High Tech Design

Port St. Lucie High students explored Florida Polytechnic University’s STEM Integration labs.  Hosted by Dr. Ryan Integlia, John Picchiarini and Chris Medley’s students participated in demonstrations with wearable electronics, Arts and STEM integration, optoelectronics, supervised machine learning, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy just to name some of experiences! The visit is the first step in this year’s collaboration project between Port St. Lucie High Technical Design students and Florida Polytechnic University students. Look for more to come!

The Big Event Is Just Days Away!

The Education Foundation, St. Lucie invites you to the 2018 Annual Dinner Gala on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Attendees will walk the red carpet at the event and celebrate public education in grand style at this Horray for Hollywood themed event. To reserve your tickets today, click on this link:      https://www.educationfoundationstlucie.org/

Garber Fundraiser: Drive for Education at FPW (11/3)

On Saturday November 3, test drive a new Buick and help Fort Pierce Westwood High School (FPWHS) located at 1801 Panther Lane in Fort Pierce, receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event from 8:00am-3:00pm. For each two-to-three minute test drive, Buick will donate $10.00.  When the event exceeds 100 test drives, Buick will double the donation to $20.00.  The goal is to reach the maximum donation of $10,000 for the day!   Participants will sign-in at the main entrance of FPWHS’s campus where they will … Read More

Step It Up – 2018 Billion Step Challenge

Dear St. Lucie County School District Employees: Join the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition Billion Steps Challenge! This is a community-wide movement to increase physical activity and healthy living in St. Lucie County. As of October 24, 2018, we have 1,164 registered participants and 119 teams, representing 32 unique organizations including private business, local schools, Indian River State College, a variety of nonprofits, churches, neighborhoods, parks and recreation, healthcare, and city/county employees. Together we have accrued 723,594,847 steps. We need your help to achieve our goal! This challenge is completely FREE, and is a great way to maintain your fitness goals, … Read More

Design Improvements, Safety Products, and Technologies

The St. Lucie Public Schools Transportation fleet was utilized to highlight features on buses contributing to the safe transportation of students. “School buses are known to be the safest method of transporting kids to school—70 times safer than traveling by car. School bus design improvements and a variety of safety products and technologies all contribute to helping school buses maintain this distinction. Industry insight gathered on safety incidents involving school buses, however, shows that being outside of the bus, in the “Danger Zone,” poses the highest risk to children.” To read more on this article brought to you by Safe … Read More

Florida Education Officials and Local Bookstores Partner to Help Hurricane-Impacted Schools…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 29, 2018 – The Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Foundation (FEF) and independent booksellers across the state have joined together to host Re-book to Re-build: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. A portion of sale proceeds on November 3 and 4 at participating bookstores will fund grants that will enable schools impacted by Hurricane Michael to re-stock their libraries and classrooms.   First Lady Ann Scott said, “For the past 8 years, I’ve had the privilege to promote literacy at Florida schools. Reading has always been important to our family, and I truly believe that a strong foundation of … Read More

CTE Teachers Value Time to Collaborate

Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers participated in district-wide professional development on Friday October 26th. CTE teachers collaborated on lesson plans and activities to enhance the college and career readiness of students.


Since 1989, National Young Readers Week has been an annual event held during the second week of November to raise awareness around the importance of reading. The event was co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. We are continuing our tradition of challenging principals across the country to become shining examples for literacy by choosing one day to read their heart out all day long, from first bell to the last during National Young Readers Week. Principals have risen to the challenge over the last several years reading everywhere from hallways, playgrounds … Read More

FREE Heart Screenings

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Jessica Clinton Foundation and the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County will host FREE heart screenings for students ages 5 to 20. Registration is easy.  Simply visit www.JessicaClinton.org or call 772-215-1912.  Don’t miss a beat.  Register for your FREE heart screening today. The screenings will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8AM to 4:30PM at the Florida Health Department in St. Lucie County located at 5150 NW Milner Drive. That’s just off Midway Road. Be heart healthy – register today!  

Support MOA Prep

Forest Grove Middle School invites you to support the MOA Prep program and our future generation of marine scientists.        

Stop The Bleed Training

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and SLPS partnered to provide training for employees in the nationally recognized program — Stop the Bleed. Participants were afforded an opportunity for hands-on experiences in how to perform life-saving measures in critical situations.

Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year

Each year, the Florida Council for the Social Studies honors educators across the state at their annual conference. Joe Curatolo (Treasure Coast High School), Heather Prince (Palm Pointe Educational Research School at Tradition), and Jacqueline Baptiste-Harris (Village Green Environmental Studies School) were recognized at the 61st annual conference as the Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year for St. Lucie County. Administrators across the district nominated teachers from their schools to be considered for this honor.  Leadership and drive to bring quality lessons were qualities shared of these educators, and all are well deserving of this recognition.

St. Lucie Public Schools Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year Named

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Wide smiles and tributes to the efforts of their school teams were the remarks that echoed from St. Lucie West Centennial High School Principal Andrea Popwell and Dan McCarty Middle School Assistant Principal Samantha Piscopo as they were surprised with the news that they are, respectively, this year’s Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS). “Outstanding school leaders set the pace for positive student achievement,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “Both administrators have a proven track record for supporting collaborative school cultures and sustaining positive academic growth for their … Read More

The Gift of Music and More

The 2018 Giving Concert served a two-fold purpose.  Middle and high school choral groups from across the District provided the gift of music for audience members while audience members, in turn, donated food items to GracePacks for the organization’s weekend food program.  Special thanks to all who supported this year’s event!  

Northport Celebrates 8th Annual Unity Day!

For the last eight years, Northport has recognized the month of October as Bullying Awareness Month. Students are educated using a multi-pronged approach with a common message. We don’t tolerate bullying at Northport; we offer tools to cope using an individualized plan, and we promote a single school culture with kindness, civic duty, patriotism, service, care and concern as our bell weather teaching style. Our community always remembers to teach the whole child. We never forget that each child has their own learning style and each receives messages in their own way. This year, we closely followed the SLPS Stomp … Read More

TCHS – Outstanding Teacher of the year

Each year, the Florida Council for the Social Studies honors educators across the state at their annual conference.  11th grade US History teacher at Treasure Coast High School, Joe Curatolo, was recognized at the 61st annual conference as the Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year for St. Lucie County.  Administrators across the district nominated teachers from their schools to be considered for this honor.  Mr. Curatolo’s leadership and drive to bring quality lessons to his students made him a great choice for our high school winner.  

Palm Pointe Second Graders Create Pumpkin Book Characters

Second grade students at Palm Pointe were working on their summarizing skills this week.  Students were allowed to select a grade appropriate book of their choice and were tasked with retelling the events by giving a thorough summary of the book.  In addition to their summary, students used pumpkins to create a representation of one of the main characters in the book.  The second grade team invited all staff and students to come by and visit their storybook pumpkin display.  How amazing and creative our Palm Pointe students are!

Palm Pointe Students Stomp Out Bullying!

Students came to school all decked out in orange to take a stand against bullying.  They wanted to send a clear message that they don’t support bullying and that they won’t be a bystander.  Way to go, students!  Together, let’s stomp out bullying for good.  

Northport Celebrates with a Pizzaria!

What a great day in the Northport cafeteria and on our school patio. Hundreds of parents came to enjoy school lunch with their children. Beverly Yates and her MARVELOUS kitchen staff brought different styles of homemade pizza to the school. It was a special day and the community really enjoyed the different toppings and spending time with their children! Let’s do it again, Mrs. Yates and staff !!!!!!!