The Smithsonian at the St. Lucie County Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch are working together to host an open house for teachers on Sept 19th from 10am-2pm at both the Aquarium and FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor’s Center. Come learn about the exciting 2018-2019 educational opportunities offered by local organizations at this Teacher Open House! There are two host locations for this event and teachers are invited to either (or both!). The Open House at the Aquarium will offer free admission to registered teachers, snacks and light refreshments, and our educators will be on-site to discuss Smithsonian education programs
Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, established by the Florida Legislature, offers classroom teachers a monetary scholarship based on SAT or ACT scores and job performance evaluations. To qualify, a classroom teacher must have received a “highly effective” rating on their most recent performance evaluation and have scored at or above the 80th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Beginning classroom teachers who have not been evaluated must only submit official documentation showing that their score on the SAT or ACT meets the eligibility requirements. The amended statute indicates that a school district or charter school employee who is eligible
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 1 in 3 kids or teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Check out the AHA’s newsletter to find ways to keep both you and your students acting in healthy ways this year.
Port St. Lucie High School had its second game of the season at 7pm, Friday night on August 24, 2018. Our Cadets set out for the parking lots around 5pm to collect fees and welcome our guests. Our Jaguar Battalion’s JROTC Color Guard kicked off the night with the presentation of the colors commanded by Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon-Mathews, with Sergeant Justin Bennett as the state flag, Corporal Alex Nangle as state guard, and Sergeant Justin Locklar as national guard. Our Jaguars went head-to-head in a heated game with the Lake Placid Dragons. The score was 21 to 28.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Gretchan Davenport of St. Lucie West K-8 School (SLWK8) has been offered a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant. She is one of approximately 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the program in 2018-2019. Ms. Davenport was selected by the program’s leaders on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. We are so proud of her accomplishment and not at all surprised that others value her teaching and leadership qualities as
St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles are proud partners in the community. The high school’s JROTC Color Guard participated in the opening ceremonies of the Port Saint Lucie Athletic League (PSLAA) Jamboree on Saturday, August 25th. Pictured carrying the American Flag is Cadet Julian Ortiz, carrying the Navy Flag is Cadet Damien Cooper, the Left Rifleman is Cadet Alek Yatushkevech, and the Right Rifleman is Cadet Dominic Casiano.
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will be celebrating Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26. The Dads Take Your Child to School Day event is designed to highlight the significant role a
From board rooms to ball fields, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent is sharing the positive messages about St. Lucie Public Schools! B Rated School District with No Failing Schools Ranked 22nd Among Florida’s Districts (Top Third) Based on Academic Achievement Number of A Schools Increased From 5 To 8 This Year Number of A and B Schools Increased By 40% Over the Last 2 Years 90.1% Overall Graduation RateUpload Files, and Ranked 5th in Florida Highest Ranking District on the Treasure Coast Based on Graduation Rate Named One of SLC’s Best Places to Work Identified as a District of Distinction for
Chief Brian Reuther of the SLPS Security Department announced today that Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers banners will be placed in all K-8 and middle schools as a step toward expanding awareness of the Crime Stoppers program. Last year, in partnership with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the program began on high school campuses. Safety is a priority for SLPS, and the District will remain vigilant in monitoring campuses and buses. It is up to everyone to immediately report any concerns or suspicious activities directly to law enforcement or staff members. Anonymous reporting is available through Crime Stoppers by calling
This online course offering is designed for administrators and facilitated by Megan Green, Director of Secondary Curriculum. The online course is from Monday September 17th through Friday November 9th.
To help teachers prepare for the General Knowledge test, we are offering FREE GK tutoring beginning the week of 9/10. Please use the links below to register for Fall 2018 General Knowledge Tutoring. Please note, when registering for the tutoring session you are committing to attending ALL dates in that session. All of the tutoring session dates are listed in the registration links. You must enter the following password after clicking on an event link to register: GKTutoring Math GK Tutoring Fall 2018 St. Lucie West Centennial H.S. 4:00 – 5:30 pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-knowledge-tutoring-math-fall-2018-st-lucie-west-centennial-hs-tickets-49226153751 Reading GK Tutoring Fall 2018 Dan McCarty Middle School 5:00 – 6:30 pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-knowledge-tutoring-reading-fall-2018-dan-mccarty-ms-tickets-49225734497 Please contact Laurie Boyer with any additional questions.
Become a school volunteer today! We can help match your interests, skills, and schedule to the needs of our schools. Opportunities include: After School Programs Supervises, under the direction of the teacher, any after-school activities Arts and Crafts Volunteer Works with the art or classroom teacher helping students develop creativity and expanding appreciation of art Business Partner Provides expertise and resources to enhance the career-based educational perspective by participating in advisory committee functions, opportunities for career related internships, and/or special events and programs which assist student in skill development Chaperone Provides additional support and supervision of students while on
FORT PIERCE – The Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library’s ArtSpace hosts works by Fort Pierce native Andre Barnes Sept. 1-19. Currently teaching art Samuel Gaines Academy in Fort Pierce, Barnes has worked for more than 15 years as an art instructor in the Leon and Gadsden County Public School systems. He has a degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Arts from Florida A&M University. Barnes has done illustrations for four children’s books as well as murals for schools, the city of Tallahassee and art fashions for some celebrity clients. He has created works using the mediums of
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Gretchan Davenport of St. Lucie West K-8 School has been offered a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant. She is one of approximately 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the program in 2018-2019. Ms. Davenport was selected by the program’s leaders on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and
Below is a letter from Grace Way Village that shares ways in which students in need can be assisted with school clothing and nutrition needs: Dear St. Lucie County School Teachers and Guidance Counselors: For the sake of those who do not know about Grace Way Village, a well-established nonprofit serving those in need for the last 9 years, here is a brief rundown of all that we do: Provide free clothing for all children in need thru the age of 18 (If student is still enrolled in HS, thru the age of 20) Provide free a hot lunch on
Dr. Ravi Jitta from Tradition Family Chiropractic offered free consultations to any patient who brought school supplies to his office as donations. Dr. Jitta donated all the supplies he received to Mariposa Elementary — a generous contribution that is greatly appreciated!
Art Contest (Grades K-3) Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected. Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady
You can watch the first episode of WLX-TV’s newest show, #BuildAFuture Career and Technical Education, hosted by LeiNitia Robinson now, on YouTube. Also, you can watch Speakers Bureau hosted by Dr. Donna Mills and Notebook hosted by Jane Whitaker on YouTube and television. While you’re there subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV. Weekly Programming Guide http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf #BuildAFuture Career and Technical Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho3gwMN2pwo Speakers Bureau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjrr_majDxk Notebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEDxe4i_AhI
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) has been awarded accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). These three agencies provided the District and all of its schools with highly regarded accreditation as a quality school system. As an accredited institution, SLPS is part of the AdvancED global network. The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) has been awarded accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). These three agencies provided the District and all of its schools with highly regarded accreditation as a quality school system. As an accredited institution, SLPS is part of the AdvancED global network. The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2)