FPC Student Named Scholar Athlete of the Month

Delaney Bolbach was named November’s Scholar Athlete of the Month from WPBF 25 News and the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Delaney is a highly motivated Fort Pierce Central High School senior. From volleyball captain, band captain, and JROTC, Delaney has set and surpassed her high standards for success. Delaney shared that her parents motivate her to work hard now to prepare for her future. Hard work gives Delaney satisfaction and confidence while watching her growth process. After high school Delaney plans to join the Coast Guard Academy and major in government. After graduation, Delaney has … Read More

Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC and Staff Spread Joy

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion had the privilege to work with Guardians for New Futures and Communities Connected for Kids, to collect toys for kids during the holiday season. Port Saint Lucie High School staff and Jaguar Battalion cadets sponsored many kids to make sure they have a memorable holiday season. We were able to collect over 100 gifts this year.

Westwood Art Students Honor Highwaymen

In conjunction with Black History Month, and the City of Fort Pierce’s Highwaymen Heritage Trail Festival, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy celebrated Highwaymen Week. The Highwaymen were discussed school-wide and to honor their legacy, Ms. Hoots’ Drawing 1 classes researched and executed a series of Highwaymen murals. Drawing 1 students covered a full spectrum of Highwaymen history to better understand who they are and why they are so important to the community. These students discussed the primordial Florida landscapes that the Highwaymen painted and the 13 categories that they fall into: Royal Poinciana, Ocean Shore, Breaking Waves, Fire Skies, Indian River, St. Lucie and inland Rivers, Backcountry, Backcountry Pines, Rivers of Grass, People, Stormy Weather, Moonlight on the Water, and Orange Groves. Students … Read More

No Debate- FPC’s Debate Team Seals the Victory!

Fort Pierce Central High School had a respectable showing at this year’s statewide tournament competing against 64 other schools from across Florida. Congratulations to Makaria Sandlin for taking 2nd place in Original Oratory, Novice Division. This was her very first competition! Honorable mention goes to Amani Mohd for her performance in Congressional Debate. Congratulations to Debate Team sponsor Mrs. Embrey.  

Westwood Students Get Ready for Semester Exams

Students work in teams to review for their semester exam in Physics Honors at MOA. Using white boards, they solve problems to earn points for their team and bonus points are awarded for the team who makes the basket from varying distances. Students in AICE US History review for semester exams using art. Students discuss the legacy of war and its impacts on modern day society. Pre-AICE Biology students prepared for exams by using Quizizz to show what they know – the leaderboard helps create friendly competition as it showcases how close they are to mastery.  


At CAST on December 6, students and families had so much fun at our first STEAM night! Everyone enjoyed a spaghetti dinner and created their very own art bot. All the families did a great job problem-solving and improving their design when creating their robots. This was a great night of arts-integrated learning!

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Earns Distinguished Unit Award with Academic Honors

  The St. Lucie West Centennial High School Navy JROTC program earned the Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors designation. This award is given annually to the top 30% of the Navy JROTC programs in each district or area throughout the United States.  The designation of Academic Honors is awarded to the top 5% programs.  The selection, award, and designation are based on the excellent administration, academic performance, military proficiency, and outstanding dedication from the cadets and staff in the NJROTC program. This is the 4th consecutive year in which the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC program has earned the Distinguished Unit … Read More

Westwood MOA Students Use County Maps in Geometry

MOA Students in Geometry Honors are finding the circumcenter of triangles using our 3 county areas – Indian River, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee. Students have to find the equal distance from points they select using maps. This real-world connection makes their learning more relatable and engaging!

SLPS On Parade for the Holidays

SLPS welcomed the holidays this weekend as Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince, Board Members, and District staff participated in several holiday community parades, including the Port St. Lucie Parade of Lights and the Sights and Sounds on Second Parade in Fort Pierce.

5th Grade Wax Museum Title 1 Engagement Night at Oak Hammock K8

The 5th graders researched and reported on an impactful historical figure. To encourage their use of oral communication, the teachers helped students represent their historical figure in the form of a “Wax Museum” figure and they presented information to the attendees from their research while dressed as their historical figure. Parents were invited to attend this after-school activity.

Port St. Lucie High School Goes to States

On December 3rd the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion Male Raider Team attended the Florida State Raider meet at Camp Flaming Arrow, after achieving 1st place in the Area 3 Raider meet in October. Our Jaguar Battalion competed against the best JROTC programs in Florida in 5 events. Our Jaguar Battalion finished in 4th on a 1.7-mile team run, 5th in a 1-mile Litter carry, 4th in the 30-pound kettlebell carry, 4th in Tire Flip, and 4th in constructing and crossing a rope bridge over a 30-foot distance. The Jaguar Battalion Male Raider Team captured 4th overall.

Palm Pointe Students Learn About Community Helpers

Parents of students at Palm Pointe came to talk to first-grade classes about how they are community helpers and good citizens just like in our book. It was a great way to make text-to-world connections and learn about all the different kinds of helpers in our community!

Westwood Hallway Beautification

Students in Mrs. Hoots’ Drawing 1 & 2 classes painted murals in the hallways to help students know which direction to go and to beautify our campus. Thank you for all your artistic hard work!

Jaguar Battalion December Promotion Board

On the 30th of November and the 1st of December 2022, the JROTC Jaguar Battalion held their monthly Cadet Promotion Board. During the Promotion Board, selected cadets throughout all companies are asked a series of questions that test their general knowledge on what they have learned in JROTC, their ability to recite our Cadet Creed, showing proper uniform wear, setting up a uniform, and conducting certain drill movements. They must meet these requirements to receive a promotion to a higher rank. The promotion board was an enormous success with a 73 percent promotion rate throughout all companies.

Palm Pointe Jazz Band Hosts Ukrainian Sax Player Andrey Chmut

Palm Pointe Jazz Band recently hosted Ukrainian Sax Player Andre Chmut for a musical cultural exchange. During this event, he was able to share his experiences as a refugee and also how he became a professional musician. He also played live music from his new album. The students enjoyed asking questions and jamming with him on their jazz songs as well. Many thanks to Victory musical instruments for facilitating this awesome experience for the students.

Westwood Student Athletes Read at CAST

Westwood football players spent the morning at Creative Arts Academy reading and helping kindergarteners and first graders with their sight words. Our student athletes showcased their dedication to our community through this service-learning opportunity while also sharing the Westwood legacy with future panthers. This event was extra special for several of our players because they went to CAST for elementary school. It was a sweet moment for them to return to their old classrooms to give back to where their success began.

PSLHS Jaguar Battalion and the Big Heart Brigade

Over Thanksgiving break, Cadets from the Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion partnered with the Big Heart Brigade and prepared thousands of pounds of food for Thanksgiving Day. Our Cadets worked 2-hour shifts where they prepared food 3 days prior to Thanksgiving, then packaged food during a 3 hour shift on Thanksgiving morning. Thanks to the Cadets who volunteered and made the event a huge success.