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, through downtown Fort Pierce area and across the South Beach Bridge, is run every year, in memory of former Lincoln Park Academy teacher and coach Wayne Cross, who passed away in 2006, and in honor of teachers and coaches everywhere. Many St. Lucie Schools current
Lincoln Park Academy senior, Haniya Shareef has been named one of the top 40 a finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. As a top 40 finalist, Haniya will receive at least $25,000 in awards. She was selected from a pool of highly qualified entrants based on her project’s scientific rigor and her potential to become world-changing scientific leaders. Haniya will also travel to Washington, D.C., from March 8-14 to undergo a rigorous judging process to determine the top 10 winners. If chosen as one of
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 County Education Foundation, and MidFLORIDA Credit Union. SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Our Teacher of the Year finalists are outstanding individuals who are stand-outs in their profession. These are the individuals students grow up to remember as that ‘special someone’ who made a difference
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 Visit stluciepublicschools.org and click on the link under announcements for additional resources.
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 or as a team, contact Stacy Donnelly for more information. Stacy Jacobson Donnelly Wellness Manager St. Lucie Public Schools firstname.lastname@example.org (772) 429-3974
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 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease.2 Additionally, more than 40 percent of African Americans have high
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 vast experience and her work with researchers like Doug Fisher and Harvey Daniels on the flier. A special thanks to the Keiser University for hosting our event and a great big shout out to the Education Foundation for providing dinner to all! Members are FREE
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 Times of War,” marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honors the roles that black Americans have played in warfare, from the American Revolution to the present day. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
Let’s unite on February 2 to show support for National Wear Red Day. February is Heart Month and wearing red is an effort to bring about awareness to prevent heart attacks and strokes in the United States.
Author Lois McGuire visited Rivers Edge Elementary School to read her book Don’t Be That Kid At School. Each Rivers Edge teacher was given a copy of the book as well as the Teacher Resource Guide, funded through the Education Foundation grants for teachers. Dr. McGuire is a retired Superintendent from New Jersey and worked many years as a classroom teacher. She knows a thing or two about discipline and behavior! In the book, Don’t Be That Kid at School, the reader follows a Kid (a baby goat) as he misbehaves at school and on each page we are reminded
Weatherbee Mariners bid adieu to Celebrate Literacy Week!, Florida 2018 with an old fashioned parade. On Friday afternoon, students and staff joined the magnificent cavalcade of favorite book characters and vocabulary words parading through our hallways. It was the crowning glory of a week filled with classroom door decorating, buddy reading, Dropping Everything And Reading, creating personalized bookmarks, and more. Thanks to Literacy Coach Heather Bolitho and the amazing Literacy Committee for promoting a love of literacy at Weatherbee. .
VPK Registration Is Now Open for the 2018-2019 School Year To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018 Register Before February 22, 2018 For More Information Free Full Day Program with Certified Teachers Visit: http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/our-programs/voluntary-pre-k/
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 will become Magnet Schools offering innovative programs. FPMSA and SGA will begin their transformation this August for the 2018-2019 school year as the revitalized, all-new Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies respectively. FPWHS will begin infusing
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 School (FPWHS). All three schools will become Magnet Schools offering innovative programs. FPMSA and SGA will begin their transformation this August for the 2018-2019 school year as the revitalized, all-new Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – So, just how can you build a better mouse trap? Or how do you transform wastewater into purified drinking water for pennies per gallon? Come see for yourself as innovation and creation are on display at this year’s 30th annual St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair – STEM Competition that is slated for Friday, February 8 and 9 at IRSC’s Kight Center in Fort Pierce. The public is invited to view projects on Thursday, February 8. Doors to the event are open from 8 AM to 4 PM. Distinguished judges from area municipalities,
Students in Mrs. Theresa Delancy’s 5th grade ELA class have been reading the novel, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. They have been learning the importance of being kind and accepting to others. Pictured are: Anthony Castro, Aryannah Sanchez, Justin Horton, Brian Castillo, Mrs. Delancy, Riley O’Dowd, Kiran Mahase, Taurice Johnson, and Bradley Philippe.
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 mouth. Germs spread this way. Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
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 reading and literacy skills throughout the school. They love to participate and it brings a focus on reading for pleasure specifically. Northport is pleased to participate in “Celebrate Literacy Week Florida!”
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 Team and individual placement on the six-member District Team moving to the State-level 33rd Commissioner’s Academic Challenge slated for April at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Lincoln Park Academy captured this year’s District Championship title. Team members Sreya Banik, Maria Dominguez, Rachel Fryer Dommel,
Congratulations to our winter graduates! WLX-TV – St. Lucie Public Schools Education Channel has made the 2018 Winter Graduation available on You Tube! Check it out. 2018 Winter Graduation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uusj7u2VnjE