ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 93.2% while the six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 98% for the 2019-2020 school year. These rates exceed the state average of 90%. This is the 4th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 10th in the state out of 67 districts. Furthermore, St. Lucie Public Schools continues to close the achievement gap as demonstrated by improvement in the graduation rate of Black, Hispanic, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Black
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) recently received approval for its Spring 2021 Education Plan from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). The plan focuses on the continuation of the District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan that was approved by the FLDOE at the start of the school year. Specifically, the Spring Plan focuses on four areas; Interventions, Communication to Targeted MySchool Online Students, Enhanced Outreach, and Professional Development. Interventions St. Lucie Public Schools will focus on closing achievement gaps, especially those expanded due to the 2020 spring virtual instruction, and for students who fell behind. After School and
Lakewood Park Elementary MySchool fourth-graders enjoyed a PBIS event using Microsoft OneNote and TEAMS. Ms. Beaumier keeps track of student and class behavior using Falcon Bank. Once the students have earned a certain amount of Falcon Bucks they get to choose what activity they want to do by voting with Microsoft Poll. Students choose to design and build a virtual Gingerbread house. #FalconPride #FalconKind #HeartOfThePark
The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Black Talon Company annually partners with Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps to collect toys for underprivileged families and children. This year they collected over 600 toys (4 Large Boxes) for the Toys for Tots organization and they have volunteered over 400 community service hours in support of Toys for Tots. The NJROTC Black Talon unit begins collecting toys annually, from October and ending in December, every year. The unit assists in collecting, categorizing, and distributing the much needed toys and cheer to the local area’s less fortunate families and children.
The District Office celebrated the holidays! Employees decorated their offices and hallways and dressed up during spirit week. The staff even enjoyed a holiday meal prepared by the Child Nutrition Services Department. Thank you School Board Members and Superintendent Gent for serving the holiday meal! Pictured above from left to right: Board Member, Jack Kelly Board Vice Chairman, Dr. Donna Mills Board Chairman, Debbie Hawley Board Member, Troy Ingersoll Superintendent, E. Wayne Gent
Treasure Coast High School Culinary Arts Program hosts the 1st Annual Gingerbread House Competition. Culinary 1 and Culinary 4 students participated entering their Gingerbread Houses in the competition and teachers judging the houses. Chef Marianne Daly commented, “It was a fun event and everyone got in the spirit of the holidays!” Level up!
The SEL Department’s presentation at the Excelerator Virtual Conference sponsored by the national organization, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities was well received. Traci Wilke, Director of SEL and the district’s SEL Specialists’ Cassey Chang and Christina Coppola shared St. Lucie Public Schools’ journey in Building Capacity for SEL Across a Large District. Kelly Martin, the Alliance’s Director of Impact for Educational Success shared, “Your presentation was one of the most engaging and enthusiastic sessions of the entire conference, and we are so grateful for the time and expertise you shared with the Alliance network.”
At Mariposa Elementary, 3rd grade students in Ms. Micheal Forrester’s class used cereal to practice finding the area of a rectangle with the Distributive property.
Students in Ms. Ashley Daniel’s Photography course at St. Lucie West Centennial High School participated in a virtual guest speaker presentation with Professional Fashion Editorial Photographer, Courtney Rodwell. This engaging and motivational session included a conversation on skill sets, college, and career preparation for a career in photography.