St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

 

 

 

For Immediate Release                                                                     

November 15, 2019

Contact: Lydia Martin

Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org

Phone: 772-429-5544

 

 

St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant in the amount of $2.82 million over five years from the Florida Department of Education. This grant award follows other recently obtained, large grants.  This time, the grant award will fund a five-year afterschool program and summer academic tutorial, as well as lessons in social emotional learning for students at four district schools.

 

Chester A. Moore Elementary, Forest Grove Middle School, Lawnwood Elementary and White City Elementary are all included in the grant.  Prior to applying for the grant, each of the four schools identified unique academic needs and developed plans for targeted instructional support using rigorous curricular resources.  The program is free for participating families.  The program at the four sites will begin on January 6, 2020.  During the school year, the program will be held for two hours at the end of the regular school day.  In the summer, the program will follow the District’s summer school schedule.

 

Chief Academic Officer Helen Wild stated, “We are excited to be able to extend the quality learning opportunities for students at these schools, both afterschool and throughout the summer.”  Participating students will engage in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) activities along with skills specific lessons in reading.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent.  As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

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Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Assisting Advisory Board

Fort Pierce Westwood Veterinary Assisting Advisory Board

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, the W.E.S.T. Prep Magnet’s Brittany Shoun along with Westwood Administration and District CTE Program Specialists met with local veterinarians and veterinary technicians to plan hands-on labs for the Westwood Vet Assisting students.  The Veterinary Assisting facility is revamping the surgical suite and laboratory areas. Pictured from left is Assistant Principal Leslie Taylor, Veterinary Assisting Instructor Brittany Shoun, Dr Cindy  Wasserman, Jessica Hawkins, Dr.

Brett Adams, Principal Joe Lezeau and Meri Hall.  Not pictured is Tessa Wines, Lei’Nitia Robinson and Dana Caputo.

Rockets Soar at the State BETA Convention!

Rockets Soar at the State BETA Convention!

Palm Pointe 4th – 8th grade BETA members soared, at the 2019 BETA Florida Junior Convention! So many memories were made, as these students represented our school with poise, determination and creativity. Our very own Laney Keys, Vice President of the Junior Beta for the State of Florida, commanded the stage several times and our students were recognized for 18 awards in the various categories! The students loved the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to service, leadership, character, and academic achievement. We are so proud of our BETA Rockets!

 

Beta is an organization that promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.  Beta recognizes and honors students for having high academic achievement.  It develops character by preparing young people for life and empowers them to be successful as well as develops the leaders of tomorrow.  There is an emphasis on service as the Beta motto is Let Us Lead by Serving Others.

 

Below is the list of students that placed in both the Junior and Elementary Categories

Junior

Vice President of the Junior Beta for the State of Florida

Laney Keys

Apparel Design – 3rd place

Gavin Lunsford

Sebastian Rebelo

Ava Borgella

Alyx Hanley

Saya Joseph

Josslynn Withrow

Sculpture – 3rd place

Gavin Lunsford

Language Arts 8th grade – 2nd place

Ashwin Dhar

Math 6th grade – 1st place

Benjamin Arisi

Math 8th grade – 2nd place

Nico Tovar

Drawing – 2nd place

Nico Tovar

Science 6th grade -2nd place

Alyx Hanley

Robotics – 3rd place

Avis Khatiwada

Nico Tovar

Josslyn Withrow

Ahswin Dhar

Ava Borgella

Saya Joseph

Kirsten Bremekamp

Marketing & Communication  – 3rd place

Ava Borgella

Gabby Albritton

Saya Joseph

Jocelyn Hatfield

Gavin Lunsford

Service Learning Showcase – 3rd place

Isabella Perez

Gabby Thomas

Gabby Albritton

Club Trading Pin – 1st place

Josselyn Withrow

Benjamin Arisi

Saya Joseph

Portfolio – 1st place

Gabby Thomas

Isabella Perez

Natalie Rubel

Sebastian Rebelo

 

Elementary

Robotics – 2nd place

Jeremiah Henderson

Malachi Henderson

Fateen Bouchfaa

Austin Borgella

Engineering – 1st place

Austin Borgella

Meredith Prince

Tessa Scadlock

Alize Thompson

Apparel Design – 2nd place

Tessa Scadlock

Alize Thompson

Jeremiah Henderson

Malachi Henderson

Language Arts 4th grade – 1st place

Kailey Rowell

Sculpture – 1st place

Tessa Scadlock

Speech – 1st place

Alize Thompson

 

 

Peace Poster Winners from Lincoln Park Academy

Peace Poster Winners from Lincoln Park Academy

Ms. Duran’s middle school students from Lincoln Park Academy participated in the Lion’s International Peace Poster Contest. The winners were selected by the Lion’s Club of Fort Pierce. First place was awarded to Zareef Mohammed (7th).  Second place was awarded to Zoey Thomaselli (8th).  Third place was awarded to Zoya Mukhamedov (8th).  Kaliyana Limear (8th) was selected as Honorable Mention.  Zareef Mohammed’s poster will advance to represent Lincoln Park Academy in the International Peace Poster Contest.

The Fort Pierce Lion’s Club generously sponsors Lincoln Park Academy’s participation in this contest annually by providing large drawing pads of paper, prizes, ribbons, and certificates.  The first, second, and third place students will be invited to attend an awards dinner hosted by the Fort Pierce Lion’s Club. We are very proud of all the students who participated and created beautiful artwork to represent our united journey of peace.