As of Friday, February 25th, the SLPS COVID-19 testing centers at Fort Pierce Central and the District Office will be permanently closed. Our site at Manatee K8 will continue to remain open. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for any future updates.
SLPS was on display at the St. Lucie County Fair! Schools created their own exhibits with the theme of “Dream Makers: Arts, Academics & Athletics”, which were then judged. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all schools who participated, the St. Lucie County Fair, and sponsors!
Sixth graders in Mrs. Proctor’s Science class are learning about plant cells and the structure and function of major organelles. To help students understand this concept better, Mrs. Proctor’s classes used watercolor paints to paint a plant cell and its structures. Once painted, students labeled the structures and identified what function each one has.
SLW Centennial High School NJROTC celebrated their Annual Military Review and Inspection on February 25, 2022. Several students were recognized and given awards for outstanding personal appearance for their uniform inspections. Congratulations to all Cadets and Units on a job well done.
Kindergarten students at CAST have been observing the life cycle of chickens and they finally hatched! We named the chicks – “Little Chick, Baconator, Hardy, and Miss Flower.” Students wrote about the chicks hatching and enjoyed petting them.
In honor of National Women’s Physicians’ Day and Certified Nurses Day, St. Lucie West K-8 School’s Kindness Club, headed up by School Counselor Ava Pupuhi, delivered kindness flower baskets on Random Acts of Kindness Day to physicians and nurses at Tradition Hospital. Each student wrote a special thank you and decorated each heart-shaped note that was organized into a beautiful bouquet. The physicians and nurses were very surprised and thankful for such a recognition. JAWSOME JOB, SHARKS!
Lawnwood teachers provide students with hands-on science inquiry lessons. Ms. Jacob’s fifth-grade students are learning how heat and pressure can change rocks. Students applied heat and pressure to starburst candies which deepened their understanding of weathering and erosion.
Second-grade CAST students celebrated 2-22-22 with fun academic games! Students practiced double-digit addition, homonyms, and vowel pairs!
Mariposa Elementary’s VPK has been focusing on things they can build. A lot of the answers have been literal and very common for our students: build a tower, build a castle, bridge. Mrs. Claudia Bonilla has tried to move the conversation into topics that are not as obvious such as we can build friendships, stories, etc. The students were able to review the parts of a story, and/or story elements. They reviewed characters, setting, plot, lesson, and then they discussed how they could build their own story by including some of those elements. The students practiced writing a sentence “I
Morningside Elementary Primary Odyssey of the Mind team built 3 vehicles and created a performance that solved a problem. They made their own set, costumes, and props. On February 12th, they competed in the Regional Competition and were awarded first place and will be heading to States in March! Huge Congratulations to Coach Mrs. LaChance and all our performers- Brody Diaz, Alex LaChance, Jayda Matthews, Benicio Tedesco, Devyn Tran, Pearl Wilks, and Ruby Wilks! We are so proud of you!
Students enjoyed a 90s-themed PBIS event! There was lots of dancing, smiling, and singing along to 90s hits! Students used their CAST cash earned from good behavior to attend this event. Way to go!
Students had a blast at the iReady Carnival. They enjoyed a 22-foot slide, an obstacle course, a bounce house, a basketball inflatable, a dunk tank, and a cold drink and ice pop. Students were required to earn 50 percent of their iReady goal that is calibrated to their individual diagnostic gain based on their first and second diagnostic, NOT their current grade level related. iReady sets an individual customized goal giving every student an equal opportunity to meet their 50 percent goal. Thank you to our wonderful staff for their support in supervising students. We would like to give a
Congratulations to Justine Grenier-Fillion for advancing to the State Science Fair. Justine is a senior at St. Lucie West Centennial High School and is taking both Anatomy and Physiology Honors and AP Biology. Justine’s project looked to identify genetically modified organisms in common corn-based foods such as tortilla chips, corn muffin mix, and even corn flour sold at the grocery store. In her experimental design process, Justine was able to learn about and perform polymerase chain reactions (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and how genes can be modified in organisms. Justine is also a member of the competitive cheer team that recently
St. Lucie West Centennial High Schools’ Law Academy (criminal justice program) welcomed Judge Rebecca White with Anastasia Norman (prosecutor) and Jennifer Nelson (public defender) from the Circuit Court. There was a panel discussion for each guest speaker to explain their roles in the pretrial process and the criminal justice system as a whole. This presentation was very engaging for students as speakers provided realistic case discussion, recommendations for future professionals, benefits and challenges of their career.
On February 19th, 2022, the Jaguar Battalion traveled to Fort Pierce Central High School to participate in the Drill Competition. The females placed 1st in Unarmed Squad, 1st in Unarmed/Armed Platoon, 3rd in Armed Squad, 2nd in Color Guard, 2nd in Female Dual Exhibition, and 1st in Let 1 Squad. The ale team placed 1st in Unarmed Squad and Unarmed Platoon, 2nd in Armed Squad, and 2nd in Armed Platoon. Overall, the Jaguar Battalion performed well in this competition and took 1st place overall.
CAST has spirit, yes we do! Our students have loved showing their school spirit this week. The theme was Dream Makers: Arts, Academics, & Athletics. Students dressed up showing their favorite sports, arts, and what they would like to be in the future!
The Economic Development Council (EDC) in collaboration with St. Lucie Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) department hosted a live session for school counselors, graduation coaches, CTE educators, and school and district administrators. Participants gained insight into the industry, growth, and employment opportunities within St. Lucie County. The presenters were Two Way Radio Gear, Indian River Select, and The Porch Factory. The presentation highlighted the upcoming Ready to Work Manufacturing and Distribution Boot Camp.
First-grade CAST students in Mrs. Lundy’s class drew and drafted their own plans to design a bridge with an underpass. They used a variety of materials to construct their bridges as a team. They expanded their creativity through art, engineering, and synergy!
Lincoln Park Academy had a wonderful time at NatureFest 2022! With over 30 booths from local environmental and outdoor groups, including nonprofits, parks, and eco-centers, plus local businesses, LPA Students4H2O was proud to be at the 26th environmental festival alongside the Lincoln Park Academy Key Club and the Lincoln Park Academy Environmental Protection Club. This educational environmental festival featured many exhibitors that showcased the Treasure Coast’s wildlife, natural resources, and Florida’s great outdoors! We look forward to participating at Water Fest — another empowering community event — on March 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stuart Memorial Park!
Audition information for the Port St. Lucie High School summer production of Grease is now posted on the PSLHS Drama Department website. Auditions are Monday, February 28th at 6:00 PM. Find more information at: www.PSLHSDrama.com