12th Annual Run for the Coach

Dozens of Lincoln Park Academy students, both alumni and current students, were part of the more than 100 runners and volunteers who came out to support and run in the 12th Annual Run for the Coach 5K, which took place Jan. 20, 2018 beginning at the RiverWalk Center in Fort Pierce.  The 3.1 mile course,…

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Three teachers were named as finalists for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year during surprise announcements on Monday, January 22nd.  Luca Bradley (Fort Pierce Central High School), Luke Hall (Treasure Coast High School), and Samantha Lamora (Savanna Ridge Elementary School) reveled in the news from delegates representing SLPS, School Board, St. Lucie…

Help Protect Yourself and Others From the Flu

Click on the link below for a short and informative video on how you can protect yourself and others from the flu this season.  There is also a trivia game (“Just the Vax”) to test your knowledge about vaccines, their history, and value in the fight against the flu. There’s more! Check it out. http://www.preventchildhoodinfluenza.org/keep-flu-out-of-school/students…

Take the Billion Step Challenge

Help support Healthy St. Lucie Coalition, a project focused on promoting health where we live, learn, work, and play. The 2018 Billion Step Challenge is open to anyone who lives in the County. Think about linking a wearable activity tracker device to your “Walker Tracker” account. If you are interested in participating as an individual…

February Is Heart Month

The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1…

A Reading Council Event for K-2 Teachers!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council is at it again! Bringing the best presenters to share information that will benefit us as professionals and our students as they develop their love of literacy! On Tuesday, February 6th, Dr. Debra Gurvitz will bring you ideas you can implement immediately in your writing block. Read about Debra’s…

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated every February and is a time set aside to learn about the accomplishments, culture, and contributions of African Americans. Black History Month 2018 Theme Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2018 theme, “African Americans in…

Significant Changes Coming to Three SLPS Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) bears the distinction of receiving a sizeable federal Magnet School Assistance Program Grant (MSAP) valued at 12.5 million dollars. The District’s winning grant proposal will transform the historic Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts (FPMSA), Samuel S. Gaines Academy (SGA), and Fort Pierce Westwood High School (FPWHS).   All three schools…

Significant Changes Coming to Three SLPS Schools

  ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) bears the distinction of receiving a sizeable federal Magnet School Assistance Program Grant (MSAP) valued at 12.5 million dollars. The District’s winning grant proposal will transform the historic Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts (FPMSA), Samuel S. Gaines Academy (SGA), and Fort Pierce Westwood High…

Take Steps to Stay Healthy

Take steps to keep yourself and others healthy by following some everyday actions: Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or…

Northport Celebrates Florida Literacy Plan

Northport K-8 students are celebrating literacy this entire week along with all the other schools in SLPS and throughout Florida. Students are making “Storybook Snowmen,” playing pre-k through 5 Bingo Challenge, Middle School Literacy Link Challenge, Get Caught Reading and Buddy Reading activities as well as “Chew and Read” and “Lollipop Reading!” Students are promoting…

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

On Friday, January 19, students from local high schools competed in a battle of academic with-it-ness that challenged team members’ knowledge of philosophy and humanities, advanced mathematics and scientific theory, as well as a broad range of literature, music, and foreign language. The teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) District Championship…