St. Lucie Public Schools is pleased to provide you with this Back to School Quick Guide filled with important information for parents and students. Did you know? SLPS Ranks 1st on the Treasure Coast for Overall Student Performance SLPS Ranks 5th in the State for Career and Technical Education SLPS Ranks 12th in the State for Middle School Acceleration SLPS Ranks 13th in the State for Graduation Rate Cambridge International’s District of the Year for 2022 and 2020 Named a District of Distinction 2023-2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR Access the full SLPS 2023-2024 school year calendar here: https://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/School-Calendar-2023- Families – please be
The Treasure Coast High School cheer squad had an excellent time at the UCA cheer camp for summer conditioning. They earned multiple recognitions, including best overall program and best school traditions. The cheerleaders also placed 2nd in best pyramid routines. TITAN BORN, TITAN BRED!
The Treasure Coast AFJROTC, POW/MIA Honor Guard was asked to travel to Chicago this past summer by the Folds of Honor National Organization for their gala held in the Aon Grand Ballroom at the Navy Pier. Folds of Honor raises money as a non-profit organization providing thousands of scholarships each year to children of wounded and fallen service members and first responders. While in Chicago the team had the opportunity to take in the sites of Chicago as well as perform a special tribute to our nation’s flag, a salute to the armed services, and a Prisoner of War/ Missing
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,
Florida International University held a summer internship program for students from St. Lucie Public Schools. There were ten students selected. This internship was a 5-week biomedical research training at Florida International University (FIU) Center for Translational Sciences (CTS) from June 5th – July 14th. Students conducted research in areas spanning the biosciences, biomedicine, and data science. They were able to master basic research techniques, develop scientific reading and writing skills, and communicate challenging scientific concepts to general audiences. Students demonstrated these skills by working with FIU CTS researchers, trainees, and staff and then presenting their findings to the research team
Southern Oaks Middle School hosted its 6th-grade transition camp to throngs of parents and students. On Wednesday, July 25th, the SOMS campus hosted two well-attended sessions for welcoming incoming 6th graders and their families, one in the morning and one in the evening. Attendees were able to see the inner workings of their new school. They were also able to meet and spend intimate time with key individuals and the campus. The principal, Henry Sanabria, gave an opening welcome presentation to everyone; then, parents and students were led on guided tours to three different workshops offered in rotations. The workshops
St. Lucie Public Schools’ Office of Teaching and Learning has launched a College and Career Development Workshop Series: What Parents Need to Know. These workshops are geared for parents of 9th-12th grade students. The first workshop was held on July 18th at the SLPS District Office. The first topic of the evening was College 101 presented by Kayleigh Nemo, District College and Career Advisor. The second topic of the evening was Dual Enrollment 101 presented by Monica Brooks, Guidance Director at Port St. Lucie High School. Dr. Beth Amey, IRSC Pruitt Campus Director, was in attendance to speak about Florida
Weatherbee Elementary welcomed their incoming Kindergarten Mariners during a “Sailing into Kindergarten” themed event. Parents and students met their teachers, new Principal, and other staff members. After learning about the school’s expectations, schedules, curriculum, and much more, each student received a Take Home Learning Kit for Literacy and Math. The students were so excited, and the parents were thankful for these free tools to help them support their children’s learning at home. Finally, they visited their classrooms and made a sailboat craft.
During the Career Connect Conference, SLW Centennial High School student Janelle Palmer won a day with Kelley Higney, CEO of The Bug Bite Thing, a $40 million St. Lucie company that appeared on Shark Tank. Janelle took advantage of the opportunity over the summer and had the opportunity to spend the day learning firsthand about entrepreneurship and running a multi-million dollar business.
Congratulations to Titan Swim Coach Dennis Connolly for being inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. We look forward to Coach Connolly leading our team to a fantastic swim season. TITAN BORN TITAN BRED!
Lakewood Park staff made some very special summer visits. Staff members hopped on a school bus and dropped off backpacks with summer supplies and food, as well as celebrated all students scoring a level 5! A huge shoutout to Transportation for supplying a school bus to transport our staff members, supplies, and yard signs! Congrats to all our Falcons for their hard work this year preparing for state testing. We are so proud of you!
Sunbelt Rental recently donated 25 bins of school supplies collected by their staff members and business partners to C. A. Moore Elementary School. Thank you for your support!
SLPS is proud to release its annual Year In Review. The Year In Review provides an overview of the school District’s major accomplishments and initiatives and provides the public with an insightful look into what makes St. Lucie Public Schools a Destination District! Visit http://www.stlucieschools.org to view this and previous year’s Year In Review today!
Did you know that each of our school’s cafeterias has a dedicated baker to make fresh baked menu items for our students? Last week our bakers were hard at work training to ensure the highest quality products are served at each of our schools. All of our bakeries are made with whole wheat and comply with the National School Lunch Program guidelines.