CTE Teachers Visit Piper Aircraft

As part of the Piper Apprenticeship kickoff, Mark Hueter, Engineering Pathways and Technical Design instructor at Lincoln Park Academy and Rafael Ordonez, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering instructor at Treasure Coast High School, toured Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach. They are pictured here with John Bowman, Senior Manager for Piper Aircraft. Piper Aircraft is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft.

Farm to Table at FPWHS

Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Agriculture program is growing a beautiful crop of cabbage. The cabbage will be put on the lunch lines in the cafeterias for students to taste and have a part of their meals.

Student Enrollment April 1-30

Kindergarten, Middle School, and New Student Open Enrollment has been moved to April 1st -30th to prepare for our new online registration system. The new online registration system will save parents time and allow you to apply for a school in the comfort of your home. No more long lines, no long waits, and quick electronic notifications.  Please visit the www.stlucieschools.org to stay informed on updates regarding registration information.

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) Program

SNAP®, which stands for Stop Now And Plan, is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to help children to stop and think before they act, and keep them in school and out of trouble. SNAP was developed by Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health organization in Toronto, in 1985 as an intervention program.  Since then, the program has grown and evolved into an internationally recognized model for teaching troubled children and their … Read More

SLWCHS Medical Students Learn Hands-Only CPR

More than 150 Health Science 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR. These students were taught by Mary Higgins, Elizabeth Durkee, and their Certified Nursing Assistant students. Students learned how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR method at this beat can more than double a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as … Read More

Blood Drive

Blood Drive February 28, 2019 9:30am-2:30pm South County Compound 329 NW Commerce Park Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34986 The Education Foundation will receive $25 per donor to be used for scholarships; every donor counts! Make an appointment on their website; Walk-ins always welcome!

SLWCHS Navy JROTC Mentors Students

The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC unit continues its mentoring program with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie West K-8 by educating their students regarding respect when performing Color Guard duties.  The students were educated in proper rifleman and flagman procedures as well as shown proper Color Guard drill commands and procedures.  The St. Lucie West Centennial Navy JROTC mentor the St. Lucie West K-8 Boys and Girls Club students every Tuesday each week.

Public Schools Update Luncheon

RSVP Today for the Public Schools Update Luncheon offered by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.  Superintendent E. Wayne Gent to speak at the luncheon on March 18, 2019 at West Gate K-8 School. http://www.stluciechamber.org/rsvp

Palm Pointe K-8 Kids Heart Challenge

The Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) event was held last Friday, February 15th at Palm Pointe K-8.  Coach Piscopo and Coach Santoro were amazing volunteers and do so much to support the American Heart Association mission. This year, the students raised $4,431 to help further the mission of the AHA.  Great work!

FPWHS Agriscience Hosts Virtual Field Trip

Fort Pierce Westwood High School agriscience students and their instructor Jenna Blankenbaker hosted a virtual field trip for middle schools.  Using the virtual meeting platform Skype, classrooms from Northport K-8, Manatee K-8, and Allapattah Flats K-8 connected with the Westwood FFA Officers to see animals, technology, tools, and highlights of the program.

FPWHS Welcomes New Chef

Fort Pierce Westwood High School students welcomed their new culinary instructor Chef Jeanne Gray! The students and Chef Gray baked sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.  

PSLHS Army JROTC Attend Competition

On Saturday February 16, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion’s Marksmanship Team attended a competition held at Jupiter High School. The Jaguar Battalion’s “sharpshooters” competed against nine other Army JROTC programs in the area. Cadet Captain Simmons shot an outstanding 207 out of 300 points, scoring the highest out of our nine cadets.  Our Marksmanship Team  includes: Cadet Sergeant First Class Cook, Cadet Captain Simmons, Cadet Corporal Moad, Cadet Corporal Lewiston, Cadet Private Arrabe, Cadet Private O’Hare, Cadet Private Svoboda, and Cadet Private Funez. This meet is meant to prepare the cadets for the Regional AREA 3 Marksmanship … Read More

Number of PBIS Model Schools Continues to Grow

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced that 25 schools of distinction are recognized as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools – an increase of three from last years’ pool of honorees.  The University of South Florida (USF), manager of the PBIS Project for the State of Florida, provided Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson with notification of this elite cadre of schools.  He said, “This positive trend is a reflection of the focused efforts the District is making in schools to support the needs of all children both academically and behaviorally … Read More

Number of PBIS Model Schools Continues to Grow

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced that 25 schools of distinction are recognized as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools – an increase of three from last years’ pool of honorees.  The University of South Florida (USF), manager of the PBIS Project for the State of Florida, provided Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education Bill Tomlinson with notification of this elite cadre of schools.  He said, “This positive trend is a reflection of the focused efforts the District is making in schools to support the needs of all children both academically and behaviorally … Read More

HealthierUS Award Designated to Select St. Lucie Public Schools

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness has awarded select schools as recipients of the HealthierUS School Challenge. The HealthierUS Schools Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative created to promote healthier school environments through the encouragement of nutrition and physical activity. Silver Awards CA Moore Elementary Lakewood Park Elementary Lawnwood Elementary Mariposa Elementary Parkway Elementary Savanna Ridge Elementary St. Lucie Elementary Weatherbee Elementary White City Elementary Windmill Point Elementary Bronze Awards Bayshore Elementary FK Sweet Elementary Fairlawn Elementary Floresta Elementary Morningside Elementary Rivers Edge Elementary Village Green Elementary Schools … Read More

Get Informed #4ourkids

Make your vote count.  Find out more about why the referendum is important #4ourkids Raises for teachers Improvements to safety and security Support for mental health and other important school programs Click Here to Get the Facts

3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to bring opportunities to students for college and career success. On January 24, the school district hosted 18 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSI) at the 3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair. Students entered the fair prepared with resumes, test scores, and a mindset of moving on to the next level.  With over $5 million in scholarships offered that day, students were not disappointed. SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Events such as this have the potential to change lives for our students, and we are … Read More

Education’s Shining Stars Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — In a live broadcast from Lincoln Park Academy on Saturday, February 9, 2019, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Makeda-Ione Brome took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year. She is an instructional mathematics coach at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.  Joining her on the stage during the Night of the Stars gala were School Related Employee of the Year Dorothy Hall from Chester A. Moore Elementary School, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year Sabrina Faniel from West … Read More

The American Dream at Northport K-8

Many thanks to SLPS School Board Member, Dr. Donna Mills and her husband, Pastor Kenneth Mills. The Mills hold a very special place in the heart and soul of all that makes up Northport K-8. Thanks as well to Gertrude Walker, Supervisor of Elections for Saint Lucie County and to Debra Hall, mail in ballot supervisor. Ms. Walker’s words were meaningful and the students were enthralled. Our Black History program was so memorable thanks to these wonderful people who shared their time, knowledge, and experience, as well as their love for our children and teachers. Job well done to Diane … Read More

Northport K-8 Represents at Project Citizen

Excellence in education has been given a big thumbs up at Northport K-8 School. Two seventh grade teams led the school in a spectacular showing at the Project Citizen Showcase. Many thanks to Thomas McDonald and the teachers who brought out the very best in our student teams! Job well done!