Sleeve Up, Don’t Wait!

Sponsored by the Education Foundation and made possible by private donations, students who show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 to school administration during the month of October will receive a $25 Walmart gift card while supplies last. SLPS continues to encourage all eligible individuals age 12 years old and older to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Weatherbee Teacher Recognized For Service To Our Country Following 9/11

Saint Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara and Chief Hester stopped by Weatherbee Elementary School on October 12th to present Mrs. Lynnea Lockwood with a laminated copy of a recent newspaper article highlighting her service to our country in the days following 9/11. Mrs. Lockwood was a Communications Specialist in the Army and retired as a Sergeant after spending four years in Iraq. She now teaches Exceptional Student Education at Weatherbee.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Literacy at Barnes and Noble

Mariposa Elementary celebrated literacy with a reading night at Barnes and Noble. The Barnes and Noble evening was a huge success with so many of our family and students participating. Thank you to all who came, supported, and participated that evening. Mrs. Whitaker read two stories and the children were very involved and excited to experience their first read-aloud with their new principal. She was amazing reading “Gustavo the Shy Ghost” by Flavia Drago and “You Matter” by Christian Robinson. Our parents and students were very generous in supporting two programs during the book fair that evening. Thank you for … Read More

Gaines Academy & Alpha Phi Alpha Participate in Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Wynsten Dessources(student) and Ms. Kelly Lynch(teacher) from Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. to participate in Fort Pierce Community Clean Up Day.  Mr. Dessources is an 8th grader and is Vice President of the Student Council Lighthouse Team.

Palm Pointe Artists Show Appreciation for Healthcare Workers

Palm Pointe middle school artists learned about geometry and helping the community! Discussions were had on how the pandemic has tremendously affected healthcare workers. Artists decided to create a sculpture of thanks for their nearby hospital, Cleveland Clinic at Tradition. They brainstormed and problem-solved on how to create a cube out of paper rectangles. Then, they constructed collectively a 3-dimensional heart made out of 115 cubes. Each artist wrote a personal thank you and words of encouragement for the healthcare workers on hearts that were attached to the cubes to make the art interactive. Palm Pointe artists experienced the tremendous … Read More

Lakewood Park Elementary Celebrates Fire Pup Day

Fire and Life Safety Educator Stacey Carter, Fire investigator Joe Cox, and Arson K9 Camy went to visit the students in grades K-5 at Lakewood Park Elementary last week. They explained how Camy is beneficial to the Fire District and also introduced them to Dusty the Dragon. Dusty’s a great teaching tool for Fire Safety. His skit goes well with this year’s Fire Prevention theme, Learn the sounds of Fire Safety.  

Advanced Manufacturing Preapprenticeship Virtual Visit

Treasure Coast High’s (TCHS) Advanced Manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program virtually visited to hear important highlights of the Industrial Manufacturing Technology Apprenticeship. On Microsoft Teams, TCHS Instructor Phil Depuy and his Advanced Manufacturing students stayed in their classroom to listen and ask questions of Dawn Riccardi at CareerSource Research Coast, Jim Brann, and Bobby at The Porch Factory in Fort Pierce. Big thanks to Treasure Coast Manufacturer Association (TCMA) who were instrumental in coordinating these presentations!

D.Y.G.A.R Event

On Saturday, September 11th, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the “Do You Give A Ruck?” event. This honor guard’s purpose was to remember the victims of 9/11 and to ensure their voices are still heard.  The PSLHS JROTC cadets assisted in the setup, marched a mile in remembrance, and helped the vendors tear down at the end. It was a great success for a worthy cause.

Lakewood Park Elementary Start Safety Patrol with Deputy Kasey

Deputy Kasey and Mrs. Livingston held the 2021-2022 Safety Patrol induction ceremony on Friday. Students took an oath and will report for duty on Monday morning! Students had to write an essay and get a recommendation from two teachers before being selected. They will serve as respectful, responsible role models who will help ensure everyone is safe at school.   

SGAET Wave Action

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 7th grade science students used models and manipulatives to learn more about waves and their properties. Students rotated through activities using manipulatives such as tuning forks, springs, and rope to help them process concepts regarding the parts of a wave, wave interactions and model longitudinal and transverse waves. Their teacher, Mr. Breedlove,  used a wave simulation model to help students identify various properties of mechanical waves. The wave simulation demonstration had students mesmerized at how a wave disturbance can be slowed down and investigated!

SLWK8 Students Learn All About Electric Potential

St. Lucie West K-8 students in Dr. Wardwell’s 8th grade Science classes had a “hair-raising” experience by learning all about electrostatic energy! They used the Van de Graaff generator which is an electrostatic generator that uses a moving belt to accumulate an electric charge on a hollow metal globe on the top of an insulated column, creating very high electric potentials. It produces a high voltage direct current (DC) electricity at low current levels. SUPER JAWSOME, SHARKS!

Character Analysis Across Writing and Film Genres at CAST

Fourth Grade students in Ms. Denman’s class have been learning that writers can tell the same story in more than one genre, such as a drama, novel, or short story. As an extension of this unit, students were tasked with comparing and contrasting characters’ words and actions in one of their favorite stories to the movie version. Students had a great time digging deeper into character analysis, not only across writing genres, but also in the film genre!

SLW Centennial AICE Marine Students Explore the Indian River Lagoon

Ms. Willems’ AICE Marine Science students participated in “A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon,” an annual citizen science project where environmental partners, students, and teachers collaborate to simultaneously collect scientific data at sites along the 156 mile stretch of the lagoon. A great learning opportunity for the students.

PSLHS Outstanding Cadet Board

On Wednesday, October 6th, chosen cadets of the Port Saint Lucie Jaguar Battalion participated in the Outstanding Cadet Board (OCB). Two cadets from each company, a Let 1 and a Let 2/3, competed against each other on the OCB. They are also awarded points for proficiency on what they have learned in the program. Although every individual may not qualify for the outstanding cadet, all participants are awarded and recognized for their participation. This is done through promotion in rank and uniform decorations. For this semester’s board, our Let 1 winner was Cadet Private First Class Christian Garcia as well … Read More

SLPS Names Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year!

On Wednesday, October 6th, Superintendent Gent, Board Vice Chairman Dr. Donna Mills, Board Member Jack Kelly, Education Foundation Executive Director Thom Jones, Dr. Jon Prince, Dr. Kevin Perry, Latricia Woulard, and Lydia Martin made surprise visits to announce the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year! Congratulations to Principal Felica Nixon from Lawnwood Elementary School and Assistant Principal Jaclyn Velhuis from Oak Hammock K8 who were selected to receive these distinguished awards!

SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC Provides Stunning Backdrop for Homecoming Court Festivities

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC participated in the homecoming festivities during the varsity football game versus Jensen Beach High School on Friday, September 24th, 2021. Not only did the NJROTC Unit provide a stunning backdrop for the SLW Centennial Homecoming festivities, but they also provided a Color Guard for the Varsity Football Game, a Parking Detail to park all the visitors in the most efficient manner, and also manned and sold items in the Concession Stands on both the Home and Visitors side. It was a very busy weekend for the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC unit this weekend! … Read More

VPK Learns “How to Be” a Friend at Mariposa Elementary

At Mariposa Elementary, VPK learned about friendship and how to make a friend. They also learned how to be a friend. Mrs. Bonilla’s lesson included how friends care for one another, how they are kind, and how they are loyal. Loyal was the word of the week and tied nicely into the friendship theme. The students then created friendship bracelets which included the first letter of their name. They were able to learn the letters of their friends’ names as well by looking at all of the friendship bracelets. The students really enjoyed learning what it means to be a … Read More

Weatherbee Announces Employees of the Year

We are excited to announce our Weatherbee Employees of the Year! Mrs. Jaymee Millett – Teacher of the Year Ms. Cindy Mercado – First Year Teacher Mrs. Francine Squire – Distinguished Minority Educator Mrs. Saily Belfast – School Related Employee of the Year Congratulations to All! Ms. Cindy Mercado, First Year Teacher Mrs. Francine Squire, Distinguished Minority Educator Mrs. Saily Belfast, School Related Employee of the Year