Mrs. Brehm’s 6th Grade AMP Class Has Fun with Fruit Loops

Mrs. Brehm’s 5th grade students are completing 6th Grade Advanced Math Placement work. In this new unit, students explored ratios and proportions through Fruit Loop fun, connecting it to prior units on fractions. Students in AMP love the self-discovery process and Project-Based Learning throughout the year!  

SLWK8 First Graders Learn About Force and Motion

Last week at St. Lucie West K-8 School, First grade students in Ms. Merhi’s MySchool Virtual class and Ms. Wicburg’s brick and mortar class, enjoyed learning about force and motion and applied that knowledge by creating a real-world, simple machine project and sharing with their peers. WAY TO GO SHARKS!    

Education’s Shining Stars Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — In a blended virtual and live broadcast on Saturday, February 6, 2021, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Lauren Kappler took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year.  She is a Civics Teacher at West Gate K-8 School.  Joining her in the winner’s category were School Related Employee of the Year, Maria Carley, a School Assessment Clerk from St. Lucie Elementary School, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Mildred Brown, a Criminal Justice Teacher from Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy, … Read More

Town Hall: Vaccine Myth Buster

Important information from St. Lucie County and the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie Town Hall: Vaccine Myth Buster: February 4th at 6 pm Roger Poitras Annex, St. Lucie  County Administration Complex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, Fl (limited capacity) Facebook Residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine are welcome to attend in person or virtually as the program will be broadcast via the county’s website, Facebook and SLCTV (Comcast 28/U-Verse 99). In-person attendance will be limited to less than 50 people to allow for social distancing. Masks and temperature checks are required. For those watching via … Read More

GirlsWhoGame@Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies

January 28th, was the culminating celebration for the GirlsWhoGame clubs and the completion of their January competition. Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies is the only school participating from Florida and one of only thirty schools participating in the GirlsWhoGame clubs across North America. GWG clubs are sponsored, mentored, and guided by Dell Technologies, Microsoft, and Intel for the purpose of encouraging young girls into the field of STEM.

Weatherbee Celebrates Literacy

Principal Dr. Kelly Nigro and Assistant Principal Mrs. Cassie Fess kicked off a week of celebrating literacy at Weatherbee with a school wide read aloud.  They read “Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun” by Maria Dismondy.  #CelebrateLiteracyWeek,Florida!

Fort Pierce Central Culinary Arts Teacher Hosts Virtual Field Trip

Cindy Swertfager, Culinary Arts Instructor at Fort Pierce Central High hosted a virtual Field Trip to visit Texas Roadhouse in St Lucie West with General Manager Rick Kirk.   Students from culinary classrooms across St. Lucie Public Schools participated LIVE and the session was recorded for future showings.  Students virtually toured the facility and asked Rick many great questions about his scratch kitchen, restaurant management, and running a restaurant during Covid19. Big Thanks to Texas Roadhouse Community Outreach Director Sarah Kirk for coordinating the trip!   Level up CTE!

Port St Lucie Technical Design Students Create Flash Drive Organizers

John Picchiarini, Port St Lucie High Technical Design instructor and his students had a big problem to solve. Students needed a dependable yet accessible place to save their Autocad designs and computer work.  Flash drives solved the problem but they needed a home.  The student team used critical thinking skills and 3D Printer to create flash drive organizer.  Wow!  Stay tuned for more to come from the Technical Design crew including Race Cars in May.  Level Up CTE!  

Fort Pierce Central’s Health Science Classes Connect Virtually with Indian River State College

Ms. Barbara Charles, Health Science Educator at Fort Pierce Central High School, hosted a virtual session with Ms. Michelle Cuba from Indian River State College’s Health Science department.  This event included all Ms. Charles’ face-to-face and virtual classes.  Students learned about the various programs, prerequisites for admission, and watched ‘Live in the Lab’ to have a full experience of a field trip through a virtual setting.  

St. Lucie County Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

As one of the largest private scholarship programs in St. Lucie County, the Education Foundation awards approximately 60 scholarships each year thanks to our many donors, such as Aaron Project. Online applications are now being accepted through March 21st and awards will be announced on May 3, 2021. All graduating seniors in St. Lucie Public Schools are invited to apply at The 2021 Scholarship Guide is provided by the Education Foundation and is now available to view at The guide lists all scholarships available through the Foundation and many other local scholarships, serving as a vital tool in … Read More

SLWK8 Students Learn All About Energy During PE

St. Lucie West K-8 School’s third, fourth and fifth grade students learned all about potential energy, transfer of energy and kinetic energy during P.E. using balls and movement. JAWSOME JOB AND SUPER ENGAGING SHARKS!

SGAET Cleartouch Boards

Samuel S.Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies’ first grade students were able to divide their new Cleartouch interactive board into different centers to be used at the same time! Students played baseball while also calculating equations to determine a sum. They used digital pictures of animals to associate with scientific words. Finally, students sorted pictures to understand the differences between fruits and vegetables while also sorting short and long vowels.

Artists “Among Us” Oak Hammock K-8 Middle School Art Project

First year art students in Ms. Douglas’s art class were challenged with creating their own “Among Us” online game character. Students combined artist styles and visuals from this popular game to produce their masterpiece. The project required students to choose an artist from an 8-poster panel and incorporate characteristics from this artist into their artwork by using enlarging techniques. The student’s final design was individualized by choosing a specific art media and using craftmanship practices.

CAST Students Share Their Love of Reading

To kick off literacy week, students at CAST shared their favorite book and explained why they enjoy reading it. The book recommendations encouraged learners to have conversations about different genres.    

Morningside Elementary Students Exercise Their Brains!

Fifth Grade students in Coach McKenna and Coach Sides’ MTSS group participated in a fun and engaging coordinate graphing activity on Friday in the PE area. Students had to pick a cone and name the coordinates. Once they lifted the cones, students either found prizes or a chance to roll the exercise cube.

Allapattah Flats K8 Hold a Science Vocabulary Parade

Science vocabulary words came to life at Allapattah Flats K-8 on January 27th! Elementary students and staff had fun and remained safe as they marched in outdoor parades. Everyone enjoyed showing off the words they learned by dressing up or sharing their display boards. We had a great time coming together to celebrate science and literacy!