SLWK8 First Graders Learn all about Voting

Last week, St. Lucie West K-8 School’s awesome First Grade Team finished up their three-week Voting Unit! Through cross-collaboration, students virtually and in-person were able to learn about and participate in a real-life election for “Best Virtual Teacher” between Miss Merhi and Mrs. Genus. Students participated in campaign videos, a live debate, voter registration, and much more! On their election day, October 30th, each in-person class set up ballot boxes for students to cast their votes and they received “I Voted” stickers as well. The winner will be revealed this week and we’re sure this will be a race they … Read More

Lincoln Park Academy’s Giselle Cisneros Chosen to Participate in Florida All State Orchestra

Lincoln Park Academy is pleased to announce that Giselle Arana Cisneros, a 7th-grade orchestra student, has been chosen to participate in the Florida Orchestra Association All State Orchestra on violin. She completed the audition virtually in October. Ms. Laura Hopkins is her orchestra director at LPA, and is very proud of her accomplishments. Giselle has loved music since she young. She started taking violin classes as part of her school Morningside Academy curriculum. When she was in 2nd grade Dr. John Enyart invited her to be part of FACCS Junior Fine Arts Festival Competition and was awarded first place. She … Read More

#DiversityandInclusion at Oak Hammock K-8

Oak Hammock K-8 seventh-grade students (Owls), under the direction of Ms. Garcia, created a bulletin board for the month of November, using the Social-Emotional Learning theme of Diversity and Inclusion. The students were asked to create a display of what diversity and inclusion meant to them. Each student created a unique fingerprint pattern to express their uniqueness and individuality. Throughout the month, the students are learning that being accepting of diversity teaches them how to respect and celebrate people’s differences and that they are all more alike than they are different.

Culinary Arts Teachers Host Virtual Field Trip to the Cake Lady

Chef Chris Gedke, Culinary Arts Instructor at St Lucie West Centennial High hosted a virtual Field Trip to visit the Cake Lady in Fort Pierce!  Chef Staci Dunn is the Cake Lady who has been a Culinary Advisory Board member involved with the high school culinary programs for more than eight years!  Stacie discussed Covid19 changes to her business, answered many student questions, conducted a hands-on tour, and provided a cookies n cream layer-cake demonstration.  Wow, a great virtual field trip.  Students from culinary classrooms across St Lucie participate LIVE and recorded.  Level up CTE!  https://www.thecakeladybakes.com/  #cakelady772       … Read More

Vocabulary Parade at Lakewood Park Elementary

Lakewood Park Elementary students and staff showcased vocabulary words in our Vocabulary Parade during Spirit Week. Students were able to create posters and/or costumes representing a word they learned during the first nine weeks. An abundance of creativity was on display as students shared their costumes on stage during lunchtime in the cafeteria. This was a fun opportunity for students to share new learning.

PSLHS Raider Meet

On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion’s Raider Team hosted a Raider competition at Port Saint Lucie High School. Our mixed team, male team, and female team competed in each of five events: Relay Race, Fitness Challenge, Rope Bridge, Tire Flip, and a mile of Cross-Country Rescue. Each of our teams snatched a well-earned victory in every event, and every cadet at the meet showed good sportsmanship, including cadets from other schools that participated. This meet could not have been possible without our booster parents and our support cadets who provided food, helped run the events and made … Read More

WEST Prep Class of 2021

Despite the pandemic, the WEST Prep class of 2021 took a class picture. While maintaining safe social distancing, Brick and Mortar and MySchool students were able to connect and capture a memory for their senior year.  It is more important, now more than ever, to promote social connections.

Village Green is United Against Bullying

Students at Village Green took part in Anti Bullying Week by promoting positive anti-bullying messages with a poster contest and participating in a wide range of anti-bullying programs coordinated by school counselor, Nicole Jakubiak. Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Winners each received a $5 Gift Card and a VGESS Spirit Shirt MySchool Virtual Students: Grades 3-5: Jubilee Borges- Mrs. Thrasher’s Class Grades K-2: Norah Vaughn- Mrs. Aushnemer’s Class Traditional: Kindergarten: Morgan Umbaugh- Mrs. Ankiel’s Class 1st Grade: Naomi Harden- Mrs. Millard’s Class 2nd: Elise Neff – Mrs. Price’s Class 3rd: Genesis Neston – Mrs. Johnson’s Class 4th. Alease Hall – Mrs. Pelayo’s … Read More

SLWK8 Announces Teachers and Staff of the Year

A BIG congratulations goes out to St. Lucie West K-8 School’s  2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Mr. Robert Suggs; Outstanding First Year Teacher, Ms. Kathryn Cisneros; Distinguished Minority Educator, Mrs. Kimberli Harrington; and School Related Employee of the Year Mr. Armando “Tito” Marcano! We are so proud of each of you and excited that you will represent Shark Nation at SLPS’s annual Night of the Stars! Our Shark Nominees are representatives of  our outstanding professional and support staff. These individuals foster and ensure great learning opportunities for our students.  SLWK8 is a great place with a  JAWSOME faculty and a … Read More

SLWK8 Baby Sharks Show their Vocabulary Knowledge!

This year’s St. Lucie West K-8 School’s Vocabulary Parade was better than ever! Each student was given a word from the academic vocabulary list and created a Frayer Model in the classroom in which they were able to define and use the word in a sentence correctly. Then, each student taught their classmates all about the word! On Friday, October 30th, each student wore a creative costume that depicted each word turning our  Parent Pickup area into a “Living Dictionary.” AWESOME JOB SHARKS! (Kindergarten Teachers from L to R: Mrs. Vargas, Ms. White, Mrs. Yancy, Ms. Cisneros, Mrs. Richardson, and … Read More

Fa-boo-lous Fifth Grade Music at CAST

Fifth-graders at CAST practiced playing some spooky Halloween music during their Fine Arts classes in October. In Dr. Irwin’s music class, students played hand drums, tambourines, triangles, and claves along with the Silly Symphony Skeleton dance. In Mr. Guess’ instrumental ensemble class, students combined the guitar, keyboard, xylophone, and the Nuvo Dood in an awesome arrangement of “Monster Mash.” Boo-tiful job, Performers!

Homecoming Game Honor Guard

On Friday, October 30, 2020, the Port St. Lucie Jaguar Battalion held its first honor guard to help with the Port St. Luce High School’s homecoming game against Martin County High School. Many cadets showed up to help work the honor guard, resulting in the parking detail working to get cars where they needed to be smoothly and proficiently. The cadet who was in charge of managing the honor guard was Cadet Major Justin Bennett. Presenting the colors was our color guard commanded by Cadet Major Alexis Wilson, accompanied by Cadet Sergeant First Class Mery Fuentes as state flag bearer, … Read More

Microsoft Showcase School Summit

Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies Principal, Keith W. Davis, Sr. and Instructional Coach, Michelle Powers virtually attended an international Microsoft Showcase School Summit on November 3rd and 4th. The focus for the summit was on using Microsoft technology tools and applications for enhancing educational practices and the presentation of innovating ideas that could be brought back to the different attendees’ schools.

Leader in Me Community Day

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies was proud to be the virtual host for a Leader in Me Community Day. The event was attended by school leaders from around our state. The Live Online experience was designed to help navigate this new era of school operations. During the day, attendees learned about the phases of change, how to leverage the 7 Habits in new situations, and collaborate and innovate to find opportunity in these uncommon challenges.

SGAET American History Z-space

While studying the 13 colonies in American History class, Ms. Secrest took her eighth graders to utilize the Z-space lab. The students used the 3D technology to read maps, dissect the colonies into regions, and analyze the climate and geography, in order to predict the economic focus of the region. All of the students really enjoyed the activity, but more importantly, they were able to understand the concepts more deeply and make better predictions about each region.  

SLPS Career and Technical Education and Economic Development Council Host Counselor’s Virtual Healthcare Session

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) partnered with the Economic Development Council (EDC) as an initiative to continue our goals of communicating employment, post-secondary, and scholarship opportunities for our graduating students in St. Lucie Public Schools.  This virtual session featured Mr. Wayne Gent (SLPS Superintendent), Mr. Pete Tesch (EDC President), CareerSource Research Coast, Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital (Martin Health), Indian River State College, Keiser University, Lawnwood Medical Center & Heart Institute (HCA), and St. Lucie Medical Center (HCA).  The participants included SLPS counselors, graduation coaches, and medical educators.