Students in Fort Pierce Central High School’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University program are working in collaboration with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. These amazing students are using drone technology to improve safety on our campus. This is an ongoing project and we are excited to see the next phase. Thank you to WPTV for featuring these wonderful students! Central Can!
SLPS has a strong focus on early literacy. Check out this article on how the District is inspiring students to become lifelong learners through reading.
St. Lucie Public Schools partnered with Main Street Fort Pierce to connect downtown Fort Pierce businesses to the high and middle school culinary programs. In mid-October, nine culinary teachers toured eight restaurants; Importico Bakery, Uncle Carlo’s Gelato, Taco Dive, 2nd Street Bistro, Subway, Sunrise City Café, The Bradford and the Cake Lady. The whirlwind tour started at 3 PM with kitchen tours, sampling flagship dishes, historical tidbits, and moving on to the next stop. The group was thrilled to see Fort Pierce Central and Fort Pierce Westwood culinary graduates in action — one as hostess and one as restaurant owner! Teachers loved the fast- paced event, hospitality shown, making connections, and hearing each restaurant’s story. Restaurants loved hearing that culinary students take the ServSafe Industry Certification exam while in high school. Future collaborations were planned including classroom presentations, student employment, and advisory board meetings. Big thanks to Doris Tillman and Michelle Cavalcanti from Main Street Fort Pierce.
In October, Fort Pierce Westwood Agriscience hosted 22 Manatee Vet Prep 8th grade students and parents. The group was treated to a tour and demonstration at the Agriscience facility then on to Veterinary Assisting where several Manatee alumni were seen leading hands-on activities. The Manatee 8th graders were engaged and appreciated seeing the opportunities Westwood offers its students.
Three Forest Grove Middle School Chorus students have been selected to participate in the 2019 Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) All-State Choruses. They are:
Sebastian Spence (8th Grade) – Tenor – Florida All-State 7/8 Mixed Chorus
Alvin Lyons, Jr. (7th Grade) – Tenor – Florida All-State 7/8 Mixed Chorus
Ella Gagliardi (8th Grade) – Alto – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus
Also congratulations to two additional All-State Candidates who earned Honorable Mention are::
Honorable Mention – Catalina Black – Soprano 1 – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus
Honorable Mention – Caila Calhoun – Soprano 2 – Florida All-State 7/8 Treble Chorus
These students will join more than 800 students throughout Florida for three days of vocal workshops and rehearsals, culminating in performances that are the highlight of the FMEA conference in Tampa, January 10 – 12, 2019. The All-State Choruses are highly select groups of choral students from Florida’s middle and high schools who are brought together for the purposes of rehearsing and performing selected music with guest conductors. Students are selected based on competitive scoring on a written music theory test, vocal performance, and sight reading.
These All-State students are not only blessed with exceptional vocal talent, but also possess the mental focus and perseverance necessary to rise to the top through a rigorous selection process that began in September. We are so proud of them!