Gaines Academy March Madness

Samuel Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies kindergarten has officially started their March Madness sight word fun!!! For each word a student earns, they will get to take one shot. With every three shots they earn, they move up on the winner’s bracket until we have a sight word champion!

Bayshore Jaguars Showing Kindness Matters

Mrs. Percy’s students created an interactive Kindness Wall with her 1st and 5th graders in hopes to spread more kindness! This interactive wall helps students to remember kind words or demonstrating kind actions. Mrs. Percy has taught her students the difference between kind and nice. Students created a Circle Map to brainstorm ways to show kindness and then watched a video to expound on details. Students reflect weekly to identify one act of kindness (verbal/action) they have demonstrated. Each week, they are given a post-it note(s) to add to our Kindness Board. Our goal is to fill in all the … Read More

A “Day in Court” at Mariposa Elementary

5th grade Mariposa Elementary students participated in a “Day in Court” to argue their opinion papers for writing. Prosecuting attorneys argued against a topic, Defense attorneys argued for and each side had to provide supporting evidence to convince the jury of their reasoning. Jury members followed a rubric for evidence, discussed the outcomes of the arguments, then shared the verdict with the “Judge” of which side provided the strongest case. A great day of learning!

St. Lucie Medical Center’s DEI Forum

St. Lucie Medical Center’s physicians and medical residents hosted a virtual DEI forum for St. Lucie Public School’s Health Science, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinarian Assisting students. Students were engaged in a presentation and discussion on steps to take academically in accomplishing their goals to become a physician. Thank you to Dr. Tim McNamara, Dr. Kara Mann, Dr. Josephin Mathai, Dr. David Nguyen, and Dr. Thomas Matese for putting this session together for Career and Technical Education students and being a sustained business partner.

Gaines 1st Place in Microbiology

Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies 7th grader, Yeilianis Nicol Torres won first place in the Microbiology category of the St. Lucie County STEM Fair! Her project, “Where Are the Germs” investigates where the truly dirtiest locations are in a school. She will be continuing on to the state competition in Lakeland, Florida.

WEST Prep Sweeps St. Lucie County Fair Ag Awards

The time and effort our Ag panthers put in each year is impressive and this year it all paid off. While all exhibitors from FFA and 4H from across the area did an incredible job, WEST Prep swept the top awards and we could not be more proud of them. Grand Champion Heifer- Philip Black Reserve Grand Champion Heifer- Reed Blankenbaker Sr I- Grand Champion Grooming- Philip Black SR I- Reserve Grand Champion Grooming- Allison Kohler Sr I- Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship- Allison Kohler Sr II- Grand Champion Grooming- Reed Blankenbaker Sr II- Reserve Grand Champion Grooming- Elizabeth Rufo Sr … Read More

WBE Celebrates Read Across America

Weatherbee students and staff celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Suess by reading on the morning show. Mariners enjoyed dressing up in their Dr. Suess inspired shirts, hats, and outfits.

CAST K-2 Spring Show

We are so proud of our K-2 performers, they did an amazing job in their Spring Show! They danced, sang, and acted beautifully! Students wore costumes created by the Elementary Visual Arts class. Thank you to the Fine Arts teachers for leading them!  

Gent and Prince Provide Update to EDC

Last week, Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince had the honor of presenting to the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council at their monthly meeting.  Superintendent Gent shared the most recent record-breaking graduation rates with the audience. He also reflected on his last seven years as Superintendent focusing on the importance of professional development of school leaders and the success in the District’s CTE Programs. Dr. Prince, the incoming Superintendent, shared his vision with the audience focusing on his own experience as a parent with students in the district and their successes along with his commitment … Read More

SLPS High Schools Receive High Ratings During The Music Performance Assessment

St. Lucie Public Schools celebrates the hard work of its high schools during the Music Performance Assessments. 6 high schools took 10 bands to the MPAs and received 5 Excellent and 5 Superior Ratings. Congratulations to all our schools! Fort Pierce Westwood Academy | West Prep Concert Band Superior Rating Fort Pierce Central High School | Symphonic Band Superior Rating Fort Pierce Central High School | Concert Band Excellent Rating Lincoln Park Academy | Wind Ensemble Excellent Rating Port St. Lucie High School | Wind Ensemble Superior Rating Port St. Lucie High School | Symphonic Band Excellent Rating St. Lucie … Read More

SLPS Kindergarten Round-Up Open Enrollment

Join us for our Kindergarten Round-Up at these dates and locations: Tuesday March 8 (9:00-3:00) | Queen Townsend Head Start Center ll 2202 Avenue Q., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Wednesday March 9 (8:00-6:00) | St. Lucie Public Schools District Office 9461 Brandywine Lane, Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986 Thursday March 10 (9:00-3:00) | ALPI Child Development Center 198 Marion Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 Enroll Now!:

IRSC Announces Free Tuition for St. Lucie County Students

On Thursday, March 3rd, Fort Pierce Central High School, along with Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, hosted IRSC, to announce the IRSC Promise Program. Now every 2022 graduate of a public or public charter high school in Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties can earn an IRSC Associate Degree at no tuition cost! Learn more at

Sharks’ Got Talent at SLWK8 School!

On March 3rd, St. Lucie West K-8 School’s Drama Department, led by teachers Shannon Case and Lindsey Harris, kicked off our first annual Sharks’ Got Talent show! Students from all grades shared their amazing talents with a packed crowd of parents, friends, and the community. A BIG thank you to everyone who performed as well as all of our amazing adult and student volunteers. JAWESOME JOB, SHARKS!    

Law Enforcement, Navy and Partners in Education Invade NPK-8 for Read Across America

NPK-8 celebrated Read Across America school-wide with the help of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Department, the City of Port St. Lucie Police Department, the U.S. Navy Recruiting Station, the Big Brother Big Sisters of Indian River County, and our partners in education, First United Methodist Church of Port St. Lucie. Overall, the school had 31 volunteer readers who helped spread the joy of reading to our students. The Read Across America initiative for NPK-8 was a three-fold effort that targeted specific grade levels with engaging content and new books to their library. The K-2 portion of the event welcomed readers … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Competes and Wins Trophy at States!

The SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Competition Team competed in the Area 7 Florida State Drill Championships this past weekend, March 5th, 2022 at Winter Park High School in Winter Park Florida. They competed against the best 19 Navy JROTC Units throughout the state of FL. Congratulations to the Color Guard Drill Competition Team! They placed 4th in the State and brought home a fourth-place trophy from States! The team consisted of Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Linarducci (Right Rifleman), Color Guard Commander Cadet Lieutenant Aidan Rossell (Ensign Flagman), Cadet Ensign Nikolas Ramirez (Navy Flagman), and Cadet Lieutenant Commander Gregory … Read More

NPK-8 Display takes Second Place at St. Lucie County Fair

The fair display team consisted of several staff members across campus who came together to build a display that focused on students and their pathways to future careers. The display included life-size student models and silhouettes that represented who they wanted to be when they grow up. At the heart of it all — the dream makers — teachers. Student artwork was also displayed along with an inspirational video that shows NPK-8 staff and students are much more than just athletics, academics, and arts!