Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a bowling fundraiser where it’s not about the bowling, it’s about the kids and raising money to support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters! When: September 22, 2018 Where: Superplay USA, St Lucie West Cost: $35/bowler Details: Sessions available at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm. Each bowler will receive 1 ¾ hours of bowling, shoe rental, door prize ticket and event t-shirt. Sign Up Link: https://bbbsbigs.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/bfks-2018
PORT ST. LUCIE – The Realtors of the Palm Beaches, Treasure Coast Office (RAPB) and their affiliates heard about a local need and answered the call in a big way! Kylee Fuhr, homeless liaison for St. Lucie Public Schools works with homeless students and networks with local businesses and organizations to garner support. “They (RAPB) asked what we needed and came through in a big way,” said Fuhr. Bookbags, pencils, paper, shirts, slacks, shorts, shoes and more poured in from all areas of the Treasure Coast. RAPB Treasure Coast Manager of Programs Helen Dempsey said the realtors are involved
The Realtors of the Palm Beaches, Treasure Coast Office (RAPB) and their affiliates heard about a local need and answered the call in a big way! Kylee Fuhr, homeless liaison for St. Lucie Public Schools works with homeless students and networks with local businesses and organizations to garner support. “They (RAPB) asked what we needed and came through in a big way,” said Fuhr. Bookbags, pencils, paper, shirts, slacks, shorts, shoes and more poured in from all areas of the Treasure Coast. RAPB Treasure Coast Manager of Programs Helen Dempsey said the realtors are involved in numerous facets of
On Friday, August 17th at 7 PM, the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion assisted the first varsity football game of the season. The new cadets who signed up were eager to help and see what these honor guards had to offer for them. The cadets collected parking fees and donations as well as directed the guests into the parking lots. The cadets enjoyed themselves, got to know each other, and observed each other’s leadership skills shine through. To start off the night, our proud color guard presented the flags during the National Anthem. A strong start led to
On August 10, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School facilitated laptop distribution and assigned laptops to upperclassmen (10th grade and up). When students and parents entered the school, they were greeted by multiple Jaguar Battalion cadets who were ready to guide them and answer any questions they might have. Guests entered the Media center to make their payment and received schedules for the school year. Then, they were directed to the cafeteria where additional cadets assisted in handing out laptops and laptop chargers. Cadet 1st Sergeant Elyas Cardenas is pictured at his post located in the cafeteria.
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
Health Fair Wednesday, August 29th (Open to All Employees) Lakewood Park 12-3 PM 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
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
St. Lucie Public Schools received the highly sought-after AdvancEd Accreditation, and all SLPS principals received their AdvancED certificate at the August School Board Meeting. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They conduct rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. AdvanceED’s expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation. Using a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence based criteria, an AdvancED Performance Accreditation team came to SLPS as we closed last school year and examined the
Dinora Gomez, Josh Sorensen, Pat Christian McFadden, and Yasmin Schmidt, recipients of this month’s STAR Award, were acknowledged for their positive customer service by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board Members. The District appreciates the fact that each one is committed to excellence and going the extra mile to ensure that needs are met, solutions are sought, and helping hands are extended. #stlucieproud #stluciestrong #award #education
National Energy Education Development (NEED) selected Morningside Elementary as THE Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-Up. The award was based on Mrs. Mukhamedov’s 5th grade class portfolio on energy studies. The fifth-grade group was highly engaged as their studies and experiments on the science of energy led them through class activities, energy expos, and community festivals. It was an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge about energy and share information with others to support a more energy conscious community. The School Board recognized students and their teacher who attended an awards recognition conference
The health and wellness of our students is vitally important, and SLPS is proud of its continued partnership with the American Heart Association. This partnership is crucial, as today, nearly one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese and many children to not get enough physical activity. The link between academic achievement and student health and wellness is well-researched. Healthy students miss fewer days, and physical activity is linked to an increase in student cognitive performance. Ms. Michelle Mason from the American Heart Association attended the August School Board Meeting to recognize students and staff from Morningside
Mrs. Sheila Cash from Garber Buick GMC presented St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Principal Andrea Popwell with a check for over $6,000.00 during this month’s School Board Meeting. The money raised came from Garber’s Drive for Education campaign to support our community’s students. Community partners in education are vital to the overall success of the District. From volunteer support to financial support, the wide array of contributions is greatly appreciated. #stlucieproud #stluciestrong
Leah Scheible, a rising junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, was recognized at the August SLPS Board Meeting because she made a big splash at this year’s Special Olympics 2018 USA Games held in Seattle, Washington. As one of Florida’s 7-member swim team delegation, Leah took twin silvers in her individual 200 freestyle event and 4X50 freestyle relay, and she scooped a fourth-place finish in her individual 100 freestyle event. Leah’s swim coach, Heather Gray, who accompanied Leah to the Board meeting, describes her as an outstanding athlete. Leah participates in swim, track, basketball and cheerleading
The 2018-2019 School Year is off to a great start! The District maintains a strong commitment to ensuring safety for all students and staff. Please note that new protocols are in place for entering campuses across the District. It is important that you present a form of identification as one of the necessary steps to receive your “Visitor Badge.” We thank you for helping us keep our schools safe.
As of Tuesday, August 14, the Student Assignment Office returns to its home base at 501 NW University Blvd. Suite #111 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 The Student Assignment Office shifted its location to the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex on Kirby Loop Road in Ft. Pierce from August 1 – August 13. The purpose of the shift was to provide better customer service for parents and guardian registering their children for school. You may also contact Student Assignment at (772) 429-3930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Applications may be delivered by mail or in person to: Student Assignment Office, 501
Excitement was in the air as students returned to school on Monday! Every SLPS campus is supported by a School Resource Deputy. The support of all law enforcement agencies is appreciated! 316 buses were ready to roll and transport 23,000 students safely to and from school.
Friday night, Fort Pierce Wal-Mart was filled with excitement as 100 Lakewood Park Elementary students were treated to shopping for school uniforms by Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack. The event was organized by his mother, Mrs Yolanda Mack. Pictured: Mrs. Yolanda Mack, teacher at Lakewood Park Elementary; Khalil Burns, LWP student; and Principal Dianne Young.
St. Lucie Public Schools is calling all certified teachers — homebound teachers are wanted! Sign up now for a professional development session scheduled for August 23rd. Location: Dan MCCarty Middle School Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM