Open House for Incoming Freshmen

8th grade students, please attend the open house scheduled at your future high school on Thursday, March 1st (LPA, FPCHS, PSLHS, SLWCHS, TCHS) or Wednesday, March 7th (FPWHS) at 6 PM.  

FSA Parent Night at White City Elementary

The students and parents of White City Elementary participated in FSA Parent Night.  Grades 3-5 families worked cooperatively to learn about FSA questions, writing rubric, and how iReady and SLC Unit Assessments are used to monitor students’ progress.  It was an informative parent event.  

Students Provided Another Way to Say Something When They See Something

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – As part of our continued partnership with Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers on crime prevention and crime detection, St. Lucie Public Schools, Crime Stoppers, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to heighten awareness among students and staff about the Crime Stoppers program as yet another way of supporting safe campuses and responsible citizenship.  In keeping with the mantra of See Something, Say Something, all high school principals were presented with two Crime Stopper banners at the onset of this month’s School Board meeting. The banners will hang prominently on their campuses to support messages … Read More

Crime Stoppers – See Something Say Something

As part of our continued partnership with Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers on crime prevention/crime detection, St. Lucie Public Schools, Crime Stoppers, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to heighten awareness among students and staff about the Crime Stoppers program as yet another way of supporting safe campuses and responsible citizenship.  In keeping with the mantra of See Something, Say Something, all high school principals were presented with two Crime Stopper banners that will hang prominently on their campuses. Chief Brian Reuther, a 40-year decorated law enforcement veteran leading the St. Lucie Public Schools security division said, “We want … Read More

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Citizens have an ever-present opportunity to make their voices heard through appointed and elected representatives. As students, parents, staff and community members convene with solution-oriented mindsets about school safety, consider sharing thoughts with local, state, and federal representatives. Contact information is provided in the link below: http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/seasonal/Representatives-Contact-Information.pdf  

Dine to Donate

Join with others in supporting the Education Foundation, St. Lucie County on February 28th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Recovery Sports Grill.  Present one of the vouchers below to your server prior to ordering, and you will not only enjoy a great meal, but you will also help the Education Foundation receive 20% of the proceeds — that’s an additional 5% more than the voucher says. We want to thank the Recovery Sports Grill for increasing their contribution to public education! Please joins us, and share vouchers with your friends!  

Science Fair

Watch the 2018 St. Lucie Public Schools Science Fair, and Science Fair Awards on YouTube.   Also, catch an all new episode of Que Pasa hosted by Linda Tapia and UF IFAS hosted by Ed Skvarch. While you’re there subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV. http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf  

High Schools Recognized for Excellence

During February’s School Board Meeting, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent provided an overview of the school district’s graduation rates and commended each of the area’s high schools for their gains. St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) ranks fifth in Florida and proudly serves as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 91.0 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools. LPA Grad Rate 99.6% TCHS Grad Rate 97.3% FPCHS Grad Rate 95.5% SLWCHS 93.2% PSLHS 89.8% FPWHS 89.8% MDA – 87.4%   DCC – District Grad Rate 90.1% PBPA –  District Grad Rate 90.1%

Gold and Silver School Awards

Martha Underwood, Volunteer Coordinator for St. Lucie Public Schools, presented the Golden and Silver School Awards to area schools in February.  The awards are based upon volunteerism and the number of schools receiving recognition  continues to grow each year.   The Golden School Award (Elementary or Secondary Schools) A minimum of 80% of the school staff participate in training related to school volunteerism Designated school–based Volunteer Coordinator Total number volunteer service hours equals twice the number of students enrolled in the school The Silver School Award (Secondary Schools) Designated school-based Volunteer Coordinator Student volunteers and faculty must both receive orientation … Read More

An Investment In Education

President of the Education Foundation, St. Lucie County Thom Jones presented a check to the St. Lucie School Board for $72,000.  This check represents the generous grant awards provided by the Foundation’s Board of Director’s for educational programs in St. Lucie Public Schools. The St. Lucie County Education Foundation advances K-12 public education in St. Lucie County by increasing the capacity and resources of the district in partnership with key stakeholders. Our local Education Foundation serves as the conduit for private sector investment and community involvement in our public schools. The SLC Education Foundation serves as the primary link between … Read More

Northport Black History Program 2018

It is with pleasure that we thank our esteemed guests who visited Northport for our annual Black History program.  The program began with Principal Glenn Rustay having a heart-to-heart talk with our middle grades students about kindness and the feeling of being a family.  He also spoke about safety in light of recent events in Parkland.  Students joyously listened to music performed by Marissia Wallace and viewed the Northport cheerleaders perform.  A very special thank you to Fort Pierce Central JROTC for leading us in the colors to honor our country and our veterans.  The entire group participated in a … Read More

Leadership In Music Education

Principal Susan Seal was recognized at the February School Board Meeting for her leadership in music education.  The Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Awards Committee presented Principal Susan Seal of Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) with the 2018 FMEA Secondary Administrator of the Year Award on January 12 during the FMEA Professional Development Clinic/Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. This prestigious award is given to a school administrator who is not a professional music educator, but who displays ardent support of the school music program. It recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools. … Read More

One School…One Teacher…One Love. NPK8 Supports MSD

Here at Northport, we celebrate and commemorate many, many things. We honor, we remember and we lift up because we are a strong, loving and powerful family 👪! Nothing has been so tragic as the loss of seventeen members of our educational family in Parkland, Florida. Many of us have ties to South Florida and to that school. Not only teachers and staff, but our students and families. Many have reached out to say that they are part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school family. Eagle Pride is strong! So many thanks to those who are standing to support MSD … Read More

Greyhound History Buffs Win Big!

Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy’s Academic Team of Rachel Fryer Dommel, Madeleine Sosa, Youry Ulysse, and Andrew Priest on their strong performance this past weekend at the South Florida Championship History Bee & Bowl. Junior Madeleine Sosa qualified for the National History Bee and Senior Rachel Fryer Dommel qualified to compete in the National US History Bee, the National International Geography Bee, and the National US Geography Olympiad! These Greyhound girls will represent LPA at their respective national competitions in Arlington, Virginia this April. Good luck!

Mariposa Elementary’s First Graders Write to Penpals in Texas

At Mariposa Elementary, Ms. K. Swanson’s 1st grade homeroom is on a pen pal escapade writing and illustrating creative masterpieces with Mrs. Whitfield’s 1st grade class located in Lytle, Texas.  The writing adventure began in early October and will continue until the end of May.   The students are grouped into pairs and enjoy the process of sharing fun information, asking questions that necessitate a direct response and learning fun facts about the state of Texas.  The class is looking forward to “meeting” their pen pals live through skype in the weeks to come. Ms. Swanson has known Mrs. Whitfield for a number of years. … Read More

Northport Empowers Students to “See Something, Say Something!”

Northport Step Up America Citizen Alert! Students in Mrs. Matteson’s seventh period class were asked what it means to be an alert citizen. Students responded that being aware of what is going in around them is vital. Mrs. Stone, Northport Dean pulled up the American Security Council website and had students read about suspicious activity and how to observe it in their neighborhoods and school. Students read about characteristics of suspicious activity that includes: items that have been abandoned, strangers eliciting information, loitering, internet or social media messages and posts and more. Students discussed what might happen if these events … Read More

Flag Burning Retirement Ceremony

On February 14, 2018, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion had our annual Service Learning event. At this event our cadets retired unserviceable flags from public buildings and military bases.  We had U.S. veterans attend, along with our Jaguar band and Mr. Frazer’s class. The master of ceremony was C/ Major Syanna Graham.  

National History Day Competition Projects Judged February 20th

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Over two hundred finalists will present their projects to judges on Tuesday, February 20th in hopes of besting the pool of entries and having the chance to move on to the state-level competition. A variety of entries focused on this year’s theme of “Conflict and Comparison in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.   Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic.  Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, … Read More

Night of the Stars Winners Announced

On Saturday, February 10, education’s shining stars walked the red carpet during the annual St. Lucie County Education Foundation’s Night of the Stars gala.  This annual event was broadcast live from Lincoln Park Academy’s grand auditorium. Each of the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) distinguished honorees representing their respective schools was recognized for outstanding service, and honored with awards.  As the envelopes were opened and names were called, Samantha Lamora stepped forward as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year.  She is a first grade teacher at Savanna Ridge Elementary School where she exercises her belief that she can be … Read More

Career and Tech Month

This month, the Florida Department of Education, students and educators are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month with the 2018 theme, “Celebrate Today and Own Tomorrow.” “We are proud to offer Floridians a public education system that was designed to help students of all ages and backgrounds reach their academic and career goals,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “Many students have gained the professional skills necessary to succeed through the Career and Technical Education programs available in all of our state’s school districts and colleges. Career and Technical Education Month is a great time to highlight the tremendous … Read More