St. Lucie County Firefighters Visit FPCHS

The St. Lucie County Fire District brought firefighters and fire trucks to visit a class at Fort Pierce Central High School.  The students spent the afternoon learning about fire safety, finding out what it takes to be a firefighter, and exploring a fire truck.  Thank you to SLCFD for making the visit so enjoyable for our students!

Media Release: Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is…

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition. When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on each … Read More

Northport K-8 Navigators Promote “Adopt Don’t Shop!”

Northport K-8 middle school art class students created an art project with the theme Adopt Don’t Shop in hopes of raising awareness of the adoption for cats and dogs. Students created a colorful background collage using reused paper, creating a new purpose for the paper. The collage served as a symbolic gesture for animals because those who are adopted gain a new purpose in life. Once the collage was completed, students created a dog or a cat using oil pastels for the eyes, nose, and face. Dominic, a 6th grader, stated, “The important thing I did was make a dog … Read More

Environmental Studies Expo

On Saturday, May 4, Village Green Environmental Studies School will host a community Environmental Studies Exposition.  From 10AM to noon, students will serve as tour guides for guests and will provide information about the school’s permaculture garden, raised bed gardens, astronomy night activities, solar energy kits, and weather stations.  

2nd Annual Culinary Cook-Off

The 2nd Annual Student Culinary Cook-Off is a collaboration between Child Nutrition Services and the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts Program. The purpose of the event is to provide student chefs with the opportunity to create and showcase enticing entrees that their peers would enjoy while following the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. This year’s champion team is St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their winning entree, Braised BBQ Pork Flatbread, will be placed on the school lunch menu for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Northport K-8 Culinary Arts Students Shine

Northport K-8 Culinary Arts students participated in the 2nd Annual Culinary Cook Off. Students were asked to design and produce a dessert recipe using all food commodities from our food services or cafeteria. Northport students created a cake using 51% wheat flour and low sugar standards set by the USDA. Students left to right: Thia Tassy Christopher Rivas Philena Maharha Jada Thomas Danielle Speers Ruth Jeanty Also pictured are Culinary Instructor Rachel Savela along with Board Member Debbie Hawley and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild. We are so proud of our Northport K-8 Culinary Arts students!

Let’s Play Ball!

Emily Utts (Outstanding First Year Teacher for SLPS) is a winner on the field and in the classroom at Fort Pierce Central High. Emily threw the first pitch at Friday’s St. Lucie Mets game. Way to go! #StLucieProud     There’s more!  SLPS will be represented on the field at upcoming games.  Plan to attend and show your support! April 25 – Samantha Piscopo (Assistant Principal of the Year) April 26 – Sabrina Faniel (Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year) May 2 – Dorothy Hall (School-Related Employee of the Year) May 9 – Makeda Brome (Teacher of the Year) May … Read More

SLPS and LEGO EDUCATION

SLPS and LEGO Education partner to bring innovative and engaging programs of study to students. Pictured: SLPS Magnet Schools Program leaders Jane Whitaker and Korissa Diaz, LEGO Education’s Laylah Bulman, and Executive Director of the National STEM Ecosystem Project Gerald Soloman. #StLucieStrong #stemeducation

CAST Teacher Among Elite Group to Attend Geosciences Camp

FORT PIERCE, FL – Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie’s (CAST) eighth grade science teacher, Aaron Barnes, was selected to represent CAST at Texas A & M University’s G-Camp through their College of Geosciences. The acceptance into this program is an extreme honor as only 50 teachers in the United States are chosen for this opportunity. G-Camp is a 20-day field camp for teachers that provides first-hand experience with the principles of geology in the field. It helps develop new curriculum and virtual field trips for classrooms and makes learning outdoors fun and exciting. This field experience puts participants on an outcrop, … Read More

Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is Headed to World…

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.   When asked about the school’s team, Principal Kathleen Melrose said, “The students learn more than just engineering and performance arts, they learn to cooperate and work together. They learn to accept and build on … Read More

Summer of Success Youth Internships

Seeking motivated St. Lucie County youth to join our Summer of Success program!  Are you ready to work and learn valuable skills while getting paid? If so, submit your application today! For more information and to apply please visit: www.careersourcerc.com/youth/summer-of-success

Male Youth Summit

The inaugural Male Youth Summit at Performance Based Preparatory Academy was a collaboration between the Bethune-Cookman University’s Male Development Institute and the Omicron Tau (Treasure Coast) Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Male students in grades six through twelve attended this event and participated in breakout sessions covered topics such as: dressing for success, grades, mental health, and time management.    

Five Star School Award

The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in the following categories. Business partnerships Family Involvement Volunteerism Student Community Service School Advisory Councils Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above, or school improvement rating of “maintaining or improving” for the year of nomination. This year’s winners include: 1.          Allapattah Flats K-8 School … Read More

Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at FPWHS

A tremendous honor was recently bestowed on our very own Fort Pierce Westwood High School Principal Mr. Joseph Lezeau. Last week during the high school’s JROTC Awards Ceremony, an impressive number of cadets earned awards for high academic accomplishments and were recognized for their citizenship, leadership, and community service.  At the close of the ceremony, CSM Frederico Dottin presented Mr. Lezeau with the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. The Commander’s Award for Civilian Service is an honorary award presented by the United States Department of the Army to civilian employees for commendable service or achievement. The Commander’s Award for Civilian Service is comparable to … Read More

CAST Science Teacher Chosen for Summer G-Camp Through Texas A & M

Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie’s eighth grade science teacher, Aaron Barnes, was just selected to represent CAST at Texas A & M University’s G-Camp through their College of Geosciences. The acceptance into this program is an extreme honor as only 50 teachers in the United States are chosen for this exciting opportunity! G-Camp is a 20-day field camp for teachers that provides first-hand experience with the principles of geology in the field. It helps develop new curriculum and virtual field trips for classrooms and makes learning outdoors fun and exciting. This field experience puts participants on an outcrop, on … Read More

April STAR Awards

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. Appreciation for benevolence goes to a team at West Gate K-8 and Treasure Coast High: Kirstin Bowman Samantha Bowman Esther Guzman Elyse Kirkaldy It was over the winter holiday that a family experienced great need.  As part of the West Gate K-8 family, staff members had been taking close care of children by providing clean clothes and other necessity items for several months. Unfortunately, some unforeseen circumstances resulted in a temporary removal from … Read More

The Concetta Viggiano Parry Foundation Founds LPA Wrestling Team

A new partnership has been formed between Lincoln Park Academy and The Concetta Viggiano Parry Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Fort Pierce, focused on philanthropy, volunteerism, and grant-making.   This foundation has graciously offered to donate $10,000 toward establishing Lincoln Park Academy’s first-ever wrestling team!  The donation will help purchase the team’s initial uniforms and equipment for the students.  In addition, these funds will support the acquisition of safety equipment and assist with the logistical support related to participation in meets and competitions.  Dr. Paul Gavoni, a member of the foundation’s board of directors, presented the check to the SLC School … Read More

WLX-TV – The Education Channel

This week’s lineup features the annual All County Elementary Chorus Concert, the April School Board Meeting, and Community Connections hosted by Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock. Also, please don’t forget to cast your vote for the Referendum by April 23rd! For more information regarding the Referendum, please tune in to our Education Channel, or check out our YouTube and Facebook page.   While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over to Facebook and like/follow our page – WLX-TV. We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse.   Weekly … Read More

TCHS Treasure Coast Homeless Veteran Stand Down

On April 10, 2019 Career Source Research Center hosted the 4th Annual Treasure Coast Homeless Veteran Stand down. The Stand Down brings together government agencies, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and local businesses to connect homeless veterans with permanent and supportive housing, intensive case management, benefits eligibility screening, employment, legal assistance, and mental health services. Veterans are provided with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, hygiene kits, shoes and blankets. This year Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC unit participated in the event donating different items such as first-aid kits, food, and toiletries. The unit sent three cadets to distribute the … Read More