in a game of “find your flip flop fact friend” to match their addition sentence with someone else who had their same addends ordered differently.

Northport Speakers Bureau Celebrates READ MORE, WRITE MORE!

Northport is pleased to be working with SLPS Board Member Dr. Donna Mills. Dr. Mills, Northport Media Center staff, administration and teachers have formed a special collaboration to bring the best and most up-to-date information to NP students. Each program highlights a different theme. For example: October was themed Read More, Write More; November will be themed Integrity and Peer Pressure; February will celebrate Black History; and March will commemorate Women’s History. The final program to be held in April will be themed, Why the Arts Make Us Better Students! The teachers and media specialist plan student-based programming then Dr. … Read More

Properties of Matter at White City Elementary

Grade 5 students of White City Elementary are learning about the states of matter.  Mr. Lewis facilitated learning as the students determined if matter can be more than one state at a time.  The students discussed properties of matter, made oobleck and slime, and they recorded their observation.  

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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. … Read More

Just for the Record, We’re Going Quackers Over Reading

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and PNC Bank are united in a partnership to join with over 2 million others across the globe on October 19, 2017, to highlight the importance of literacy and Read for the Record. This is an annual campaign that includes classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes in which children and adults read together in this worldwide shared reading experience to support children having the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.   According to Early Childhood Coordinator Dr. Mary Huffstetter, on Thursday, a cadre of PNC employees will join with SLPS … Read More