March is Arts Education Month

March is nationally recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, Theatre in Our Schools Month, Dance in Our Schools Month and Youth Art Month. The Florida Department of Education values the arts and acknowledges the impact they have on student development and academic achievement. The arts not only offer students an opportunity for self-expression and…

STAR Awards at March Board Meeting

The STAR program’s focus is to recognize employees for their behaviors, skills and actions that correlate with the District’s vision and acknowledge those that exemplify its core values.   Bus Driver Wanda Cooper – Transportation Department Bus Aide Kaymal Whinfield – Transportation Department (Both pictured above) From a parent whose children ride the bus each…

Microsoft Student Recognition

The ability of St. Lucie Public Schools to access data, identify needs, and proactively address those needs based on trends over time is powerful for our ability to support students and prepare them for college and the workplace.  We are proud to work in partnership with Microsoft in the creation of a data dashboard known…

First Vote Week

Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker requested the Board’s endorsement of the “First Vote Week” Proclamation for March 11-15, 2019, that upholds a non-partisan, classroom-based voter education, registration and citizenship program conducted in Social Studies and American Government classes for high school students. The goal of the Supervisor of Elections is to give every student the…

Medal of Honor Day

The School Board joins Governor Ron DeSantis in extending greetings and best wishes to all observing March 25, 2019 as Medal of Honor Day in Florida. Lincoln Park Academy Principal Henry Sanabria (former U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant) and Port St. Lucie High School Principal Adrian Ocampo (former U.S. Marine Lance Corporal) read the Proclamation.…

Spring Break Reminder!

This is a friendly reminder that Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd is Spring Break. Faculty and staff return on Monday, March 25th for a workday. Students return on Tuesday, March 26th. Please note that 12 month personnel work March 18 – March 22. All students and staff will resume a regular schedule on…

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

Be sure to watch the March School Board Meeting and the press conference regarding the Referendum and School Safety. Along with that, we have an all new Community Connections hosted by Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock, the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Oak Hammock K-8, as well as the Speakers Bureau hosted by Dr. Donna Mills.…

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools…

FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools…