Golden and Silver School Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded 32 schools with the Golden School Award and 13 schools with the Silver School Award. These awards are presented annually to both public elementary and secondary schools with exemplary volunteer programs that recruit, train, and place school volunteers. “We appreciate the community support we receive in our school centers.  Our District is experiencing growth because our students receive high quality instruction from their dedicated classroom teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and community support specific to the needs of … Read More

Transition Fair -Navigating the Roads Of Transition

Don’t miss this year’s annual School to Work Transition Fair, a FREE event for students with disabilities, their families, educators, and more. March 2, 2019 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Kight Center for Emerging Technologies Indian River State College Main Campus, V Building 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34981  

STAR Award: Stephen Malpass

STAR Awards are special recognitions for employees who demonstrate outstanding service above and beyond expectations.  At the January School Board Meeting, the District was honored to recognize Mr. Stephen Malpass, a member of the maintenance team. According to administrators and staff at Lakewood Park Elementary, Mr. Malpass is always a tremendous help and is never seen without a smile on his face.  His positive attitude and willingness to do whatever he can, whenever he can, make him a valuable asset to their school and certainly to the St. Lucie Public Schools District.  Even though he is a member of the District’s … Read More

Elks Lodge #1520 Donation

Mr. Lenny Smallacombe of the Elks Lodge #1520 is a powerhouse advocate for students and was honored for spearheading donation efforts for St. Lucie Public Schools students. What started out six years ago as a weekend backpack program for five children has turned into an ever-growing platform of support. Mr. Smallacombe and his fellow lodge members have expanded their weekend food backpack program to hundreds of children, fulfilled special school program needs, provided complementary summer camp opportunities to students, secured grants for literacy projects, and supported students’ family nutrition needs during special times of the year. The District appreciates the … Read More

Bluebird Foundation Donates Instruments

Sunny Booker, president of the Bluebird Foundation, and director of alternative education for SLPS presented seven middle and high school students with instruments during the January School Board Meeting. Bluebird Education Foundation serves St. Lucie County and provides musical instruments for youth with the goal of helping them pursue musical interests and supporting the love of music.  The Foundation gifted violins, a cello, flute, trombone, and clarinet to students as part of the Recycling in the Key of E (RIKE) initiative in which the Foundation purchases or receives donations of gently used instruments.        

St. Lucie Public Schools Receives State Recognition for Golden and Silver School Awards

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded 32 schools with the Golden School Award and 13 schools with the Silver School Award. These awards are presented annually to both public elementary and secondary schools with exemplary volunteer programs that recruit, train, and place school volunteers. “We appreciate the community support we receive in our school centers.  Our District is experiencing growth because our students receive high quality instruction from their dedicated classroom teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and community support specific to the needs of … Read More

Picturing Economics

The students in Mrs. Harris’ first grade class at Village Green Environmental School participated in the Florida Council on Economic Education’s Fall 2018 Poster Contest. The students all drew pictures describing various economic terms such as entrepreneur, trade, goods and services, producers and consumers, etc. Students from all over the State participate in this contest (K-12) throughout the year. Shirly Ferrer and Evelina Silverberg both won!  Congratulations.

LPA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH IS HONORED

On December 19th, Coach Wendell Adams was honored for winning his 400th girls basketball game. Coach Adams is in his 20th season, and in February 2018 he became the girls basketball all-time wins leader on the Treasure Coast. Pictured with Coach Adams are his long-time assistants, Nicole Erickson and Veryl Moore. Congratulations to Coach Adams!

LPA WRESTLERS TAKE FIRST PLACE

Lincoln Park Academy, for the first time ever, has a wrestling program. On December 22, the Greyhounds took 1st place at the Battle on the Lake tournament hosted by Okeechobee High School. Two LPA wrestlers at the tournament were Rakan and Rayan Abulathou. The brother duo pinned every wrestler they faced. Congratulations to Coach Pryor and all of our Greyhound wrestlers.

MILESTONE FOR LPA BASKETBALL STANDOUT

On December 12th, Leroyeisha Thomas joined an elite group of athletes by scoring over 1,000 points during her Greyhound career.  Pictured with Leroyeisha is Coach Wendell Adams.  Congratulations to Leroyeisha!

January is National Mentoring Month

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is proud to celebrate January as National Mentoring Month. This nationwide initiative is in its 18th year and is a means of celebrating and promoting the value of mentoring to the students of Florida. FDOE encourages all schools to use the month of January as an opportunity to renew their efforts to recruit and train more mentors. National Mentoring Month 2019 celebrates mentoring and the positive effects it can have on young lives. The goals are to: • raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms; • recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs … Read More