2020 Graduation Information Schedule June 25, 2020 Mosaic Digital Academy, 8:00 A.M. (Ft. Pierce Central High School Courtyard) June 30, 2020 Lincoln Park Academy, 8:00 A.M. St. Lucie West Centennial HS, 11:30 A.M. July 1, 2020 Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy, 8:00 A.M. Treasure Coast High School, 11:30 A.M. July 2, 2020 Port St. Lucie High School, 8:00 A.M. Ft. Pierce Central High School, 11:30 A.M. Location Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, Fl 34982 Guidelines Each graduate will receive two tickets for the ceremony and should arrive in one car with their guests. All guests, including children and babies,
Recently Jane Whitaker, Magnet School Coordinator and Laurie Boyer, Magnet School Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, had the opportunity to present a webinar, Getting Started with Esports in partnership with Full Sail University at the Teacher Outreach Webinar. The session focused their work on getting the Esports Program at Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy up and running. The webinar was a global platform and they had the opportunity to share their journey with educators from Virginia, North Carolina, Canada and India. Esports Lab in the West Prep Learning Commons
The district’s video submission of CTE: Building Futures with Phoenix Metals has been recognized as an Award of Distinction winner. The video was shot and edited by Steve Devlin, Multimedia Graphic Artist, from the Media Services Department. The video explores the partnership the District has with Phoenix Metals, a company in St. Lucie County. Students can join the apprentice program at Phoenix Metals directly from participation in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Boot Camp or other CTE programs. Highly skilled workers are needed in a variety of fields and this partnership allows for on the job training for SLPS
SLPS has parked buses at the following locations. The buses are serving as “Wi-Fi Hotspots” so that students can engage in Summer Academic Distance Learning Programs. District issued laptops will connect automatically when in range. Cell phones can connect to “SLPS-BYOD” network.
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use the 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show
Alexia Morgan and Hannah Raymond from Palm Pointe K8 School had the opportunity to share their project at the Project Citizen State Finals recently. Their project, “Water” We Waiting For? researched drowning deaths of younger children and found that Florida leads the nation in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 years old. The class set out to research and propose public policy to save lives and reduce these statistics. The civics class submitted a digital entry this year due to the remote instruction and competition requirements. Thank you to civics teacher Jennifer Wright for leading students through this worthwhile project!
Students who have a district-issued laptop for summer academic programs and who are in need of repair can visit St. Lucie Elementary School from 9:00am-11:00am or Northport K8 from 1:30-3:00pm on Monday and Wednesday this week.
William Ortiz graduated in 2019 with a BA in History and International Affairs from Florida State University. He has just been nominated as an alternate for a Fulbright Teaching Assistant position in Columbia. In the summer of 2019, William was accepted into the Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment program as a 2019 “Rangel Scholar.” The Rangel Program is a joint program between the US Department of State and Howard University. The goal of the program is to enrich undergraduate students and recent graduates with knowledge of the inner workings of the State Department and potential career paths. William says: “We
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the faculty and staff of Southern Oaks Middle School disseminated a total of 130 bags and boxes of groceries to families of the school and community. This was completed while passing out 8th grade promotion certificates, collecting laptops for the year and collection/pick-up of band instruments. About two weeks prior, faculty and staff were asked to consider bringing in non-perishable items to give to families to assist with financial setbacks. Immediately, teachers and staff started organizing via TEAMS communications. In addition to people jumping in and offering to help, the first bit of great news
Palm Pointe K8 has placed 1st in the Florida Breakfast Challenge! Their efforts to increase school breakfast participation was successful and ensures students have access to the nutrition needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond. To recognize their win, No Kid Hungry Florida will provide the school with $1,000. Now more than ever we are able to see the vital role school meals play in the health and well-being of students. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Dairy Council of Florida, and No Kid Hungry Florida appreciates everything Palm Pointe is doing to help improve the
On Wednesday, May 20th, 3 FFA members from the Allapattah Flats FFA Chapter competed in the Virtual Vegetable Evaluation contest. These students had to identify vegetables, insects, and weeds from pictures they were given on the exam. The team placed 3rd in the state and Elizabeth Rufo placed high individual for the contest. These students worked very hard and we are beyond proud of them. The team consisted of Elizabeth Rufo, Laurence Blankenbaker, and Jaden Pizzarro. On Thursday, May 21st, 4 FFA Members from the Allapattah Flats FFA Chapter competed in the Virtual Meat Evaluation contest. The team placed 8th
St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Department will continue to serve free meals at the following school sites to children in St. Lucie County from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The multi-day meal packages include breakfast and lunch. On Tuesdays, the meal packages contain 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. On Thursdays, the meal package contains 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. North County C.A. Moore, 827 N 29th Street, Ft. Pierce, Fl 34947 Forest Grove Middle School, 3201 S. 25th Street, Ft. Pierce, Fl 34981 Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy,
CAST Members held a Drive-Thru 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. Students were welcomed by staff members. Dr. Reid presented promotion certificates and Assistant Principal Mrs. Gavoni gave students a CAST cup filled with treats and CAST memorabilia. Dr. Reid shared, “We are truly lucky to have such an outstanding group of young ladies and gentlemen in the CAST class of 2020, we truly miss them here on campus, but we know they will come a visit when the time is right. It was great to see them in person if only for a few minutes.”
The fine arts department at the Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie worked together to create the “Thank You Project” with their students soon after on-line learning began. All of our fine arts teachers had class discussions with their students identifying essential workers and what each of them has done for us during these challenging times. Our students wanted to thank our community using their talents in the arts. Our media arts teacher, Ms. Feldman, was able to take all of the videos and artwork submitted to make a video that truly shows our gratitude and love for our community.
Amanda MacKenzie’s 5th and 7th grade art students completed a “Laundry Art” activity. The students were asked to use articles of clothing to create images.
Congratulations to our 8th grade students transitioning to high school! West Gate celebrated this occasion with a drive-thru ceremony.
Join the St. Lucie County Summer Reading Adventure! The program runs June 6 through August 8, 2020. Track your summer reading online and earn virtual badges. Complete the challenge, download your special certificate and you are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. Grand Prizes Pre-K: Pete the Cat doll and book collection K-5: Kindle Fire Teen: $25 Gift Card Click here for more information Summer Reading 2020 sign up
West Gate K-8 Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Harris, surprised several of her former kinder students during their drive-through high school ceremonies by not only being there to celebrate their achievements, but also to personally hand deliver their diplomas.
West Gate K-8 teachers organized and distributed student items left at school before the closing. Following CDC and district guidelines, teachers practiced social distancing, wore protective masks, and shared some emotional good-byes as parents and students gathered their belongings.
Allapattah Flats K-8 Agriculture Program and FFA Chapter are new to the district and have worked hard to make a name for themselves this first year. Below are two big accomplishments the FFA Chapter made this year during the midst of Covid-19. The following contests were coached by the Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor Kristen Newell. On Wednesday, May 20th, three FFA members from the Allapattah Flats FFA Chapter competed in the Virtual Vegetable Evaluation contest. These students had to identify vegetables, insects, and weeds from pictures they were given on the exam. The team placed 3rd in the state