Navigator Transition Award

Navigator Transition Award

For the last two years, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) have worked collaboratively to create a community work experience for students with disabilities.  Martha Taylor, Job Coach for ESE, and Mr. Douglas Baber, Human Resources Manager for St. Lucie County Board of Commissioners, along with the support of Mr. Howard Tipton and Ms. Frannie Hutchinson paved the way for the “Coffee Perks” program.

Participation in this program has provided valuable experiences for students that has allowed them to transfer the skills they have been taught in the classroom to a real world opportunity, thus expanding their learning.   The “Coffee Perks” program operates weekly at the BOCC Office on Virginia Avenue and is managed completely by students with the supervision of Martha Taylor and staff.

SLPS is fortunate to have the wonderful opportunity for students to gain real-world experiences in the natural setting and to gain the essential skills necessary to eventually obtain gainful competitive employment.

*This team was recognized for their outstanding efforts at the March School Board Meeting.  They were presented with a Navigator Transition Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – 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.

 

Principal Adrian Ocampo is eager to host the drive event.  “Having the support of Garber Buick GMC to help our school raise funds for extracurricular activities and competitions is fantastic. Our students are very involved and active in productions, competitions, and events that take place far beyond the regular school day. Fundraisers with strong educational partners like Garber help us supplement the budgetary shortfalls so our students can showcase their talents at high level competitions and festivals.”

 

Garber Buick GMC is a Full Service GM dealership at 5255 U. S Highway One in Ft. Pierce.  The property features a new car showroom, state of the art service department, new business offices, parts department and a Quick Lane Oil Change.  They have room to display hundreds of new Buicks, GMCs and GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  Garber Buick GMC also has a large Collision Center that is supported by all Insurance Companies.  Consumers have rated Garber Buick GMC #1 in Customer Service on the Treasure Coast.  The Garber family has been in the automobile business for over 100 years beginning with Garber Buick in Saginaw Michigan established in 1907.  Garber Automotive Group has 15 dealerships representing 14 manufacturers.    The company is known for their civic leadership in the communities where they do business.  To that end, Garber Buick GMC has a Community Room free to use for group meetings and non-profit organizations.  The Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people with tables, chairs and a 60” TV for presentations.   Garber Buick GMC’s website is www.garberbuickgmc.com.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

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 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Billion Step Challenge

Billion Step Challenge

St. Lucie Public Schools is already making great strides with the Billion Steps Walking Challenge, an exciting new component of our employee wellness program. Everyone is invited to join in this challenge. It is a great way to begin a personal commitment to exercise, and it should prove to be a lot of fun as well!

The Billion Steps Walking Challenge is a chance to join your family, friends, and co-workers to develop healthy habits that will extend your life. For example, every minute of walking increases your lifespan by three minutes.

St. Lucie Public Schools is making a commitment to wellness and to having a healthy employees and students.

Calling all walkers!

This is your mission, should you chose to accept it!

If you would like to start your own team:

  1. Go to https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com
  2. Click on “Register Now!”
  3. When it asks you to join a team, click “Need to Create One Instead”
  4. Create a team name and finish registering

(Once you’ve finished the signup process, you will find your team under the “Teams” tab in the navigation bar.  In your teams’ settings panel, you can then invite walkers to join).

If you would like to start your own team:

  1. Go to https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com
  2. Click on “Register Now!”
  3. When it asks you to join a team, click “Need to Create One Instead”
  4. Create a team name and finish registering
9th Annual Family Reading Festival In Partnership With Safety Fest!

9th Annual Family Reading Festival In Partnership With Safety Fest!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites ALL of our Treasure Coast families out for a FUN day of Safety Demonstrations and Literacy Fun and Prizes! We are again partnering with the Safety Fest, making it an extremely exciting day for all!

The Reading Council is currently seeking volunteers with a LOVE for all things literacy!

Look for the flyer at school, or check our FB page for more information! Need a flyer? Want to volunteer?  Email: ilyse.brainin@stlucieschools.org