St. Lucie Public Schools Business/Organization Alliance: Strengthening Our District Through Partnerships

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) recognizes that building strong partnerships with businesses and organizations is essential to supporting student success and preparing them for their future careers. To this end, the district has established the St. Lucie Public Schools Business/Organization Alliance, a program that encourages collaboration between the district and the business community to help support innovative programs, projects, and activities that benefit students, teachers, and the community as a whole. Business/Organization Alliance members can support SLPS through a variety of ways including donating supplies or equipment, sponsoring a scholarship to be managed through the Education Foundation, job shadowing internships, … Read More

FPWA Students Visit Capitol Hill

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy 10th graders Berkley Barnes and Paige Cruse spent their spring break in the Florida capitol. This was Berkley’s 3rd year in The House Page & Messenger Program under Representative Dana Trabulsy. Paige came up to celebrate Ag Week at the Capitol and lobby with the Florida Cattlemen‘s Association. She had the opportunity to meet many of Florida’s most influential and gain more skill sets.

Jaguar Battalion 29th Annual Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2023, the Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion held its 29th Annual Award Ceremony. The purpose of this award ceremony was to award deserving Cadets for their service, loyalty, personal appearance, character, and knowledge of JROTC, as well as their outstanding achievements in and outside the program. Over 40 awards were presented to our Cadets by many Veteran organizations from the nation.

LPA Theatre Takes on State Festival

LPA Theatre Troupe 6958 attended State Festival over spring break in Tampa, Florida. The troupe participated with 6 events. 5 events received Superior Ratings and 1 received an Excellent Rating. Valerie Truby, Cael Fevrius, and Tyler Daniel all received Top Honors on their pieces. It was an exciting week that included their Large Group Musical performing for thousands of Thespians!  

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Participates in Southern Oaks Discovery Day

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC participated in Southern Oaks Middle School’s Discovery Day on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023. The SLW Centennial Cadets that participated (pictured above from left to right) were Cadet Petty Officer First Class Alesha Alexandre, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jade Sikorski, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Aidan Rossell, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Justin Lotak, and Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sharpe.     The cadets introduced the middle school students to basic drill, armed exhibition drill, and physical fitness exercises as well as answered questions about what it’s like to be a part of the Navy … Read More

OHK8 First Grade Students Celebrate 120 Days of School

Oak Hammock K-8 first-grade students were creative in showing their excitement for the 120th day of school. Some students created hats while others put special messages on t-shirts. Here is what the students had to say: “I am 120 days brighter”, “I crawled my way through 120 days”, and “120 days of school and I am still loving it.” The students are determined to make strides as they get closer to the end of the school term.  

Jaguar Battalion Cleans the Community!

On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion cadets conducted a car wash fundraising event at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. Cadets were split into 2 different groups of washing and drying in order to get through as many cars efficiently. Our cadets were able to successfully wash many cars over the span of four hours.

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy Students Excel at States

Congratulations to the following band students on their ratings at State Solo and Ensemble: Breauna Daniels-Cook, Flag Solo-Excellent Cassidy Wilson, Dance Solo-Excellent Shamarri Simmons, Dance Solo- Superior Indoor Guard-Excellent Breauna Daniels- Cook Jazmyne Jones Isabella Mascitelli Jamaria Moody Serenity Smith Iyunna Ross Cassidy Wilson Yolanda Ferguson   Janiel Figueroa, Tuba Solo- Excellent Nahum Auguste, Clarinet Solo -Superior Olivia Leon, Piano solo – Superior with distinction Brass Sextet-Superior Joandre Sanchez, Trumpet Hailey Sheehan, Trumpet Nailah Auguste, Horn in F Gabriel Andouche, Trombone Charisma Youngblood, Euphonium Janiel Figueroa, Tuba  

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Unit Tours Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Station

The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” Unit toured the Cape Canaveral Cost Guard Station on Monday, March 20th, 2023. The unit toured their Operations and Communications Center and received a brief on the responsibilities and daily operations of the Coast Guard. The Unit also toured the United States Coast Guard Cutters SKIPJACK as well as the CONFIDENCE.  They toured the Navigation Bridge, Engine Room, Galley and Common Spaces. The tour finished with a walk through of the Coast Guard small boat responsible for migrant intervention and narcotic seizures.  

Northport Students Take to the Skies

Seventh-grade Northstars in Mr. Fess’ STEM class constructed hot air balloons out of tissue paper, glue sticks, and wire. This project is one of many in their Flight & Space curriculum. The balloons are one stop on the “History of Flight & Space” unit the students are completing.  

Economic Development Council Hosts High School Counselors Bus Tour

The St. Lucie County Economic Development Council (EDC) took high school counselors and teachers on a tour of three employer sites.  Stops included Twin Vee PowerCats boat manufacturing facility, Amazon distribution center, GHO Homes building site, and Courtyard by Marriott where Superintendent Prince and Pete Tesch spoke to the group while they were served lunch prepared by the Recovery Sports Grill. It was a great day of seeing current career opportunities available for St. Lucie Public Schools high school graduates.  Big thanks to the EDC’s Jen Dubey, Rachel Savela, Pete Tesch, and the Porch Factory’s Jim Brann.

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Law Day Art Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, a Law Day Art Contest is being held that is open to all K-12 St. Lucie County public and private school students. Students are asked to submit posters, photographs, or videos about the theme of “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility, and Collaboration”. Winning entries will be given prizes ranging in value from $50 to $200 with $1,000 awarded to the school with the most entries (minimum of 20 entries required). Click on the images below for prize details and official rules and guidelines. For more information about Law Day, … Read More

PBIS Dodgeball Game at FPWA

Panthers enjoyed a great staff vs. student dodgeball game as a PBIS incentive for this quarter! It was an exciting game and we are so proud of our students for meeting their goals!

CTE Month, February 2023

Thank you Career and Technical Education Teachers, Coolest Teachers Ever! CTE Month is observed to recognize the accomplishments of students and educators and highlight the collaboration among local leaders, businesses, and industry partners that contribute to the success of CTE programs across Florida.   Florida has nearly 800,000 K-12 CTE students – the highest in the state’s history – more than 380,000 postsecondary CTE students, and over 17,000 registered apprentices.