Free Internet for Low-Income Families

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that 20 of the nation’s internet providers have committed to lowering costs for low-income households, a step that will essentially provide free high-speed internet for those participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. To learn more about eligibility and enroll, visit

SLPS Laptop Return Dates

All students must return their district issued laptop to their assigned school starting May 24 through June 1. Please be sure to bring the power card when returning the laptop.

Officer Visit at CAST

Kindergarten, first and second graders visited with CAST’s very own Deputy Reid to learn more about community helpers. We learned about how to stay safe, stranger danger, and the ins and outs of his many safety tools! Thank you, Deputy Reid! 

Mariposa Elementary’s FSA Student Incentives

A Texas Roadhouse sponsored lunch with Mariposa Elementary’s Deputy Miller! This is one of ten incentives students could receive for doing their best on the FSA! Others included Principal for the Day, Asst. Principal for the Day, lunches with other leadership team members, and taping the Principal to the wall!

Parkway Summer Slide Drive-Through Event

Parkway Elementary School hosted a drive-through event to provide families with resources to prevent the summer slide. Students and families picked up resources for reading, math, SEL, and STEAM to support their summer learning adventures!

Dr. Sam Gaines and WEST Prep Students Discuss Fort Pierce History

Dr. Sam Gaines, local businessman and former School Board member, invited students from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy WEST Prep’s African American History class to tour his childhood home and business and share stories of local history. The students were mesmerized by the depth of historical accounts Dr. Gaines has and the familial knowledge of multiple generations of residents. Dr. Gaines shared his memories of a segregated Fort Pierce and the progress through his lifetime. Stone Brothers Funeral Home was a beautiful, antique-filled setting with historical relics of death certificates, ledgers, and furniture since 1917. Pictured below from left to right: … Read More

CAST Rocks!

“Beat It” by Michael Jackson, “Zombie” by the Cranberries, and “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King were just some of the rock classics Mr. Guess’ CAST Rock Band performed at their rock concert! There were also several keyboard ensembles and solos! We are blinded by all the talent at CAST!    

Senior Alumni Walk Fairlawn’s Halls One More Time

Graduating senior alumni were invited to walk Fairlawn’s halls in their caps and gowns. Fairlawn’s current students and staff congratulated them as they walked. A small reception was held in their honor where the seniors enjoyed seeing their elementary classmates and their 5th grade pictures on display! We are so proud of each of them and wish them much success in their futures.

Fort Pierce Central High School Nursing Assistant Program Makes History

The Nursing Assistant students at Fort Pierce Central High School earned their Certified Nursing Assistant industry certification. Students, through this Board of Nursing approved training program, are able to earn this industry-recognized certification for entry-level employment opportunities and/or apply skills and knowledge to further their education. Congratulations to Ms. Lorraine Young and her students!

W.E.S.T. Prep’s Jaime Espinoza-Hurtado Designs

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, the W.E.S.T. Prep Magnet’s student Jaime Espinoza-Hurtado, designed and created a popular PBIS t-shirt. Jaime is pictured with Digital Media Multimedia instructor, Erica Hueter to his right, Dwayne Chapman to his left, and Mr. Thomas on the end. Mr. Dwayne Chapman loves the design and his staff wears the t-shirts every week! Jaime wants to be a graphic designer and works hard in his classes at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy where he’s already earning an Adobe Certified Professional in Photoshop and Illustrator! Jaime is also a budding entrepreneur who now has his own business where he … Read More

Trash Tuesdays at CAST

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Denman and Mrs. Tyler’s class took the initiative to clean up CAST’s campus instead of having recess. They decided to dedicate every Tuesday to picking up trash around our school. They also used recycled containers to plant seeds! 

$75,000 Top Award Goes to 17-year-old Robert Sansone of Fort Pierce Central High School

$75,000 Top Award Goes to 17-year-old Robert Sansone of Fort Pierce Central High School for a pioneering invention to improve electric motor efficiency in the largest international STEM competition for teens. TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2022) – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Society for Science (the Society) announced that Robert Sansone, 17, of Fort Pierce, FL, won the $75,000 top award in the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), the world’s largest global high school competition, for a project that explored high-efficiency alternatives to induction motors. Other top prizes went to projects in … Read More

FPC Culinary Cobras Delight Fundraising Attendees!

FPC Advanced Culinary Students cooked and served dinner and desserts for the annual fundraising event of the Democratic Club of St. Lucie County at River Walk in Fort Pierce on Friday, May 6, 2022. The meal included:  antipasto charcuterie board, fruit salad, tossed salad, roast pork loin with an apple/bacon/onion sauce, roast turkey with herb gravy, roasted vegetable medley, parmesan butter mashed potatoes, pasta station cooked to order with marinara sauce, or alfredo sauce, and assorted desserts made by Culinary 1 Students.

SLPS Adds Translation Feature to District Website

St. Lucie Public School announces a new feature to the District website! Simply click the flag icon in the upper right corner next to the search bar and choose from a wide selection of languages to have the page instantly translated!

CareerSource Research Coast Extends Deadline for Summer of Success

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., CareerSource Research Coast (CSRC) has extended their deadline to May 20 for signing up for the annual Summer of Success program. “Summer of Success is a great opportunity for teens to get a taste of various types of employment they may not have known were available to them while earning a paycheck as well as learning financial responsibility with budgeting and saving,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of CSRC. The 2022 Summer of Success internship program is free of charge and open to young adults between the ages of 16 – 21 that reside in St. Lucie … Read More

Southport Middle School Celebrates Readers at Level Up Luncheon

Southport Middle School’s top readers recently gathered for a Level Up Luncheon in the media center to celebrate their accomplishments and be rewarded for their achievements in the Reading Plus program. Several students celebrated leveling up by reading over 100 See Readers in the program and some of our students surpassed all the lessons in the program leveling up well above their goals. Principal Nicole Telese was there to serve up pizza and lemonade and congratulate students for all their levels of accomplishment. A huge thanks to everyone, including the café, teachers, media, and support staff across campus, who were … Read More