ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – A work skills opportunity that began percolating last year for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program is brewing again this year with bold expectations. On Tuesday, November 28, the student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, and signature brand tumblers in a kiosk on the first floor breezeway of the Board of County Commissioners Administration Building located at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The grand re-opening is slated for 9 AM. Patrons working in the Administration Building as well as customers
The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 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,
Northport Boys to Men program hosted members of the local chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity recently. Harry Williams, Roderick Johnson, Mike Greene and Jack Boatwright attended the meeting to help bring a message of integrity and respect to the boys. The men mentor a group of local boys called the “Lamp Lighters.” Each brought a message about respecting parents and teachers as well as other students. They spoke about how critical school attendance is to success and how critical a time that middle school really is for young people. The chapter members will visit the group twice a
School Security Chief Brian Reuther and his brothers share something in common — their careers in law enforcement. This month’s Port St. Lucie Magazine showcases their careers. For the complete article, click on the link below: http://www.portstluciemagazine.com/articles/fall17/brothersinblue.html
The Grade 5 students of White City Elementary conducted an investigation and they were able to explain that energy can be transformed into sound energy. Mr. Capozolli, science resource teacher, provided a hands-on lesson to help students hypothesize, predict, and problem solve.
Morningside Elementary School invited veterans from all branches of the armed forces to join students and staff in a tribute to honor their service to our county. On Thursday, November 9, the school’s hallway was lined with students waving flags, clapping, and cheering as veterans made their way to the school’s cafeteria. Standing at attention, awaiting the ladies and gentlemen who served our country (some on active duty, some on reserve duty, some retired), was Port St. Lucie High School’s Color Guard. Students from each grade group performed songs and tributes to the audience with a medley of tunes representing
Leadership St. Lucie is a community leadership adventure! Each year community leaders are selected to work together and develop together as they learn and grow in their knowledge and expertise necessary for them to serve in public or private leadership positions within St. Lucie County. Selections are made based upon a nominee’s volunteerism, education, professional achievement, personal objectives, commitment to the community and community accomplishments. We congratulate Dr. Kevin Perry and Dr. Rafael Sanchez, proud graduates of this year’s Leadership Class of 35! /http://stluciechamber.org/leadership/
On Wednesday, November 8, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC went to Village Green Elementary to teach about flag folding and about the Class B uniform to first graders and to fifth graders. The JROTC cadets taught the meaning of the colors and each fold in the American Flag.
Congratulations to Gabrielle Small, a senior from Lincoln Park Academy, for being selected to perform in the 2018 Florida Music Education Association All-State Symphonic Band. She will be performing at the Tampa Convention Center in January 2018.
The students in Mrs. Langel’s and Mrs. McGuire’s 1st grade class at F.K. Sweet had an awesome time learning about fire safety from the St. Lucie County Fire District!
On Saturday, November 11th, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the honoring of all veterans. Alongside Air Force JROTC, Navy JROTC and veterans dating back to WWII, the Jaguar Battalion stood in honor of those who fought to keep our country safe.
Don’t miss the Fall musical that everyone is buzzing about — The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Showtimes: Friday, November 17th at 6:30 PM Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM Tickets are on sale now at LPAtheatre.webs.com
St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes Dr. Donna Mills as the new School Board Chairman and extends a thank you to Mr. Troy Ingersoll for his outstanding leadership as the outgoing School Board Chairman.
Northport welcomed five local veterans into the school media center recently to honor Veterans Day and to teach students about words with very important meanings like service, sacrifice, integrity, grit, education and commitment. The group of veterans are an integral part of the fabric of Northport and they bring their very important message to the children of the school regularly. Elissa Garcia’s Northstar sixth grade students, Dr. Angela Bennett and Sandra Tyndale-Harvey’s eighth grade students were engaged and asked important questions. Students at Northport are blanketed in lessons about respect, patriotism and service at an early age. Administrators, teachers, media
Mark Your Calendar for the 10th Annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! #CLW2018 January 22-26, 2018
Parent Academy Lip Sync Battle 2: Battle For The Belt Presented By Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: bit.ly/PALSB2 The 2nd occurrence of the Parent Academy Lip Sync Battle is to take place Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the gorgeous Sunrise Theatre of downtown Fort Pierce, FL. Seven contestants will duke it out in hopes of rising to victory in 1 of 3 categories: Audience Favorite, Judges Favorite, and Fundraising Champion. YOU will bear witness to their efforts, and YOU will decide who deserves glory. You don’t want to miss this. For more information on the Parent Academy
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
The Lincoln Park Academy Jazz Combo performed as the opening act for Grammy-nominated and award-winning Najee on November 4th, 2017 at the Sunrise Theater. Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Eta Eta Omega Chapter under the Pink Rose Foundation Inc., held its annual scholarship fundraiser at the Sunrise Theater. Vice President of the Pink Rose Foundation and Event Chairperson Michelle Jerger said, “The students have amazing talents and are extremely professional. They set the tone for a successful evening.” Jerger also commended the leadership of Band Director Jason Albert.
With over 5,400 employees, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. This announcement came amid cheers from staff members at the 16th Annual Best Places to Work St. Lucie County Awards Ceremony held on November 1st and hosted by the St. Lucie County Human Resources Association and Personnel Dynamics. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accepted the award on behalf of the District, and commended the dedicated team of professionals whose mission it is to support students saying, “You win with the right people.” SLPS Director of Human Resources Dr. Rafael Sanchez
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – With over 5,400 employees, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. This announcement came amid cheers from staff members at the 16th Annual Best Places to Work St. Lucie County Awards Ceremony held on November 1st and hosted by the St. Lucie County Human Resources Association and Personnel Dynamics. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accepted the award on behalf of the District, and commended the dedicated team of professionals whose mission it is to support students saying, “You win with the right people.” SLPS Director of