Ready to Work

Twenty students from SLPS attended the “Ready to Work” Manufacturing Boot Camp Program Acceptance Information Session.  Based on recommendations by high school guidance counselors, students attended to learn more about this opportunity to participate in a one week manufacturing boot camp organized by the Economic Development Council (EDC) post-graduation. Students will have an experienced-packed week visiting local manufacturers and attending training sessions that will include: soft skills, finances, and resume writing. After the week, students will have the opportunity to interview with the following companies: Silver Line Plastics:  https://www.slpipe.com/ Phoenix Metal Products: http://www.phoenixgse.com/ Pursuit Boats: http://www.pursuitboats.com/ Hi-Tide Boat Lifts: http://www.hi-tide.com/ … Read More

Health Fair

Health Fairs for SLPS employees are scheduled at various locations, and you may register at any location. (See registration link below.) You will earn 50 wellness incentive points towards the 2017-2018 program. Village Green Environmental Studies School: 5/22 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM St. Lucie Elementary School: 5/23 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Oak Hammock K8 School: 5/23 from 12:15 PM – 3:30 PM Windmill Point Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fairlawn Elementary School: 5/30 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM *Register for a Health Fair appointment    

The Addams Family – Tickets Available

The Addams Family Show Dates/Times Wednesday, June 13, 2018 * 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 * 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 * 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 * 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 * 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! For ticket locations, click HERE.  

Northport Students Celebrate Great Writing!

Just when we think our students couldn’t make us any prouder, our writers do their “Run for the Roses!” This morning, Kolbee Cicio, Allyson Sheets, Mercella Stephens, Sydnee Coryn, Emmanuel Serpas Funes, Emmalyne Lewiston and Ariana Aponte Quiles proved that Northport students love writing and they are very good at their craft. Our students had fun with words and became courageous, authentic authors. The celebration was held at Oak Hammock K-8 School. The guest speaker was former school superintendent and author, Lois McGuire. Students and parents really celebrated good writing on behalf SLPS and the SLC Reading Council ❤ Beautiful … Read More

Celebrating Noble Virtues with Southport ESOL Students

State Representative Larry Lee Jr., of the Florida House of Representatives, challenged Southport Middle School ESOL students to continue working hard in school. Through his own life story, he explained how anything is possible when you remain determined to achieve your goals. The students also got the chance to learn about his grassroots community movement “Restoring the Village”  and his beliefs that by working together, we can make the world a better place. Representative Lee was the keynote speaker for Mr. Hochberg’s 22nd Annual Multicultural Celebration at Southport on Friday, May 18, 2018. The celebration also included former students’ words … Read More

Northport Collaborates with Local Churches to Promote “Faith In Literacy!”

What a momentous week at Northport! This weeked capped off the collaboration between First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie, First Baptist Church of Port St. Lucie and Northport K-8 School to provide an exceptional summer reading program for every child at the school appropriately themed, “Faith In Literacy!” The two churches collected picture books, chapter books, fiction and non fiction books at every service for the last few months. Three thousand summer reading books were collected for the children of Northport. The Title I school is extremely lucky and grateful for this extraordinary undertaking by the church community. … Read More

Career and Reality Fair at WGK8

West Gate K-8 students learned about various high school Career and Technical Education programs from across the SLPS District through their Career and Reality Fair.  Students and instructors from Criminal Justice, Allied Health, Agritechnology, and Biomedical programs provided students with hand-on demonstrations. In addition, they provided information about curriculum. Bill Wilcox from Phoenix Medals spoke to students about the manufacturing industry and its continued growth potential. As part of the Fair, students were challenged to create monthly budgets without overspending. Each student was provided a salary based upon his or her current GPA.  This income was a realistic representation of … Read More

Northport Student Wins State Writing Contest!

Northport is pleased to announce that fifth grade student, Paris Martinez from Mrs. Tredor’s class has won not only the District 9 Florida Retired Educators Association essay contest, but also the state of Florida award. At the state level, Paris will receive a special plaque and $150 cash award. The topic was “A Memory With a Grandparent!” The accolades just keep .❤ We are teaching children to be courageous writers at our school. 📚

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVES HEALTHY SCHOOLS DESIGNATION

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – For the second consecutive naming period, St. Lucie Public Schools received the distinction of being recognized as one of Florida’s Healthy School Districts. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS), in collaboration with Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK), Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation announced the honorees for the period of May 2018 through April 2020. Florida Healthy School Districts have established a culture and climate that embraces the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to reduce barriers to learning and support academic achievement.   Superintendent E. … Read More

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVES HEALTHY SCHOOLS DESIGNATION

For the second consecutive naming period, St. Lucie Public Schools received the distinction of being recognized as one of Florida’s Healthy School Districts. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS), in collaboration with Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK), Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation announced the honorees for the period of May 2018 through April 2020. Florida Healthy School Districts have established a culture and climate that embraces the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to reduce barriers to learning and support academic achievement.   Superintendent E. Wayne Gent recognized the … Read More

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVITES YOU TO AN EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE NIGHT

ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVITES YOU TO AN EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE NIGHT Learn About the New Magnet Program at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies WHO: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (District Staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the magnet application process) WHAT: Microsoft Interactive Night WHEN: Monday, May 21st from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: 2250 S. Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34947 WHY: Samuel S. Gaines Academy is now accepting magnet student applications for Kindergartners and 6th graders This exclusive Microsoft Interactive Night will provide students and parents the opportunity to … Read More

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANOTHER PERK TO “STUDENT PERKS”

  ST. LUCIE COUNTY – “Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee” had just the right blend of innovation and effective programming to receive an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The collaborative venture with St. Lucie County honors students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program by providing them the opportunity to run a coffee kiosk at the County Administration Office. They reap benefits of authentic experiences while their customers benefit from their valuable services. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “We appreciate our community partnerships.  When we have opportunities such as this to … Read More

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANOTHER PERK TO “STUDENT PERKS”

“Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee” had just the right blend of innovation and effective programming to receive an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The collaborative venture with St. Lucie County honors students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program by providing them the opportunity to run a coffee kiosk at the County Administration Office. They reap benefits of authentic experiences while their customers benefit from their valuable services.   Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “We appreciate our community partnerships.  When we have opportunities such as this to work together and achieve … Read More

The Bases Were Loaded!

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was a proud sponsor of the Education Foundation of St. Lucie charity softball showdown between the SLC Firefighters and the School District. Many people had a chance to stop by the SLPS vendor table to learn about exciting new performing arts and STEM academies — Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. Inside the stadium, the bases were loaded with St. Lucie Public Schools personnel and St. Lucie County Firefighters battling it out in an exhibition game for student scholarships and teacher grants. Thanks to everyone for your … Read More

Local Celebrity Athlete’s Jersey Retired from Gridiron Line-up

Fort Pierce Westwood High School football jersey #32, worn by legendary Oakland Raider Khalil Mack, will move to the distinguished ranks of retirement in a pre-game ceremony at 7 PM on May 17, 2018 at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce.  Fans are invited to show their Panther Pride and celebrate Mack’s on-field and off-field accomplishments as his jersey takes its place alongside #20 Craig Swoope and #6 Ryan McNeil. St. Lucie Public Schools Athletic Director Jill Willett said Mack will be in attendance along with family members.  “We are very excited to honor such a distinguished athlete.  He gives just … Read More

Students Showcase Talents at State History Competition

After making their mark at school and district History Day events, St. Lucie Public Schools students traveled to Tallahassee with aspirations of coming home champions. They did not disappoint with positive results in the following areas: Outstanding County Award (St. Lucie West K-8) Juliana Pack Adriana Bravo Alexa Tango Samantha Jenkins Emily Bouchillon Individual Performance, 3rd Place Senior (Port St. Lucie High School) Cathia Oge Junior Group Exhibit 3rd Place (Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition) Adriadna Hiller and Joshua Sherman   This year’s State History Day competition was held at Tallahassee Community College with over 1,100 students from 31 … Read More

Download SLPS App

SLPS added an emergency alert button to the St. Lucie Public Schools app. The app is FREE and available in your favorite app store. The added feature allows users to submit anonymous tips to school and district officials anytime, anywhere.

STARS Honored

The STAR program’s focus is to recognize employees for their conduct, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those who exemplify its core values. During May’s School Board Meeting, four individuals were recognized for their STAR qualities. Wanda Bird (Miss Rosie) – Bus Driver, Transportation Department   Denise Coyle – Bus Driver, Transportation Department   Beth Payne – Teacher, Morningside Elementary School Margot Williams – Teacher, Village Green Environmental Studies School Click on this link to view the Board Meeting and watch the recognitions.  

Earn and Learn

The School Board recognized the following students who won calendar and poster art contests from the Florida Council on Economic Education: Jayden Carey – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary Jata Kahn – 4th grade student at St. Lucie Elementary Jennavie Porteous – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School Gracious Ianniccheri – 1st grade student at Village Green Environmental Studies School The students used art to express economic concepts such as trade, savings, entrepreneur, and more. Students also presented Board Members with a Florida Council on Economic Education calendar in which Jayden’s artwork was displayed.   … Read More

Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Kevin G. Perry along with Brian Garcia of Remnant Construction and contest sponsor presented the 2018 awards to the following Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest winners:   HIGH SCHOOL 1st place – Shantal Mitchell (Performance Based Preparatory Academy) 2nd place – Sara Aube (Lincoln Park Academy) 3rd place – Jamya Wiley (Lincoln Park Academy)   MIDDLE SCHOOL 1st place – Jayden Diago (Northport K8) 2nd place – Leslie Aguilar-Ayungua (Samuel S. Gaines Academy) 3rd place – McKayla Sanon (Northport K-8)   ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1st place – Hayden Starkman (Savanna Ridge Elementary School) 2nd place – Lesly Hernandez (Samuel … Read More