Shining STARS

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 who exemplify its core values.  The St. Lucie School Board was very pleased to present the following employees with STAR Awards at this month’s School Board Meeting. Jennifer Glidden – Bayshore Elementary School Pam Hayes – Transportation Tabetha Jackson – Transportation Tara Nettles – Windmill Point Elementary School Yanet Pla – Student Assignment Fresnel Sanon – Student Assignment  

Team St. Lucie Finishes 5th In State

Earlier this year, St. Lucie Public Schools hosted the local version of the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge.  Here, 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 at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place in April at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where the St. Lucie Team advanced to the Division 2 Finals and ended up finishing 5th in the state! Congratulations, Team St. Lucie! Callie Zheng – LPA Madeline Sosa – LPA Alan Senkus … Read More

Project Citizen Teams Represent SLPS at State

St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community; they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in the Project Citizen Showcase. As seventh grade students work to identify a problem in their community, research public policy, contemplate solutions to the problem, and create an action plan, they enjoy an outstanding opportunity to work collaboratively and learn about government through a new lens.  It gives them great perspective on how they can be contributing members of society and change-makers. Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations speak … Read More

History Day Projects

In February, over two hundred finalists presented their History Day projects to judges. The first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Day Fair advanced to the state contest in Tallahassee.  SLPS congratulates these students and commends them on representing the District in this event. Nicole Coons –FGM Savannah Manning – FGM Eric Pressley – FPC Samuel Hall – FPC Annarose Hilhorst – LPA Sophie Rosenstein – LPA Laci Ford – NPK8 Brooke Hundley – NPK8 Olivia Donnelly – PPE Diego Markle Velez – PPE Evelyn Hiller – PPE Jasmine Chuong – PPE Ariana Rosado … Read More

Science Fair Recognition

The 31st Annual local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair was host to over 240 middle and high school student projects. In the wide array of quality projects submitted, judges identified the top projects in each category based on rigorous rubrics accessing content and process. From this academic competition, students’ projects were selected to move on to the state level.  State and International winners were recognized at the May School Board Meeting. Junior Division Robert Sansone – WGK8 Annarose Hilhorst – LPA Jonathan Thomas -MOS Madison Adkins – LPA Like Retutal – LPA Ashwin Dhar – PPE Senior Division … Read More

Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners

Dr. Kevin G. Perry congratulated Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest winners and thanked the academic competition’s sponsor, Mr. Brian Garcia from Remnant Construction.  Together, they presented students with their 2019 essay awards. Congratulations to: HIGH SCHOOL 1st place – Heather Lorec (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School) 2nd place – Alexus Camesi (WEST Prep Magnet/Ft. Pierce Westwood High School) 3rd place – Thalia Reynoso (Performance Based Preparatory Academy) MIDDLE SCHOOL 1st place – Dominique Thomas (Palm Pointe Educational Research School) 2nd place – Ellora Pierre (Dan McCarty Middle School) 3rd place – Nathan Kline (West Gate K-8) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL … Read More

Summer Reading Program

St. Lucie County Public Libraries have a summer of exciting suggestions for summer reading fun! Introducing app-based tracking with Beanstack! Use your phone or tablet to time your reading, track your monthly minutes and pages, find challenges and more!  Click here to find out more! Three age groups! Loads of incentives and prizes!  Read with Me! – Infant to Pre-K Complete 12 activities with your child to meet the challenge and automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing. Grades K through 5 Complete 12 hours of reading to score 2 free admissions to a St. Lucie Mets game or one … Read More

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.   According to SLPS Student Assignment Director Michelle Jerger, “We understand that selecting a school for a child is a very important decision. Access to online enrollment provides our parents and guardians with more flexibility in the process.  All they need to do is visit our online enrollment site (https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/departments/student-assignment/) … Read More

Volunteers Honored

The Outstanding School Volunteer Award is presented annually to school volunteers who have shown exemplary dedication and commitment to quality education in Florida. The Outstanding School Volunteer award recognizes a youth/student, adult and a senior volunteer.  St. Lucie Public Schools is appreciative of the many volunteers who support schools and is especially pleased to honor this year’s representatives: ADULT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Patricia Orlandi (Northport K-8) SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Timothy Reardon (Parkway Elementary) YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Terry Gardner (Rivers Edge Elementary)

Art In The Capitol

As part of an annual appreciation of the Arts in education, students share various selections of art in hopes of their piece being selected and placed on display the State Capitol.  This year’s Art in the Capitol selection honors the artistic abilities of Oak Hammock eighth grader Amber Hobbs. Representative Delores Hogan Johnson was present at the May School Board Meeting to recognize Amber and celebrate her work.

Outboard Marine Technology Program At SLWCHS

St. Lucie Public Schools recently highlighted a new Outboard Marine Technology Program at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Nearly 100 freshmen at the school were introduced to the program which launches in August 2019. Dana Caputo and Keron Belgraves of the Career and Technical Education department spoke about the practical elements of the course. On display were a boat and trailer, pneumatic and battery operated tools, electrical tester and snap electrical circuit trainers. Jill Marasa of the Economic Development Council and Justin Beard of Derecktor Shipyards added to the sense of excitement when they spoke of the job opportunities … Read More

Migrant Education End-of-Year Parent Meeting

The end-of-year parent meeting for the District’s Migrant Education Program was a wonderful collaboration of people and organizations. Elks Lodge #1520 donated 30 crock pots and surprised migrant students and parents with crock pots and groceries to take home. Parents also enjoyed learning about a variety of topics including: Parent Skyward Training (Facilitators: Jim Dunn and Pedro Balderas, ITS) Online 2019-20 School Registration (Facilitator: Angie Moreno, Student Assignment) ESE Services (Facilitator: Angie Moore, ESE) Farmworker Career Program (Facilitator: Betty Guerrero, IRSC) Health Services for Migrants (Facilitator: Eva Garcia, Florida Community Health Centers)

Young Authors Celebration

On May 18th, the Treasure Coast Literacy Association hosted its annual Young Authors Celebration at Oak Hammock K-8 School. Parents accompanied their young authors to this festive celebration of literary successes.    .

Northport “Faith In Literacy” Summer Reading Program Underway

This year, the third annual Northport Faith In Literacy Summer Reading Program is off to a great start. The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie congregation collected 3,600 new and gently used books to provide students with enough books to start a stack of summer reading books in their homes. Students learned about the importance of summer reading and not letting their skills in reading slide back. They enjoyed selecting ten books each. Some selected books to read to their younger brothers and sisters. They also learned where to locate additional books over the summer at no cost … Read More

Northport and GiveBack2Kids Partner for Success!

Northport partners, Giveback2kids Inc., along with parents and families delighted in the awesome goodness of many kids during a recent celebration of children ❤. Northport’s partnership with David Gornitzky and James Monds offers proof in the pudding that we can steer children in the right direction and help them navigate a great course for their futures. Northport and Parkway Elementary came together to showcase the Arts…and WOW! We saw some showstoppers. We listened to a highly motivating talk by Rich Williams and the students were rewarded with a fabulous dinner catered by DaVinci’s restaurant. We are just so proud to … Read More

TCHS Leads the Way at TCBS

International Business Students from Treasure Coast High School attended the 11th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) — the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience for International Business Academy students to meet business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships for internships, volunteer opportunities, and connections with local sponsors.  

Congressman Brian Mast Visits TCHS AFJROTC

Congressman Brian Mast took time out his busy schedule on April 23rd to meet with the AFJROTC cadets of Treasure Coast High School.  Addressing them for an hour in the school’s auditorium, he spoke passionately about keys to success in life after high school, sharing his own personal life experiences to both educate and inspire the cadets towards reaching their goals.  Additionally, he addressed civic responsibility and patriotism.  It was a huge honor for the cadets to have an audience with their congressman and be allowed to ask him a lot of questions.