Bayshore receives a $5,000 donation from the new Burlington store! Burlington Stores, the national discount retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 towards school supplies to Bayshore Elementary in celebration of its new store now open in Tradition. A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted the district Communications Office who helped to secure the donation for Bayshore Elementary which will provide $142 in new supplies for each teacher’s classroom. According to Principal Chavonn Silas, the teachers will use the funds on a number of new classroom items including supplies, classroom manipulatives, and materials for small group
Two experts from St. Lucie Public Schools recently presented at the FAEDS (Florida Association of Educational Data Systems) Conference. Julia Hilburn presented on Microsoft Bookings and Calendar-based logs. The session was extremely successful. Microsoft was overly proud and shared the information with the SLPS District Representative. Other school districts from across Florida asked if Julia could partner with them to share ideas. This session received a 5-Star Rating! Sally Vandereedt presented on Power Automate and low code solutions. Many commented that this was a very impactful session asked deep questions showing they were engaged and wanted to learn more about
Third Grade students at CAST learned how animals adapt to their environments to survive. After researching many different types of adaptations, they completed a science task card activity. Students then created their own animals to blend in with their classroom environment using camouflage.
Creative Arts Academy students used their CAST cash to participate in their first PBIS event. Students enjoyed outdoor games, popcorn, and spinning the Wheel of Fortune for prizes!
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is so much fun at Oak Hammock K-8! Coach Nancy Branim and Coach Amber Martin are proud of the 3rd-5th grade students that are learning and practicing healthy habits, developing positive relationships, and becoming stronger. The GOTR group meet twice a week to participate in lessons to lead healthy and balanced lives while practicing for the season finale 5K in November. Our star-powered GOTR team that make us proud are Aaliyah Jackson, Alannah Silva, Alyssa Martinez, Arianna Martin, Brielle McNamara, Janiyah Talabert, Kamila Gamez-Luna, Mia Gomez, and Natalia Gamez-Luna. #GOTR
Fourth grade students compared their observations and used multiple tools as they participated in an egg drop activity.
Sponsored by the Education Foundation, students who present proof of full vaccination completed during the month of October to their school’s administration can receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card while supplies last!
First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month will be “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions” and released information regarding the student art and essay contests and Excellence in Education awards. Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized and celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15. St. Lucie Public Schools will be celebrating through a social media campaign highlighting Hispanic Heritage Facts and notable people of Hispanic descent. Student Contests GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS’ AND FIRST LADY CASEY DESANTIS’ HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ART AND ESSAY CONTESTS Art Contest (Grades K-3) Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady
In an effort to provide easy access for employees, students, and their families to COVID-19 tests, St. Lucie Public Schools has partnered with Allied Health to offer both PCR and Rapid tests free of charge. Currently, there are four locations open Monday through Friday at Manatee Academy, Fort Pierce Central High School, Port St. Lucie High School, and Lincoln Park Academy. In order to return healthy students to school as soon as possible, asymptomatic students who have been quarantined for exposure at school can return to school on day 5 of their quarantine with a negative PCR or rapid test.
Lakewood Park Elementary students and staff kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month by wearing traditional attire or clothing that represents Hispanic Heritage. We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.
Treasure Coast High School’s AFJROTC Cadets participated in honoring Patriot’s Day with a flag folding ceremony as well as a retirement of American Flags no longer serviceable. Each Cadet learned the true meaning behind each fold of the flag and was able to experience just how mesmerizing a flag folding ceremony could be. The United States is the only country who folds its flag in such a manner, and it is important to teach future generations the significance of this tradition. Each fold of the flag holds a different meaning and with these, it touches the hearts of each American
Students at St. Lucie West K-8 School in Mrs. Binns, Mrs. Dahms, and Mrs. Morales’ 4th and 5th-grade classes did an experiment during Science Resource with Mrs. Ramonas entitled “Diving Dolphin” in which they learned all about myoglobin stored in our muscles. After processing the information, they made connections to their learning of whales, seals, and dolphins. The Scientific Method was used and the comparison of data was shared between groups. JAWESOME JOB, SHARKS!
On Wednesday, September 8th, Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion conducted their first Blood Drive of the year. The Blood Drive ran smoothly, and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to benefit the community. Thanks to the JROTC Cadets, faculty, and members of OneBlood, we were able to donate enough blood to save over 150+ lives.
The SLW Centennial Navy JROTC took an educational Field Trip to the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, September 16th, 2021. The unit had an outstanding time learning the history of the “space race” by starting their field trip at the Heroes & Legends building featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The Tour continued to the Apollo/Saturn V Center where they learned about the challenges associated with landing the first man on the moon. They concluded their field trip at the Journey to Mars exhibit, where they learned NASA’s challenges in developing human colonies not only on closest celestial
Students in Ms. Blackburn’s 6th grade Science Resource class are learning about turtles, their habitats, and threats against them. The photo shows students measuring and weighing their turtles to see if they need to be brought in for rehabilitation. Students got to use the same equipment that marine biologists use on the turtles and loved doing it. This great hands-on activity is through the Traveling Trunk Program.
Students in Mr. Sparacio’s 7th Grade Civics class took an interactive approach to learn about the Declaration of Independence. Students watched a parody music video, “It’s Too Late to Apologize Declaration” as they created the Ultimate Break Up Letter to King George the III annotated to the song’s lyrics. The students were engaged in their learning while analyzing the ideas and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence. They were challenged to work collaboratively to describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
SGAET AVID students are practicing their verbal communication skills by describing an unknown image to their partner. Partners are working on active listening and asking specific, clarifying questions in order to produce accurate results. Groups were able to reflect on any barriers to communication and improve their accuracy at recreating the provided images with each new attempt. Students also became more comfortable asking specific questions when they were confused, as well as attempting multiple different descriptions in order to connect with their partners. AVID students will keep building these collaborative skills over the next few weeks as they start to
The students in the self-contained unit are reading books and collectively raising tadpoles. They are interacting with the various texts and learning by doing. The most recent lesson focused on students creating their own life cycles. The class can not wait to see the baby frogs!
Kindergarten Colts were real Scientists as they used magnifying glasses to observe the world around them. Then, they recorded their observations. By the end of the day, our littlest Colts felt like giants looking through the magnifying lens!