St. Lucie Public Schools’ Angela Patton Named as Florida’s 2023 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

  St. Lucie Public Schools is pleased to announce that Angela Patton, our esteemed Assistant Principal from Mariposa Elementary School, has been awarded the title of 2023 Florida Assistant Principal of the Year at the Florida Department of Education Reception in Orlando. Ms. Patton is currently the Assistant Principal at Mariposa Elementary School. Her exceptional leadership qualities and dedication to the St. Lucie Public Schools community are just a few reasons why she is receiving this recognition. Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince stated, “Ms. Patton has been an invaluable member of our administrative team for the past 8 years, and … Read More

Mosaic Owls Showcase Science Exploration at Earth Day 2023

Teachers and students at Mosaic Digital Academy know how to celebrate Earth Day in a big way! So much fun at the Oxbow Eco-Center Earth Day Festivities on April 22nd, with our student volunteers, Kyle Thompson (pictured explaining the microscope station with 5th-grade student Ronette), Sydney Saunches-Romero, Jaela English, Aniyah Mathis, Yajaira, and Derica Stewart assisting with the microscope viewing center, the caterpillars, and our trivia game!

FPC Health Sciences & Cox Science Center

Health Sciences teacher Mrs. Barbara Charles and the FPC Medical Academy students traveled to the Cox Science Center in West Palm Beach for a day of interactive learning. Forty-two students got a hands-on learning experience by engaging in a Brain in Action lab and performing pig dissections. This field trip was the first of its kind for FPC’s Medical Academy and Mrs. Charles hopes to create a long-lasting partnership with the Cox Science Center for many future collaborations.  

FPC Flag Football

District Champs! The FPC 2022 Flag Football team earned their name in legacy lights! The dream team is comprised of 9th-12th grade friends, sisters, and teammates. From February through April players condition, practice, and put in the effort for greatness. Junior Alyssa Llanos has been playing flag football since middle school and shares that the team’s victory is one shared by all. Coach Clementz followed the players from middle school to high school, with dedication not often seen. Llanos fondly shares that Coach Clementz brings passion to the team and all the players feel his joy from running practices to … Read More

Palm Pointe 2nd Graders Learn about Butterflies

For the past 3 weeks, Palm Pointe second graders have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Students researched and wrote about the 4 stages of a butterfly metamorphosis. Finally, students were elated to observe butterflies in their natural habitat. Our community field trip gave our kids the opportunity to witness the signs of spring through a scavenger hunt at the Butterfly Garden in Bedford Park.

FPC Winners from Annual Arts & Essay Contest

Fort Pierce Central students accepted awards and honors at the annual Black History Creative Arts and Essay Contest from Florida’s Southern District Court. Winners include Gabriela Menjivar $300- 1st prize and Tyler Corey $150- 2nd prize. Mrs. Denise Peschio is very proud of our Cobras!  

Senior Pep Rally & Field Day at FPWA

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy Seniors enjoyed a spectacular pep rally and field day! Tug of war, an obstacle course, and the hula hoop shuffle were just a few of the fun activities planned! The day was spent celebrating the amazing class of 2023!!

Career & Technical Education Entrepreneurship Showcase

Students from St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Career & Technical Education programs showcased their business ideas during the Entrepreneurship Showcase held at the district office.  During this event, students presented their entrepreneurship business plans, food truck business concepts, and more to our panel of judges.  This event is a direct connection to the grant awarded to SLPS’ Career & Technical Education (CTE) department.  The CTE team applied for a grant from the Florida Department of Education and was awarded funds to support CTE teachers and students in the classroom to promote entrepreneurship.  Students are now connected with industry partners, Junior … Read More

Lawnwood Leopards Love Daily Read-Aloud Time

Ms. Owen’s third-grade students are enjoying Mr. Popper’s Penguins. The read-aloud provides the opportunity for students to read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.  It also enhances their accuracy and fluency skills. GO LEOPARDS!

SLW Centennial High School’s NJROTC Navy Eagles “Black Talon” Company holds its Annual Military Ball

The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC Navy Eagles “Black Talon” Company held its Annual Military Ball on Friday, April 14th, 2023.  The “Black Talon” Unit held the event at the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa located in Jensen Beach. The event started at 5 PM with a “Social Hour” so cadets, parents, and school officials could mingle and socialize. Then, at 6 PM, the “Receiving Line” formed, consisting of the “Black Talon” Commanding Officer, c/LCDR Nikolas Ramirez and his guest Daniella Ramirez, SLW Centennial Assistant Principal Sandra Oliveira, Principal Andrea Popwell, and Senior Naval Science Instructor Lieutenant Victor L. … Read More

Palm Pointe First Graders are “Down on the Farm”

First-grade students at Palm Pointe had a fun morning on the farm as they rotated through three stations – the Feeding Trough, Billy Goats Problem Solving, and Old MacDonald’s Farm, where students met Farmer MacDonald himself. It was a great morning of learning about farms, animals, and crops using our math and reading strategies!

PSLHS Culinary Students Compete at SkillsUSA

Three Port St. Lucie High School culinary students participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition. They each prepared, cooked, and presented a three-course meal all in a timed setting while competing against high school students from across Florida in the SkillsUSA States in Jacksonville, FL Chef Roland Foerster, PSLHS Culinary Instructor was beyond proud of the trio who went far above expectations.

SLPS April STAR Awards

Congratulations to these STAR Award recipients from the April 11th board meeting! Congratulations to our STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) recipients for the month of April. This award is given to employees who go above and beyond their required duties in support of the District’s Mission and Vision. #bestplacestowork #slps_florida #wearestluciepublicschools #education

FPWA MOA Students Take Learning to the Keys

Fort Pierce Westwood Academy MOA Juniors went on a camping field trip to the Florida Keys. They camped at Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge. Students were excited to see the endangered animals (Key Deer, etc) and in addition to being self-sufficient (cooking for themselves and setting up their tents), they had the opportunity to snorkel out of Big Pine on Looe Key. There they had the chance to explore a protected coral reef and see a diverse set of animals including manta rays, reef sharks, parrot fish, and more. On the final day, we had an educational Kayak tour through … Read More

Manufacturing/Engineering Career Day

St. Lucie Public Schools’ Manufacturing and Engineering Program Advisory Board hosted a hybrid Career Day at Treasure Coast High School.  Colleen Gill from CareerSource Research Coast as well as Bill Wilcox and Brooks Price from Phoenix Metals spoke to students in person while Eric Linero from Jenoptik spoke to the students virtually via Microsoft Teams. A great day for seniors to learn about career options available on the Treasure Coast. Mitch Kloorfain from CareerSource Research Coast took the photos. Following the meeting, Treasure Coast High School Culinary Arts Program served a delicious breakfast to the Advisory Board. Big thanks to Chef … Read More

West Gate K-8’s Educational Garden is Getting a Facelift

West Gate K-8 faculty and staff are partnering with UF IFAS Family Nutrition Program, PTO, SLPS Child Nutrition Services, and the Department of Health to RE-vitalize the campus garden. Our goal is to provide farm-to-table experiences for all of our students with an emphasis on healthy living.   We received our first donations and are on our way to a beautiful educational space on our campus. We kick off the project on Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day.  Pictured are Michelle Estrella (ELA teacher), Victoria Randolph (Interventionist), Lucille Nembhard (Para), Kim Moore, and Jennie Buntin (UF). Absent are Evan Jones (OT), Jason … Read More

The Jaguar Battalion Excels at States

On Saturday, April 15th, the Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion competed in the Florida State Drill meet at George Jenkins High School after placing 1st in the Area 3 Drill Meet in Jupiter. Our Female and Male teams competed against 120+ of the best JROTC programs in the state of Florida. We competed in Unarmed/Armed Squad, Unarmed/Armed Platoon, Solo, Dual, Squad, and Platoon Exhibition Drill. The competition went fantastic as the Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion managed to achieve multiple top 10 finishes and finish the JROTC drill season on a positive note.

Florida Prepaid Plan Open Enrollment

Look at the calendar! Somehow, another school year is almost over, and you realize just how fast time goes when you’re a busy parent raising a family. The days can feel long, but we only get so many spring breaks and summers before they’re graduating high school. This is why our partner, Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, encourages families to get an early start on college savings. Even if you aren’t sure what your child will ultimately do for postsecondary education, 529 Prepaid Plans are built for flexibility across many educational paths. And the earlier you save, the more affordable … Read More