St. Lucie Public Schools Launches New STEAM and Emerging Technology Programs with LEGO®…

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce the launch of new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and emerging technology programs and makerspaces using LEGO Education solutions, which include curriculum and professional development, in two of the district’s new magnet schools: Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (SGAET). Nearly 3,000 kindergarten through high school students will participate in the programs, bringing first-of-its-kind hands-on learning opportunities to students, including those from minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The new programs officially launched today with two ribbon cutting ceremonies attended by … Read More

Northport Celebrates December Student of the Month

Many thanks to all of our students who were celebrated as our very last Student of the Month for 2018. Great job and we appreciate your investment in making Northport GREAT! Thanks to all the parents, grandparents and friends who stopped over to help celebrate the children. Well deserved accolades!  

Northport Celebrates GiveBack2Kids

Great job to A’aliyah Ventura, Abbi Cartagena, Chase Justin Brown and Colton Martin for being selected as Northport’s November and December GiveBack2Kids Students of the Month. Great job and many thanks to our business partners, James Monds and David Gornitzky, for bringing this great opportunity to the students of Northport. We are fortunate to have such wonderful community partners who see value in supporting student achievements.  

Northport Taps Employees of the Year

Please help us congratulate Northport School Related Employee of the Year, Parris Lee. Congratulate our First Year Teacher of the Year, Michael Spivey, and our Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Zachary Francis. To top off a stellar list, please congratulate Lorrell Ceville as Northport Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year! Nice work teachers!  

School Related Employee of the Year Finalists Announced

Today, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by members of the School Board, Education Foundation, and others paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year (SREY). Dorothy Hall, a paraprofessional at C. A. Moore Elementary (CAM), Susan Helms-Smith, a bookkeeper at St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS), and Kim Neilson, a clerk at Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this year’s Night of the Stars gala. “The SREY finalists represent the outstanding services our support staff provide to the District.  Their … Read More

Compensation Agreements Reached for All Employees

The School Board of St. Lucie County and all bargaining units have reached agreements regarding salary compensation for the 2018-2019 school year. Returning CTA employees will receive an $850 retention supplement.  Their retro portion of this $850 (representing 7/1/18 through current) will be distributed by 12/19/18 and should equal approximately half of the negotiated supplement amount.  The remaining negotiated supplement balance will be paid in equal installments over the remaining paychecks for 2018-2019. All CU employees will receive a $250 bonus by 12/19/18.  In addition, returning employees will receive a supplement in the amount equivalent to their step within the … Read More

School Related Employee of the Year FINALISTS Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by members of the School Board, Education Foundation, and others paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year (SREY). Dorothy Hall, a paraprofessional at C. A. Moore Elementary (CAM), Susan Helms-Smith, a bookkeeper at St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS), and Kim Neilson, a clerk at Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this year’s Night of the Stars gala. “The SREY finalists represent the outstanding services our support staff provide … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Launches New STEAM and Emerging Technology Programs with LEGO®…

WHO:  St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will launch new STEAM and emerging technology programs with LEGO® Education Solutions.   WHAT: You are invited to create and innovate in these unique Makerspaces.  Nearly 3,000 kindergarten through high school students will participate in the programs, bringing first-of-its-kind hands-on learning opportunities to students in St. Lucie Public Schools.   WHERE AND WHEN:  Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) December 13, 2018 9 AM to 10:30 AM 1100 Delaware Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34950   Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies December 12, 2018 1 PM to 3:30 PM 2250 S. Jenkins … Read More

Northport Young Chefs Savor Opportunity!

Northport culinary students were guests at the Daytona State College culinary competition. The 8th grade culinary students were spectators rooting for St. Lucie West Centennial High School and Fort Pierce Central High School in the culinary competition, waiter relay and edible arrangements competition. This was a great experience for our young chefs.  

Holidays Around the World

Bayshore Elementary School’s kindergarten team received a very special visit from Mrs. Mullan who teaches VPK at the school.  Mrs. Mullan participated in kindergarten’s celebration of Holidays Around the World. She shared the special story of Diwali, brought interesting artifacts, and wore a beautiful cultural dress. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. For more information about Diwali, click on the link below. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/diwali/…  

Allied Health Industry Certifications

Fort Pierce Westwood’s Allied Health students take their knowledge to the next level. They apply what they learn in the classroom to help earn industry certifications as Certified Nursing Assistants. Mrs. Musgrave-Montgomery works with her students to earn clinical hours at Tiffany Hall in Port St. Lucie. #BuildAFuture #StLucieProud

Compensation Agreements Reached for All Employees

The School Board of St. Lucie County and all bargaining units have reached agreements regarding salary compensation for the 2018-2019 school year. Returning CTA employees will receive an $850 retention supplement.  Their retro portion of this $850 (representing 7/1/18 through current) will be distributed by 12/19/18 and should equal approximately half of the negotiated supplement amount.  The remaining negotiated supplement balance will be paid in equal installments over the remaining paychecks for 2018-2019. All CU employees will receive a $250 bonus by 12/19/18.  In addition, returning employees will receive a supplement in the amount equivalent to their step within the … Read More

Northport Takes Flight!

Taking flight! 8th grade students in Mr. Fess’ Northstars STEM class have been working hard designing their own airplanes online and constructing them out of balsa wood. Students competed against one another both in an on-line simulator and in real life!        

Lincoln Park Academy Junior Wins Gold Medal

Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy’s Jonathan Geraghty. Jonathan won his second gold medal at this year’s FHSAA State Dive meet November 17th.  This was the first time since 1955-56 that a Treasure Coast diver has won back-to-back gold medals.

Licensed Teen Drivers Can Take “Teen Driver Challenge” To Improve Their Skills

St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills  by taking the “Teen Driver Challenge” on January 24 and 26, according to Sheriff Ken  J. Mascara. “The number one killer of American teenagers is car crashes,” said Sheriff Mascara. “That is why the Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge Program.” The course will take place Thursday, January 24 with a classroom session 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, located at 4700 West Midway Rd. Fort Pierce, and a hands-on driving session Saturday, January 26, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. … Read More

Grand Champions

Forest Grove Middle School is excited to share that the Forest Grove SUPERIOR Chorus BROUGHT IT for a third time at the Holiday Music Festival in Universal Studios on Friday! They won 1st Place for Middle School Choir then took top honors as GRAND CHAMPION for Middle School Vocal Performance overall! What a great day! Please join us at our WINTER CONCERT on Thursday at Ft. Pierce Central High School at 6:30 p.m. to see this dynamic choir in action!  

Technology Tuesdays

Are you a classroom teacher that is interested in learning about the Microsoft Office tools available to utilize in your classroom? Would you like to become Microsoft Innovative Educator certified? If so, Technology Tuesdays is for you! Tech Tuesday will take place every other Tuesday beginning January 29 via Skype. A quick orientation will be held January 15! Log into Frontline to learn more and to register for this Course! The Session Code: 002-3003001 Session:128

WLX-TV Programs

You can watch an all new Notebook hosted by Jane Whitaker on YouTube. Also, you can watch a new #BuildAFuture – Career and Technical Education hosted by Leinitia Robinson along with a new Speakers Bureau featuring Dr. Rafael Sanchez 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 Notebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NElV5Y-Gw08 #BuildAFuture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxAWt9y1pIU Speakers Bureau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ety0_i2D_gY

Northport Hosts Breakfast With Santa

Northport Breakfast With Santa was a wonderful success. Big thank you to the PTO and everyone who came out to school to make it a special occasion for the children. 🎄 ❤ Principal, Glenn Rustay and Assistant Principals Lisa Cash and Mehgan Drost got right into the spirit of the holiday season. Pictured: Northport administrators and the Tredor family.