WLX Horizon Weekly Preview

 WLX Horizon is the school district’s TV channel that provides St. Lucie County with instructional television programming, school board meetings, along with what’s happening in our district, and local shows about our schools. WLX Horizon can be streamed on-demand for free via the WLX Horizon app! WLX Horizon can also be found on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Blue Stream Fiber Channel 19, and AT&T TV Channel 99 (under St. Lucie County Community Channels) or check out the live feed. Join us this week for new episodes with Sak Pase with Joelle Saint-Dic, and … Read More

SLW Centennial High School Soars to New Heights with 2022-2023 School Grade

On December 11, 2023, the State of Florida released school grades for the 2022 – 2023 school year.  SLW Centennial High School would like to take a moment to congratulate our amazing students, teachers, and staff because WE ARE THE HIGHEST PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOL IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY and the second highest performing high school in the four-county area, only behind Jensen Beach High School. In addition, we have garnered the #1 position on the Treasure Coast for College and Career Acceleration at an impressive 90%. We are so proud of our students and extremely grateful to our teachers and … Read More

FPC’s FAFSA Night- Part 1!

Applying for college can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Navigating unfamiliar websites alone can be intimidating. Mix in college entrance pressures, financial documentation, and pulling together all the pieces to plan your next four years is a heavy lift. Considering all these reasons and more is why Cobra Nation divides FAFSA night into two parts! FAFSA or Federal Assistance through the Federal Student Aid Program is a complex network of supplying paperwork and time-sensitive applications. Fort Pierce Central works with students and their families to inform, navigate, register, and complete the FAFSA application process.

Holidays Around the World Performance at St. Lucie West K8

Kindergarten, first, and second graders at SLWK8 put on a festive performance for a packed audience. The theme of Holidays Around the World was truly spectacular! Kindergarten took us on a musical journey from the United States to Italy. First grade sang and shared a poem from Israel. Second grade sang Feliz Navidad and shared different traditions from Mexico and China. It was an amazing night filled with holiday spirit!

Central’s College Application Day

Dr. Gregory Dorcelia, ELL/ESOL Counselor and Mrs. Sarah Armada, 12th Grade Administrator, aided by additional translators, hosted the annual college application night at FPC. This event is designed to serve the diverse needs of students applying for college.  Many of the students participating will be the first in their families to pursue higher education.

SLPS December STAR Awards

Congratulations to these STAR Award recipients from the December 12th board meeting! Congratulations to our STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) recipients for the month of December. 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

December Board Meeting Recognitions

Congratulations to those who received recognition during the December 12th board meeting! 2022-2023 PBIS Model School Awards Bayshore Elementary | Silver Fairlawn Elementary | Bronze Floresta Elementary | Bronze Mariposa Elementary | Silver Morningside Elementary | Silver Mosaic Digital Academy | Silver Palm Pointe K8 | Silver Somerset Academy at St. Lucie | Gold Windmill Point Elementary | Gold  November “Aim for 100” Attendance Awards Fairlawn Elementary Mariposa Elementary Palm Pointe K8 Samuel S. Gaines Academy West Gate K8        

Village Green Fire and Ambulance Demo

Village Green students had the opportunity to tour a fire engine and ambulance truck this week. Stacey Carter, from the Fire Safety Program, along with St Lucie County Firefighters, delivered an educational and interactive fire safety message to our students. The firefighters explained the equipment and tools carried on the trucks and the students learned how the equipment might be used in various types of emergencies. This was such a great experience for our students!

Floresta Elementary and Christmas Magic at the Rotary Club of PSL Christmas Party

On Tuesday, December 12, the Rotary Club of PSL hosted its annual Christmas party for boys and girls who may not otherwise receive anything for Christmas.  Mrs. Dohrmann and Mrs. Cortes, our school counselors, accompanied 9 of our Floresta students to this event.  The students enjoyed a lunch provided by the Rotary Club, and had the opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus who brought along a gift for each one of them. They ate cookies, colored Christmas pictures and just had a few hours of Christmas magic.

CAST Rocks Dancing in December

Congratulations to our middle school dancers who participated in Dancing in December. The show was such an awesome collaboration with Treasure Coast High School and Fort Pierce Central High School. They did an amazing job!

Shop with a Titan

On December 8th, the Treasure Coast High School Titan Ambassadors hosted their 5th annual Shop With a Titan event at Target in Tradition.  Each year, Treasure Coast High School students partner with local elementary school students at Windmill Point, Oak Hammock, and Manatee Academy K8 to take kids shopping.  Over the last 5 years, Treasure Coast High School students, staff, and their partner schools have raised more than $10,000 and taken over 100 students shopping during the holiday season! Titan Born, Titan Bred!

Mathematical Sharks

SLWK8 third graders in Ms. Pepe’s class worked on multi-digit addition with regrouping. They did an amazing scoot around the room, working with partners to answer the questions. Way to scoot, Sharks!   

CAST’s Fifth Graders Explore Heat Transfer

Mr. German’s 5th-grade Scientists are currently studying types of heat transfers, which are conduction, convection, and radiation. Today the students are investigating solar radiation by constructing pizza box solar ovens which allow the heat from the sun to transfer onto the s’mores. The most exciting part was when the scientists were able to taste the effects that solar radiation has on graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows!           

McKinney Vento Program Packs Holiday Bags for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney Vento Program, with the help of countless donors, packed Holiday Bags brimming with love and essentials last week. These bags were sent out to the schools to go home with their students currently experiencing homelessness. From cozy Bombas socks to Barnes & Noble books sparking imaginations, handwritten cards, and hygiene items, each bag was a personalized treasure trove. This project is a labor of love, but hearing just one student’s gratitude makes every minute worthwhile. However, this project wasn’t just about gifts; it was about a community coming together to wrap homeless students in warmth and care. Want … Read More

St. Lucie West K8 Energy

In preparation for their upcoming assessment, 5th-grade students in Ms. Herrero’s class collaborated in groups as they rotated around the classroom. They worked to answer questions on different types of energy, such as mechanical, electrical, heat, light, and sound!  

LPA Makes History ~ LPA Embraces Their Past

 Lincoln Park Academy Retires the Jerseys of Some of Their Greatest Girls’ Basketball Stars On November 29th Lincoln Park Academy retired the jersey of 3 of the school’s top girls’ basketball stars in the history of their school. This celebration comes in conjunction with the 100th year celebration of the school. Melanie Densen-Rosier (22), a 2002 graduate, and LaQuita Ball (23), a 2003 graduate, had a career high of over 2,000 points scored during their basketball career at LPA. Brandy Montgomery (11), a 2013 graduate, has the highest total career points for the school at more than 3,000 points. Brandy, who … Read More

Fairlawn’s Art Amazes

Creativity continues as our third grade students paint their slab pottery “fish dishes.”  Mr. Gelardo’s art students amaze us with their talents each and every day.