“Her” Story Continues to Make History; Conversations with Gertrude Walker, Supervisor of Elections at Frances K. Sweet

Mrs. Gertrude Walker (left) with Principal Makeda Brome (Right) celebrate African American History at Frances K. Sweet Frances K. Sweet Magnet School is pleased to welcome Mrs. Gertrude Walker to speak with fifth-grade student Asja’nice Lewis, about her experiences as the Supervisor of Elections. Asja’nice is preparing for the African American History Gallery Walk honoring local influential history makers. Mrs. Walker has served as the first African American Supervisor of Elections for St. Lucie County for 36 years. What an accomplishment!

Northport K8’s Culinary Students Cater PSL Citizens Summit

Northport’s Culinary Arts program students catered the Citizen Summit the first Saturday of February which kicked off CTE Month!  They held after-school cooking sessions to prepare for the event.  Select students attended Saturday’s event with Mrs. Tredor, Mrs. Butterworth, Mrs. Sharrah, and Mrs. Bailey where they plated and served over 700 food samples to the public citizens attending the event. A big thank you also goes out to Mr. McDonald who stayed late with us to offer his expertise as well.

LPA Students Excel at Science Fair

Lincoln Park Academy Middle School and High School students participate in the the 36th Annual STEM Fair competition! Representing Middle School are Alexander Derrico, Mia Derrico, Gianna Pizzarello, Mason Ricksecker (6th), Autumn Avilla, Elizabeth Cadosales, Anna Keshtmand, Carmelle Wallace, Amani Webb (7th), and Nash Barcelona (8th).  Representing High School are Lucas Huang, Caitlin Deane, Sydney Daniel, David Geraghty, Jesus Rivera Nieves, Maria Nolasco, Lillian O’Neill, Kayla Miller (9th), Victoria Louidor, Jevahiah Septembre, and Alexandria Simpson (11th).  

Lawnwood Leopards Are Studying Earth and Space

Ms. White’s students are learning about the major common characteristics of all planets, and they are comparing/contrasting the properties of the inner and outer planets.  The students completed a graphic organizer, writing task, and an art project to demonstrate their learning.  GO LEOPARDS!

Retired SLC Educators Embrace a Rich History

Dr. Kevin Perry and Chris Craft, SLC Tax Collector Former band student at Westwood High School mentored by Dr. Perry. The SLC Retired Educator’s Association met to celebrate African American History during their recent gathering. Dr. Kevin G. Perry, Assistant to the Superintendent, was the featured speaker. His message, “The Power of YOU, Living Legacies in Education,” resonated with the audience of retired educators and community leaders. This powerful message encouraged retired educators and community leaders to continue to leave a lasting legacy.

FPC’s FAFSA Night Part 2!

FPC’s Ms. Alanis, Ms. Mazzo, and Senior Class Assistant Principal Mrs. Armada hosted FAFSA night Part 2 on February 1st. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid Part 2 at FPC was a success! IRSC’s Financial Aid counselors joined Cobra counselors to workshop with two rooms of Cobra families navigating the online financial aid application process. Additional workshops around St. Lucie County are available to further support and assist parents and families.

Jaguars Conquer JROTC Leadership Camp

From February 17th to February 20th, the Port St. Lucie High School JROTC Jaguar Battalion participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp in Tequesta, FL. The first day at camp, our cadets participated in rappelling down a 40-foot tower and then were separated into their respective companies, where they got to know their fellow cadets from other schools. The second day cadets woke up bright and early to participate in a land navigation course as well as a demonstration on how to carry one another on a stretcher and how to conduct CPR in case of emergencies. Cadets were also … Read More

Cobra Senior Named Scholar Athlete of the Month

Senior Class President Nicolas Tovar recently added a new title to his list of accolades. Nico was honored as February’s Scholar Athlete of the Month from WPBF Channel 25 News & the Law Firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey, & Fronrath. From Embry Riddle Aerospace program to IRSC and FPC, Nico is dedicated to Cobra Nation as the Captain of Band, Cross Country, Track & Field, and the Swim & Dive Team. Along with Captain, he holds many offices: Beta Club President, Key Club VP, NHS Secretary, and SGA Historian. Nico is a designer for the Yearbook and is considering … Read More

FPC Blood Donations Saving Lives in SLC

The Big Red Buses Visited Cobra Nation The Fort Pierce Medical Academy, OneBlood, and Mrs. Barbara Charles would like to thank the heroes who boarded the Big Red Buses to save lives on Thursday, February 1! Over 200 units of whole blood and many apheresis procedures (removing plasma and/or Red Blood Cells) were collected. This result equates to nearly 500 lives being impacted by FPC’s participation in the blood drive! A warm thank you to the administration, teachers, and staff that made the drive possible. Students earned scholarship dollars in Thursday’s blood drive to be used toward school activities such … Read More

Upcoming Dates for 8th Graders

UPCOMING DATES FOR 8th GRADERS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12th Families will be notified of high school assignments through an automated phone call using Skyward contact information. WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19th During the school day, 8th graders will receive their 9th grade course selection sheet or link to the online form and watch a video with course selection and graduation requirement information. FEBRUARY 22nd Open House at 5:30 pm at student’s assigned high school. Students who do not know their assigned high school should contact their middle school counselor. FEBRUARY 28th Return course selection sheet or submit the completed online form. … Read More

WLX Horizon Weekly

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 of Community Connection with Sean Boyle and Ashley Mock and their … Read More

Culinary Arts Advisory Board Members Meet

St. Lucie Public Schools Culinary Arts Program teachers virtually met with their Advisory Board members. Teachers and business partners discussed plans for Derby Day, IRSC Open Houses, the Sunshine Kitchen Cookoff, SERV Safe, and Food Safely industry certification testing. The culinary teachers and students are busy, busy, busy this time of year planning catering events, Proms, sports concessions, senior celebrations, ProStart Competition, SkillsUSA competition, and more.

Outboard Marine Service Technology Virtual Field Trip

St Lucie Public Schools middle school students participated in a Virtual Field Trip to St. Lucie West Centennial High’s Outboard Marine Service Technology Program. The middle schoolers were able to see hands-on activities on electrical troubleshooting, engine mechanics troubleshooting, and marine service lab activities, and ask questions. Big thanks to Mr. Bob Kachanis Outboard Marine Service Instructor, his students, the St. Lucie Public Schools Media Services team for recording, St. Lucie West K8, Southern Oaks Middle, Oak Hammock K8, Dan McCarty Middle, and Allapattah Flats K8 for a great field trip!

Celebrating Growth in Second-Grade

At Morningside Elementary, teachers encourage students to challenge themselves to learn more and grow more than they previously thought possible! In Mrs. Herrera’s second-grade class, students were caught celebrating their tremendous GROWTH in Reading and/or Math according to the I-ready diagnostic assessment. I ready is just one of the ways that students are encouraged to track their progress. When students take ownership of their learning and their success, they see that their hard work pays off in big ways! 💫⭐️✨Way to go BlueJays!

FREE/Low Cost Internet Services Sign-Up Event

Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is geared to those who have at least one child that receives free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Other criteria include being located where Comcast offers Internet service. This Sign-Up Event is for families that do not have Comcast services or have not subscribed to Comcast Internet Service in the last 90 days. This sign-up event is RSVP ONLY and will be held on February 28, 5 PM – 7:30 PM at the Treasure Coast High School Gymnasium, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 Comcast providers will be on-site to answer … Read More

Engineering in Kindergarten at Morningside

At Morningside Elementary, teachers teach the engineering design process beginning in Kindergarten. These students in Mrs. Spurr’s MTSS stem group used materials to try to build the tallest tower that could stand on its own! 😍 By working with others, and thinking outside of the box, these amazing bluejays designed and then redesigned until they arrived at a winning structure.  The winner was a structure that was 18 inches tall!

SLWCHS’s Criminal Justice Students visit Keiser University

On February 14th, St. Lucie West Centennial Criminal Justice students attended Keiser University.  Speakers included program directors, professors, a current student, and even the university president.  Students learned about the criminal justice and legal studies programs offered at Keiser and the unique way that students take classes and earn their degrees at the Port St. Lucie campus. Centennial students competed against students from Treasure Coast High School, Westwood Academy, and Fort Pierce Central in an activity that demonstrated the attention to detail required in careers in this field.  This activity was followed by a tour of classrooms and labs. Our … Read More