Redefining the Learning Environment

Lincoln Park Academy’s IB Biology Seniors learned the Mark-Recapture technique at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Over the course of two days, Mr. Messina and his students were able to estimate the size of a population of mangrove snails by capturing a small number of snails and releasing them back into the population. When provided the opportunity, students form a deeper understanding of the content with a hands-on approach rather than sitting in a classroom lecture.

Superintendent Dr. Prince Visits Students at Manatee Academy K8

The favorite part of Superintendent Dr. Prince’s week is when he visits schools! Last week, he stopped by Manatee Academy K8 and had the privilege of visiting both Kindergarten and 5th-grade classrooms.  The students were very excited to share with the Superintendent what they were learning and had the chance to ask him questions about his job.  Dr. Prince had the opportunity to participate in a circle time goal-setting activity with students!  

LPA Runner Continues to Shine

Jacey Lane (10th grade) opened her 2022 cross country season by winning first place at the St. Lucie West Centennial Cross Country Invitational on August 24th.  She also won first place at the Wayne Cross Invitational on August 31st by finishing the 3.1 mile course in her career best time of 20:37.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Pizza Incentives for Attendance at Westwood

Westwood students with zero tardies and absences were entered into a drawing for pizza! We are proud of our students who are proactive with getting to class! Congrats to our winners and thanks to our business partners Big Apple Pizza!

Sickle Cell Anemia Presentation at Westwood

Students in Anatomy class listened to a Sickle Cell Anemia Presentation to recognize September as Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month. Students are applying the knowledge learned in Anatomy to real-world health issues. Thank you to our presenters!

12th & 9th Grade Breakfast: A FPC Tradition

From Outgoing to Incoming: FPC is for Everyone With open doors and open minds, schools across our district welcomed students this year. Some students are new and some students are returning for the last time. A campus becomes a community–a home away from home, and a family when traditions bring us together while differences fade away. Schools become positive places to join or return when staff usher in students, learn their names, and make them feel comfortable. FPC goes farther. The 12th and 9th grade breakfast is an annual tradition that makes Cobra Nation unique. Taking time to form new … Read More

Palm Pointe Students Create Out of This World Art

Middle School Artists studied the use of mixed media to create a unique animal collage with watercolor, newspapers, oil pastels, and India ink. Their creative masterpieces are proudly displayed in the Palm Pointe front office.  

2022-2023 St. Lucie Public Schools College Fair

St. Lucie Public School District is excited to announce the annual college fair on Tuesday, September 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Havert Fenn Center. Over 50 college and university representatives will be there to meet with prospective students. You will also be able to participate in financial aid sessions to get valuable information about paying for college. SLPS students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to attend. Have your questions answered by college and university reps as you speak with them one-on-one. See you at the SLPS College Fair!

Weatherbee Elementary Embraces the Power of Yet

The Weatherbee administrative team read a school-wide read-aloud of the book The Magical Yet to launch the school theme of growth mindset. Students were able to follow along with their very own copy! Classes were also able to take pictures in front of a beautiful sign donated by Card My Yard of St. Lucie.

Testing Coordinator Shines Light on New FAST Assessments

As school assessments roll out across campus, Northport K-8 is taking measures to help parents understand the new testing program, Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST).  FAST Assessments replaced the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), which was the previous standardized state assessment used in Florida. FAST assessments include VPK through grade 10 English Language Arts and VPK through grade 8 Mathematics.  A few notable differences between the FSA and FAST include the time it takes to test, the number of times we test per year and the way questions are presented to students.  The new assessment comes with many improved features that are designed … Read More

Village Green Hosts the NED Show

The NED Show is an innovative, character education assembly. Using humor, storytelling, audience participation, and amazing object lessons including yo-yo and magic tricks, Village Green students learned through the adventures of NED, a character kids (and adults) can relate to. His name is an acronym for: (N)ever Give Up (E)ncourage Others (D)o Your Best The NED Program used a multi-sensory learning model to motivate, encourage, and inspire our students to become champions at school and in life.    

Army Robotics Demo at Westwood

Major Godfrey and Sergeant First Class Lewis hosted an Army Robotics Demonstration for students involved with JROTC, Robotics, and students recently recognized for their PBIS efforts. The students engaged in interactive demonstrations with bomb disposal and surveillance robotics.     

Gifted Teacher Shares Top Three Strategies for Excellent Essays

Essay-writing phobia is a thing. Maybe it’s because curating ideas backed by evidence can be a challenging task, or perhaps it’s because of the strict time limits and deadlines that come with classroom assignments and testing schedules. Generating material becomes even more difficult when you are given a topic you are not interested in.  Many variables can lead to writer’s block, but one thing is for sure: writing is a critical part of communication, and we can’t ignore it.  We decided to talk to one of Northport’s best writing teachers on campus, Kristin Hughes, who draws on a decade of teaching … Read More

Westwood’s Panther Band Practices Habit 2

The Panther Band learned so much from the first game and worked hard to improve their show! Their determination and dedication is everything. The band is focusing on their goals and utilizing Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind. Keep it up!

Oak Hammock K8 Bucket Band

The 3rd-grade students at OHK8 practiced music in resource with Tiffany Allen, the music teacher. They discussed instruments both traditional and non-traditional. They selected buckets as their first instrument lesson due to the school’s Bucket Band program returning in the spring. Students read and clapped rhythms before using their instruments. The next step to their success was having the ability to stay together as a group and control their volume to make themselves a part of a group performance. The last step was to discuss drumsticks and how they would affect the volume of playing. Once they understood that they … Read More