St. Lucie County was awarded a County Government Best Practices Award from the Florida Counties Foundation during the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference in Orange County last week. St. Lucie County received the award for Student Perks Coffee Cart program and was among seven counties honored during the FAC Celebration Dinner. In partnership with St. Lucie Public Schools, the Board of County Commissioners created a weekly coffee cart program, giving students the opportunity to run a coffee shop inside the County Administration Complex, offering real-world experience and providing much needed snacks and coffee to county employees. Last year,
The Oxbow Eco-Center will offer its premier Art of Puppetry Camp this summer for children ages 8 to 12, running July 29 through Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will explore the many kinds of puppets with the help of professional puppeteers from around the state. Both IBEX Puppetry and Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater will offer workshops on storytelling, the history of puppetry and puppet-making. Campers will build a variety of puppets, including giant dragonfly hand puppets, shadow puppets with moveable parts and sandhill crane marionettes. The camp also features lessons on the fundamentals of performing.
Through school and community partnerships, pathways to skilled trades and manufacturing are proving fruitful for all! #StLucieStrong #BuildAFuture
SLPS graduation ceremonies continue to rank as highlights on the WLX-TV Education Channel. Broadcast times for these memorable moments are: Friday (6/14): 9AM, 7PM Saturday (6/15): 12AM, 7AM, 12PM, 7PM Sunday (6/16): 12AM, 9AM, 1PM, 8PM Monday (6/17): 12AM, 11AM, 4PM, 9PM Tuesday (6/18): 8AM, 12PM, 1PM, 8PM Wednesday (6/19): 6AM, 12PM, 3PM, 9PM Thursday (6/20): 7AM, 12PM, 7PM, 10PM We are featuring several new shows this week! Make sure to watch Community Connections hosted by Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock, Que Pasa hosted by Linda Tapia, Legal Affairs hosted by Diamond Litty, and Live United hosted by Kenrick Thomas.
Village Green Environmental Studies students explain their roles in maintaining our permaculture garden to special guests including Port St. Lucie Mayor Oravec. The garden includes food-producing plants from around the world growing in a system that imitates nature and is free from pesticides and herbicides. The school has multiple ‘farm-to-table’ experiences for students throughout the school year.
St. Lucie County’s environmental education staff from the Oxbow Eco-Center worked with St. Lucie Public Schools high school teachers during a two-day workshop this June focused on water quality and environmental education. Thank you SLCTV!
Starting Monday, June 10, 2019, St. Lucie Public Schools moves to a Monday through Thursday work week. Access to District/Annex Offices and school sites will be 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM unless otherwise posted. Walk-in customer hours for the Human Resources Department, located at 501 NW University Blvd. in Port St. Lucie, are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday. For your convenience, a Human Resources directory is included below: Regular hours will resume the week of August 5, 2019.
Don’t let summer slide away! St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide FREE online resources to help all children continue learning throughout the summer. These resources are part of the “Summer Slide” program which includes engaging web-based resources for students in prekindergarten through grade 12. According to Director of Elementary Curriculum Kimberly Jay, “We have built a rich repository of any time, any place resources that are designed to help our students maintain their academic momentum.” She explained that during the summer, many students have a tendency to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous
The 2019 High School Graduation are on WLX-TV: The Education Channel as well as a new episode of UF/IFAS hosted by Ken Gioeli. Below is the playback schedule for the graduations: Friday: 9AM, 7PM Saturday: 12AM, 7AM, 12PM, 7PM Sunday: 12AM, 9AM, 1PM, 8PM Monday: 12AM, 11AM, 4PM, 9PM Tuesday: 8AM, 12PM, 1PM, 8PM Wednesday: 6AM, 12PM, 3PM, 9PM Thursday: 7AM, 12PM, 7PM, 10PM We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. You can also catch us on YouTube. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel, then head over
In an awards ceremony at Indian River State College, 44 8th/9th graders were awarded life-changing 4-year scholarships through the Take Stock In Children Program. The Program, funded through the IRSC Foundation in cooperation with generous supporters, is dedicated to helping at-risk youth. Front L-R: Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin G. Perry, Karla Castro, Jeremaih Diaz, Anderson Garcia Calero, Sophie Rosenstein, Mariana Valle-Nunez Back L-R: Tylania Brandon, Guadalupe Carrasco-Acosta, Eltaneia Francois, Darean Matheney, Nicholas Medili, Gabriela Muñiz, Director of Secondary Curriculum Megan Green
The school year may have ended, but learning is on-going. Our teachers and staff dive in as summer professional development opportunities are offered. Writing Plan Development SAT Training for Math and ELA Canvas Training for Elementary Medici for the Arts
Check out St. Lucie Public School’s line-up of stars who threw the first pitch at St. Lucie Mets games this season! We have an all-star team. Emily Utts (Outstanding First Year Teacher) Samantha Piscopo (Assistant Principal of the Year) Sabrina Faniel (Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year) Dorothy Hall (School-Related Employee of the Year) Makeda Brome (Teacher of the Year) Andrea Popwell (Principal of the Year)
Youth Leadership St. Lucie, under the Roundtable of St. Lucie, in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie’s F.R.R.I. (Forum on Race Relations & Inclusion) has organized a FREE event primarily for teens entitled “A.N.D.?” which stands for ”Acceptance Not Discrimination.” Please see the flyer for more information. Anyone interested may also go directly to www.a-n-d.eventbrite.com to register and learn more about the event.
WEST Prep Academy students and cadets visited NASA and its STEM program. They experienced the difficulties of programing and coding a robot in order to have a robot operate on the Moon and on Mars. The event was managed by the JROTC cadets who did a remarkable job with managing time and resources. It was great to hear all the positive comments from NASA and the transportation driver about student participants being one of the best behaved and motivated groups they’ve had.
Mark your calendars now for the Back To School Non-profit Expo on Thursday, August 1, from 11 am to 2 pm. Grace Way Village is one of many non-profits looking forward to supporting teachers in their efforts to care for our community’s children! There are many non-profit organizations in the area that can help with the needs of your students.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The District and the CTA/CU Negotiations Teams met to begin salary negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement for the utilization of referendum funds earmarked for teacher salaries. In this tentative agreement, the Board and St. Lucie CTA/CU agree to a four-year provision for all eligible teachers (including new hires) to receive a Referendum Recruitment and Retention Annual Supplement in the following amounts beginning with the 2019-2020 school year: Beginning teachers = $1,000 1- 5 years eligible experience = $2,000 6-9 years eligible experience = $5,000 10 years + eligible experience = $7,800 This supplement
This year’s SLPS Class of 2019 is nearly 3,000 strong, and there is a lot to be proud of. Students earned scholarships totaling $25,801,907, 186 students earned their AA Degrees while in high school, and the District assigned 75 “A Promise Is A Promise” contracts to students planning to seek careers as educators.
SLPS is looking for innovative teachers for the 2019-2020 School Year at our magnet schools: The WEST Prep, Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie, and Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies. Find out more here: http://www.stlucieschools.org/ #STLUCIEPROUD
The St. Lucie Mets will provide two special nights for students and teachers! All K-12 students get in free on June 5th. *Students will report to the ticket window and share the name of the school they attend. All Teachers get in free on June 6th. *Teachers will report to the ticket window and show their teacher ID.
On May 23 and 24, 2019, 13 Creative Arts Academy musical theatre students presented the musical comedy “Dear Edwina Jr” in the historic CAST auditorium. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, the musical follows the story of Edwina Spoonapple who seeks to impress a talent agent in order to feel success comparable to the success of her siblings. Performed with spectacular lights and sound, the show was applauded by both adults and students alike.