First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Theme and Student Contests

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Theme and Student Contests

Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the theme and student contests for 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating Public Service” to recognize and pay tribute to Hispanic leaders who play prominent roles in public service throughout Florida.

“Governor DeSantis and I are excited to join Floridians across the state in honoring some of our greatest Hispanic leaders and public servants,” said First Lady DeSantis. “Florida is particularly rich in Hispanic history and culture. In celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we welcome the opportunity to celebrate the great accomplishments of our Hispanic neighbors and Americans of Hispanic descent for their noteworthy contributions to the Sunshine State.”

First Lady DeSantis invited students to participate in academic and creative contests based on this year’s theme. Students in grades K-3 are invited to participate in an art contest while students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate in an essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators of all student grades for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

About the Student Art Contest 
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year’s theme. Two winners will be selected.

About the Student Essay Contest
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). Each winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

About the Excellence in Education Award 
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8) and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines 
Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com.

Volunteer Florida
Hispanic Heritage Month Committee
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

All entries must be received by 5 pm (ET) on Friday, September 13, 2019.

TCBA Partnership

TCBA Partnership

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) continue to grow the pipeline for students in the Skilled Trade fields. Members of TCBA met with teachers and school administrators at Port St. Lucie High School to plan for the school year.

Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Tech Tuesdays for Teachers

Learn how to enhance classroom instruction by attending online learning Technology Tuesday sessions via Microsoft Teams. It’s a great opportunity to learn a variety of Microsoft applications without leaving the comfort of your desk or home. Register today in Frontline as seats are limited.

Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas

Growing with Canvas registration opens in Frontline on September 3rd, and the course starts in Canvas on September 16th.  This is a great opportunity for teachers to learn the best strategies for utilizing Canvas in the classroom. Contact Jessica.Gutierrez@stlucieschools.org or Julia.Hilburn@stlucieschools.org with any questions.

A Real Hit!

A Real Hit!

St. Lucie Public Schools extends a warm thank you to the St. Lucie Mets and the Chamber of Commerce for providing a free night at the ball park for students and staff!

The Garber Buick GMC Family
Family Fun at The Ball Park
St. Lucie Mets at First Data Field
An Evening at the Ball Park with Family and Friends