Sailor Sabol Selected as National Youth Delegate for Prestigious Conference at George Mason…

Sailor Sabol, a student at Saint Lucie West Centennial High School, has been selected to represent Port Saint Lucie, Florida as a National Youth Delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Sabol joins a select group of 300 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Sabol was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to … Read More

All In Good Taste

SHELDON RILEY AND JAMES WEICHMANN of Fort Pierce Westwood High School captured 3rd place in the Fresh from Florida Student Chef Cook-off Finale in Tallahassee, FL. Sheldon and James prepared their Raw Kale Pasta Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette and Chipotle Chicken. The trip to Tallahassee was a great learning experience for the entrepreneurial chefs. The day was highlighted with a tour of the capital and Ag Day Exhibit with Chef Paula.

Botanical Gardens Plant Sale Honor Guard

On February 10th and 11th, the Jaguar Battalion participated in the annual Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden Plant Sale. From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days, a Battalion cadet helped plant shoppers carry multiple plants or heavy plants to their vehicles. Participation in this event was a win-win for the Botanical Gardens as well as for the cadet who earned community service hours and donations for the Battalion.

Jaguar Drill Team Sweeps Meet

On February 10th, the Jaguar Drill Team competed in the Seminole Ridge High School Drill Meet. Competing in the wide variety of events included: platoon, squad, color guard and exhibition. Both the male and female teams performed admirably. The Jaguar Drill Team placed first in the overall meet — winning all eight of trophies!

Florida PrePaid Open Enrollment Ends Feb 28

Florida Prepaid College Plans offers five Prepaid tuition plans to fit a variety of budgets. Lock in tomorrow’s tuition costs with guaranteed plans starting at $47 per month. Enroll by February 28 to take advantage of those prices during the current Open Enrollment period, the annual time of year when families can start saving for college with a Prepaid Plan. Open Enrollment began October 15, 2017 and runs through February 28, 2018. 1. According to the Florida College System, by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in Florida will require postsecondary education. 2. The Federal Reserve reports that student debt … Read More

Southport Girls on the Run

The fourth season of Girls on the Run (GOTR) at Southport is underway! Our team of 15 brave and beautiful girls will participate in Heart & Sole, a physical activity-based positive youth development program that addresses the social, mental and emotional challenges particular to middle school girls. The 10-week program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The vision of GOTR is for every girl to know and activate her limitless potential and be free to boldly pursue her dreams. The program empowers girls to make thoughtful and healthy decisions … Read More

Wellness Program

Check out the St. Lucie Public Schools Wellness page for information on the District’s Incentive Program Personal Health Wellness Challenges Wellness Champions Wellness Program Offerings Wellness Resources And More!

24th Annual Jaguar Military Ball

The 24th Annual Jaguar Military Ball took place on January 26th. This event, valued by the battalion, was an outstanding evening highlighted with  c/ MAJ Syanna Graham as madam vice and Principal Adrian Ocampo as a guest speaker. Both the  food and the music were excellent. Cadets, parents, and guests enjoyed an evening of dancing. The Battalion eagerly anticipates next year’s Ball.

St. Lucie Public Schools Distinguished Educators and Support Staff Winners Announced at Night of…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – 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 … Read More

New 21st Century Program at Lakewood Park

Fifth grade students at Lakewood Park Elementary are getting a boost to learning as they are participating in the 21st Century after school tutorial program.  Students are engaged in project based learning with an emphasis on grade level expectations that will help them succeed academically.  This program runs Monday through Friday from 3:15 to 5:15.     

Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Study Native Americans

Students in Mrs. Saunders’ 5th grade present Native American Projects.  Fifth graders enjoyed presenting Native American projects. As part of their Reading and Social Studies standards, each student researched a tribe, wrote about the culture, then created a board or diorama reflecting the unique attributes they discovered.  Pictured: Zachary Cobb, Jonah McCrory, and Victoria Serrano Melendez.  

Southport Middle School Selected for NAEP

Southport Middle School eighth grade students participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, an assessment also known as NAEP or The Nation’s Report Card. According to NAEP, the results of the assessment are a way to show what students nationwide know and can do in different subjects. The results provide educators, policymakers, elected officials and parents across the country with invaluable information regarding what students their age are learning. The students who completed the science portion of the NAEP test were especially engaged and enjoyed the interactivity of the assessment experience. Henry King and Khamani Wright liked the hands-on … Read More

Downing Signs Intent With Jacksonville

Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars celebrate with Ryan Downing as he signs a letter of intent to play Jacksonville Dolphins Football for the University of Jacksonville. He is joined by his Mother, Grandparents, and Coach Dent. Many teammates, teachers, and staff shared in the celebration.

Teen Driver Challenge

Teen Driver Challenge When: Classroom – February 22 (Thursday) 5:30 – 8 p.m. Driving Range – February 24 (Saturday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Where:  St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Training Room 4700 W. Midway Rd. Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 Contact Person: Carrie Fage Training Unit (772) 462.3607 The Teen Driver Challenge is an effective program providing information and first hand experience. If confronted with an emergency situation students who complete this course will have the knowledge and skills to react accordingly and reduce the chance of becoming a statistic. The Teen is required to have a valid Florida Operators License, or a Learner’s … Read More

Eagles Sign Letters of Intent

George Bento and Nepoleon Pringle, two of St. Lucie West Centennial senior football players, signed letters of intent to play football at the next level.  Congratulations, Eagles! George Bento: Palmetto Prep Academy (Columbia, South Carolina) Nepoleon Pringle: Independence Community College (Kansas)  

Dwyer High School Drill Meet

The Port St. Lucie High School’s Drill Team competed in the W. T. Dwyer High School Drill Meet on Saturday February 3rd.  Competing in platoon, squad, and exhibition drill and winning in several categories, the Jaguars placed in the top three. The Jaguars will continue to practice for their next meet at Seminole Ridge High School Drill meet.

Ms. Marino’s Magnificent Investi-“GATORS”

A WORD FROM MS. MARINO: My 2nd grade RTI class from Allapattah Flats K8 School has been busy reading and finding evidence in text. After reading The Science of Snow, Snowflake Bentley and Freddy Flake’s Water Cycle Journey, I decided that these students were ready to be real investi-“gators” on the concept of snow. So, each student was given a magnifying glass to begin their hunt, and off they went. The students were broken up into groups of three and four and assigned one of the stories. Certain questions were asked and the search began for the quickest find! In … Read More

100th Day of School Fun!

F.K. Sweet Kindergarten teachers celebrate the 100th day of school in such a fun way! Pictured here, dressed like 100 year old teachers, are Mrs. Herda, Mrs. O’Keefe, Mrs. Baylor, Mrs. Offerdahl, and Mrs. Francisco.

Gators Welcome Photographer and Journalist to Speakers Bureau

In December, Allapattah Flats welcomed motivational speaker and Sports Photographer, Ned Schuster of the Speakers Bureau.  Mr. Schuster was introduced by Dr. Donna Mills who began the Speakers Bureau four years ago.  Mr. Schuster has a passion for reaching students by sharing his real life story and impressing upon them that in life you can overcome many of the obstacles that may come your way.   Mr. Schuster shared some real life struggles concerning some of his own educational challenges as a child and his determination alongside his family’s determination to work through those problems.  Mr. Schuster’s determination blazed the … Read More

Take Charge of Your Future

Don’t miss an opportunity on February 22nd to learn about and gather resources for career opportunities within the community. Speak with career counselors about adult and vocational programs as well as options for personal career planning. This is a FREE event at Lawnwood Elementary School on Thursday, February 22nd from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.