Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

Summer PD Opportunity: Math Strategies for ESE Teachers

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to share a summer professional development opportunity with ESE teachers.  Join us for a hands-on session in which we will discuss strategies and resources to use when supporting Math instruction with your ESE Students.

When: June 26th, 2018

Where: Allapattah Flats K8, Room 1-123

K-5 ESE Teachers: 8:00 – 11:30 am

6-12 ESE Teachers: 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Seats are limited, so please register via Frontline at www.mylearningplan.com to secure your spot.  A stipend will be paid for this training.  If you have any questions about the training please contact Laurie Boyer at Laurie.Boyer@stlucieschools.org

Dr. Kevin G. Perry Speaks About Service

Dr. Kevin G. Perry Speaks About Service

Dr. Kevin G. Perry, Assistant to the Superintendent, was the featured speaker for the 8th Annual Alumni Day of Service (ADOS) for Bethune-Cookman University’s Events Luncheon.  He delivered a speech entitled, “A Call To Service,”  in which alumni were reminded of the University’s motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” and why their service is relevant and important.

During this annual event, alumni return to campus to serve the current students by providing workshops, conducting mock interviews, providing forums, and offering real life real work information and experience to students in an effort to further prepare them for life after college.  Alumni are assigned to the School or College from which they earned their degree or the field of study in which they are currently working.  This form of service began while Dr. Perry served as the Chairman of the Associate Trustees (Board of Visitors).  It also aligns to the spirit of support and service of SLPS’s as the District strives to maintain positive connections with colleges and universities and support student pathways to success from high school to college and/or careers.

Dr. Perry has been asked to be one of the featured speakers at the Bethune-Cookman University National Alumni Convention in June.

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Holocaust Survivors Recount Heroic Stories

Oak Hammock K8 hosted their annual commemorative event (Uncovering Stories: A Jewish Family Album) in which heroic Holocaust survivors shared their emotional and moving stories of survival with students in an effort to recount history for future generations. When survivor Norm Frajman spoke, his message was clear.  “Never forget what evil and hate can do – don’t be a bystander.”

MDA Receives Innovation Grant

MDA Receives Innovation Grant

Mosaic Digital Academy Principal, Jeanne Ziemba and her staff were presented with a $2500 I.D.E.A. Grant from FLVS (Florida Virtual School) for demonstrating Innovation, Design, Efficiency, and Achievement in a public virtual school program.

FLVS supports franchise partners like Mosaic Digital Academy across the state of Florida and recognizes districts that represent unique local instructional practices, creative processes, and delivery efficiencies that can inform future ideation resulting in successful online teaching and learning for all.  Dr. Polly Halderman, FLVS Chief Customer Officer, presented the grant award to Principal Ziemba with staff during the Teacher Workday, March 19, 2018. The staff will use the grant award to continue to provide innovative approaches for increased student success for all Kindergarten through Grade 12 full time virtual students.

 

Pictured (Left to Right): Chris Waldrop, Will Goulet, Amanda Kiefer, Deborah Russum, Carrie Kahr, Dr. Polly Halderman (FLVS Leadership), Jeanne Ziemba, Principal, Fran Pitts, Laura Lankow and Christine Witzak.

 

Drive for Education

Drive for Education

On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each 2-3 minute Test Drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!

 

Participants will sign-in on the east side of PSLHS’s campus where they will have easy access to the test drive range.  Drivers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  There is a limit of two donations per household.