Our Army JROTC Jaguar Cadets Prepare Thanksgiving Meals with the Big Heart Brigade!

On Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20, 2018, many cadets led by Cadet Captain Brianna Harris and Cadet Sergeant James Mikovsky, along with Cadet Sergeant First Class Lawrence Moleon Mathews, and Cadet Private Heaven Savinon, Cadet 1st Lieutenant Lila Meade, Cadet Corporal Ashley Armendarez, Cadet Master Sergeant Max Marrero, Cadet Private Damien Borkowski, volunteered to help the St. Lucie County Fire District in the Annual Big Heart Brigade. Our cadets accompanied numerous volunteers from the community in preparing meal boxes to be distributed to those who would not be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. (Submitted by Cadet Captain … Read More

Palm Pointe Rockets Soar at Beta Convention

Palm Pointe’s Junior Beta members attended the Florida State Beta Convention in Orlando this week.  The National Beta Organization is a service based group that focuses on cultivating the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among students. This organization celebrates students who strive to become the leaders of tomorrow. Students competed in individual and group competitions against other Beta chapters. Our Palm Pointe students placed in 17 different competitions and Laney Keys, one of our 7th grade students, was elected Beta Vice President for the State of Florida. Students placing in these competitions include: Elementary Fiber Arts- Runner … Read More

The Arts Are Alive in Education!

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) is a K-8 Creative Arts Magnet School where students thrive academically and artistically through participation in visual and graphic arts, dance, vocal and instrumental music, drama, and musical theater. Click on the link below to read an article about the school’s performing arts hall. /https://www.tourlinkpro.com/presonus-loudspeaker-technology-revitalizes-sound-at-creative-arts-academy-of-st-lucie/

Save the Date – Links to Literacy

It is not too early to mark your calendar and save the date for this year’s Links to Literacy Early Childhood Conference! Saturday February 2, 2019 8:30-2:30 *Registration Begins January 7th (details to follow) Location: Fort Pierce Central High School 4101 S. 25th Street Fort Pierce   Addressing the Language and Literacy Domain of the FL Early Learning Standards                Keynote Speaker: Tony Chaidez, Lakeshore Learning   For additional information, contact: Deb Labella (labellad01@elcslc.org) Myrna Rodriguez (mrodriguez@alpi.org) Mary Huffstetter (mary.huffstetter@stlucieschools.org)          

zSpace Is Coming to Town

I have a fun story opportunity that I thought you might be interested in. It’s happening this Thursday at Fort Pierce Westwood and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies and again on Friday at Oak Hammock K-8 and Windmill Point Elementary.   The zSpace virtual reality school bus will be parked outside of our scheduled schools so teachers, students, and members of our community can hop aboard and learn about the human heart or hold a 3D butterfly in their hands!   Date Time School Address November 29, 2018 8 AM – 10 AM Fort Pierce Westwood High School 1801 Panther … Read More

Oath of Office

St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that on November 20, 2018, School Board Attorney Dan Harrell swore into office three re-elected School Board Members. The District welcomes the continued leadership of Debbie Hawley (District 1), Dr. Donna Mills, (District 3) and Troy Ingersoll (District 5). The three Board Members unite with members Carol Hilson (District 2) and Kathryn Hensley (District 4).   Also, in the November 20th School Board Organizational Meeting, Mrs. Debbie Hawley was elected Chairman and Mrs. Kathryn Hensley was elected Vice Chairman.  Congratulations, Mrs. Hawley and Mrs. Hensley!   Debbie Hawley, Chairman Kathryn Hensley, Vice … Read More

Jaguar Battalion’s Raider Teams Compete at Regionals

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, our male and female Raider Teams competed at South Fork High School Area 3 Regional Raider Meet. Each team competed in all five events including rope bridge, obstacle course, cross country rescue, tire flip, and team run for the male and female teams. Area 3 Regional Raider Meet is the biggest Raider Meet of the season; it determines which team moves on to the FL State Finals. In the team run, our male team placed third; in rope bridge, we placed second; in cross country rescue, we placed first; in obstacle course, we placed second; … Read More

Britley Ritz Causes A Storm Of Excitement

WPBF Meteorologist Britley Ritz did it again! She brought a storm of excitement to students at St. Lucie West K-8 during a special weather lesson.  Britley  helped students understand weather systems and answered the many interesting questions ranging from what it takes to be a meteorologist to detailed inquiries about hurricanes. Thank you, WPBF, for your continued partnership!  

Gracepacks Donations

St. Lucie Public Schools is a proud sponsor for Gracepacks this Holiday season! Please consider donating food items to this organization in support of the weekend food backpack program. With your support and generosity, the goal this Holiday season is to provide over 1,000 pounds of food items! Food collections will run through December 12th. The District will coordinate donation pick-up from each participating school/department.  

Recycle and Create Buddy Benches

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful and the City of Port St. Lucie in partnership with several City departments (Communications Department, Neighborhood Services Department, the Port St. Lucie Police Department, and the Utilities Department), Waste Pro, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and St. Lucie Public Schools kicked off the Buddy Bench project! Three local schools are participating in this initial phase: Morningside Elementary, Oak Hammock and West Gate K-8 Elementary. The Boys & Girls Club kids at these locations are the project’s Ambassadors. They will be assisting with promoting and with the sorting and weighing of the caps collected. … Read More

WLX-TV The Education Channel

Tune in to The Education Channel (WLX-TV) where you can watch an all new Eye on St. Lucie hosted by Kerry Padrick on YouTube. Also, you can watch a new Que Pasa hosted by Linda Tapia along with a new Community Connections hosted by Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock 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 http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/Media/Weekly.pdf WLX-TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GKMqcIjbgqXb7XDy27uYw Que Pasa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIUJT-i09h4 Community Connections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI2xsX6r0EE Thank you, WLX-TV Media Services Team  

Celebrate Literacy Week – Early Literacy

Celebrate Literacy Week: January 28 – February 1, 2019 The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, the Office of Early Learning (OEL), school districts, early learning coalitions and numerous other state agencies, are pleased to announce the 11th annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! (CLW). The event will take place the week of January 28 – February 1, 2019. The 2019 CLW theme is Spreading Literacy, One View at a Time, which OEL has chosen to expand into a garden-focused theme as we Spread Literacy, One Book at Time. … Read More

Breakfast With Santa Is Coming To Town

On December 8 from 8 am – noon, New Horizons is hosting a FREE all-you-can-eat breakfast at Mets Stadium/First Data Field for the children of St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. This year promises to be even more fun, as the youth are invited to stay a bit longer and watch “Elf” on the big screen. This is a FREE event for children in the community to visit with the big guy in the red suit, who brings good cheer and fun activities to local children in need. Presented by the St. Lucie Mets, children are treated to an awesome … Read More

Sheriff Commendations

Congratulations to Allison Goldsmith from Fairlawn Elementary who was recognized by the Sheriff for her quick action in coming to the aid of her fellow classmate and to the members of the School Security Work Group, a collaborative team working to support safe schools. Allison Goldsmith (7:48) School Security Work Group (39:20)   Awards Ceremony Stream Begins at 10:30 A.M. Posted by St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Carmen Ortiz, Risk Management Specialist for St. Lucie Public Schools, bears the distinction of this year’s Outstanding Risk Manager in the Employer category. The news came at the 7th annual IN TOUCH Excellence Awards Gala. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the workers’ compensation industry. “I’m just so honored,” said Ortiz. “I love what I do.  I work with a wonderful team, and I’m able to focus my energies on helping people.  When they come to me, they have questions and I want to instill confidence in them knowing that I’m there to help.” Ortiz … Read More

Local Airport – A Great Landing for Skilled Trades

Exciting projects are underway at St. Lucie County’s Airport. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and others participated in a groundbreaking event for the MRO (Maintenance, Rehab, and Overhaul) Hangar.  This facility will have the capability to house full-size jetliners for maintenance and overhaul — very positive for our county and for students working toward aligned industry certifications. County MRO Hangar Facts The last new commercial construction at the airport was two manufacturing buildings on Industrial 33rd in 1980. The last new building constructed by the County was Fire Station 4 in 2008. The last new hangar was constructed by our fixed … Read More

Palm Pointe Middle School Escape Room Event

Students and families at Palm Pointe Educational Research School came out to participate in an Escape Room Event.  This event was designed to allow students to work together in solving various academic tasks that led them to clues.  These clues revealed special codes to lock boxes that revealed their next tasks.  Escape room tasks included different types of government systems, FSA Mathematical questions, language and editing tasks, and research on the inventions of Benjamin Franklin.  Students had to use black lights and QR codes to assist them in revealing the correct answers.  Both students and families had a terrific time … Read More

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

Carmen Ortiz, Risk Management Specialist for St. Lucie Public Schools, bears the distinction of this year’s Outstanding Risk Manager in the Employer category. The news came at the 7th annual IN TOUCH Excellence Awards Gala. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the workers’ compensation industry. “I’m just so honored,” said Ortiz. “I love what I do.  I work with a wonderful team, and I’m able to focus my energies on helping people.  When they come to me, they have questions and I want to instill confidence in them knowing that I’m there to help.” Ortiz began her career in risk … Read More

Student Art, 3D, Photography, and Video Contest

RULES, GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS STUDENTS PARTICIPATING MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES: THEME: All artwork, 3D sculptures, photographs or video should focus on the corner-stones of representative government, Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society and how these rights ensure “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.“ Artwork needs to be on colored construction paper or white/colored poster board, no larger than 22 x 28 inches. Only original artwork from individual students will be considered. Cutouts from news or media publications are not permitted and will disqualify the entry! Please clearly print your full name, school grade, … Read More

Harbor Place Color Guard

On Friday November 9, 2018, Port St. Lucie High School’s Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s color guard presented our nation’s colors for a Veterans Day ceremony at the independent and assisted living retirement community Harbor Place in Port St. Lucie. Commanding the color guard was Cadet Sergeant Lawrence Moleon- Mathews, accompanied by Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Victoria Diaz, Cadet Sergeant Justin Bennett as state guard, and Cadet Private First- Class Emma Lewiston as National Guard. Members of the community were thankful to have a color guard present for the duration of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.