Port St. Lucie High School’s Technical Design students virtually visited A-1 Truss to hear how their high school class is connected to A-1’s apprenticeship. Dawn Riccardi at CareerSource Research Coast, Jeremy Tichenor, and Jason at A-1 Truss presented and answered questions from the high school students.
Teachers from the International Business, Digital Video Production, TV Production, and Marketing programs virtually met with their Business Advisory Board. Big thanks to Shyanne Harnage, Shadia Blair, Nick Brown, Chevelle Lewis, and Matt Stover for their participation!
Performance Based Preparatory Academy has created a student-led newspaper. The PBPA Press released its first issue this past October and the students are scheduled to release one issue per quarter. All articles and topics are student-generated. October’s articles ranged from school updates, Hispanic Heritage Month, human trafficking, for or against masks, dealing with anxiety, and being a teen parent. A huge shout out to PBPA Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Josie May for guiding our students as their Faculty Sponsor. For many of our students, this is the first time they have ever been a part of a school organization
Congratulations to SLW Centennial’s Unified Bowling Team for making it to the State Championship Tournament! In the individual division, Brandie Gibbs placed 1st and Lesley Aparicio placed 5th. We’re so proud of our eagles!
Lincoln Park Academy Orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Laura Hopkins, is pleased to announce that 8th grader, Giselle Arana Cisneros, has been accepted in this year’s Florida Orchestra Association All-State Middle School Orchestra, playing 1st violin! She auditioned in October and was chosen from several other state musicians. She will perform with the All-State Orchestra in Tampa in January during the Florida Music Education Professional Development Conference. Giselle studies violin with Mr. Ben Enyart and is a current member of the Treasure Coast Youth Orchestra. This is the second year that Giselle has been chosen for the All-State Orchestra,
Fifth Grade students in Ms. Broderick’s class explored various applications through Zspace in our Science Lab. They raised questions, analyzed, and deepened their knowledge about the solar system and the sun! Zspace technology encourages and inspires students to interact with the curriculum and to experiment through augmented and virtual reality.
The PBIS Committee hosted a fabulous Fall Festival for students across campus. Students enjoyed games, crafts, delicious snacks, and a chance to spin the Wheel of Fortune!
St. Lucie West K-8 students and teachers participated in a vocabulary parade! Students chose a vocabulary word and dressed up to represent the word. Parents drove through the parent pick-up zone to see students in the parade. Way to go Sharks!
Ms. Blackburn’s Science Resource classes have been studying the water cycle. At the end of the unit, they created clouds in a jar to see the cycle in action. Using hot water and ice cubes the creation of evaporation and precipitation was shown. Then, hairspray was used to mimic dust particles for water droplets to attach to create the clouds. What an awesome STEM activity!
St. Lucie Public Schools celebrates a district first! SLPS High School marching bands made history when all 5 schools received Superior Ratings from the District 13 Marching Band Music Performance Assessment. Congratulations to marching bands from Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, Port St. Lucie West Centennial, Port St. Lucie High School, and Treasure Coast High School. Fort Pierce Central High School Show Title: Heroes vs. Villains Fort Pierce Westwood Academy Show Title: A Visit with Pop Culture Port St. Lucie West Centennial High School Show Title: Becoming You Port St. Lucie High School Show Title: Reign,
The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC assisted the Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida by providing a Color Guard and a Parking Detail for their event. The Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida empowers and improves the lives of people struggling with the challenges of military injury and trauma, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, helping them to connect to a community through the benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies. The program provides veterans and their families the opportunity to learn fundamental horsemanship skills that foster connection and teamwork between horse and human.
Congratulations to the SLPS Schools of Excellence! The State Board of Education designates a school as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for at least two of the last three school years. This program was created by the 2017 Florida Legislature.
The mission of the US Presidential Scholars Nomination program, established in 1964, is to recognize and honor superior high school seniors in one of two categories: 1) Academic 2) Career and Technical Education (CTE). Nominees must have consistently maintained excellence in each component. Christian Baca is representing SLPS for the academic component. As a senior at Treasure Coast High School, his GPA is currently 6.17. He is the Founder and Chair of the St. Lucie Youth Advisory Council, President of the National Honor Society, VP of Student Government, and has earned several awards throughout his high school life. He interns
Lakewood Park Elementary held its Third Annual Vocabulary parade on Wednesday, October 27th. Students and teachers dressed as a variety of words from math and reading terms to science and social studies vocabulary words. All participants paraded during lunchtime and shared their words and definitions. This event is meant to reinforce what the students have learned in the classroom—another great day at our school. Go Falcons!!!!
This past weekend, during a full moon, Lincoln Park Academy Theatre opened the spooky, quirky musical: ZombieProm. This show follows two lovebirds through a journey of young love, unforeseen chaos and rights for zombies. The students performed beautifully and told the story with such conviction and talent. Stay tuned to upcoming show dates so that you don’t miss your chance to see NEWSIES onstage in the Spring!
A New Year, A New Cobra Way Fort Pierce Central High School’s Creative Writing Club (CWC) was started in 2014 by Kelly Addams, a former FPC student and teacher. CWC was created to give students a place to share their writing. Mrs. McPhee has historically taught the only Creative Writing course on campus, so in 2015 Ms. Addams and a student in that class had an idea. They approached Mrs. McPhee about becoming involved with Florida’s Louder Than a Bomb Competition and their first Spoken Word Poetry Slam. Mrs. McPhee tapped Mr. Miserocchi, a spoken word poet, to become involved
Students in Miss Petrie’s class brought math to life as they became the manipulatives in a fun greater than/less than activity. Children moved around the hallway to each side of the math problem to make statements true.
It’s time to celebrate! Thirty-one schools have been recognized for their commitment to excellence and resilience in implementing a school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support framework during the 2020-2021 school year. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools that support everyone – especially students with disabilities – for success! By establishing this framework, the schools listed below have demonstrated a commitment to developing students’ social-emotional skills, making changes to the school environment, acknowledging and celebrating appropriate student
On Unity Day, Mariposa Elementary students and staff wore orange to show that they are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Mrs. Theresa Delancy’s students, Jackson Plantier, Jared Commander, Danica Jonas, Bailey Paylor, Paetynn Brayboy, Malia Johnson, and Tanner Feick are standing up for unity! It was a great day to celebrate Unity!