Join the Pop-Up Party

Do you like basketball, music, football, free give-aways, and more?  Plan to attend the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Pop-Up Party at Bayshore Elementary School on October 18th from 5 PM to 7 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our School Resource Officers and have fun with family and friends!        

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) was started in 2002 as a pilot program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in four states with the purpose of introducing school children to fresh fruits and vegetables. The FFVP was made a permanent grant program nationwide in 2008 and is funded through the Farm Bill. The goal of FFVP is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices; expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience; increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption; and make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health. … Read More


On Sept. 27th thirty-one TCHS HOSA Club members traveled from TCHS to Jupiter to participate in HOSA’s Regional Fall Leadership Conference.  During the conference, HOSA students had the opportunity to observe the parliamentary process by listening to campaign speeches and voting for different candidates running for their prospective offices at the regional level.  Members also voted on this year’s HOSA t-shirt design as well as learning about the HOSA national service project: National Pediatric Cancer Project.  Our Club will participate with this effort by raising awareness and funds to support this foundation in research and development for a cure for … Read More

Indian River Lagoon Science Festival Returns for Its Fifth Year of Discovery and Fun!

The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday October 27 from 10am-3pm at Veterans Memorial Park, part of the River Walk Center in Fort Pierce! This FREE all-ages day of discovery and exploration promises to be a blast for the whole family with dozens of hands-on activities and exhibits exploring science topics including agriculture, computer science, ecology, entomology, marine science and much more!   The goal of the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival is to highlight the vast scientific and engineering resources along the Indian River Lagoon, which stretches 156 miles from Ponce de León … Read More

HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

FPC HOSA students traveled to Jupiter High School for the Fall Leadership Conference. Here, students gained the opportunity to network with other student leaders, learned about HOSA’s national charity project, and made note of the upcoming Regional Competitive Events Conference. Senior Cassandra Connor is the Regional President Officer Candidate pictured with Danielle Geary, her campaign manager. Pictured in the feature image: Top Row: Flor Rico, Yedanny Dominguez, Irene Vallejo, Guadalupe Morano, Maria Ramirez 2nd row: Amber Hood, Danielle Geary, Cassandra Connor, Tamia Renaud, Alliyah Frank, Tamia Foxx-Bailey

District Office Groundbreaking

Trees are cleared, earth is leveled, and a footprint of the new St. Lucie Public Schools District Office is taking shape. Amid the progress, District Office staff and Economic Development Council representatives participated in an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Economic Development Council President Pete Tesch and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent spoke about the District’s progress and innovation just before they were joined by School Board Members who picked up shovels and donned construction hats for the official groundbreaking ceremony.            

Spark a Conversation About Grading

The work of Dr. Douglas Reeves, “The Case Against Zero,” asserts that a five-point grading scale of 0-4 is more accurate and equitable for students because it ensures that the range of points in each grading category is equal. (When using an electronic gradebook on a zero to 100 scale, the way to achieve this is to use the following grade bands so that there is a ten-point scale for each letter grade: A = 90 to 100, B = 80 to 89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69 and F = 50=59). The work of Reeves and others around … Read More

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

“Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. Monday, October 1st 2018 is World Day of Bullying Prevention Wear a blue shirt. This is your chance to make bullying prevention heard around the world! You can begin to change the culture by putting an end to Bullying and Cyberbullying!” #BlueUp  

Agriculture Literacy Day

Mark your calendars! Agriculture Literacy Day is November 13th, 2018! Registration is available starting October 1st, 2018! This year’s book is These Florida Farms! Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is moving Agriculture Literacy Day to the fall and this year’s date is November 13, 2018. To transition Agriculture Literacy Day from the spring to the fall Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. will be using These Florida Farms!, the 2008-2009 book. This gives volunteers the entire school year to find an elementary school to work with and the perfect date to read. FAITC invites Florida agriculture industry volunteers to find an elementary … Read More

Southport Middle School Sixth Graders Make Lasting Memories

Southport Middle School sixth grade students enjoyed an engaging, positive, and busy day at the Guidance Department’s annual Student Retreat! Students participated in various activities and games throughout the day as well as small group discussions where they had the opportunity to learn about each other as well as themselves. They talked about likes and dislikes, shared personal stories and bonded together. Faculty and staff had the chance to make connections with students as well in their role as team leaders. Students were divided into teams with an assigned faculty or staff team leader who facilitated the activities, games and … Read More

Port St. Lucie Army JROTC Cadets Remember Prisoners of War/Missing In Action Service Members

Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion Cadets attended the Treasure Coast Vietnam Veterans Association’s candlelight POW/MIA service on the 21st of September at the Veterans Memorial Park in Port St. Lucie.  Cadets paid reverence to Floridia Service Members who were taken prisoner of war and/or declared missing in action. Cadets who attended the ceremony felt moved and honored to participate and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Retired Sergeant First Class Paul Wilson of the Vietnam Veterans Association and several other members recited each name of the Floridia POW/MIA’s in an extremely emotional ceremony. … Read More

What’s Coming Up On WLX-TV

Watch an all new episode of #BuildAFuture Career and Technical Education, hosted by LeiNitia Robinson, on YouTube. Also, you can watch an all new Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick 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   #BuildAFuture Eye on St. Lucie

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake proved to be inviting and exciting for participants in St. Lucie County as school teams and SLPS departments took to the lanes with other community organizations. The annual fundraiser is more than just bowling.  “It’s about the kids and raising money to support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters!”  

All the World’s a Stage!

The Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) was thrilled to spotlight the school’s programs as the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce offered community leaders the opportunity to participate in an Executive Academy Leadership Day. Student ambassadors served as school history narrators and tour guides of the historic auditorium, the black box theater, and the dance studio.

The “Key” to Success

The key to St. Lucie Public Schools’ success is teamwork.  Caring and committed adults work with a united purpose — to support each child every day to ensure they graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed. Pictured:  SLPS Locksmith Fred Borneman, and Plumber Willie Parnel.    

Perfect Score on the FSA at Mariposa Elementary

At Mariposa Elementary, fourth grader Jesse Hindman received a perfect score on his third grade math FSA and received a certificate from the Governor for his hard work! Ms. Mackenzie Buck was his third grade teacher last school year and had these thoughts about his achievement: “Jesse was one of my awesome third graders during the 2017-2018 school year. I will never forget his first day—upon walking into my classroom, he immediately wanted to know when we would be starting multiplication. He was excited to learn and ready for a challenge. Jesse personifies hard-work and a determination to exceed his … Read More

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

Are you a classroom teacher interested in learning about applications in Microsoft Office to utilize for classroom instruction? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified? Join Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer from the Talent Development Department for Technology Tuesdays for Teachers via Skype.  A brief orientation to Skype will take place on Thursday, September 27th and the learning sessions begin October 2nd. Log into Frontline to learn more details at

Lakewood Park Re-Opens Winn Dixie

Lakewood Park Elementary staff and students were on hand for the Grand Re-opening of the newly remodeled Lakewood Park Winn Dixie.  The LWP chorus performed at the ceremony and the school received a generous donation.

Tune in to WLX-TV

Watch an all new episode of Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick on YouTube. Also, you’re  invited to watch an all new Sak Pase hosted by Maggie Remy 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     WLX-TV Youtube Sak Pase