Panther Pride

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s cafeteria has a bright new look for students to enjoy.  Working in partnership with the high school, Child Nutrition Services infused the school’s new design to provide an uplifting experience where students can enjoy great food, fellowship, and Panther pride!

Billion Steps Challenge

The next mini Billion Steps Challenge entitled Fall Festivals of America starts 9/22 and will run for 2 weeks. Get back on track, and help contribute to St. Lucie County reaching a billion steps by the end of 2018.   https://healthystlucie.walkertracker.com/  

Calling All Artists and Writers

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 … Read More

Creating Galactic Gliders at Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies

The students in the STEAM Design Challenges classes at Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (SGAET) just completed their first Design Challenge: Galactic Gliders. Students worked in teams to design a unique hoop glider that would satisfy their client, Mrs. Ima Sorin’s, needs. Students had the chance to design, build, test, redesign and retest prototypes of gliders and then create and present different marketing projects in order to promote their product. The students recorded their data and knowledge learned in their Interactive STEM Notebooks and in their online Canvas course.  

Nov. 3rd – Drive for Education

Help Buick donate up to $10,000 to Ft. Pierce Westwood High School! Drivers 21 and older are invited to take a 2 – 3 minute test drive on November 3rd at Fort Pierce Westwood High School. Buick will donate $10 for the first 100 test drives and $20 per test drive after the school hits the 100 benchmark. The event is scheduled from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 3rd.  

CALLING ALL DADS – Take Your Child to School Day

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On Wednesday, September 26, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and demonstrate the value of being involved in their child’s education — Dads Take Your Child to School Day.   Dr. Kevin Perry leads the effort for SLPS, and he explained, “The movement in SLPS has grown significantly over the last three years, and we look … Read More

LPA Seniors Commit to Graduate!

On Wednesday, September 5th, Lincoln Park Academy’s entire 12th grade congregated in their auditorium for a Jostens inspired commitment to graduate ceremony to celebrate being a senior and to commit to graduate at the end of the year. The energy was captivating when asked how they all felt about being seniors this year as students were seen bouncing in their seats and were heard shouting such phrases as, “Oh, Yeah!” Every single student walked onto the stage, looked our esteemed principal, Mr. Sanabria, in the eyes, and said, “I commit to graduate!” They then joyfully walked over to the table … Read More

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Port St. Lucie High School students attended a ceremony during third period on September 11, 2018, to recognize and recollect the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001. The ceremony began with the Presentation of Colors by the Jaguar Battalion’s Color Guard commanded by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant Justin Locklar as state flag, Cadet Sergeant Alexis Morris as national guard and Cadet Sergeant Shane Canady as state guard. In the ceremony, students witnessed videos and heeded a speech given by Deputy Milton Rosario who was an eyewitness and first responder at ground zero when this event … Read More

“Northport September 11, 2001 Children’s Memorial Library”

The Northport Media Center is officially named “The Northport K-8 School Children’s Memorial Library” in honor and remembrance of the eight children who perished on September 11, 2001. The children from United Flight 175 were Christine Hanson, age 2, David Brandhorst, age 3, and Juliana McCourt, age 4. The children from American Flight 77 were Dana Falkenberg, age 3, Zoe Falkenberg, age 8, Rodney Dickens, age 11, Bernard Curtis Brown, age 11 and Asia Cottom, age 11. The memorial tribute is placed beneath the Northport American flag. The Remembrance at Northport was stunning in its authenticity and nearly completely devoted … Read More

Wreaths Across America

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom. Welcome to the FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P)’s Wreaths Across America Page. On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM, FPCHS Cobra Battalion JROTC (FL0381P) will be helping White City Cemetery Association to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you. Thank you … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

Ahead of recently passed legislation, the district will implement state-approved reading instructional materials in all 26 of its elementary schools. St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students. Reading Horizons will be integrated into St. Lucie Public Schools’ curriculum of every kindergarten through 2nd grade classroom, along with … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

Ahead of recently passed legislation, the district will implement state-approved reading instructional materials in all 26 of its elementary schools. (Port St. Lucie, FL) September 11, 2018 —  St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students. Reading Horizons will be integrated into St. Lucie Public Schools’ curriculum of … Read More

Frank Sisto and Ken Rodriguez – Serving and Protecting Years After 911

As law enforcement officers, Frank Sisto and Ken Rodriguez serve as members of St. Lucie Public Schools Safety and Security Team.  However, on September 11, 2001, they were members of a different team — the New York Police Department.  Both gentlemen were first responders involved in rescue and recovery efforts, putting others before self as they answered the call.   “This day will forever live in my heart as the day some sacrificed all to serve and protect the great citizens of New York City. We must never forget the innocent victims and the selfless acts of true heroism! I … Read More

Team Spirit

A team is only as good as its players, and St. Lucie Public Schools plays to win.  That’s why positive coaching, strong support, and a well-defined game plan with proven strategies keep this team motivated to win — for kids’ sake. School leaders donned their favorite team jersey for the September Principals Meeting, and Superintendent E. Wayne Gent had a little fun quarterbacking the meeting.

The Good News Gets Even Better for St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie County, FL –  In a letter addressed to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that a review of school grade data and supporting documentation for Oak Hammock K-8 School resulted in a grade recalculation.  The school, previously designated as a B, now bears the distinction of an A rated school.  In addition, Performance Based Preparatory Academy received a School Improvement Rating of Commendable – the highest benchmark ranking for schools not receiving a letter grade. Superintendent Gent explained the District closely monitors the process for calculating points earned for school … Read More

Sunrise Performances

The Sunrise Theatre and the Sunrise Theatre Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018/19 School Time Performances! For the 12th year the Sunrise Theatre is committed to providing students in St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties the opportunity to attend live theatrical performances. The School Time Performances offer current, challenging and artistically diverse programming performed by international, national and regional artists and theatrical companies. For some students, it is their first time seeing a live performance and for others yet another glimpse into the world of education, brought to life. Tickets for all performances are $3 per person … Read More

Now Hiring Substitutes

Are you interested in becoming a substitute for St. Lucie Public Schools?  We’re hiring now. Get Paid Up to $100 Per Day. #SLPSSubs #stlucieproud Simply click the link below to begin the application process: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/human-resources/

WPBF Visits Palm Pointe

Britley Ritz, meteorologist for WPBF, created a whirlwind of enthusiasm among students as she brought to life weather concepts for Palm Pointe students earlier this month.   Check out the weather rap students performed: Thank you Palm Pointe Educational Research School At Tradition for having me this morning! It was a blast to be able to teach you more about the weather. I can’t wait to visit again! St. Lucie Public Schools you rock! #weatherclasswednesday Posted by Britley Ritz on Wednesday, September 5, 2018  

The Good News Gets Even Better for SLPS

St. Lucie County, FL –  In a letter addressed to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that a review of school grade data and supporting documentation for Oak Hammock K-8 School resulted in a grade recalculation.  The school, previously designated as a B, now bears the distinction of an A rated school.  In addition, Performance Based Preparatory Academy received a School Improvement Rating of Commendable – the highest benchmark ranking for schools not receiving a letter grade. Superintendent Gent explained the District closely monitors the process for calculating points earned for school … Read More