The safety of students and staff on campuses as well as at school-sponsored events such as high school football games remain a priority for St. Lucie Public Schools.
The District’s school security team and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office have announced measures to enhance security protocols at all local football events for the coming season. Effective immediately:
• Additional law enforcement officers at each game including parking lot areas
• No backpacks, totes, or similar items permitted (purses and handbags allowed but subject to search)
• No re-entry into game, and no entry after 3rd quarter
• Stadiums cleared promptly at close of each game
Multiple measures are in place for students and staff to report any concerns. All will be treated seriously. The See Something, Say Something campaign encourages individuals to immediately make a report to law enforcement, administrators, teachers, or staff. Reports can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers or the St. Lucie Public Schools app.
Wednesday, August 29th
(Open to All Employees)
Please call 1-877-318-1349 (opt.1) for more details and to schedule an appointment.
Peaches are a delicious summer treat. A native of China, peaches traveled to Persia before making their way to the Americas with the Spaniards in the 1700’s. Thomas Jefferson grew peaches at Monticello. It wasn’t until the 1900’s that commercial peach growing began in the United States.
A member of the rose family, and classified as a stone fruit due to the large seed in the middle, peaches have a fuzzy skin, with either yellow or white flesh. Two varieties are available: Freestone (flesh separates from seed) or Clingstone (flesh sticks to seed).
When we think of peaches we usually think of Georgia peaches, but peaches are also grown in South Carolina, New Jersey, California and Florida. Yes, Florida! The University of Florida developed a peach that needs fewer chill hours (amount of cold temperature weather to produce peach blossoms) in the 1960’s. Florida peaches are harvested in the spring between late March and May before Georgia peaches are ripe and ready for market.
Nutritionally, one small peach (4.5 oz) contains approximately 50 calories, 12 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of fiber. Peaches are also a great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and A. Fresh, canned or frozen — you just can’t beat a peach for a tasty summer treat! In honor of National Eat a Peach Day, all Child Nutrition Cafeterias will be offering peaches as a fruit selection with student meals (August 22, 2018).
Enjoy this recipe for Peach Salsa adapted from the Pioneer Woman
Prep: 15 minutes Serves: 6
2 – 28 oz. cans peaches in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 medium red onion, diced very fine
1 medium red pepper, seeded, diced very fine
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
¼ tsp chili powder
Dash of salt
Juice of one lime
Chop peaches into small pieces and place into a bowl with all the other ingredients. Stir and add a splash of the reserved juice. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve with tortilla chips or over grilled fish.
On Wednesday August 8, 2018, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion aided the incoming freshmen at open house, the school’s first event. The cadets of JROTC helped incoming students with finding their classes and enrolled many new cadets into the program. Fifty new eager cadets were assigned that day. Cadets working this event felt encouraged to reach out to young motivated students who want to better themselves and their community. Students already enrolled in the program were thrilled to collaborate with the freshmen.
Featured in photos: Cadet Sergeant Eddie Cook as a cadet guide, and the Color Guard is Commanded by Cadet Sergeant Moleon Mattews, accompanied by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris, Cadet First Sergeant Andre Hannon, and Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett.