New Program in SLC Helps New Grads Get Jobs

Jon Shainman from WPTV covered a new program supported by St. Lucie County’s Economic Development Council that helps education and business interests. Read more about it! New program in SLC helps new grads get jobs First Ready To Work boot camp Jon Shainman ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – Aaron Timblin just graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce.  He thought about college, but now wants to find a trade. “Because I’m more hands on and capable of solving problems on my own.” He’s one of 22 recent grads taking part in a Ready To Work manufacturing boot camp, a … Read More

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “I commend our teachers, administrators, and staff.  Overall, the vast majority of our students are making gains, and we are continuing our positive trends which is a credit to our outstanding staff,” stated Gent. Early examination of SLPS … Read More

Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from their teachers, support staff, and school leaders.  “I commend our teachers, administrators, and staff.  Overall, the vast majority of our students are making gains, and we are continuing our positive trends which is a credit to our outstanding staff,” stated Gent. Early examination of SLPS … Read More

MSE TO REPRESENT FLORIDA IN WASHINGTON, DC

Morningside Elementary School students are charged for their trip to Washington, D.C. as the Florida Elementary School of the Year for Energy Achievement. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project selected Morningside Elementary as the Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-up.   NEED encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation by sponsoring a Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement. Principal Kathleen Melrose beamed with pride stating, “Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade students conducted studies on energy using resources made available through the NEED project. They documented their hands-on experiences throughout the unit, and submitted their portfolio of … Read More

Morningside Elementary School Travels to Washington, D.C. as Florida’s Representative for…

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Morningside Elementary School students are charged for their trip to Washington, D.C. as the Florida Elementary School of the Year for Energy Achievement. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project selected Morningside Elementary as the Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-up.   NEED encourages and rewards student leadership and innovation by sponsoring a Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement. Principal Kathleen Melrose beamed with pride stating, “Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade students conducted studies on energy using resources made available through the NEED project. They documented their hands-on experiences throughout the unit, and … Read More

Fairlawn Elementary Selected as Beacon Award Recipient

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Representatives from Imagine Nation recently visited Fairlawn Elementary School to bestow congratulations and present Principal Pam Holmes and staff with a special Beacon Award.   Each year, Imagine Nation recognizes top schools across the country that demonstrate stellar usage of Imagine Learning, one of the parent company’s digital language, literacy, and math programs. The company’s Customer Success Team makes recommendations for the Beacon Award based upon effective program implementation, fidelity of use, student growth, and progress with the program.  Fairlawn Elementary was selected as an Imagine Nation Beacon School for St. Lucie County. Imagine Learning’s Customer … Read More

Summer Leadership Summit

As one year begins to close, a bright new year begins to open and SLPS administrators initiate their professional development.  District personnel gathered at Treasure Coast High School to learn, reflect, and re-energize.  Multiple sessions were offered including data, instruction, safety and security.  Team building was included in the mix in the form of an Escape Room challenge! The tone was set, and this is going to be another amazing year for St. Lucie Public Schools!        

Addams Family

The Addams Family cordially invites you to join them for dinner at any of the following times: Wednesday, June 13th @ 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 14th @ 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 15th @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 16th @ 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, June 17th @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Don’t be late! www.PSLHSDrama.com/tickets

Restoring the Village

This year’s Restoring the Village events made a tremendous positive impact on participants and recipients alike as the grassroots effort to work together for the purpose of making the world a better place is influencing the Lincoln Park Community and beyond.  Congratulations to Renee Adderly-Clark who was honored with a Village Keepers Award at the Restoring the Village Banquet.SLPS students appreciated the Youth Symposium, and hundreds of community members poured out to support Community Clean-up Day.                     

Teacher Expo Opportunity

Grace Way Village is hosting a Back-to-School Teacher/Non-Profit Expo. Do you know organizations/vendors who might like to participate?  If so, please share this information. Tuesday, July 24 2018 11 AM – 3:00 PM Grace Way Village

FREE Workshops

Discover the world right here in your own backyard! The Parent Academy is offering summer workshops at the Port St. Lucie Community Center for children ages 6 – 16 and their parents. Topics include: United Kingdom, Senegal, Brazil, and Japan. Call or RSVP online for these FREE workshops.        

Lincoln Park Academy Student Jamya Wiley Wins Scholarship

Jamya Wiley, 2018 graduate from Lincoln Park Academy, was presented with a $1,700.00 scholarship from the Florida Dairy Farmers on June 11th in Gainesville. Jamya was one of twelve female student athletes from across the state chosen for the Academic All-State Team. Congratulations to Jamya!

Fairlawn – Designated Beacon School for Imagine Nation

Representatives from Imagine Nation recently visited Fairlawn Elementary School to bestow congratulations and present Principal Pam Holmes and staff with a special Beacon Award.   Each year, Imagine Nation recognizes top schools across the country that demonstrate stellar usage of Imagine Learning, one of the parent company’s digital language, literacy, and math programs. The company’s Customer Success Team makes recommendations for the Beacon Award based upon effective program implementation, fidelity of use, student growth, and progress with the program.  Fairlawn Elementary was selected as an Imagine Nation Beacon School for St. Lucie County. Imagine Learning’s Customer Success Manager Kizzie Mears … Read More

Summer Slide, Summer Fun, Summer Learning

Parents, community members, and students, Are you in search of quality resources and activities to support academic studies this summer?  Look no farther!  Don’t let the summer “slide” away when you have resources for Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Technology, College and Career, and ELL at your fingertips. Visit: http://WWW.STLUCIE.K12.FL.US/SEASONAL/SUMMER-SLIDE/

Deals and Discounts for Employees

St. Lucie Public Schools Deals and Discounts Page is an internal savings site for employees.  Throughout the year, offerings are added that may be of interest including entertainment, finance, technology, health/wellness, and more.  Check it out! Click on the “TEAM SLPS on Share” icon at the bottom of the SLPS Homepage. Type in your username and password to access Deals and Discounts.  

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Interested in a little friendly competition and a chance to support Big Brothers Big Sisters?  Now is the time to reserve your lane for this year’s big event! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 22, 2018, and get your team ready for the 30th Anniversary Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at Superplay USA.   You can sign up by clicking on the link below:   https://bbbsbigs.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/bfks-2018

Cobra Battalion Serves

Fort Pierce Central High School (FPCHS) Cadets from the Cobra Battalion crossed the 100 community service-hour threshold this year. They sacrificed personal time to ensure the support of community stakeholders including civic groups, service organizations, neighborhood associations, and religious organizations. Cadets achieving 100 community service hours who will be recommended for the President’s Volunteer Service Award for FPCHS this school year are: Aide Aguilar: 194 hours Shasly Brooks: 100 hours Baldomero Cardenas: 154 hours Kevin Gudino: 106 hours Nicklaus Halter: 311 hours Abigail Hetherington: 370 hours Victor-Andre Jacob: 247 hours Artyanna Kitchen: 280 hours Evan Kohuth: 346 hours Amber Kolbinskie: … Read More

Congratulations to Project Citizen Teams!

St. Lucie Public Schools congratulates teams from Lincoln Park Academy, Manatee Academy, and West Gate K8.  Each school’s Project Citizen entry advanced to the state primary competition, and teams were invited to participate in the state finals of Project Citizen. Through the use of technology, students were able to virtually present to the judges in north Miami. The following projects competed: Lincoln Park Academy – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fresh Food The students want to bring attention to the lack of fresh food stores in the Lincoln Park area of Fort Pierce and proposed ways to incentivize stores or food … Read More

SLPS Continues Its Growth

St. Lucie Public Schools 2017-2018 Graduation Rates Projections and Industry Certifications Point to More Growth Growing by leaps and bounds is the best way to describe St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) graduation rate and industry certification ascent over the last few years. Projections for this year’s graduating class indicate the upward trend will continue. This holds true for industry certification trends as well. The number of students passing industry certification tests through SLPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs is projected to surpass 2,300.  That’s an increase of 140 percent over a two-year spread. While the District currently has the fifth … Read More