There Is Still Time To Hand Deliver Your Ballot

There Is Still Time To Hand Deliver Your Ballot

Have you made your voice heard on this very important school funding referendum?  With the Tuesday, April 23rd deadline upon us, you can hand deliver your ballot to one of the Supervisor of Elections Office locations to ensure that your vote counts.

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE LOCATIONS:

  • 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie
  • 1664 SE Walton Road, Port St. Lucie
  • 4132 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce
  • Tax Collector 10264 SW Village Parkway Drive, Port St. Lucie

You can track your ballot here:

https://www.slcelections.com/VOTE-BY-MAIL/Absentee-Request-Form-Lookup/Vote-By-Mail

If you have questions about your ballot or need additional information, please contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 772-462-1500.

The funds from this referendum will be used to:

  • 70% Raise teacher pay in order to recruit and retain high quality teachers
  • 25% Improve school safety and security
  • 4%   Expand mental health services
  • 1%   Preserve important school programs

Every dollar will be spent as stated above, and all funds will be reviewed by a Citizens Advisory Committee which will include a CTA representative.

St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office Hosts Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt

St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office Hosts Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal team on Thursday, April 18, 2019 hosted their annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt.  The event took place place at Westside Church in Fort Pierce.

The Beeping Easter Egg Hunt is hosted each year for visually impaired students in the St. Lucie School District and features plastic eggs that beep, assembled by the bomb disposal team.  The students and adults all have a wonderful time finding the beeping eggs!

 

 

Peachy Time at Lakewood Park Elementary

Peachy Time at Lakewood Park Elementary

Mr. Morales, a local peach farmer, and Sandy White, representative from Titan Farms located in South Carolina, partner in marketing Florida grown peaches, and made their first presentation to a first grade audience at Lakewood Park Elementary.  The first graders were excited to learn how the peaches grow and created pictures to show how Florida peaches look.  As a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program school, students were able to sample some of the peaches grown on the farm Mr. Morales operates in St. Lucie County, just a few miles away from Lakewood Park Elementary. What a yummy presentation!

Commissioner’s Academic Challenge

Commissioner’s Academic Challenge

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL  — In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place April 11-13, 2019 at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where the St. Lucie Team advanced to the Division 2 Finals and ended up finishing 5th in the state!

Maria Battaglino Hernandez, Madeleine Sosa, Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park Academy); Ryan Lu (Treasure Coast High School); Alan Senkus (St. Lucie West Centennial); and Matthew Zoll (Fort Pierce Westwood) accumulated an impressive number of individual points in this year’s local tournament and represented St. Lucie Public Schools at the state event.  SLPS teacher Paige McMahon served as coach for the team, preparing the students for the State Competition.

Teams from across Florida gathered for this state-wide tournament in which challenging questions were posed to players in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish), physical education, health, and technology. As with the local competition, players competed for their team’s top score as well as their individual score with hopes of making Florida’s team for the national competition.  The questions were written by educators from high schools throughout the state.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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