Soup’s On!

On Friday January 11, 2019, the Culinary Department at St. Lucie West Centennial High School hosted StratherDuPree II, the Director of Articulation and Partnerships at Indian River State College, and Rachel Rosiak, an IRSC Recruitment Specialist. Mr. DuPree and Ms. Rosiak received an overview of the program from the teacher, Christina Gedke-Balaschak, and interacted with students as they prepared to make five different soups. 

Serving Up Smiles

Child Nutrition Services make homemade dill pickles and a healthy seven layer dip for students at CAST! YUM!

K-9s On Patrol

On Thursday, January 17, students in the Law Academy at SLW Centennial High School learned about K9 Patrols and how K9s are used in law enforcement. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office shared information on how the dogs are trained, handled, and used in law enforcement.

Technology Tuesdays

Every other Tuesday, Julia Hilburn and Laurie Boyer will host a Technology session for Teachers via Microsoft Teams. From the comfort of your home, classroom, office, or public location you can learn everything you need to know about Microsoft and Office365 products to better enhance technology within your classroom and work environment. Each session will run for roughly one hour. You can become a Microsoft Innovative Educator by attending all sessions and completing a “Check for Understanding” form at the end. Attendance will be recorded each session. A meeting invitation will be sent out to those enrolled in Frontline. Tuesday … Read More

Afterschool Meals Program at Performance Based Preparatory Academy

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools announces its intent to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program.  The Afterschool Meals Program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in participating afterschool programs.  Snacks and/or meals will be available at no separate charge to children attending the site listed below, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Site: Performance Based Preparatory Academy 2909 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947 About USDA In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read More

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Fashioned after a red-carpet celebration, the three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year Finalists were announced and supported with a backdrop of cheers from the surprised candidates’ students and colleagues. Makeda-Ione Brome (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Cheri V. Maxon (Southern Oaks Middle School), and Jami Williams (St. Lucie West K-8 School) were overjoyed as a throng of delegates from St. Lucie’s Education Foundation, School Board, and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union showered them with congratulations. SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “This is a great honor. Our teacher-of-the-year finalists represent a dedicated and highly qualified team of teachers … Read More

Northport Takes to the Sky!

As part of their Flight and Space curriculum, 8th grade Northstars students in Mr. Fess’ STEM class designed a flight obstacle course. Throughout the day, other students had the opportunity to fly through the course and try for the fastest time.

Bulldog Honor Band

Congratulations to the Forest Grove Middle School students who were selected to participate in the IRSC Honor Band! Thank you, Mr. Colombo, for doing an outstanding job of preparing our Bulldogs for this honor!! Way to go Bulldogs!

Lady Colts Take First!

Congratulations to Sam Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies!  Coach Crenshaw and the Lady Colts basketball team bounded into first place at the MLK Basketball Tournament!

Senior Pinning Celebration

The Fort Pierce Westwood’s Class of 2019 senior pinning ceremony was a tremendous success! Alumni Ian Osking inspired students with his keynote address.  Once a panther, always a panther! Congratulations seniors!

Student of the Month Named for 2019

Northport community is so pleased to present our Northport Students of the Month for January 2019. Students are selected by their teachers for having good citizenship, being a good friend, being a positive role model or for just doing the right thing. There are so many reasons why a student might be selected to represent their peers as a Student of the Month. We are so grateful for all the parental support. Thank you to all parents who came to our celebration in support of their children. It means the world to the students and their teachers. Parental and family … Read More

Northport Is Proud of SLPS Health Aide of the Month

We are so PROUD of our Northport health aide, Sonja Simmons. Sonja has been named SLPS Health Aide of the Month. Sonja always has a friendly and welcoming smile for everyone. She is kind and patient with the children and is a great team player. Sonja is a terrific asset to our Northport family and she is loved by everyone!

Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Fashioned after a red-carpet celebration, the three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year Finalists were announced today and supported with a backdrop of cheers from the surprised candidates’ students and colleagues. Makeda-Ione Brome (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Cheri V. Maxon (Southern Oaks Middle School), and Jami Williams (St. Lucie West K-8 School) were overjoyed as a throng of delegates from St. Lucie’s Education Foundation, School Board, and MIDFLORIDA Credit Union showered them with congratulations. SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “This is a great honor.  Our teacher-of-the-year finalists represent a dedicated … Read More

School Community Draws Together

A wonderful program was recently held in the Northport Media Center! The entire fourth grade came together with their teachers to learn about the autoimmune disease, Alopecia. Jeffery Woytovich, a representative from the “Children’s Alopecia Project,” came to raise awareness about alopecia. Students and teachers learned that there are three types of alopecia, or hair loss, Alopecia Areata, which is patchy hair loss, Alopecia Totalis which is majority or total loss of hair above the neck, and Alopecia Universalis which is total body hair loss. The “Children’s Alopecia Project” has summer camps for children all across the globe. The program, … Read More

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

PORT St. LUCIE, FL – Cierra Yuhas, a sophomore at Port St Lucie High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them … Read More

Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA

PORT St. LUCIE, FL – Cierra Yuhas, a sophomore at Port St Lucie High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them … Read More

VPK Registration Starts Soon

2019-2020 VPK/Title I School Year Program Registration Dates: February 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019 Children must be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2019. For additional information, please contact: SLPS Early Childhood Office (772) 340-4802 Step 1: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019 Create an account and apply for a VPK Certificate of Eligibility through the Office of Early Learning at: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/ Step 2: Complete between January 7-February 8, 2019 Schedule a registration and screening appointment to determine your child’s eligibility for St. Lucie Public School’s VPK/Title I Program. (Screening consists of: developmentally appropriate academic and … Read More

MLK Calendar Of Events

This year holds many opportunities to participate in the St. Lucie County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 35th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration. LEGACY OF JUSTICE PEACE & EQUALITY JANUARY 11 – 19, 2019 “WEEK OF KINDNESS” TREASURE COAST CHAPTER OF CHARMETTES, INC. LUVENIA H. MORGAN / (772) 577-0060 SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 “AWARDS BREAKFAST” INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE TREASURE COAST PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING COMPLEX 4600 KIRBY LOOP ROAD, FORT PIERCE TIME: 8:00 – 11:00 A.M. SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. GLORIA JOHNSON-SCOTT / (772) 332-7193 SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WREATH LAYING CEREMONY” DREAMLAND PARK SOUTH … Read More