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 … Read More

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.

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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.

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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 or with any questions.

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!

New Programs on WLX-TV

Join us in celebrating the start of another school year as we visited the various Tunnels of Hope that took place in our district. Community members participated to give students a cheerful and exciting welcome back and lots of encouragement for the year to come! In addition, we have a new episode of Que Pasa, hosted by Linda Tapia. This week’s discussion is on the mobility of the migratory lifestyle following the crops on the Eastern Stream and the impact on the lives of migrant children and their families in St. Lucie County.   We are on Comcast Channel 13 (Fort Pierce), … Read More

Day of Caring

United Way of St. Lucie County will be hosting its annual Day of Caring on October 12th. Last year over 400 volunteers completed 16 projects! United Way is currently recruiting volunteers. This year, registration will be online. There are two (2) different registration options: individual and team. Registration link can be found at: Volunteer (individual and team) submissions are due by September 30th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: Jessica Parrish, Director of Collaborative Impact 772.464.5300 

Northport Promotes Growth Mindset!

Mrs. Madorma and Mrs. Cameron’s 5th grade class have been working on Growth Mindset this week. Positive and healthy thinking will be a year long project that the teachers hope to build into a lifetime habit. Great job!

Outboard Marine Program Off to a Great Start

St. Lucie West Centennial’s Outboard Marine Technology program is off to a great start! Students are learning about general lab safety, identifying tools needed for their work and measuring electricity and temperature. The students are actively engaged and excited about the authentic learning that will take place this year.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

This Friday, the Mets and the Chamber of Commerce invite you to enjoy a fun-filled evening at First Data Field. Enjoy interacting with local organizations and merchants at the vendor expo, cheering with baseball fans, and being wowed by fireworks. (See flyer for details.)

Northport Students Reading For Pleasure!

Third graders from Mrs. Kemp and Miss Schrader’s class visited the Media Center recently. Students selected two or three free books donated by a parent and then selected a library book. Students learned how to use the library and follow the library norms. It was a GREAT visit. 67% of all children from ages 6-17 get their pleasure reading books from the school library. We are reading for PLEASURE this year. BIG TIME! Students from across the school are scheduled to visit the center to choose books that they can challenge themselves with by reading for the sheer joy of … Read More

Education Foundation of St. Lucie County

Thom Jones, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County, provided an end-of-year update to the School Board. The St. Lucie County Education Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to support the teachers and students of the St. Lucie County School District through programs not funded by tax revenue.

August STAR Awards

Martha Taylor – Job Coach SLPS Martha was nominated for her work with Student Perks, a coffee cart that is at the SLC Board of County Commissioners Building as well as at the Port St. Lucie City Hall Building. She has worked tirelessly to provide this wonderful opportunity for the students to learn job skills.  Taylor has worked closely with the schools, students, county administrators and commissioners to make this enterprise happen.  She continues to look for new opportunities for the students to gain the experience they need to be gainfully employed once they graduate from high school. Desiraee Thomas … Read More

Partnership with School Board Celebrated

Pete Tesch and Jill Marasa from Economic Development Council (EDC), Rich Kolleda from Workforce Readiness Taskforce (WRT), and Brian Bauer from CareerSource Research Coast thanked the School Board for supporting this summer’s Boot Camps and acknowledged the positive partnership that they have with SLPS. Ready to Work Boot Camps were established at the request of manufacturers and trades seeking employees. The WRT was started in 2015 as a result of the EDC’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan to explore workforce readiness and education improvements that has grown to 30 plus regional stakeholders.

St. Lucie Public Schools Teachers Recognized as Microsoft Innovator Educator Experts for 2019-2020

St. Lucie County, FL – Laurie Boyer and Julia Hilburn, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) teachers, have been selected as Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE) Experts for 2019-2020.  Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild explained that her team was delighted to learn of the recognition.  “Laurie and Julia are the digital trendsetters in our district. It’s no surprise that Microsoft is recognizing their ability to effectively use technology to enhance the learning environment in classrooms across our schools.” According to Microsoft, Boyer and Hilburn were selected for this prestigious recognition because they are “self-driven, passionate about their work, have a true … Read More

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Free General Knowledge Tutoring

Our General Knowledge tutors have experience in both content and test-taking strategies. Sessions are offered throughout the year at convenient times. Online Registration in Eventbrite. Contact Sally VanDereedt in Talent Development for registration details.

All Children Are Capable of Success – No Exceptions!

Kids at Hope embodies the ideal that All Children Are Capable of Success — No Exceptions! As a Kids at Hope Community, schools throughout the county have the support of numerous community groups and organizations to welcome students back to school with a Tunnel of Hope. The tunnel symbolizes the affirmation and inspiration for students’ success in school.

Community Support

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. supported Dan McCarty Middle School staff during pre-school week and have adopted the Eagles for the 2019-2020 school year. Community support is beneficial to the overall success of students, teachers, and the community.

Northport K-8 School Opens With a Flourish!

What a smooth opening day at Northport K-8 School. The teachers greeted their new students and parents with smiles, hugs, and high fives. Many thanks to community partners for coming to Northport to welcome parents and families. Their support is vital for a successful school year. Thanks to Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 566; 1 PSL Baptist Church; First United Methodist Church; Assistant PSLPD Police Chief, Richard Del Toro; and our partners at Step Up America for being those first welcoming faces at our school.

Substitute Positions Available

Are you interested in becoming a substitute for St. Lucie Public Schools?  We’re hiring now. Get Paid Up to $100 Per Day. #SLPSSubs #stlucieproud Simply click the link below to begin the application process: