Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Last week, Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince, joined by Board Chairman Troy Ingersoll, Board Vice Chairman Debbie Hawley, Board Member Jack Kelly, Board Member Jennifer Richardson, Board Member Dr. Donna Mills, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Helen Wild celebrated the graduating classes of 2023 at Lawnwood Stadium this year with over 3,000 students walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduation is the culminating event that celebrates and recognizes the achievement of each graduate. St. Lucie Public Schools proudly boasts a graduation rate of 96% at the six comprehensive high schools. Treasure Coast High
The FPWA JROTC Program worked with members from Fort Pierce VFW Post 8058 to place approximately 500 American Flags on the graves of past service members at Riverview Memorial Park in Fort Pierce. It was such an honor to be a part of this mission, in recognizing those who sacrificed so much in defense of our Nation. Huge praise goes out to the following Cadets for volunteering and getting out there in some nasty weather to complete this very worthwhile project: John Strong Kaitlin Simmons Cruz Cruz Tristan Brown Cesar Campos-Rodriguez
Congrats to the students in Ms. Cooper’s class for earning their certification of completion in their life skills class with Mrs. Elliassaint. We are so proud of their hard work!
Cadets from the FPWA JROTC program traveled to Lakewood Park Elementary to work with Ms. Witkamp’s 3rd grade class on another Skills Enhancement Activity. Our Cadets were put into teams with the students, then they participated in a 10-Station “Mental and Physical Scavenger Hunt” designed to promote teamwork and improve problem-solving skills by making it fun. Teams had to complete a physical exercise and mental activity at each station before advancing to the next event. These types of mentorship opportunities not only continue to strengthen our program’s bonds with other local schools, but more importantly they are giving our Cadets
Graduating seniors participated in our first Graduation Walks to our local elementary schools. We celebrated and shared their success of reaching this amazing achievement of receiving their high school diploma. We went to White City Elementary, St. Lucie Elementary, Lakewood Park Elementary, and Chester A. Moore Elementary. It was especially wonderful to revisit the schools that they went to when they were younger. Thank you to the students and staff for cheering on our Panthers as they reach this huge milestone! 🎓
Recently, Weatherbee Elementary Young Authors enjoyed sharing their books with others; both in the classroom and on the morning announcements.
The Port St. Lucie High School Boys Unified Sports Team placed 6th at state competition in the 4×100 Relay race. We are so proud of them and are thankful for their coaches – Valdemar Krigger, Martha DiMeo, and Ann Marangio for all of their support!
Mrs. Menezes’s Science students at Performance Based Academy recently participated in a lab project that combined their science knowledge and creative skills. The goal of the project was to reinforce their understanding of the diversity of Florida’s Everglades, and how different animal species adapt to different ecosystems. Students enjoyed the hands-on activity and were able to incorporate their creative and imaginative skills to create clay creatures that inhabit the Everglades. Mrs. Menezes and Principal Dr. Jamison combined efforts to create a competition to encourage participation. Students enjoyed working on their projects. It was a fun and productive way to reinforce
Congrats to Mr. Wilks for being selected as an Applebee’s Above & “Bee-Yond” Teacher! Students wrote essays about the impact of his teaching. He was awarded a $500 check for his classroom. We are so proud of you!
The Marine and Oceanographic Academy held their annual Bon Voyage Senior Night at The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute! The Senior class celebrated one another and all their accomplishments. They were awarded their graduation cords, superlatives, and shared a beautiful slide show. The students showed their gratitude to Deputy Pate by making her an honorary lifetime MOA member, complete with an autographed life jacket. The Senior class also continued their tradition by passing down the MOA Paddle to the rising seniors.
On May 16th , Lincoln Park Academy hosted its first incoming 9th grade IB Student Breakfast! Current 8th graders at LPA who are entering into the IB program in the 2023-2024 school year were invited to attend a welcome breakfast. Students spent time with upperclassman IB students having breakfast, talking about the IB program, and socializing with one another. LPA looks to the incoming new IB cohort, graduating class of 2027!
Fort Pierce Westwood Academy CNA students completed their first day of clinicals at Port Saint Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare. We are so proud of them as they work to complete this certification!
Cadets from the Fort Pierce Westwood Academy JROTC Program participated in a charity fundraiser event in conjunction with the Fort Pierce Navy SEAL Museum and the Fort Pierce Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club to assist with raising money for the Navy SEAL K9 Project. The initiative helps past and present Special Operations Service Members get specially-trained service dogs to assist them with PTSD, Combat-Related Anxiety, and other types of emotional stress related to military service. 80 participants rode over 200 miles across 4 counties, raising over $4000 for the charity. Our Cadets assisted at two separate locations
Lincoln Park Academy is ecstatic and proud to share that all three high school winners of the Dr. Samuel S. Gaines essay contest are greyhounds! Tasnim Akhter won first place, Garrett Ingleton, second, and Giselle Arana Cisneros won third. Congratulations!
FFA hosted a beautiful banquet to celebrate a great year! Awards were given to students for their achievements, the new officer core was announced, and Superintendent Dr. Prince was inducted as a honorary member of the Westwood FFA chapter.
Fort Pierce Central High School Culinary Cobras catered and served at the annual fundraising event for the Democratic Club of SLC on May 6th at the River Walk in Fort Pierce. The goal of the event was to support and promote voter registration and the right of all St. Lucie County citizens, no matter race, background, or political affiliation, to vote in county, state, and national elections. All funds raised at the event’s silent auction were used towards scholarships for students entering political science and history. Congrats to Chefs Strell and Swertfager and the entire Cobra Culinary program for an
Congratulations to Alexandra Watson for placing 2nd in the Girls Long Jump at the 2023 FHSAA State Track & Field Championships in the 2A classification. She jumped 5.55 meters (18ft. 2.5 inches) which is her all-time career best. She entered the meet ranked 5th among the other competitors.
Lawnwood Leopards use their mathematical thinking and reasoning skills as they collaborate during math instruction. Mrs. Ferrara-Slater’s fourth grade Math AMP Students (Accelerated Math Program) justify their results by explaining their method for solving math problems. Students are also encouraged to analyze the mathematical thinking of others. GO LEOPARDS!
One Voyage Ends, Another Begins The former Fort Pierce Post Office at 500 Orange Avenue turned event venue and hosted the annual Fort Pierce Central High School Band Banquet. Cobra students and their families gathered for a night to remember. This year’s theme was a Voyage’s End, a fitting tribute to a sojourn on a trip of a lifetime. The performing arts instill a greater sense of self in student musicians. The Marching Cobras, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensembles are a school’s version of a home-away-from-home. The arts are that which is permanent in students’ lives. Some musicians started in
On Saturday, May 13th, The Port Saint Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion hosted their annual Field Day. All four Companies competed in a series of athletic events including: Tug of War, Jag Ball, Soccer, Capture the Guidon, Kickball, Dodgeball, Volleyball, and Basketball. Cadets were given a competitive opportunity to showcase their skills against other companies. After all the events, the Booster Club provided cadets with a big meal to congratulate them on their efforts. Overall, Delta Company led by Cadet Major Kristian St. Vil came in 1st place with 42 points. Trailing 1 point behind was Alpha Company in