Fort Pierce Central High School student Valerie Collins won 4th place for poetry in the National Beta Club competition in Oklahoma!
Valerie was joined by thousands of other students at the 2019 National Convention for Beta Clubs around the world. This convention offers a unique experience for Beta members to gather and collaborate on project ideas as well as share academic and leadership abilities with peers from around the globe.
St. Lucie Public Schools students started their summer learning as they took part in the Oxbow Eco-Center’s “Wildlife Biology Bootcamp.” Students had the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a real scientist by joining in field studies alongside local biologists. Students experienced what science looks like out in nature as they explored the wildlife awaiting them in the preserve. The Oxbow Eco-Center is hosting weekly bootcamps throughout the summer ranging from Ecosystem Exploration to the Art of Puppetry.
St. Lucie Public Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. At open sites, all children, 18 years old and younger, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.
In accordance with Federal law,
and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from
discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or
disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director,
Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have
speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)
877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
feeding sites located on school campuses provide meals to all children in the
immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.
Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at these sites:
(Please note that times may vary slightly at individual sites.)
Additional sites include Boys and Girls Clubs locations throughout the county.
Students from Morningside Elementary traveled to Washington, DC for the NEED Youth Awards conference and were awarded the 2019 Elementary School of the Year at the State level and a 2019 National Finalist Award. Their project was focused on the theme of Kids Teaching Kids About Energy. While at the conference, the students enjoyed meeting students from other states, touring DC, and cruising down the Potomac River.
The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. To learn more, visit https://www.need.org/
Opportunities abound in St. Lucie Public Schools, named one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The Child Nutrition Services Department will host a hiring event on July 10 at Fort Pierce Central High School.