Army Gives Treasure Coast High School JROTC Experience

On November 9th, the Army recruiters from St. Lucie County brought an armed transport and a flight simulator to Treasure Coast High School. They let our JROTC cadets and some onlooking fellow students fly a helicopter on the simulator and explore the armed car in the front seat, passenger seat, back seat, and the gun mount. They explained each part of the truck and opened their eyes to some experiences they may get from joining the Army. They had a pull-up bar to test our strength and handouts to explain further all the opportunities you may get from the Army. … Read More

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SLPS Educators Share EdTech at D.I.Y. Conference

St. Lucie Public School Educators presented at the D.I.Y. (Digital Inspiration by YOU) Virtual Conference.  Hundreds of educators attended virtual sessions on Saturday morning to enhance their Ed-Tech skills. Dr. Stephanee Stephens, Modern Workplace Sr. Specialist for Microsoft U.S. Education, kicked off the Keynote presentation reminding us to find the joy in teaching by “orienting our attitudes and actions toward what’s possible” as we navigate new hybrid learning environments. Presenters shared fantastic tips on ways to implement ed tech applications such as Canva, Nearpod, One Note, Microsoft Translator, Savvas, Canvas, Bookings and more in classrooms from SLPS Educators. Chief Operating … Read More

Veterans Day

On Thursday, November 11th, 170 cadets from the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion participated in the Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park to honor veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. Everyone was gathered at 1100hrs (11:00 AM) in formation as they spoke about the history and importance of Veterans Day. The cadets were honored to pay respect to our veterans.

Veterans Day Celebration

On Veterans Day, Port St. Lucie High School’s JROTC presented and posted the colors during the Veterans Day Celebration at The Cascades. The cadets ate dinner with the veterans and had a chance to speak and learn about their sacrifices.

Village Green Student Gifts Hometown Heroes

On November 8th, Village Green Environmental Studies School’s own 4th Grader Brianna Bodo recognized several ‘Hometown Heroes’ through her service as a Girls Scout. She presented each honoree with a gift bag including several goodies from the Girls Scouts Fall Product Program. Pictured are Brianna Bodo with several St. Lucie County Firefighter/Paramedics, our own School Resource Deputy Lopez, Ms. Baptiste-Harris (1st Grade teacher at Village Green), and her current teacher Dr. Venzen (4th Grade teacher at Village Green). We are proud of Brianna and her dedication to service through the Girls Scouts of America. Way to go!

Oak Hammock K-8 Students Discover Government at Work

Students in Ms. Tallman’s second grade class at Oak Hammock K-8 learned how to summarize a reading passage to build knowledge about the government from their weekly text.  Students collaborated with their group to identify relevant key elements that allowed them to answer detailed questions about the passage and identify the story elements. Students achieved their learning goal and were able to incorporate the text vocabulary to make oral and written elaboration about our government at work.

Southport Girls on the Run Practice 5K

Southport Middle School Heart & Sole team had an exciting afternoon practicing for their Fall 5K Celebration Run. Southport teachers, parents, and other family members encouraged the girls every step of the way. It was a great day for everyone who attended! Thanks to you all, WE ROCKED THE RUN?‍♀️???  

Gaines Academy Hands-on Learning

Mr. Nicks’ 8th grade science class is back with even more hands-on learning. Students were able to measure and calculate the exact mass and volumes of various objects and substances using several different methods. Students were able to experience using science lab instruments and techniques such as using triple-beam balances, graduated cylinders, and performing water displacement calculations.

Mariposa Elementary Celebrates Literacy with a Book Fair Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate literacy, some of Mariposa Elementary’s 4th and 5th graders participated in a scavenger hunt during the book fair. The hunt comprised of finding historical fiction books, graphic novels, authors with the same letter as their own name, friendship books, and many more finds. Gianni Filippini and Lauren Rocha are seen here recording their answers for the hunt. The top students to complete the scavenger hunt received a prize of their choice from the book fair.  

Samuel S. Gaines Academy Multicultural Showcase

Colt Nation’s fourth grade kicked off its November theme of diversity and inclusion with a multicultural showcase. It was all hands on deck as administrators, teachers, and staff dazzled students with their heartwarming stories and shared experiences. In anticipation of this event, students researched diverse cultures, created personal artifacts, and deepened their application of their Leader in Me habits. The showcase served as a beautiful reminder of unity in action!

Forest Grove Students are #1 in Florida and Georgia on Reading Plus

Mrs. Redic’s 4th period Critical Thinking class at Forest Grove Middle School was the middle school winner of the Reading Plus Race to 21 Competition. The class completed 1094 reading lessons with 660 of them scoring above 80%. That is an average of 60 lessons per student since the beginning of the school year. Congratulations Mrs. Redic’s Class!

Samuel S. Gaines Academy Free Book Fair

The Children’s Services Council, in conjunction with United Way, provided all students at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies with THREE books. All students got to walk through our upcoming “Free Book Fair” to select their books. Representatives from both agencies joined Superintendent E. Wayne Gent to present books to all of our 1st graders. Students were so excited to be gifted with these books! The books were provided through the St. Lucie Reads Initiative. We are so grateful to have been included in this program.

Morningside’s Morning Service

On Sunday, November 7th, the Port St. Lucie Jaguar Battalion presented the Colors to honor all the Veterans during Morningside Church’s morning service. Commanding the Color Guard was National Flag Bearer Cadet Major Mery Fuentes accompanied by Cadet Major Elena Garcia as the State Flag Bearer, Cadet Captain Kristian St.Vil as a right guard, and Cadet Major Christopher Penate as the left guard.

SLPS Partners with Florida Community Health Centers to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students 5 Years of Age and Older

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is partnering with Florida Community Health Centers to provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to students 5 years of age and older, their families, and district employees. Participants can reserve their spot by calling their desired clinic location. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent present to receive their vaccination. For more information, visit the SLPS website at Florida Community Health Centers consent form:

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is Opening During School Holidays

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County (BGCSLC) is opening its doors for non-members during school holidays. The single day drop-in service is free to members and only $20 for non-members at the Westside Club location at 3361 S. Jenkins Road in Fort Pierce. The next opportunity for the all-day Club is Thursday, November 11 on Veterans Day from 7:30 am through 6:00 pm. “This is a fun opportunity for kids who are already Club members to bring a friend to share their Club experiences with,” said Will Armstead, CEO of BGCSLC. “It will be a Super day with … Read More

Southport Middle School Sixth Grade Service Projects

Southport Middle School students focused on a variety of service projects throughout the year. Teams from each grade level selected projects that students chose together that inspired them and benefited the community. The sixth grade Marlins team chose to continue the Adopt a Street service project to help keep Port St. Lucie beautiful. Students from the team meet once a month to pick up litter on the streets around the campus. They cover Morningside Boulevard, past the Morningside Library and all along SE Greendon Road and are devoted to keeping Port St. Lucie beautiful, one piece of trash at a … Read More

Mariposa Elementary’s Storybook Character Day

Mariposa Elementary School’s teachers and students celebrated Storybook Character Day with a parade. They showcased their favorite storybooks and dressed as their favorite characters. In the classrooms, students read their stories to each other, and enjoyed some treats. Mrs. Whitaker and Ms. Patton along with the admin team dressed up as their favorite story book character from the story Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. We even had Dolly Parton (Luca Moore) come visit Mariposa. Assistant principal Angela Patten and Terri Johnson were the resident witches. Bradlie Johnson and Leshauna Thompson stand proudly with their books that match the … Read More