Bowl for Kids’ Sake

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!

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 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

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 own expectations EVERY SINGLE DAY. As soon as I would model a new strategy, he was ready to practice and try the next step.”

As teachers, we are often asked what brought us into this field or what we most so enjoy about teaching. For me, it is the daily opportunity to watch amazing kids, like Jesse, grow, challenge themselves and learn through exploration and trial/error. Jesse’s enthusiasm for learning, especially math, was incredibly contagious to all who surrounded him. His excitement constantly encouraged me to push my abilities as a teacher to the next level—to broaden my horizon of teaching strategies and provide new learning challenges. Jesse was a blast to teach and I was always excited to see what new things Jesse was wanting to learn or challenge himself in.

His academic drive, character and positive attitude are no doubt the reasons why he performed exceptionally on the math Florida Standards Assessment. I am so very proud of his success and the young man he is becoming each day!”

Congratulations, Jesse and to all students who earned a perfect score on the FSA!

Technology Tuesdays for Teachers!

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 mylearningplan.com